International Guitar Night

For the January/February 2019 North American tour, Italy\’s Luca Stricagnoli, whose showmanship and arrangements of heavy-metal songs has made him a huge fan favorite, will be the guest host along with French Swing sensation Antoine Boyer; Flamenco master Samuelito, and Turkish fretless guitarist Cenk Erdogan.

International Guitar Night
The Farquhar at UVic
$28.50-$38.50

For the January/February 2019 North American tour, Italy\’s Luca Stricagnoli, whose showmanship and arrangements of heavy-metal songs has made him a huge fan favorite, will be the guest host along with French Swing sensation Antoine Boyer; Flamenco master Samuelito, and Turkish fretless guitarist Cenk Erdogan. Pricing: General $38.50 Student/Alumni $28.50 Early Bird General 4 Pack $112 available in person or over the phone only until Nov 1, 2018 General 4 Pack $132 available in person or over the phone

 

A Monteverdi Christmas Vespers with David Fallis

With violins, cornetti, sackbuts, theorbos, keyboards and voices, this special Christmas presentation recreates the lavish celebration of Christmas Vespers from the Church of San Marco in 17th-century Venice, with music by the incomparable Claudio Monteverdi!

Pacific Baroque Series/Christ Church Cathedral Presents
A Monteverdi Christmas Vespers with David Fallis
Thursday Dec 20, 2018
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages

$30 – $45 at Box Office & Outlets / $31.53 – $46.44 Online

Festive Cantatas – A Monteverdi Christmas Vespers at the Cathedral

With violins, cornetti, sackbuts, theorbos, keyboards and voices, this special Christmas presentation recreates the lavish celebration of Christmas Vespers from the Church of San Marco in 17th-century Venice, with music by the incomparable Claudio Monteverdi!  Featuring works from his 1641 collection of sacred music, the concert will resound with the glorious sounds of a Christmas celebration you won’t soon forget. Gloria in excelsis!

“This Christmas Vespers, led by David Fallis, was an engaging blend of scholarship with honest sentiment plus all the bells and whistles that the early Baroque could muster in service of religious music. The result was nothing less than splendid, one of the best musical treats of the holiday season.”

Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1689671/tfly?utm_medium=destination&utm_source=eventbrite

Valdy

Through forty years of recording and touring, Valdy remains at the heart of Canada’s musical landscape. He is a prolific songwriter, singer, musician, and performer, and personifies the original stylings of the folk music idiom.

VALDY, Born Paul-Valdemar Horsdal in Ottawa, Ontario, is well known for his song Play Me a Rock and Roll Song which launched his recording career of 18 albums, 24 singles, four gold albums and more than half a million copies sold worldwide. Valdy has garnered the 1971 RPM Gold Leaf Award for Folk Singer of the Year, and two Juno Awards (Folk Entertainer of the Year, 1972 and Outstanding Performance of the Year – Folk, 1973).

Valdy received SOCAN’s National Achievement Award in 2005, was awarded the Order of Canada in 2011 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2013, and is in the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame and (ironically) the Victoria Rock and Roll Music Hall of Fame.

Through forty years of recording and touring, Valdy remains at the heart of Canada’s musical landscape. He is a prolific songwriter, singer, musician, and performer, and personifies the original stylings of the folk music idiom.  He continues to perform up to two hundred gigs a year, being a perennial favourite at folk festivals.

Joining Valdy on stage will be Karel Roessingh, composer, arranger, producer and musician who has written scores for over five hundred television episodes, and many award-winning films, documentaries, and promotional videos.  As well as performing on countless recordings for other artists, he has produced more than fifteen of his own recordings, including several for the Canadian Naturescapes series which have been distributed world-wide, two jazz trio CDs and many solo piano CDs.  In 2011, he produced and played on Valdy’s latest CD.  Karel is busy with many music projects and performs regularly with such artists as Maureen Washington and Edie Daponte.

www.valdy.com

The Upstairs Lounge is a licensed restaurant and bar, doors open at 6 pm for dinner service, the concert starts at 7:30 pm.  Please note this is a listening venue.

