• Sun. February 23, 2020

    Propeller | David Ward + Golden Future ft. Alexis Young of Blonde Diamond, BC.

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Propeller is the new music series from David Ward + Golden Future that unites the best in soul across North America for a night of back to back floor fillers.

    Special guest: Alexis Young of Blonde Diamond, BC.
    Alexis Young is the frontwoman/Main Bitch of Blonde Diamond, Vancouver's dream-pop quintet. What started as a creative outlet for Alexis, Blonde Diamond has now received international recognition for their “simultaneously dreamy and vicious” sound led by powerhouse vocals and ethereal instrumentals.

    After playing stages across Canada, Europe, Australia, the US, and India, sharing bills along the way with stalwarts such as Portugal. The Man, Broken Social Scene, Bishop Briggs, Chromeo, Mother Mother and more, Alexis and the band is back with the release of their newest single 4AM Eternal, out January 10th, 2020. Prepare to surrender to the Karen O-like frantic energy and Debbie Harry-esque magnetism, backed by intensively lush arrangements.

    PWYC. Suggested minimum donation $15. Partial proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House.

  • Mon. February 24, 2020

    Early Show: Quique Escamilla

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Quique Escamilla was born and raised to a family of six in the warm, tropical southern lands of the state of Chiapas, Mexico. He started singing Mexican folk songs at the age of four at his family reunions. Today, Quique is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, producer, and an international touring artist based in Toronto, Canada.

    Quique’s music breaks down language barriers through his powerful voice and passionate delivery while fusing traditional Mexican styles of music with modern sounds of rock, reggae, ska, pop, jazz, cumbia, bolero, and a variety of other diverse sounds from Latin American and the Caribbean.

    His lyrics carry powerful messages that are inspired by and support various social and political issues such as human rights, immigration reform, global conservation, anti-racism, anti-oppression and indigenous rights.

    25 years of performing live have seasoned Quique to effortlessly connect with his audiences–either solo or with his band; be it in an intimate house concert, Montreal Jazz Festival, Toronto's majestic Koerner Hall, or rocking the Millennium Park stage in Chicago.

  • Mon. February 24, 2020

    Uno Mas Trio

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    A Vancouver opus, Uno Mas’ music is a Soul-Jazz flavour, peppered with funk, hip- hop, reggae, drum & bass, and Latin grooves. Embracing a unique and modern sound, this is a trio that never fails to deliver. With original guitar by Kelly Brown, bass by Dino DiNicolo and drums by Adam Cormier, these boys have one of the freshest, groove-based, live acts Vancouver has to offer!

  • Tue. February 25, 2020

    Early Show: Bonnie Northgraves

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Bonnie is a trumpet player/vocalist/pianist based in Vancouver BC. Drawn to vintage jazz at an early age she performs music from the 20's, 30's and 40's as well as composes her own original music in the vintage style. Her singing is smokey and rich and her trumpet playing is call to the early jazz styles of New Orleans.

  • Tue. February 25, 2020

    Dutch Robinson Quartet

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    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.

  • Wed. February 26, 2020

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. Josh Roberts

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Vancouver-based guitarist Josh Roberts has performed across North America, Europe and the Caribbean. He leads a group playing the swinging hot jazz of the 1930s and 40s. The band features New Orleans-inflected clarinet, driving rhythm, and electric guitar inspired by early masters Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel and Eddie Durham.

  • Thu. February 27, 2020

    GroundUP feat. Katherine Penfold

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Soul resides just beneath the exterior. West Coast Soul/R&B singer-songwriter Katherine Penfold has always gravitated towards powerhouse vocalists like Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin. Her show-stopping range is a testament to their influence on her – but Penfold is as unique and authentic as they come.

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

  • Fri. February 28, 2020

    Mike Henry's 80's Night

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Legendary Vancouver-based Soul/R&B singer Mike Henry brings us an incredible collection of 80s hits, backed by his awesome band. From Prince, to Michael Jackson, to David Bowie, to Rod Stewart and everything in between, Mike brings it all!

  • Sat. February 29, 2020

    Early Show: Jamie Lee Trio

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Fierce, driving, and narrative - these three words are often used to describe Jamie Lee's playing and compositions. Each piece paints a melodic story with intricate rhythmic and harmonic structure. The stories come to life by explosive improvisation and interaction within the trio. Lee's music combines her jazz background with her experience as a woman of colour, queer person, and an instrumentalist. Jamie Lee Trio is with James Dekker on piano, Marcus Abramzik on bass, and Jamie Lee on drums. The trio is releasing their debut album "Introspective" on February 29th, featuring 10 of Lee's original compositions.

  • Sat. February 29, 2020

    Buckman Coe

    Doors 9pm
    Show 10pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Roots music with a global world beat. Drawing from soul, folk, Americana, rock, and reggae, Buckman Coe and his band craft and perform uplifting and conscious music for the people.

  • Sun. March 1, 2020

    Early Show: Ms. PAN!K

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Femme-Powered - Loop pedal-driven Alt-Indie, hip-hop, Neo -Folk & Soul influenced production.

    Haida Loop Poet & Wholesome*MC Ms.PAN!K creates dynamic soundscapes with her guitar, voice & loop station.

    Rich layered vocal harmonies stacked on looped-melodies are mixed with conscious rhymes and her soul-full lyrics creating experimental loop poetry.

    Ms.PAN!K weaves poetic verses into dynamic loop-crafted melodies, often improvised and tailored for the energy of each audience, her music is meant to drop some healing wisdom to inspire & entertain.

