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  • Mon. April 22, 2019

    Early Show: Cheap Jacuzzi

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

    Four revitalizing jets of high energy melodies. Taking inspiration from Funk, Motown, the Balkans, and Soul, Cheap Jacuzzi is ready to deliver an hour of steamy rock and roll.

  • Mon. April 22, 2019

    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.

  • Tue. April 23, 2019

    Early Show: #_28am_

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

    formal/casual
    modern/vintage
    natural/synthetic

    Jonny Tobin (keys), Sean Mitchell (drums), and Derek DiFilippo (bass) will play a mixture of originals, covers, and improvisations informed by jazz, soul, hip hop. Inspired by the moment.

  • Tue. April 23, 2019

    Makadi

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

    Ready for a refreshing positive energy? Makadi is a RnB/Soul & Hip-Hop artist newly based in Vancouver originally from Boston, MA who artfully blends his soulful vocals and compelling lyricism with the relatable elements of electronic, funk, neo-soul and the like. No stranger to the stage and spotlight, Makadi was a finalist in the 2018 WBUR NPR Tiny Desk Contest for Boston Favorite for his song ‘Count Your Blessings’ and was in a Boston Music Award winning band for Gospel/Inspirational Artist of the Year in 2013. In January 2019 he released his debut album titled YLLW (pronounced yellow) which showcased his electric versatility and authentic song-writing. YLLW is the first album of a 6 part Color Spectrum Project that explores not only what music sounds like, but what color music FEELS like, and subsequently explores a range of topics including self-love, love, God, encouragement, lust, etc. Also being an actor and screenwriter, Makadi is coupling this project with music videos that weave in cinematic short film. Stay tuned for his upcoming album BLU which releases early summer 2019.

  • Wed. April 24, 2019

    Early Show: Vancouver World Music Fest presents: Itamar Erez and Hamin Honari

    Doors 7pm
    Show 7:30pm
    Admission $15

    Join us for an intimate evening at Guilt & Co with these two world class artists. Originally from Iran and Israel, these two musicians met in Vancouver and are excited to bring together the traditional sounds of the Middle East with their own original music.

    Recent shows of the duet were at the Tiny Lights Festival (Ymir, BC), Harrison Festival for the Arts (Harrison Springs, BC), Vancouver International Jazz Festival (Vancouver BC), Islands Folk Festival, (Duncan BC), as well as the Mundial 2018 World Music Summit.

    Hamin Honari is a Iranian-Canadian hand drummer who plays a variety of Persian hand drums. He has focused on adapting his drumming style and technique to accommodate many different genres of music. He has toured as a member of the Dastan Ensemble, one of Iran's most well-known Persian classical music groups and has performed with many amazing musicians and singers such as Salar Aghili, Parissa, Hossein Omoumi, Hossein Behroozinia, Saeed Farajpouri, and Itamar Erez. Hamin lives in Vancouver, BC where he is actively teaching music.

    Itamar Erez's music holds a depth and sensitivity that touches listeners deeply. It blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in jazz and the passion of flamenco, creating a unique sound all his own. Itamar Erez is an internationally renowned composer and guitarist who has shared the stage with such musicians as Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Tomatito, Avishai Cohen, Jean-Louis Matinier, Zohar Fresco, and others.

  • Wed. April 24, 2019

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. Jen Hodge

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

    Bass player, vocalist, and bandleader Jen Hodge is a versatile musician who can be found playing with a wide variety of artists all over the world. Jen’s playing is characterized by hard swinging grooves, an expressive and energetic playing style, and an evident, infectious love for making music, which endears her performances to listeners, partiers, and dancers alike. Her steadfast bass playing and consummate professionalism have taken her to stages all over Canada, the USA, China, Spain, France, the UK, Sweden, and the Caribbean. Jen’s latest album, All’s Fair in Love and Jazz, spent 8 weeks in the top 30 North American College & Community Radio jazz charts, peaked at #2 in the Canadian jazz charts, and broke into the JazzWeek top 100. Jen has been appearing at Guilt & Co regularly for more than 8 years, during which time 4 different Guilty cocktails have been named after Jen Hodge All Stars original songs.

