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Event Archive - Noises from the Toolshed, Slowcoaster

Fri. October 6th 2006 10:00 - 2:00 Steamers Pub (No Minors) 10:00 - 2:00
$6.00
"(Slowcoaster's) mix of rock, pop, reggae and funk guarantees an evening of fun, while also ensuring you won't hear anything else like it around" - Stephen Cooke, Halifax Herald

"Beyond category, (Noises from the Toolshed's) thoroughly entertaining collection of original material...brings together elements of Latin, Cuban and Gypsy jazz with some off-the-wall song writing." Roger Leveque, Edmonton Journal

In January of 2006 Cape Breton's Slowcoaster and Victoria, BC's Noises from the Toolshed teamed up for a wildly successful 12 date tour of both the West Coast and Maritime Provinces. Fans of improvisational music lined up at sold out venues to take in the unique and explosive comination of Slowcoaster's irresistibly catchy, undeniably danceable funk and reggae songs and Noises from the Toolshed's virtuosic instrumental performances, lush soundscapes interspersed with intelligent vocals, and infectious grooves and hooks. Now the two bands have planned a 14 date repeat performance for October 2006 that will see them travel British Columbia and Alberta during the first two weeks of the month before returning to the east coast the week before Halloween.
October 5th - Garage Showroom (Duncan BC)
October 6th - Steamer's Pub (Victoria, BC)
October 7th - Fairview Pub (Vancouver BC)
October 11th - Canmore Hotel (Canmore AB)
October 12th - Rose and Crown (Banff AB)
October 13th - Vern's (Calgary AB)
October 14th - The Sidetrack Cafe (Edmonton AB)
October 15 - Tongue n Groove (Lethbridge AB)
October 24th - The Jester's Court (Fredericton NB)
October 25th - The Paramount (Moncton NB)
October 26th - Nep-Tunes (Saint John, NB)
October 27th - Myron's (Charlottetown, PEI)
October 28th - The Marquee (Halifax, NS)

Slowcoaster was honored with the "Alternative Album of the Year" award during this February's East Coast Music Awards and the "Alternative Group of the Year" during Nova Scotia Music Week in November of 2005. The band has been featured at well-known festivals like the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Stan Rogers Festival (Canso, NS), Evolve Festival (Antigonish County, NS), the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival (Fredericton, NB), the Peace-A-Chord (St. John's, NL), and the Shoreline Festival (PEI).

Noises from the Toolshed are poised to be Canada's next break-out electric progressive jazz project. From Victoria BC, these west coast musicians are creating a large buzz, playing a blend of gypsy jazz, hard bop, and New Orleans zydeco/funk with occasional politically charged lyrics. Driven forward by virtuosic instrumental performance, their energetic live shows have earned standing ovations throughout numerous national tours while sharing stages with John Scofield, Antibalas, Jim Byrnes, Zubot and Dawson, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Jackie Washington, Little Feat, Ritchie Havens and Spearhead. As well, the band has played many of North America's prominent festivals, including Edmonton and Calgary Jazz Festivals, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Seattle's Northwest Folklife Festival, Evolve Festival, Northern Lights Festival Borealis, Islands Folk Festival, CMW, and the Western Canada Music Awards.

Whew...there it is. Hope to see you out at the shows.

Noises from the Toolshed (Gypsy Jazz Latin Funk)

Stephen Franke & Noises From the Toolshed are poised to be Canadas next break-out electric progressive jazz project. From Victoria BC, these west coast musicians are creating a large buzz, playing a blend of gypsy jazz, hard bop, and New Orleans zydeco/funk with occasional politically charged lyrics. Driven forward by virtuosic instrumental perf... more info

Slowcoaster (Alternative/Rock/Funk/Reggae)

Cape Breton’s Slowcoaster plays up beat saltwater funk rock hip-hop jazz Afro-Cuban reggae grooves on guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion and voice. The bye’s combine above average musicianship with guitarist / vocalist Steven MacDougall’s stellar songwriting to produce a danceable, sing-alongable, funny, affecting, noir-ish set of music t... more info
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