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Past Shows

Fri. December 1st 2006
Steamers Pub (No Minors)
Last Day Of Uvic Classes! Sailors Blood, The EliXXXirs, Stephen Franke and Noises From the Toolshed
Sat. May 27th 2006
The Lamplighter Vancouver BC (No Minors)
Night of Funk Stephen Franke and Noises From the Toolshed, Red Eye, Optimus Grind
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Stephen Franke and Noises From the Toolshed

Unknown - Confirmed: Apr. 6, 2007 (Awaiting Update)
Around the time that jazz developed into a global experience, the jazz underground started to provide an arena for harmonious celebration. Participants experience the joy of witnessing a sound which externalises the chaos of the human experience; where the years of secret societies and music counter cultures have met and rejoiced; where today thousands of people are gathering to experience a beat; where tomorrow’s music is given a stage and escapes through the cracks in the sidewalk into the minds of the young at heart. This is where Stephen starts making some noise. But what’s he building in there?????? The music at a Stephen Franke concert offers a glimpse of the foundation and the skyline: A place where jazz accepts the varieties of gospel, mariachi, blues/hip-hop and bop; where singing and shouting are welcome. Stephen Franke has left audiences amazed and inspired throughout his years touring with Gnu and the Ragtime Millionaires. In every corner of the Canadian heartland, Stephen Franke reaches out to audiences with his mastery of the guitar, his expressive convictions and illustrative charm. From the dance hall to the concert hall, these four technicians have been turning heads by setting a new standard for song-writing and instrumental fusion. If listening is your pleasure, Noises from the Toolshed can deliver the shiver. This groove theory is coming to deliver…move your mind to the sound, shake ‘em on down, or stamp your feet on the ground…It really doesn’t matter.
Stephen Franke: Guitarist, Singer
Chris Van Sickle: 88 keys and Hammond Organ Dan Mock: Bass
Brent Norman: Drums
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Current Lineup

Chris Van SicklePiano / Voice2003-present

Past Members

Ryland HaggisBass2004-2005
Status: Unknown
- Last confirmed Apr. 6, 2007