“Local Heroes” – Beats Workin, Daniel Cook and the Radiators, and West My Friend

Friday, January 17, 2020
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Mary Winspear Centre

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Friday, January 17
“Local Heroes” – Beats Workin, Daniel Cook and the Radiators, and West My Friend
7:30 PM, Mary Winspear Centre
http://www.marywinspear.ca/event/local-heroes or 250.656.0275

Deep Cove Folk is delighted to present “Local Heroes” in the lovely Charlie White Theatre.

This show will present 3 sets of music: one each from locally based bands Beats Workin, Daniel Cook and the Radiators and culminating with West My Friend.  Each group has fine musicianship and a great selection of material including originals. The evening will be full of fun and fine, locally based music.

Beats Workin is an acoustic Swing, Roots and Jump Blues trio, based in Victoria, BC. Playing and singing material ranging from their own energetic original songs and instrumentals, right down through music of the 1940s and beyond, they keep the beat workin on Acoustic and Archtop Guitars, Upright Bass and 6 & 8 string Lap Steel Guitars.
Beats Workin is: David K, Mark Johnson and Bob de Wolff.   https://www.facebook.com/beatsworkintrio/

Daniel Cook & The Radiators is an original West Coast roots group from Victoria, BC. They’ll have you stomping your feet and singing a long. With Robert Cromwell’s solid grooves, Ryan Rock’s funk-driven bass, Norm MacPherson’s magical lead guitar, the multi-instrument juggling of Sam Torrance, and Daniel Cook’s well-crafted song writing, these contagious melodies and timeless stories are blended with vocal harmonies into a tasty mix of indie-folk, funk and country.  www.livevictoria.com/danielcookandtheradiators

West My Friend  In the modern musical landscape, it’s rare to hear something as put-together as three-piece Cascadian folk outfit West My Friend – something so layered, deeply symphonic, baroque, and mysterious in its own winking way while still courting an edge of disaster. Simple is safe, but complex is fiery, intricate, and ultimately more rewarding.  Mingling grassroots guitar, mandolin, accordion, orchestral instruments, and interweaving harmonies, In Constellation (produced by Joby Baker, co-produced and arranged by Adrian Dolan) features longtime members Eden Oliver, Alex Rempel, and Jeff Poynter conceiving a new box, then thinking outside of it. Punctuated by musings on anxiety and belonging, song structures vary and dynamics change from moment to moment, painting powerful lyrical portraits over backgrounds of violins and trumpets that swell, collapse, and tumble between bold harmonies. With over 650 performances and several tours under their collective belt, West My Friend is bringing forth a new sound you’ve never known you’ve wanted and new meaning to the things you’ve never known you needed.    www.westmyfriend.com

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