A double-header of music hits the stage soon at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre.
The Sports View venue at 1975 Bee St. transforms into the Upstairs Lounge for shows Friday (March 3) and Saturday (March 4) at 7:30 p.m.
Rosier takes the stage in Oak Bay on Friday, March 3 in the Upstairs Lounge at Oak Bay Rec.
Bilingual Quebec-based group Rosier kicks off the weekend with its special blend of folk traditions and indie pop and official Victoria-area CD release party.
The award-winning band maneuvers effortlessly between French and English and between acoustic and electric soundscapes, while creating an array of musical colours and flavours to engage and inspire listeners.
Friends since childhood, the bandmates have toured nationally and internationally, performing at major music festivals. Their latest album, Legerement, has received multiple nominations including folk album of the year – ADISQ, Pushing the Boundaries Award (Canadian Folk Music Awards), and Single Of The year, Pontoise (Canadian Folk Music Awards). The album was produced and engineered by Victoria’s own Quinn Bachand.
Rosier will make this show the official Victoria CD release concert.
Get a taste of the music at rosierband.com.
Saturday night, Big Hank Lionhart and the R&B Toasters with the Butterhorns take over.
The seven-piece, horn-driven band has been a mainstay band in the Vancouver rhythm and blues scene for more than 15 years – opening shows for the likes of John Mayall, the Neville Brothers and Koko Taylor. These performers continue to fill dance floors and wow people with their upbeat brand of R&B.
Tickets for both shows are are available at Oak Bay Recreation Centre reception in person or by phone at 250-595-7946.
The Upstairs Lounge is a licensed restaurant and bar, doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner with performances at 7:30 p.m.
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