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Past Shows

Wed. January 25th 2012
The Biltmore Cabaret (No Minors)
Cortez The Killer, Black amps, Assertion
Thu. March 11th 2010
Pub 340 (No Minors)
Pub 340 Rock Series Cortez The Killer, castle grey skull, Assertion
Thu. May 28th 2009
Pat's Pub (No Minors)
Three Chord Thursdays! Assertion, Chris Kelly
Thu. November 27th 2008
Pat's Pub (No Minors)
Assertion, the barcelona chair
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from Vancouver BC
Broken Up - Confirmed: Jul. 22, 2004 (Archived)
Assertion is a unique music trio from Vancouver, British Columbia, who play rock, folk and improvised music with equal sincerity. They started in 1996 as a duo with Chad MacQuarrie on guitar and Scott Rabo on drums. Both musicians have been involved with different music projects from all over Canada, including:
PUNK bands; Karen Foster (on Sudden Death Records), The Druids, 25? Peep Show ...
JAZZ & EXPERIMENTAL bands; Denny Christianson Big Band, Tony George Quartet, Fond of Tigers, The Exploding Meat, CoCo Love Alcorn, Spacious Couch ...
POP bands; Mike Wettering Band, The Insomaniacs ...
AFRICAN bands; Doundounba

As a duo, Assertion released it's first CD "A Great Refusal", in 1998. In 2000 Assertion became a trio with the addition of bassist Brian McCallum.

"Powerless" is their new independantly released CD.
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Past Members

Chad MacQuarrieVox / guitar?-2004
Bryan McCallumBass?-2004
Masa J. Anzaibass?-2003
Scott Ritchie?-2003
Scott Ritchiedrums?-2003
Status: Broken Up
renovating to serve you better - Last confirmed Jul. 22, 2004