The Safety Meetings concert series has two shows coming up next week at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre instead of one show, and neither one of them are on the originally planned Friday evening.
Wednesday, April 15 event co-organizer Brandon Hoffman says they have been lucky to score the band Shred Kelly.
“These guys are great; super high energy, and a really unique sound blending folk rock with synthesizers,” Hoffman says. “This one is going to be a foot stomper.” Opening the night will be PsyKaBaba, spinning some tunes, Hoffman says. Tickets are available at Red Shred’s at a suggested price of $20.
In the same week, Saturday, April 18, Colin Easthope and Tanya Gallagher will be in concert at the centre.
Colin Easthope fills the room with warm harmonic tones and a surprising sincerity, Hoffman says.
His lyrics are a shoulder to lean on for everyone who’s ever had their heart stomped on, or endured a long-distance relationship.
Easthope strives to write music that time will never forget. He has recently moved back to Canada after spending a year teaching in London, England.
Easthope has three releases and has made a name for himself playing festivals such as Tiny Lights, Arts on the Fly, and Vancouver Jazz Fest and has twice participated in the Via Rail Performers On Board program.
Tanya Gallagher was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, and has been quietly making waves along the Gulf Coast with her thoughtful musicality and elegant stage presence. Gallagher recently relocated to Vancouver where she is pursuing her PhD in Landscape Ecology at the University of British Columbia and promoting her new record.
“I should emphasize that we’re really grateful for the folks who choose to pay more than the suggested price,” Hoffman says.
“Especially when bands are driving to town for the performance — it’s nice to be able to put some fuel in their tank.”