William Mimnaugh (aka WiL) is a Canadian singer songwriter who performs music within the Americana (roots rock) tradition. He is best known for penning songs like ‘Roam’, flagship anthem to Travel Alberta’s stunning ad campaign called ‘Remember to Breathe’. He is known for his delicate beautiful songs, but live, he destroys the stage with the attitude and vigour”… possessing a very particular performance style; one that comes with experience; on and off the road. WiL delivers his eclectic brand of contemporary roots inspired rock with band mates Keith Gallant (drums) and Lena Birtwistle (keys/vocals).
His music style is unique, blending elements of traditional country, roots-rock, soul and blues like many ‘Americana’ artists yet he defies the expansive genre, ever so slightly, by adding elements of straight up pop music resulting in a distinctive and refreshing sound. He first hit the scene in 2003 with his debut release ‘Both Hands’. Nominated for three Western Canadian Music Awards including Best Live Act, the album launched his career path as a touring singer/songwriter.
Check out his website: http://www.ibreakstrings.com
Advance tickets $20 at Ivy’s Bookshop, the Oak Bay Recreation Centre and online at www.beaconridgeproductions.com | $25 at the door
Please note The Upstairs Lounge is a licensed restaurant, doors open at 6 pm for dinner service, the concert starts at 7:30 pm
2018 JUNO AWARD Nominee Brandon Isaak brings a firebrand style of guitar as well as incredibly stirring vocals that truly has to be witnessed to be appreciated! What makes him unique, besides his world-class musicianship and song writing skills, is his ability to connect and involve the audience in his live shows.
Blue Moon Marquee is a gypsy blues band whose musicality is outstanding, their performance is spellbinding and their original songs are unforgettable.
This is a double bill show not to be missed!
Advance tickets $20 at Ivy’s Bookshop and Oak Bay Recreation Centre.
More information and online tickets at www.beaconridgeproductions.com
“Lisa’s as powerful as the rest of the guys put together. She really kills it.”
– Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
With her transcendent and energizing vocals, Grammy Award winning vocalist Ms. Lisa Fischer simply must be experienced live. Featured in the Oscar-winning documentary ‘20 Feet from Stardom,’ Lisa has toured with Sting, Tina Turner, Chris Botti, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, as well as every tour of The Rolling Stones since 1989. The Guardian describes Lisa’s voice as “so big and so spine-tinglingly beautiful that on a nightly basis it does the near impossible: it steals the show from the Rolling Stones.”
In performance with Grand Baton, JC Maillard guitar, Aiden Carroll bass and Thierry Arpino drums, Lisa re-invents songs by Led Zeppelin, Amy Grant, Little Willie John, and The Rolling Stones as well as her own originals. With a genre-bending fusion of jazz, progressive rock, and psychedelic soul, with African, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean rhythms, this band’s unique sound is powerful, inventive and classic.
After decades of bringing raw soul to the stage for world famous artists, Lisa Fischer is emerging as the most inventive and heartfelt interpreter of classic rock songs working today.
The VJS is thrilled to present Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton in Victoria again (between a seven night run in Paris and two nights in Tokyo) after their knockout headlining performance at the 2015 TD Victoria International JazzFest.
“They make you get up and dance… salsa at its timeless best.” – LOS ANGELES TIMES
The SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA (SHO) is a two-time Grammy winning 13-piece salsa and Latin jazz band setting the standard for New York style, authentic hard core salsa—live or recorded, it doesn’t get any better. Lead by pianist OSCAR HERNANDEZ, the band’s stage presence, rich sound and musical precision leaves audiences mesmerized until the last note. With four Grammy nominations over a 15 year career, this Latin Jazz powerhouse recently released their self-titled fifth album, which features two of America’s great jazz icons, Chick Corea and Joe Lovano. With 13 world-class artists coming together to create an unparalleled musical experience, SHO are sure to make their mark on this year’s TD JazzFest.
“Mashes together James Brown, the Family Stone, Otis Redding and the Memphis Horns in one slick, rock ‘n’ roll package, and tops it off with the spirit of gospel” – OTTAWA CITIZEN
Blending 60s soul fire with impassioned vocals and songwriting, St. Paul & the Broken Bones are killing it on the international music scene. Their take-no-prisoners live show has earned them legions of fans across Europe and North America. This Alabama-based 8-piece soul band is led by PAUL JANEWAY, a former bank teller whose vocals draw frequent comparisons to soul legends like Otis Redding and Al Green. During the band’s feverish performances, Janeway screams, croons and often dives into the audience. Following the success of their debut album “Half the City,” St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ critically acclaimed sophomore album “Sea of Noise” was released in 2016. This high voltage band makes its debut at TD JazzFest 2018.