Folk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, & World.
A little something for everyone!
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Wed,Thurs,Fri & Sat
February 1, 2, 3 & 4
$55 – Premium Seating
$40 – Side Seating
Premium Seating on Feb 3 & 4 SOLD OUT – Side Seating still available.
Premium seats still available Feb 1 & 2
A return visit for a week long party, Ben always puts on a great show and has an endless repertoire of songs.
Ben is recognized as one of the UK’s supreme boogie piano players and has worked with The Rolling Stones, Ray Davies, Chuck Berry, Jools Holland, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shakin’ Stevens, Screaming Lord Sutch, PJ Harvey, Amy Macdonald, Bobby Womack, Mick Hucknall, Charlie Watts, The Ronnie Wood Band, Paul Weller, Dave Gilmore, Dave Stewart, The Teenagers, Nine Below Zero….and the list keeps growing!
“I am in shock! I won the Award for best Boogie Woogie pianist in Europe! OMG they must have been drunk!!! I better get practicing to try and get as good as they think I am” Ben
Also celebrating as our song “Last Man Alive” written by yours truly and Richard Hymas has just been A listed by radio 2 for the 3rd week in a row, which means it will be played another 20 times this week!! Its currently number 22 in the official album charts, number 15 in the official Scottish Charts and 4 in the download chart. I better stop writing or I won’t get my head through the door!
& featuring Tom Waters: Sax
He just happens to be Ben’s son, but is now an accomplished saxophone player in his own right, drawing inspirations from Michael Brecker to Lee Allen, and Tom has been thankful to work with a diverse range of different groups and musicians. Tom has been lucky enough to be brought up on good rocking blues and boogie, and is a great exponent of rocking saxophone. As a young man of 15 he has already reached the far-flung corners of the globe touring New Zealand, Argentina and Canada, as well as many European dates. It has been advantageous for Tom to work with chart topping bands and inspirational figures including Broken Social Scene, Elliot Randell (Steely Dan), PJ Harvey and Jools Holland.
Tom has now started on the main thrust of his crucial music education and enrolled in the junior jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music. ‘Tom’s the tops!’ – Jools Holland
Wednesday, February 8th
$40 – Premium Seating
$25 – Side Seating
Kobo Town takes the intricate wordplay of classic Caribbean music and runs it through a 21st Century filter. In the world of Kobo Town calypso, roots reggae, and acoustic instrumentation meet innovative production techniques, social commentary and indie rock attitude.
Founded by Trinidadian/Canadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town is named after the historic neighborhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was born amid the boastful, humorous and militant chants of roaming stick-fighters. Situated near the fishermen’s wharf, the area was a site of constant defiance and conflict, a place where sticks and stones, songs and verses clashed with the bayonets and batons of colonial rule.
“The music of the Toronto band can drift between classic Caribbean pop styles and even verge on hip-hop, but the singer’s perspective remains sharply focused, wry and witty. Jumbie in the Jukebox is a seductive invitation to musical time travel — and one that’s hard to resist.” – NPR’s All Things Considered
Wednesday & Thursday
February 15 & 16
$50 – Premium Seating
$35 – Side Seating
Here is the Valentine’s Day date you are looking for. Always a pleasure to host, guaranteed to warm your heart.
Eric Bibb is described as one of the most imaginative modern blues musicians of his time, bringing a gentle yet passionate sound to the stage that carries an enriching experience, both musically and spiritually. His style melds the rootsy sound of traditional Americana with the soulful authenticity of blues, enriched by a contemporary feel.
Bibb’s music has been nominated for a Grammy and numerous other music awards. His music has found wide success in Europe. As the son of singer and actor Leon Bibb (Broadway, NBC television), nephew of John Lewis (Modern Jazz Quartet, and the godson of Paul Robeson (“Showboat”), music runs in his blood.
Joining Eric on stage is Great singer/songwriter/
Listen to Eric and Michael together!
