Monday, September 21, 2009

Last minute Show...

Dave Phillips plays the Nymph
live acoustic music, slide guitar prowess, chocolate and wine... who could ask for more?

Friday, September 25, 2009
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm

This fall sees the release of Dave Phillips' greatly anticipated debut EP. Dave got his big break when Grammy winning Producer Ben Mink (Feist, K.D. Lang, Daniel Lanois, Rush) happened across his precocious talent in a Vancouver music store in spring 2008.

Early excerpts from their unlikely studio partnership hint at something special: Is it folk? Possibly. Is it pop? Probably. Will you find yourself singing along? Undoubtedly.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

autumn shows

CocoaNymph is pleased to present our autumn concerts, chock full of local talent.

Saturday October 3rd, 8pm - David Newberry and Janine Stoll PLUS special guest TBA

David Newberry sings songs about the social – the way we move together in our everyday lives; at work, at play, in sickness and in health, under the ground or on top of the mountain, at home alone or wasting away in a crowd at the casino.

Influenced predominantly by the older, acoustic music he heard growing up in small-town Ontario (Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zant), David tries to modernize this sound by accompanying his folk songs with a Fender Telecaster electric guitar and an ever-changing collection of subtle effects.

Janine Stoll writes clever songs, beautiful songs, and sad songs. Considered to be among Canada's finest songwriters, Stoll lives up to her membership in this exclusive club with an ever-increasing catalogue of acclaimed releases and a penchant for writing “the perfect song.” With a voice both vulnerable and unwavering, Stoll can croon with the best of them.

Find Janine here & here.
Preview David here

Friday October 9th, 8pm - David Blair
back ... Endearing and affecting, [Things Left Unsaid] provides listeners an unforgettable soundtrack for any occasion."
-- Performing Songwriter, Mar/Apr 2009

“I find David's songs compelling. They are full of strong intelligent lyrics creating wonderful images and heartfelt moods, all driven by catchy musical hooks with simple but very good arrangements. I am a believer that no one delivers a song quite like the writer and David is singing proof of that." - DALE RUSSELL – former guitarist/songwriter for THE GUESS WHO

"With his smooth voice and even smoother delivery, Blair brings to our scened-out music scene a refreshing and long-absent attack in the war against artist obscurity, all the while using the true songwriter's weapons of choice: Honesty and talent." - 24 hrs Magazine

Find David here.

Saturday October 10th, 8pm - Genevieve Rainey
genevive likes to write songs. She also likes to do math.

Genevieve writes songs like a cowgirl lassoes a wayward calf. You can almost hear her chasing an idea around the muddy corral of thought, wrapping her mind around it's legs and dragging it home for dinner.

Genevieve does math like an old man runs a marathon. She can do it but it's slow, painful yet admirable as at least she tries. Basically, the reason I am telling you this is that she can do a lot of things, but it's obvious which ones she is strongest at.

Find Genevieve here

Monday, June 15, 2009

How to Charm Me

Give me your honest opinion and then help me fix the problem. Rock star behavior, right there.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Coming soon - The Farmer's Market Series

Installment One - Rhubarb Champagne Truffles - Available Wednesday, June 10th

Saturday, May 30, 2009

How to Charm Me

Calm my performance nerves by bursting into a lovely off-key and loud version of Princess Fiona's song from Shrek.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

How to Charm Me

Take out the garbage.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Taking a cue from my favourite blogger, Dooce, I introduce:

How to Charm the Nymph

It will go something like this:

How to Charm the Nymph

Come in on a sales call and end up playing the piano for half an hour instead of selling me something.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

who doesn't love a good review?

This blog says some nice things about us...

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Friday, April 17th, 8pm
Gorgeous girl with guitar:
Genevieve Rainey

Friday, April 24th, 8pm
Funny, quirky dude with guitar:
Dave Phillips

Saturday, April 25th, 8pm
Classy Soul Jazz fusion
Chelsea Crawford

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Theresa Pasaluko @ CocoaNymph

A little while ago I went to a house party as a safety - one of my girlfriends had been invited and didn't know anyone but a new acquaintance there, but she was determined to go. Imagine my delight when there was a live band set up in the living room! A trio of very young men rocked out in the corner, covering Nirvana and Pearl Jam and the Hip at a passable level, but imagine my pleasure when they took a break and a young woman hijacked one of the guitars and stood at the mic and said "I'm just gonna play you some songs I wrote." She stood up and commanded the attention in the room that the band had been trying in vain to attract.

It is my pleasure to host Theresa Pasaluko at the next CocoaNymph Concert on Friday, March 20th. Cover is $5.00, and there will be chocolate and beverages available. Come and see a singer who describes herself as "Kathleen Edwards giving Jewel a bloody nose" as she sings us some songs she wrote.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm loving our Valetine's windows painted by Edon at Watermelon Windows... Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Valentine's Day

I love my collection for Valentine's day. The handpainted hearts atop the truffles make the pieces look slightly like sushi rolls - a fact that my Vancouver customers LOVE.

I love the decadence of Desire, the cinnamon mousse truffle. I relish making and eating Luscious, the sassy tartness of cherry gelee melding with the mellowness of kirsch liqueur. All year my customers have waited for the return of Blush, with it's heady aroma of rosewater and the delicate pink heart on top. And finally, nothing says romance like Mischief - a champagne and milk chocolate bonbon that to me is the next best thing to an actual glass of bubbly.

This year I'm handcrafting chocolate roses of these will be around soon, but even better, come and see!