Tonight Call The Office will host another raucous evening of some of the best folk-rock talent this side of the Thames River!
Harlan Pepper will be headlining an evening of whooping and hollering that will be sure get your feet stomping and your hands clapping.
They will be joined by one of the most well-traveled and talked about band out of Winnipeg, The Crooked Brothers. The Crooked Brothers are a three piece roots group with a sound that has a touch of Tom Waits and a whole lot of old fashioned grit!
Graham Nicholas will be making his triumphant return to London Ontario and he's bringing some new friends with him from the big city. he will joined by his new band The Humber Valley River Band! Make 'em all feel welcome and show off some of that legendary Forest City Hospitality.
Info: Doors at 9, show at 10. Cover will be $7
Harlan Pepper: http://www.harlanpepper.com/
Formed in 2008, Harlan Pepper are four young men from Hamilton playing music with an old soul. Channeling the ghosts of long-gone AM car radios and haunting the dusty aisles of small town vinyl record bins, Jimmy Hayes (guitar, pedal steel, harmonica), Dan Edmonds (banjo, keys, vocals), Thompson Wilson (bass, vocals), and Marlon Nicolle (drums, vocals) are barely out of high school.
Already an accomplished live band Harlan Pepper has shared the stage with the likes of the Sadies, Born Ruffians, Two Hours Traffic, Lee Harvey Osmond, Huron, the Arkells, and Feist. With the AM radio crackling out a distant signal and a stack of instruments older than all of them in the back of the van, the band will be touring all through 2011 in support of their debut album, Young And Old.
Crooked Brothers: http://crookedbrothers.com/index.php
Their blend of timeless country classic sounds, back porch blues and stomping scrap yard funk has gained the attention of many folk festival and roots music fans both live and on their carefully crafted albums. As with Deathbed Pillowtalk (2009), their sophomore release Lawrence, Where's Your Knife? (2011) was self-produced and recorded in a small cabin over a cold Manitoban winter. From the very first track on Lawrence, the Brothers are quick to let us know this is not going to be just another folk album.
Graham Nicholas: http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Graham-Nicholas (finalist for CHRW's Album of The Year Award)
With his debut CD Bury Me Beneath The Dance Floor, Graham Nicholas has quickly become a permanent fixture on the folk scene of Ontario. For Nicholas' CD release show, The London Music Club opened its doors and welcomed him to its main stage, where he played an energetic show to a sold out room. He has had the opportunity to play with some of Canada’s greatest travelling talents. Graham Nicholas has shared the stage with the likes of Del Barber (Juno Nominee), Harlan Pepper, The Wooden Sky, Daniel Romano and The Crooked Brothers.
Graham Nicholas has created an emotionally resonant world that is inhabited by troubled and love hungry characters; people who are only looking to be understood. The characters of his songs are never alienated for their insecurities, but instead they are respected with the empathetic voice of an honest songwriter.
Come hang out!