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Show: Jeff Piattelli, singer songwriter
Date & Time: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 7:30 pm
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Jeff Piattelli, is a self-taught singer-songwriter based out of Kelowna BC. He developed a love and passion for music at a very young age, starting with learning to play the piano, and a few years later with singing and playing guitar. In his early teens he began writing songs in various genres. Jeff put together a band and after several months of practice they entered and won their first ever Battle of the Bands contest. They got to perform at Kelowna’s hottest summer festival at the time, Wakefest. Following that he was addicted to the feeling of being on stage and performing for a crowd.
After Spending some time playing hard rock he decided to switch gears and start as a solo performer playing mostly acoustic guitar. Jeff quickly realized this was where he excelled most, and began writing music almost everyday. Later that year he won a Valley wide songwriting competition and soon had his original song playing on several local radio stations. This inspired him to record more original music, Jeff recorded a solo acoustic album, which had 30,000 plays online and followed it with a full band album a few years later. Both of which saw several different songs such as “Superman”, “Beautiful Things” and “Listen” get regular radio play throughout the valley.
Jeff has pursued music through many platforms; from Summer Festivals, to huge events at Big White, playing the Best Buy Grand Opening, opening for Andrew Allen, songwriting and talent competitions, and even had his music featured on K96.3’s compilation CD of upcoming talent two years in a row.
He has spent the last several months writing all new original music. He is just beginning to perform the songs live, and even added a Ukulele to his act alongside his Guitar and Piano. Using a loop pedal while performing, it is always entertaining watching Jeff layer melodies over himself and fill out a room, even though he is a solo performer. Jeff will be performing a wide variety of music on May 28th, some old for long time fans and some new for those just discovering his songwriting talents. If you are a music lover, you won’t be disappointed!
Joel Strauss: Joel Strauss’s music is a singular blend of inspired lyrics, a distinctive voice and a variety of styles – including traditional pop, alternative rock, and folk. More than just another singer and songwriter; Joel Strauss is a hard-working, uniquely talented musical craftsman and multi-instrumentalist. His music is deeply personal and poignant, with clever lyrics supported by seductive melodies and extremely distinctive vocals.
In 2014, Strauss released his sophomore album, Don’t Lose That Feeling. The LP has been hailed as one of the top DIY albums of 2014 by blogs such as Indie Rock Cafe and The Equal Ground. With influences like Bob Dylan, The Smashing Pumpkins, Grizzly Bear, and The Ink Spots, Strauss offers an unorthodox approach and allure in his songs, which sway effortlessly from early 20th century smoky ballads (”Ocean Transfix”) to intrinsically orchestrated indie rock and roll (”Beyond My Flesh And Bone”). The variety in stylistic flavour is unified by a singular vision – resulting in a sound that is wholly his own.
Show: Tribute to Abba & Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Date & Time: Saturday, June 4 2016 at 7:30 pm
Cost: $25 includes fees & taxes
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ARRIVAL, the Official ABBA Tribute Band
Playing hundreds of sold out live shows, the ABBA tribute band ARRIVAL has a sound and stage show that has been honed and fine-tuned to such a degree that they have many times actually been mistaken for the real ABBA!
You will always find the crowd singing along with all of ABBA’s famous and well known tunes during ARRIVAL’s exciting high energy live stage show! That’s because every song on ARRIVAL’s roster was a number one ABBA hit, and ARRIVAL delivers with such incredible and enjoyable authenticity, you feel that you are actually witnessing ABBA in Concert!
DREAMS – the Ultimate tribute to Fleetwood Mac
From the music to the costumes, DREAMS portrays Fleetwood Mac with incredible authenticity. When you sit back and reminisce about the 70’s & 80’s music, one of the top bands to grace the charts was Fleetwood Mac. Even today, 30 plus years later, you can still here their music on the radio stations around the world. The cast of DREAMS takes great pride being able to replicate the Fleetwood Mac sound so closely that it’s difficult to tell the difference. Get going and get grooving to DREAMS!
