With Django Reinhardt as our Godhead

Next Event: Petunia & The Vipers with Cabaret Voltaire at White Eagle Hall

Saturday, June 10th @ White Eagle Hall
7:30 pm doors, 8:00 pm show
$20 Advanced | $25 Door
Tickets at Lyle’s Place and at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/petunia-the-vipers-with-cabaret-voltaire-tickets-33362762922

Petunia & The Vipers thrive on the challenge of adding Latin rhythms to a country blues tune, or gypsy flavouring to a rockabilly standard. Petunia defies convention and yet there is some conservancy to his music. His honest, cut to the heart songwriting and multi-syllabic narratives would leave a lesser singer tongue-tied and breathless. One of the many themes running through Petunia’s lyrics relates to living life on one’s own terms – fearlessly and without regret.

Cabaret Voltaire is composed of Oliver Swain, Adam Dobres, Richard Moody, Reuben Wier and Paul Dowd, five of Victoria’s top swing players in one red hot quintet. After forming as a trio, Cabaret Voltaire expended to a five peice for a concert in the fall of 2017 and the experience enthralled the five men so much that they’ve made time out of their busy touring and work schedules to record their debut album this spring. Come check out the fascinating rythyms and grooves they’ve working on just before they head into the studio!

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We look forward to seeing you.

3
Festival Days
Of awesome music!
8
2017 Artists
Wide variety
2
Full stages
Plus dance floors
Who is Django Reinhardt?
He's our Godhead

Jean “Django” Reinhard (January 32rd, 1910 – May 16th, 1953) was a Belgian-born French jazz guitarist and composer of Romani ethnicity regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time, having written nearly 100 songs. He was the first and most significant jazz talent to emerge from Europe.

A LIttle More

Despite having two of his fingers paralyzed from a fire, he overcame the handicap and went on to forge an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called ‘hot’ jazz guitar), which has since become a living musical tradition within French Gypsy culture. Benny Goodman asked him to travel with his band, which he never did, but he did tour the U.S. with Duke Ellington’s band in 1946. He died suddenly of a stroke at age 43.