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Bands 2015

Schedule - Saturday June 27
Country Night
Schedule - Sunday June 28
Rock & Roll Night
  5:30 PM - Ian Perry
6:00 PM - Lance Lapointe 6:30 PM -Jason Samson
7.00 PM - The County Line 7:30 PM - Chevy Metal
9.00 PM Headliner - The Tumblin Dice 9:00 PM Headliner -Aerosmith Rocks
Country Night - June 27th
Saturday Headliner - 9pm
The Tumblin Dice

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Since their formation in 2011, The Tumblin Dice are a diverse group, borrowing from the genres of new and classic country with a bit of rock influence, this band has gained them a huge following in the Victoria, BC area, and rightfully so. These boys have developed their own brand of country with a rock'n edge. Their live shows feature upbeat tempo and full-throttle performances of both covers and originals, the band suffers no identity crisis as their own original tunes provide the same feel-good party experience as the songs they cover. It has been these performances that have enabled the band to get musically and perfect their signature vocal harmonies. They put on an energetic and entertaining show leaving people wanting more!

With the release of their debut EP back in the summer of 2013 is where they debuted their first single and video for 'This Old House' an upbeat rockin' country song.

The Tumblin' Dice are widely known as the official house band for the infamous 'Gone Country Live' events held at Upstairs Cabaret in Victoria each month. It has been these performances that have enabled the band to gel musically and perfect their signature vocal harmonies. Repeatably drawing huge crowds to see their effusive live performances has earned them a spot as the house band for Sunfest Music Festival 2013-14, the largest country music festival on Vancouver Island. This has given them opportunities to open for Aaron Pritchett , Brett Kissel. and Tim Hicks.

In May of 2014 they were also able to showcase their talent in Toronto during Canadian Music Week which gained them notoriety and new fans.

While The Tumblin' Dice continue to promote their debut ep, and make a strong online presence they are going into 2015 in the process of songwriting and recording a new album over the few months. They are ready to bring some new music out to everyone very soon!

Country Night
Saturday - 7pm
The County Line

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The County Line is a Victoria BC based New and Classic Country band bringing awesome energy, songs, and sound, for crowds at every event. The County Line can cover a lot more artists and songs than just your average band. Since forming only two years ago they have performed over 150 shows at bar & clubs, weddings, fairs, and private events all over Vancouver Island. Current bookings also include locations on the mainland for our fans across the water.

Each member has years of experience on stage and loves putting on a great show. Every performance is a vibrant and engaging experience for their audience, with the band playing songs to satisfy all country fans with either our trio, four piece, or five piece band. With a constantly evolving set list, the group is able to customize their sound for each event.

Whether you are looking for background music for a private event, or lively entertainment to carry the party through the night, The County Line is able to deliver. With a focus on country and pop, with a bit of top 40, classic rock and dance hits thrown in, they offer a unique repertoire among the island's live music performers.

Country Night
Saturday - 6pm
Lance Lapointe

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After starting out in the numerous clubs in Vancouver, Lance Lapointe climbed to the top of the the indie rock scene in 2009 with his debut album, Separate Ways. After touring and recording world wide, Lance chose to return to his roots and reside on Vancouver Island. Lances latest recording, "Alive" blends an irreverent lyrical stylings with rollicking instrumentation to assemble another collection of retro-inspired creations. Honest and pure, tracks like "Tonight," and "Hi" produces quality and emotional original music that will surely make your senses reel for more.

Recently, Lance has teamed up with Producer/Engineer JVP (Hedley, Avril Lavigne, Simple Plan). Together, they have been writing and recording songs of the most professional level at Van Howes Studio in Los Angeles. Be sure to check out more from Lance Lapointe as the hits keep coming.

Rock & Roll Night-June 28th
Sunday Headliner - 9pm
Aerosmith Rocks
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Aerosmith Rocks tribute band strives to capture the essence of what is Aerosmith. Brash, bold musical excitement, smattered with a healthy dose of sex appeal.

Aerosmith Rocks have been exciting Aerosmith fans across Western-Canada with a series of successful club & theatre dates, as well as many long-running outdoor summer festivals and special event shows. Aerosmith Rocks brings a highly accurate musical recreation of the Aerosmith experience to fans. Capturing all of the elements that go into a sweat-soaked evening with “The Bad Boys from Boston”.

From the swagger of their 70’s heyday, to the iconic hits of the 90’s, powering through to today’s highly relevant Aerosmith sound.

Get your wings, and get back in the saddle with Canada’s premier Aerosmith tribute, Aerosmith Rocks.

Rock & Roll Night-June 28th
Sunday - 7:30pm

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The Chevy Metal Show is a slick power trio comprised of guitarist Ray Harvey ( Kick Axe-Payolas-Rock & Hyde), drummer Gary Langdon (Kick Axe) and Bassist John Dryden (Trooper-Headpins-Toronto-Lee Aaron) All three band-mates sing giving them the ability to cover all your favorite bands from the 70’s and 80’s. Aerosmith, Led Zep, Nazareth, ACDC, Doobie Brothers, Cream, ZZ Top, CCR, Billy Idol, The Beatles, The Cult, Neill Young, Joe Walsh……If you can’t Dance to The Chevy Metal Show…..You Can’t Dance.

This trio is making there 3rd performance in a row at the Funtastic Music Festival, and they have also played at both of our Charity/Appreciation events in 2013, and 2014. We like to call them....."OUR HOUSE BAND"

Rock & Roll Night-June 28th
Sunday - 6:30pm
Jason Samson

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Jason Samson is local valley boy who enjoys the performing for the love of music. With a wide variety of songs from johnny cash to iron maiden, you never know what your gonna get when his acoustic guitar gets plugged in.

Rock & Roll Night-June 28th
Sunday - 5:30pm
Ian Perry

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Ian Perry is a 14 year old singer, songwriter and musician who lives in Nanaimo, BC. His main instrument is guitar but he also plays bass, drums and piano. He began performing at the age of 10 and plays a variety of musical styles including rock, blues, jazz, classical and gospel.

Ian has released one full studio album, one EP, and eleven singles.

He has since performed at numerous venues including the Port Theatre as a guest of Loverboy, Shark Club, Headliners School of Performing Arts, the Diner's Rendezvous (as a guest of Shaun Verreault), the David Foster Miracle Weekend, Simonholt (as a guest of Shaun Verreault), The Duncan Garage Showroom, The Nanaimo Blues Festival, The Roxy, Falconetti's, and the Queens Hotel in Nanaimo.

Ian was awarded the 2012 Royal Conservatory of Music Provincial (BC) Gold Medal for achieving the highest mark in BC on his classical guitar level exam. He is currently working at the 6th level of the RCM classical guitar program.

Recent performances:
Feb 26, 2015, opening act for Loverboy at the Port Theatre, Nanaimo BC - performed 35 minute set of original music to sold out crowd. Note: Jason and I saw Ian Perry opening for Loverboy in February, and we noticed Gary from Chevy Metal on the drum kit. We chatted with Gary for a bit, and decided Ian was not only an awesome musician, our stage is a great way to showcase young Island talent. Enjoy

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