GB ROOTS (Green-Barber Roots)G.B.R. was formed by David Barber and Kirby Green. Both Kirby and Dave are awarded side musicians hired by many great Canadian artists to back them up both in the Studio and Live. Both Kirby and Dave found themselves not quit satisfied as hired guns and decided to form a passion project where they could “write and perform any style of music they wanted, with no boundaries or expectations.” GBR recorded a 3 song demo and were soon awarded a grant to record their first full length album, The Key. That album was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award. The song, Swing Low, won Jazz/Blues Song of The Year at the Covenant Awards in 2013. The group has also had many nominations for Roots Group of The Year from the British Columbia Country Music Association. GBR is now about to release their 2nd album, TUMBLEWEED. The album draws from Kirby and Dave’s love of Americana/Blues music all while staying true to their small town roots. The album takes you on a lyrical ride through “old west” while the instrumentation is alive with electric guitars and soulful vocals that bring in a Modern Blues/Americana feel. Video link
Scott Verbeek is an up and coming guitarist out of Vancouver. Scott’s confident and creative approach to Funk and Jazz has to be experienced live. Over the past few years Scott has performed with Bazooka Picnic, Warren Dean Flandez, Five Alarm Funk and Many others. This night will feature Groove music from the Past, Present and future. Funk all night!
An evocative and moving chanteuse possessed of an uncanny ability to conjure another time, spirit, mood, and place back by a hard groovin dynamic, and soulful band.
Alita Dupray -voice
Aidan Miller -keys
Dave Spidel -bass
Mike Zurmehly -drums
Myles Bigelow -percussion
Hanne Kah is a singer-songwriter from Mainz, Germany. Her music is influenced by folk, rock, pop and country. Her energetic live covers a wide spectrum of sounds, with Hanne’s vocals and acoustic guitar effortlessly moving from calm ballads, to catchy rock tunes. Her band consists of Patrick Jost on guitar, vocals and accordion, Malte Schmidt on drums and Niklas Quernheim on upright bass, electric bass and vocals. Hanne Kah and the band released their latest album "Hand Full Of Secrets" in October 2016, produced by Marc Jullien, and released on kosmopolit records, Berlin. Hanne Kah trio.
It's Wednesday! Time to get your swing on, so strap on your dancing shoes and join us at Guilt & Co for a night of jazzy goodness!
Vancouver-based upright bassist Jen Hodge leads a rotating cast of local and visiting musicians through a night of high energy traditional jazz music every Wednesday. Expect hard swinging grooves, boisterous New Orleans style horns, cheeky lyrics, clever arrangements, and plenty of spontaneous fun.
Hailing from Southern New Hampshire, Hunter is a dynamic four piece alternative rock band defined by their energetic live performances and unique songwriting style. Formed in early 2014, Hunter has already performed in numerous venues across Southern NH and Northern MA to great results and have more recently been making their way onto mainstream radio stations such as 106.3 Frank, Boston-based alternative station Radio 92.9, and 107.3 WAAF. The band has also been featured in several publications including The Nashua Telegraph, The Hippo, Howl Magazine, The BU BUZZ, Infectious Magazine and EvoRad magazine as well as appearing on the EvoRad radio show and 100.1 IPM Nation’s radio show. Their live shows include a dynamic group of covers as well as many of their own songs. The band has a distinctive feel which blends the sounds of folk, blues, indie, and alternative rock. The quartet’s self produced debut album was released on August 29th and includes ten of their original songs. Though the members of the band all come from very different musical backgrounds, they are all highly experienced, charismatic musicians and close friends who share a similar artistic vision. When brought together, their individual styles result in a genre of its own.
Every last Thursday of the month, David Ward and his band, Golden Future bring their multi dimensional, psych-rock soul to Guilt for a blend of original music and unexpected covers.
Voted "Most likely to: Be assured of a golden future." by the Guardian Ward has spent the last year between London, England and Vancouver, opening up for the likes of Frazey Ford, Becca Stevens and the legendary, Lisa Fischer.
While frequently compared to the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jeff Buckley, Michael Jackson and Pink Floyd, Ward is carving his own compelling path. This series of shows will lead up to the release of his new album featuring 33 of Vancouver's finest. Scheduled for release in January 2018 it's the most ambitious project yet from "an artist ever-keen to challenge himself." featuring David Ward, Mark Wilson, Gavin Youngash, Darren Parris, Johnny Andrews and special guests.
This is Not a band.
But it might be...
Show 10 til late
Sidewalk Chalk prepares to release their fourth full-length album, An Orchid Is Born, on Ropeadope Records and produced by Grammy Award-winner Robert “Sput” Searight. This is the album that Sidewalk Chalk has truly always been trying to make -- a speeding bullet ripe with heat and rhythm that speaks to mankind’s need to cheer in the darkest of moments and to choose love over inhumanity in all things. In the band’s rebirth is an emphatic statement of purpose. This vibrant collection of transformative moments is a benchmark release for Sidewalk Chalk that marks the arrival of a powerhouse and proves that the Chicago sound machine is a phoenix rising.
Split into three movements - The Hope, The Loss, and The Birth - An Orchid Is Born shows the band’s remarkable capacity for growth. They see that we cannot be reborn until we lose what we have, first treading in the well of despair that is a loss preceded by hope. In these three movements, Sidewalk Chalk has realized the best version of their band and, in the process, created their most important body of work.
The hard fought project encapsulates the latest chapter of the band’s growth as a unit -- a period somehow beautified by a series of deep wounds that might have derailed a less focused collective. Little more than a year removed from the debut of their live album Shoulder Season, a seismic shift rocked the foundations of Sidewalk Chalk, refined their aesthetic and inspired a body of work that is as cathartic as it is the catapult necessary to push the rarefied groove at the foundation of their sound past its Chicago stomping grounds, to points across the globe.
MAZACOTE is a west coast latin dance band, playing horn-driven New York salsa dura and beats from Colombia, Puerto Rico and Cuba. Based in Vancouver, the band features Nicaraguan singer-songwriter David Lopez, latin jazz trumpeter Malcolm Aiken and a groove-heavy rhythm section featuring Chris Couto on timbales, Carlos Arias on bass, and Niho Takase on keys.
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