Enablers promise lively night

Shady Rest Pub will be rocking in Qualicum Beach this weekend

Local band The ENABLERS will rock the Shady Pub in Qualicum Beach Saturday night.

The ENABLERS will be bringing their blues rock and reggae to the Shady Pub in Qualicum Beach May 19.

The four-piece dance cover band with members from District 69, has been around for a few years in different guises, playing their brand of covers in and about the mid-Island area.

The local band consists of Wes Weldon on guitars and vocals, Stuart Parenteau on bass and vocals, Colin Perry on sax, keyboard, flute and vocals and Mark Bain on drums and vocals.

Combined, the band has over one hundred years of music experience. Individually they have all played in numerous bands in the area including; Madhatter, Rubber Soul, Naked Volleyball and Double”R”Barr, to name a few.

Weldon said it’s their first time playing at the Shady and the crowd can expect a lively night of music.

The ENABLERS play all types of music, including rock, blues, reggae, country, southern rock, blues rock, funk, disco and more.

Weldon, who grew up in Coombs, said they put their own twist on the songs and their set is guaranteed to fill the dance floor.

“We play something for everybody,” he said.

The band’s influences include everything from AC/DC to ZZ Top, and their mantra is: to enable people to have a good time and to play every gig like it’s their last.

Some of their covers include Bob Marley’s Stir it Up, High School Confidential by Rough Trade, Play That Funky Music White Boy by Wild Cherry and Why’d You Lie by Colin James.

The live music at the Shady Rest Pub in Qualicum Beach, starts at 7 p.m.


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