Come join us in January for 2 nights of music!
January 30 - The Paperboys in concert!
January 31 - Babe Gurr in concert!
Fundraisers for First Impressions Theatre
The Paperboys: Jan 30th, 2015
The Paperboys were formed by Mexican-born Tom Landa in the mid-nineties in Vancouver. In a music scene dominated by flannel and grunge, Tom had a vision of forming a band that fused folk, Celtic and, bluegrass music with pop and rock. He was armed with a dozen self-penned tunes and a lot of drive and ambition. After gathering a group of musicians who shared common musical interests, they recorded their first CD and set to tour across Canada in a used van they bought for 500 bucks. What happened since is 7 albums, countless tours of North America and Europe, TV and movie appearances, movie scores, industry accolades, rave reviews from press and media, and several music awards, including a JUNO.
The sound of the band has evolved a lot since the early days, and these days it includes a 3-piece horn section and digs deep into Tom's Mexican heritage by adding son jarocho and Afro-Mexican grooves to the mix. The band's true uniqueness is and has always been in their live shows. It is there where the only opinion that matters is that of the fans that have been supporting the band since its inception. For the past 15 years, The Paperboys have been selling out venues around the globe.
The band's latest CD, Callithump, is a perfect marriage of all the different styles The Paperboys play. Producer Joby Baker captured the essence and the energy of the band in a way not done before. The infectious hooks of the horns blended with the lyrical sounds of the fiddle and flute make for a melodic delight, while the influence of Latin and African rhythms make the groove on this album truly dance- worthy.
Babe Gurr: Jan 31st, 2015
Back by popular demand, is one of Canada's finest recording artists Babe Gurr. Come hear this talented writer sing and tell, sharing her songs stories, and journey, for a truly inspiring and uniquely entertaining experience – this special fundraising concert is on for one night only!
Award-winning recording artist Babe Gurr has been turning heads for years with her blend of roots/blues/pop/world. Her warm and sultry voice, intelligent lyrics, memorable melodies and savvy personality add up to pretty much everything you want to see on a stage. Babe’s songwriting has received accolades; taking the win for the Sonic Bids Nashville Song Contest, garnering honourable mention for three self-penned tunes in the acclaimed Billboard World Song Contest; ranked in the Top 10 picks of the 2013 Indie International Songwriting Contest; and being selected as a finalist for two self-penned tunes in the “12th Annual Great American Song Contest and for “My Love” in the 13th Annual Great American Song Contest.
Babe Gurr is no stranger to this venue…..and this year we are excited to have her headlining her own concert with her 8 piece band (Babe Gurr – vocals / guitar, David Sinclair – guitars / vocals, Tom Neville – violin / vocals, Nick Apivor – keyboard / percussion, Liam MacDonald – drums / percussion, Steve Hilliam – sax, Malcolm Aiken – trumpet, Darren Parris – bass) – showcasing songs from her new release “Hearts Up To The Sun” as well as audience favourites from her previous releases. She has lent her talents to these fundraising concerts throughout the years and always enjoys performing at this intimate and welcoming venue.