JUNO NOMINATION for STEADY MOVIN' cd "Really outstanding. Carlos delJunco is happening!!!!!" - Charlie Musselwhite Exceptional Jazz & Blues Band with Carlos at the helm playing his incomparable harmonica
MARCH 18th, FRI, ~ THE WORST POP BAND EVER
featuring 2011 Juno Nominee, Adrean Farrugia and Juno winner, Chris Gale Blending disparate influences, mixing sax and turntables, analog synths and acoustic bass, the WPBE sounds like the ugly love child of Radiohead and Miles Davis a peculiar but effective concoction of jazz and indie pop.
APRIL 1st & 2nd, FRI & SAT ~ THE LES COPELAND BLUES BAND
From down home Delta to uptown Chicago blues, Les can improvise anything. Les has earned the respect of some of best bluesmen in North America and he is known for performing with legendary blues artists such as Honeyboy Edwards, Jimmie D. Lane, Sonny Rhodes, and others.
APRIL 8th, FRI, ~ JULIE MICHELS & KEVIN BARRETT
Julie Michels & Kevin Barrett breathe new life into the music they play a repertoire which draws broadly from pop, jazz and Latin standards, as well as lesser-known gems. The duo setting enables these top-flight improvisers to bring the spontaneity of a jazz session to their unique
and engaging arrangements of your favourite songs.
APRIL 14th, THURS ~ HARPDOG BROWN & THE BLOODHOUNDS
Harpdog is a great blues man. This set captures the way he puts his individual stamp on everything he does. He is in total command onstage and enjoying every minute. Holger Petersen~ CBC Radio
APRIL 15th, FRI, ~ LESLIE ALEXANDER & JENNY ALLEN
ALLEN & ALEXANDER DO DIRTY LAUNDRY~ Dirty Laundry Dual CD Release Tour 2011 The Alberta-native songwriters first joined forces last winter when the pair found themselves onstage singing with Jane Siberry on her famous encore "Calling All Angels." Sharing vocals, multiple instruments, and a past!
APRIL 23rd, SAT ~ POPPA DAWG of DOGSKIN SUIT
They are the privileged fans who've seen and heard Poppa Dawg play live, the way the blues should be heard,balls-out-raw and in person. ~ Led by gifted guitarist/singer Poppa Dawg, a bear of a man with the surest hands since Roy Buchanan grabbed an amplified six-string and a voice that can evoke a myriad of emotions
APRIL 29th, FRI, ~ THE DYLAN CRAMER JAZZ QUARTET
This young alto saxophonist possesses the fluidity and velvety tone witnessed by the late saxophonists Paul Desmond and Stan Getz. Aided by pianist, Ron Johnston, this quartet displays panache and eloquence, while the leader successfully melds saccharine proclamations with a strong sense of swing.
APRIL 30th, SAT ~ THE CHEESECAKE BURLESQUE REVEIW
The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue keeps audiences coming back for more! More laughs, more tease and more body confidence. With influences from cult classics to Broadway favourites they create imaginative show-stoppers! The performers are as individual as the stars on the walk of fame - cute and geeky, rock 'n' roll, classic and elegant.
MAY 1st, SUN, ~ BRAVE NEW WAVES
with a passion for Reggae, Ska, and Surf music with its own unique Vancouver Island style and west coast sound created a band called Brave New Waves Vancouver Islands origional Reggae/SKA/Surf/Punk innovators
MAY 17th & 18th, TUES & WED ~ REVEREND RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKING ALTER BOYS
Slamming from the West Side to deep down in the swamp to some jump and early Chuck Berry rock n roll, he'll keep the joint jumpin' all night long. Reverend Raven's hot guitar licks bounced from traditional blues originals like the Slim Harpo inspired "Bee Hive Baby" to the bouncer "I'm Your Honeyboy."
MAY 29th, SUN, ~ SHARI ULRICH
Originally a California girl, Shari's career through the Pied Pumkin, The Hometown Band, and on as a solo artist continues to inspire audiences, and set the bar for two generations of female singer/songwriters. BC Entertainment Hall of Fame Inductee and Juno award winner Ulrich is now joined by her 19 year old daughter Julia on violin, piano, guitar and vocals in her solo shows.