I'm super happy to announce that we have a very exciting show lined up this May at the 400-seat Max Cameron Theatre in beautiful Powell River, British Columbia. That's the town I grew up in, and where I received an education in music throughout my childhood that undoubtedly shaped my life. The people there are amazingly supportive of the arts, and many of them have been asking me for years when No Island was going to finally make an appearance. Well, I'm happy to say that for our fans and supporters on the Sunshine Coast, the wait is over! Save the date for An Evening with No Island: Friday, May 31 at 7 pm. I should add that while it's an all ages show, alcoholic beverages will be available as well.
We're planning out an evening that we hope will really showcase all of the music we've created since forming in 2009, even some of the songs we seldom or never get to play in the typical bar/club setting. The set is getting a lot of our attention in the coming weeks and we're really working hard to create a special night. I also have a 7-foot Yamaha C7 grand piano at my disposal (Fun fact: it's the same piano I took lessons as a kid) so I'm rather looking forward to that as well!
Ticket info can be found here on our website: http://www.no-island.com/shows/2013-05-31/
While it's our first time playing in Powell River, we have been there before. Prior to a huge outdoor performance the 2011 Pacific Jamboree in Roberts Creek, we spent a couple of days rehearsing, sightseeing, and cleaning out my parents' refrigerator. The rest of the band was pretty awestruck by the amazing scenery and natural beauty of the place. It's something I grew up with and often take for granted but to see it differently through their eyes that weekend was pretty cool. Two years have passed and while that little seaside city is as beautiful as ever, we have a brewery now (the amazing Townsite Brewing) so there's even more to see this time around! Or even more to do. (I promise I won't tell the band it exists until the day after the show...)