I need to remember to apologize to my neighbours for this one next time I see them – especially the ‘bass drum’ sound. Big Chief by Professor Longhair is a classic New Orleans tune with a very recognizable piano riff that many pianists have tackled. I wanted to give it
Happy New Year! I hope you’ve all had a great Christmas. I’ve kept myself incredibly busy, playing at least one gig per day (sometimes up to 3) steadily since December 1st. Among other shows, my regular gig at Butchart Gardens has kept me especially busy this season. Now that things
The HiFi is looking forward to our show tomorrow in support of Malawi.
I’ve been sitting on these videos for a while now, and have finally gotten around to doing something with them. Back in March my band played at Hermann’s in Victoria, and I recorded the sound in multitrack from the mixing board, plus a couple of zoom recorders to capture audience
The Nick La Riviere Septet Saturday August 13, Hermann’s Jazz Club, Victoria 8PM It’s been a very busy summer so far for me. It began with a tour of Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and Luxembourg with Locarno. The busy summer continued with a ton of local shows right away after I
Hello from Italy! I’m currently on tour with Locarno. So far we’ve played in Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland last night. I’m writing this email from the van as we drive through Italy on the way to our next gig… see here I am working away: Today I’m getting in touch
This Friday & Saturday at Hermann’s Jazz Club What happens when you get some of Victoria’s finest jazz players, mix them with a few funky rock players and hand them the Steely Dan catalogue? The Pretzel Logic Orchestra is an homage to Steely Dan and a labour of love for
We’re the Times Colonist Critic’s Pick for music this weekend! We’ll also get some radio play on CBC today, so it’s going to be a good house at Saturday’s performance.