Friday Nights at the Breakwater Barge

Victoria’s favourite floating music venue is opening for another season of good times, good tunes, good food and good drinks on May 25th, 2018. Cover is $5 with partial proceeds benefiting the James Bay Community Project.

The Breakwater Barge is brought to you by:
Ralmax Group of Companies (owner of the barge)
Greater Victoria Harbour Authority & Deanna Young Promotions

The Breakwater Barge. Victoria’s favourite floating music venue opened for another season of good times, good tunes, good food and good drinks.

The Barge opens at 5PM with music from 6PM to 9PM and closes at 9:30PM.
All Ages Welcome

Upcoming Performances:

August 17: Yacht Rock Night on the Breakwater Barge

August 24: Murge
August 31: Tom Party
September 7: Caleb Hart
September 14: The Neil Young Show
September 21: The New Souls
September 28: The Great Divide

Cover charge is $5 with partial proceeds going to James Bay New Horizons Society, All Ages Welcome, sorry no pets allowed.

Food trucks on location for the evening include: The Kraken by The Breakwater, Saltchuck Pie Company & Indecent Risotto
Beverages throughout the season for 2018 are provided by
Driftwood Brewery, Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, Hoyne Brewing Company & Artisan Wine Shop AWS

The Breakwater Barge is brought to you by:
Ralmax Group of Companies (owner of the barge)
Greater Victoria Harbour Authority & Deanna Young Promotions

Please be mindful of noise levels when leaving the barge and respectful to the James Bay Community.
The Barge is a non-smoking venue

Breakwater Barge
The Barge sits just below the popular Ogden Point breakwater, and attracts people who come for the evening, and people who stop during a stroll to listen to a few tunes. “I have a video of people dancing on the Breakwater, and it’s beautiful,” Deanna says. “I love it when people say ‘great job, Victoria needed this,’ and seeing the people who come down for Barge nights, from 70 year olds to families with children who can come down and enjoy a night out without needing to find a babysitter.”

 

Bedouin Soundclash Capital Ballroom

Formed nearly two decades ago, and named after Israeli dub artist/producer Badawi’s 1996 release of the same name, Bedouin Soundclash debuted in 2001 with the album Root Fire. Their acclaimed sophomore release Sounding a Mosaic (2004) featured the hit single, “When the Night Feels My Song” and was produced by legendary punk-hardcore royalty Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains. The album earned Bedouin Soundclash their first JUNO Award in 2006 for Canada’s ‘Best New Group.’

Atomique Productions and The Zone at 91-3 present…

Bedouin Soundclash Capital Ballroom
plus Ashleigh Ball
Thursday, September 27
Doors: 8:00 PM
19+

Advance tickets: $22.50 – Available online at Ticketweb.ca (bit.ly/BDNSNDCLSH) and at Lyle’s Place

ARTIST INFO

Bedouin Soundclash – “Salt Water” – www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMlWXtDnilg

Formed nearly two decades ago, and named after Israeli dub artist/producer Badawi’s 1996 release of the same name, Bedouin Soundclash debuted in 2001 with the album Root Fire. Their acclaimed sophomore release Sounding a Mosaic (2004) featured the hit single, “When the Night Feels My Song” and was produced by legendary punk-hardcore royalty Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains. The album earned Bedouin Soundclash their first JUNO Award in 2006 for Canada’s ‘Best New Group.’ Their follow-up album, Street Gospels (2007) also produced by Jenifer, earned a “Pop Album of the Year” nomination and “Video of the Year” nomination for the single “Walls Fall Down” at the 2008 JUNOs as well as three Much Music Video Award nominations for their video for “Until We Burn in the Sun” in 2009. In their long career, the band has shared the stage with the likes of The Roots, No Doubt, Ben Harper, Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails, Damian Marley, Gogol Bordello and Thievery Corporation, among others.

