• Thu. November 21, 2019

    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 The St. James Music Academy.

  • Fri. November 22, 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. November 23, 2019

    Coco Jafro

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

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

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

  • Sun. November 24, 2019

    Robin Layne & Friends

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

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

  • Mon. November 25, 2019

    Early Show: Jordan Greene

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

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

  • Mon. November 25, 2019

    Uno Mas

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

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

  • Tue. November 26, 2019

    SOLA

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

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

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

  • Wed. November 27, 2019

    Early Show: Jennifer Hershman

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

    Jennifer has formed a diverse career for herself as an International singer/songwriter. Charting in the Billboard Dance Charts with her single “Sweet Allure” in the top 5 (2002), she toured as the lead vocalist with the recording act Balligomingo. The Vancouver-based artist/producer independently released “EBBS”, her 4th solo release, on June 24th, 2017. “EBBS” is a milestone in Jennifer’s discography, being her first self produced record.

  • Wed. November 27, 2019

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. The Single Malts with Wendy Biscuits

    Doors 7pm
    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. November 28, 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:
    Scott Verbeek - 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. November 29, 2019

    Harpdog Brown

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

    Canada’s Classic Bluesman, Harpdog Brown is home off the road again and this time he's bringing a whole new show never before seen at Guilt & Company..

    Harpdog Brown has grown a reputation as a real-deal purveyor of classic electric blues. These days, he’s been touring more and more as Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Blues Band - a vintage New Orleans Blues sound featuring slide trombone, keyboards, bass, drums, sax, and clarinet. Still a vintage vibe, just a different vintage and more in the realm of Louis Jordan, Satchmo, Sonny Boy Williamson, Wynonie Harris, and Duke Ellington.

    Harpdog Brown is a gifted vocalist and an imaginative harmonica player. Piano man Dave Webb has been working with Harpdog over the years and they share an intuition that only comes with many hours and miles shared on and off stage. Skye Lambourne and Billy Joe Abbott are the newest and youngest additions to the band, both of whom have learned their craft first-hand from some of the greatest players in New Orleans. Rounding out the band are Bob Grant on drums and Pat Darcus on upright bass.

  • Sat. November 30, 2019

    Freak Motif

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

    Freak Motif were a group of strangers who met for a jam session in the summer of 2009, took off on a spontaneous parade, and haven’t stopped jamming since.

    They started performing sets of 100% improvised music, drawing influence from Fela, Phish, Thievery Corporation and the energy of the audience at their shows. Those early shows led to the recording of their first album La Cash Blanca, an EP, and a 7” single funk 45.

    Dubbed as “modern funk of the very highest caliber” by BBC’s Craig Charles, the Calgary-based 8-piece have just released HOT PLATE, their 2nd full length album on red hot red vinyl.

    The album hit #1 on CJSW and top 10 nationwide. 8 groove heavy tracks, from four on the floor trance to afrobeat to disco to cinematic soul, featuring members of Busty and the Bass, Souljazz Orchestra and Toronto based singer Lady C.

  • Sun. December 1, 2019

    Early Show: Elspeth Tremblay & Eric Brent West

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

    ELSPETH TREMBLAY:
    Elspeth Tremblay is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician, known for her pared-down songwriting style in the folk music genre. Following the success of her debut release Return (2014), Elspeth toured the U.S, Australia, and Canada, where she now calls home. Tremblay's second album is set for release early 2020.

    ERIC BRENT WEST:
    Hailing from Wild Rose Country, Singer-Songwriter and Alberta born Eric Brent West is a musical force to be reckoned with. Growing up in a close-knit community shaped West’s strong connection with family and story-telling that is unique and ever-present in his music and style. Whether pulling inspiration from his Grandfather’s guitar playing, or memories of rocking out to his Dads mix tapes for their old Dodge Caravan, the love of music was always there.Eric strives to connect and engage with listeners who appreciate genuine, emotional, and soulful music. Blending styles and sounds of classic artists such as Bob Dylan and John Denver, with contemporary favourites such as the Lumineers and John Mayer, West’s melodies are sure to resonate and strike a chord deep within.

  • Sun. December 1, 2019

    The Promised

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

    The Promised is a folk/rock/country/roots duo consisting of Jesse and Noelle Burch. In May of 2018, they met and started writing music together. Within a month they had written a whole albums worth of material and it became clear that musically, they were better together.

