ST JAMES HALL i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
2017 marks 20 years since The Bills became a touring act. Hard to believe that in 1997 the band struck out across Europe for 9 weeks of formative, high-energy performing, creating the foundation of their unique approach to seeking folk/roots magic in everything they do.
With two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards under their belts, expect the musical magic you’ve come to love from this extraordinary quintet. The Bills are renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, evocative songwriting, and a refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization.
Strings, bellows, keys, voices, skin and bows – these are the vehicles for The Bills’ unique sonic approach. With individual band members sporting world-class credentials in folk/roots, jazz, classical and world music, The Bills truly are a Canadian acoustic music super-group, and their combined creative studio talent and explosive live shows have made them legendary folk/roots entertainers. Whether spinning on your recorded playlist, entertaining an intimate theatre audience or rocking a festival crowd of 10,000, these five gifted multi-instrumentalists are masters at somehow leaving listeners breathless and revitalized all at once.
“The Bills are the biggest blast of fresh air to come out of Canada since The Band” - Glasgow Herald
“With an infectious energy level, clever tunes, fine musicianship, and tight three-part harmonies, the music on Yes Please epitomizes modern roots music” – Audiophile.com
“Their sound is panoramic, mischievious, fiercely unpretentious – and musically splendid” – Boston Globe
Please note that the admission price for this concert includes a $2 Venue Improvement Fee that we are required by the St. James Square to collect from every patron. Starting in September 2016, the proceeds from this temporary fee will be used for construction projects such as ventilation, flooring and washrooms that will make the hall a nicer place for you to visit in the future. If you wish, you can make a secure donation by clicking on the big blue button at the bottom of the page at www.sjcommunitysquare.org. For information on donating by phone or post, please contact the St. James Square office at 604-739-9373.