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  • Tue. December 10, 2019

    Early Show: Sincerely Craig

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

    A MUST-HEAR electrifying acoustic duo! No, this duo does not have a member named Craig. The name pays homage to where this power couple met, on Craigslist while living in downtown Toronto.

    Coming from completely different musical backgrounds, the two never expected they would be making music together; the two never expected to fall in love either.

    Sincerely Craig brings metal, rock and acoustic together; creating a vibrant and one-of-a-kind sound. Sasha has a very modern musical influence with an extremely versatile and emotional voice. David, a multi-instrumentalist, has influence from various artists from old rock to metal and more. With David’s impressive performance of intricate guitar riffs, percussion played by his feet, the duo’s powerful vocals and stage performance create a sound with an energy that fills the stage and raises many different motions. Currently working on their first debut album, their new music (to be released July 2019) is expected to pack an even bigger punch.

  • Tue. December 10, 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.

  • Wed. December 11, 2019

    Early Show: Ripple Illusion

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

    Ripple Illusion is a wave of west coast rock and roll that kicks up remnants of funk, blues surf and psychadelia. Its modern vintage sound explores different eras and sounds. The band’s sound includes a keyboard heavy, rhythmic style that weaves in and out of funky grooves and smooth delicate moments. All the while, juxtaposing keyboard riffs, choppy guitar rhythms and silky three part harmonies.

    Finding continuity in the chaos is the band’s lead singer and keyboardist Michael Turner, who can’t help but find himself stuck in a beautiful web of eras that range from the very origins of piano based boogie woogie; to the drug infused 60’s psychadelia; to the 90’s alternative rock; and even back to the early New Orleans jazz scene. His lyrics don’t fall into more typical themes of romantic relationships, but rather tell stories of the paradox of modern life. As a west coaster, Turner eloquently explores the frustrations that come with all of the beauty and nature that’s been replaced with endless reminders of our supremacy.

    Ripple Illusion’s invigorating performances have helped them gain quick inroads into the Western Canadian music scene, and overwhelmingly positive reception has resulted in numerous multiple festival appearances in British Columbia, including Tiny Lights, Artswells and Woodstove Festivals. Recently the band has recorded a new EP with the single “Creature” being released to positive reception in 2018. The band plans its full release in 2019.

  • Wed. December 11, 2019

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. Sweetpea

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

    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

  • Thu. December 12, 2019

    GroundUp feat. Dutch Robinson

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

    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 St. James Music Academy.

  • Fri. December 13, 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. December 14, 2019

    Return of the Space Cowboys

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

    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!!!

  • Sun. December 15, 2019

    Jesse Bentley

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

    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.

  • Mon. December 16, 2019

    Don Stewart

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

    Whether performing gospel, soul, jazz or rock, Don’s soulful smooth delivery voice leave audiences thrilled. He has toured internationally and his favorite acting credits include leading roles in “Of Mice and Men,” “Showboat” and “Unforgettable: The Music of Nat King Cole.” Don is now bringing his musical influences (Motown, British Invasion) to songwriting. He has released four CDs including “Midnight Hour”, his first collaboration with Miles Black, and subsequently “Tender Lies” with all original compositions by these two acclaimed artists. Don has built up a loyal fan base who follow him from club to lounge to concert hall, grateful for every chance to hear this unique artist enchant yet another audience.

    Don Stewart - vocals
    Ron Johnston - keyboard
    Cameron Hood - bass
    Michael Toth - guitar
    Nick Apivor - vibes & percussion
    Buff Allen - drums

  • Tue. December 17, 2019

    Early Show: Sadie Campbell

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

    A carefully curated collection of the many sounds of the many places traveled, singer/songwriter Sadie Campbell's music tells the story of her life's journey. Sadie's passion for adventure and endless thirst for inspiration, brought her to Nashville, New York and all throughout Canada to work on songs for her next project. Last summer She returned to Canada on a cross-country summer tour, showcasing new material in Vancouver, Toronto and at Halifax Urban Folk Festival. She has also taken part in Steve Earle’s Camp Copperhead Songwriting Camp, showcased in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall and Nashville for Americanafest 2019, Spotlight615, and RMG Entertainment’s ‘Nashville Night’s’. Sadie is currently working on a collection of songs with Producer, Murray Pulver (The Bros. Landreth, Crash Test Dummies), set to be released early next year.

