• Tue. August 20, 2019

    Early Show: Sarah Burton

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

    Burton’s career started in 2006 with a broken heart, a broken down van, and a haphazard tour across Canada in a van named Lucky. This set the tone for an artist life driven by adventure, spontaneity, and a desire to connect with people from all walks of life. 3 Minivans, and several greyhound trips later, Sarah has played 200+ shows a year, released 4 albums and played many festivals across North America, finding and sharing the inspiration for hundreds of songs. Rooted in folk, and skirting pop, rock and country – Sarah’s music is a collage of her own adventures, and the people she meets along the way. Her songs have made their way to the big screen, earned college radio charting in US and Canada and commercial radio play in Canada and Europe.

  • Tue. August 20, 2019

    Buster Brown & The New Resolutions

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

    Buster Brown & The New Resolutions is an all-star band comprised of Vancouver top studio veterans. Led by guitarist Andreas Schuld (Long John Baldry, Schuld & Stamer), the band also features Graeme Coleman on keyboards (Skywalk), Norm Fisher on bass (Jann Arden, Bryan Adams), and Pat Steward on drums (Odds, Bryan Adams). In addition, ace guitarist Simon Jarrett will join the band for an exquisite evening of funky jazz-rock originals, as well as classics by Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Jeff Beck, and others. Not to be missed!

  • Wed. August 21, 2019

    Early Show: Chris Ho & Adrian Chalifour

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

    CHRIS HO

    While singer-songwriter Chris Ho can seem mercurial at times, there is an undeniably deep feeling of hope and perseverance that speaks through his fervent melodies. His is the kind of voice that can captivate a room into quiet reflection. There is as much power behind it as restraint. It is this heart-on-sleeve intensity that drives him to not so much create but capture the bittersweet nature of love, loss, hope, and growth.

    Born in British Columbia in 1989, Chris grew up just outside of Vancouver and spent much of his youth teaching himself to sing and play the guitar. He became obsessed with the cathartic process of writing and recording, heavily influenced by artists such as Ben Gibbard, Nick Drake, Conor Oberst, Feist, and Bob Dylan. Most of his songs are unreleased and were written in Victoria where he completed his undergraduate studies in English Lit at UVic. Since that time however he has independently released an EP (Answers, 2011), a debut album (City Of Dust, 2012) which earned him an award for Songwriter of the Year in the 2012 Vancouver Island Music Awards, and a sophomore album following his hiatus (Places You’ve Been, 2017). He has toured Canada for both of his albums but also by rail, hired to perform on board VIA Rail’s passenger train from Vancouver to Toronto on multiple occasions. Likened in style to respected artists such as Dan Mangan, Neil Young and Gordon Lightfoot (CBC Radio 1/3, CBC on the Coast), Chris Ho’s soulful songs have been aired on indie radio stations across Canada, including CBC Radio.


    ADRIAN CHALIFOUR

    Victoria, BC-based singer-songwriter Adrian Chalifour has been performing heart-driven original music for more than 15 years, most notably as the founder and charismatic frontman of Towers and Trees, a solo home-recording project that grew into one of BC’s most notable indie bands. With T&T his songs have charted on Canadian radio and he has toured the country extensively, performing at festivals like Canadian Music Week, Indie Week, Breakout West and many more.

    In March 2019 Adiran made his national TV debut appearing on popular Canadian TV show The Launch, where he garnered rave reviews from living legend Nile Rodgers and pop sensation Bebe Rexha. The appearance marked a new chapter in his career beyond the T&T moniker and fulfilled a promise he made two years ago when he became a father: to do everything possible to show his daughter that gifts are worth honouring and dreams are worth pursuing.

  • Wed. August 21, 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. August 22, 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 Bavubuka Foundation.

  • Fri. August 23, 2019

    Dino DiNicolo's 'Sound of Soul'

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

    Dino DiNicolo’s 5th solo album “Sound Of Soul” will be released February 16, 2019 at Guilt and Co. in Vancouver B.C. His 7 piece band will hit the stage at 9:30pm with an evening of original RnB, Soul and Funk, peppered by World music flavours.

