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  • Sat. January 19, 2019

    Mike Machado

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Mike Machado is a Canadian-born, Blues-Rock recording artist currently based in Vancouver, BC. Heavily drawing on the influence of rock guitars and psychedelic and modern blues music, Mike Machado lives to play music with passion and soul. His band 'Mike Machado Trio' plays all around bars and pubs in Vancouver and the surrounding areas and pays tribute to the Blues giants of the 60's psychedelic era as well as the modern. They love to put on a soulful, high energy show and can guarantee a memorable live music experience. On bass is Zach Saunders and on drums is Dallas Spani.

  • Sun. January 20, 2019

    Early Show: Melanie Dekker

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    A Canadian roots music sensation, Melanie Dekker is home to Deep Cove, BC, Canada. She started making a name for herself in the A-Country clubs in Western Canada with a music diploma in hand and before long, Dekker’s world-class strumming & warm vocal style earned her radio hits in Canada and many fans. Her self-penned songs weave between emotion and sensibilities, each at a different pace and in a different place. She tours over 100 concerts yearly with 6 albums in tow.

  • Sun. January 20, 2019

    The Mike Agranovich 4tet

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Michael Agranovich brings a fresh perspective to the contemporary jazz music idiom. Expect distinctive original music, and vibrant interpretations of familiar tunes. Tonight, Michael will be releasing his brand new EP entitled, 'From My Perspective.'

    Featuring:

    Michael Agranovich - Guitar
    Brent Mah - Saxophone
    Eli Davidovichi - Bass
    Mili Hong - Drums

  • Mon. January 21, 2019

    Early Show: The Harmonic Cosmonauts

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    The Harmonic Cosmonauts: A Five Piece Jam Band with Roots in Blues, Funk, Jazz, and Classic Rock. Improvisation and Groove to Make You Move!

  • Mon. January 21, 2019

    Zimbamoto

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Zimbamoto is a 5-piece Afro-Fusion ensemble led by Canada’s foremost virtuoso mbira and marimba player, Kurai Mubaiwa. Featuring some of Vancouver’s best “world” musicians, Zimbamoto mixes the traditional music of Zimbabwe with electric grooves and heavy beats, they create a hypnotic sound that is uniquely built for the dance floor.

    The music is rooted in the classical repertoire of the mbira, a metal-tined ‘thumb piano’ that first appeared in the Zambezi River valley nearly 1,000 years ago, that is traditionally used to invoke ancestral spirits. Mubaiwa has been playing the instrument since childhood, where he would walk from village to village while playing, something he still does today in urban Vancouver! Tambai is their debut album (released Nov.2017).

  • Tue. January 22, 2019

    Early Show: Adam Bailie

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Adam Bailie is a Vancouver based singer-songwriter. He crafts an acoustic contemporary sound (Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, Bob Marley) using hip-hop production techniques in the studio (Beck, Outkast).

    The rhythm of Adam's acoustic guitar and quick delivery of his vocal phrases are what really sets him apart from the rest of his peers. You can tell it's Adam Bailie within seconds of hearing his low nasally voice resonate through the room or over the speakers. Wordplay is the strength in his lyric writing.

  • Tue. January 22, 2019

    Arsen Shomakhov Trio

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Arsen Shomakhov is an electric blues performer truly dedicated to the style’s roots yet never hesitating to borrow means of expression from other genres. He established himself as a blues-devoted virtuoso musician in his native Russia, making it to the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis in 2005 and winning the new talent contest at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR in 2007.

    After moving to Vancouver, B.C. in 2008, Arsen formed the Arsen Shomakhov Trio that currently features Bruce O’Neill on bass and Chip Hart on drums. Working hard to make a name for himself and the Trio, he has performed at a variety of festivals across the US and Canada including: The King Biscuit Blues Festival, Waterfront Blues Festival, Edmonton’s Labatt Blues Festival, Montreal International Blues Festivals, and the Calgary International Blues Festival, to name a few.

  • Wed. January 23, 2019

    The Jen Hodge Allstars

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    It's Wednesday! Time to get your swing on, so strap on your dancing shoes and join us at Guilt & Co for a night of jazzy goodness!

    Vancouver-based upright bassist Jen Hodge leads a rotating cast of local and visiting musicians through a night of high energy traditional jazz music every Wednesday. Expect hard swinging grooves, boisterous New Orleans style horns, cheeky lyrics, clever arrangements, and plenty of spontaneous fun.