    K’iinduu- Aus Vira Danyk is originally from the Unceded Territory of her Xaayda Ancestors & The HAIDA Nation Member to the K̲aayahl 'Laanaas Clan --- Raised in the Village of Skidegate on the beautiful and remote island archipelago of Haida Gwaii on the Wild West Coast of what is now called British Columbia, Canada. Long Term Resident on Unceded Tla-o-qui-aht Territory Tofino, BC.

  • Sun. March 1, 2020

    Matt Storm

    Doors 8pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Matt Storm is an Indie Soul Singer-Songwriter hailing from Vancouver B.C. Stepping on the scene around 2014, Matt has been writing, recording and performing his own work, and collaborating with other artists for quite some time.

    Matt has been performing solo, as well as with his band extensively in 2018, at venues such as The Biltmore, The Railway, Cafe Deux Soleil, Sofar Detroit/Seattle, Calabash and many more. As a backing musician with artists like Vancouver’s Desirée Dawson, he has more live experience at venues/events like The Vogue and Vancouver’s “Celebration of Light” Festival.

    His sound can be described as indie soul, playing on classic references such as Bill Withers intertwined with new sounds like Emily King, and Ray LaMontagne. His soulful lyrics and jazz influenced chord progressions make for a unique and relaxing listening experience. Drawing on life experience and introspection, his songwriting searches for meaning through melancholy, and hopes to define love through vulnerability.

  • Mon. March 2, 2020

    Early Show: Vanessa Nostbakken

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Vanessa Nostbakken is a folk, blues and jazz singer-songwriter from Ottawa via Montreal who is delighted to bring her stories and songs to audiences here in Vancouver. From intimate vocals to powerhouse show-stoppers, Vanessa is equally at home sharing her original compositions or paying homage to musical greats. Come listen!

  • Mon. March 2, 2020

    Brandon Isaak

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    What separates Brandon from the rest of the pack besides his world-class musicianship and song writing, is his ability to connect and involve the audience in his live shows.

    Over the years Brandon has had a chance to play with some of his favourite musicians and main influences, such as: Corey Harris, Guy Davis, Taj Mahal, Colin Linden, Harrison Kennedy, Serena Ryder, The Sojourners and Jim Byrnes as well as electric greats like… Jeff Healy, Joe Louis Walker, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, and Chicago Blues Diva Zora Young.

    Brandon’s affinity for the rawness and spontaneity of the blues is second to none, as anyone who has had the privilege of being a part of his audience will tell you. He brings a firebrand style of guitar as well as incredibly stirring vocals that truly has to be witnessed to be appreciated! He is VERY much in the moment as he rips it up, and we know you’ll be impressed with the caliber of showmanship within his performance of songs & stories by this great Canadian artist.

  • Tue. March 3, 2020

    Underneath the Harlem Moon

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    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.

  • Wed. March 4, 2020

    Chance Hayden

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Guitarist, composer, arranger and producer Chance Hayden has sustained an active presence throughout Portland, Oregon since 2005. His talent continuously extends to diverse acclaimed artists such as Darrell Grant, Farnell Newton, Andy Stokes, Lindsey Webster, Maimouna Youssef and Mycle Wastman. Hayden garnered international exposure touring throughout fifteen countries alongside Jarrod Lawson, highlights involving Holland’s North Sea Jazz Festival, Japan’s Billboard Live and an exclusive birthday celebration for Stevie Wonder.

    As a Portland State University Jazz Studies graduate, Hayden's guitar stylings are well informed through the jazz tradition while equally matched with influence of funky rhythm players a la Curtis Mayfield and Cornell Dupree to story-telling bluesmen such as B.B. King and Johnny Guitar Watson. Hayden's sophomore album and label debut, Get Somethin' (Ropeadope / Atlanta Records), forwards his authentic approach in the jazz-funk idiom.

  • Thu. March 5, 2020

    GroundUp feat. The Tristan Paxton Quartet

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Tristan Paxton is one of Vancouver’s most in demand guitarists. Joined by Carter Lowe guitar, Darren Parris bass, and Sam Cartwright drums, the group takes elements of jazz, folk, impressionism, and hip hop on an extraordinary sound journey. Get on board!

    As always, we have the fabulous DJ Dule spinning all night and all proceeds from the door will be donated in support of The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre.

  • Fri. March 6, 2020

    Dreaded Soul

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Simply put, DreadedSoul is a group dedicated to making you dance so hard your ass breaks. The band flows between old school funk, nu soul, hip hop, and house to keep the grooves fresh in order to keep you on the dancefloor. Created 9 years ago by singer/producer Tim Fuller, (known internationally for his multiple house music releases and collaborations with Miguel Migs, Groove Armada, DJ Ali, and many others) who has a gift of turning any given performance into a huge celebration, the band also has drummer Leon Power (Frazey Ford, Ben Rogers), bassist Darren Parris (Daniel Wesley, Daniel Powter), guitarist Russ Klein (Nelly Furtado, k-os) and multi-award winning keyboardist Tilden Webb.

    On behalf of the band, partial proceeds from the door will be donated to Music Heals in support of Music Therapy Month.

  • Sat. March 7, 2020

    Milky River

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Way down deep in the depths of the Milky Canyon, beyond the jagged cliffs and the rickety shores, flows the mighty Milky River. When the rock n’ roll lakes dried up, and the soul streams flowed no more, it was Milky River who brought life back to these barren and featureless wastelands. Featuring members of noted Vancouver roots/rock band The Matinee, as well as members of Juno award winning country artist Dallas Smith’s band (plus many other special guests). Blending elements of rock, soul, classic country, folk, funk and bluegrass, Milky River are poised to leave their mark on all in attendance. Careful, flood warnings are in effect – and the Milky River flow cannot be dammed.

    On behalf of the band, partial proceeds from the door will be donated to Music Heals in support of Music Therapy Month.