  • Thu. April 25, 2019

    GroundUp & Propeller feat. David Ward + Patrice Quinn

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

    Propeller is the new music series from David Ward + Golden Future that unites the best in soul from here and abroad with the number one goal to set the dance floor on fire.

    Beginning in April and through the summer, Ward and Golden Future will be house band for the local and international guests coming together in the name of collaboration and groove. Expect the sound, exuberance and groove of 70s soul and modern RnB. Propeller is turning up the heat on Vancouver’s music scene at Gastown’s premiere live music venue, Guilt & Co.

    Today we have Patrice Quinn (vocalist for Kamasi Washington)! Most well known as the vocalist for the international phenomenon, Kamasi Washington and the Next Step, Patrice Quinn is a singer of raw, divine, and timeless talent. “I’ve been waiting to work with a voice like Patrice for my whole career. Her voice is as timeless as Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holiday, it just radiates love.” (Brandon Coleman, keyboardist for Kamasi Washington, Flying Lotus, Childish Gambino)

    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 26, 2019

    Adventours

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

    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.

  • Sat. April 27, 2019

    Electric Monks

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

    If you want FUNK - and we're talking The Meters, Maceo Parker and P-Funk kinda funk.... we've got you covered! The Electric Monks are a funk orchestra out of East Vancouver, BC. Specializing in dance parties since 2011, they've been known to lay down a funky good time with some old school cool. The Electric Monks boast a collection of talented Vancouver musicians and excite crowds with burning solos, tight arrangements and a slamming rhythm section.

    Come down for The Electric Monks and prepare for some high energy funk that will get the dance floor groovin!

  • Sun. April 28, 2019

    Brown Paper Bag

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

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

  • Mon. April 29, 2019

    Siobhan

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    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.

  • Tue. April 30, 2019

    Early Show: The Scott Verbeek Trio

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    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.

  • Tue. April 30, 2019

    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 duo - Wyper & Parker.

  • Wed. May 1, 2019

    Early Show: Nasti Weather

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

    Imaginatively described as 'fallen gospel gutter folk,' Nasti Weather is the creation of East Vancouver's Anastasia Schlechtleitner. With her haunting and powerful voice, the young songstress crafts bluesy folk tales that cast a light on the darkness, carrying raw catharsis and a white flag you can wave to yourself.

  • Wed. May 1, 2019

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. Van Django

    Doors 9pm
    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.

  • Thu. May 2, 2019

    GroundUp feat. Vince Mai

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

    As a trumpeter, Vince has appeared on hundreds of recordings for TV, feature films, commercials, and albums. He has also shared the stage or recording studio with artists such as Sarah McLaughlin, Divine Brown, Michael Buble, The Powder Blues, Tom Jones, David Clayton Thomas, David Foster, Phil Dwyer, Don Thompson, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, Eddie Daniels, Buddy Miles, Robben Ford, Long John Baldry, Danilo Perez, Sheldon Reynolds (of Earth Wind & Fire), Soulstream and many others. Vince's studio work has included TV shows like DaVinci's Inquest, Chris Isaak Show, Lonesome Dove, McGyver and Ed, Edd, & Eddy.

    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. May 3, 2019

    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.

  • Sat. May 4, 2019

    Ezra Kwizera

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

    Ezra Kwizera’s music carries the spark of life of someone who has seen and survived hardship, war, poverty, and growing up as a Rwandan refugee in Uganda. Yet from seemingly insurmountable challenges, Ezra has risen up to become one of the most notable artists and music producers in Africa and internationally.

    In recent years, Ezra has travelled around the world and performed in front of thousands of people in places such as Africa, UK and US. Now based in Vancouver BC, Canada he has brought with him his energetic yet soulful melodies along with his signature unique mix of genres and cultures.

    Having a richly multi-ethnic performance style, Ezra fluidly sings and raps in English, Kinyarwanda, Luganda, Zulu and Swahili, while infusing flavors of Reggae, Soca, East African Bongo, and Pop. Hearing Ezra sing, you know that he is sharing with you his story, and making you want to dance to celebrate life at the same time.

