Mar 22, 2013 / 7:00 pm
They are a self-managed, hard working group, and one that is becoming known throughout Europe as the vanguard of a Swedish Invasion. I’ve written about these lads before, and have become good friends with their Lead Vocalist. They are ‘Bai Bang’…a hard rocking no nonsense band of musicians that possess the age-old work ethic that will guarantee them success. In numerous conversations with Diddi, the group’s Lead Vocalist, I’ve had the opportunity to track the development of their next album. “All Around The World” which will be unleashed in April, and you guessed it, with a worldwide deal from AOR Records! Between this and their last release of 2011, “Bai Bang” have made inroads all across the globe , with incessant touring. They have garnered legions of fans from Egypt to London! In 2013, North America is within their sights. So, don’t be surprised to see them touch down in Kelowna sometime this year!
Not just ‘Bai Bang’, but “The Poodles”, four unruly dogs from the same grand country of Sweden will be making their mark on North America! Don’t be misled by their name, this quartet Rocks with the best of them! A number one album in their home country; “Performocracy” in 2011 further inspired these lads to do it up right! Frontiers Records are about to release their eagerly awaited follow-up…”Tour de Force”! The album will hit North American record stores in the latter part of May. As we know, the World Championships of Hockey will be held in Stockholm and the Swedish team’s official theme song will be performed by this very group!
Last week I wrote a little on ‘Whitesnake’. I mentioned that the present line-up was a stripped down affair. More Rock than Pomp…here is a video that showcases the way this groups performs now! Nothing but great Singing and Playing—a fantastic concert to attend, and 2013 will see the group hit more stages in North America!
Under The Lights
Upcoming Club/Concert Highlights:
97th Street Pub: Moni Funk & the Groove Machine: March 29th & 30th
The Blue Gator: Jimmy LeGuilloux Band: March 22nd & 23rd Papa Dawg: March 27th
The Streaming Café: Coalmont: March 23rd The Mighty River: March 30th
South Okanagan Events Centre: Motley Crue: April 20th Alan Jackson: August 3rd
Kelowna Community Theatre: Natalie MacMaster: April 7th Randy Bachman: April 20th
Prospera Place: Sting: May 30th
Vernon: Funtastic---Honeymoon Suite: June 28th Sweet: June 29th Julian Austin Aaron Pritchett: June 30th
Summer Stomp ’13 (Sicamous)---Headpins July 20th
Dancin’ Barefoot Music Festival- Peachland : Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd: July 20th
Peach Festival Penticton: Honeymoon Suite: August 8th
Notes & News: Mark April 11th on your calendar, and plan a trip to Vancouver to see The Flu! These Kelowna Sons will be performing at the legendary Roxy as part of The Fox Indie Night! Get your tickets online here. The Flu will appear with ‘One Bad Son’ and ‘Columbia’…and the lads are Headlining!!
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Read more Under the Lights articles
- Black Star Rising (Part Deux) May 10
- Black Star Rising (pt.1) May 3
- One Hit Wonders A Go! Apr 26
- Spring Flu Apr 19
- The Wonderful World Of Music Apr 13
- Spring Renewal Apr 8
- A New S.U.N. Is Rising Mar 29
- A Swedish Invasion? Mar 22
- Blues Rules Mar 15
- Swedish Hardcore Mar 8
- Reloaded/Revitalised Mar 1
- Second coming, of sorts Feb 22
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