Brandon Isaak

Loud band shares the sound of silence

Silver Screen Scoundrels to mix jump blues, comedy, silent film in Errington Hall concert series Jan. 30.

Silent film is going to get awfully noisy when the Silver Screen Scoundrels arrive to perform at Errington Hall Jan. 30.

The scoundrels — a side project of guitarist Brandon Isaak and bassist Keith Picot from the jump blues band The Twisters — put on a unique multimedia show, combining their music with self-produced silent films and comedy. Their act is described as taking the old classic art form of silent movies and thrusting it into the modern age.

Isaak won the 2014 Maple Blues Award for being the Best Acoustic Blues Performer in Canada.  (The Maple Blues Awards are the top honour that a Canadian Blues performer can achieve) He was previously nominated for the same award in 2013.  He plays multiple instruments including guitar, harmonica, kazoo, banjo and foot percussion. Brandon is a great storyteller with a quick wit and keen sense of humour, which is evident in his shows.

Unforgettable is the best way to describe a performance by upright bassist Keith Picot. With a hard-hitting slap style all his own, he can drive a beat like the devil, then equally and effortlessly draw out the sweet tones of a sublime ballad. Also a member of the rockabilly trio Cousin Harley with Paul Pigat, he was nominated for a Maple Blues Award as Canada’s best bass player in 2014 after previously winning the award in 2011.

For a pair of bluesmen, Isaak and Picot are hardly down in the dumps. A Silver Screen Scoundrels show includes plenty of comedy, as the two slip into the roles of their zany alter-egos, Yukon Slim and Red Curtains, or their silent movie personas, the Ford Brothers.

The Silver Screen Scoundrels appear as part of Errington Hall’s 2015-16 concert series. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the show starting at 8. As always, Creekmore Coffee and treats from the kitchen will be available.

Tickets are $15 and are available soon at Errington Store, Cranky Dog Music and Heaven on Earth.

Children under 12 years are $5 at the door; children under 5 years get in free.

— Submitted by Errington Hall

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