    Spending most of their time together writing for the next 4 months created an interesting dynamic, and in September of 2018, they were married. Even though they are new band on the scene things are moving forward at a fast pace. Their first single "Dangerous" was quickly added to radio upon its release, and they were named 1st place winners in the 2019 Breakthrough Country music project out of the top 12 competing bands and over twice as many entries.

    With tight harmonies and a powerful sound, their music captures you within it's story. Their chemistry on and off stage is undeniable and their energy will keep you wanting more.

  • Mon. December 2, 2019

    Early Show: Torben Brown

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

    Torben Brown is a Vancouver based songwriter, working in multiple genres, and drawing on a uniquely broad palette of rock, blues, jazz and roots styles. The Yellowknife born guitarist/singer-songwriter has lived and travelled broadly, and draws on a pan-Canadian and Scandinavian heritage.

    Lush chord progressions and tremolo drenched spaghetti-western twang are joined with country-noir simplicity and reckless abandon. Reflective, provocative, worthwhile lyrics and smart song setting take you through a brooding, evocative and frenzied world that is all at once bizarre, familiar, beautiful and haunting. Torben’s onstage presence is heady, intense, and disarming, and there is a palpable, intoxicating quality to his performance style. You can feel how much fun he’s having and you’ll be carried along.

  • Mon. December 2, 2019

    Tim Sars Trio

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

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

  • Tue. December 3, 2019

    Underneath the Harlem Moon

    Door 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. December 4, 2019

    Early Show: Fallow State

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

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

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

  • Wed. December 4, 2019

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. The Milk Crate Bandits

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

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

  • Thu. December 5, 2019

    GroundUp feat. Ghost Robot

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

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

    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 6, 2019

    The Steadies

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

    The Steadies are a high energy power trio from Saskatoon SK Canada who mix pop-rock, dub-funk, rock steady and reggae influences, creating their own genre, "island rock". Their newest full-length album Love Revolution is an ode to the band's roots and offers an electrifying collection of radio-worthy originals and festival style party anthems. Previous releases have earned the band a Top 50 commercial radio hit and a Western Canadian Music Award nomination.

  • Sat. December 7, 2019

    Whitey

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

    Whitey: the perfect mix of dancey, latin infused funky rock vibes that'll have you dancing all night long! It's been a hot minute since we've had these rambunctious boys grace our stage and we can't WAIT to have them back!

  • Sun. December 8, 2019

    Early Show: Emily Best

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

    Emily Best is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Vancouver B.C. Her soulful vocal tone and rich keyboard textures set the backdrop for grooves that fit somewhere between the driving polyrhythms of progressive rock and 1960’s southern country-soul. Her songwriting delves unassumingly through jazz, pop, folk and rock with earnest lyricism that ponders the human condition.

  • Sun. December 8, 2019

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

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

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

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

  • Mon. December 9, 2019

    Early Show: Dusknote

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

    Dusknote is a collection of songs born in transition. Those moments that spark a deeper reflection in oneself and bring clarity to our perspectives. Dusknote’s previous works were compiled and refined over several years by singer/guitarist Adam Parent who then brought drummer Marc Lovisa and bassist Keegan Scott into the fold to add depth and dynamic. Based in Vancouver, BC, they have been performing Adam’s music as a trio since 2017. Influences range from Bahamas, The Dead Weather, Half Moon Run and Thurston Moore, colliding to create something disparate and deliberate, coaxing the listener into the unfamiliar.

  • Mon. December 9, 2019

    Just a Season

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

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

  • 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

    Early Show: Mark Andrew Spencer

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

    Mark Andrew Spencer is a singer/songwriter hailing from Calgary, AB playing in the traditions of folk, rock and blues. His melodic voice draws in an audience with a captivating delivery of thoughtfully crafted lyrics. From the subtlety of soft finger-picking and dulcet singing, to the impact of pounding rhythm and gritty vocals, he leads his audience through the high peaks and low valleys of musical expression.

  • Sun. December 15, 2019

    Jesse Bentley

    Doors 9pm
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Fri. December 27, 2019

    Soul Queens Tribute feat. Marie Hui & NaRai

    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 NaRai. 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.

  • 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.

  • Fri. January 3, 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.