Saturday, June 12, 2010

Idlers Rock Gibsons Jazz Fest

Gibsons Landing Jazz Weekend
Final Night Sensational Hit!
Duane Burnett

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15th Annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival week grand finale night featured THE IDLERS - straight from Newfoundland via a million gigs on their cross Canada Tour. The band blew the roof off the Roberts Creek Hall with their foot moving skank and polit-reggae-ska-rock, eliciting shrieks of joy from the sold out crowd who danced their butts off!

Meanwhile, back in Gibsons Landing, the CREEK BIG BAND packed a full house at The Club overlooking the beautiful harbour marina. The Creek Big Band is made up of unpaid volunteer musicians who contribute their time and talent for the benefit of Sunshine Coast music students and audiences. The money earned from their paid performances goes toward scholarships for Sunshine Coast students going on to further music studies, and toward miscellaneous band expenses.

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THE IDLERS, from Newfoundland are on a cross Canada Tour. From their seaside hometown of St. John's, Idlers have been loading and unloading the great green pickle-van to bring their foot moving skank and polit-reggae-ska-rock to cities and towns from coast to coast and everywhere in between. With anything from a 7-piece onslaught of sound to a squat and groovy 11, Idlers conscious sound has earned the group fantastic reviews for their 2007 release Corner and their latest release, Keep Out. They definitely WOWED the packed crowd at the Roberts Creek Hall!

Members include Mark Wilson - vocals/trumpet, Pahl Schiralli-Earle - guitar, Craig Millett - guitar, Erin Best - vocals, Luke Power - keys, Chris Power - drums, Aneirin Thomas - bass, John Duff - trombone, Susan Evon - alto sax, Chris Harnett - tenor sax, Curtis Andrews - percussion.

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Both bands provided a fantastic steamy climax to a week of amazing talented performers at dozens of local venues amidst a beautiful hot sunny weekend.

For more information about the Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival and the many terrific events they host throughout the year please visit their website at

It's Always A Good Day on the Sunshine Coast! Duane

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