Friday night artists from Island-based Mighty Speck Records will perform 12-minute sets in the cozy Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre in Oak Bay.
The local house show kicks off a tour that will take the musicians from the Island to Saskatoon and back. All funds raised will go towards gas, accommodation and a community food cooler for the long daily road trips through B.C. and the Prairies.
The May 22 event will feature the ‘authentic outlaw country’ of Qualicum Beach artist Chris Andres, the West Coast country soul of Pender Island artist Jonny Miller, the electro-pop of Vancouver’s Labloom, the harmony-driven folk rock of Victoria’s Little Nectar, the bluesy folk of Victoria artist Jennifer Smythe, the folk noir of Victoria artist James Kasper, the conscious Canadian hip hop of Richmond artist Mister Waugh and the apocalyptic folk of Victoria’s David Chenery.
Merlin’s Sun Theatre, the all-ages venue for this May 22 fundraising event, is a cozy 50-seat home theatre owned and operated by local puppeteer icon Tim Gosley, who worked side-by-side with the legendary Jim Henson when Gosley was a puppeteer with Fraggle Rock, The Muppets and Sesame Street. He now uses his in-home theatre space to host puppet shows and workshops, live music and other events.
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