  • Sun. March 8, 2020

    Early Show: Myc Sharratt

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Hide in the Light, the latest album from award-winning singer-songwriter Myc Sharratt, captures a feeling fit for a joyful journey home at summers end. The collection is a showcase of the intimate, more subtle side of Sharratt's vocal rarely revealed in the Vancouver Island product's first four independent albums. Beautifully woven ethereal sonic landscapes with lush electric guitars over dreamy beds of synthesizers are the backdrop for lyrical content touching on love, loss, and regret. A hard-working man of the road, Sharratt has crafted his live show through years of touring throughout Canada, USA, and Ireland.

  • Sun. March 8, 2020

    The Milk Crate Bandits

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Milk Crate Bandits are one of Vancouver’s best traditional jazz bands. They have released two EPs, ‘The Neighbourhood’ and ‘The View From Out Here’ both of which were recorded in New Orleans with Preservation Hall Trumpet player Kevin Louis. After several successful tours of BC 2017 and 2018, featuring Brad Shigeta (Ellington Orchestra, Illinois Jacquet, Jack McDuff), Jen Hodge and Australian Chris O’Dea The Neighbourhood hit #1 on the CBFX jazz charts. Milk Crate Bandits present a high-energy performance of New Orleans jazz, intimate acoustic moments and cheeky vocals.

  • Mon. March 9, 2020

    Early Show: Matt Beebe

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    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.

  • Mon. March 9, 2020

    Ribcage

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Ribcage explores the love of experimental groove, bending funk and the blues while holding it all together with the epic swirl of indie rock. The music is inspired by John Scofield, Terrence Blanchard, Little Dragon, Elbow and more.

    Featuring Jon Roper on guitar, Jonny Tobin on keys, Matt Reid on bass and Joel Fountain on drums.

  • Tue. March 10, 2020

    Early Show: Kin Balam

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Kin Balam, the path of the jaguar (Indigenous Maya/Lenca) is an unprecedented, groundbreaking musical project of world music, comprising of virtuoso Flamenco guitar, Afro Latin rhythms, Indigenous (Meso-American) instrumentation, Hip Hop of social political content, and improvisational elements of Jazz. This powerhouse of musical spirits come to electrify, and deepen our souls’ beats, while changing the perspective, spiritual quality and vibrational frequencies that hold our bodies and minds in limitation.

    Indigenous tradition, African drumming of Latin America, Flamenco Gypsy language, Rap hood Poetry, and Jazz improvisation are the cultural ingredients that give rise to the originating group phenomenon Kin Balam who offer us a message of hope, rebellion, reconnection, and the medicine of living from our hearts.

  • Tue. March 10, 2020

    Brown Paper Bag

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    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. March 11, 2020

    Early Show: Shaun Finn

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Shaun Finn is a singer/songwriter live loop pedal artist, layering his guitar, vocals and percussions to craft his bluesy-folk-alt-rock sound. From chill vibes to full on electrifying, he'll put on a show.

  • Wed. March 11, 2020

    Coldwater Road

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Lyrically rich and unrelenting, Coldwater Road gives folk music a reason to dance. Waltzing between love songs and foot-stomping outlaw ballads, Coldwater Road covers a lot of ground; their songs often rooted in the history of the frontier. Reaching across Folk, Americana, Rock, and Country, live performances are like James Taylor with the Lumineers. Performing with 1-5 players, CwRoad can be gritty and acoustic or layered rich in harmonies. Coldwater Road is Patrick Spencer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica) and Charles Wesley (electric guitar, vocals).

  • Thu. March 12, 2020

    GroundUp feat. A2Z

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    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

    As always, we have the fabulous DJ Dule spinning all night and all proceeds from the door will be donated in support of The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre.

  • Fri. March 13, 2020

    Big Easy Funk Ensemble

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Big Easy Funk Ensemble celebrates the amazing variety of music that has grown out of the Jazz, Blues and Snazzy Grooves of New Orleans. The 9 member band includes a 3-piece horn section comprised of Andrew Benton on Sax, Kevin Tang on Trombone and Ryan Naso on Trumpet. The rhythm section includes Reece Worth on Guitar, Eric Stephenson on Bass, Tyler Gibson on Keyboards & Organ, Ryan Davis on Drums, Jeffrey Kornblum on Percussion, and last but not least the mesmerizing Chris Berry on Vocals.

    On behalf of the band, partial proceeds from the door will be donated to Music Heals in support of Music Therapy Month.

  • Sat. March 14, 2020

    East Van All-Stars

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    The East Van All-Stars bring the heat to Guilt and Co. everytime. If you're looking for Roots with quality and a good place to party, HERE IT IS!

    On behalf of the band, partial proceeds from the door will be donated to Music Heals in support of Music Therapy Month.

  • Sun. March 15, 2020

    Early Show: New Dew ft. Makadi

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    New Dew is a three-piece R&B/ Funk ensemble that originated in Portland OR. New Dew keeps things fresh, innovative, and exciting. Bringing a new style of music unlike any we've seen before. Their sets are improvised and pieced together by the energy of the venue, their listeners, and the atmosphere around them.

  • Sun. March 15, 2020

    The GoodFoot

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    The GoodFoot are a Vancouver based rhythm section and sax-man that mix original greasy-instrumental-soul & tubby-funk with classics by the likes of Grant Green, Boogaloo Joe Jones and Kool and The Gang. Featuring: Scotty K. Jones (drums), Lee McDonough (guitar), Karlo Oysters (keys), Dominic Conway (tenor sax) and Matt Reid (bass).

  • Mon. March 16, 2020

    Early Show: Stephanie Wall

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    With songs written about heartbreak, driving fast in cars, and living down South, Vancouver based singer/songwriter Steph Wall performs alongside close friends to get you dancing and reflecting on the messages being sung.