ARRIVAL and DREAMS are a show you don’t want to miss! Authentic sounding, six piece tributes performed in full costumes similar to the original bands. You will be amazed at how close ARRIVAL – Canada’s tribute to Abba and DREAMS – the Ultimate tribute to Fleetwood Mac look and sound like the original bands.
Formed in 2005, this group of talented, diverse performers came together with a passion for the music, and a desire to take the ‘Tribute Act’ genre to another level. This amazing six piece band and its original members bring forth the best tribute acts possible from their multi-talented cast, with an amazing show full of dynamic energy, musicianship, vocals, and a few fun twists bound to have you singing along and wanting more!
Show: AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda
Date & Time: Sunday, June 19, 2016 | 4:00pm
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End your Sol-ful day at Creekside Theatre for the 4pm showing of AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda.
AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. (Apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad.) By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today.
Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries around the world, the documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, east and west and explores why millions today have turned their attention inwards, bucking the limitations of the material world in pursuit of self-realization.
Archival material from the life of Yogananda (who died in 1952) creates a spine for the narrative, but the film stretches the dimensions of a standard biography. The footage includes stylized interviews, metaphoric imagery and recreations, taking us from holy pilgrimages in India to Harvard’s Divinity School and its cutting-edge physics labs, from the Center for Science and Spirituality at the University of Pennsylvania to the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. By evoking the journey of the soul as it pushes its way through the oppression of the human ego and delusion of the material world, the film creates an experiential immersion into the unseen realms. AWAKE is ultimately the story of humanity itself: the universal struggle of all beings to free themselves from suffering and to seek lasting happiness.
Movie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oORHVf3cu8M
Show: Angel Award
Date & Time: Saturday, June 25, 2016 | Pre-show 5:30pm Show 7:00pm
Cost: $35 | $120 per group of 4
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This talent show and professional showcase of recognized artists including Melina Moore (Coloratura Soprano) and Cat Wells (Phat Betty) along with Seaton Honor choir and Angel Award dancers will entertain you in this unique showcase supporting a debilitating disease; Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. The top 10 will compete for cash and studio prizes and the Angel Award sculpture by Alex Fong. The pre-atrium show features live music, appetizers and wine included in ticket price along with the opportunity to purchase a variety of art from local artists.
Show: A Night with ELVIS – staring Mark Anthony, direct from Australia; produced by The Canadian Bluemoon Ventures Ltd.
Date & Time: Sunday, July 10th, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Cost: $40 (includes all fees & taxes)
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Show: Les Noces Gitanes
Date & Time: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Cost: $25 (includes all fees & taxes)
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Les Noces Gitanes – Flamenco/Balkan/Moroccan music and dance
For over 10 years “Les Noces Gitanes” has embarked their audiences on a colourful, musical voyage. From the Balkans to Andalucia on through the Maghreb, the group offers a richly unique show, merging the styles of the Mediterranean peoples in a joyful hybrid.
Brothers and founders of Les Noces Gitanes, Alejandro and Aurelien, found inspiration for their group while travelling in the Tzigane villages of Romania with musicians of Ciocarlia and Taraf de Haidouks and in Jerez de la Frontera, the Mecca of flamenco. Upon returning to their university town of Angers, France, their unique style quickly attracted artists from varying cultures and together they created an inimitable sound and visual.
Today Les Noces Gitanes boasts seven artists whose ethnicities span the globe, including a hypnotic flamenco dancer with Indian roots. Their latest album, “La Luna y El Sol”, (September 2015) blends contemporary sounds with flamenco and Arab song, Balkan fanfare and percussive footwork.
It is the result of a wealth of talent emanating from a myriad of cultural influences.
With an international following, Les Noces Gitanes has performed in France, Morocco, Russia, Switzerland, Canada and Ecuador. They return to BC this July as part of their summer tour.