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Fri. January 15th 2016 @  Cadboro Bay United Church (All Ages)
7:00 doors at 6:30
$15, kids under 12 free
Tickets at: Larsen Music, Lyles Place, Cadboro Bay United Church,
West My Friend is now looking forward to their third album, which will be recorded this January on Mayne Island with the extraordinary producer David Travers-Smith. Recording an album can be an expensive endeavour, but it's also a major way to put money back into the local arts economy. To aid with this, West My Friend is hosting the 2nd Annual "West My Friendraiser", an initiative to raiser funds (and friends) for this special recording opportunity! There will be a silent auction, bake sale, full West My Friend Concert, and more. Check out the online portion of the fundraiser with CD pre-orders and more here:

January 15, 2016

Doors: 6:30 | Concert: 7:00

$15, kids under 12 free (available at Larsen Music, Lyle's Place, and CBUC)

Cadboro Bay United Church - 2625 Arbutus Road, Victoria BC

West My Friend's second album, When The Ink Dries, was released in March 2014 and was recently nominated in the Canadian Folk Music Awards for the Oliver Schroer “Pushing The Boundaries” Award, in the Vancouver Island Music Awards for "Roots/Folk Album of the Year", as well as receiving the Readers’ Choice award for “Best New Sound of 2014” at Sleeping Bag Studios. The album ranges in scope from intimate moments, featuring the four core musicians of the group, to rich orchestral arrangements that showcase the maturity, musicianship, and multi-instrumental abilities of each member. This is combined with guest musicians drawn from everywhere from the Victoria Symphony to Buena Vista Social Club. The record is a significant step forward for West My Friend; the group’s collaboration with Grammy award-winning producer Joby Baker (Alex Cuba, Cowboy Junkies) and Juno award-winner David Travers-Smith (The Wailin’ Jennys, Oh Susannah) provides a strong underpinning of experience in folk-roots music for this promising young band.


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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 three-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music. The band features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with catchy arrangements of guitar, mandolin, and accordion that draw from jazz, classical, folk, and pop influ... more info