The Kwerks have entered the CBC's Searchlight 2017 competition, and are looking for online votes for their music video, beginning Feb. 14.

Kwerky Langley duo aim for national stage

Voting in the CBC's Searchlight 2017 competition begins Feb. 14

A Langley duo is hoping to be named Canada’s next big music act in a national competition launching this month.

The Kwerks are contestants in CBC’s Searchlight 2017,  a contest where musicians across the country enter their original songs and music videos for the chance to win a host of prizes.

From Feb. 14 to 27 the public can vote online for their favourite video in the first round of the competition, which will be a regional contest of Lower Mainland artists.

The winners will be selected based on public votes and the considerations of a panel of judges. There are four rounds in all, culminating in a final winner that will be awarded the prize on a prime-time televised broadcast on the CBC TV network in April.

The Kwerks, made up of husband and wife duo Laura and Ryan Koch, play a cheeky brand of folk-pop peppered with Canadian bluegrass/country.

The have been touring the Fraser Valley over the past year with their two EPs released in 2016, and have an upcoming performance at Blue Light Studio in Vancouver in March — a gig that will be recorded and filmed live.

They have also recently moved into Round 2 of the international competition, The Recording Festival, in which the top three bands will win a trip to Ireland to record in the world-famous Grouse Lodge Studio.

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