• Sat. January 25, 2020

    Deep Cuts

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

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

  • Sun. January 26, 2020

    Early Show: Andrea Postal

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

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

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

  • Sun. January 26, 2020

    Alex Flock Trio

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

    The Alex Flock trio was born in 2015 as a creative outlet for busy Vancouver sideman and session musician, Alex Flock. The project was conceived as an outlet for the award winning guitarist to fuse his favourite musical influences when not working with other projects around town. The stripped down instrumentation of a trio provides the perfect vehicle for instrumental arrangements of classic tunes like 'Come Together', as well as more contemporary hits. Alex also writes original material for the group combining funk/blues/jazz into a sound that's accessible to a large audience, yet still uniquely his own. Always dynamic and engaging, the band delivers a show you won't soon forget.

  • Mon. January 27, 2020

    The Organizers

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

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

  • Mon. January 27, 2020

    Bill Runge

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tue. January 28, 2020

    The JD Organ Trio

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

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

  • Wed. January 29, 2020

    Early Show: TimmyP

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

    Upon returning home from South-East Asia and a three month hiatus in the Vancouver music scene, 2019 turned into a wild ride for bassist+drummer Tim Parent (aka Timja Spy). Celebrating a 20 year milestone and touring western Canada with Ninjaspy in April was followed by joining the 7 piece party-sweat machine Five Alarm Funk, flying straight to Guadalajara Mexico for the FIMPRO Conference Canadian showcase, then ducking out and flying home early to perform and record his debut album on drums, with grunge/alt rockers Johnny Wrath. The weeks wouldn’t slow down much as summer + fall hit. Juggling 3 bands and solo performances in between international tours and festival circuits, TimmyP now returns to Guilt+Co to revisit and renew a collection of original Hip-Hop/Funk/Jazz tunes, performed on electric bass with synth and loop pedal arrangements.

  • Wed. January 29, 2020

    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. January 30, 2020

    GroundUp feat. Marie Hui

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

    GroundUp presents Marie Hui. Marie is a force of nature on stage, one of Vancouver's most powerful and emotive soul singers. We've stripped down the instrumentation and arrangements to leave plenty of room for Marie's voice without compromising on the involuntary-hip-swiveling-head-nodding grooves. Marie Hui: vocals, Paul Clark: drums, Scott Verbeek: guitar, Gavin Youngash: guitar, 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 Loving Spoonful.

  • Fri. January 31, 2020

    Wooden Horsemen

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

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

  • Sat. February 1, 2020

    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. February 2, 2020

    Early Show: Sadé

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

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

  • Sun. February 2, 2020

    Jay Gavin

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    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. February 3, 2020

    Early Show: Age of Entropy

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

    Using basic forms becomes the basis of many arrangements being performed by this trio. Like entropy, the thermodynamic musical ideas are converted into soundwaves and released into the audience causing increased exictement over time, until the systems musical energy is unavailable.

    Russ Klyne - Guitar
    Jeff Gammon - Bass
    Sam Carwright - Drums

  • Mon. February 3, 2020

    Jonny Tobin

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

    Weaving ultra-catchy riffs and melodies with complex and interesting harmonies, Jonny’s music tells a story while bringing mad vibes to the listener. Fat synth funk grooves playfully collide with abstract jazzy undertones and create immediately infectious vibes."

  • Tue. February 4, 2020

    Early Show: Saije

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

    Saije is a multi-instrumental folk duo from Australia whose soulful harmonies, dynamic guitar-lines and percussive breakdowns breathe life into heartfelt stories. Their song writing typically encourages connection to self, to the earth and to each other, inviting you on a journey from the depths of ancient forests to bustling French markets, weaving threads of Celtic and French gypsy flavours into their songs along the way.

    Since returning home from an eight-month European tour, they have uplifted audiences at a number of Australia’s festival gems; including MULLUMBIMBY FOLK FESTIVAL, CYGNET FOLK FESTIVAL, BELLO WINTER MUSIC, and the NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL where they received the Folk Alliance Australia Young Artist of the Year Award 2019-2020.

  • Tue. February 4, 2020

    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.

  • Wed. February 5, 2020

    Propeller | David Ward + Golden Future ft. Brandon Coleman

    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 across North America for a night of back to back floor fillers.

