OUT NOW — NICK LA RIVIERE AND THE BEST LAID PLANS UNVEILS RELEVANT SINGLE, “NO MORE!”
FULL ALBUM – SAY NO MORE – OUT JULY 15
LISTEN TO NO MORE HERE
(May 26, 2022 – Victoria, BC) — Victoria band Nick La Riviere and the Best Laid Plans released the first single from their upcoming album today. Notably, this track is a commentary on gun control. Sadly, Nick wrote the song 3 years ago, but its sentiment remains just as appropriate. With the shootings this month in Buffalo, and this week at the elementary school in Texas, the topic of gun control remains as relevant as ever.
“While gun control can be a divisive topic, I hope we can all agree that innocent people — in any country — should have the confidence to go to school, work, or any public place without the possibility of being involved in a shooting,” La Riviere explains.
It might seem like it’s none of his business for a Canadian to write a song that focuses on gun control in the USA, however sometimes it’s perhaps easier to have a clearer view looking in from the outside. Nick also tours regularly in the USA with his various bands. Canada also isn’t completely immune to gun violence.
The track features Chelsea D.E Johnson from Old Soul Rebel on guest vocals. Also featured on this track are Kelly Fawcett on guitar, Darcy Phillips (performer with Jann Arden) on keys, Louis Rudner on bass, Jason Cook on drums, and of course Nick La Riviere on vocals and trombone.
The rest of the coming album is much more positive — upbeat music that brings together rather than divides. Featuring instrumental dance tracks influenced by both the music of Latin America and New Orleans, catchy vocals, and thrilling solos. Other musicians featured on the album include Miguelito Valdes (Buena Vista Social Club) on trumpet, Barrie Sorensen on sax, Attila Fias on keys, and Alex Campbell on drums. Recorded and produced by Zak Cohen at The Woodshop Studio.
Upcoming BC Tour Dates
|June 25||Victoria||Vic West Fest|
|July 3||Victoria||Victoria International Jazz Festival|
|July 16||Victoria||Hermann’s Upstairs Album Release Show|
|July 18||Victoria||Beacon Hill Park|
|July 22||Colwood||Eats & Beats|
|July 23||Fort Langley||Fort Langley Jazz Festival|
|August 10||Golden||Summer Kicks Festival|
|August 11||Revelstoke||Street Concert Series|
|August 12||Penticton||The Dream Cafe|
|August 13||Coquitlam||Evergreen Cultural Centre|
|August 17 & 18||Salmon Arm||Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival|
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