Good day – some great shows coming to the Showroom this week….
Tues Dec 13th – Blues Tuesday – where various off-duty blues players get together and rent ice time to shoot a game or two of musical shinny…always interesting…hosts Thor and the Thundercats …$10 for audience… $5 for musicians.
Weds Dec 14th 8pm – Stowaways / Dan Weisenberg – classic stringband musical styles including bluegrass, blues, swing, and oldtime …a young gifted roots/blues guitar player .…both acts extremely proficient in their respective categories. $15 door $12 advance.
Thurs Dec 15th 8pm – McCandless Family Band – a fathers dream come true….your two daughters marry musicians and your son sings with as much passion as you…. they are all songwriters and then when they all move to the same town …oh oh…a band is going to come out of this one. I highly recommend their debut CD as well as their ‘live’ concert. $20 door $15 advance.
Fri Dec 16th 8pm – An evening of island hip hop Skulastic / Wes Paul / BCBOne Fifty Productions / Prophet
doing a ‘live’ stream for this show …playing to the camera so it’s a sit down show but it will still rock you out…$15 door $12 advance.
Sat Dec 17th8pm – Mother Tongue Band – these guys rock out…how does one describe the sensation of being brought along on a journeyby musicians who see this project as their intimate solace to the world they live in… they do have fun…lots of fun…and are a tight band, very tight…I call it a great night at the Showroom…come see why. $15 door $12 advance .
Sun Dec 18th 2pm – Conner Searle Student Showcase – Conner asked if we could showcase some of his guitar students in our ‘theatre’ setting, giving them something to work towards… they are excited and what better present for the families than to watch their child proudly perform. $10.
Sun Dec 18th 8pm – David Vest Band – an authentic, Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano player he has been rockin’ and shoutin’ the blues since 1957. An Alabama native and longtime Texas resident,he has been filling dance and concert halls from Vancouver Island to southern Ontario since relocating to Canada. Highlights of his long career include performing withBig Joe Turner in the early ’60s,working with Jimmy T99 Nelson and Lavelle White, touring Eastern Europe, and receiving the direct “laying on of hands”from Texas piano legends Floyd Dixon, Big Walter the Thunderbird, and Katie Webster. As a teenager, he sat in with the Jimmy Dorsey Band and Bill Black’s Combo,and jammed with members of Woody Herman’s New Thundering Herd. In addition to his blues and jazz credentials,Vest has also appeared with many country music legends,including Red Foley and Faron Young. He wrote the first songs ever recorded by Tammy Wynette. (The story of their relationship is chronicled in Jimmy McDonough’s recent best-seller,”Tammy Wynette: Tragic Country Queen.”) OK so he has credentials. You coming to see him? $25 door $20 advance.
Mon Dec 19th – Taliethe Sangha – t’is the Christmas season and some people like to sing Christmas carols and all those other great Christmas favourites. Taliethe is a musical theatre enthusiast from the south island and intends to bring friends, family, theatre society and choir members all to join in….it is the holidays. $12 door $10 advance
See the full schedule on the ‘show schedule’ page.