    Special guest: Brandon Coleman, CA.
    Bending the future of sound, taking ivory and ebony to destinations unknown, is keyboard maestro, vocalist, composer, producer, arranger and astral traveler Brandon Coleman.

    A regular fixture with Babyface, Donald Glover, Flying Lotus, and Kamasi Washington’s band, Coleman represents a new chapter in the evolution of jazz and funk fusion.

    PWYC. Suggested minimum donation $15. Partial proceeds go to 350.org.

  • Thu. February 6, 2020

    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 Loving Spoonful.

  • Fri. February 7, 2020

    Cannery Row

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

    Cannery Row features the unique and individual talents of Gary Comeau, Tim Hearsey and Chris Nordquist. These significantly skilled musicians bring their collective focus together in a humorous and highly entertaining presentation. Covering an impressive sphere of genres, blending and bending blues, latin, zydeco, jazz, cajun, country, rock ‘n roll into a musical experience unlike any other!

  • Sat. February 8, 2020

    Best Night Ever

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

    BEST NIGHT EVER are bringing their unique brand of meticulously crafted neo-motown tunes to music festivals and live venues across the West Coast in 2019. Treading the line between modern & vintage, their soulful sound is reminiscent of golden-era Stevie Wonder with a healthy helping of modern R&B & pop influences. 2017 CBC Searchlight finalists, they’ve shared the stage with Canadian hit makers Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd (“Roxy Roller”), viral YouTube sensation B. Rich (“Out for a Rip”), and west coast mainstays Bend Sinister & Tonye.

    2019 has seen the group release new singles including the dreamy and ethereal “Writing on the Wall”, alongside the reggae-soul tinged “Easy to Love”, a dish on the world of digital matchmaking. They’ve also seen their live performance videos become viral sensations of their own, accumulating nearly 2 million views online since getting a bump in April 2019. On the way this year are three brand new singles, each with their own distinctive musical sound and unique artwork alongside a slew of new live performance videos and a number of live festival appearances throughout the remainder of the year.

    The band’s previous album, a 2015 self-titled EP, was engineered and mixed by Elisa Pangsaeng (Hey Ocean!, Said the Whale) and led to local radio support and placement of their song Dancing By Yourself in the Leo-nominated feature film FSM.

  • Sun. February 9, 2020

    Stephanie Pedraza

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

    Stephanie Pedraza is a unique combination of singer, songwriter, flamenco dancer and cantaora (traditional flamenco singing) based in Vancouver BC. Born in to a Latin American family and having moved to Colombia at a very early age, she has been constantly immersed in her Latin roots of song and dance.

    Her original musical compositions are an honest reflection of her rich Latin American background, of her experience growing up in Cali-Colombia, and a perfect blend of traditional latin rhythms, root, rock,pop as well as English and Spanish lyrics.

    Among her numerous performances, some highlights include: Festival de Artes Escenicas del Gran Caribe 2014 in Cartagena, Colombia, Noche Flamenca Colombia Flamenco tour 2014, Expolatino Calgary , The Harmony Arts Festival, Cultural Blast, numerous shows thoughout the years for the Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary International Flamenco Festival, "Alma Vieja" flamenco production in Guatemala, and the Vancouver International Film Festival.

  • Mon. February 10, 2020

    Early Show: CJ Bissett

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

    CJ Bissett is a 22 year-old Kelowna-born musician. His genre is a cross between alternative and folk. In Summer 2019, CJ wrote, recorded, and released his debut album, Arthur & Jane. Since studying music and film and earning his degree in 2018, he is currently playing small venues around British Columbia.

  • Mon. February 10, 2020

    Omar Khan

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

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

  • Tue. February 11, 2020

    Early Show: Ryan Fischer

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

    Ryan Fischer is a Canadian, Toronto born Vancouver based singer-songwriter who performs his own style of urban folk music. Rolling out to the West Coast of BC in 2016 in search of mountains, forests, ocean air and musical adventure, Ryan Fischer is also an actor who performs under his birth name, Ryan Feldman. He previously made a series of award winning personal documentaries that screened internationally in festivals and on TV. He began writing songs as an impulse to get him through tough times in Toronto where he was struggling to make films and pay the rent, but only played them for himself until recently. After a 2 month trip to Mexico in the winter of 2015 - where he survived a dangerous encounter with a riptide - he returned to focus solely on music. You can check out his new single “Reality Is on Me” on Spotify.

