MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
This event has already taken place.
This evening will be a special fundraiser for the renovation of the St. James Hall. All proceeds from this concert after expenses will be donated to the St. James Square. This money will be used for construction projects such as ventilation, flooring and washroom upgrades that will make the hall a nicer place for audiences in the future.
N.B. Online tickets are Sold Out! Please check our ticket outlets Highlife Records, Red Cat Records on Main, Rufus' Guitar Shop, and Tapestry Music on Broadway for tickets.
N.B. Parcel O'Rogue tickets are not valid for this event.
Although this show is now SOLD OUT, you could still help out the cause by making a donation to the St. James Square. It will be used for construction projects such as improved 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.
What more perfect an evening could there be than with the Celtic / Latin revelry with Vancouver's Paperboys? Actually, Vancouver is only a part of their geography these days, with band members from Victoria, Seattle, Havana, and Olympia as well! Their music is just as cosmopolitan, yet deeply rooted in traditional music from many countries. Mexican son jarocho mixed in with Irish jigs and reels and a good dose of country and bluegrass with perhaps a dash of white boy reggae. Call it 'Guinness with a tequila chaser while listening to an Americana Jukebox'. Or 'a place where Irish, Mexican and roots music collide.' Of course, this multicultural mix is hardly surprising from a bilingual band, whose founding member is Mexican-Canadian and whose players cover a range of musical backgrounds from bluegrass to funk to traditional Scots and Irish music. "A lot has to do with where we're from" says lead singer Tom Landa. "Vancouver is a culturally diverse place which feeds what we do and the music we make."
Here's a quote from the band's web site that might put everything into perspective ... or not. "It is singer-songwriter based but not the coffee house variety. It is definitely FOLK music, but not in the Kumbaya style. It has a deep respect and appreciation for tradition, but it's by no means traditional. It rocks incredibly hard and is extremely danceable, but that is not to say it can't be mellow and slow and beautiful. It can be heart breaking, but also joyous. It is never dark or angst ridden, and always full of hope - but not in the 'Up With People' kind of way. It's not jazz, although we like jazz a lot. It's not heavy metal or punk or grunge, although we love Rush and AC/DC. It is world roots Music. It's POP music. It is GOOD music. It has a tendency to connect people and means a lot to many folks the world over, and for that we are very grateful. It is the only multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-generational, multi-lingual, multi-instrumental, genre bending, co-ed band you will hear today!!"
A mix of Eagles laced alt-country, Tower of Power horns and gospel choirs, reminiscent of early Elton John and Van Morrison. — Americana UK Magazine
One of the most exciting bands to come out of the folk-roots corner — fRoots Magazine
If you don't believe a jig can shred, listen to The Paperboys. — Seattle Rocket
Opening the night will be Sarah Wheeler. “She has an effortlessly big voice which falls somewhere between Chrissie Hynde and Neko Case." says Adrian Mack of the Georgia Straight. "One of Vancouver's punchiest indie singers." says Fish Griwkowsky of The Edmonton Sun. Sarah is a dyed-in-the-wool singer songwriter who has remained focused on writing and performing her own music with vigilant integrity. With the release of her third album Out of the Woodwork, Stuart Derdeyn of The Province said “start to finish, this is a very solid effort from an artist who has always had it but really tapped the right points and doesn’t miss here.” Out of the Woodwork is the culmination of over 20 years of songwriting experience for Wheeler, who has a musical heritage inherited from her grandfather, a Vancouver pianist who backed legends including Nat King Cole and Sammy Davis Jr.
If you wish, you can make a secure donation to the St. James Square of any amount by clicking on the big blue button at the bottom of the page at sjcommunitysquare.org. For information on donating by phone or post, please contact the St. James Square office at 604-739-9373.