Nick and Ashley are coming together to bring to you a fusion of their musical styles, personalities and original compositions.
It’s going to be a fun, outgoing, serious, groovy evening. Ashley Wey sings, writes, and plays piano. Most of the year she’s performing all over the world on cruise ships, but every once and a while we’re lucky to have her present in Victoria. Nick La Riviere is a freelance trombonist, singer, conch shell player, and more. He plays with bands such as The Paperboys, Locarno, The Riverside, Michael Kaeshammer, The HiFi, The Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra… the list goes on. He also leads his own band performing mainly original music, and recently released his second album.
They’ll be performing a mix of both their originals, as well as some standards – jazz and otherwise. They’ll be joined by Damian Graham and Sean Drabitt.
Ashley is only in town a couple times a year, be sure to catch this amazing combo while you can.
It will be a great show, not be missed!
Reservations are highly recommended – email email@example.com.
tickets $20/ $15 students and VJS
Here’s a sample of one of the many styles Ashley plays in.
Fun February Gigs
•Galiano Island, Feb 6
•Saltspring Island, Feb 9
•Nelson, Feb 17
•Golden, Feb 18I’ll also be performing a local show with The Paperboys (from Vancouver) on February 13 at the Farquhar Auditorium at UVic, and I’ll be at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre on February 12th backing up Jace Martin for the Indspire Awards.And don’t forget to check out some of my regular gigs!
•The Riverside (feat. Aidan Miller, Tom Hooper, Matt Johnson, and Miguel Valdes) at Bard & Banker every Thursday at 10:30pm (except for Feb 18th when I’ll be on the road with Michael Kaeshammer)
•The Southern Urge at Darcy’s Pub every Sunday from 11pm to 1am
•The Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra at Pagliacci’s every second Sunday from 8pm to 10pm (Jan 31, Feb 14, 28)
Thanks everyone! Hope to see you at one of my shows soon!
I’ve been working on this for quite a long time now. As you can (hopefully) tell when you watch it, it was quite a big thing to organize. Thanks to everyone who drove, acted, or worked as crew for this video. I hope you enjoy it! If you do, please consider sharing the YouTube link to your Facebook friends and help spread this video to some new viewers.
Here’s the official press release from Fritz Media:
That’s right! This Sunday, October 11th, the lovely Heather Quee and I will be getting married. The ceremony will take place around 8pm, followed by Aidan Miller’s band, and some jamming. I’ll be broadcasting as much as I can on the live cam. You can tune in on the sidebar on the home page, or visit the live cam page here.
Update: You can watch the entire archived wedding video here, including all the great music performed by Aidan Miller, Michael Kaeshammer, The HiFi, Locarno, Gene Hardy, and more!
Today there’s a new article in Nexus Magazine about my new album, Another Time Around. The album has been getting plenty of press, so I decided to make a new page on the website that compiles all the press I’ve had over the years. There’s press from this album, the last one, and other bands I’ve had such as Trombone Mayhem. There’s even a German article about The Paperboys. You can check all that out here.
The band played a really fun show at Butchart Gardens last night. It’s a great stage to play – great sound, big audience. I live streamed the show and it turned out very well. If you’d like to watch the complete show you can check it out here:
I know – it’s the number one question on everyone’s mind. Have no fear, I’ve solved it.. what would Van Halen sound like on the trombone? Well, here you go! For any trombonists who want to try out my chart, it’s here. Any for Victoria locals who want to see this with a live band, the band I play in every Sunday at Darcy’s Pub – The Southern Urge – plays Jump with a full band and 3 horns.
…UPDATE: The Facebook version of this video is really taking off! Lots of shares, and the number of views is growing fast. Check here to find it if you’d like to see how it’s doing. Though I notice the YouTube version (especially if you select 1080p HD) has much better sound and video quality than Facebook, even when you turn on HD on the Facebook version.