  • Mon. March 16, 2020

    Tim Sars

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Tim Sars plays tight New Orleans, tradition swing, and even some funky klezmer. Tim will be joined by Nick James on drums, Wynston Minckler on bass, Alex Flock on guitar, and Jocelyn Waugh on trumpet.

  • Tue. March 17, 2020

    Early Show: Logan and Nathan

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    West coast salt-water swagger meets soulfully free Rocky mountain meltwater. Logan and Nathan invite you to a dynamic freak-folk, soul-infused dance that colours the disenchanted black and white world we inhabit. Performing with a full band, they will be sure to melt your face off, in a good way... in the best way.

  • Tue. March 17, 2020

    Terminal Station

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Terminal Station is a Blues-Rock band in the best sense of the word. They take the traditional blues sound and kick it into high gear. Their music is raw and exciting – full of fat bass lines, explosive drumming, risk taking guitar solos and impassioned vocals.

  • Wed. March 18, 2020

    Early Show: Kentucky Eileen

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

    Kentucky Eileen is a brand new Canadiana quartet born from the bush in the South Interior of BC. Based around melodic swells and four-part harmony, four of BC's most beloved musical savants comprise the lineup; Joshua Smith (Josh + Bex), Dan Tait (Tiger Moon), Sam Balson (Dope Folk, The Stone Sparrows), and Mitch Howanyk (Wild Son). Inspired by Roger Miller and Ricky Skaggs, this quartet takes traditional American folk and bluegrass and gives it a supremely Canadian flavour - sonically akin to The Band. They are all multi-instrumentalists, experienced storytellers, and storied entertainers - prepared to bring you a spectacular show.

  • Wed. March 18, 2020

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    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

  • Thu. March 19, 2020

    GroundUp feat. The Scott Verbeek Quintet

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    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 Downtown Eastside Women's Centre.

  • Fri. March 20, 2020

    Adventours

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Spawned from Guilt & Company’s own This Is Not A Band series, this collective draws from some of Vancouver’s most recognizable modern players. The simple premise: A full night of entirely improvised electronica-inspired music, seamlessly weaving house, drum & bass, trip hop, hip hop and jungle. This edition features vocalists Kyprios and Ashleigh Eymann, keyboardist Mary Ancheta, bassist Mike Young, drummer Ali Siadat, and special guests.

    On behalf of the band, partial proceeds from the door will be donated to Music Heals in support of Music Therapy Month.

  • Sat. March 21, 2020

    Ben Parker & Friends

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    For the night, Ben Parker has put together a special group comprised of some of Vancouver’s finest and most entertaining musicians. With Paul Clark on drums, Jeanse Doujet on bass, Jay Esplana on keyboards, Ben Parker on guitar, and on lead vocals, Marie Hui and Bradley Barkman, this is bound to be an exciting one-time-only night you won’t want to miss. The audience can expect everything from Pop and R&B to Blues and Rock. Whether you are looking to dance or just enjoy watching skilled musicians having fun together on stage, there is sure to be something satisfying for everyone on this night.

    Ben Parker is a published songwriter and gifted musician based in Vancouver, Canada. Lending his skills as a guitarist, Parker has performed and shared the stage with Jocelyn Alice, K’naan, Moods, Lee Fields, and guitar monster Jordan Cook of Reignwolf. In 2017, as guitarist for Jack Mercer & Bandits, Parker worked with producer Garth Richardson (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Big Wreck, The Guess Who), who produced the bands single “Best For You”. Passionate bluesy bends with an unapologetic rough edge, Parker's soulful guitar playing leaves audiences feeling inspired and excited.

    On behalf of the band, partial proceeds from the door will be donated to Music Heals in support of Music Therapy Month.

  • Sun. March 22, 2020

    Early Show: Alannah Clark

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Hailing from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Alannah Clark isn't shy when it comes to writing about what truly matters to her. Her soulful melodies, and tender lyrics paired with her powerful voice and entertaining stage presence will inspire audiences of all ages. Alannah has performed widely in the Comox Valley, and other Vancouver Island communities as well as the lower mainland. In spring 2018 she toured the UK and Europe with fellow Comox Valley singer songwriter, Joey Clarkson. As a strong advocate for mental health, Alannah's writing reflects her own struggles with depression. She talks about the importance of speaking out about mental health during her shows, which often sparks positive conversation with audience members after the show. Alannah's debut EP, "Dear June", was recorded at Aurora Music Studios (Jacob Gregory) in Comox, British Columbia and was released in November 2017.

  • Sun. March 22, 2020

    Sweetpea

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Sweetpea has been a fixture in the Vancouver swing scene since for 15 years, and are excited to celebrate their anniversary with all the friends they have made over the years. These cats deliver their traditional jazz with a modern twist, and audiences can't help jumping out of their seats to cut a rug. Sweetpea cooks up a swingin' jazz beat so clap your hands and stomp your feet!

    Samantha Scott - voice
    Alison Gorman - trumpet
    Bryan Milks - tenor sax
    Timothy Sars - baritone sax
    Andrew Robert Smith - voice and guitar
    Russell Sholberg - double bass
    Brendan Krieg - drum kit
    and many special guests

  • Mon. March 23, 2020

    Early Show: Keezer/Margot/Ancheta

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    A night of improvising and exploration Keezer and Margot currently residing in New York join Vancouver mainstay Ancheta in a night of improvising and electronics.