  • Sun. May 5, 2019

    Early Show: Robbie MacIntyre

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

    Robbie MacIntyre is a self produced singer-songwriter from Vancouver Island, BC. Robbie's music draws from many influences from genres across the musical spectrum such as Frank Ocean, Allen Stone, The Beatles and James Taylor. Robbie's diverse musical style and strong yet light-hearted soul vocal ability create an amalgamation of sound that truly is his own. Follow this artist for something completely different.

  • Sun. May 5, 2019

    Pat Martino Tribute feat. The Mike Clement Trio

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

    The Pat Martino Tribute show is an evening of music dedicated to the legendary jazz guitarist Pat Martino. The Music consists of his original compositions, as well as some choice jazz standards that he recorded throughout his career all in the soulful bluesy organ trio style that was popular in the 50s and 60s.

    Mike Clement Bio:

    Active on the Vancouver Island music scene for the past 7 years, Clement has vast experience in a plethora of genres including Jazz, Blues, Ska/Reggae, Rock, Indie and Pop. He grew up in the small town of Prince Rupert in northern British Columbia where was first introduced to the guitar at age 11 by his father, a local professional singer/songwriter and blues guitar guru.

    Mike's playing combines articulate Bebop and soulful down-home blues. His primary influences are Pat Martino, George Benson, and Wes Montgomery. He completed his bachelor's degree at Vancouver Island University where he studied with the inimitable Pat Coleman.

    After having studied, lived and gigged in New Orleans, he plans on returning and completing his master's degree in Jazz Studies at the University of New Orleans in the future.

  • Mon. May 6, 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.

  • Tue. May 7, 2019

    Early Show: We Are Mystic

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

    We Are Mystic is a unique pairing of best friends that tell stories through song about the challenges and triumphs of everyday life. This project was birthed out of a longing to inspire hope and change. Blending moments of alternative, pop, rock, and folk sounds creating a new wave of music. Our self titled “We Are Mystic” debut EP pulls from different genres, taking listeners on a musical journey, that highlight their unique voices and creative songwriting. The band consists of two main leads, Addison Falls and Natasha Tunnicliffe, as well as, many other fantastic musicians that accompany them on their musical adventure.

  • Tue. May 7, 2019

    Underneath the Harlem Moon

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

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

  • Wed. May 8, 2019

    Early Show: The Dadolescents

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

    Formed ten years ago in North Vancouver BC, The Dadolescents is comprised of musicians from varied and exotic musical backgrounds brought together by the great levellers of age, careers, and family responsibilities. When touring became impossible because of their failing middle-aged bodies, they gathered together to write original songs about their shared experiences of mortgages, bad backs, Sunday BBQs, and receding hairlines. Their break-out song "Monthly Sex Night" was a standout pick in CBC's Spotlight competition. High-energy tongue-in-cheek punk/pop for the immature adult!

  • Wed. May 8, 2019

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints

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

    To step into the soundscape of Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is to have your fingers on a veritable radio dial. With deep sonic roots in virtually every style of mid-20th century American music - from americana to blues to jazz, soul and vintage rock ’n’ roll - the versatile Seattle-based band offers a rangy dial’s worth of songs for audiences who want to sock-hop in poodle skirts one minute, rock out to hot guitar licks the next and later hug their honeys under the stars as a car stereo plays into the night.

    Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints are a popular Northwest band who perform extensively on the West Coasts of the US and Canada with recurring gigs in New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles as well. In 2016 their first album, Dream Man, won Earshot Jazz Society’s "Northwest Jazz Recording of the Year" and in 2017 & 2018 Birch was nominated as "Vocalist of the Year". Their second album "Western Soul," which features western-tinged jazz and soul originals, was released in March 2018 and received enthusiastic reviews from No Depression, PopMatters, JazzIs and steady airplay on a diverse array of stations in the Northwest and beyond, including KEXP, KNKX KBCS, WVPR, KBOO and many others.

    Featuring front man Birch Pereira’s “old soul” tenor voice and his skilled bass playing, the Gin Joints offer captivating arrangements of well-crafted originals and well-chosen covers. The band features skilled and versatile musicians who share the same love of the American song traditions and the desire to offer fresh interpretations. Whether as a trio or with the addition of a pulsating horn section, the band will take you on a sonic tour of great music. Tune in, fasten your seatbelts and prepare to be transported.

