Hope & District Arts Council  PO Box 546     349 Fort St., Hope BC  V0X 1L0    

email: hopedistrictartscouncil@gmail.com   ph: 604-869-3400

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JUL.06 | BLUES ROCK

JUL.13 | SURF ROCK

JUL.20 | FOLK POP

JUL.27 | MODERN SOUL

AUG.03 | TRAD JAZZ

AUG.10  |  BLUES

AUG.17  |  LATIN

AUG.24  |  INTERNATIONAL

AUG.31  |  FOLK

BAND OF RASCALS

THE MAY EYES

DESTINATION UNKNOWN

SOPHIA DANAI

JEN HODGE ALL STARS

THE THROWBACK BLUES BAND

MAZACOTE

BF/C

LOVE PROBLEM

 

 

ROCK  |  VICTORIA  |  JULY 6, 2018

BAND OF RASCALS

Hailing from Victoria, BC, Band of Rascals is a shaggy haired foursome who burst onto the BC music scene with the release of their self titled debut EP in November 2014 and haven’t stopped since. Mixing vintage southern blues sensibilities with screeching and electrifying guitar riffs, thundering drums and heart/vibe lyrics, these rock ‘n’ roll brothers-in-arms represent a new generation of North American rock bands. 

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SURF ROCK  |  CHILLIWACK  |   JULY 13, 2018

THE MAY EYES

The May Eyes are a five piece rock band from Chilliwack, B.C. Drawing on some of the deepest influences of Rock and Roll, The May Eyes have created a sound that is unparalleled. Formed in 2017 they have been hard at work writing, recording and even hosting their own festival (Maystock 2018). Check out The May Eyes self-titled, debut album on Spotify and Apple Music.

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FOLK POP  | HOPE/SURRY  |  JULY 20, 2018

DESTINATION UNKOWN

Destination Unknown is local band fronted by 15yr old lead singer Ashley Pater. They refuse to be pigeon-holed into one genre but have been described as a mix of folk, pop, country, and jazz. Last year CBC named Ashley one of ten young musicians in Canada you must hear. The band offers a mix of originals and covers. Ashley has been featured in Starbeat magazine, Business in Vancouver, Cloverdale Reporter,  The Surrey Now Newspaper, and Hope Standard Newspaper.  

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ALT R&B  |  VANCOUVER  |  JULY 27, 2018

SOPHIA DANAI

Exploring lush soundscapes and deep soulful grooves, Sophia Danai delivers honest and passionate lyrics over a sonic field that ranges from alternative R&B to sultry Electro-Pop. Okayplayer dubbed Danai a mix of Billie Holiday and Portishead, adding she’s a “dynamic singer with an obvious foundation in soul,”

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TRAD JAZZ  |  VANCOUVER  |  AUGUST 3, 2018

JEN HODGE ALLSTARS

Busy Vancouver-based bass player, bandleader, vocalist, and arranger Jen Hodge likes it hot - hard swinging grooves, boisterous New Orleans style horns, cheeky lyrics, intriguing arrangements, and plenty of spontaneous fun. Jen's particular expertise in the arena of traditional jazz and swing music has taken her to stages all over Canada, the USA, China, Spain, France, Sweden, the UK, and the Caribbean. 

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BLUES  |  HOPE   |  AUGUST 10, 2018

THE THROWBACK BLUES BAND

These local blues lovers are a close bunch of friends who really enjoy playing together: Adriaan (rhythm guitar, lead vocals), Greg Bradbury (lead guitar, backup vocals), Chris (bass guitar, backup vocals), Brian Milligan (blues harp), Paul Liebregts (sax, flute) and Dennis Boucher (drums). They are all Canucks but, unfortunately, none of them play hockey anymore.

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LATIN  |  VANCOUVER  |  AUGUST 17, 2018

MAZACOTE

MAZACOTE is a hard-hitting 6-piece world/latin band from Vancouver, Canada with deep roots in Nicaragua, Mozambique and Colombia. Inspired by Afro-Caribbean percussion and tropical party sounds, they play brass heavy latin dance beats with a socially conscious message. 

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INT'L INDIE  |  SWEDEN   |  AUGUST 24, 2018

BF/C

BF/C is a mellow but interesting electro indie group hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden. Our curator has been bugging them to come for two years now and likens them to if Rod Stewart were singing over a grooved out Metronomy. 

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FOLK  |  VANCOUVER  |  AUGUST 31, 2018

LOVE PROBLEM

Love Problem consists of Parker Bossley and Maddy Sheane. Their voices harmonize together in wonderous ways. More details to come.