  • Tue. February 11, 2020

    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.

  • Wed. February 12, 2020

    Propeller | David Ward + Golden Future ft. Salami Rose Joe Louis

    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 across North America for a night of back to back floor fillers.

    Special guest: Salami Rose Joe Louis, CA.
    Salami Rose Joe Louis is a multi-instrumentalist female producer from California and a recent signee to Flying Lotus’s independent label Brainfeeder. Drawing influences from jazz, soul, hip-hop, she creates a blend of experimental dreamy sounds with jazz influenced vocals and piano.

    She recently released her debut album on BRAINFEEDER “Zdenka 2080”, a “stunning interdimensional travel themed new album” by Gigwise. She also had the honor of joining Flying Lotus’ Flamagra Tour this summer and earlier in the year, The Cinematic Orchestra’s European tour and Toro y Moi’s “Outer Peace Tour”. Drawing from her studies in planetary sciences, she creates a celestial experience filled with space inspired sounds and galaxy chords.

    PWYC. Suggested minimum donation $15. Partial proceeds go to the SPCA.

  • Thu. February 13, 2020

    GroundUp feat. FLOW - A Tribute to Sade

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

    FLOW is a tribute band of Vancouver musicians, Krystle Dos Santos, Richard Craven, Terry Williams, Michael Aihoshi and Emerson Tanaka. This talented crew formed to celebrate the 30 years of the music of Sade. Performing “Smooth Operator” , “Your Love Is King”, “Lovers Rock” and many more hits that draw you in to her cool Soul/ R&B vibe. Also covering the music of British soul artists Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Jamiroqui and many more, FLOW gives the flavour of UK soul scene right here in YVR.

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

  • Fri. February 14, 2020

    Confiture

    Doors 7pm
    Show 10pm
    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!

  • Sat. February 15, 2020

    Early Show: Shaun Kirk

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

    Hailing from the music filled streets of Melbourne, Australia; award winning blues/soul troubadour Shaun Kirk is a born entertainer who’s world class live show is pushing the boundaries and taking audiences by storm.

    Kirk’s gritty vocal abilities come from a place beyond his years and has seen him labelled as “one of the finest blues voices Australia has ever heard” (Buzz Mag); whilst his vintage guitar tones and raw grooves pay homage to his influences of both yesteryear and today to create a sound of his own.

    Following a huge 2018 which saw the release of two brand new singles ‘Howlin at the Moon’ and ‘Save My Soul’, some 20 sold out shows across Australia & New Zealand, and the fourth appearance of his career at the world famous Bluesfest, Byron Bay; Shaun’s long awaited and highly anticipated self titled EP is out now!

  • Sat. February 15, 2020

    JP Maurice

    Doors 9pm
    Show 10pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

    JP Maurice is set to take his music across the pond as he embarks on a three-month European adventure but not without first hosting a celebratory send-off at Guilt & Co. on Saturday, Feb. 15!

    Accompanied by his band of Sweet Angel Boys, JP will perform three sets featuring covers and originals - notably previewing songs from his forthcoming album ‘Pressure Makes Diamonds’ slotted to be released later this year. JP’s powerful vocals and haunting lyrics paired alongside the contagious energy of his live band will make for an intimate night of music not to be missed.

    Bon voyage!

  • Sun. February 16, 2020

    Mazacote

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

    MAZACOTE is a hard-hitting world latin band inspired by Afro-Caribbean percussion and tropical party sounds. They play brass-heavy latin dance beats with a socially conscious message.

    The band is set to release their 3rd album "Patria" set for release on Justin Time/Nettwerk Music Group in fall 2019.

    Performing together since 2009, Mazacote features the captivating voice of Nicaraguan singer/songwriter David Lopez and a groove-heavy rhythm section with Frankie Hidalgo on Baby Bass, Chris Couto on Timbales, Robin Layne on Congas, Japanese pianist Niho Takase and jazz trumpeter Malcolm Aiken.

    Mazacote performs across the globe at music festivals and dance clubs, bringing their world dance party vibes to audiences of all ages! Recent highlights include headlining the Vancouver International Salsa Festival with New York latin jazz trombone legend Jimmy Bosch, as well as mainstage appearances at the Harmony Arts Festival, Carnaval del Sol, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Winterruption Arts and Culture Festival and the Global Music Festival.