  • Tue. December 17, 2019

    Tambura Rasa

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

    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

  • Wed. December 18, 2019

    Early Show: Bonfire Ballerina

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

    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. December 18, 2019

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. Bonnie Northgraves

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

    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.

  • Thu. December 19, 2019

    GroundUp feat. Malcolm Aiken & NewFutures

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

    //NewFutures//Forged in the heart of Gastown, this new album from Canadian trumpeter Malcolm Aiken highlights the sounds brewed up in the over his 4 year residency right here at Guilt & Company. The sound is dubbed-out jazz-fusion with down tempo grooves, ambient textures, and vintage synths that set the mood for his lyrical trumpet tone. A synergy emanates that recalls the sounds of Bob James and Electric Miles, with modern beats inspired by J Dilla, Flying Lotus and Robert Glasper.

    With:
    Tristan Paxton - Guitar
    David Mergens - Sax
    Matt Reid - Bass
    Max Zipursky - Keys
    Paul Clark - Drums

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

  • Fri. December 20, 2019

    The Grease Merchants

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

    This band of professional grease merchants has been custom built to deliver slice after hot and juicy slice of late 60s & early 70s soul music. Rare grooves and unusual/unexpected covers only. Come break a sweat while dancing away the longest night of the year. Featuring: Dawn Pemberton (Vocals), Gavin Youngash (Guitar), Tilden Webb (Keyboards), Paul Clark (Drums), Chris Couto (Percussion), Derek DiFilippo (Bass).

  • Sat. December 21, 2019

    Trilojay

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

    Introducing Jay Leonard Juatco, Jay Esplana and Jason Nickel, three of Vancouver’s most talented and energetic performers. Beyond the razor blade grooves, adrenaline-fueled stageshow, and mastery of their art, Trilojay is about the experience of music. The musicians in this event band are among the elite in the industry and their goal is to create something new yet completely familiar to the people. Outstandingly versatile, quickly adaptable, and attune to the emotion of the crowd, Trilojay is always ready to fill the dance floor and keep it crowded till the last downbeat.

  • Sun. December 22, 2019

    Viper Central

    Doors 7pm
    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. December 23, 2019

    CLOSED - Happy Holidays!

  • Tue. December 24, 2019

    CLOSED - Happy Holidays!

  • Wed. December 25, 2019

    CLOSED - Happy Holidays!

  • Thu. December 26, 2019

    GroundUp feat. Boxing Day Deals 2019!

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

    You might ask yourself: "Where in Vancouver would I find the absolute most savage Boxing Day 2019 Deals in Hard Rock?" Great question; we have the answer. Headbang your way to Guilt & Company on Thursday Dec 26th for aisle after aisle of Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, Van Halen, Nirvana, Thin Lizzy, Rage Against The Machine, Aerosmith, Stone Temple Pilots, etc. Patrick Gavigan (Vocals), Flavio Cirillo (Drums), Darren Savard (Guitar), Scott Verbeek (Guitar), Derek DiFilippo (Bass). Satisfaction Guaranteed!

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

  • Fri. December 27, 2019

    Soul Queens Tribute feat. Marie Hui & Karina Morin

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

    Tonight we feature two of Vancouver's best-known female R&B/Soul vocalist; Marie Hui and Karina Morin. Backed by a band formed just for the night, it will be a night of well-known R&B/Soul hits performed brilliantly by two very experienced singers and their 'one night only' band. Don't miss it!

  • Sat. December 28, 2019

    Emily Chambers

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

    Raised in Vancouver, BC Chambers now splits time between Canada and the US, residing part time in Nashville. But if you’re looking for her, chances are she is on an open highway. A road warrior at heart, Emily dreamed of quitting her 9-5, moving into a camper van and touring indefinitely. In 2016 she made that dream a reality. Chambers has now completed two US tours in her 1983 Dodge 250B, performing in LA, Oklahoma, Dallas, Austin, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Nashville, Atlanta, New York City and more. Some shows of note include New Years Eve at the Park MGM in Las Vegas, opening for R&B artist Andy Allo at The Mint in LA, opening for Jessica Childress at West Hollywood’s Peppermint Club, and opening up for the likes of Delta Rae, Walker Lukens, and the New York based soul-pop group Lawrence at Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver.

