Check out the line-up below for WVBF 2019 …
Heather Paul has lived in Whistler for the past 21 years, intending to stay only for one season. She soon fell in love with snow, summer, and sipping on patios. She day jobs as an economic development analyst, but is better known as a local MC, playwright and actress in Whistler’s Short Skirt Theatre Company. Beer is in Heather’s family blood, and when not in Whistler she can be often found washing glasses in exchange for free cases at Dave Paul’s Qualicum Beach nano-craft brewery, Loveshack Libations. In 2017 Heather was the recipient of Whistler’s ‘Citizen of the Year’. She is pretty sure the absence of Facebook and social media during her first few years in this community really nailed her qualifications for the humbling honour. In 2018 Heather was named one of Mountain Life Magazine’s Top 5 Women Leaving a Lasting Imprint on Mountain Culture. She has a kid, a husband and a bank account for vacations.
September 14, 2019
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Since releasing their debut self-titled EP in August 2017, Lucky Monkey has won over rock fans of all eras across Western Canada with their hybrid rock sound including three performances at Rogers Arena for the Vancouver Canucks and winning “Battle of the Bands” at Grizfest 2018, which granted the guys a spot sharing the stage with Monstertruck, the Lazy’s, Harlequin, and Bret Michaels. With a perfect blend of soaring melodic vocals, hard blues, inspired riffs, funk derived bass lines, and a heavy, groove locked rhythm, Lucky Monkey is poised to take Canada by storm.
Small Town Artillery
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Small Town Artillery are from Kaslo, BC – population 1000. Their mission is creating funk-influenced, melodic and heartfelt, riff-driven rock & roll. This is a DIY band that puts together an unforgettable live concert. Frontman Tom van Deursen cannot contain his excitement as he leaps on to the stage, ruby-red telecaster slung gregariously across his chest. Drummer & brother Derek van Deursen owns the throne behind the drums and provides the group with their foundation. Bassist Carson Webber is a consummate professional and incredible story teller – the perfect glue for the brothers. The band always tours with a full horn section. Always.
Old Soul Rebel
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Bold. Upbeat. Immense and Soulful is the cutting edge sound which is Old Soul Rebel. A powerhouse duo, coloured by brass and driven by drums, puts a brand new shine on soul and rock n roll. Formed in Vancouver BC in late 2015 by a like-minded need to sing stories of their past, core members, Chelsea D.E. Johnson and Lola Whyte started to swap songs. A repertoire inspired by their Native and African American upbringings, Old Soul Rebel vividly recites the honest experiences of human life. With only a 7 song demo under their belts, OSR has managed to grace many stages and festivals across Canada and throughout BC. They have been interviewed and aired over radio waves as well as featured on various television segments.
September 15, 2019
Live in the House
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Based in the Sea to Sky of British Columbia, Live in the House is back with DJ Smoothie and Drew Crome blending up multiple elements of House and Funk combined with a backbeat of Live Percussion, Cowbell and Saxophone.
Blame The Weekend
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Blame the Weekend is a power house 5-piece act out of Whistler BC, featuring long-time sea to sky musicians Rachel Lewis (Vocals/Keys), Matt King (Vocals/Guitar), Gary Yoshida (Vocals/Guitar), Rajan Das (Bass), and Jason Chaulk (Vocals/Percussion).
Jamming out some of the biggest tunes in rock and popular music , the band’s depth and high-energy live show have been packing dance floors throughout BC since 2014. BTW’s repertoire covers a diverse mix of artists from Guns N’ Roses to Bruno Mars, AC/DC to No Doubt…. and everything awesome in-between. In short, Blame the Weekend is all about full-throttle high-volume rock n’ roll goodness… live from Whistler BC!
3:30 – 4:45 PM
Forming in Whistler, Canada back in 2013, Red Chair is a Rock staple of the mountain town! RED CHAIR is a 4-piece band composing of Adam G Wilson (Lead Vocals), Cam Hyde (Lead Guitar), Derek “HD” Stembridge (Lead Bass), and Frankie G (Lead Drums). They cover all the best rock music from the greatest bands. Period.