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Event Archive - Rockabilly RoundUp: Slim Sandy and the Hillbilly Boppers, The Cavaleros

Sat. May 9th 2015 Fairview Pub (No Minors)
9 pm - 2 am doors at 8 pm
$10 at the door only.
Presented by: Rockabilly Roundup
There is a big island not far from here called Vancouver Island. Some people never heard of it, some think it's a whole other Country, others think it's the same thing as the City of Vancouver and some even flat out refuse to believe that it actually exists.

To get to the rest of Canada from this island, one has to take a hellishly expensive boat ride on what can best be described as a floating loser-cruiser. Keeping in line with BC's outmoded and somewhat Victorian attitudes towards alcohol, there is no booze on these boats. As I found out the hard way a while back , they don't sell cigarettes either (but you can buy some shitty burger or 20 dollar plastic Mountie).

Coincidentally, both of the featured bands at this month's Rockabilly Roundup are making the trek from the island to entertain all you fine folks at The Fairview. If you want to know what it's like to take a ferry to get to the Fairview, take a bus through the Downtown Eastside while having a smoke on the roof of the bus and throwing food scraps at crackheads.

The Cavaleros will be back after a too long absence from our stage. Their wild brand of twang-abilly and nutso surf tunes will get the joint jumpin' . That crazy Island bop is really something and these boys recently spread the gospel at Viva Las Vegas 18.

The Cavaleros' drummer, German, did a stint with a band called Three Bad Jacks a while back. I saw these cats at Viva Las Vegas 3 ( you know you're gettin' old when you can say you were at Viva 3).

The Rockabilly world is indeed a small one. The Shriner's ain't got nuthin' on us and we don't even require a secret hand shake.

Crowd favorite Slim Sandy will be rollin' into town with some of the twangiest hillbilly and greasiest Rockabilly this side of the Gulf Islands. Long time aficionados are aware that Slim Sandy is the alter-ego of Peter Sandmark, a long time collaborator in the now near-legendary Ray Condo and his Hard Rock Goners.You young uns kin google that on the innernut.

Slim Sandy's deep roots and encyclopedic knowledge of bygone music makes for an eclectic mix of tunes ranging from searing Rockabilly classics to obscure Western Swing. For an added touch of authenticity, Trace will be playing the only gut-bucket in town ( google yer innernut ).

Come on down for a raucous evening of Island-flavored fun and feel free to buy the bands a drink or two as I'm sure they will need it after the long trip and BC Ferries' cruel and unusual banishment of booze.

Serge Lotosky
Vancouver BC


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Slim Sandy and the Hillbilly Boppers (Old-timey music)

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Rockabilly trio from Victoria more info

The Cavaleros (Surf Rockabilly)

The Cavaleros - Instrumental Surf Rockabilly trio based in Victoria B.C. All 3 members come from different parts of the globe: Graham Fraser (Guitar) has been playing and living in Europe for the last 12 years. German Ebert (Drums), is from Buenos Aires, Argentina and has also lived and played in Los Angeles and Ottawa.Johnny C (Bass) was also liv... more info