    Geoffrey Keezer is multiple GRAMMY-nominated pianist, composer, arranger and producer. Has performed with Sting, Chris Botti, Ray Brown, Art Blakey, Roy Hargrove, Esperanza Spalding, Wayne Shorter and more. Gillian Margot has an exquisite voice, a disarmingly wide range and a style that eschews jazz singer clichés in favor of an original, interpretive delivery grounded in a song’s lyrical and emotional content. She has performed with Chris Botti, Jeremy Pelt, and Robert Glasper. Mary Ancheta a regular on the Vancouver Music scene can be heard supporting artists such as iskwe, Kimmortal, Buckman Coe, Ashleigh Ball, the Adventours, and Francis Arevalo.

  • Mon. March 23, 2020

    The Tony Wilson Quintet

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Canadian Guitar Legend Tony Wilson brings his talent stacked Quintet to Guilt & Company. Tony is joined by:

    Daniel Miles Kane -tenor sax
    Russell Sholberg - bass
    Kai Basanta -drums
    Raphael Geronimo-congas

  • Tue. March 24, 2020

    Early Show: Clark Graham

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Raised in the backdrop of the Fraser Valley, signer-songwriter Clark Graham has been bringing his intimate and heartfelt songs to stages in Vancouver and Los Angeles throughout the years. Influenced by the musical Idols that have come before him, Clark leaves everything he has on stage and record. This year marks the release of a brand new album for Clark recorded with his long-time collaborator, Grammy winning producer Justin Merrill. This sonic endeavour represents a new era in his commitment to the craft of songwriting, armed with his voice, a single guitar, and harmonica, he hides behind no vales or gimmicks. Only a passion for purity and truth in the songs he sings.

  • Tue. March 24, 2020

    San Pedro Cinco

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    San Pedro Cinco is comprised of J.P. Carter (trumpet), Tony Wilson (guitar) Russell Sholberg (bass) Robin Layne (marimba and percussion) and Liam MacDonald (drumset & percussion). After a trip to Costa Rica, members of the group were inspired to put their own spin on Cumbia, Calypso, and other Latin American music styles. With a heavy hitting rhythm section, this is music for dancing!

    Liam MacDonald - drums & percussion
    Robin Layne - marimba & percussion
    J P Cater - trumpet
    Tony Wilson - guitar
    Russell Sholberg - bass

  • Wed. March 25, 2020

    Early Show: Fallow State

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Fallow State are a fiercely talented Vancouver based alternative country band. The duo consists of Christopher D. Olson and Adrienne Nye, and the two complement one another flawlessly. Their voices are powerful independently but together create an avalanche of harmony. This organic sound is impossible to plagiarize, it is timeless music filled to the brim with authenticity. Their sound is particularly refreshing in the modern sea of dad rock and EDM.

    Fallow State released their debut EP titled Yardsale Demo which is a nod to Yardsale Studios where it was recorded. The short album is a great collection of musically refined and emotionally generous songs. It is not only a great sonic introduction into their world but an enduring body of work. They recently gained recognition for their original songwriting by winning the 9th Annual Whistler Music Search. They perform frequently around B.C and will be recording a new album in 2019. They are developing a fully fleshed band, elevating their music to another level.

  • Wed. March 25, 2020

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. The Jason Winikoff Hot 5

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Jason Winikoff, the perpetual student of drums, hails from the US but has proudly called Vancouver home for the last year and a half. He has performed and studied percussion extensively in Zambia as well as in Ghana and Haiti. After nearly 7 years of living, studying, and performing in New Orleans, he brings the sounds of the Crescent City to Guilt & Co. with an explosive quintet. Expect to dance to the music of King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, the Original Dixieland Jass Band, Jelly Roll Morton, and more. His infectious second-line grooves will keep you moving to these trad barn-burners all night long.

    The Jason Winikoff Hot 5:
    Don Ogilvie - guitar
    Bonnie Northgraves - trumpet
    Joe Abbott - clarinet
    Dr. Marc Lindy - tuba
    Jason Winikoff - drums & vocals

  • Thu. March 26, 2020

    GroundUp feat. Sadé

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Sadé Awele embodies a soulful character of love reflected in her engaging smile and persona. She expresses it through her timeless lyrics, and music that ranges from afro-soul and conscious alternative r&b to neo-soul and contemporary r&b. Sade's eclectic taste allows her to draw inspiration from vast range of genres into her music. This allows her to stay inspired and refreshed, while giving the audience a new and fun experience. Her lyrics have been described to have substance and authenticity, and her jazzy voice will put you in a soothing trance with familiar tones; yet her sound is in a category of its own. Her most recent work includes a series of singles, including “Count on Me”, “Nigerian Born”, “Dreams”, “Apple Pie”, available on all music platforms. Best part of her recent project of singles is that each one has an accompanying music video on Youtube and IGTV. There is so much more to come from her unique sound.

    As always, we have the fabulous DJ Dule spinning all night and all proceeds from the door will be donated in support of The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre.

  • Fri. March 27, 2020

    Return of the Space Cowboys

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    A band dedicated to the life and times and sounds of Jamiroquai. The Space Cowboys will be paying tribute to the albums Emergency on Planet Earth and Travelling Without Moving, with a band comprised of some of Vancity's top tier musicians. Guilt and Co is guaranteed to have a sweaty hot packed dance floor for this evening and we are all very excited for the debut of this high octane funk driven musical force!!!

    On behalf of the band, partial proceeds from the door will be donated to Music Heals in support of Music Therapy Month.

  • Sat. March 28, 2020

    Camaro 67

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    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.

    On behalf of the band, partial proceeds from the door will be donated to Music Heals in support of Music Therapy Month.

