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The house will be jumpin’

Victoria quartet West my Friend will be performing a house concert in Qualicum Beach on Saturday, March 29. - PHOTO COURTESY WEST MY FRIEND WEBSITE
Victoria quartet West my Friend will be performing a house concert in Qualicum Beach on Saturday, March 29.
— image credit: PHOTO COURTESY WEST MY FRIEND WEBSITE

LISSA ALEXANDER

reporter@pqbnews.com

An indie roots band from Victoria that has been hailed for its innovative and adventurous approach to music is performing a house concert in Qualicum Beach this weekend.

West my Friend is a quartet of classically trained musicians whose music has been described as chamber folk, indie-pop and Canadian roots.

The group released its first full length album “Place” in 2011 which garnered multiple award nominations including Roots album of the Year at the Vancouver Island Music Awards.

The group’s second album “When the Ink Dries” was recently released and involved collaborations with Grammy award-winning producer Joby Baker (Alex Cuba, Cowboy Junkies) and Juno-Award winner David Travers-Smith (The Wailin’ Jennys, Oh Susannah).

The house concert will take place at the Beaton’s home in Qualicum Beach on March 29. Tickets are $20 and funds will go directly to the band. Guests can bring their own beverages and snacks to share. Doors open at 7 and the show begins at 7:30.

Contact Joyce or John Beaton for tickets or more information at 250-752-1162 or beatonqualicum@gmail.com.

 

For music samples and more from West my Friend visit www.westmyfriend.com.

 

 

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