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Event Archive - CD Release Concert: Jon and Roy, Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

Sat. March 8th 2008 Capital Ballroom (formerly Sugar) (No Minors)
10pm - 1am doors at 9pm
$12 Advance / $15 Door
Tickets at: Lyle's Place (Cash Only, 770 Yates St.) 250-382-8422, High Tide Entertainment
Jon & Roy's CD Release Concert
w/ guests The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Sugar Nightclub, 858 Yates St., Victoria
Doors 9pm - Showtime 10pm
Tickets: $12 Advance / $15 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place 770 Yates St. 250-382-8422 or online at

Jon & Roy Bio

Jon & Roy are:

Jon Middleton - Guitar, Vocals, Harp
Roy Vizer - Percussion
Dougal Bain Maclean - Mandolin and Violin

Based out of Victoria, B.C., Canada, Jon Middleton has been playin’ ‘round the Canadian West Coast for over 5 years now. His style blends his favourite musical loves into an acoustic mix of folk/reggae/hip-hop and whatever else he finds appealing. The music is chilled out yet thought provoking as lyrics range from light-hearted to emotion-filled. For the past 3 years, Jon has been involved in a project with friend Roy Vizer. Last year they recorded an album entitled ‘Sittin’ Back’, a collection of 13 songs written over the past 2 years or so. As the name implies, ‘Sittin Back’ is a chilled out album full of reggae grooves, latin percussion, and acoustic guitar. However, with all its eclectic attributes it retains an easy accessibility.

After a year of promoting ‘Sittin’ Back’ locally, Jon is now in the process of spreading his music beyond the borders of B.C. A new album, ‘After a Trip’ has just been recorded and will be released in the Spring. Touring around Western Canada and the Western U.S. is also in the works for Spring/Summer of 2006.

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra Bio

The Tequila Mocking Bird Orchestra is an acoustic sound explosion that was born in indie scene of Victoria B.C in September of 2006. The band is comprised of El Mapache (accordion, vocals), Patrick "the future" M'Gonigle (violin, vocals), Kurt "Food Stamp" Loewen (guitar, vocals) Pão Cortez (djembe, vocals) and Pete "el lobo" Mynett (stand up bass). The band is an eclectic mix of ska, reggae, latin rhythms, russian folk songs and hip hop all done acoustically.


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Jon and Roy (folk, roots, acoustic, reggae)

Jon and Roy went searching for something intangible on their fourth recording, Let it Go. Suffice it to say, they found it. Freedom — from artistic constraints, from audience expectations — became a recurring theme for the duo during the creation of Let it Go. If there was one rule for longtime friends and collaborators Jon Middleton (gui... more info
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Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra (Indie-Folk-Gypsy-Roots)

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By stumbling through a strange place, by bumping up against and buoying each other, The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra has found home. Though drawing on flamenco flourishes learned in Spain, on African percussion, on bluegrass and other roots music from across the Americas, TMO has cycled through far-flung influences and youthful forays into sou... more info
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