MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
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It's been 22 years since The Bills became a touring act. It's 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.
For this very special April in Paris show, The Bills will showcase their deep and renowned arrangements and compositions in the European/Romany (Gypsy) jazz realm. Featuring players and soloists like Richard Moody on the violin and Marc Atkinson on the guitar, listeners will be enchanted and uplifted by the romance and deep swing conjured up by this quintet of passionate players. You may think you know them for other acoustic styles, but when The Bills tap into their delight for the sounds of traditional Eastern European and Gypsy jazz sounds, you are guaranteed to be moved to tears of joy and pleasure!
“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
The Rogue Folk Club is pleased to provide great Sponsorship Opportunities for all our shows. For a nominal cost, individuals or businesses can sponsor any of our shows and reap a number of benefits - free tickets, reserved table, recognition on literature, our web site and at the concerts. Find out more here, or simply contact our Sponsorship Director Morris Biddle at firstname.lastname@example.org