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Past Shows

Sat. January 14th 2006
The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver BC (No Minors)
Canadian Classic Rock Triple Threat w/ Nick Gilder, Sweeney Todd (Victoria), The Headpins, Prism (Vancouver)
Sun. March 27th 2005
Element (No Minors)
The Last Tango Part III Holy Smoke, Guests TBA
Grant Gislason

Grant Gislason

Grant Gislason has been playing guitar and singing since the age of 12 . He came to Victoria from Gimli Manitoba during the mid 1960's and picked up right where he left off starting in 1966 with “The Counts”, competed in the Centennial Battle of The Bands with “Next of Kin”, played in “Blue Ruum”, then Frendlin Page (where he took a quick hiatus to England to study British Blues) which would evolve into the amazing “Holy Smoke”. In 1977 he got a phone call from his old band mate drummer John Booth who was reforming the band Sweeney Todd with a new lead singer named Bryan Adams and toured with the band in support of the “If Wishes Were Horses” album. Grant's musically spent a lot of his time in the recording studio over the last few decades with his wife April at Seacoast Sound in Victoria and mentoring his daughter Rachelle at the “The Warehouse Studio” in Vancouver, coincidentally owned by Bryan Adams. Today he can be seen performing occasionally with April and/or Rachelle at special events. The photo was taken while playing with Holy Smoke at the Club Tango on View Street circa 1975.

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Past Projects

GroupRoleDates
Holy SmokeGuitar / Vocals70s
Sweeny ToddGuitar / Vocals70s
Blue RuumGuitar / Vocals60s
Frendlin PageGuitar / Vocals60s-70s
Next of Kin 1960'sGuitar60s
RoxerGuitar / Vocals1977
The CountsGuitar / Vocals1966

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Videos

Holy Smoke O Canada 2005
Posted: Jul. 1, 2016
Filmed: Feb. 27, 2005
Holy Smoke jam in 2008
In this Video Artist(s) Holy Smoke, Grant Gislason, Paul Iverson, Keith Baker, Tom Lang
Posted: Dec. 23, 2015 via rcmpsite.com
Filmed: Jan. 1, 2008
Holy Smoke Last Tango III
Posted: Dec. 23, 2015 via rcmpsite.com
Filmed: Mar. 27, 2005
Holy Smoke Last Tango Part III
Posted: Dec. 23, 2015 via rcmpsite.com
Filmed: Mar. 27, 2005
Holy Smoke Last Tango Part III
Posted: Dec. 23, 2015 via rcmpsite.com
Filmed: Mar. 27, 2005
Holy Smoke Boxing Day Reunion Sunset Cabaret
Posted: Dec. 23, 2015 via rcmpsite.com
Filmed: Dec. 26, 1983