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THE LINEUP

Originating from Vancouver’s North Shore, septet She Stole My Beer, has been playing live shows for over 20 years. From sold out shows in Whistler, to a sprinkling of gigs each year throughout the lower Mainland, She Stole My Beer never puts the same show on twice. Though they are tough to put a label on, their repertoire features a mix of covers and originals with influences from Lynard Skynard, Neil Young, and John Prine.  Now that they are all grown up and with real jobs, they describe their rare gigs as “an opportunity for some old friends to get together and provide an escape for their fans in the process, which provides for a truly organic musical experience.”

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The powerhouse duo, Old Soul Rebel, will wow audiences with their bold, upbeat, immense and soulful cutting edge sound. Described as one of “11 best new bands” by CBC Radio Canada, and recently featured on CTV’s The Launch, Old Soul Rebel puts a brand new shine on soul and rock n’ roll. Since forming in late 2015 in Vancouver, they have graced many stages and festivals across Canada and throughout BC, and they are returning to grace their “backyard” on June 29th.

Kicking off Backyard Aprés will be Dakota Pearl, one of British Columbia’s up and coming outlaw/alt country brand. Since winning a contest to play Pemberton Music Festival in 2014 they have gone on to play numerous events and festivals, including Rockin’ River Music Festival, Kootenay Country Music Festival, World Ski & Snowboard Festival, and the Music City Center in Nashville just to name a few. Their most recent album “Big Mountain Music” was released in the spring of 2017 and earned them a nomination for album/EP of the year by the BC Country Music Association. This band is raw and passionate, and will mix in some covers and originals that will be sure to get people dancing.

Kicking off Backyard Aprés will be Dakota Pearl, one of British Columbia’s up and coming outlaw/alt country brand. Since winning a contest to play Pemberton Music Festival in 2014 they have gone on to play numerous events and festivals, including Rockin’ River Music Festival, Kootenay Country Music Festival, World Ski & Snowboard Festival, and the Music City Center in Nashville just to name a few. Their most recent album “Big Mountain Music” was released in the spring of 2017 and earned them a nomination for album/EP of the year by the BC Country Music Association. This band is raw and passionate, and will mix in some covers and originals that will be sure to get people dancing.

Voted Whistler's Favourite DJ for the past 3 years by The Pique Magazine readers.

 

Plays on turntables and has a special love for 7" 45rpm records.

 

Open format DJ who loves to play funk.soul.rock.reggae.surf.jazz.gogo.blues.boogie.newwave.disco.lounge.psych.garage.big bands. breaks.house.electronic.etc...

Loves Beer 

Platinum-selling Canadian blues, reggae rock band, Big Sugar will wrap up aprés with a show that will be nothing short of magical.  Since their inception in the late 80’s Big Sugar, with Gordie Johnson at the helm, have released numerous Gold and Platinum-selling albums along with multiple chart-topping singles including “Diggin’ A Hole” and “Turn the Lights On.” Having earned a Road Gold Award for continuing to sell out concerts to this day, Big Sugar, is a band that you need to experience.

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Feet was raised in the Northern BC wilderness without electricity and his first friend was a rooster named Houdini. At age 12 his family moved to Whistler to live the dream. Hiking, skiing, rock climbing, and ocean canoe trips proved to be the highlights of his high school years and after graduating from the University of Victoria, Feet returned home to the mountains where he co-directed and produced the seminal Canadian ski film Parental Advisory Vol 1. Feet also makes short horror films for fun, hosts many Whistler events, writes a weekly movie column, freelances for numerous top outdoor mags, and has been the editor of Mountain Life– Coast Mountains since it’s inception in 2006. He lives in Squamish and rides a BMX with a fake plastic gas tank on it.