  • Sun. December 29, 2019

    Torben Brown

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

    Torben Brown debuts new music, with a new band. The sound is organ driven, roots based groove, dark and gritty powered by a rhythm section beast of Vancouver regulars. The band is explosive and exciting, underpinning big choruses, evocative verses and crazy, often risky solos with super tight, danceable grooves. It’s all wrapped up in a singular style that is striking and intoxicating. The songs are lyrical, dynamic, and they’ve got bite. Don’t be surprised if they stay with you.

    Featuring:
    Aybars Savat: Drums
    Joseph Lubinsky-Mast: Bass
    Tom Heuckendorff: Keys, Sax
    Torben Brown: Guitar, Vocals

  • Mon. December 30, 2019

    Los Duendes

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

    Los Duendes is Vancouver's very own Psych Latin Fusion group. Infectious tropical rhythms intertwined with spicy Latin melodies designed make people get uplifted and groove. Tener Duende loosely means having soul, a heightened state of emotion, expression and authenticity. The artistic and especially musical term was derived from the Duende, an elf or goblin-like magical creature in Spanish mythology. El Duende is the spirit of evocation who comes from inside as a physical/emotional response to art. 'The Duende is not in the throat; the Duende climbs up inside you, from the soles of the feet.' It is what gives you chills, makes you smile or cry as a bodily reaction to an artistic performance that is particularly expressive.

  • Tue. December 31, 2019

    NYE with NaRai & Friends

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    Admission - Suggested $25

    For New Years Eve, 2019, we have a very special night for you. We are taking our 'This Is Not a Band' format to the next level by featuring one of our favourite singers of all time, NaRai. Backed by a group instrumentalists who have not yet all performed together, NaRai is going to bring the Funk and Soul to 2020 like only she can while backed by a killer band. If that isn't enough, we also have none other than DJ Dule with us all night. This man easily has one of the best record collections in the city, and we are so lucky to have him.

    We've decided that for NYE this year, we would abstain from a high-priced ticketed event and all that one would entail. No bells and whistles, just great music and great company like any night at Guilt & Co. Admission will be a suggested minimum donation of $25 to the band and that's it, so come take refuge from the well-known spectacle that is NYE.

  • Thu. January 2, 2020

    GroundUp feat. The Tristan Paxton Quartet

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

    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 Loving Spoonful.

  • Fri. January 3, 2020

    Dino Dinicolo's 'Sound of Soul'

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

    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.

  • Sat. January 4, 2020

    Siobhan

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

    Siobhan is one of Vancouver’s most versatile and authentic vocalists. After moving to the city from Vancouver Island 4 years ago, Siobhan is hitting hard with her soulful, resonant and powerful voice! With flavours of R&B, Neo-soul and Jazz, her music is bound to make you groove! The band will feature: Jonny Tobin on keys, Derek DiFilippo on bass, Johnny Andrews on drums, and Tristan Paxton on guitar.

  • Sun. January 5, 2020

    Early Show: Monty Biggins

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

    A Louisiana fairy tale from somewhere over the rainbow. Americana roots and Delta swing featuring Monty Biggins on Vocals and Guitar and Jack-Qui No on drums.

  • Sun. January 5, 2020

    Kutapira

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

    Kutapira brings Afro-Cuban vibes together with the melodies of Zimbabwe, creating an original sound guaranteed to make you move. This classic Marimba troop, which started 15 years ago and keeps on truckin,’ brings smiles to faces both young and old, helping to connect people with their tribal inner-self on the dance floor.

  • Mon. January 6, 2020

    Early Show: Dom Fricot

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    Admission $15

    A little over two years ago Vancouver artist Dominique Fricot got rid of his apartment and most of his earthly possessions to follow his project Folk Road Show back to Europe to start a new chapter. After several tours across Europe with the group while releasing his last solo album Deserts last year and setting up a new home in Berlin, Germany, Fricot is back in town for one fantastic evening at his favourite Vancouver haunt; Guilt and Co. On Monday January 6th come sink deep into the rich baritone of the artist who brought you Peak 102.7 and CBC radio mainstays such as “Haunted by Love” and “I miss the 80s”.