Bedouin Soundclash Capital Ballroom
plus Ashleigh Ball
Thursday, September 27
Doors: 8:00 PM
19+

In 2010, the band released their fourth studio album, Light the Horizon, which included the singles “Mountain Top,” “Elongo,” and “Brutal Hearts”– the latter featuring French-Canadian singer-songwriter Coeur de pirate. This was the band’s inaugural partnership with Philadelphia-based musicologist King Britt whose technical theory-based precision and legendary deep house grooves ran throughout the album.

And now, after a seven year hiatus, the band re-emerges ready to release their fifth studio album +MASS- set for release in early 2019. The album is a powerful experience that spans two communities, recorded in New Orleans with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and in Vancouver at the St. James Church with the children of the St. James Music Academy. Bedouin Soundclash will take to the road for their Canada-wide tour in the summer and fall of 2018.

www.bedouinsoundclash.com/
www.twitter.com/bedouinsndclsh
www.instagram.com/bedouinsoundclash/

Martha Wainwright • Capital Ballroom • (Victoria, BC)

Atomique Productions presents…

Martha Wainwright
plus Kirsten Ludwig
Tuesday, September 25
Capital Ballroom
Doors: 8:00 PM
19+

Advance tickets: $25.00 – Available online at Ticketweb.ca (http://bit.ly/MWAINVIC) and at Lyle’s Place

ARTIST INFO

Martha Wainwright – “You Cheated Me” – www.youtube.com/watch?v=9baaOBF1ipY

With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha Wainwright is a beguiling performer and a refreshingly different force in music. Martha began building a buzz with her well-noted EPs, prior to her 2005 critically and commercially successful debut LP, ‘Martha Wainwright’. London’s Sunday Times included the song, “Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole” in their songs of the year and Rolling Stone called it “a blistering prelude to her debut album.”

In 2008, Martha followed with her sophomore album, ‘I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too’, which showed her great musical maturity and talent as a songwriter. In 2010 she toured the world promoting her third album, ‘San Fusils, Ni Souliers A Paris: Martha Wainwright’s Piaf Album’. This extraordinary album, an homage to the great Edith Piaf, was received with glowing reviews, leaving audiences stunned by Martha’s incredible range and talent. Her last album, ‘Come Home To Mama’, produced by Cibo Matto’s Yuka Honda, was heralded by Mojo Magazine as a “substantial and brilliantly sung career best.”

Now, four years later, ‘Goodnight City’ is poised to be her best record yet. This album returns to the rawness of her first release and includes songs by Martha, as well as songs written by notable artists to highlight her incredible voice. These songs are written by her friends and other great songwriters such as Beth Orton, Glen Hansard, her brother Rufus Wainwright, Michael Ondaatje, and Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs.

‘Goodnight City’ was produced by Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard) and Brad Albetta (Angus and Julia Stone, Teddy Thompson) to create a poignant album that covers a dynamic spectrum in a fluid and cohesive manner. The album was recorded in Montreal, where Martha and her husband have resided for the last couple of years with their two children. ‘Goodnight City’ will be released November 11th worldwide.

Martha was born in New York City to folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III. She is Rufus Wainwright’s sister and they often collaborate in shows and on records. Martha is also half-sister to Lucy Wainwright Roche and they recently made a record together, ‘Songs In The Dark’ to much acclaim including a JUNO nomination. Martha tours her music around the world to sold out audiences on several continents. She has spent time on the silver screen playing characters in Martin Scorsese’s “Aviator” and more recently in the HBO special “Olive Kitteridge” alongside Frances McDormand. Currently Martha is finishing up a book titled “Stories I Might Regret Telling You” which, like her songs, is a window into her life without artifice, pretension or fakery.

www.marthawainwright.com/
https://twitter.com/wainbright
www.instagram.com/martha.wainwright/?hl=en

 

Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band 40th Anniversary

With a career that began humbly at the University of Victoria’s Sub Pub, this band led the live music, independent recording and producing scene in Victoria BC in the 80’s. They become RCA Recording Artists, received rave reviews of live performances along the way and shared stages with Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield to name a few, leaving an indelible legacy of 21 recorded tracks that still stand the test of time.

