The Midnight Lions and Randon Dander offer classic rock style tunes at the Crown and Anchor Roadhouse Pub in Qualicum Bay Aug 27. From left to right

Rock band sticks to classic roots

They only play original songs, no covers in Qualicum Bay

CARLI BERRY

It’s classic rock, but it’s not Led Zepplin, or Pink Floyd. Coming to the Crown and Anchor Roadhouse Pub Aug. 27 are the Midnight Lions, a classic rock band hailing from Abbostford.

Pianist/vocalist Alison May said she enjoys playing classic rock because “it’s different (from) what’s being played on the radio.”

The Midnight Lions play a variety of vocal harmonies, she said, along with folk rock. They only play original songs however, no covers.

May said her life has always involved music. Her family has always been musical, her dad and grandmother both played piano and it made her want to start playing at 13.

In high school, she said, she played with bass players and guitar players instead of sticking to the main music classes.

Her influences include Zepplin and Floyd and she also looks up to singer Jackie Lee of Random Dander who will be performing alongside them Aug. 27.

The band consists of May, Brandon Clark on bass, Conor Barclay on drums and Simon Menard on guitar. All four members sing and they have only been together for a year and a half, May said.

Qualicum Bay will be the last stop on a mini Vancouver Island tour.

She said it’s their first time on the Island and they are also performing in Ucluelet and Duncan. They plan to release an album in 2016. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. in Qualicum Bay.

 

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