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Event Archive - A Double Bill of Music with 2 AMAZING actss: Dan Bern, The Fugitives

Wed. May 23rd 2012 Hermann's Jazz Club Victoria BC (All Ages)
8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm
$25.50 + s/c Adv. / $28 Door
A Double Bill of Music with 2 Amazing acts
Dan Bern
The Fugitives
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Hermanns Jazz Club, 753 View St., Victoria BC
Doors 6:00pm - Show 8:00pm
Tickets: $25.50 Adv. + s/c / $28 Door
Available at:, Lyle's Place 770 Yates St. and Ditch Records 784 Fort St..

Dan Bern website:

The Fugitives:

“Bern makes the kind of American music that radio could use...He's a folky troubadour with a rock-androll heart and
the all-too-rare skill of combining humor and intelligence. Sometimes he rocks with a Tom Petty-like heartland
rumble, at others he delivers his lyrical musings with quiet acoustic backing.” — Baltimore Sun

“Dan Bern strums drop-dead gorgeous melodies likea demon with his tail on fire; and expresses his love for
humankind through scabrous, literary, skepticalrhymes full of hyperarticulation and the tormented self-knowledge
of the really, really smart.” — Washington Post

Dan Bern is best known for his prolific songwriting and electric live persona. He has released a dozen albums while
spending well over a decade performing everywhere from coffee shops to Carnegie Hall. Since releasing his first
album in 1997, Bern has built a strong underground following based on prodigious touring and output of songs in
all forms. Since 2007, Bern has focused much of his talent and sharp wit on writing songs for movies and other
projects he composed over a dozen songs for the Jake Kasdan/Judd Apatow spoof-biopic Walk Hard: The Dewey
Cox Story and wrote the title song for Jonathan Demme’s documentary, Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains. Bern also
composed songs that are included in the Judd Apatow film Get Him to the Greek, starring Russell Brand and Jonah
Hill, due out this June. He has also contributed original songs for the off-Broadway production Family Week,
directed by Jonathan Demme, including a duet with Emmylou Harris.

A true Renaissance man, Dan Bern comes with an eclectic blend of talents and accomplishments. In addition to
countless songs, he has written several books of short stories, plus a full-length novel, Quitting Science. His
paintings have been displayed in hotels, art galleries and purchased en masse through his online art gallery. He is
an award winning sports columnist in the state of New Mexico; a tennis pro who taught tennis to the late Wilt
Chamberlain; and he did a vocal impression of Howard Cosell for NFL’s Monday Night Football.

And, in the spirit of Cool Hand Luke, he even won an egg eating contest at the 2008 Truth or Consequences Fiesta,
scarfing 17 eggs in 10 minutes. What’s next for Dan Bern? Be sure it will include profound and insightful social
commentary, a generous dose of humor, a little tennis, and lots and lots of songs.
The Fugitives are the combined talents of Vancouver artists Adrian Glynn, Barbara Adler, Brendan McLeod, and
Steve Charles. A group of multi-instrumentalists, songwriters, poets and novelists, each with their own burgeoning
solo career, they’ve won individual accolades as diverse as the Canadian SLAM poetry championship, CBC poet
laureate, and a place in the Peak performance songwriting series. But their primary focus lies in banding together to
integrate their sensibilities into a dynamic mix of modern folk.

Formed four years ago on Vancouver’s East Side, The Fugitives have trod their instruments and words numerous
times through Canada and Europe Performances that began in abandoned bank vaults and small vegetarian
restaurants in England have turned into mainstage appearances on the Canadian folk festival circuit and sold out
headlining shows at venues as diverse as the Vienna Literary Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the Vancouver
Jazz Festival, and the Chutzpah Dance Festival.

Like most young bands The Fugitives have weathered poverty, missed trains, and a few line up changes (parting
amicably with upcoming folk talents Mark Berube and CR Avery), while honing their live act into a versatile mix of
story and song. As the CBC has it, “whether you go for the poetry, the music, or both, this show is simply brilliant.”

The Fugitives last release, In Streetlight Communion, was nominated for a 2007 Canadian Folk Music Award for
pushing the boundaries of contemporary folk music. They’ve returned with a five song EP, ‘Find Me’, to be followed
by a full length release in March of 2010. Featuring orchestration by Veda Hille and production by Matthew Rogers,
‘Find Me’ will be supported this October by a tour across the country. Check for them in your town; their live act
keeps on improving, and they’ve gotten much better at catching trains.

“A hypnotic and swirling mix of voice and music that straddles the line between traditional songwriting and poetry”
– Vue Weekly (Edmonton)

“Wildly talented” - Georgia Straight (Vancouver)

“The Fugitives are capable of achieving dizzying, Arcade Fire-ish crescendos, replete with parallel melodies,
complex harmonies and brimming torrents of emotion.” – Uptown Magazine (Winnipeg)

“One of the best events we’ve ever had…right up there with Allen Ginsberg and Ken Kesey” – Executive Director,
Dylan Thomas Festival (UK)


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Dan Bern

Witty, irreverent, comical, insightful, and acerbic—all of these words have been used to describe Dan Bern, one of folk music’s most aware and involved artists. Dan has been pumping out smart, funny folk songs since 1997, and has become a cult artist throughout the folk music scene and beyond thanks to tracks like “Tiger Woods” off his albu... more info

The Fugitives

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To record their first release in three years, Vancouver-based indie folk collective The Fugitives was just hoping to stay home. After eight years of touring Canada and Europe, they’d drained most of the romance out of cramped cars, long roads, and eating sandwiches out of gas station refrigerators. So they surprised themselves by trucking three t... more info