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Dance at the Errington Hall
Friday, January 19th, 2018
Doors open at 7:30pm and show starts at 8:00pm.

Tickets also available at the usual outlets: Errington Store, Cranky Dog Music in Parksville, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum and at the door if still available. www.ErringtonHall.ca

Back by popular demand, Gypsy blues/swing band Blue Moon Marquee returns to the Hall, this time as a dance quartet. They write and perform original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves. Artists such as Lonnie Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Blind Willie Jonson, Charley Patton, Howlin' Wolf, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Tom Waits, Memphis Minnie, and Django Reinhardt are deeply infused in the soul of their music.

Colette, the rhythm section, not only commands the upright bass but also brings the swing with her feet on the kick drum, snare and high hat, all while singing harmonies. Cardinal is of the screaming and hollering blues ilk with distinctive thick and smoky vocals that barrel out like a raging bull. His guitar crackles with the swinging energy of jazz tinged blues. Joining them at the hall are Darcy Phillips on keys and Morgan Onda on Sax.

Their songs have a heavy dose of atmosphere and texture with a penchant for poetic characters and gritty settings. It is this connection to the working class that draws so many people to their music, crossing many of the usual genre, age and cultural bounds. Most importantly, they make every song their own. The result is an infectious mix of early blues, jazz, country, and popular songs with a contemporary and relevant feel, which is highly listenable and great for dancing. Blue Moon Marquee's passionate performances and smouldering onstage chemistry is their trademark, and the way Colette's tones lift A.W.'s mystique enthralls audiences from back room bars to festival stages to the velvet seated theaters.