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Add a fruity kick to your fall with a lychee martini! 

Try the cocktail at the CD release party and concert for Yukon musician Nicole Edwards. On Sept. 23 the songstress releases Genre Bender at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse.

The first single off her new CD is called “Lychee Martini” and was co-written with fellow Yukon musician Grant Simpson.

The house band features Paul Bergman on bass, Andrew McColeman on keys, Jim Holland on guitar, Olivier de Colombel on saxophone, as well as Lenny Graf, Sylvie Painchaud, Duncan Sinclair and Gary Lachance.

Fox Foxworthy will MC, and Alvaro is the bartender (serving lychee martinis). Those are both puppets, part of Nicole Edwards and the Puppet Affair. Rob Pelletier is the puppeteer.

Genre Bender is Edwards’ fifth album; her last one, Sage and Wild Roses, was released in 2011.

Edwards’ new album features 13 original songs and aims to deliver a bit of everything including, jazz, blues, R&B and gospel – hence the name Genre Bender.