  • Thu. January 24, 2019

    GroundUp feat. Zipursky/Tobin

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Two beloved Vancouver keys players from the R&B/fusion scene share the stage for a special one-night-only show full of fat grooves, cosmic synth jams, and soulful chord progressions. With combined experience playing with some of the city’s top artists, these keyboard wizards will blow your mind.

    Featuring:
    Jonny Tobin - keys
    Max Zipursky - keys
    Derek DiFilippo - bass
    Myles Bigelow - percussion
    Tim Proznick - drums

  • Fri. January 25, 2019

    Camaro 67

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Camaro 67 brings together classic Afrobeat influences (Fela Kuti, Tony Allen), and modern Afrofunk/Groove sounds (Antibalas, Budos Band, The Herbaliser) to produce a propulsive, high-energy, made-in-Vancouver funk experience. This explosive 10-piece instrumental group debuted in the fall of 2015, picking up from where Miami Device (BC’s premier Afrobeat orchestra since 2007) left off. In their first year as a band, Camaro 67 released their 9-track debut album “Burn Rubber, Not Your Soul”. The band has toured festivals and clubs throughout BC to support the new album, playing alongside reggae legend Alpha Blondy and local groove-music heavyweights Emily Chambers, Wooden Horsemen, Kutapira, and Bazooka Picnic.

  • Sat. January 26, 2019

    A2Z

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    A2Z is a new, improvisational music collective focused on making the audience move, and keeping them moving. They will migrate from any genre to do it; afrobeat, dancehall, funk, rock, reggae, soul, zouk and more are energetically explored by the Vancouver quintet. As the lineup of the project can vary, the steadfast commitment to groove and sonic freedom does not. Tonight's lineup includes:

    Tim Proznick on drums
    Darren Parris on bass
    Mike Agranovich on electric guitar
    Gavin Youngash on electric guitar
    Max Zipursky on keyboards

  • Sun. January 27, 2019

    Early Show: Wyper & Parker

    Doors: 7pm
    Show: 8pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Step inside their world, stand in front of the kick drum, close your eyes and feel the energy, heart and soul of a sweaty rock band giving you everything they've got. A danceable, driving rhythm section, wailing bluesy guitars, and a singer who sounds like Rod Stewart and Joe Cocker's secret lovechild. Now open your eyes in shock and excitement to see it's all coming from a duo - Wyper & Parker.

  • Sun. January 27, 2019

    Dutch Robinson Quartet

    Doors 9pm
    Show 10:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Legendary R&B singer and Guilt & Co regular brings us his spectacular jazz quartet comprised of himself as well as local legends Ron Johnston, Cameron Hood, and Buff Allen. Most known at Guilt & Co for bringing his unique and powerful R&B/Soul flavourings to our GroundUp Thursdays, Dutch takes a completely different approach with the quartet so come and see what they've got.

  • Mon. January 28, 2019

    Early Show: Steve Beddall

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Singer, songwriter, and producer Steven Beddall leads Vancouver blues rock outfit Wooden Horsemen and is a frequent contributor to the internationally acclaimed Funk Hunters live set. His eclectic repertoire commands a gritty mix of blues, gospel and traditional folk music.

  • Mon. January 28, 2019

    Deep Cuts

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Some of Vancouver's heaviest hitters unite, celebrating friendship and all those great tunes we love but never get to play. Join Patrick Gavigan (vocals and guitar), Jen Lewin (vocals and keyboards), Alex Flock (guitar), Jeff Gammon (bass), and Kyle Radomsky (drums) on this particular dance-party odyssey through our take on some of our favourite songs of the 70s, 80s, 90s, and beyond.

  • Tue. January 29, 2019

    Brown Paper Bag

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Brown Paper Bag is a trip into Classic Soul, and Blues. Original R&B tunes are played along side well-known and rare cuts from the Motown and Stax collections, each infused with spontaneity, dynamics and a true love forensemble playing. Fans of Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Albert King and Ray Charles will find that one evening of dancing to Brown Paper Bag is not enough.

  • Wed. January 30, 2019

    Early Show: Chris Ho

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    When Chris Ho began handing out homemade demos with hand-drawn album covers to his high-school classmates, he learned very quickly that he would never be a visual artist. Although he had only just picked up the guitar at 15, he was already well on his way to becoming a dynamic and passionate songwriter. With an array of musical influences, Chris finds a home in the spaces in between folk, rock, and pop. His is the kind of voice that can captivate a room into quiet reflection. There is as much power behind it as there is restraint.