    Tickets - https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dominique-fricot-back-for-1-night-only-tickets-84592028033

  • Mon. January 6, 2020

    John Korsrud Latin Quintet

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

    John Korsrud Latin Quintet plays high-energy salsa and latin-jazz from Cuba and South America, featuring tunes by composers such as Eddie Palmieri, Chucho Valdez, and Arturo Sandoval. With John Korsrud - trumpet, Dave say - saxophone, Raphael Geronimo - drums, Niho Takase - piano, Ronnie Swirl - bass, and Chris Couto - percussion. John is best known as the leader of the 18-piece Hard Rubber Orchestra, and is the recipient of the 2012 City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award for Music. John's wide range of experiences has seen him performing for Canadian punk legends DOA, to soloist for the Vancouver Symphony and New York's American Composers Orchestra.

  • Tue. January 7, 2020

    Early Show: Doc Fingers

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

    His name is DOC FINGERS, but you can call him DOC.

    It was in the early seventies, during a stint with the Ronnie Hawkins Band in Toronto, Canada that Bruce Gallagher acquired that handle. “They initiated me as a Doctor of Fingerology and ever since then I've been known to everyone as “DOC”

    If the name fits----------

    The Doctor has treated crowds of parties from the snow peaks of British Columbia and the Swiss Alps to smokey jazz bars in Paris, France, from Hawaii to Keffalonia, Greece, and many places in between.

    DOC has played with many musical greats including CHUCK BERRY, JOHN LEE HOOKER, DAVID GILMOUR ( PINK FLOYD ), MILLAR ANDERSON ( T-REX), PHIL DWYER, TOM KEENLYSIDE, RITA COOLIDGE, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, FRANK ZAPPA, DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS ( BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS ), MISSISSIPI JOHN HURT, MISSSISSIPI FRED MCDOWELL, JIMMY WITHERSPOON, STEVIE WINWOOD ( TRAFFIC ), LOWELL FULLSON, CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, BO DIDDLEY, JIM BYRNES, LEE OSCAR, IAN PACE ( DEEP PURPLE ).

  • Tue. January 7, 2020

    Underneath the Harlem Moon

    Doors 7pm
    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.

  • Wed. January 8, 2020

    Early Show: Jerrica Alyssa

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

    Jerrica Alyssa is a Vancouver native Pop/R&B Artist. Joined by fellow local favourite, co-writer Jonny Tobin, they will quote the greats with new twists on groove based melodic pop. Jonny will also take his stellar keyboard chops for a ride in the set with new jazztronica releases. This last year has been very busy for both seasoned performers, yielding new original tracks as they independently produced and recorded in Canada and Nashville. Jonny is fresh off a multiple city tour in China, as well as touring across Canada. Jerrica Alyssa has spent this last year producing full time in Nashville, TN. Her performance background includes R&B opening act performances for Akon, Sisqo, Dru Hill and Jordin Sparks and touring the US, Asia and the UK.

  • Wed. January 8, 2020

    Arsen Shomakhov

    Doors 9pm
    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.

  • Thu. January 9, 2020

    GroundUp feat. Katherine Penfold

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

    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. January 10, 2020

    Mad Riddim

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

    Mad Riddim is a mash-up making, drum and bass led groove machine, mixing classic dub sensibilities with the attitude of funk and the improvisation of jazz.

    Formed in Vancouver BC by drummer Richard Brown a.k.a Rb Drums and bassist Matt Reid, Mad Riddim is founded on an intuitive musical connection and a shared vision of pushing the traditional boundaries of a rhythm section.

  • Sat. January 11, 2020

    The Modelos

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

    The Modelos are Vancouvers Rock 'n' Roll Cowboy Surfers! The group was formed in 2004 when Joe Rotundo and Mike Kenney collaborated in a songwriting adventure that would produce songs like, "Somewhere West" & "Death Ranch". Brad Ferguson and Geoff Hicks were the natural selection as the rhythm section and thus born was The Modelos!! The group has a unique style that mixes surf-instrumentals with an alternative country sound. They have 2 Cd's available (see below), with their latest, "Saddle Justice" released on Northern Electric records.

  • Sun. January 12, 2020

    Early Show: Turunesh

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

    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. January 12, 2020

    The Harmonic Cosmonauts

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    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 13, 2020

    Early Show: Ryley & Kaylar

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

    With nearly a decade of playing experience together, Ryley & Kaylar have become one of Vancouver's most prominent young power duos. The contemporary guitar and saxophone duo delight in throwing jazz, RnB, funk, and soul into the blender and turning it on to max. The result? An intimate and relaxing reimagining of stripped down classics from across the ages.

