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101-1300 First Avenue
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$12 cover charge
Show starts at 8:30pm Thursday and 9:00pm on Friday.
From the playing the biggest festivals in the world to hangin' in your back yard expect Blackberry Wood to whisk you away to a wild crazy barn dance in the back of the carnival, with carnies and magical circus folk!!! A reputation for high-energy and unbelievably exciting dance shows follows Blackberry Wood every stage they're on. When you spot them they'll be coming down the road looking like a travelling minstrel show, like a bunch of characters dressed up to make ya smile!!!
Playing shows since 2008
Favourite highlights for Blackberry Wood have been:
-Glastonbury Festival UK (one of the biggest festivals in the world) 2009,2010 and 2013
-Playing after Lady Gaga 2009 Glastonbury festival, Club Dada stage
-Playing many other UK festivals as well as Glastonbury Festival in 2010
-Working with the amazing hit-songwriter-turned-producer Steven Drake of “The Odds” on Blackberry Wood’s albums “Travelling Horse Opry” and "Strong Man vs Russian Bears"
-Artist residency in March 2010 at the historical Canadian "Caravan Farm Theatre", working on new music and study of the art of clowning with Kelly MacIntosh Acting Artistic Director of the Caravan Farm Theatre.
-Endless western Canadian festivals shows the summers of 2014, 2015, 2016
-playing our favourite city in the Yukon, Dawson City, 2014, 2015, 2016
-opening for Orquestra Brasileira de Musica Jamaicana at Victoria Ska Festival 2016
-opening for Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars at Victoria Ska Festival 2013
-Playing the best festival in the world, Artswells Festival, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Province
"High-powered acoustic dance music aptly describes the bohemian beat. It's a sound that works in clubs, parties, big festivals -- you name it."
Kevin Potvin, Republic of East Vancouver
"Gave me the impression of a big modern inner-city version of the traditional hoedown in the neighbours barn kind of night. I felt something like what I imagine farmers felt when they hung up their overalls for the week and hustled down to the crossroads for a little long-awaited good ol' jumping around to shake out all the kinks of field work"
Jeanie Keogh, BC Musician Magazine
"Fit to compete with the cast of Moulin Rouge with their zany costumes, Blackberry Wood seems ready to strike up a burlesque hoedown just about anywhere you plunk them down"
Favourite testimonials from Festivals:
Clayton Brander, Director, Sunshine Music Festival
“Blackberry Wood’s energy was as amazing as it was infectious. Their wild costumes, fantastic music, and incredible stage presence got everyone in the audience up and dancing through their set – start to finish. Based on their reputation I expected a lot, and they definitely lived up to it. I couldn’t be more pleased with having booked them.”
Shara Gustafson, Director, Robson Valley Music Festival
" Blackberry Wood' s frantic energy & love of the stage spread a contagious frenzy throughout our Saturday night festival audience! "
Eric Epstein, Artistic Director, Frostbite Music Festival
"When I first chanced upon Blackberry Wood playing at Café Deux Soleils in Vancouver, I felt like I had stumbled onto the Yukon party spirit, kicking it old-time on the west coast. I wanted to bring them to Frostbite at once, and I grabbed my first opportunity to do just that. They exceeded my expectations by existing as their own festival: a traveling band of gypsy-party musicians who bring the spirit of hokum to life with original tunes as well as with some brilliantly chosen, stunningly unexpected covers. Each show is unique. I adore them."
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