Apex Breaks

"The mighty maestros of mischief, the juggernauts of jungle funk, APEX BREAKS. Every time that Apex Breaks takes to the stage, their legend grows exponentially. Priding themselves on being one of the more fun, more unpredictable, more engaging band on the west coast right now. Their show at Hermann's Upstairs on the opening night of Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest 2022 was one of the most talked about performances this year and set the tone for an unforgettable weekend. Apex Breaks lays down heavy funk with hits of hip-hop, soul, rock, dub and a big slopping plate of psychedelia. Made of some of Victoria's best musicians from a variety of beloved projects, when Apex Breaks is on the stage they radiate joy and fun as they indulge the audience in their shared love of music and the bonds of musical community."
- Victoria Ska and Reggae Society


at White Eagle Polish Hall
Fri. October 27th 7:30 PM - 1:00 AM
$19.50 - $25 advance
Spooky Season means it's time for partying and getting down with friends & family! This year we're looking back through the decades and asking our Ska & Reggae Massive to reach into the Tickle Trunk to find their funnest, brightest, wildest old-school costume pieces as we celebrate with the colour, fun and styles of decades past – the '70s, '80s and '90s. Suit up with the best old-school pieces from your parents', grandparents', your siblings' or even your own collection and join us on the dance floor for this very special Halloween show!

Not only are we celebrating by pulling out the costumes, we're welcoming one of Canada's grooviest acts, FRASE, back to Victoria for the first time since June of last year, when he lit Upstairs Cabaret up as part of Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest. The groovy human has been busy since he last got our feet moving, adding to his already impressive sonic repertoire with big new tunes and a focus on bringing capital-L Love to his audiences wherever he shows up. If you dig sharp, sexy songwriting, deep rivers of groove and heavy flourishes of big bass, then a FRASE show is exactly where you should be spending a Friday night getting down with the homies.

One of our favourite bands, the endlessly fun and groovy funk monster APEX BREAKS is joining the bill to add their signature colour and flare to this Halloween dancetacular. Every time Apex Breaks takes the stage they bring something new – whatever it is, you know it's going go be funky and fun as hell. Their intricate grooves and palpable joy while on stage has made their sets become absolute highlights wherever they show up, most recently this past June where they made their triumphant main stage debut at Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest. Adding their untouchably unique blend of funk, lo-temp, soul and hip-hop to the proceedings is Victoria's own BLASÉ BLASÉ. Consisting of some of the finest musicians our community has to offer, there's no one doing it quite like Blase Blase. Last and certainly not least, we're very excited to welcome back the powerful FAWNA who has been busy playing shows and building a dedicated fanbase since she was here in Victoria with FRASE during his last appearance. FAWNA will not only be playing a special set with her musical comrade KOLE, she'll be joining her bredren FRASE.

This groove-packed show is all ages, fully licensed for those attendees 19+ (with valid ID, of course).

*While costumes are very much encouraged, they're definitely not mandatory! Come wearing whatever you want!*