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Event Archive - *EARLY SHOW: Warbuck, Woodsmen, Chris Ho

Sat. October 6th 2012 Lucky Bar (No Minors)
8:00pm - 2:00am
Tickets at: Ditch Records & Cds, Lyles Place,
Presented by: Surge Ahead

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Music: Pop/Rock/Indie
EARLY SHOW** 8pm Doors

Tickets at: Lyle's Place, Ditch Records and online -

Chris Ho:

Before picking up the guitar, the highlight of Chris Ho’s musical career was making recordings of himself singing along to Elton John and sending it to his friends as a joke. Other than that, the only other high point was his reluctant participation in band, playing his mom’s old clarinet. Needless to say, very few were anticipating that he would make songwriting such an essential part of his life.

During the reclusive years of high school and university, Chris spent much of his time writing and recording, and would occasionally invite a friend to either check it out or help him draw an album cover. Super casual. But nonetheless, a faithful fan base, with signed copies of his quirky homemade albums, began to emerge. After playing a few shows around Victoria and noticing this, he finally decided to come out from under the rock he'd been living under for the past few years.


Warbuck is a collective of five souls with little more than time to live and heart to give… Let’s Flash back to the summer in the year of Our Lord, twenty-eleven; the group got it’s feet half off the ground with a few songs and a couple humans that would form its heart… However(!) there would be no smooth intro here folks… Skip forward to late-autumn of that same year and after line-up negotiations, identity crises, song drops, name changes, and intense familiarizing within themselves, the group began writing what would come to reflect a most personal incarnation of Regional Mexican Folk Balladry. The collective end the year of their naissance under the name “Tio Borracho,” fail to hold up their end of a Latin-American showcase and momentarily disband after what can only be described as an intensely human Cowichan Lake sit in. After a short hiatus, the kids emerge in twenty twelve with a new set and style, poised to make their mark. Warbuck's’ sound hovers between alt. rock reminiscent of 1996 with an inclination towards soul and pop and rarely strays far from the emotionally charged. Stay tuned for dates, recordings and erotic tweets from your favorite Mariachi turned Indie darlings… At the very least you are liable to wind up with some naked Polaroids of the drummer on your hard drive. Namaste,

In the days of yore, there was a legendary trifecta of mythic propensity for glory, wealth, strength, knowledge, and wisdom: a golden bard, clownin' minstrel, and nondescript troubadour who came from yon valleys over there. They died, and Woodsmen was born eventually. And they were never the same again. Or before, during, or even JUST before.


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Warbuck (Alt/Indie Rock)

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Warbuck was a band that based out of Victoria, BC. more info

Woodsmen (Alternative)

Woodsmen is a young 6-piece Victoria-based alternative rock band who's members have come together from Vancouver, Saskatchewan, Shawnigan, and Hawaii. After forming in September 2011, the band has steadily been picking up speed. Since ringing in the new year, they've already been interviewed on CFUV, as well as featured in the Victoria lifestyl... more info

Chris Ho (Acoustic/Folk/Indie)

Ranging from soulful folk ballads to bright happy-go-lucky melodies, Chris Ho achieves a balance between lyrical introspection and melodic accessibility. Since first picking up the guitar at fifteen years old, Chris has been writing prolifically. Many of his old albums were haphazardly recorded using either an old 4-track tape recorder in his room,... more info