COLLIE BUDDZ RETURNS TO VICTORIA with JESSE ROYAL! @ Capital Ballroom (formerly Sugar)
Thu. December 14th 9pm doors at 8pm $25 - $27.50
It's been six years since Bermudan reggae sensation graced the Island with his signature brand of reggae, dancehall and hip hop. COLLIE BUDDZ exploded on the reggae charts with his first self-titled album Collie Buddz that included hits such as "Blind to You" and "Mamacita." Since that time he has collaborated with most of the who's who of the reggae scene worldwide both in the recording studio and through his live shows.
This past May of 2017 Collie Buddz released his most recent album Good Life which he says was his first fully independently released album where he was "100% hands on." The album was produced in collaboration with his good friend "Supa Dups" who was responsible for some of his former hits on Collie Buddz as well as recent hits involving Drake and Rihanna ((Drake "Controlla",Drake ft. Rihanna"Too Good)
Good Life" as an album is a reflection of Collie Buddz's life the last 10 years. Ultimately it is about perspective, perseverance and working towards a solution.
Colin Harper aka Collie Buddz says, "I have been blessed with the best fans in the world who have supported me for years and patiently waiting for new music. I'm really excited to unveil this project to them and am already working on the next one. "
And if this show wasn't already exciting having Collie Buddz to begin with, one of Jamaica's most exciting roots revival artist JESSE ROYAL will be the guest of honour for the evening.
Having made a name for himself from America to Africa, Jesse Royal is fulfilling what was made known from a young age. His lyrics are being used as reference by the most recent wave of conscious youths, inspiring those to connect to their African roots and also to do well onto one another. Meanwhile showing appreciation for The Plant through addicting melodies about ganja, attracting a wider audience who can’t help but relate. Jesse’s songs range from spirituality to love and with every song he sings he’s always able to make a special connection with his audience local and abroad.
The Dreadnaughts Album Release with guests ATD & The Grinning Barretts!
The Dreadnoughts, ATD, The Grinning Barretts @ The Waverly Hotel Cumberland BC
Fri. January 19th 9:30pm - 1am doors at 9pm $16.50 - $20 advance
It's been seven years since Vancouver's punk kings have graced the Island with their presence. The last time was a fundraiser for a member of Victoria's Hillside Hooligans who now we're happy to say is happy and active in the scene. The Dreadnoughts have become one of Canada's most exciting Celtic punk bands. Often referred to in the same vein as The Real McKenzies The Dreadnoughts describe themselves as being one part roaring sea shanty, one part haunting folk melody, and a solid chaser of gut-crunching street punk. All of this equals one of the most entertaining and hard hitting Celtic punk bands on the west coast of Canada.
Joining them will be another friend of the west coast Canadian punk scene ATD short for "A Total Disappointment" (they're just kidding) also hailing from Vancouver. ATD have made a name for themselves in Vancouver's punk scene often playing at Pub 340 and opening for other punk Canadian legends and up and coming bands such as The Real McKenzies and The Flatliners.
Rounding out the bill will be The Grinning Barretts who will be making their Cumberland debut. More quality Celtic punk with these guys...The Grinning Barretts feature founding members of Skafest veterans The Kiltlifters. This BAGPIPE driven, Celtic infused, Guinness fuelled, 5 piece deliver a range of originals from floor stompin', table poundin' traditional Irish, to catchy, " waketheFup" Irish punk anthems.