September 2, 2012

Micah Barnes l Bongo Love l Sweet Alibi

The West End Cultural Centre presents:

Micah Barnes (formerly of The Nylons) w/ Süss
September 8
Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm
Tickets: $15 advance | $20 door

Canadian jazz & cabaret singer/songwriter Micah Barnes is returning to entertaining crowds in an intimate setting. 

“Micah Barnes used to be in The Nylons, so you know he can sing.  It turns out he can also write brilliant blue-eyed soul, centered around his piano and of course, the voice.”     
Bob Mersereau CBC Radio

Alternating between piano and guitar, Süss' ingenious song construction and ironic lyrics sometimes play with time signatures leading into either gory or queer themes, but you can always hear the smile in her voice. 

Bongo Love w/ Drum Café
September 14
Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm
Tickets: $15 advance | $20 door

Bongo Love, from Zimbabwe, have been playing together since 2001.  "Afrocoustics" is a fusion of afrobeat, guitar and traditional African acoustic instruments including the mbira (thumb piano from Zimbabwe), the marimba (Mozambique) the djembe/bongo (West Africa) and the congas. 

Bongo Love members:
John Mambira 
Trymore Jombo 
James Buzuzi
Mpho Mambira 

Jay Stoller is Drum Café. 
Jay is an African drumming specialist, studying this field over the past 20 years. 

The Bills Yes Please w/ Sweet Alibi
September 15
Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm
Tickets: $17 advance | $20 door

Since their debut in the spring of 2009, Sweet Alibi has been captivating audiences with their alluring blend of soulful melody and folk/roots tradition. Playful sense of lyricism set to powerful vocal harmony set the stage for a performance which is up front and personal and instinctively compelling.

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