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Past Shows

Sat. July 19th 2014
@  Seven Dining Lounge (All Ages)
Tasty Animals, Two Apple Tobacco, PARENTHESES
Fri. July 4th 2014
The China Cloud (All Ages)
we just stole a car, Paul Plimley / Wynston Minckler / Victoria Gibson, Two Apple Tobacco
Wed. June 19th 2013
Railway Club (No Minors)
Late show, main stage: Two Apple Tobacco, BC Trees, Lost Numbers
Fri. March 15th 2013
Scin Laeca CD release show Two Apple Tobacco, Scin Laeca, The Rain And The Sidewalk
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Two Apple Tobacco

Two Apple Tobacco

Confirmed: Mar. 20, 2013 (Awaiting Update)

Frank Zappa inspired indie jazz-rock from Vancouver BC
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Past Shows (16)

Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Two Apple Tobacco creates thought-provoking and topical music, fusing genres and pushing the boundaries of the indie rock idiom.

Like with many bands, founding members Daniel Deorksen and Jordan Kling met in high school, but not in the classrooms or hallways – in the senior jazz band. They formed an alliance and began jamming every week with a rotating cast of musicians. They developed a style uniquely their own, mixing rock and funk with elements of jazz, blues, folk, Latin and hip-hop.

Before long, they crystallized the lineup with soul-jazz vocalist Jessica Harvey, rock vocalist and flautist Courtney Lancaster and veteran session drummer Vern Shewchuk. The ensemble is frequently joined, on stage and in the studio, by saxophonist Dominic Conway and star violinist Phyllis Ho.

With Dan, Jess and Courtney being actors and playwrights in their own right, it has only been natural to incorporate theatrics into their live performances. In July 2009, the Two Apple Tobacco began a long-awaited workshop of an original rock musical based on their tunes: Horribly Sunny. In the spring of 2012, the group will release their first full-length album: a pan-apocalptic rock opera entitled Squinter’s Paradise.

Two Apple Tobacco has gained quite the reputation for their dynamic live show. Each of the members has an exuberant and energetic stage presence and a high level of musicianship that captivates audiences. Every show, by tradition, the band covers a song by the artist who has possibly been their greatest inspiration: Frank Zappa. Two Apple Tobacco is definitely a band to watch out for in the coming year.

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Current Lineup

Daniel Deorksen
Jordan Kling
Jessica Harvey
Courtney Lancaster
Vern Shewchuk
Dominic Conway(occasional)
Phyllis Ho(occasional)
Vernon ShewchukDrums / Percussion
Status: Unknown
- Last confirmed Mar. 20, 2013

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