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

From left

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 marywinspear.ca or at Parkland Secondary.

 

— Submitted

 

 

Just Posted

Viral video shows Sooke resident calling out illegal crab fishers

The video shows a man and woman with 12 undersized crabs in Sooke

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and MP Alistair MacGregor weigh in on fishing ban

Singh and MacGregor say improving salmon abundance is important

Victoria Curling Club wants to be part of new Crystal Pool Facility after lease renewal ends

The 66-year old club owns the building, but sits on city land

Food service workers at Victoria airport protest for second time in four months

Negotiations continue to drag on with employer Compass Group Canada, VAA refuses to engage

Firefighters rescue horse stuck in Saanich mud

‘It happens more often than you’d think,’ says deputy chief

People flocking to Vancouver Island city to see hundreds of sea lions

Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over Cowichan Bay

Baloney Meter: Will tougher penalties for gang members make Canada safer?

Since 2013, gang-related homicides in Canada’s largest cities have almost doubled

Early data suggests no spike in pot-impaired driving after legalization: police

Some departments said it’s too early to provide data, others said initial numbers suggest stoned driving isn’t on the rise

Humans reshaping evolutionary history of species around the globe: paper

University of British Columbia researcher had the paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society

Toronto ‘carding’ activist Desmond Cole stopped by police in Vancouver

Cole says his experience reveals what daily life is like for black and Indigenous residents

Dog psychic can help Vancouver Islanders better connect with their pets

Michele Wonnacott hosts one-day seminar in Nanaimo on Saturday, Nov. 17

Commercial trucks banned from left lane of Coquihalla

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced a new program that hopes to prevent accidents and closures on the Coquihalla Highway.

B.C. on track to record same number of overdose deaths as last year

128 people died of overdoses in September, bringing the total to more than 1,100 so far in 2018

Cowichan school district defends lack of notice to parents following elementary student arrest

Officials with School District 79 stand by their decision not to send out an alert.

Most Read