Sat Aug 16, 1:30 PM Boogie Bar-N Workshop, ‘Coast to Coast…’
Sat Aug 16, 3:20 PM Family Stage Workshop, ‘Repercussions’ (Will Watson)
Sun Aug 17, 2:15 PM Boogie Bar-N
Good For Grapes formed in September of 2010, after a group of friends took a trip to Victoria, BC for some modest busking. Since the moment they stepped onto the ferry, they were an attraction. Drawing unexpected crowds, naturally this young and aspiring band took form. The original and talented six-piece group embodies an array of harmonizing voices and instruments. Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, this this indie-folk act has been gaining momentum ever since. Their live stage performance has evolved into an incredibly active, foot stomping set fuelled with fire.
The band has come a long way since entering their very first Battle of the Bands (Rogers urMusic Battle of the Bands), when they surprised the community by winning the Vancouver vote before going on to win the National vote by a landslide. Soon after, they entered Supernova’s “Band on the Run to the UK” competition and after drawing huge crowds to the multiple shows, they won the qualifying round, city finals, and ultimately another National vote. In 2013 the band made the finalist round of Vancouver’s highly coveted 102.7 The Peak FM ‘Peak Performance Project’. The initiative has been instrumental in jump-starting the careers of many talented BC based artists like Said the Whale, We Are The City, and Acres Of Lions.
With the digital release of their new album Man on the Page in 2013, the band’s future is bright. This is the group’s first release since signing with Toronto-based label, Pheromone Recordings Produced by Colin Stewart (Yukon Blonde, Dan Mangan), the band recorded Man on the Page at Hive Studios in Vancouver. The record is a proper reflection of their energetic stage presence, bursting rhythms and tight harmonies.
Since, the young band (just out of high school) has been playing an array of shows and has captured the attention of the Canadian music industry. The band’s humble beginnings of supporting charities and foundations allowed their unique sound to be welcomed by a variety of venues and audiences. Through this, they have gained a loyal fan base, which continues to grow at every turn.