The Fishline: July, 2014
"Summer's here and the time is right for dancin' in the streets", is a Martha and the Vandellas hit which we've just added to our repertoire although our arrangement is closer to the Bowie/Jagger version from a few years ago. Just like the song the good weather seems to have hit which is great because we've got some outdoor gigs coming up over the next couple of months. We had a good time dancin' through the odd raindrops at Blind Bay last Saturday but managed to finish our three sets unscathed! Next Saturday night, July 5th, we'll be at the Vernon Golf Club. We enjoyed our time there last year for the 100th anniversary and look forward to a repeat performance on Saturday. We'll be at the Hideaway on the 25th with guest guitaritst/vocalist David Knight, from Kelowna. David sat in with us last year and did a great job. On the Saturday of the August long weekend we'll be at the Shuswap Marina in Blind Bay, again with David sitting in with us, for our second annual Shuswap Marina customer appreciation day. Last year there were hot dogs, pops, and lots of door prizes so come on down and check it out, from 1 - 4 on August 2nd. A few weeks after that and the annual Roots and Blues Kick-off Party goes into high gear at the Hideaway from about 8 pm onward. We're hoping once again to be joined by some of the artists arriving for the Roots and Blues Festival to sit in with us and help spread some good musical vibes. At the end of the month we'll be finishing off the Wednesday on the Wharf series at 6:30 at Marine Park. Hope you can join us!
Have a great summer!
The Fishline: May, 2014
Hello Fans of the Fish,
Come on out and join us next Friday night, the 16th as we welcome special guests Norm Sargent and Gareth Seys to the Hideaway Pub and Bistro for an evening of rocking' Rhythm and Blues. The fun gets underway at 8:00 pm. Be there or be square!
The Fishline: April, 2014
Hello Fans of the Fish,
Spring is finally here and that means activity on all fronts. We're back at our usual spot, the Hideaway Pub & Bistro, on Friday night, April 18th, which is Good Friday. We'll be joined by our good friend, drummer Mike Zobac, and we'll blast through some Tower of Power tunes with him.
Hopefully there will be some friends from out of town visiting who you can bring down to the pub to enjoy a few brews, some good food, and some smokin' Rhythm & Blues. See you there!
The Fishline: January, 2014
Hello fans of the fish,
We won't be doing any live gigs in January because Debbie is away on holidays, however we will be appearing at Silver Star Mountain on Saturday, February 8th, for the annual fundraiser for the Silver Star Volunteer Fire Department, with Del Hunter on vocals. Hope to see you there.
Stay tuned for more fishy news in the near future.
The Fishline: December, 2013
Hello Fans of the fish,
If you haven't finalized your New Year's Eve plans yet it might be a good idea to check if there are any tickets left for the best party in the Okanagan, New Year's Eve at the Vernon Jazz Club with the Salmon Armenians. We'll be there from eight o'clock on, hope to see you there.
We'd also like to take this moment to acknowledge the support of our family, friends, and fans in the past year and wish all of you the very best in 2014! Please continue to support live music the way you've been doing, it makes a huge difference in all of our lives.
The Fishline: October, 2013
Hello fans of the Fish,
We're looking forward to joining the Shuffle Demons at Gleneden Hall on Friday, November 15th for an evening of Cluster Fun! This should be a good time in the old hall as we re-create the early days of the bouncing dance floor and enthusiastic dancers at the hall that started it all! It was Gleneden Hall where the Roots and Blues festival got started 21 years ago and the featured act was the Shuffle Demons so it's only fitting that they return there for a fund-raiser for the Shuswap Environmental Action Society, a good cause and a good time, all in one place. we'll see if we can also re-create the Shuffle Armedemons at the end of the night with the legendary six-piece horn section! We all had a lot of fun doing this at Anstey Arm for last year's Routes and Blues, nothing like a stage full of brass plumbing to end off the evening with a bang! Tickets are on sale now at Acorn Music, $20/person, there are a limited number because we don't want to bounce the walls down, just the dance floor, get yours soon.
On Friday, November 22nd we're doing a fundraiser at Shuswap Lake Estates for the Sorrento Health Unit, at 8:00 pm. We'll be accompanied by an improv troupe so that should be fun with some live theatre and some live music complimenting each other and a good cause to support to boot as we attempt to raise some money for an area that has a population of nearly 8,000 people and no health services to speak off. Come on out and support a good cause and enjoy an entertaining evening of theatre and dancing to some good rhythm and blues at the same time. It's a win-win for everybody!
On Friday, the 29th we will be back at our usual haunt, the Hideaway Pub and Bistro for our monthly evening of booze, blues and barbecue. Join us at 8:00 that evening for an evening of rhythm and blues, no cover charge, so what are you waiting for, put on your dancing shoes, slippers or clogs and head on down to the Hideaway.
Looking ahead to the year end the Salmon Armenians will be bringing in 2014 at the Vernon Jazz Club, this should be a great night as we've had a blast there the last ten years so New Year's Eve should be a party. For more information check out the Vernon Jazz Club website.
Remember gang, keep on swimming upstream!