Based out of Sherwood Park, Bucket is collection of high school students determined to perpetuate live blues and rock music.
Bucket band members: Joseph Bodie - lead guitar, vocals Jake Greenough - drums George Balsillie - bass
Bucket is a trio of young musicians and is led by Singer/Lead Guitarist, Joseph Bodie. Joe, now 16, has been studying guitar for over 7 years and has performed on numerous occasions as a solo act and as part of several bands. He plans on attending the Grant MacEwan Music Program upon graduation from high school and then trying to make his way as a professional musician. Joe’s primary musical influences are: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and Jack White.
Jake Greenough (Drums) has been playing for 6 years. Currently 17, Jake is a self-taught drummer whose main influence is Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, etc.) which explains Jake’s very energetic style of play. Jake is also enrolled in the Bev Facey Creative Music Program.
George Balsillie (Bass) has been playing for 3 years. Another 16 year old, George is a self-taught bassist inspired by Steve Harris, John Entwistle and James Jamerson. George is also enrolled in the Bev Facey Creative Music Program, where he's been cutting teeth since January, 2014.
Bucket looks forward to opening for Charlie Jacobson Band at Edmonton Blues Society's Spring Fling 2015!
Charlie Jacobson is a passionate 22 year old blues/rock artist with no fixed address. Over the last few years Charlie has played hundreds of shows across the Canadian prairies and back and forth over the Rockies. With his guitar and suitcase drums always packed in the car, his nomadic lifestyle takes him to shows ranging from music festivals, house concerts, large blues clubs to community halls and theatres. Charlie recreates a full-band sound on his own, playing his suitcase drums with his heels, ripping on the guitar, singing and dancing. April 11 you will see him fronting the four-piece Charlie Jacobson Band.
Charlie released his solo debut EP “Live from the Chop Bin” in 2013. In December of 2014, Charlie Jacobson released his latest album, recorded in Sherwood Park, Alberta with Grammy Award winning drummer, Donald Ray Johnson, the former bass player for B.B. King, Russell Jackson and David Vest on Piano. This recording was tracked at DanLyn studios with Juno award winning engineer, Jerry Woolsey.
As well as his personal projects, Charlie has been cutting his teeth as the guitarist for some of Canada’s most well respected blues acts including Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Russell Jackson and Donald Ray Johnson. In addition to being an accomplished guitarist and songwriter, Charlie is a true showman. If there is a table to dance on, a banister to slide off or a chandelier to swing from, you’ll find him working it into his passionate, high energy act.
Charlie was raised in central Alberta with strong ties to the aspen parkland and his grandparent’s farm. The geography of mountains to the west, badlands in the east, prairie to the south and lakeland in the north provides a rich palette of imagery to draw on in his songwriting. The result is driving blues-rock with a sensitive heart.
Charlie Jacobson Band is: Craig Gomez – guitar, keys Corey Gomez – bass Jason Koop – drums
Craig Gomez - a Red Deer musician who plays guitar, drums and piano. Though trained in classical and jazz guitar, he takes interest in blues, funk and rock music. Both he and his brother, Corey, write music together and are the core members of their rock band, Underside Pattern. Together they form the dynamic duo know as the Gomez Brothers or "Go Bros". Besides Underside Pattern, Craig plays in various musical Central Alberta groups including the rhythm section for Charlie Jacobson Band.
Jason H. Koop - was born and raised in Flin Flon, MB. Jason’s parents bought him a drum set for his 9th birthday. At age 12, he started playing in bands and grew more serious about playing drums throughout high school.
He auditioned for Grant MacEwan University’s Music program in Edmonton, AB and was accepted after his second audition. He then went on receive a double diploma in performance and recording, finishing his degree in music performance.
At the end of his 4th year in university, life took a sudden turn when he received a call from former BB King bass player, Russell Jackson. Jason would then go on to do quite a few dates with Jackson. On these gigs he met local young blues guitar player Charlie Jacobson. Jason did numerous successful dates with Charlie and then decided to make music his full time profession. Jason is now playing music full time in the Edmonton area with local artist like Boogie Patrol, Jenie Thai, AM Radio and Charlie Jacobson Band.
A taste of Charlie Jacobson Band here Save these 2015 EBS event dates
April 11 - Charlie Jacobson Electric Band; opener: Bucket. Doors at 6:30pm, music at 7:00pm for this event ONLY
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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