  • Mon. January 13, 2020

    Wyper/Parker

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    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 Wyper & Parker.

  • Tue. January 14, 2020

    Early Show: Noble Son

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

    Born and raised in Northern Canada, Adam Kirschner aka Noble Son, spent long winters in isolation, developing his unique brand of songwriting. Inspired by themes of anxiety, self pity, obsessive joy and also rage, his creations often walk a line between endearing subtly and wild animalism.

    Said to be “channeling a young Jim Carrey”, Kirschner is something of an oddity in the indie-folk genre, with live performances as hilarious as they are heartfelt. His shows, featuring soaring vocals, beautiful harmonies and gentle reprieves, are punctuated by chaotic crescendos and timely comic relief.

    Noble Son’s upcoming release, Life Isn’t Fun (Spring 2020), is his most ambitious work to date. Featuring contributions from Erik Nielsen (We Are The City, Deep Dark Woods), Andrew Rasmussen (Hey, Ocean!, Hannah Georgas), Alex Dobson (Old Man Canyon, David Beckingham) and more - Life Isn’t Fun showcases some of Canada’s finest talents.

  • Tue. January 14, 2020

    Cat Madden

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

    Alternative jazz-rock fusion music encompassing sultry to incredibly powerful vocals, eloquent shred-worthy guitar solos, mellow rhythms and pounding stadium drums, grooves and ambient shimmers. I don't how to describe it... Really it's just laid back-heart-warming-hard-hitting-soul-wrenching-music... fuelled by passion and performed genuinely. That's all.

  • Wed. January 15, 2020

    Early Show: Jade Monet

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

    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.

  • Wed. January 15, 2020

    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.

  • Thu. January 16, 2020

    GroundUp feat. The Scott Verbeek Quintet

    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 Loving Spoonful.

  • Fri. January 17, 2020

    Son De Maple

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

    Son De Maple is a Vancouver based band playing Mexican Son Jarocho and other Latin music idioms. The band was formed by Tom Landa (Locarno, BC World Music Collective, Paperboys) as a vehicle to play traditional songs from his native Mexico. He is joined by other seasoned musicians from Vancouver who share the same musical interest.

  • Sat. January 18, 2020

    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. January 19, 2020

    Early Show: Paige Allbritton

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

    Originally from Arkansas, singer-songwriter Paige Allbritton launched her musical career in Philadelphia, where she was featured in prominent music festivals, and radio. Paige recently moved to Vancouver, where she's excited to be part of the vibrant music scene.

  • Sun. January 19, 2020

    DAñSE

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

    DAñSE is a collaboration between Daniel Ruiz and Sean Bayntun using structured improvisation with electronic and acoustic instruments. Every DAñSE performance has its own unique life and feeling, transporting your ears, mind and body through a musical journey of magic mysticism along with an incredibly strong need to get moving and start dancing.

  • Mon. January 20, 2020

    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.

  • Mon. January 20, 2020

    Dutch Robinson Quartet

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    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.

  • Wed. January 22, 2020

    Early Show: Madeleine King

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

    British singer/songwriter Maddie King, is a Vancouver based artist whose passion for music is clearly shown in her soulful, unique style that she brings to every performance. Having completed 2 years of musical education at Selkirk College in Nelson BC along with a further course at Nimbus School of Recording & Media in Vancouver BC, she is using her skills and knowledge to build and strengthen her career. Maddie is currently working on her debut album, incorporating elements of Pop, Rock, and R&B, which is being set to release in February of 2020. Alongside working on her album, the British artist is making her way through many infamous Vancouver venues, such as The Railway Club, The Roxy and Guilt & Co during the next couple of months. Her lively performance style allows her to connect with her growing audience whilst making a name for herself in the music industry.

  • Fri. January 24, 2020

    HB Wild

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

    Henri Brown (HB) has a long and expansive background in the music and film industry. He was reared in a family of performing artists, notably, the first cousin to 1960s rock guitarist, Jimi Hendrix; the son of Pearl Brown, a jazz singer known as Black Cultured Pearl; a nephew to 1950s and 1960s television singer and personality, Eleanor Collins who is now a member of the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame.

    Undoubtedly, HB´s destiny was the entertainment industry. Early in his performance career as a singer/composer/band leader, HB groomed and developed HB Concept. The band won the reputable T.V. network CBC´s Fame Game competition, which resulted in a half hour television show. Come and see HB with his unbelievably stacked band of Vancouver R&B Superstars.

