Plus support from the Lakeland Fiddlers and Charlie Galloway
From the beautiful West Coast of Canada comes this extraordinary quintet, renowned among fans of all ages for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, evocative songwriting, and a refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorisation.
Strings, bellows, keys, voices, skin and bows – these are the vehicles for the Bills’ unique sonic approach. With individual band members sporting world-class credentials in folk/roots, jazz, classical and world music, The Bills truly are a Canadian acoustic music supergroup.
Their latest release, Yes Please, features some of The Bills’ finest songwriting to date. The previous two albums, Let Em Run and All Day Every Day, each garnered JUNO nominations and various awards for outstanding roots recording.
A Bills live show is a legendary experience. Since forming in 1996, the band has delighted theatre and festival audiences from Copenhagen to California, thrilling fans with their breathtaking musical explorations and their unscripted onstage wit and charm. In 2006 the band was voted Western Canadian Entertainer of the Year, edging the likes of nominees Michael Buble and Jann Arden.
Whether spinning on your recorded playlist, entertaining an intimate theatre audience or rocking a festival crowd of 10,000, these five gifted multi-instrumentalists are masters at somehow leaving listeners breathless and revitalised all at once.
Praise for The Bills
"Their sound is panoramic, mischievious, fiercely unpretentious – and musically splendid” – Boston Globe"With an infectious energy level, clever tunes, fine musicianship, and tight three-part harmonies, the music on Yes Please epitomises modern roots music” – Audiophile.com
Find out more about The Bills at their website
You can buy tickets in advance online or over the phone for the reduced rate of £10 (£6 concessions). Online tickets will add administration fees charged by the website and tickets bought over the phone will add a 50p charge per transaction. On the night of the gig, tickets will cost £12 (£8 concessions)