With a career that began humbly at the University of Victoria’s Sub Pub, Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band led the live music, independent recording and producing scene in Victoria BC in the 80’s.  They become RCA Recording Artists, received rave reviews of live performances along the way and shared stages with Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield to name a few, leaving an indelible legacy of 21 recorded tracks that still stand the test of time.

Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band released a new CD in 2015 called “Still Burnin it Up” and they have just come off a successful Western Tour to Alberta and BC, as well they played two hot sets on the mainstage at the Island Folkfest this past summer as well as blowing folks away at the Vancouver Island Blues Bash on the Labour Day weekend.  To top it all off they won the right to represent BC at the International Blues Challenge in White Rock in July 2014 and traveled to Memphis in January of 2015 to compete.

The current line up includes Hank Lionhart, Mark Comerford, Andy Graffiti, Lonnie Glass, Dave Rowse and Wayne Kozak.  This is a show that will sell out early!

Check out Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band website here

Friday Nights at the Breakwater Barge

Victoria’s favourite floating music venue is opening for another season of good times, good tunes, good food and good drinks on May 25th, 2018. Cover is $5 with partial proceeds benefiting the James Bay Community Project.

The Breakwater Barge is brought to you by:
Ralmax Group of Companies (owner of the barge)
Greater Victoria Harbour Authority & Deanna Young Promotions

The Breakwater Barge. Victoria’s favourite floating music venue opened for another season of good times, good tunes, good food and good drinks.

The Barge opens at 5PM with music from 6PM to 9PM and closes at 9:30PM.
All Ages Welcome

Upcoming Performances:

August 17: Yacht Rock Night on the Breakwater Barge

August 24: Murge
August 31: Tom Party
September 7: Caleb Hart
September 14: The Neil Young Show
September 21: The New Souls
September 28: The Great Divide

Cover charge is $5 with partial proceeds going to James Bay New Horizons Society, All Ages Welcome, sorry no pets allowed.

Food trucks on location for the evening include: The Kraken by The Breakwater, Saltchuck Pie Company & Indecent Risotto
Beverages throughout the season for 2018 are provided by
Driftwood Brewery, Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, Hoyne Brewing Company & Artisan Wine Shop AWS

The Breakwater Barge is brought to you by:
Ralmax Group of Companies (owner of the barge)
Greater Victoria Harbour Authority & Deanna Young Promotions

Please be mindful of noise levels when leaving the barge and respectful to the James Bay Community.
The Barge is a non-smoking venue

Breakwater Barge
The Barge sits just below the popular Ogden Point breakwater, and attracts people who come for the evening, and people who stop during a stroll to listen to a few tunes. “I have a video of people dancing on the Breakwater, and it’s beautiful,” Deanna says. “I love it when people say ‘great job, Victoria needed this,’ and seeing the people who come down for Barge nights, from 70 year olds to families with children who can come down and enjoy a night out without needing to find a babysitter.”

 

Friday Nights at the Breakwater Barge

Victoria’s favourite floating music venue is opening for another season of good times, good tunes, good food and good drinks on May 25th, 2018. Cover is $5 with partial proceeds benefiting the James Bay Community Project.

The Breakwater Barge is brought to you by:
Ralmax Group of Companies (owner of the barge)
Greater Victoria Harbour Authority & Deanna Young Promotions

The Breakwater Barge. Victoria’s favourite floating music venue opened for another season of good times, good tunes, good food and good drinks.

The Barge opens at 5PM with music from 6PM to 9PM and closes at 9:30PM.
All Ages Welcome

Upcoming Performances:

August 17: Yacht Rock Night on the Breakwater Barge

August 24: Murge
August 31: Tom Party
September 7: Caleb Hart
September 14: The Neil Young Show
September 21: The New Souls
September 28: The Great Divide

Cover charge is $5 with partial proceeds going to James Bay New Horizons Society, All Ages Welcome, sorry no pets allowed.

