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Event Archive - Songs of Peace and Joy:A BIG MACHINE Christmas Advent: Oliver Swain's BIG MACHINE, adam dobres, Danuel Tate, Matthew Pease

Sun. December 7th 2014 - Sun. December 7th 2014 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
8pm - 1030 doors at 6pm
Looking for Something Different this Holiday Season?
Want to hear new Holiday music that will bring you back to the Spirit of this special time of year?

Songs of Peace and Joy: A Holiday Advent at Hermann's with Oliver Swain's BIG MACHINE
Call Hermann's for Reservations (250) 388-9166

Featuring Adam Dobres, Danuel Tate, Matthew Peace and Special Guests
Come Enjoy an Evening of New Works and 100% Santa and Sleigh Bell Free Holiday Music never before heard in Victoria

Oliver Swain has been collecting traditional Christmas and Holiday Spirituals for a special presentation along with new original works to be performed at Hermann's Jazz Club December 7th. 'As a Folklorist I'm constantly researching overlooked corners of our heritage. A few years ago I happened upon a few collections of holiday music that were shockingly bluesy and rhythmically complex while being more serious about the spiritual opportunities afforded us at this time of year within the story of the birth of Jesus'. This show is a Santa and sleigh bell free performance and will feature many of Victoria's top Roots and Jazz musicians at Victoria's only Cabaret Night Club, Hermann's. These songs are primarily of African-American origin and focus on elements of the story of the birth of Christ such as the poverty Jesus was born into and the fact that his family was along way from home. To an person of African decent in America these elements must have been particularly evocative and in many ways form the basis of the universality of the story of Christ. And they are unbelievably groovy tunes. Along with the Christmas Spirituals Oliver will be presenting new material to be recorded this winter with co-producer Adrian Dolan starting this December.


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Oliver Swain's BIG MACHINE (Folk-Noir, Americana)

Oliver Swain, a Juno and WCMA nominated Americana and Folk-Noir musician from Victoria BC spent a dozen years in some of North Americas most loved roots bands(Outlaw Social, The Duhks, The Bills) before releasing 'In a BIG MACHINE' in 2011 to rave reviews “Oliver Swain's brilliant vocals and genre-agnostic style make 'In a BIG MACHINE' one of the... more info

adam dobres (Folk, roots, celtic, bluegrass, old time, country)

Canadian born Adam Dobres is a natural born guitarist with a sensitive ability to embody any style of music. His love of the guitar began at 12 years of age, when his father brought home a guitar from the local thrift shop. Adam took to the guitar like a duck to water. Although he is classically trained, Adam thrives in exploring any style of music... more info

Danuel Tate (Jazz/fusion keyboards)

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