    Chris has shared the stage with respected local artists like Hey Ocean, Aidan Knight, and The Matinee, to name a few, as well as being featured by CBC Radio One Live Chinatown broadcast where he joined radio host Stephen Quinn. He has toured Canada both for his albums but also by rail, hired to perform on board VIA Rail’s passenger train from Vancouver to Toronto on multiple occasions.

  • Wed. January 30, 2019

    The Jen Hodge Allstars

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    It's Wednesday! Time to get your swing on, so strap on your dancing shoes and join us at Guilt & Co for a night of jazzy goodness!

    Vancouver-based upright bassist Jen Hodge leads a rotating cast of local and visiting musicians through a night of high energy traditional jazz music every Wednesday. Expect hard swinging grooves, boisterous New Orleans style horns, cheeky lyrics, clever arrangements, and plenty of spontaneous fun.

  • Thu. January 31, 2019

    GroundUp feat. The Scott Verbeek Sextet

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Celebrated for his soulful and unique sound, guitarist Scott Verbeek blends funky grooves and fresh melodies that both captivate and challenge his audience. Scott can be seen with his signature red guitar playing all over Vancouver and touring extensively across Canada and the United States. Verbeek has performed/recorded with Five Alarm Funk, Warren Dean Flandez, Bazooka Picnic, Kutapira and many more. This night will feature some of Vancouver’s grooviest Musicians.

    As always, we have the fabulous DJ Dule spinning all night and all proceeds from the door will be donated in support of The Bavubuka Foundation.

  • Fri. February 1, 2019

    Gisto

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Gisto is a mulit-talented producer and artist who's music blends genres of Reggae, Hiphop, Afrobeat, Trap, EDM and Dancehall. His musical path began at the age of 10 when he began to take guitar lessons and led him to Selkirk Music Collage where he studied theory, performance, and production. Gisto was the musical director for and played 100s of shows with Wassabi Collective, which developed an underground cult following through its raw, dance floor appeal.

    By combining the sounds of Reggae, Dancehall, Trap, and Hip Hop, along with his smooth one of a kind vocal styling, Gisto creates a sound that is uniquely his own.

  • Sat. February 2, 2019

    Raincity

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Raincity is Vancouver-based Funk band making waves with their unique sound. Fronted by female leads on saxophone and vocals, their audacious performances are loaded with engaging interplay and explosive energy. The five members of Raincity combine their wide range of eclectic influences including Amy Winehouse and Moon Hooch, creating a distinctive sound with infectious grooves, chameleon tones, and no regard for boundaries.

  • Sun. February 3, 2019

    Early Show: Zach Kleisinger

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    There is a distinct vulnerability in singer-songwriter Zach Kleisinger’s music. With a voice that is deep, slow, and soaked in sorrow, he reflects on the human condition with stories that chronicle everyday moments. The characters in his songs are crushed by broken relationships, financial problems, failing careers, and are oftentimes unable to understand their own anguish. They are possessed by love and introspection, by their passions and aspirations; but are seldom guilty of refusing their own failures and flaws. These characters exist in a world of sweeping melodies that are stripped-down and minimal; leaving those who live there with an underlying hope and yearning for the future. Zach Kleisinger’s songs will sink into deeper places within while reminding us of the brevity of our time on this earth.

    After the release of his 2018 EP "I Hope It's Calm, Then" Zach embarked on two tours of Canada, pulling audiences into the vulnerability of his performances. Recently, he has spent time in the studio, and is prepared to release new music in 2019.

  • Sun. February 3, 2019

    Viper Central

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Viper Central displays virtuosic chops on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo and dobro, ripping through classic and original bluegrass pieces at barn-burning tempos. But perhaps the thing that makes this band the most unique and exciting is how far they’re able to wander from their home as a bluegrass band, turning the genre on its ear, while remaining true to their roots as such.

    As a group of young friends who joined forces in their 20s to shake up the BC bluegrass scene, Viper Central gained a reputation as an excellent bluegrass band at festivals throughout western Canada. They quickly took to the road, touring the west coast of the United States, the UK, and continental Europe half a dozen times.

  • Mon. February 4, 2019

    subCurrent

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Inspired by keyboard-bass bands, such as Chris Potter's Underground Band; Joshua Redman's Elastic Band; Medeski, Martin, and Wood; and Soulive; subCurrent explores a variety of modern funk and jazz fusion music. The band lays down solid grooves, while simultaneously taking listeners on an improvisatory odyssey. The Vancouver-based band features Brent Mah on Saxophone, Mike Agranovich on Guitar, Duran Ritz on Drums, and Jason de Couto on Organ, Rhodes, and LH Bass.