  • Sat. January 25, 2020

    Deep Cuts

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    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.

  • Sun. January 26, 2020

    Early Show: Andrea Postal

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

    A rising musical presence on the Vancouver Island music scene, musical duo Andrea Rose and Jesse Hampton are delivering soul satisfying performances to a growing number of audiences. They bring a diverse collection of lyrically driven melodies and groovy foot tapping rhythms - the kind of feel good acoustic folk you can kick back to.

    Influenced by artists like Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, Florence and the Machine, and Passenger, Andrea's smooth contemporary vocals and guitar work are a perfect stage front for the duo's slate of original music - songs that delve into the human experience and draw the listener into themselves. Jesse Hampton adds a unique flavour on upright bass, laying out a tasty groove and grounding the soulful sound of this dynamic duo in all the right places.

  • Mon. January 27, 2020

    The Organizers

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

    The Organizer consists of some of Vancouver’s top session musicians. Collectively spanning 120 years of professional music experience, the trio explores their roots with Booker T and M.G's, and The Meters influenced Hammond driven grooves.

  • Mon. January 27, 2020

    Bill Runge

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

    featuring:
    Bill Runge-Saxophone
    Kristian Alexandrov-Keyboards
    Nick Apivor-Vibes/Percussion
    Miles Hill-Bass
    Bernie Arai-Drums

    In 2019 the quintet performed on the main stage of the Vancouver Jazz Festival to a very entusiastic crowd. The band has also performed at The Blue Martini, Pat’s Pub, Frankie’s, and St Andrews Jazz Vespers.

    The music is groove-oriented, Latin and WorldBeat influenced with interesting melodies and exciting improvisations. Jazz with a ‘post-Beatles’ sensibility.

    This quintet, patterned after the Jazz-Fusion group “Steps Ahead” features some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians performing original music from Bill’s 4 solo recordings and a variety of favourite tunes from the likes of Steps Ahead, Weather Report and Pat Metheny.

    In 1990 Bill’s first quintet, “The Creatures of Habit” won the Grand Prix at the CBC-Alcan Jazz Competition in Montreal. He has recorded with such artists as Michael Buble, INXS, Jim Byrnes, K-os, Long John Baldry, Divine Brown, Tower Of Power Horns, Hard Rubber Orchestra, Powder Blues & VEJI. Live shows include; The Funk Bros., Frank Sinatra Jr., Michael Feinstein, Josh Groban, the VSO, Colin James, Arturo Sandoval, Natalie Cole, & Heart. Bill’s last CD; “A Tribute to the South American Masters” was released in 200

  • Tue. January 28, 2020

    The JD Organ Trio

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

    The JD Organ Trio is a Vancouver-based group led by Jason de Couto on Hammond B3 Organ, and features Kelly Brown on Guitar, and Justin James on Drums. All three members are versatile and active musicians and work within a variety of ensembles in the local music scene. They have come together to form a unique and dynamic sound seldom heard in Vancouver, featuring the mighty Hammond Organ. The group plays a mix of Jazz, Funk, Pop, Latin, and Blues music, with influences ranging from Jimmy Smith, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Jimmy McGriff, to Larry Goldings, Sam Yahel, and Joey deFrancesco.

  • Wed. January 29, 2020

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. Van Django

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

    Van Django is an acoustic string ensemble made up of four of Canada's most talented and eclectic musicians; violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist Budge Schachte, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche, and bassist Brent Gubbels.

    Van Django's music is well-rooted in the gypsy jazz of 1930's Paris France, yet beyond that it's all pure blue-skying; flights of dazzling fancy, driving rhythms and boundless creativity.

  • Fri. January 31, 2020

    Wooden Horsemen

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

    The Wooden Horsemen deliver an infectious charge of electrified grooves, commanding a mix of gritty blues vocals and soulful, driving rhythms. Garnering critical praise with their folk laden debut album in 2013, Wooden Horsemen have expanded their sound considerably since embarking on multiple cross-country tours. With the addition of horns and an expanded rhythm section, the group now seamlessly fuses elements of raw blues, soul and rock music, while incorporating a Latin and African inspired rhythmic approach, The outcome is a distinctly unique flavour of pop sensible melodies, driven by a pulse for which the band has built it’s reputation as a must-see live act.