    DiNicolo’s solo project originally started as just that - with only his bass and voice - but this evening's performance will bring some of Vancouver’s top musicians to drive his groove train. Dino will be leading the band with Adam Cormier on drums, Kelly Brown on guitar, Graham Howell on Saxophone, Terry Keller on trumpet, Dorothy Godlinski and Jen Timms on background vocals. The whole evening will be captured for posterity by Victor Solo and Alex Kolosov.

    “Sound Of Soul” is a culmination of Dino’s musical carrier. He has shared the stage opening for the likes of Santana and Mick Fleetwood and been a contributor to a variety of projects. As a performer, session player and composer, he has worked with - EMI Publishing Canada, John Parr, Uno Mas, Don Alder, Melanie Dekker and many more.

  • Sat. August 24, 2019

    Shaun Verreault

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

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

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

  • Sun. August 25, 2019

    Boots & The Hoots

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

    Between steady touring over the past 5 years we have had the pleasure of playing many great festivals in Alberta, NWT and Manitoba and our show has always gone over extremely well with even the most discerning audiences. In our performance we try to combine the outstanding musicianship of the golden era of Country Music, the banter & humour of Hee Haw and the long standing western tradition of storytelling. Country connoisseurs and those who ordinarily detest country music seem to cast aside their differences and embrace our genuine, charismatic approach and our happy go lucky delivery.

    Our new album received a 5 star review in Country Music People Magazine (UK) and #1 on their Kickin’ Country charts and editors choice ‘Honky Tonkers of The Year’ as well as much acclaim from Canadian press and college/community radio.

  • Mon. August 26, 2019

    Early Show: Ego-Systems

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

    Volume 1:
    A non sensible guide to galactic conquest.
    Genre: Space Groove, Galactic Beats, Moon Jive.

    Alex Carruthers
    Scott Verbeek
    Max Zipursky
    Darren Parris

  • Mon. August 26, 2019

    This Is Not a Band Feat. Ben Parker

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

    'This Is Not a Band' is a performance format near and dear to us at Guilt and Company. It is an assembled group of instrumentalists getting on stage, calling tunes, and seeing what happens. This is a great opportunity for guests to experience the high level of musicianship our city has to offer.

  • Tue. August 27, 2019

    Gabriel Palatchi Trio

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

    Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1982, Gabriel Palatchi started his first piano lessons at the age of 8. He spent his formative years in Buenos Aires studying classical piano, and being mentored by some of the great maestros of blues, tango, jazz and Latin jazz. After graduating in 2007 from Berklee international School, Argentina, he spent several months in Cuba where he studied latin jazz with the master “Chucho” Valdez.

    Gabriel subsequently became a composer when he moved to Tulum, Mexico in 2008, and his life experiences up to that point influenced the composition and production of his first solo album “Diario de Viaje” (Travel Diary) in 2010.

    The album received critical acclaim from music industry journals, and was chosen as one of the best Latin Jazz albums of the year by JAZZ FM Toronto. He went on to record a further 3 albums that cemented his unique sound, culminating in his 4th and latest album, “Made in Canada” (2017), which also happens to be his first live recording.

    Gabriel’s songs are a representation of the many cultures which have influenced his music over the years, with a deep core in latin jazz.

  • Wed. August 28, 2019

    Early Show: Megan Nash

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

    Two time Western Canadian Music Award nominee Megan Nash has been described by CBC Radio One’s Tom Allen as having “a powerful voice and an authoritative style.” On her latest Juno nominated album Seeker, the Saskatchewan singer songwriter collaborates with ambient/alt-rock unit Bears In Hazenmore with brilliant results. In sharp contrast to the starkness of her previous acclaimed album Song Harvest Volume One, Seeker takes Nash’s roots-based songwriting into bold new sonic territory, displaying the undeniable chemistry she has forged with the Bears in Hazenmore.

  • Wed. August 28, 2019

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. Jen Hodge

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

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

  • Thu. August 29, 2019

    Early Show: The June Bugs

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

    Imagine if Neil Young and Janis Joplin had three love children, and those children grew up to like Folk Rock and Hip Hop. The Junebugs combine high-energy pop and rock with Pacific Northwest folksy goodness to create a genre-bending sound you can kick up your heels to.

