Next EBS event MAY 23 - featuring Sabrina Weeks from Kamloops. Dress casual or dress in your finest. Come out and dance! Band members: Sabrina Weeks (vocals), Mike Hilliard (guitar, vocals), Trevor Bigam (drums) and Don Marcotte (bass) EBS is a cash-only venue. No ATM on-site. Arrive early for best seats!
Old Timers Cabin, 9430 Scona Road (99 Street), Edmonton, AB
Maple Blues Award recipient, Sabrina Weeks from Kamloops, BC.
$10 members; $15 guests Age limit: All ages
SPECIAL SHOUT OUT for support for one of Edmonton's most popular Blues Singers, Lynne Chwyl, who is going through a tough spell. There is a fundraiser "A Grin for Lynne!" where you can take in a bevy of live music performances as well as contribute to helping keep Lynne singin' a happier kind of blues. (don't forget to bid on the EBS silent auction item!~wink~) (Special note: the EBS May 23rd dance TIP JAR will be donated to Lynne's fundraiser) If you are a facebook user, you can get details here.
Preview some of Sabrina's music and performance on her youtube page.
From Kamloops, 2011 Maple Blues Award winner Best New Artist comes to Edmonton.
Band members: Sabrina Weeks - vocals Mike Hilliard - guitar, vocals Drums Bass
Sabrina Weeks is a high energy bouncing boogie blues band hailing from Kamloops, British Columbia. Sabrina’s voice is a ménage à trois between Etta James, Fae West and Doris Day writhing beneath black satin sheets. Add Mike Hilliard who is by far one of the most underrated yet insanely talented guitar players in Canada and you have something exciting and fresh. When attending a Sabrina Weeks performance, you laugh out loud, dance uncontrollably, sing along, loud and proud, and get lost in a series of unforgettable moments.
Extensive touring and hard work has resulted in several accolades including:
Runner up for a 2014 Blewzy Award
Winner for 2011 Maple Blues Award - Best New Artist
Nominated for BCIMA Blues Album of the Year Award
Voted Pick to Click by Sirius/XM Radio
Charted in the Top Ten on the global blues RMR charts and ranked top 100 on the annual Roots Music Report.
Voted Top Ten by the Blues Underground Network.
Voted The Years Best CD by CFBX.
Voted Top 100 by Real Blues.
Sabrina Weeks (vocals) has been playing music professionally for over 20 years. An Award winning vocalist know throughout Canada for her deeply expressive, powerful voice, Sabrina brings as extraordinary vocal and emotional range to her music. A composer since age 10, her original songs are known for their thoughtful yet quirky lyrics, catchy vocal lines and strong grooves. She has shared the stage or opened for: Colin James, Tom Lavin & Powder Blues, Steppenwolf, Jack de Keyzer, Downchild Blues Band. Sabrina is often featured in prestigious concerts such as Toronto Blues Society's Women in the Blues Revue and the Etta James Tribute.
Mike Hilliard (guitar, vocals) originally from Toronto, "Hotlicks" has been playing professionally for over 30 years. After working in Vancouver and the B.C. interior for several years, Mike "Hotlicks" Hilliard signed a contract with Intercan and RCA records which took him back to Toronto where he spent 8 years recording and touring in Canada, the USA and Asia. Hotlicks has appeared on stage with some of the biggest names in Canadian music: Guess Who, Stonebolt, Colin James, Steppenwolf, Powder Blues and continues to tour throughout Canada.
“Sabrina Weeks and gang are a sizzling, scintillating, swinging, soulful band who deliver a first-class show wherever they appear- original and fresh with a new twist to the blues and a dance beat that just won't quit. Their show is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and this gal can REALLY sing! Sabrina is a Canadian treasure in the making.” Jack Lavin, Powder Blues
May 23 - from Kamloops, Sabrina Weeks June 13 - Overdue Blues Band
Doors at 7:30pm. Music at 8:00pm, unless otherwise stated Arrive early for best seats. Old Timer's Cabin is an ALL ages venue. Reduced cover charge for under 18 yrs old. EBS Regular monthly events welcomes All ages!
Venue - Old Timer's Cabin 9430 Scona Road (99 Street) EBS "In the News"
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