SIDFEST II this weekend at the Winspear

Joining the Phyllis Killers Saturday night at Mary Winspear’s Charlie White theatre will be a host of other Parkland Secondary talent

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SIDNEY — Last year the Phyllis Killers decided on their name only hours before they took the stage as the opening band at the inaugural SIDFEST.

This Saturday night, the band will return as the headliners of SIDFEST II, having just finished their debut CD.

The album, Hippopotamus’, will be available for the first time at SIDFEST II.

“I’m excited about this one,” said Carson Cleaver, the band’s singer and guitarist.

“Last year was our first official gig as a band and I’d never really fronted a band before, so this show will be a lot of fun. We’ll have a year under our belt and a set that we’re comfortable with.”

Though the Phyllis Killers will deliver more classic Seattle inspired rock, Cleaver expects jazz to shape his next adventures with music as he’s headed to the Royal Conservatory of Music Jazz program in the fall.

Drummer Jameson Watson and bassist Ross Haskett round out the band that will bring SIDFEST II to its close.

SIDFEST, sponsored by Parkland Secondary School’s social justice club, L.E.A.F., aims to build a concert series featuring young local talent with the notion of raising funds for a local cause.

Joining the Phyllis Killers Saturday night at Mary Winspear’s Charlie White theatre will be a host of other Parkland Secondary talent all performing with the aim to raise funds for the Sidney Lions Food Bank.

Tickets for the show, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 31 are $10 and are available online at or at Parkland Secondary.


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