  • Tue. February 5, 2019

    Early Show: Matt Beebe

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Matt Beebe has been performing as a solo looping artist for over a decade. From Vancouver to Toronto, he has been displaying his wide range, soulful voice and talent for adaptation before audiences around the country.

  • Tue. February 5, 2019

    Underneath the Harlem Moon

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Join us for "UNDERNEATH THE HARLEM MOON," A Smokey Soul-era Harlem cabaret here in the heart of Gastown! Curated and produced by local soul songstress Ms. Krystle Dos Santos and featuring a variety of spoken word & vocal guests each month. As always, artists are backed by the amazing Harlem Moon band: Jonny Tobin, Derek DiFilippo, Jonny Holisko, and Mike Meroniuk.

  • Wed. February 6, 2019

    Early Show: Incandenza

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Founded in 2018 by guitarist Patrick Metzger, Incandenza has quickly established itself as Vancouver’s premier Psychedelic Spaghetti Western Band.

    Featuring:

    Patrick Metzger: Guitar/Steel guitar
    Robyn Layne: Vibes/Percussion
    Noah Walker: Bass
    Leon Power: Drums

  • Wed. February 6, 2019

    The Jen Hodge Allstars

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    It's Wednesday! Time to get your swing on, so strap on your dancing shoes and join us at Guilt & Co for a night of jazzy goodness!

    Vancouver-based upright bassist Jen Hodge leads a rotating cast of local and visiting musicians through a night of high energy traditional jazz music every Wednesday. Expect hard swinging grooves, boisterous New Orleans style horns, cheeky lyrics, clever arrangements, and plenty of spontaneous fun.

  • Thu. February 7, 2019

    GroundUp feat. Muse and the Abstract Truth

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    A collective of vital and current parts of Muse and the Abstract Truth is a collective of Vancouver musicians that bring together strong musicianship, deep rhythmic groove, and a sophisticated Pop, Soul and R&B playlist. They bring a night of music that will be pleasing for your ears and make you want to move.

    Featuring:

    Michael Agranovich - MD/Guitar/Vocals
    Tiffany Rivera - Lead Vocals
    Paul Clark - Drums
    Max Zipursky - Keyboards
    Derek Defillipo - Bass
    David Mergens - Saxophone/Synthesizers

    As always, we have the fabulous DJ Dule spinning all night and all proceeds from the door will be donated in support of A Loving Spoonful

  • Fri. February 8, 2019

    The Big Coast

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    What started as a weekly jam session has become a six-piece group playing ultra-hooky indie pop/soul. Bandleader and vocalist Guy Wilkins’ heartfelt songs and engaging stage performance are supported by bombastic brass and a rock-solid rhythm section holding it down.

  • Sat. February 9, 2019

    Brian O'Brien

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    This sound comes down to the amalgamation of three specific styles. They are ingredients that blend to create what is ultimately Brian's unique recipe for song. The most prominent of these ingredients is his darker take on North American Folk, he works with gritty and abrasive vocal tones that add a timelessness to his voice. Secondly, Brian uses warmer tones in his vocals coupled with ornamentation inherent to that of classic R&B. It is here where he smoothens the edges of his folk sound. His grit immediately becomes more palatable. Finally, Brian draws great inspiration and style from the Irish ballad, Brian shapes his writing tightly around the structure and word play of old Irish lamentations.

  • Sun. February 10, 2019

    Early Show: Running Red Lights

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    2018 Canadian Songwriting Contest Winners Running Red Lights have come a long way since 2006. Assembled as a pop oriented, female fronted group, the band released a number of EP’s between 2009 & 2012. The band became a prominent part of Canada’s growing live music scene and in 2010 out-rivalled some of Canada’s top indie bands to become the winners of the Youdiscover Live Music Concert Series. The band went on to perform more than 100 shows a year, touring all across Canada and Europe.

    Running Red Lights debut album ‘There’s a Bluebird in My Heart’ released to a sweep of praise from music journalists all over the world. The album was featured on CBC and BBC Radio. The leading single ‘Mulberry Love’ was named #1 Song of 2014 via NY Blog Given and Taken in Ink and the popularity of the song allowed the band an appearance on the nationally televised Canada Am.

