*(please note new time)
in conjunction with the City of Duncan, Municipality of North Cowichan the annual Grande Parade takes place meandering throughout downtown Duncan
please note the route…always a treat as various business and organizations strut their stuff.
with invited marching bands as well
Also…it is this weekend that the DDBIA showcases their events Downtown Duncan Day and One Friday Night
Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes - Roots & Grooves
unfettered alchemy of musical mastery and mischief
when Nico Rhodes was in grade 4, Rick Scott played a concert at his school. When Nico was 23, he arranged Rick’s music for symphony. Now they’re touring to standing ovations as the inter-generational duo of ROOTS & GROOVES, an alchemy of musical mastery and mischief
spiced with humour and loving kindness.
a ‘countrified’ singer / songwriter he spins tales as tall as they come, and the characters are as large as life or larger, a cast of hard-drinking, fast-driving characters who tend to be a shade less hell-bent on self-destruction than they are with keeping their lives between the lines and out of the ditch.
and the musicianship he surrounds himself with will make this a very memorable performance
drawing upon their indigenous connection to place and country to create their signature feel good Australian earth sound, an irresistible blend of influences spanning house, big beat, reggae-dub, Roots, Jazz and world music. A mashup of dance & downtempo electro beats marinated in the mystical spirit of the Dreamtime.
Scott McGill chose the Cowichan Valley over living in Vancouver some years back and we are the benefactors of that decision... a music teacher at Brentwood, he continuously keeps his own chops up by performing solo, as a duo or with his band Groove Social...
with a vocal range that gives one goosebumps…
be prepared to groove
what do you get when you cross 3 amazing saxophonists dressed in wacky clothes, a crazy dancing drummer and a killer upright bass player and have them sing songs about Buses, Roaches and Hockey and spend 1/2 their time playing in the audience? The Shuffle Demons, that's what!!! They were a band that captured the imagination of a generation with their antics and amazing no holds barred playing and stopped traffic on a regular basis.
And now they're back!!