  • Thu. August 29, 2019

    GroundUp feat. Malcolm Aiken & New Futures

    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 Bavubuka Foundation.

  • Fri. August 30, 2019

    The East Van Allstars

    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!

    The Allstars are:
    Devon Martin - Keyboards & Vocals
    Leroy Pierpont - Trombone & Vocals
    Matt Reid - Bass
    Cuyler Biller - Guitar
    Rb - Drums

  • Sat. August 31, 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.

  • Sun. September 1, 2019

    Early Show: Paige Allbritton & Elspeth Tremblay

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

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

    ELSPETH TREMBLAY
    Following the success of her debut release Return (2014), Australian singer-songwriter Elspeth Tremblay toured the U.S, Australia, and Canada, where she now calls home.

  • Sun. September 1, 2019

    Chance Hayden & Sarah Clarke

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

    Portland, Oregon based guitarist, composer & producer Chance Hayden returns to Guilt & Co.! During the past year, he has performed avidly throughout the west coast in support of his latest album Get Somethin' which garnered wide critical praise noting Hayden as "a player who definitely knows how to get a lot of color and tone out of his instrument" (Dusty Groove). His upcoming tour features soul singer-songwriter Sarah Clarke of Dirty Revival whose gutsy vocals and commanding stage presence have captivated audiences throughout the nation. Bassist Jon Shaw and drummer David Hagen complete the lineup that will perform a mix of material from both Hayden and Clarke, along with some of their key influencers. More info at http://chancehayden.com

  • Mon. September 2, 2019

    Sister Speak

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

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

    Sister Speak performs over 150 concerts a year throughout North America and internationally. Their new experimental EP, featuring elements of folk and electronic is out now.

  • Tue. September 3, 2019

    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. September 4, 2019

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. Trombonanza

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

    TROMBONANZA!

    Finally! All the excitement of a big band….but without trumpets and saxophones. Trombonanza features four trombones with jazz rhythm section playing hot jazz standards and originals arranged by leader Brad Shigeta.

  • Thu. September 5, 2019

    GroundUp feat. Muse and the Abstract Truth

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

    Muse and the Abstract Truth is a collective of Vancouver musicians that bring together strong musicianship, deep rhythmic groove, and a sophisticated Pop, Soul and R&B playlist. They bring a night of music that will be pleasing for your ears and make you want to move.

    Featuring:

    Michael Agranovich - MD/Guitar/Vocals
    Tiffany Rivera - Lead Vocals
    Paul Clark - Drums
    Max Zipursky - Keyboards
    Derek Defillipo - Bass
    David Mergens - Saxophone/Synthesizers

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

  • Fri. September 6, 2019

    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.

  • Sat. September 7, 2019

    Raincity

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

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

  • Sun. September 8, 2019

    Early Show: Winter Wilson

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

    Winter Wilson hit 2018 at full speed with the stunning new album “Far Off on the Horizon”, and a tour with folk rock legends Fairport Convention. Their 2019 schedule maintains the momentum, including tours of Australia, Canada and Europe, plus the release of “Live & Unconventional”, an album recorded live on the tour and featuring Fairport.

    Kip Winter and Dave Wilson bring a sense of intimacy to every venue, blending superb, often hard-hitting original songs, stunning harmonies and musicianship with sometimes hilarious tales of life on the road. Kip (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) "simply has a voice to die for” (John Roffey, Maverick Magazine),whilst Dave (vocals, guitar and banjo) is now rightly recognized as being amongst the top tier of British songwriters, with his songs covered by some of folk's "greats". Singing out for the underdog in glorious harmony and a hat full of laughs for good measure.

  • Sun. September 8, 2019

    The Scott Verbeek Quintet Album Release Show

    Doors 9pm
    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.

  • Mon. September 9, 2019

    Early Show: Matt Beebe

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

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

  • Mon. September 9, 2019

    The 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.

  • Tue. September 10, 2019

    Early Show: Ev Kinsella

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

    Ev Kinsella is a modern day troubadour spreading love and positivity through music. Armed with his guitar and sultry vocal stylings he will be serving up an audible feast of Soul, Folk, and a touch of Hip-Hop you won’t want to miss!

