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Event Archive - Late show: Vancouver City Limits featuring: FOOLS AND KINGS, The Broken Boats Band, Illiteratty

Wed. November 24th 2010 Railway Club (No Minors)
8:30 PM
$10/$8 at the door only.
Presented by: Vancouver City Limits
"Midwest meets London" best describes Canadian band, Fools and Kings. A vast array of musical influences, from both sides of the Atlantic led to songs that are lyrical, driven and raw.
Twin brothers Matthew and Gareth Schroenn from Vancouver, Drew Pearcey from Toronto and Tod Hoodge from Victoria formed Fools and Kings in the hot summer of 2008 and poured into it the best of their musical experience, cutting away the fat and delivering something that is unpretentious, muscular and real. Their self-titled debut album was produced, mixed and mastered by legendary producer, Warne Livesey (Midnight Oil, Matthew Good, 54/40, The The).
Formed in 2009, The Broken Boats Band produces a unique, but natural mix of bluegrass, country and folk music. It’s the kind of music that mixes perfectly amongst the sound of laughter, beers cracking and feet stomping in your smokey living room or on your front porch. The foundation of the sound is the distinctive banjo styling of Philip Stoker. Banjo licks that seem to be born out of jazz and funk influences, but remain firmly rooted in traditional bluegrass, create a new and exciting sound. The tones created by violin player Rebecca Rose are both beautiful and gritty. With the classiness of a Classical violin player but the grind of a toe-tappin’ fiddle player, Rebecca further elevates this unique sound. Mandolin player Dave Mealiea is the kind of musician that makes every player around him better.
lliteratty is poetic, silly, angry, fun original folk music featuring Earle Peach on guitar, Albert Klassen on mandolin, Wanda Mundy on bass and Rev Nixon on percussion, and everybody singing.
Earle Peach has played with many groups in Vancouver including Songtree, Natural Elements, Ship of Fools, Flying Ship, Sudanda etc. He conducts multiple choirs, teaches a variety of musical skills, and has created lots of music for theatre (including Bruce, the Musical), film, and video.


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Illiteratty (metafolk)

Illiteratty is six musicians playing original jazz, folk, blues, celtic and other music which is lively, sharp, insightful, and often funny (the band claims “we’re like Illuminati but we can’t read!”). With guitar, mandolin, violin, bass, keyboards and percussion and up to 5 part vocals, they’ve done three island tours, played many local... more info
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