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Event Category: BC’s Best Festivals & Events
“Leave room for people to dance, you won’t be able to keep them sitting.”
– Keith Alexander, Artistic Director Edge of the World Music Festival
Vancouver’s tightest and funkiest representatives of rhythm & blues, Brickhouse, will be igniting both the stage and dance floor Saturday, May 25 at 8:00pm in the intimate Harrison Memorial Hall.
“There is a good reason why this band is so popular” says artistic director Andy Hillhouse, “they are a satisfyingly good live act, with a charismatic frontman, Rob Bracken, who has a great voice and is a killer harp player to boot. They were the house band at Vancouver’s legendary Yale Hotel for 10 years.”
With over 20 years of touring and gigs under their belts, Brickhouse has been dubbed “Vancouver’s busiest band” (Storman Norman, Rock 101 Sunday Blues). With their devotion to bringing across the genuine emotion behind classic and original blues funk music, Brickhouse has won respect among musicians as a band that makes a difference.
This show will be the final concert for the 2017-2018 Season of the Performing Arts in Harrison. Brickhouse was added to the lineup just a few months ago. Hillhouse notes that while it is not officially a fundraiser, profits from the evening will go to society revenues and ultimately will support the production of this year’s festival, which will occur July 6-15, and will be the event’s 40th anniversary. The show is expected to sellout, so Hillhouse encourages fans to buy tickets soon.
With a list of original material that rivals the number of keys on a full size piano, Brickhouse delivers a message that attracts the young, and the young at heart. With over 200 shows a year, it’s no wonder fans choose the set list before the band does.
Tickets for Brickhouse are $25.00 and can be purchased online at www.harrisonfestival.com, by phone at 604.796.3664 or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison and Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart on Pioneer Ave.