  • Thu. May 9, 2019

    GroundUp feat. Zipursky/Tobin

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

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

    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. May 10, 2019

    Carter & the Capitals

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

    Carter & the Capitals are a high energy five-piece funk group from Edmonton, Alberta. Known for their signature, hard-driving sound, soulful vocals, and catchy instrumental riffs, the Capitals fuse the most danceable elements of the pop and funk genres. By bottling up deep grooves from their wide range of influences and combining them with tight, snappy arrangements, the band offers its own unique take on Western Canadian funk.

    The Capitals have been consistently building their audience with electrifying live performances and infectious singles. The band has become notorious for their eye-popping choreography and thrilling hair flips, deftly converting crowds of all ages to skilled dancers and fans. The Capitals have been direct support for Village People, Busty & The Bass, Five Alarm Funk, Har Mar Superstar, and Ghost-Note, while also consistently selling out their own headline shows. The Capitals’ original material brings to mind artists such as Prince, James Brown, and Bruno Mars and never fails to pack the dance floor.

    This past year, the Capitals have been hard at work in Vancouver recording their debut full-length album with Juno Award winning producer/mixer Ben Kaplan (Five Alarm Funk, Mother Mother). This brand new self-titled record highlights the bands’ musicianship and impressive groove while exploring their growth as young songwriters. The first two singles off of the album tap into both sides of the Capitals’ sound, from a hard driving, fun- rock influence featured in “Good Try” to a softer, synth pop sound shown in “One Step from Magic”. Their new release truly sets Carter & the Capitals apart from the crowd but lets everybody know, the party is just getting started.

  • Sat. May 11, 2019

    Quickness

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

    As Quickness fans will tell you, there’s always a great collection of 90’s hip-hop modern rock and dance music at a Quickness show. Entering their 8th year of Rocking crowds all over BC and Alberta Canada, Quickness has cut their teeth on their live show. This year brings the release of their long awaited and eagerly anticipated 2nd album Sticks and Stones. Where the band moves seamlessly from deep funk grooves with 4 part harmonies and blissful chewy guitar textures to uptempo dancefloor tracks with fat keyboard pads and soulful vocals. Next you’re shouting uptempo rock choruses and bouncing to a police song. With well over 600 shows since 2010 Quickness has 3 sets of dance Rock mayhem planned, bring your dancing shoes and party attitude.

    Quickness is:
    Jacob Dryden – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Programming
    Jim Mclaren – Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Moog
    Shawn Moran – Bass, Vocals, Drum Machine
    Phil Gardner – Drums, Vocals, Samples

  • Sun. May 12, 2019

    Early Show: Hollow Twin

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

    Hollow Twin comes to you from the depths of two old souls brought together in this life by serendipity. Melding together the experiences and wisdom of those that have been here before into a sweeping landscape of intertwining vocals, dreamy instrumentals, and moving lyrics.

    Hollow Twin is Becky Wosk and Emmalee Watts. Based in Vancouver/Fraser Valley, BC -they started making music together in 2012 and released their first EP “Noctuary” in 2014, followed by two more EP’s “Keepers” and “The River Saw Everything” and two singles “Bound By Blood” and “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”. The connection between Watts and Wosk is palpable through their music and live performances.

    The duo has played at festivals and showcases such as Canadian Music Week, Vancouver Fringe Festival, Tofino Folk Festival, and the Root Dwellers Showcase. They will be touring across Canada in the Spring of 2019. Most recently, they are working with producer Colin Stewart (The Hive Studios) on their new project, set to be released in early 2020.

    Hollow Twin is often described as moody, soulful, poignant and haunting.

  • Sun. May 12, 2019

    Kutapira

    Doors 9pm
    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. May 13, 2019

    The JD Organ Trio

    Doors 7pm
    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.