$40 – Premium Seating
$25 – Side Seating
Harmonica & Guitar Duo Play a Mix Of Blues, Gypsy Jazz & Pop
Dynamic harmonica and guitar duo Keith Bennett and David Sinclair are coming. Both Bennett and Sinclair are veterans of the Vancouver music scene. Both musicians currently perform in a number of bands — and when they play together as a duo, their lively mix of blues, gypsy jazz and pop gets audiences moving.
Sinclair has toured with k.d. lang and played in Sarah McLachlan’s band for 10 years. He has also worked as a studio guitarist for Michael Bublé and Bryan Adams, to name just two.
Bennett, an acclaimed North Vancouver singer and instrumentalist, just returned from the World Harmonica Championships in Germany, where he placed 12th.
Friday, March 3
$33 – Premium Seating
$18 – Side Seating
In today’s modern music, it can be hard to find genuine, good music that speaks to a real audience. Devon Coyote’s timeless fusion of Roots, Rock and Blues does just that. Their shared passion for creating great music and a fierce determination to be heard, have led the boys to humble success in the Canadian Indie music scene.
Years ago, Devon Bjarnason carved a path into Western Canada’s touring circuit, winning over fans and venues with his passion, presence and strong songwriting. As his sound grew, he recruited a rock-solid rhythm-section by joining forces with drummer/percussionist Rod Anderson and bassist/multi-instrumentalist D’Arcy Booth.
Rather than a revolving door of hired session players, the Coyotes are a band of brothers; sharing hundreds of nights in grimy motels and long, marathon drives in old vans. This off-stage chemistry and camaraderie transfers to their live show for an electric and energetic experience.
Devon Coyote pride themselves on their self-managed and completely D.I.Y. approach. Tour Booking, Social Media, Graphic Design, Video Editing, Website Design, Networking and all other elements of a successful independent band are handled in-house by The Trio and their skilled team.
The band has proven themselves as top shelf performers, directly supporting George Thorogood and The Destroyers, Blue Rodeo and 54-40 on multiple dates in Western Canada. They have also provided direct support for The Wild, Current Swell, The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer, Wil, Daniel Wesley, July Talk, Shred Kelly, Alex Cuba, Yukon Blonde, Emerson Drive and many more prominent artists.
Notable festival appearances include: Salmon Arm Roots & Blues, Rifflandia, Centre of Gravity, Keloha Music & Arts, Wapiti, Sunstroke, Harvest Fest, Music On The Mountain, Invermere Music Festival, Golden Sound and Desert Live. In their travels they have also been fortunate to share the stage and jam with the likes of Harry Manx, members of Canned Heat, Matt Mays & Adam Baldwin, Sherman Doucette and more.
Premium – $39
Side – $24
The Silver Screen Scoundrels are Brandon Isaak and Keith Picot. If you like great music, laughs and silent films, then you love The Scoundrels. These guys put on a very entertaining show that always has the crowd laughing and wanting more. The concept came to the guys a few years ago and they have been honing there skills at both performing there songs and making there silent films. There show’s consist of music with a lot of laughs thrown in and original live sound tracks to original old style silent era films. The Scoundrels have taken a old classic art form and thrust it into the modern world.
Individually, Brandon is a prolific song writer and has been nominated for a Maple Blues Award for Song Writer of the Year. He is also a world class musician who plays guitar, harmonica, washboard, jug, kazoo and most recently, he started playing banjo. Brandon is a great story teller with a quick wit and keen sense of humour which is evident in his shows.
Unforgettable is what a performance by stand-up bassist Keith Picot is. With a hard hitting slap style, all his own , he can drive a beat like the devil, then equally and effortlessly draw out the sweet tones of a saint. In 2011 he won a Maple Blues Award as Canada’s Best Bass Player. You are guaranteed pleasure when watching Keith Picot do what he loves to do.
Filmed at the Dream Cafe!!