    In the early part of 2018, after 2 years in the studio, the band finalized material for their soon-to-be released sophomore album, ‘I am You’. Readied with a revised Indie Pop sound RRL entered and placed in the IMFSTA Songwriting Competition, won the Canadian Songwriting Contest and placed in the top 5 of the national Slaight Music/Hidden Pony Records ‘It’s Your Shot’ competition. Running Red Lights first single ‘Songs of Blue’ quickly caught the attention of music blogs and Spotify playlists with one blogger commenting ‘…they’ll need a radio edit because if there is any justice this song will be huge’.

  • Sun. February 10, 2019

    The Collektiv

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Featuring some of the city's top talent, The Collektiv have been entertaining crowds on stages across Vancouver since 2016 with their mix of powerhouse vocals, electronic beats and heavy grooves. Come get down to their mix of Modern R&B, Soul, Funk and upbeat grooves. Mixing musicianship and modern sounds to create a performance for today’s listeners and dancers alike.

  • Mon. February 11, 2019

    Wes Mackey

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Born and raised in Yemassee, South Carolina, Wes learned to play guitar from the itinerant players of the era. Eventually, Wes found himself playing in local bands that backed up touring artists like Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Stevie Wonder and others. Mackey made Canada his home after years of touring as a sideman in the US and now lives in Vancouver. He’s performed in an eclectic array of venues, from honky tonks, to cruise ships, to festivals and concert stages. Mackey has toured Europe countless times and also brought the blues to some unexpected places like Iceland, Malaysia and Slovakia. He was thrilled to wrap up his 2017 tour of France with a long-coveted gig at iconic Jazz Club at Le Meridien Etoile in Paris.

  • Tue. February 12, 2019

    Early Show: The Darlings Cabaret

    Doors 6:30pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission $20

    Intimate and interactive, The Darlings Cabaret is a Rock & Roll based dance show that also combines elements of blues, jazz, and soul. A modern cabaret show that fuses together an edgy rock flavour with the feel of the golden age supper club era.

    High-energy, gritty, whimsical, classy, sensual, and seductive are all words that describe The Darlings Cabaret. The intoxicating world of the Darlings leaves the audience in a haze of excitement, continuously wanting to come back for more.

    The dancers command every inch of the room with their sultry and bold personas, each with their own individual style. This is a show that does not take place solely on stage but ALL OVER THE ROOM! Make sure to stay alert because you never know where a Darling may pop up!

  • Tue. February 12, 2019

    The Jimmy Baldwin Band

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    There aren’t many things in the world Jimmy Baldwin would rather do than grab one of his guitars and hit the stage in front of a bunch of smiling, singing faces. It's a good thing because as it seems, that’s almost all he’s been doing the last few years. Whether as leader of his own Jimmy Baldwin Band, co-founding member of 10-piece Afro-beat funk juggernaut Camaro 67, or as hot Tele-picker with Warner country artists the Washboard Union among many others, Jimmy is always playing.

    Look for new Jimmy Baldwin music to be released in the coming year as well as lots of exciting performances with the various projects he is currently involved with.

  • Wed. February 13, 2019

    Early Show: Tapaito

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Vancouver's new flavour of Latin/Spanish music and Flamenco! Tapaito is a duet that incorporates Latin flairs with Flamenco and some classical Spanish elements. Be prepared for an eclectic performance that includes Guitar, Flamenco dancing, Percussion, Ukulele, Traverse Flute, and Singing.

  • Wed. February 13, 2019

    The Jen Hodge Allstars

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    It's Wednesday! Time to get your swing on, so strap on your dancing shoes and join us at Guilt & Co for a night of jazzy goodness!

    Vancouver-based upright bassist Jen Hodge leads a rotating cast of local and visiting musicians through a night of high energy traditional jazz music every Wednesday. Expect hard swinging grooves, boisterous New Orleans style horns, cheeky lyrics, clever arrangements, and plenty of spontaneous fun.

  • Fri. February 15, 2019

    The Bradley MacGillivray Blues Band

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Through groove, improv, and raw unadulterated emotion, Bradley McGillivray Blues take the blues and turn it on its head. They play with authenticity whether its an uptown jazz shuffle, gritty Mississippi blues, or New Orleans funk. Influenced by artists like Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Janis Joplin and Etta James, they showcase an impressive repertoire of original music and signature covers.

    The band’s been together since 1999, blending blues, jazz, Motown and gospel into their own hip brand of soul. Ruth’s knock-you-flat vocals are nicely balanced by Sheldon’s tasteful, understated guitar, and the whole sound is rounded out by an inventive rhythm section featuring bassist Paul Freeman, and drummer Hoto.