  • Sun. March 29, 2020

    Early Show: Turunesh

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Turunesh is a Neo Afro soul singer-songwriter of Tanzanian & Ethiopian origin. Having grown up in Tanzania whose East African roots dictated the creation and development of her alternative style of music. She has 2 self titled EP’s (2016 & 2018), 4 singles(2018 - 2019), and a debut album ‘Coastal Cider’ (2019) that merge sounds and languages from Eastern & Western Africa as well as Neo Soul & Rnb influences. The 21 year old’s freestyle approach to her song making stems from growing up listening to old school Afro Jazz and Blues.

    Turunesh’s on stage personality is that of a comfortable performer that feels the most at home during a performance. When she sings she showcases monumental control and intuition as well as a strong connection with the audience. Turunesh’s voice transcends expectations and sings in a manner that hopes to guide her listeners through her music & stories. Her blending of languages such as Kiswahili and English as well as her fusion of genres makes it easy to lose oneself and encourages you to feel the music in a way that is transportive.

  • Sun. March 29, 2020

    The Junebugs

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Imagine if Neil Young and Janis Joplin had three love children, and those children grew up to like Folk Rock and Hip Hop. The Junebugs combine high-energy pop and rock with Pacific Northwest folksy goodness to create a genre-bending sound you can kick up your heels to.

  • Mon. March 30, 2020

    Bonnie Northgraves

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Bonnie is a trumpet player/vocalist/pianist based in Vancouver BC. Drawn to vintage jazz at an early age she performs music from the 20's, 30's and 40's as well as composes her own original music in the vintage style. Her singing is smokey and rich and her trumpet playing is call to the early jazz styles of New Orleans.

  • Tue. March 31, 2020

    Early Show: Puppycat

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Puppycat is the musical interpretation of two totally separate species of animals joined together. It is part ugly and part beautiful. Unique and weird. The sounds that it makes will slap you in the face and you will say to yourself, "Thanks, I needed that".

  • Tue. March 31, 2020

    Brad Shigeta's Swingtime Band

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Brad Shigeta was a featured soloist with Duke Ellington Orchestra and Illinois Jacquet Big Band among others. His plunger style of soloing on the trombone is particularly unique and hard swinging. The Swingtime Band features two horn arrangements of great Basie and Ellington standards and is made for dancing!

  • Wed. April 1, 2020

    Early Show: Bonfire Ballerina

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Bonfire Ballerina is a Dirt-Folk, Dark-Swing trio from Vancouver. The band plays chunky acoustic interpretations from the 1920’s onward with a smattering of moody-stompy original compositions.

    Members include:
    Bryce Clark (Drums)
    Michael Wagler (Upright Bass)
    Brett Creemer (Guitar/Vocals)

  • Wed. April 1, 2020

    Just a Season

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Just A Season is a Vancouver folk-rock band fronted by singer/songwriter Scott Smith. Smith has been a key player in Vancouver's roots scene for a couple decades, playing guitar and pedal steel with artists such as Barney Bentall, Rich Hope, The Real Ponchos, and Aaron Pritchett. Influenced by Gram Parsons, Ryan Adams, Neil Young and country period Grateful Dead, Just A Season's songs recall a time when folk, rock and country met in a sun-baked embrace.

  • Thu. April 2, 2020

    GroundUp feat. High Pulp

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    It all began in 2017 when High Pulp emerged from a weekly “Funk Church” jam session at Seattle’s historic jazz club The Royal Room. It was here that High Pulp’s founding members discovered one another. An inexplicable force pulled the collective together to produce the high-octane jazz, funk, hip-hop, punk, psychedelic cocktail that soon became their debut album Bad Juice (released June 2018).

    Then, in 2019, High Pulp’s orbit collided with three well-known Seattle-based R&B/soul artists - JusMoni, Falon Sierra, and Shaina Shepherd (BEARAXE) - bringing vocalists into High Pulp’s extended musical family for the first time. Each of these artists joined in writing and recording a track with High Pulp, and together the three tracks formulate the Light Fix EP (released Fall 2019).

    Now, the story of MUTUAL ATTRACTION continues with a series of three EPs released throughout 2020 in partnership with Portland-based Dutch Records. Each track is a cover performed in a single live take, with the intention of honoring the original composition while also electrifying it with 21st-century synthesizers, pedalboards, and production in true High Pulp style. In the way that music is a grand tapestry of past, present, and future threads woven together, the MUTUAL ATTRACTION series explores what happens when an artist meditates deeply on the influential threads of their musical past and reweaves them into the musical present, repeatedly asking the question: “What if?”

    As always, we have the fabulous DJ Dule spinning all night and all proceeds from the door will be donated in support of The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre.

  • Fri. April 3, 2020

    Jack Garton

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Steeped in the solitude of the mountains and islands of the Pacific Northwest, raised in the boisterous and irreverent East Vancouver arts community, Jack Garton’s music is a dance party for the vulnerable at heart. In the lineage of Weird and Wonderful Canadian songwriters Leonard Cohen, k.d.Lang, Corb Lund and Geoff Berner, Garton’s songs alchemize brokenness and pride, and celebrate the sheer “absurd difficulty of being alive” (Geoff Berner) with wit and grace. Over the last ten years while touring Canada, the USA and Europe, Garton has developed a distinctive voice on the accordion, mixing cajun, european and country styles with ease into an exciting roots music feast. Whether backed by his powerful band the Demon Squadron or solo, armed with an accordion and trumpet, his shows are theatrical, fluid, confessional, and fun. They reflect a lifetime of devotion to the art of live music as well as an impressive breadth of life experience including his roles as a father and husband, local gravedigger, theatre artist and music teacher.

  • Sat. April 4, 2020

    The Bradley McGillivray Blues Band

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    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.

