The Boom Booms

"Some of the tightest, smoothest, sexiest soul and funk produced in the city right now comes courtesy of six guys who all grew up within a few blocks of each other on Vancouver’s East Side."
-The Georgia Straight

The Boom Booms are an Indie Soul band from Vancouver, BC. The group consists of brothers Aaron Ross (lead vocals) and Sean Ross (keys), Tom Van Deursen (guitar), Geordie Hart (bass), Richard Brinkman (drums), and Theo Vincent (percussion, drums).

The Boom Booms love and live for the road. They've busked across Europe, performed in the Brazilian Amazon and Rio's famous 'Casa Rosa', toured in a Scamper RV the 12,000 km roundtrip from Vancouver to Panama and circumnavigated the United States twice in their yellow School Bus.

Influenced by travel the Booms released their latin-laced debut album ¡Hot Rum! in 2011. The band went on to win 2nd place in the PEAK Performance Project 2011, taking home a prize of $75,000. The Boom Booms have been voted the best unsigned band of Vancouver (The Georgia Straight) 3 years in a row. Their sophomore release produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Chin Injeti "Love Is Overdue" draws on childhood influences such as Bill Withers and Al Green. The album was released on October 4th and has been well received locally.

The Boom Booms recently hosted their first music festival in Vancouver on July 5th. An evolution of the band's charity block parties that began in 2009, the East Van Summer Jam is The Boom Booms’ way of giving back to the borough that raised them. Proceeds from the fundraiser, which also featured the Rascalz, the Funkhunters, and the New Royales, go to the band's nonprofit, the Music Tree. In past years, the Music Tree has donated money to organizations like the Vancouver-based CLICK (Contributing to Lives of Inner-City Kids) and the St. James Music Academy, as well as numerous international charities.


White Eagle Polish Hall
Fri. February 25th 7:30
$25 - 29.50 Advance
Garden City Grooves VIII kicks off with the return of one of the most legendarily groovy bands to come out of the west coast – THE BOOM BOOMS. The Boom Booms went on a long hiatus shortly after their last Victoria appearance at Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest XVIII in 2017. After a one off performance a short while ago, the band quickly rediscovered the shared love of performing that made them such a force to begin with. Come experience the pure, unadulterated musical joy of a Boom Booms show as they lay down their tender, groovy, lyrical-melodic music. As the band bounces between funk, soul, reggae, Latin and African influences, their audiences never know where they’re going to be led – but no matter where it is, there’s going to more than a reason to DANCE.

Just like the Boom Booms display a diversity of groove every time they take the stage, the rest of our opening night line up is set to get the dance floor moving with a deep variety of groove. Victoria’s own THE BANKES BROTHERS will be gracing our stage for the first time to gift us with their deeply soulful roots-rock. In just over four years, the Bankes Brothers have established themselves as one the city’s most consistent live acts and we’re excited to see what they’re gonna bring to Garden City Grooves. Also joining us for Night 1 is Vancouver-born singer XHALIDA. A multi-talented artist – singer, songwriter, activist – Xhalida’s music is imbued with vast chasms of feeling and empathy for the world around her, as her smooth grooves wrap around you like a warm blanket. Rounding out the night and keeping things spicy between sets is Fernwood’s Resident DJ and local legend DJ COLDBEEF, who will be bringing his sonic delights to keep our feet moving all night long.

Friday, February 25 @ White Eagle Hall (James Bay)
Doors: 7:30pm
All ages, proof of full vaccination required for entry, Beverage Service for 19+ w/ ID
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