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Sat. February 13th 2016
University Centre Farquhar Auditorium Victoria BC (All Ages)
The Paperboys
Thu. February 11th 2016
Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Duncan BC (All Ages)
The Paperboys
Fri. October 16th 2015
The Upstairs Cabaret Victoria BC (No Minors)
The Paperboys
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The Paperboys

The Paperboys

Confirmed: Feb. 2, 2010 (Awaiting Update)

from Vancouver BC

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Irish Jigs and Reels and a good dose of Country and Bluegrass. It has healthy servings of Ska, Soca and African Highlife and we've been known to throw in a little White Boy Reggae. Of course it also has strains of Soul, Pop and Funk although we are by no means a funk band. It is mostly Acoustic although we also like Electric guitars. It is Singer-Songwriter based but not the coffee house variety. It is definitely FOLK music, but not in the Kumbaya style. It has a deep respect and appreciation for tradition (Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, Son) but it's by no means Traditional. It Rocks incredibly hard and is extremely danceable, but that is not to say it can't be mellow and slow and beautiful. It can be heart breaking, but also joyous. It is never dark or angst ridden, and always full of hope - but not in the 'Up With People' kind of way. It's not Jazz, although we like Jazz a lot. It's not heavy metal or punk or grunge, although we love Rush and AC/DC. It is World Roots Music. It's POP music. It is GOOD music. It has a tendency to connect people and means a lot to many folks the world over, and for that we are very grateful. It is the only multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-generational, multi-lingual, multi-instrumental, genre bending, co-ed band you will hear today!!

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Current Lineup

Tom Landavocals, guitars, jarana, piano
Geoffrey Kellyflute, percussion, vocals
Kendel Carsonfiddle, vocals
Sam Esecsondrums, percussion
Brad Gillardbanjo, bass, vocals
Kareem Kandi Saxophone
Andy Omdahl Trumpet
Nick La Rivieretrombone / bass / arrangements
Status: Unknown
- Last confirmed Feb. 2, 2010