Sidney Summer Sounds set to start

Free summer concert series kicks off this Sunday, runs through August

Get your lawn chairs and blankets ready — Sidney Summer Sounds concert series kicks off this weekend in Beacon Park at the bandshell.

The annual concert series features several bands playing different genres throughout July and August from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday.

This Sunday, the series kicks off with Impossible Bird — a band featuring Tyler Carson, who was born and raised on the Saanich Peninsula and former fiddler with the Carson Kids, and Nick Drummond, former front man and songwriter for the hit Seattle band The Senate.

Following Impossible Bird are several other bands with a wide array of musical genres including latin/cuban (Cuban Fire) and jazz/blues (The Maureen Washington Quintet).

For more information, visit www.summersounds.ca.

 

Summer Sounds schedule:

July 7 — Impossible Bird

Impossible Bird is a duo that will shake your bones.

The genre smashing duo from Seattle has been turning heads up and down the West Coast of North America with their blend of infectious songs and playful live shows. In April 2012 they released their debut self-titled EP which was instantly hailed as a musical tour-de-force by critics from across the musical spectrum, many noting that it signified the start of something truly exceptional.

July 14 — Cuban Fire

An award winning trio that performs original music and Latin/Cuban classics in all genres (son, salsa, bolero, etc.) They delight audiences of all ages with their warm personalities and heartfelt music.

The group, now known worldwide as Cuban Fire Trio was originally founded in Villa Clara, Cuba, in 1994. They currently live and perform in the beautiful, world heritage city of Cienfuegos, where they have the honour of being listed in the Catalogue of Excellent Musicians.

July 21 — Naden Band

The Naden Band supports the Commander Maritime Forces Pacific in accomplishing his goal of bringing the Navy to Canadians throughout Western Canada. The band supports local communities with its active role in fund-raising for non-profit organizations, such as the United Way Campaign and the Salvation Army Annual Christmas Toy Drive.

July 28 — Rukus

Golden Oldies as you remember hearing them, from Elvis to The Beatles and everything in between — Rukus is devoted to the preservation of authentic 50s and 60s rock ‘N’ roll. Playing in and around Victoria, Rukus has performed since 1981 to enthusiastic audiences of all ages.

Aug. 4 — The Maureen Washington Quintet

Victoria’s own award-winning Maureen Washington presents originals and standards from a Jazz and Blues repertoire.

An always popular performer at a wide range of events and venues around Vancouver Island, including the  Victoria International Jazz Fest, Washington was named Monday Magazine’s Jazz and Blues Artist of the Year for 2011 and 2013 and was nominated in 2011 for Female Vocalist of the Year and 2012 for Best Live Act for the Vancouver Island Music Awards.

Aug. 11 — Tropical Jam feat. Brimacombe Family

This versatile musical Trio specializes in old and new musical styles of the Caribbean (folk, calypso, soca, reggae) while also including light jazz and popular standards in their varied repertoire.

The Trio will be visiting B.C. from the Caribbean where audiences of all ages are currently enjoying listening, singing along and dancing to their colourful arrangements.

Aug. 18 — Johnny Vallis

Best known as the Man of Many Voices, Johnny Vallis has been an entertainer since he was first able to speak. While still in junior high school, this talented youngster portrayed Buddy Holly as part of the wildly popular Legends Of Rock and Roll tour. Traveling the world, he has played top venues in Canada, Australia, the US and the United Kingdom.

Aug. 25 — The Timebenders

Now in their 20th year entertaining audiences all across North America and beyond, the excitement for the Timebenders’ show has never been greater.

Featured performers in Las Vegas, the Timebenders’ experience is a unique blend of comedy, dance music and stage show. With hits and stars from the 50s until now, this show has something for everybody.

 

 

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