Event Archive:

"A Night of Music in Mike’s Honour" (Hotel Lobbyists benefit): The Smokes, The...

Thu. October 16th 2008 Pub 340 Vancouver BC $10

Event Navigation

Presenters (0)
Ticket Outlets (0)
Other Dates (0)
Articles (0)
Video (0)
Photos (0)

Event Info

"A Night of Music in Mike’s Honour" (Hotel Lobbyists benefit): The Smokes, Thee Manipulators, The Stumblers Inn, No Horses, Shiloh Lindsey, Earlstown Winter, Babe Gurr, Cadaver Dogs

Musicians mourn Mike Gurr By Adrian Mack It’s been a very sad week for the...
Event can be attended in person In-Person Event
Thu. October 16th 2008 Pub 340 (No Minors)


The Smokes
Indie Folk Rock/black metal from Vancouver BC
since circa 2004
Thee Manipulators
NW Karrage/R'n'B from Vancouver BC
since circa 2006
The Stumblers Inn
psycadellic classic rock from Vancouver BC
No Horses
Northern Rock from Vancouver BC
since circa 2007
Shiloh Lindsey
Alt-Country from Vancouver BC
Available for Shows/Gigs
Earlstown Winter
Alternative Country Rock from Vancouver BC
Babe Gurr
blend roots, pop, blues from Vancouver BC
Available for Shows/Gigs
Cadaver Dogs
Swamp Thing from Vancouver BC
On Hiatus

Event Description

Musicians mourn Mike Gurr
By Adrian Mack

It’s been a very sad week for the local music community, with word getting around of the death of Hotel Lobbyists drummer Mike Gurr.

The Vancouver band was on its way from Winnipeg to Calgary, driving along the Trans-Canada Highway east of Brandon, Manitoba, when its van flipped in the early hours of September 25. Gurr, who was 26 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Lobbyists’ guitarist-vocalist James Wood is in a medically induced coma and remains in critical condition in a Winnipeg hospital with a crushed pelvis, spinal injuries, punctured lungs, and lacerations to one of his kidneys and his liver. Doctors performed emergency surgery on Saturday to relieve pressure on his brain.

The two other Lobbyists, bassist Jordie Dammet and guitarist Jordan Isaacs, along with the driver of the van, escaped from the accident with minor injuries.

“We’re all heartbroken over the loss of Mike, and we’re focusing our positive vibes on James,” Ryan Hoben of local band the Smokes told the Straight, adding: “It still hasn’t sunk in. I can’t believe it. It’s not even real, man.”

Hoben is organizing a benefit show at Pub 340 for October 16, which will feature the Smokes, the Stumbler’s Inn, No Horses, Thee Manipulators, and Shiloh Lindsay.

“There’s a Facebook group set up, called A Night of Music in Mike’s Honour,” Hoben said. “And all the proceeds go to helping Mike’s family with funeral costs, and helping James’s family, and James as well. He was broke when he left, so he can come back and have something.”



Pub 340
340 Cambie Street
Restaurant / Cafe / Pub
Open / Operational

Other Events

Search the Directory / Archive

List an Event in the Calendar

List a Physical Single Date or Recurring Event

For physical events that happen at a specific time. For example a concert, or dance performance. If there are multiple shows, you can still duplicate your event to cover them all.

List an Online Livestream Event

For online / livestream events. This will allow you to include a livestream url and have it featured in our livestream listings.

Submit a Profile to the Directory

List a Music Band / Ensemble

(Band / Choir / Orchestra etc.)

List an Individual Musician

(Guitarist, Singer, DJ etc)

List a Music Resource

Venues, Event Promoters, Support Services etc.

News + Media

Add / Link a Video

Add a video, which will be linked to profiles, and appear in the video feed

Add / Link an Article

Add, or link to an article about content in the directory.

Log In to Your Account