  • Mon. February 17, 2020

    Early Show: Richard Claxton

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

    Rich is a Vancouver based, British born, and Australian influenced singer-songwriter. The British native developed his guitar skills listening to artists such as Ben Howard and John Butler, shaping his own Indie Folk sound with their influence. Now that he has made his way to the West Coast of Beautiful British Columbia, Rich’s inspiration largely comes from the beauty of the outdoors in which he finds himself. Rich’s melodies, punctuated by intricate finger-style are also heavily formed by the time he has spent living in Australia— where a guitar, surfboard and a beer were all you needed. It’s this laid back vibrancy that allows his sound and presence a smooth resonance with listeners. This, and lyrics that reflect his own experiences with a rich enthusiasm for the ebb and flow of life.

  • Mon. February 17, 2020

    Steve Kozak

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

    Vancouver born Steve Kozak has been a mainstay on the western Canadian Blues scene since the mid-eighties. Backed by some of Vancouver’s top musicians Kozak has built a reputation as one of Canada’s premier Blues acts.

    An accomplished and tasty guitar player with a relaxed vocal style Kozak has been winning over fans performing his up-tempo brand of jump, swing and working man’s blues to audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest and western Canada.

  • Tue. February 18, 2020

    Early Show: Puppycat

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

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

  • Tue. February 18, 2020

    Light Years

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

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

  • Wed. February 19, 2020

    Propeller | David Ward + Golden Future ft. Makadi

    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 across North America for a night of back to back floor fillers.

    Special guest: Makadi
    Makadi is an R&B/Soul & Hip-Hop artist newly based in Vancouver, originally from Boston, MA who artfully blends his soulful vocals and compelling lyricism with elements of electronic, funk, and neo-soul.

    No stranger to the stage and spotlight, Makadi was a finalist in the 2018 NPR Tiny Desk Contest for Boston Favorite for his song ‘Count Your Blessings’ and again in 2019 for his song ‘JS LVN LFE.’ In January 2019 he released his debut album titled ‘YLLW’ 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. His sophomore album ‘BLU’ releases in early 2020.

    PWYC. Suggested minimum donation $15. Partial proceeds go to the Union Gospel Mission.

  • Thu. February 20, 2020

    GroundUp feat. The Blazing Arrows

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

    The Blazing Arrows is one of Timothy Proznick's writing projects. Having carved out a professional career as a versatile session drummer, Tim has been like a chameleon, being versatile enough to fit into any vibe that needs to be filled. Even though he has been a staple in the West Coast music scene, Tim felt as though something was missing in his life and career, so he has now shifted his focus into production, and his roots that were planted in songwriting between the ages of 12 and 18.

    The Blazing Arrows is one of those seeds that have been planted. It's the kind of group that will make your hips shake and your neck snap, all while taking you on a creative musical adventure with intricate rhythms and sounds blending high end musicianship and groove, with some freedom of Jazz Improv.

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

  • Fri. February 21, 2020

    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.

  • Sat. February 22, 2020

    Antonio Larosa

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

    Antonio continues to write his original music channeling his musical influences. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, John Mayer, and Hozier. Antonio's love for classic music and blues guitar assemble a hybrid of old and new age rock. Antonio sings and plays guitar in his band The Walkens who preform an array of both Antonio's originals and covers as well.

  • Sun. February 23, 2020

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

    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 across North America for a night of back to back floor fillers.

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

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

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

  • Mon. February 24, 2020

    Uno Mas Trio

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

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

  • Tue. February 25, 2020

    Early Show: Bonnie Northgraves

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    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.

  • Tue. February 25, 2020

    Dutch Robinson Quartet

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

    Legendary R&B singer and Guilt & Co regular brings us his spectacular jazz quartet comprised of himself as well as local legends Ron Johnston, Cameron Hood, and Buff Allen. Most known at Guilt & Co for bringing his unique and powerful R&B/Soul flavourings to our GroundUp Thursdays, Dutch takes a completely different approach with the quartet so come and see what they've got.

