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Interview with Dope Soda
Thirsty for music that is both dangerous and danceable, refreshing as a mojito and as eye-opening as a whiskey sour? A cocktail party mix of reggae, punk rock, jazz, hiphop, and ska? This is DopeSoda.
Dope Soda formed in late 2011, a fresh concoction of six of the top jazz, rock, and Jamaican-music-inspired musicians from Vancouver Island, with ... more info
Interview with Dope Soda
Smart words, smart chords, smart clothes - Dave Lang has had a fondness for smartness since someone told him he had a smart mouth. Inspired by Cole Porter, Bob Wills, Randy Newman and Lenny Bruce, Lang writes smart songs that make you smile.
"Even the love songs are biting and satirical" - Geoff Berner more info
Marafani World Beat (World beat- African fusion)
Marafani World Beat (formerly known as Kikeyambay Electric) is a Victoria, British Columbia-based musical project led by Guinean percussionist and vocalist Alseny Michel Diallo, and often joined by world-renowned dancer and singer N'Nato Camara.
Diallo's passion for and knowledge of both traditional and modern Guinean music has inspired a group ... more info
Just dance. Those two words have been the driving force behind Boomshack since the beginning. Aiming to straddle the line between what is pop and what is hip, everything from rock and reggae to jazz and latin can be found in their music so long as it gets toes tapping and feet moving. Boomshack got its start in the summer of 2013. This is when the ... more info
Daniel Cook & The Radiators (Original West Coast Roots)
Daniel Cook's solo debut
"Daniel Cook & The Radiators" is an original West Coast roots group from Victoria, BC. With Robert Cromwell's solid grooves, Ryan Rock's funk-driven bass, Roger Plant's riveting lead guitar, and Daniel Cook's well-crafted song writing, these contagious melodies and timeless stories are blended into a tasty mix of indie-folk, funk and country by ... more info
Boogaloo En Orbit (Boogaloo Music for dancing)
BOOGALOO en ORBIT is a unique and entertaining 6-piece band from Victoria BC. They have crafted a new style based on 60’s New York Latin Boogaloo, Twist, Rumba, Cuban Son Montuno and Mexican Cumbia.
Their original compositions are funny, colorful, and at times profound. They describe life between languages and cultures.
They will be doing some... more info
Vic Horvath (Folk Garage)
Vic horvath is a walk under the glowing embers in the wood stove sky. A mouth that mutters magic and breathes sinful strings and cackling feathers. This performer is found in dim lit bars crowded with whisky and slurred romances. more info
Zoubi and the Sea
Like a ginger tea, Zoubi and the Sea is warming and naturally spicy-sweet. Their performance surges with passionate vocals and dynamic instrumentals. Forming in 2015, the quartet crafts folk-rock melodies reminiscent of Feist or Tegan and Sara. In August of 2015, Zoubi released her debut solo album mastered at Baker Studios and toured from BC to Sa... more info