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Upcoming Shows

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Past Shows

Mon. September 3rd 2018
Guilt & Co. (No Minors)
Early Show ft The Living
Thu. January 15th 2015
The Hindenburg (No Minors)
The Living, missingno., Mike Fraser
Fri. July 11th 2014
Performance Works (All Ages)
Plastic Acid Orchestra, The Living, Giorgio Magnanensi, Martin Reisle, Elliot Vaughan
Tue. June 24th 2014
The Cellar (No Minors)
The MIX 6 Year Anniversary Party! The Living, JP Maurice, Luca Fogale, Sons of Granville, Sophia Danai, Barron S , Omar Khan, Forest & The Sea, Van City Soul Hop Committee
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The Living

Exotic Symphonic Rock from Vancouver BC
Available for Shows/Gigs - Confirmed: Feb. 23, 2016 (Awaiting Update)

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Mike Bell
Violin fireworks. Lush string textures. Colossal walls of sound.

Half string trio, half rock trio, The Living fuses classical chamber music sounds with rock, funk and splashes of gypsy, jazz, and Latin.

Fresh out of UBC School of Music and bored with most mainstream musical offerings, composer Mike Bell formed The Living with violinist Elyse Jacobson in 2006. Their goal: to bridge the gap between Western art music and popular styles, mixing traditional rock instrumentation with classical instruments.

The Living released EPs in 2007 and 2009, and released their first full-length album in 2012. Recent performance highlights in 2015 include opening for Bif Naked in Vancouver, and playing to a crowd of 3,000 at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, backed by the 40-person Plastic Acid Orchestra. The group will be releasing a new EP in the spring of 2016, and are planning a tour for the summer of 2016.

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Current Lineup

Mike BellLead vocals, guitar, keys2007-present
Elyse JacobsonViolin, vocals2007-present
Samuel CartwrightDrums2007-present
David SpidelBass, vocals2010-present
John KastelicViola, vocals2011-present
Doug GorkoffCello2011-present

Past Members

Jason NettGuitar, vocals2007-2009
Jeremy HarrisonBass, vocals2007-2009
Chris WarunkiDrums2007-2008
Alyssa StevensonFlute2007-2009
Meg ToddLead vocals2007-2008
Dan PennellDrums2007
Kyle ShepardPercussion, vocal FX2007-2008
Ali SiadatDrums2008-2009


The Living - "Global Citizen" Live @ The Rickshaw Theatre
In this Video Artist(s) The Living Resource(s): Wood Box Films, Rickshaw Theatre, Live at Rickshaw
Posted: Feb. 23, 2016
Filmed: May. 29, 2015
Status: Available for Shows/Gigs
- Last confirmed Feb. 23, 2016