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.
The Nick La Riviere band is his original project, featuring Nick on trombone played through a programmable harmonizer, vocals, and conch shells. Joining him are Vancouver’s Pedro Mota on guitar, Aidan Miller on piano and synth, Sean Drabitt on bass, and Damian Graham on drums.
The music is a racous mix of mainly originals, inspired by artists like Trombone Shorty, Paul Simon, Sam Cooke, Jamiroquai, and Ben Folds, as well as a few up beat covers. With the band’s muti-genre influences, there’s something for everyone. Whatever the band is playing, it’s all about the energy.
Last year Nick released his second album, Another Time Around. The album featured all original tracks with a variety of instrumentations. A music video for the single ‘Woohoo’ was also released – a high speed motorcycle chase, filmed partially by a flying drone camera.
‘There’s something special about this new album. Something big and bold. Not to mention eclectic.‘ – James Kasper, Play in Victoria
‘…his headlining appearances qualify as mark-your-calendar nights of entertainment.‘ – Mike Devlin, Times Colonist
For more press visit www.NickLaRiviere.com/Press
Reservations are highly recommended as previous shows have sold out! To reserve, click here: http://hermannsjazz.com/reservations&event_id=406704?&PHPSESSID=62c45007b7872232515d8b3caaad5d24
Other Things Coming Up for Nick
•The Nick La Riviere Band is performing a 15 minute showcase at Pacific Contact in Burnaby on April 1st (an event where musicians perform for promoters and festival directors)
•The HiFi is performing at Simonholt in Nanaimo on April 2nd
•Pretzel Logic will play the music of Steely Dan April 22 & 23 at Hermann’s
•Locarno will tour Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Ireland in May! Stay tuned for details.
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.