Coming to the Studio 64 (formerly known as “the Dance Studio at Centre 64”, but why waste words?) are three great shows in Kimberley Arts Council’s 4th annual Spring Concert Series. Beginning on March 21 with the retro-pop band, The Lovebullies, the series continues on April 21 with bluesman Guy Davis and concludes May 23 with the Gypsy blues duo, Blue Moon Marquee.
The Lovebullies, so their bio goes, are “formed out of the ashes of drive-in movie theatres and 57 Cadillacs ….. bringing 1950s and 60s vintage pop back into the mainstream.” This Calgary group comprising Chantal Vitalis, Kevin Herring, Joni Brent, Paul Jahn, and Caroline Connolly will have you humming along and dancing to these familiar tunes and “sweet-as-syrup” songs. The show starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday evening, March 21.
Guy Davis is a bluesman originally from New York. He is not only a musician but a composer, actor, director and writer as well. His folksy performances are sprinkled with humorous monologues about his grand parents and great-grand parents, creating a “down home” feel to his shows, ideal for the intimate cabaret-style setting at Studio 64. This show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21.
Blue Moon Marquee is a duo from the Alberta badlands. A.W. Cardinal plays guitar and harmonica, backed by Jasmine Colette on upright bass and drums. They both provide the vocals. Their music is described as gypsy blues and contains many original compositions. They will be performing at Studio 64 at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 23rd.
New smaller tables for four at Studio 64 will add to the cabaret atmosphere which will also be enhanced by wall decorations by Kimberley artist Helen Robertson. A wine & beer bar will be open for each concert.
Concert series tickets for all 3 concerts are available for $60 for Kimberley Arts Council members or $66 for non-members. Individual concert tickets are $22 for members or $24 for non-members (advanced sales) or $26 at the door. You can get your ticket at Centre 64 or online at eastkootenay.snapd.com (check their event calendar). For more information call 250-427-4919.