Local drummer returns to Sidney

Past Sidney resident Mike Harrison returns with Black Flamango

Drummer Mike Harrison

SIDNEY – Drummer Mike Harrison grew up in Sidney and will be returning later this month with his band, Black Flamango.

“I grew up in Sidney, spent 22 years there and then moved to Nanaimo 10 years ago,” said Harrison.

“In that time I have opened my own drum shop and lesson studios called Harbour City Music Pro Drum and Live Sound Shop and I became a professional drummer.”

On June 29, Harrison will return to Sidney with his band Black Flamango for a show at Mary’s Bleue Moon.

The band was formed in fall of 2012 by Harrison, Anatol McGinnis, Tom Morris and fill-in bass player Nyck Machura will be joining them for the show on the 29th which will feature classic and modern rock tunes.

“We formed the group by request of a few venues who were looking for a diverse more energetic cover band,” said Harrison, who added that once they started playing gigs, they were booked solid.

Reservations are recommended (call Mary’s Bleue Moon at 250-655-4450) for the show which begins at 8 p.m. For more information on Black Flamango, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blackflamango.

– News staff with files from Black Flamango

 

 

Just Posted

More Peninsula councillors declare their 2018 intentions

Carl Jensen and Chris Graham, both of Central Saanich, have said they will run again.

Woodwynn Farms to be shut down and sold

The rehabilitation program at Woodwynn Farms is being shut down. According to… Continue reading

Wind warning in effect for Greater Victoria

Strong winds could reach up to 80 km/hr along coastal areas

Heavy snowfall closes Mount Washington for the day

Road to ski resort deemed unsafe, “high avalanche danger”

Whisky society commits to charity donation in wake of whisky raids

Refund of Victoria Whiskey Festival tickets won’t impact charity beneficiaries

Sidney’s Salish Sea aquarium to close for maintenance

First extended closure for the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea since it opened in 2009

Butchart Gardens is hiring now and paying more

Wages start at $15, job fair Feb. 20

VIDEO: Dramatic video shows rescue of B.C. snowboarders

Two snowboarders were rescued near Rossland, B.C. on Sunday after being lost overnight.

Cash still needed for Stelly’s Cross Path

MLA Olsen wants more specifics first

Tom Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

New England to face winner of Sunday night’s game between Minnesota and Philadelphia on Feb. 4

Vessel washed ashore in Campbell River during last night’s storm

A vessel appears to have gotten loose and washed to shore on… Continue reading

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Final phase of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials to kick off in B.C.

Doctors hope to get psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy legalized in Canada and the U.S. by 2021

Most Read