Event Archive - THE RETURN OF BRAVE NEW WAVES with guests GANJO BASSMAN & JAKE MCFADDEN!: Brave New Waves, Ganjobassman, Jake McFadden
Fri. February 7th 2014 @ Lucky Bar Victoria BC (No Minors)
10pm - 2am doors at 9:30pm
For those of you that remember it wasn't long ago that Brave New Waves roamed our cabarets all over Victoria, up the Island, Gulf Islands and Vancouver playing their own brand of beachy chilled out reggae and ska. Now after a two year hiatus from performances the band is back and ready to bring back the party to the Island's reggae/ska community.
Joining them will be Ganjo Bassman - Intermational Rock Reggae Artist, Singer-Songwriter and Producer from Zapopan Jalisco Mexico.
After 5 years of playing various genres with different groups, Ganjo decided to go solo and created the "2012" project releasing an E.P. It captures both the fresh sound that he's been searching for as well as his artistic versatility. The 4 song compilation takes you on a mindful journey of everyday life from partying with friends to empowerment and awareness. The music uses killer bass lines, some skanky guitar with a touch of hip-hop rhythms to create a unique blend which Ganjo refers to as "Rock-Reggae-Hop". This E.P is a sample of Ganjo's profound, yet simple style which also currently resides in more that 50 other songs. Ganjo toured in support of his EP release across Mexico, Canada, Europe, England, Italy , France , Spain joining tours & festivals in support of Ky Mani Marley, The Wailers, Alboroise, Gondwana & More, Voted "Best Rock/Reggae Band in Mexico" by RUTZ Magazine , "Video of the Week" on Hit TV, Television Azteca Mexico.
Recently Ganjo has re-located to British Columbia, Canada and is currently working on plans for new music & a video with Producer Jamie Marshall ( Twilight, Warrior, Face Off, Starship Troopers) as well as recruting a new band bringing his trademark power trio, high energy performances to venues near you...
Finally the show will be rounded out by Jake McFadden whose background comes from east to west where he now resides. Jake McFadden has been performing in the Victoria for almost two years but in that short time he has made connections with Victoria's ska/reggae community playing with bands such as Sweetleaf, Everybody Left, Dope Soda and Rocky Mountain Rebel Music. In addition to playing alongside ska and reggae bands McFadden has also played with producer/song writers such as Chris Velan and Fred Penner.
Be sure to get tickets for this show as soon as you can because it is guaranteed to sell out!
Brave New Waves (Authentic Vancouver Island style music..new sound!)
Born on the wicked and wild west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, on a sandy beach amongst breaking surf and torrential spring downpours, looking forward to the months of endless sunshine to come , five friends feeling very blessed to live in the tropics of Canada all with a passion for Reggae, Ska, and Surf music with its own unique Va... more info
After years of playing with a number of bands in his home Mexico, the man called Ganjo formed his own project, GANJO BASSMAN, to expand on the unique sounds he heard in his head. A singer-songwriter and producer, the talented Ganjo starting creating music he refers to as “Rock-reggae-hop.” It's a blend of unique, shifting basslines, grunge guit... more info