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Event Archive - The Paperboys, Sarah Wheeler Band

Fri. January 20th 2017 @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages)
8:00PM doors at 7:00PM
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
This evening will be a special fundraiser for the renovation of the St. James Hall. All proceeds from this concert after expenses will be donated to the St. James Square. This money will be used for construction projects such as ventilation, flooring and washroom upgrades that will make the hall a nicer place for audiences in the future. This is going to be a popular show! Get your tickets early. (Parcel O'Rogue tickets are not valid for this event.)

What more perfect an evening could there be than with the Celtic / Latin revelry with Vancouver's Paperboys? Actually, Vancouver is only a part of their geography these days, with band members from Victoria, Seattle, Havana, and Olympia as well! Their music is just as cosmopolitan, yet deeply rooted in traditional music from many countries. Mexican son jarocho mixed in with Irish jigs and reels and a good dose of country and bluegrass with perhaps a dash of white boy reggae. Call it 'Guinness with a tequila chaser while listening to an Americana Jukebox'. Or 'a place where Irish, Mexican and roots music collide.' Of course, this multicultural mix is hardly surprising from a bilingual band, whose founding member is Mexican-Canadian and whose players cover a range of musical backgrounds from bluegrass to funk to traditional Scots and Irish music. "A lot has to do with where we're from" says lead singer Tom Landa. "Vancouver is a culturally diverse place which feeds what we do and the music we make."

Here's a quote from the band's web site that might put everything into perspective ... or not. "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, 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!!"

A mix of Eagles laced alt-country, Tower of Power horns and gospel choirs, reminiscent of early Elton John and Van Morrison. — Americana UK Magazine

One of the most exciting bands to come out of the folk-roots corner — fRoots Magazine

If you don't believe a jig can shred, listen to The Paperboys. — Seattle Rocket

Opening the night will be Sarah Wheeler. “She has an effortlessly big voice which falls somewhere between Chrissie Hynde and Neko Case." says Adrian Mack of the Georgia Straight. "One of Vancouver's punchiest indie singers." says Fish Griwkowsky of The Edmonton Sun. Sarah is a dyed-in-the-wool singer songwriter who has remained focused on writing and performing her own music with vigilant integrity. With the release of her third album Out of the Woodwork, Stuart Derdeyn of The Province said “start to finish, this is a very solid effort from an artist who has always had it but really tapped the right points and doesn’t miss here.” Out of the Woodwork is the culmination of over 20 years of songwriting experience for Wheeler, who has a musical heritage inherited from her grandfather, a Vancouver pianist who backed legends including Nat King Cole and Sammy Davis Jr.


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The Paperboys

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-S... more info

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