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Event Archive - FOOLS AND KINGS, Pernell Reichert Band, Cory Hawthorne

Wed. September 28th 2011 Railway Club (No Minors)
8:30 PM
$8 at the door only.
Presented by: Vancouver City Limits
"Mid West meets London" best describes Canadian band Fools and Kings.
A vast array of musical influences, from both sides of the pond, led to songs that are lyrical, driven and raw. Twin brothers Matthew and Gareth Schroenn from Vancouver,( originally from South Africa), and Drew Pearcey from Toronto, 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. They spent a year of weekends in a remote country garage refining the sound they had heard in their heads since the beginning. During this period the band felt free to bring all their influences to the process and worked hard to create a sound that was both unique and true to themselves. Their self-titled debut album was produced, mixed and mastered by legendary producer Warne Livesey (Midnight Oil, The The ,Xavier Rudd, Chris Walla, Deacon Blue). Livesey brought out the best in the band and was a dedicated and crucial member of the band during the recording process.
The Pernell Reichert’s music has been described as fast folk, alt folk, alt country, acid country, country punk, or cow punk. In 2004, after four years as a solo artist Pernell formed the band and the current line-up consists of Pernell on acoustic guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, banjo, and vocals; Matt MacDougall on bass and background vocals; Tom Tischer on drums and background vocals; and Lewis Holloway on piano/keys. The band's live act features fast folky songs, electric slide guitar songs, foot stomping banjo songs, solo acoustic songs and witty banter with the audience.
Born in Winnipeg, he moved to BC at a young age and spent his formative years honing his guitar skills in the heart of heavy metal in the suburbs of Burnaby and Coquitlam. A long time fixture of the Vancouver music scene, Cory’s motto has always been “any style, anywhere.” However, his first love has always been the songs of Hank Williams Sr., Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, The Beatles and AC/DC: “The song is what matters. If you can’t sit down with a guitar and sing the song for someone, if the melody and chorus aren’t strong enough, then to me it’s just not ready. If you have a good, honest song to begin with and you add some killer musicians into the mix, well then, you have something special.” Not that he’s all about the writing and recording process, as he’s also a dynamic veteran performer who loves the stage and whose main goal is to leave audiences entertained and uplifted. Inspired by the guitar slinging of James Burton, Albert Lee and Brad Paisley, Cory is an accomplished, some would say extroverted, guitarist who loves to entertain with the six-string. Equally at home chickin’ pickin’ and shredding, he isn’t afraid of fusing Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen rock chaos into his twangy, Jerry Reed-inspired licks.


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Pernell Reichert Band (Alt Country)

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The Pernell Reichert Band is a three piece band from Vancouver, BC, Canada, featuring Pernell on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, banjo, and vocals; Ross Fairbairn on bass and background vocals; and Tom Tischer on drums and background vocals. Their music has been described as razor sharp folk, alt country, or cow punk. The band's live... more info

Cory Hawthorne (Alt-Country)

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Cory Hawthorne is a Canadian-based guitarist, singer and songwriter. Describing his style as “North Americana”, his songs are marked by the influences of Hank Williams Sr., Buddy Miller, Dwight Yoakam, the Beatles and AC/DC. Inspired by the guitar slinging of James Burton, Albert Lee and Brad Paisley, Cory is an accomplished, some would say ext... more info