  • Tue. May 14, 2019

    Early Show: Tapaito

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

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

  • Tue. May 14, 2019

    El Camino

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

    El Camino is the work of six musicians coming from Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, United States, and Canada. The members share a love for rock, latin rhythms, and jazz. Singer Maria Herrera is from Colombia, keyboardist Claret Ramos hails from Venezuela, guitarist Robert Varda hails originally from California, bassist Gonzalo Ricalde is from Mexico, while drummer Charlie Macleod and percussionist Ken Leedham are from Canada. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the band plays frequently in local venues. El Camino puts love and energy into the music that they play. We promise you good vibes and good times. Come check us out! See More

  • Wed. May 15, 2019

    Early Show: Caroline Allatt

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

    Caroline Allatt is a blues riffing guitarist, rock scatting singer and 60’s pop-inspired songwriter. Solo or accompanied by Wynston Minckler on bass and Nick James on drums, the captivating singer and lead guitarist wields soulful energetic raw songs to her show. With two EPs in hand, one released in Montreal then a second one in Vancouver, she’s toured all over Western Canada performing in BC, The Yukon and Alberta, participated in many festivals such as Artswells, Tiny Lights, Woodstove and Serenity and has played every Vancouver club in town. Caroline is currently working on her first full length blues-rock album to be released in the fall 2020.

  • Wed. May 15, 2019

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. The Single Malts

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

    ‘The Single Malts’ is a newly formed, traditional swing- jazz band comprised of some of the most iconic players in the country. Focused on foot tapping, dress-flipping fun, The Single Malts are here to have fun with favourite jazz classics to keep the evening swinging through harmony, improvisation and a culmination of lifetimes dedicated to live performance, musical excellence, entertainment and most importantly, friendship. Join the one and only Jack Stafford on Saxophone, Order of Canada winner Oliver Gannon on guitar, Jerry Boey (Dr. B) on trumpet, Andre Lachance on bass and Chris Nordquist (the wrist) on Drums. Wendy Biscuit will be sharing her vocals on some of her favourite swing standards for an night when anything can happen!’

  • Thu. May 16, 2019

    GroundUp feat. Malcolm Aiken & NewFutures

    //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 Downtown Eastside Women's Centre.

  • Fri. May 17, 2019

    Purplevisions (A Tribute To Prince and Stevie Wonder)

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

    Are you superstitious? You might want to purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.

    Encompassing everything from dirty funk anthems to soaring soul ballads and everything in between, Stevie Wonder and Prince played nearly every single instrument on all of their albums and influenced countless musicians over the last 50 years.

    Come celebrate music royalty with a hand-picked, epic mix of tunes spanning 4 decades and selected from over 50 albums of material!

    Featuring:
    David Ward - vocals
    Jonny Tobin - keys
    Scott Verbeek - guitar
    Derek DiFilippo - bass
    Adam Cormier - drums
    Chris Couto - percussion

  • Sat. May 18, 2019

    Shaun Verreault

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

    Shaun Verreault is best known as the singer/guitarist/songwriter for the band Wide Mouth Mason. The platinum-selling blues rockers have toured with AC/DC and played on multiple tours with both the Rolling Stones and ZZ Top. WMM have performed at Switzerland's prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival twice, resulting in an invitation for Shaun to sit in with Van Morrison, Ray Charles remarking, "That boy can play guitar!", and founder Claude Nobs dubbing them "the find of the festival."

    Shaun’s solo performances have taken place in +50 degree heat in Dubai and -50 degree cold at the North Pole, and a great many places and temperatures in between. His hybrid slide-and-bare fingers playing mixes fluid and adventurous phrasing with a singer's lyricism. He’s recently developed a style of lap steel playing using three slides which, as far as he can google, appears to be his own unique creation.

  • Sun. May 19, 2019

    Early Show: Sister Speak

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

    Sister Speak is the recording alias for Canadian songwriter Sherri Anne, currently based in both southern California and Vancouver, BC. Sister Speak's moving live show and unique musical pallet has afforded opening slots for Xavier Rudd, Chris Isaak, and Air Supply.

    Sister Speak performs over 150 concerts a year throughout North America and internationally. Their new experimental EP, featuring elements of folk and electronic is due out in September of 2018. Keep your eyes out for this exciting release! Pre-order at www.pledgemusic.com/sisterspeak.