  • Sun. April 5, 2020

    Marlie Collins

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Marlie Collins is a diverse vocalist. Over the past 6 years, she’s performed multiple genres of music, including: classical, musical theatre, rock, soul and pop on stages across the globe. Now, Marlie is taking her original music back to her roots, gospel soul with an infusion of ‘70s funk. It has taken some time for Marlie to truly find her sound and style. Born and raised in Saskatoon SK, as the youngest of five, Marlie learned to sing and dance around the house with her brothers and sisters. She became heavily involved in musical theatre; always the goofy performer and began taking voice lessons at the age of 15 (Lord knows she was pitchy.) Musical theatre became her life but the sweet sounds of soul always had her heart.

  • Mon. April 6, 2020

    Early Show: Adam Briscoe

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Adam Briscoe, with the release of his debut EP “Something Here” and supporting tour to follow, Adam has moved his life and his aspirations to Vancouver, B.C. Adam also brings his own blend of acoustic rock right to your front door. Look out for him at venue near you!

  • Mon. April 6, 2020

    Robin Layne & Friends

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Robin Layne & Friends play music that is inspired by his travels and evokes memories of summer days full of adventure and playfulness. With roots in Jazz, Latin and African traditions this groove heavy ensemble delivers music that will uplift your spirit, put a smile on your face and take your ears on a journey into the stratosphere. Since forming in 2015 the band has been filling dance floors around Vancouver and performing at festivals across BC and beyond.

  • Tue. April 7, 2020

    Early Show: Jordan Greene

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Jordan Greene is an instrumental and vocal solo artist from Vancouver, British Columbia. He has been passionately playing electric & acoustic guitar, and studying and composing music for over 15 years, with influences ranging from Rock and Jazz, to Classical and Flamenco. He has performed at restaurants, bars and other private and public events such as Pastameli, Fuggles and Warlock, the opening of the Canada line in Vancouver back in 2009, and many more. With the wide range of musical influence and guidance for 13 of the 15 years of his musical career from his mentor & one of Canada’s finest guitarists Dave Martone, you can expect Jordan to deliver a diverse, intuitive setlist and engaging atmosphere to any venue.

  • Tue. April 7, 2020

    Underneath the Harlem Moon

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    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.

  • Wed. April 8, 2020

    SOLA

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    SOLA is Adriana Parejas, lead singer, musician and songwriter looking to spread her wings after many years of talking about starting a solo project. After fronting, local Vancouver soul/funk collective MudFunk from 2014-2019, SOLA has been coming onto the Vancouver music scene with a strong presence, vocal power and drive that is undeniable. Adriana's fire and passion is coming through even stronger as she has added several new members to her existing 3 piece band to create a new soulful sound that is full of love, excitement and feeling.

    SOLA has been singing as far back as she can remember and started writing songs when was 23 years old. That passion has never left her and it continues to burn as she is mapping a new path with this project. Her lyrics are a reflection of her story of mending a broken heart and understanding the worries of finding and exploring new love. Jazzy Amy Winehouse esq' melody styles mixed with Rnb, Lianne La Havas guitar inspired sounds are what inspires her sound and resonance. Recently stepping onto her solo career in May of 2018 has already has had the opportunity to play at several venues across the city and released 2 tracks "Smoked Out" and "Fall Into you". Her sights are set for 2019 to bring more music, more vibration and more fire to the Rnb and soul scene in Vancouver and beyond.

  • Thu. April 9, 2020

    GroundUP feat. Dutch Robinson

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    As lead singer of the legendary R&B group The Ohio Players, Dutch toured for years with highlights such as Soul Train and The Tonight Show. He co-wrote their material, and even performed the Ohio Player version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow requested at Judy Garland’s funeral.

    After leaving The Players, Dutch worked with the likes of Tommy Motolla, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Melba Moore, Kid Creole & the Coconuts, and Curtis Mayfield before relocating to Canada. His 5 octave vocal range and undeniable stage presence makes for a classic R&B/Soul spectacle. His show is a mix of Motown classics and well-known originals, none of which are to be missed.

    As always, we have the fabulous DJ Dule spinning all night and all proceeds from the door will be donated in support of The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre.

  • Sat. April 11, 2020

    Ghost/Robot

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Keyboardist and beatmaker Jonny Tobin (Teon Gibbs / Potatohead People), bassist Mike Young and drummer Ali Siadat (who together make up the rhythm section of local indie rockers Mother Mother) team up with the intention of emulating machine-based music to bring electronica, modern house, trance, and drum & bass forms to an organic live setting, and to ignite a mind-bending dance party.

  • Mon. April 13, 2020

    Early Show: Sarah Stark

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Sarah Stark’s soulful and honest songs pull in her audience as soon as she takes the stage. Through her candid lyrics and fun melodies, she combines elements of r&b, jazz, and pop to create a unique sound that appeals to many audiences. Equipped with her instrument, songbook, and the truth, she is ready to lend her voice to the world at hand.

    At the moment, Sarah is working hard on perfecting her artistry and equipping herself with the skills of the trade so she can take the music industry by storm. She is currently recording her first EP, set to be released in Spring 2020, and has been performing across Vancouver.

  • Tue. April 14, 2020

    Early Show: Ben Arsenault

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Ben first became interested in country music as a kid when his Dad would listen to Hank Williams on weekends while making breakfast. At 13 he picked up a guitar and began his idolization of Jerry Garcia. Upon learning that Jerry started as a bluegrass musician, Ben began singing and playing bluegrass. He followed the call to Montreal, QC where he was a regular at the Barfly’s Sunday Bluegrass and Old Time Country jam. With a couple of pals from the Barfly jam he formed and fronted the country-rock band Martyr & Pistol, which played around the Montreal bars for several years with artists like Lil’ Andy and Yonder Hill. Now back on the west coast, Ben gigs with his alt-country/jam band Real Ponchos and is pursuing a solo career in traditional, roots based country music. He has recently recorded a solo album with Victoria pedal steel guitarist Marc Jenkins and all around music man Blake Enemark. This collection of tunes, featuring Ben on acoustic guitar, harmonica and voice, tells of the trials and tribulations of human existence and is a tribute to the great singer/songwriters of country music. A second album is in the works for a release in the late summer/early fall.

