The summer of 2015 brought us one of the best Victoria Ska & Reggae Festivals we've had in our history. Now after a couple of months of it sinking in we are excited to get back at making more good times for the Island and beyond for our fall season.
RUDEFEST 2015 will be the first event of our fall season. It follows up where the VBCSS and UVIC Ska/Reggae Club left off... That is providing a high quality ALL AGES event with wicked ska and reggae bands that will make you dance and be happy for hours and hours.
The program is STACKED with some of your favourite local bands (The Leg Up Program, Sweetleaf and Morning Mayhem + Brass Action from Vancouver who will playing some material from their new album in progress.
In sum this show has it all... ska, reggae, soul, funk, hip hop and even a little punk so you can't go wrong.
And the show is ALL AGES with bar for those that are 19yrs+ (you will be required to wear a wristband).
Early bird tickets on sale Friday, September 4th on ticketweb.ca. Hard copies tickets available at Lyle's Place, Vinyl Envy and The Reef on or before Friday, September 11th, 2015.
$12 early bird/youth/VBCSS members/$14.50 regular advance
Victoria BC Ska Society is proud to bring together The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, The Party On High Street and Fox Glove as a finale to our fall season - Sat. November 21st at White Eagle Hall. This show will be for all ages to enjoy (Bar for those 19yrs+).
Tickets: $12 early bird/$14.50 regular advance at Lyle's Place, Vinyl Envy & ticketweb.ca
This mixture of bands will offer something for everyone. Both The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra (TMO) and The Party on High Street have music that will make you dance with the high energy folk, funk and a little ska but TMO has also developed a potent musical repertoire with beautiful folk ballads building on their previous albums.
The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra's new album "LOVE" about that much-storied sentiment that is certainly no stranger to a song. What makes The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra’s love songs unique is that it collects differing experiences into one harmonized narrative, teasing apart the layers and revealing how hard good people work to be good to each other. It’s an album that speaks to the consequences of love in its many forms, seeing it as both sugar and lemons, suggesting that to have one without the other would make the recipe incomplete.
The Party on High Street have been a longtime musical fixture in Victoria's music scene. They are a lively dance-inducing mix of funk, folk and jazz fuelled rockn' roll, joyfully delivered and presented like a funbomb waiting to make you jive. "The Party" sings of peculiar youthful enchantments, weird love, and some of the odder aspects of life.
Touring and playing live shows has fed their spirits and stroked their souls since the beginning. Every summer the band travels further into the Canadian festival scene playing the campfires and stages, bars and backyards.
A quote to describe The Party on High Street is as follows: "If George Clinton and Tom Waits had a love child, raised it on a music commune and then sent it to folk festival summer camp.."
Finally Victoria BC Ska Society are also proud to present Fox Glove for the first time on this show.
Fox Glove is an all-female trio based in Victoria BC that brings together elements of folk and alt pop to create a genre they like to call “Fox Pop.” Renn Madeleine Bibeau, Claire Butterfield, and Chelsea Kanstrup have very different voices and ranges, but together they create a unified blend that has been compared to that of bands like the Staves and the Good Lovelies.
These three foxes met in the University of Victoria Vocal Jazz ensemble in 2011, and struck up a musical relationship that couldn’t be ignored. Accompanying themselves with a suitcase-full of instruments, including guitar, ukulele, and banjo, Fox Glove entertains their live audiences, filling in the spaces with banter that has caused listeners to (cheekily) suggest a career switch to stand-up comedy.
Giving back to the community is a passion for these three ladies. They love performing at fundraisers, and playing music for the greater good!