  • Sun. May 19, 2019

    Brian O'Brien

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

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

  • Mon. May 20, 2019

    Early Show: Ivan Hartle

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

    Ivan Hartle is a musician from Vancouver, B.C. His influences and style have been shaped by an upbringing surrounded by music as well as his time playing college baseball in the southern United States. His music elicits vintage vibes and floats between the blues, soul, and folk genres. Characterized by strong vocals, Ivan’s talents are also present in his guitar playing and percussion accompaniment.

    Ivan's burst onto the Vancouver music scene with gigs at The Railway, The Belmont (Locals Lounge),Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, The Anza Club, Cafe Deux Soleils, Mahoney and Sons, and many others. He was selected to perform at the Vancity Feature/Vancity Studio artist showcase event in September of 2018 and the Live Acts Canada Best in Vancouver Competition in the fall of 2018.

    Ivan's debut single "You Got Me" off his upcoming EP (released on Feb. 8th 2019) has been met with a warm reception. It's received airplay on many CBC Radio and CBC Musicstations including Nightstream, North by Northwest, and All Points West. The second single "Runnin'" was released on Mar. 8th 2019. To support the EP, Ivan completed a short Vancouver Island tour in March, and then he will set out on a Western Canada co-tour with Matt Storm in June 2019.

  • Mon. May 20, 2019

    Terminal Station

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

    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.

  • Tue. May 21, 2019

    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.

  • Tue. May 21, 2019

    Emily Chambers

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    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.

    Chambers has been singing the Sister Act soundtrack since she was 3 years old. She trained with Canadian Jazz singer Joani Taylor from the age of 8 to 18, attended Berklee College of Music on a vocal scholarship and busked across the South of France and Italy. She ran a 5 piece soul-pop-funk band called Champagne Republic for 5 years before releasing her solo EP Magnolia in 2016.

  • Thu. May 23, 2019

    GroundUp feat. Confiture

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

    Confiture is a band dedicated to celebrating house and EDM from the 80’s to today. They will be playing and improvising on tracks by Miguel Migs, Armand Van Helden, Erro Glitterbox, and Stardust, to name a few. The beats will be relentless so if you want move, dance, and sweat, do not miss this night!

    Lineup:
    Vocals: Tim Fuller
    Keyboards/Vocals: Mary Ancheta
    Keyboards: Max Zipursky
    Bass/Vocals: Darren Parris
    Drums: Sam Cartwright
    Percussion: Raphael Geronimo

    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. May 24, 2019

    After Funk

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

    Championing a new and unique sound, After Funk has been bringing their infectiously fun yet thoughtful music to audiences across North America since they formed in 2011. The Toronto based funk, rock and soul family have been touring relentlessly for years and have no plans of slowing down anytime soon. Hailed as "the grooviest band from north of the border", After Funk has been steadily on the rise. Over the years, the band has amassed a burgeoning, loyal fanbase, played hundreds of shows to thousands of fans, in multiple countries and released 2 albums. With a multitude of new content on the way in 2018, including a new full length album, music videos and their first coast to coast tour, this year will see After Funk as a force to be reckoned with.

  • Sat. May 25, 2019

    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.

  • Sun. May 26, 2019

    Early Show: Matt Beebe

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

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

  • Sun. May 26, 2019

    Brett Smith-Daniels

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

    UK based singer-guitarist Brett Smith-Daniels has performed on stage with Mick Taylor of The Rolling Stones, and toured North America and the UK, sharing bills with artists such as Sir Tom Jones, Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses), Dr Feelgood, and Focus. He has also been featured on CBC’S Dragons Den, as well as conducting interviews for BBC Radio 1, and The Independent (UK). His music has been described by Guns N'Roses drummer Matt Sorum as "The future of Rock N' Roll."

