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Event Archive - Orchid Highway, The Amber Room, The Hoodwinks

Fri. October 24th 2003 The Pic Pub (No Minors)
9:00 pm
Since 1994, Orchid Highway have created Brit-Pop, Canadian style" with echoes of 60's beat pop and are renowned for their madly energetic and colorful stage show. Most recently Orchid Highway signed with Bongo Beat Records and will be releasing their new recording in the near future. With influences including Radiohead , Doves , Placebo and Sigur Ros , The Amber Room perfectly capture the grace and melancholic beauty of the recent wave of British rock. Lastly the Hoodwinks mix the sounds of the British two tone ska/reggae movement of the 70's with the harder punk sounds of the Clash and the Buzzcocks into an exciting Molotov cocktail. Along with dj dacapo spinning the best in British music.


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Orchid Highway (Psychedelic Rock)

“Trousers-deep in a rapturously ongoing obsession with mid-60s Britpop and psychedelia” Nerve Magazine “Take this grand, technicolor, psychedelic, rock and roll dragster out for a spin... what pop music CAN be when it isn’t being held hostage!” Radio Bandcouver “A dream come true to fans of Badfinger, or bands of more recent vinta... more info

The Amber Room

Who the hell is The Amber Room? Their name comes from the mysterious room built of entire amber in 1716 by the King of Prussia. It was then presented as a gift to Czar Peter The Great. Stolen in 1941 by the Nazis, the crates filled with amber have never resurfaced to this day. Shawn Tucker Vocals, Guitar Christian Tizya Lead Guitar... more info

The Hoodwinks (Rocksteady/Dub/Ska/R&B)

The Hoodwinks are a 4 piece Rocksteady/Dub/Ska/R&B band made up of drums, bass, guitar, keyboards complete with two part vocal harmonies. Their tunes are powerful and soothing at the same time. The Hoodwinks' current CD called "Concrete Reasoning" received positive reviews across Canada after their Victoria Ska Festival appearance in July of 2002 t... more info
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