Schedule and Performers 2018

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2018 Gali Music Fest Schedule

Biographies below

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THE ASTHMATICS
Rock ‘n Roll, Punk, Folk, and the Blues had a love child, and this wondrous creation found a home in The Asthmatics. Musically, we all stand on someone’s shoulders, so expect stylings from Neil and Janis, Ray Lamontagne, White Stripes to the Turtles. We’re so happy together, and after listening to The Asthmatics, you will be too.

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BRAHMI BENNER

Influenced by the jazz and roots music of Montreal and steeped in blues and bluegrass, Brahmi pairs a tender vocal style with simple ukulele accompaniment.

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JENNY BROOKLIN

Bluesy soulful indie is the best description of Jenny
Brooklin’s music. She is heavily influenced by classic
rock, folk and blues icons – such as Bonnie Raitt,
Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell and Fats Waller.

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ALEX CATONA
Jazz and blues inspired cello improv

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VIRGINIA CROUGH

Keen observer of the unseen. Queen of letting go.

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GARAGE195

Eclectic jazz blues rock country band. Exiled to the garage from the first day of practice. Dirk Ouellette – Lounge blues jazz vocals on a dangerous metaphysical frequency. Shelley Okepnak – Wicked sticks. As Zen as you can get smacking hard objects together. Rorry Dunbar –  grew up feeding on AM radio broadcast in the 70s and 80s. Guitars and vocals. Has the keys to the garage. Jackie Bowers – vocals from  a far different country. Brook Bilney – leading a wicked path through the cracks in the dhamma where the light shines in. Arnie Bell – had a pretty blue bass so we let him join the band if he promised to behave.

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LINSDAY HOOPSTER

Professional circus arts performer, kids’ traveling carnival facilitator, bouncy castle hostess and LED Hoop-dancer Extraordinaire !

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LOST SOULS

Lost Souls plays an eclectic mix of Blues, Country, Pop and original tunes with an exciting rotating cast of other talented musicians sitting in. This island band began 10 years ago as “Good Company” with Thijs Vermeulen, Claudette Bejtovic and Phillip Buller. It has morphed into the current trio of Phillip, Bobby Wolf and Thijs. They are all professional musicians with a long history of performing and writing. Their collaboration is a familiar sound at island events.

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METEORIC

Misery loves company – Join METEORIC for a few heavy hearted songs on an otherwise lovely day.

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SCOTT ‘E. MOIL’ HASTINGS
Scott has always loved singing and playing music since he was a young man. In the late 90s he toured Canada with his Ska Band, The Malchiks, later played with punk and rock bands, an elaborate experimental hip hop performance group, folk music, IDM and has returned to ska with his current band Brehdren. Scott reunites with his favorite Gulf Island to sing and play a special solo performance of originals and cover songs on an array of instruments including ukulele, clarinet and more.

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CHRISTIAN NALLY

Complex times call for simple music. Christian brings a mix of originals and covers, with recent and nostalgic influences. He is part of a new wave of inter-island Gulf Islands music scenesters who are using little boats to bring big heart to our archipelago. Looking to perform or partake at a little island venue? Hit him up for a slow boat ride there and back. It’ll be about the journey as much as it is about the destination.

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PIRATE JENNY

A Galiano grown dance band. Congas, beatbox, kit drums, accordion, keyboard, guitar/bass and soulful vocals that will make you shake your booty, mates!

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ROBERTSON-BROWN FAMILY BAND

A fiddler and a horn player walked into an Irish bar …

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THE STIRLINGS:

Introducing a young up and coming vocalist and beatboxer, Wyn Stirling, accompanied by beatboxer Genny Stirling.

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THE SUBTRADES

a local Galiano rock band,who have been jamming recreationally for 5 years. Founding member Greg Gammon (guitar and vocals) writes all of the band’s tunes. The rest of the Subtrades are Nikki Spooner (accordion, keyboard, vocals), Cliff Miller (bass, vocals) and Frank Moyle (drums, harmonica, vocals, crowd noises and fun). We believe if you’re not making mistakes your not trying hard enough. We have an original sound of local original music – CD’s available.

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