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Past Shows

Thu. April 29th 2010
Railway Club (No Minors)
SEAN ASHBY, eldorado, Beige
Thu. March 11th 2010
Railway Club (No Minors)
Cloudsplitter, Beige, The Great Outdoors
Sat. January 23rd 2010
CD Release Concert Beige
Mon. November 9th 2009
The Biltmore Cabaret (No Minors)
Beige, Solarists, The Abramson Singers
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from Vancouver BC
Label: independent
Broken Up - Confirmed: May. 7, 2014 (Archived)

Contact Details

rick maddocks
(604) 873-4356
understated, atmospheric, wry, jazzy with off-kilter pop leanings, but sometimes not.
some beige pieces have words, others don’t.
the beige complement most interiors.
"The Beige's wonderfully designed CD is home to a collection of textured, rootsy folk-pop music heavy on the ambient atmosphere...a brilliant level of depth to the recording...Ladies and gents, meet your new favourite atmospheric roots-pop band." --

"A record that fuses popular and experimental forms into a coherent whole is a rare thing, and this is a record of rare beauty." -- Americana UK

"The Beige is a new musical force in Vancouver" -- Marke Andrews, Vancouver Sun.

"A gorgeously spacious thing.... as melodic and lyrically striking as Wilco at its most incisive--and more overtly catchy." -- Ken Eisner, The Georgia Straight.

"Let’s not try too hard to categorize the Beige. We’ll just say that Maddocks writes damn good songs that allow the band to take all sorts of twists and turns through interesting corners of the sonic spectrum." --Eden Munro, Vue Weekly

"The result is a disc of literate roots-pop for urban dwellers, with a we-get-there-when-we-do attitude that coalesces into dusty, lovely ballads." -- Shawn Conner, Vancouver Courier.

"the beige have managed to work their mellowing magic on me. I'm finding it very difficult to shit all over them." -- the Nerve
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Last Lineup

Rick Maddocksvocals / guitar / miscellany1998-The End
Jon Woodtenor guitar / lap steel1998-The End
Andrew Aridakeyboards1998-The End
Mark Haneydouble bass2005-The End
Geoff Gilliarddrums2009-The End
Status: Broken Up
- Last confirmed May. 7, 2014