  • Tue. September 10, 2019

    John Korsrud's Latin Quintet

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

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

  • Wed. September 11, 2019

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. Sweetpea

    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. September 12, 2019

    GroundUp feat. Vince Mai

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

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

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

  • Fri. September 13, 2019

    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.

  • Sat. September 14, 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.

  • Sun. September 15, 2019

    Early Show: Meiwa

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

    Canadian Folk-R&B artist Meiwa (a.k.a. Kristie McCracken) has earned international praise with her maturely thoughtful lyricism and subtly sophisticated, genre-melding creativity that reflects an artist who is adroitly expanding her musical horizons. She is a WCMA 2016 ‘Urban Artist of the Year’ nominee for her debut solo album titled ‘Let Go & Grow’. Encouraging, patient and tender, she captivates with the gentle, mesmerizing allure and vulnerability of her touchingly beautiful vocals. Meiwa expresses her keenly observed and heartfelt emotions with an authentically touching candor and insightfully poised intelligence.

    Meiwa has performed alongside legends such as Jim Byrnes, Ken Boothe, Leroy “Heptones” Sibbles, Barrington Levy, Lee “Scratch” Perry, and Toots and the Maytals. Other internationally acclaimed artists Meiwa has performed with include Shaggy, Easy Star All Stars, and Taj Weekes and Adowa. Meiwa is currently based in Melbourne, Australia, where she performs and tours regularly with a 6 piece band. In June 2018, she released her first international single 'Wonder' which resulted in a sold out single launch party and successful coastal tour. She also sings backing vocals for thando, Australia's first lady of R&B. Meiwa plans to continue furthering her musical career in Melbourne.

  • Sun. September 15, 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

  • Mon. September 16, 2019

    Early Show: Stolie

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

    Stolie is a Chicago-based singer, songwriter and acoustic loop-pedal artist with more than 20 years of experience in the music business as a musician, publicist, emcee and event producer. These days, she spends her summers on the road through the US and Canada and winters performing for tourists in Puerto Vallarta, México. On July 24, Stolie will embark on a epic road-trip, planning 60 shows in 100 days on her way back south.

  • Mon. September 16, 2019

    Incandenza

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

    Founded in 2018 by guitarist Patrick Metzger, Incandenza has quickly established itself as Vancouver’s premier Psychedelic Spaghetti Western Band. The band specializes in obscure 60's instrumental music blends musical influences from American R&B to the music of Cuba and Peru.

    Patrick Metzger: Guitar/Steel guitar
    Noah Walker: Craig McCaul
    Liam Macdonald: Drums
    Robin Layne: Percussion/Vibes

  • Wed. September 18, 2019

    Early Show: Cat Madden

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

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

  • Wed. September 18, 2019

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. The Single Malts

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

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

  • Thu. September 19, 2019

    Early Show: Gio Levy

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

    Gio Levy is a Filipino-Canadian artist who moved from Vancouver, Canada to Manila, Philippines in order to pursue his dream of becoming a world-class entertainer. Armed with his sultry, velvet voice and a charming demeanor, Levy has performed for audiences and collaborated with artists from all over the world. As a musician, Gio fuses Pop, Jazz and R&B elements to create his own eclectic style. As a host, his suave, yet cheeky flavor of speaking has won and continues to win thousands of hearts.

  • Thu. September 19, 2019

    GroundUp feat. Scott Verbeek's Tribute to Herbie Hancock

    Doors 7pm
    Show 9:30pm

    In the 1970’s, Herbie Hancock decided to take a break from acoustic piano and experiment with electric keyboard and synth sounds. His funk driven group the Headhunters wrote groovy classics like Chameleon, Butterfly and Watermelon Man. This night will feature some of the mainstays in Vancouver's R&B/Funk Scene.

    Dave Mergens - Tenor Sax/Vocoder
    Jonny Tobin - Keys
    Scott Verbeek - Guitar
    Darren Parris - Bass
    Liam McDonald - Percussion
    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 Bavubuka Foundation.