  • Sat. February 16, 2019

    Dino DiNicolo's 'Sound of Soul' Album Release

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Dino DiNicolo’s 5th solo album “Sound Of Soul” will be released February 16, 2019 at Guilt and Co. in Vancouver B.C. His 7 piece band will hit the stage at 9:30pm with an evening of original RnB, Soul and Funk, peppered by World music flavours.

    DiNicolo’s solo project originally started as just that - with only his bass and voice - but this evening's performance will bring some of Vancouver’s top musicians to drive his groove train. Dino will be leading the band with Adam Cormier on drums, Kelly Brown on guitar, Graham Howell on Saxophone, Terry Keller on trumpet, Dorothy Godlinski and Jen Timms on background vocals. The whole evening will be captured for posterity by Victor Solo and Alex Kolosov.

    “Sound Of Soul” is a culmination of Dino’s musical carrier. He has shared the stage opening for the likes of Santana and Mick Fleetwood and been a contributor to a variety of projects. As a performer, session player and composer, he has worked with - EMI Publishing Canada, John Parr, Uno Mas, Don Alder, Melanie Dekker and many more.

  • Sun. February 17, 2019

    Early Show: The Darlings Cabaret

    Doors 6:30pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission $20

    Intimate and interactive, The Darlings Cabaret is a Rock & Roll based dance show that also combines elements of blues, jazz, and soul. A modern cabaret show that fuses together an edgy rock flavour with the feel of the golden age supper club era.

    High-energy, gritty, whimsical, classy, sensual, and seductive are all words that describe The Darlings Cabaret. The intoxicating world of the Darlings leaves the audience in a haze of excitement, continuously wanting to come back for more.

    The dancers command every inch of the room with their sultry and bold personas, each with their own individual style. This is a show that does not take place solely on stage but ALL OVER THE ROOM! Make sure to stay alert because you never know where a Darling may pop up!

  • Sun. February 17, 2019

    Tiny Havoc

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Tiny Havoc is a female fronted alt-indie & future-soul band from Vancouver BC. Originally calling Australia, Belgium, Canada & South Africa home, their music is a funky, modern amalgamation of classic R&B, motown and groove-jazz proven to please discerning ears and known to start a dance party or three.

    Their forthcoming album, produced by Daniel Klenner (Dear Rouge, Hey Ocean!), is a forward thinking full-length LP featuring eleven original songs inspired by the state of music, art and the world we live in today. Funded in part by FACTOR and Creative BC it is a musically flexible eulogy to friendship, artistry and the desire for change.

  • Mon. February 18, 2019

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    Curtis Andrews is Newfoundland-born/raised, Vancouver-based musician with global persuasions. A percussionist/composer/educator/producer who creates music that is informed by his nearly 20 years of travels to West Africa (Ghana, Togo, Benin), Zimbabwe, and Southern India. Besides being a fixture in the Vancouver world music community, he also leads his own rhythm-centric ensemble, The Offering of Curtis Andrews, which performs his original “world jazz” compositions and arrangements of known and unknown tunes from diverse sources.

    Curtis Andrews: drums
    Paul Bray: percussion
    Jared Burrows: e.guitar
    Robin Layne: vibraphone/percussion
    Kristian Naso: trumpet
    David Spidel: e.bass

  • Tue. February 19, 2019

    The Unified

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    The Unified are a funk-soul-hop-Latin outfit born out of shared ideals of love, connectedness and inclusivity. Based out of Vancouver, the independent band has been likened to the sounds of Jamiroquai and Santana for their grooves and 'shake your booty beats.' The combination of infectious grooves and feel-good message creates a signature Unified experience. In the past eight years, the group has gigged extensively at sold out shows, festivals and packed dance floors. To learn more about The Unified's music, find them on any major music streaming site.

  • Thu. February 21, 2019

    GroundUp feat. FLOW - A Tribute to Sade

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    FLOW is a tribute band of Vancouver musicians, Krystle Dos Santos, Richard Craven, Terry Williams, Michael Aihoshi and Emerson Tanaka. This talented crew formed to celebrate the 30 years of the music of Sade. Performing “Smooth Operator” , “Your Love Is King”, “Lovers Rock” and many more hits that draw you in to her cool Soul/ R&B vibe. Also covering the music of British soul artists Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Jamiroqui and many more, FLOW gives the flavour of UK soul scene right here in YVR.

    As always, we have the fabulous DJ Dule spinning all night and all proceeds from the door will be donated in support of A Loving Spoonful.