Sun. June 3rd – Brent Tyler and Ari Neufeld Thurs. June 7th – Brazilian Money and Little Jungles Sat. June 9th – The Badd Habits Wed. June 13th – Two Green Cats Sat. June 16th – Twin River, Capitol 6 and White Ashphalt Fri. June 22nd – Jimmy Balfour Mon. June 25th – Monomyth Sat. June 30th – Ladyhawk Fri. July 13th – The Chantrelles Thurs. July 26th – High Society and Rumpus Room Sun. August 5th – Ferel Children
The inception of Anchoress can be traced back to the Spring of 2010. The fated meeting involved two dudes with beards bonding over a Ruiner shirt at a party. In the rapid, gushing friendship that followed, it was revealed that one represented a guitarist and singer looking for a rhythm section and the other represented a rhythm section looking for a guitarist and singer.
The four then holed up in a garage for several months writing songs that they thought sounded fun and gnarly. In February of 2011, they entered The Hive Studios with Jesse Karr. The product of that session was the album, Set Sail, which they self released on March 4, 2011, to positive reviews.
The summer of 2011 was well spent playing various shows around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, including the 7th Victoria Hardcore Festival.
The fantastic foursome spent most of the fall of 2011 writing new material. 2012 was ushered in with style: A rad house show and a music video released (for ‘She-Devil’), with more shows on the way. On February 14th “A Night at the Movies EP” was released for free online download. It features a brand new song and a Set Sail b-side.
After toiling in the trenches of the Vancouver music scene for the past decade, Dominique Fricot is finally starting to hit his stride. With his commanding stage presence, unrivaled songwriting skill and ear for creating pure pop masterpieces, Dominique owns the stage with his rich baritone and his emotive fusion of rock, soul, folk and jazz. Don’t believe me? John Lucas of the Georgia Straight says: “Fricot’s plaintive vocals and knack for melody invite comparisons to Chris Martin and Adam Duritz”. Legendary local producer Jeff Dawson has called him ‘the new Neil Diamond’. Whatever you call him, the comparisons don’t do Dom justice. He’s a true original, a one of a kind talent, and a rapidly rising star. Don’t miss his unique blend of charm, stage domination, and relatable, heartfelt music.
Ciseaux is the most recent endeavor of Victoria, BC artist, Katie Schaan. Melodies swam around her head and danced out her rosebud lips before she was old enough to even know words to speak. That tiny girl lived three years of life before hitting the stage with a tiny cello, and there was no stopping her from music making after that. Ciseaux is inspired by everything from Bach’s Brandenburg concertos, to soulful melodies of the 60’s, to the imaginative indie persuasions of her peers. This is a project evolved from classical training, a love of pop music and an unwillingness to be limited by genre. Ciseaux’s debut EP, produced by the illustrious Aidan Knight, will melt your heart and make you want to dance all at the same time.
Fernandos Pub continues to bring touring artists to Kelowna, and this Saturday night (May 5th) The Archers, from Victoria, will be playing at 9pm. Steph Macpherson will be playing too! Check it out! Facebook event