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Event Archive - CD Release: Nick La Riviere 'Another Time Around': Nick La Riviere Band, West My Friend

Sat. July 25th 2015 8pm - 11pm doors at 6:30pm Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages) 8pm - 11pm doors at 6:30pm (Multiple Dates)
$20 ($15/students) at the door only.
Join Nick La Riviere, Aidan Miller, Kelly Fawcett, Damian Graham, and Sean Drabitt for the release of Nick's long-awaited original album.

This launch party features opening guests West My Friend, as well as some awesome special guests, door prizes, and of course some great music.

Check out the band on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBU5LW5HwZY

Reservations are highly recommended - email info@hermannsjazz.com

Composer, arranger, performer, singer, trombonist, band leader, conch shell player, bass player: Nick La Riviere is already well known in many circles as one of BC’s busiest musicians. As a sideman, Nick has performed with award winning artists of many genres - Michael Kaeshammer, Nikki Yanofsky, The Temptations, Adonis Puentes, The Paperboys, to name a few. He regularly plays R&B, folk, funk, latin, klezmer, jazz, pop; pretty much everything. Nick’s musical travels have taken him all over Canada, the USA, and as far as Germany, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, and more. He also teaches a 16 piece R&B band, leads a few bands of his own, and performs often on a nightly basis.

With the release of Another Time Around, Nick prepares to take the musical world by storm with his own unique brand of genre-bending music. Every song on the album is original, with a blend of influences ranging from Sam Cooke to Jamiroquai to Ben Folds to Paul Simon. The album features a dizzying array of tempos, styles, and unexpected twists - all while driving forward with a cohesive unified sound. This is the album for everyone who likes variety in a performance - versatile musicians who can go from playing a heavy funky rock number right to a dynamic 12/8 ballad, or a catchy classic R&B style sing along.

‘Another Time Around’ features a big sound and includes guests such as Michael Kaeshammer and Alpha Yaya Diallo. Tracks contain fun treats like a 22 piece choir, a multitude of trombones, and a string section. Juno nominated producer Joby Baker lends his talented ear to bring the mix to life. As a finishing touch the album cover features a ‘3 flip lenticular print’ - the viewer sees a different image depending on the viewing angle. Why? Because this album is exciting, fun, and different - so why stop at
the audio?

Complete Album Credits:
Nick La Riviere (Vocals, Trombone, Conch Shells, Bass, Synth, additional Piano)
Aidan Miller Piano, BKG Vocals, Synth, Hammond)
Sean Drabitt (Bass)
Damian Graham (Drums)
Adam Dobres (Guitar)
Michael Kaeshammer (Piano)
Miguel Valdes (Trumpet, Congas, Percussion)
Kali Moreno (BKG Vocals)
Alpha Yaya Diallo (Guitar)
Reuben Wier (Guitar)
Julian Vitek (Violin, Viola)
Andrew Greenwood (Tenor Sax)
Aaron Scoones (BKG Vocals)
Adrian Dolan (Violin)
Ivonne Hernandez (Violin)
Alasdair Money (Cello)

All songs by Nick La Riviere, except one track by Nick La Riviere & Geoffrey Kelly

Produced by Joby Baker

Nick La Riviere Band

Composer, arranger, performer, singer, trombonist, band leader, conch shell player, bass player: Nick La Riviere is already well known in many circles as one of BC’s busiest musicians. As a sideman, Nick has performed with award winning artists of many genres - Michael Kaeshammer, Nikki Yanofsky, The Temptations, Adonis Puentes, The Paperboys, to... more info

West My Friend (Indie Roots)

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Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music. The band features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with catchy arrangements of bass, guitar, mandolin, and accordion that draw from jazz, classical, folk, and pop ... more info
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