Victoria BC Ska Society members, Board and staff are thrilled to have the opportunity to experience BOOKER T. JONES – an act that represents such an important part of soul music history past and present. Booker T. Jones’ work with Booker T & the MG’S backing seminal artists such as Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett who have influenced thousands of musicians and fans in the ska/rocksteady/reggae scene world-wide since the inception of ska and rocksteady genres in the early 1960s.
LukeFest featuring: Daniel Lapp and the LukeFest Houseband- Sexy Rock & Roll: remixes, mashups & new classics
All proceeds to the Chwyl Family School of Contemporary Music.
Cœur de Pirate is the solo project of award-winning singer-songwriter and pianist Béatrice Martin. She released her self-titled debut album in September 2008, to immediate national and international acclaim, before returning in November 2011 with her sophomore album, Blonde. In 2014, Martin provided the soundtrack to Radio-Canada’s hit medical series, Trauma, as well as the original score to Ubisoft’s video game, Child of Light. Cœur de Pirate has now sold more than one million albums worldwide and counting.
Music familiar to Bach’s father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, a Stadtpfeifer in the town band of Arnstadt, performed on shawms, recorders, sackbuts and bagpipes by one of today’s most respected Renaissance wind ensembles. Works by Isaac, Luther, Praetorius, Obrecht and Lassus, plus the popular dances of the day that underlie and inform all Baroque music.
Join us as the VCM’s top student vocalists and instrumentalists perform alongside professional musicians and the VCM Senior String Orchestra.
Hailing from Victoria, BC, nearly the farthest west (or left) one can be, Oliver Swain is Canada’s quintessential folk and traditional musician. He eats, sleeps and breathes music, and his prolific career evidences this in many ways. With his pure, finely tuned vocals that have an astonishing range, and his undeniable skill behind a banjo or upright bass, Oliver grabs the attention of all who hear him, and holds it with his enormous sound and stature. From the most vulnerable and innocent sounding banjo ditties to the brave and imposing bowed bass, Oliver delivers his own brand of alternative folk and traditional music to the masses with a smile and a twinkle in his eye.
Wes Barker’s show features magic, comedy, and stunts. It’s full of amazing tricks, funny stories from his life, incredible feats, and hilarious audience interaction. Basically it’s awesomeness from start to finish. This Wes Barker style has earned him more than 27 million views on YouTube. There is nothing quite like this show; it’s funny, and it blows your mind. Over the last 12 months the demand for Wes has grown so much he’s been featured on America’s Got Talent, Wizard Wars, and CW’s hit show Penn & Teller: Fool Us (WINNER). When he’s not on TV, Wes tours his show all over the world at colleges, comedy clubs, and festivals.