  • Wed. February 26, 2020

    Early Show: Scotty Hills

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

    Scotty Hills is originally from the Canadian prairies, and has travelled the world gathering stories and sounds for making music that connects to our human nature, deep in the soul. Candid heartbreak lullabies, soulful songs with a message, all with a gentle reverence for world rhythms. His sound is probably somewhere between the magic he heard on his grandma's Carpenter records, and the Carter Family radio show his grandpa would yodel to. Mix this with the sophisicated arrangements of his mom's Anita Baker tapes, plus his deep love for Chicago Blues. All of these infuences produce a harmonic density which glues together his honest, poignant lyrics, and soulful voice.

  • Wed. February 26, 2020

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. Josh Roberts

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

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

  • Thu. February 27, 2020

    GroundUP feat. Katherine Penfold

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

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

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

  • Fri. February 28, 2020

    Mike Henry's 80's Night

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

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

  • Sat. February 29, 2020

    Buckman Coe

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

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

  • Sun. March 1, 2020

    Early Show: Ms. PAN!K

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sun. March 1, 2020

    Matt Storm

    Doors 8pm
    Show 9:30pm
    Pay-What-You-Can

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

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

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

  • Mon. March 2, 2020

    Early Show: Vanessa Nostbakken

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

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

  • Mon. March 2, 2020

    Brandon Isaak

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

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

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

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

  • Tue. March 3, 2020

    Underneath the Harlem Moon

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm
    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. March 4, 2020

    Chance Hayden

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

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

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

  • Fri. March 6, 2020

    Dreaded Soul

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

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

  • Sat. March 7, 2020

    Milky River

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

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

  • Sun. March 8, 2020

    Early Show: Myc Sharratt

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

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

  • Sun. March 8, 2020

    The Milk Crate Bandits

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    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.

  • Mon. March 9, 2020

    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.

  • Mon. March 9, 2020

    Ribcage

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

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

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

  • Tue. March 10, 2020

    Early Show: Kin Balam

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

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

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

  • Tue. March 10, 2020

    Brown Paper Bag

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    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.

  • Wed. March 11, 2020

    Early Show: Shaun Finn

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

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

  • Wed. March 11, 2020

    Adam Robert Thomas

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

    Adam Thomas performs a diverse array of music from favourite radio hits of this year all the way back to music from the jazz and big band era, and a wide array of classics in between. His unique sound combines elements of soul, jazz, indie and top 40 music. Aside from his own compositions, his performing song book includes hits by artists such as Sam Smith, Drake, Norah Jones, Coldplay, Al Green, Radiohead, Stevie Wonder and many others, all covered with sweet soulful taste.

  • Fri. March 13, 2020

    Big Easy Funk Ensemble

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

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

  • Sat. March 14, 2020

    East Van All-Stars

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

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

  • Sun. March 15, 2020

    Early Show: New Dew ft. Makadi

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

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

  • Tue. March 17, 2020

    Terminal Station

    Doors 7pm
    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.

  • Wed. March 18, 2020

    Early Show: Kentucky Eileen

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

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

  • Wed. March 18, 2020

    The Offering of Curtis Andrews

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    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

  • Thu. March 19, 2020

    GroundUp feat. The Scott Verbeek Quintet

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

    Celebrated for his soulful and unique sound, guitarist Scott Verbeek blends funky grooves and fresh melodies that both captivate and challenge his audience. Scott can be seen with his signature red guitar playing all over Vancouver and touring extensively across Canada and the United States. Verbeek has performed/recorded with Five Alarm Funk, Warren Dean Flandez, Bazooka Picnic, Kutapira and many more. This night will feature some of Vancouver’s grooviest Musicians.

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

  • Fri. March 20, 2020

    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. March 21, 2020

    Ben Parker & Friends

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

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

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

  • Sun. March 22, 2020

    Early Show: Alannah Clark

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

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

  • Sun. March 22, 2020

    Sweetpea

    Doors 9pm
    Show 9:30pm
    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

  • Mon. March 23, 2020

    Early Show: Keezer/Margot/Ancheta

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

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

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

  • Mon. March 23, 2020

    The Tony Wilson Quintet

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

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

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

  • Tue. March 24, 2020

    San Pedro Cinco

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

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

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

  • Wed. March 25, 2020

    Early Show: Fallow State

    Doors 7pm
    Show 8pm
    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. March 25, 2020

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. The Jason Winikoff Hot 5

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

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

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