Food trucks on location for the evening include: The Kraken by The Breakwater, Saltchuck Pie Company & Indecent Risotto
Beverages throughout the season for 2018 are provided by
Driftwood Brewery, Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, Hoyne Brewing Company & Artisan Wine Shop AWS

The Breakwater Barge is brought to you by:
Ralmax Group of Companies (owner of the barge)
Greater Victoria Harbour Authority & Deanna Young Promotions

Please be mindful of noise levels when leaving the barge and respectful to the James Bay Community.
The Barge is a non-smoking venue

Breakwater Barge
The Barge sits just below the popular Ogden Point breakwater, and attracts people who come for the evening, and people who stop during a stroll to listen to a few tunes. “I have a video of people dancing on the Breakwater, and it’s beautiful,” Deanna says. “I love it when people say ‘great job, Victoria needed this,’ and seeing the people who come down for Barge nights, from 70 year olds to families with children who can come down and enjoy a night out without needing to find a babysitter.”

 

The Proclaimers • McPherson Playhouse

…Craig and Charlie have reached the rarefied status that few have been able to achieve: with nearly three decades of career longevity, they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, they’ve continued to garner new fans. Their songs have been used extensively in adverts across the World and the list of movies they have featured in includes The Commitments, The Crossing, Mama’s Boy, Bottle Rocket, Benny & Joon, Shrek, Dumb & Dumber, Bye Bye Love, Burke And Hare, The Angel’s Share, Bachelorette, Perfect Pitch.

Atomique Productions presents…

THE PROCLAIMERS
plus Siobhan Wilson
Saturday, September 8
The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
Doors: 7:00 PM
All Ages

Advance tickets: $39.50 – $44.50 + s/c – Available at www.rmts.bc.ca(http://bit.ly/PRCLMRSVIC) or at the Royal or McPherson Box Offices

ARTIST INFO

The Proclaimers – “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” – www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbNlMtqrYS0

Born in Leith in 1962, Craig and Charlie Reid grew up in Edinburgh, Cornwall and Auchtermuchty in Fife. At home, they listened to early rock ‘n’ roll and country greats such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams. At school they played in punk bands and formed The Proclaimers in 1983.

With a fervent live following growing in Scotland, particularly in Inverness where they performed regularly, their first big break came late in 1986 when they were invited to tour with The Housemartins. Then in January 1987 they made a now seminal appearance on the Channel 4 pop programme The Tube, performing Letter From America & Throw The ‘R’ Away. Singing in regional accents about Scotland – its emigration and its politics – they were a far cry from the mid-Eighties playlist staples of Rick Astley and Sinitta, and became a phenomenon almost overnight, signing to Chrysalis within a month and recording their debut album acoustically, This Is The Story, a week later, produced by the man who also signed them to Chrysalis, John Williams.

Voted NME Readers Best New Band that year, they toured the UK extensively and a new ‘band’ version of Letter From America, produced by Gerry Rafferty went Top 3 in November. Complementing their raw, stripped down delivery with the greater musical scope of a full band, they then embraced country and rock on their second album, 1988’s Sunshine On Leith produced by Pete Wingfield, which also saw them form their first full live band and go on a 9 month World tour. In addition to the deeply moving classic title track which has gone on to be an anthem for Hibs fans, the album featured hit singles, the raucous, euphoric I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) and I’m On My Way. In 1989 ‘I’m Gonna Be’ spent 6 weeks at number 1 in Australia and a was a top 10 college radio hit in USA. The song went on to soar to No. 3 during a 6-month reign in the US Billboard Singles Chart in 1993 after appearing on the soundtrack of the Johnny Depp film Benny And Joon. I’m On My Way also re-emerged in 2001 when it subsequently accompanied one of the pivotal scenes in the hit movie Shrek.

Craig and Charlie have reached the rarefied status that few have been able to achieve: with nearly three decades of career longevity, they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, they’ve continued to garner new fans. Their songs have been used extensively in adverts across the World and the list of movies they have featured in includes The Commitments, The Crossing, Mama’s Boy, Bottle Rocket, Benny & Joon, Shrek, Dumb & Dumber, Bye Bye Love, Burke And Hare, The Angel’s Share, Bachelorette, Perfect Pitch.

www.proclaimers.co.uk/
www.facebook.com/TheProclaimers/
https://twitter.com/theproclaimers