  • Mon. May 27, 2019

    Jimmy Baldwin Band

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

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

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

  • Wed. May 29, 2019

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. Jen Hodge

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

    Bass player, vocalist, and bandleader Jen Hodge is a versatile musician who can be found playing with a wide variety of artists all over the world. Jen’s playing is characterized by hard swinging grooves, an expressive and energetic playing style, and an evident, infectious love for making music, which endears her performances to listeners, partiers, and dancers alike. Her steadfast bass playing and consummate professionalism have taken her to stages all over Canada, the USA, China, Spain, France, the UK, Sweden, and the Caribbean. Jen’s latest album, All’s Fair in Love and Jazz, spent 8 weeks in the top 30 North American College & Community Radio jazz charts, peaked at #2 in the Canadian jazz charts, and broke into the JazzWeek top 100. Jen has been appearing at Guilt & Co regularly for more than 8 years, during which time 4 different Guilty cocktails have been named after Jen Hodge All Stars original songs.

  • Sat. June 1, 2019

    Jimmy Baldwin’s Bowie Ball Band

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

    Formed specifically for the annual Bowie Ball event held at the Rickshaw Theater in January each year since Bowie’s death in 2016, guitarist/singer/bandleader Jimmy Baldwin and a few of Vancouver’s finest musicians have had such a wonderful time performing with this band that they’ve decided to put on a show of their own! Expect to hear plenty of David Bowie favourites and a few deep cuts spanning all eras of the beloved artist’s storied career; plus choice cuts and rockers from Springsteen, Prince, etc for good measure. This is a party. Come have a ball!

    Featuring:
    Jen Lewin - keys/vocals
    Scott Kirkpatrick - drums
    Phil Bell - bass
    Craig McCaul - guitar
    Jeremy Breaks - guitar
    Tim Sars- saxophone
    Jimmy Baldwin - vocals/guitar

  • Sun. June 2, 2019

    Early Show: Jovana Golubovic

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

    Jovana Golubovic is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist in Vancouver, Canada. She is releasing a solo album in Spring 2019 entitled, "Act Natural."

  • Mon. June 3, 2019

    Early Show: Jay Gavin

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

    Energetic folk rock with melody and a familiar twang, Jay Gavin and The Tired Sunday Choir are a boot stomping, rollicking good time. With a knack for hooks and sing along lyrics, Jay’s well-crafted songs feel old and true, ragged but real with the noticeable influence of his heroes like John Prine, Hayes Carll and Fred Eaglesmith. The Tired Sunday Choir’s brand of barrel-aged folk, transports audiences with their porch-sittin’, kitchen party vibe and gets everyone hootin’ and hollerin’.

  • Mon. June 3, 2019

    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.

  • Tue. June 4, 2019

    Underneath the Harlem Moon

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

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

  • Thu. June 6, 2019

    GroundUp feat. Dawn Pemberton & Derek DiFilippo

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    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), Leon Power (Drums), Chris Couto (Percussion), Derek DiFilippo (Bass).

    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 East Side Women's Center.

  • Fri. June 7, 2019

    Raincity

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

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

  • Sat. June 8, 2019

    Sean Viloria

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

    Sean Viloria was born in Saskatoon Saskatchewan but currently calls Vancouver, British Columbia his home.

    Touring across Canada playing with groups like Wide Mouth Mason, The Steadies, Mobadass, DNA6, Kyprios and others gave him the opportunity to open for such legendary acts as The Roots, ZZTOP,The Pharcyde, Antibalas, Lee Fields And The Expressions, Sweatshop Union, Los Lobos, and more.

    Influenced by a vast array genres and artists , Sean has developed into a one-of-a-kind solo artist, performer, songwriter, and producer, absorbing sounds and influences from bands such as Bob Marley and The Wailers, D'angelo, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Ben Harper, Prince and The Police.

    Backed by The Outcast Empyre, this collective is ready to set some stages on fire while working in the studio on the upcoming release of a debut album coming this summer.

  • Sun. June 9, 2019

    Early Show: The Darlings Cabaret

    Doors 6:30pm
    Show 7:30pm
    Admission $20

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

    High-energy, gritty, whimsical, classy, sensual, and seductive all describe The Darlings Cabaret. The intoxicating world of the Darlings 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($20) and generally SELLS OUT well in advance. Make sure to BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY ONLINE!

    Ticket Link: https://darlings.brownpapertickets.com

  • Sun. June 9, 2019

    Deep Cuts

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

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