* Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce
for a most memorable performance on May 4
* All EBS volunteers who worked Sabrina's gig.
Scroll down to "Our Next Upcoming Event" for details and bio
June 22, 2013
EBS Annual Jam Session hosted by
Joe Piccolo & Friends
Facebook event here
Cover charge at the door
for monthly events.
Save these Dates!
Upcoming EBS events
June 22, September 21, October 20, Nov 16
Complete 2013 EBS dates listed here
2013 Edmonton Music Awards
CONGRATULATIONS to all recipients.
HUGE congrats to
Great North Blues Band
Blues and/or Jazz Recording of the Year
Terry Wickham, Producer of Edmonton Folk Music Festival
on receiving this year's Legacy Award
Nominees list here
Recipient list here
Hey Blues Fans!
Mark your calendars!
September 21, 2013 - Memphis Bound Silent Auction Fundraiser
October 2013 is Memphis Bound Blues Challenge month
Qualifying and Semi Final Rounds dates: To Be Announced
Final Rounds: Sunday October 20, 2013 at Old Timer's Cabin
Watch this space for more information
EBS uses the same scoring system as used by the Blues Foundation
in Memphis for the International Blues Challenge.
Scoring system explained here
LOST & FOUND
Found at April 13, 2013 No Name Band
LOST at March 16, 2013 Overdue Blues Band
one ladies glove. Did you find it?
Found at April 14, 2012 Jam Session
2 guitar items
Found at May 12, 2012 Swing the Cat
pair of sunglasses
Found at Nov 2011 Memphis Bound competition (Yardbird Suite)
Men's sport jacket
Please email to identify and claim
|EBS Regular monthly events welcomes All ages!
Venue - Old Timer's Cabin 9430 Scona Road (99 Street)
Doors open - 7:30pm
Music starts - 8:00pm
Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce - bio
“It’s music that’s full of life, vitality and fun. While the “bouncers” are excellent musicians, it’s Weeks who dominates with a voice that sounds like it was trained back in the 1940's and 1950's. She just gets that boogie down right.” Dale Bass, Reporter/Columnist
Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce received the prestigious Maple Blues Award for “Best New Blues Act” in Canada in January 2012. Later in 2012, Sabrina had the honour of performing at Massey Hall as part of the Women in Blues Revue. 2013 is shaping up to be an even better year than 2012 for Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce. Their newest CD “Got My Eye on You” produced by blues legend Jack Lavin was released March 2013.
This act needs to be seen! Offering up a generous helping of the Swinging Bouncing Boogie Blues is what they do. The show is dynamic. The players are exceptional. The grooves drive until you’re swingin’, bouncin’ and getting’ your boogie on! The songs are light hearted with a twist of naughty, the melodies are infectious, and it is abundantly apparent when watching this group that they truly love what they are doing.
Their 2010 CD “Tales from Lenny’s Diner” debuted at #1 in Canada, #12 world-wide on the Roots Music Report Blues Music charts and peaked at #6 on the world blues charts in March 2011. The CD made the top 100 Roots Music Report (RMR) list for most radio plays globally for 2011. “Tales from Lenny’s Diner” has been rated in the top 100 new CDs released in 2010/2011 according to the Real Blues “Top of the Charts” report and voted as the #1 CD released for 2010 by CFBX and best new artist for 2010 by the Blues Underground. Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce peaked at #2 on the Siruis XM “Picks to Click” blues charts with their song “Bad Boys” being the most played song on BB Kings Bluesville for March 2011.
Sabrina Weeks, vocals; Mike "Hot Licks" Hilliard, guitars; Ed Hilliard, drums and Terry Strudwick, bass.
Sabrina Weeks, vocals - a professional musician for over 25 years who has a deeply expressive, powerful voice whose music has extraordinary vocal and emotional range. She's known for her thoughful yet quirky lyrics, catchy vocal lines and strong grooves.
Mike "Hot Licks" Hilliard, guitar - has been playing professionally for over 30 years. Originally from Toronto, Mike has worked in Vancouver, the BC interior and toured in Canada, the USA and Asia. He now resides, like the rest of the Swing Cat Bounce members, in Kamloops, BC.
Ed Hilliard, drums - this Toronto native graduated from University of Western Ontario where he earned his Bachelor of Musical Arts and Bachelor of Educations degrees while preforming with the Faculty of Music's symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, percussion ensemble and the faculty big band.
Terry Strudwick, bass - this well-seasoned life-long bassist has an extensive list of recording session, gigs and TV appearances including Much Music. In addition to playing with Swing Cat Bounce, this first-call studio musician is busy instructing guitar and bass. He's funky; he's groovy and he's in the pocket.
Detailed bio and Band's website, click here
CBC Music artist link here
Regular Edmonton Blues Society events for 2013:
Saturday May 4 --- this event Members $10; Guests $15
Saturday June 22
Saturday November 16
Special Edmonton Blues Society events for 2013:
Saturday September 21 - Memphis Bound Silent Auction Fundraiser
Sunday October 20 - Memphis Bound Final Rounds for Solo/Duo and Band categories
October - various dates and venues for Memphis Bound Clues Challenge
Old Timer's Cabin 9430 Scona Road (99 Street)
Doors: 7:30pm Music: 8:00pm
EBS "In the News"
February 14, 2013 Edmonton Journal article about
Great North Blues Band, EBS and IBC in Memphis
Dec 20, 2012 Edmonton Journal article about
EBS, Boogie Patrol, Graham Guest.
Edmonton Blues Society's Media Releases: read here
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