  • Fri. September 20, 2019

    Teon Gibbs

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

    Teon Gibbs is a Spotify curated Hip-Hop and RnB act based out of Vancouver, blending soul and vocal samples over dark nocturnal 808 driven production. His project entitled 'These Are The Times' has garnered almost 150,000 streams on Spotify and appealed to so many people because it has very modern style production with more lyrical substance that was offered to the listener. Since this release, Teon has focused on collaborating with artists throughout BC to build his network and engagement within the community. In October 2018, we are to expect a new release from Teon called 'The Rose Tape' which will explore the pitfalls and dynamics of relationships and how it has manifested into the way we interact with others.

  • Sun. September 22, 2019

    Early Show: Tissa Rahim

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

    After years of sharing the stage with The Bleeding Horse Express, Vancouver songstress Tissa Rahim launched an exciting new solo project in 2018. An established West Coast musician with a 40-city North American tour under her belt, Tissa has performed at House of Blues in New Orleans, the Gramercy Theatre in New York, and Vancouver’s quintessential jazz and soul club, Guilt and Co. Named one of 24 Magazine’s “Top 24 under 24,” her collaborators include producers like 100 Monkeys’ Jackson Rathbone. 2019 has seen her continue her upward trajectory with a new single every month, the June release of her debut music video ("Lift A Finger"), and collaborations with musicians from across the Vancouver scene.

    Tissa's signature vocal style combines the melodic playfulness of Erykah Badu with the freedom of Florence Welch and the depth of Lauryn Hill. As a solo artist, Tissa is able to freely explore her effortless Soul/R&B sound, infusing it with the traditional Persian music her family has made for generations. With her deeply personal lyrics and uniquely evocative sound, Tissa’s upcoming releases are certain to capture the attention of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

  • Sun. September 22, 2019

    Arsen Shomakhov

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

    Arsen Shomakhov is an electric blues performer truly dedicated to the style’s roots yet never hesitating to borrow means of expression from other genres. He established himself as a blues-devoted virtuoso musician in his native Russia, making it to the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis in 2005 and winning the new talent contest at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR in 2007.

    After moving to Vancouver, B.C. in 2008, Arsen formed the Arsen Shomakhov Trio that currently features Bruce O’Neill on bass and Chip Hart on drums. Working hard to make a name for himself and the Trio, he has performed at a variety of festivals across the US and Canada including: The King Biscuit Blues Festival, Waterfront Blues Festival, Edmonton’s Labatt Blues Festival, Montreal International Blues Festivals, and the Calgary International Blues Festival, to name a few.

  • Mon. September 23, 2019

    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".

  • Mon. September 23, 2019

    San Pedro Cinco

    Doors 9pm
    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 and percussion
    Robin Layne marimba and percussion
    J P Cater trumpet
    Tony Wilson guitar
    Russell Sholberg bass

  • Tue. September 24, 2019

    Early Show: Turunesh

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

    Turunesh is a Neo Afro soul singer-songwriter of Tanzanian & Ethiopian origin. Having grown up in Tanzania whose East African roots dictated the creation and development of her alternative style of music. She has 2 self titled EP’s (2016 & 2018), 4 singles(2018 - 2019), and a debut album ‘Coastal Cider’ (2019) that merge sounds and languages from Eastern & Western Africa as well as Neo Soul & Rnb influences. The 21 year old’s freestyle approach to her song making stems from growing up listening to old school Afro Jazz and Blues.

    Turunesh’s on stage personality is that of a comfortable performer that feels the most at home during a performance. When she sings she showcases monumental control and intuition as well as a strong connection with the audience. Turunesh’s voice transcends expectations and sings in a manner that hopes to guide her listeners through her music & stories. Her blending of languages such as Kiswahili and English as well as her fusion of genres makes it easy to lose oneself and encourages you to feel the music in a way that is transportive.

  • Wed. September 25, 2019

    Early Show: Ryley & Kaylar

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

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

  • Wed. September 25, 2019

    Hot Jazz Wednesdays feat. Jen Hodge

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

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

  • Sat. September 28, 2019

    Wooden Horsemen

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

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

  • Mon. September 30, 2019

    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.

  • Mon. September 30, 2019

    Stephanie Pedraza

    Doors 9pm
    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.

  • Tue. October 1, 2019

    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.