  • Tue. April 14, 2020

    Light Years

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Recently formed, “Light Years” is comprised of veteran musicians: Gord Lemon, Chris Hass, Dave Say, Jason de Couto, and Gavin Youngash - who have played with the ‘who’s who' in the Canadian and American music scene. The members wish to pay tribute to some of the amazing artists which have inspired them, including Tom Scott, David Sanborn, Spyro Gyra, Robben Ford, Chick Corea, Steps Ahead, Yellow Jackets and more. The band brings their collective experience together for a highly entertaining evening for listeners and dancers alike. Jazz, funk, R&B are the catalysts for the hard driving grooves and improvisation that Light Years radiates out.

  • Wed. April 15, 2020

    Early Show: Jade Monet

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Inspired at a young age by Etta James, Jade Monet is an incredibly talented vocalist whose versatility ranges from Jazz, Rock & Country in her early years, to the current R&B/Pop sound of her debut EP, “Awake & Dreaming”, released August 2019. Her music can be described as “Sabrina Claudio meets Ariana Grande” and often draws comparisons to other R&B/Pop standouts such as SZA, Jorja Smith, Solange, Janelle Monáe, Jhene Aiko, Kehlani and even Lana Del Rey.

  • Thu. April 16, 2020

    GroundUp feat. Omar Khan

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Omar Khan is a veritable artist. The self-taught musician, singer, songwriter and producer has been performing locally and abroad for years. His music takes you on a journey, sifting through genres of Pop, R&B, Soul, Hip Hop and folk seamlessly. Omar has opened up for artists such as Prince, Majid Jordan, Jessie Reyez, Aloe Blacc among many others. Also being chosen as one of nine artists around the world to sing in Rock Legend's U2's single for "song for someone".

    As always, we have the fabulous DJ Dule spinning all night and all proceeds from the door will be donated in support of The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre.

  • Fri. April 17, 2020

    The Vince Mai Project

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Since it’s inception a decade ago, the Vince Mai Project has always kept to it’s formula of groove-is-king no matter the genre : jazz funk, latin or soul. Add to that thrilling solos by all members and you have an event that promises to captivate while making you want to move. Led by trumpeter Vince Mai this sextet features Kristian Alexandrov - keys, Miles Hill - bass, Daryl Jahnke - guitar, Joel Fountain - drums, and Timothy Fuller - vocals.

  • Sat. April 18, 2020

    Coco Jafro

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Throughout their Revolution, COCO JAFRO have become a synchronous soul-unit honing their craft, absorbing the sights, sounds and feels from cultures across the globe; creating a unique tapestry of sounds that captures the pulse, energy and vibrancy of innovative world music.

    From North African traditional trance to Afro-Latin funk fused with throwback 60's rhythms, this collective delivers high energy performances while still following their mantra of remaining grounded, protecting our earth and being in harmony with it. Rise up, occupy the dance floor and be set free; Freedom to move, freedom to think, freedom to exchange culture and energy without oppression, suppression or repression as COCO JAFRO brings the power and the party to people.

  • Sun. April 19, 2020

    Early Show: The Darlings Cabaret

    Doors 6:30pm
    Show 7:30pm
    Admission: $25

    Intimate and interactive, The Darlings Cabaret is a rock 'n' roll based modern cabaret style dance show. A show that fuses together an edgy punk rock flavour with a prohibition era supper club feel. Also combining elements of blues, jazz, and rockabilly vibes for a high-energy and gritty yet classy and sensual experience. The intoxicating world of The Darlings Cabaret leaves the audience in a haze of excitement, continuously wanting 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 not only takes place on stage, but ALL OVER THE ROOM! Make sure to stay alert because you never know where a Darling may pop up! More information at www.thedarlingscabaret.com

    *** PLEASE NOTE! This is a TICKETED EVENT($25) that generally SELLS OUT well in advance. Please make sure to BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY ONLINE! There are 4 show dates to select from, please ensure you select the correct date! Ticket Link: https://darlingscabaret.brownpapertickets.com

  • Sun. April 19, 2020

    Jesse Bentley

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Jesse Bentley is a singer-songwriter who has been active in the Vancouver music scene for over ten years now in a variety of different musical roles. He is currently performing material from his solo project. A true multi-instrumentalist, he manages to cross-weave genres together and aims to connect with audiences via honest, heart felt songs that ride the line between story telling, image-laden poetry and fantasy themes. Expect to hear sinister, funky grooves with aspects of soul, rock, reggae, folk and psychedelia. Having released a full-length album in 2017, he sets his intentions on releasing new content throughout 2019.

  • Tue. April 21, 2020

    Early Show: Claude Hay

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Award winning Australian solo artist Claude Hay invokes the best of stomping traditional blues, hard rock and booty-shaking funk, all delivered with slide guitar chops to burn and a vocal range to match. Hay is the modern One-Man-Band creating a full band sound off the back of looping technology.

  • Tue. April 21, 2020

    Tambura Rasa

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Admission: Minimum $5 donation to the show

    Tambura Rasa is a buoyant cultural cross-pollination that fuses contemporary grooves and traditional rhythms into one energetic musical brand of their own. The act weaves a tapestry of sound and dance from The Balkans, Spain, Turkey, Middle East and beyond. www.tamburarasa.com