Tuesday, August 21, 2012
WEST COAST'S SABRINA WEEKS & SWING CAT BOUNCE TO TOUR ONTARIO
And their "Bouncing the Boogie Blues" Tour hits Ontario
It’s going to be a bouncing good time when recent Maple Blues Award recipient’s Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce roll into Ontario for their eastern Canadian Bouncing the Boogie Blues Tour. The band has been named the best new blues act in Canada for 2012 after winning the prestigious title of best new artist / group at the 2012 Maple Blues Awards.
The tour includes stops in the following places:
September 7th: The Kingston Blues Society present Sabrina Weeks & SCB at The Standeasy (RCHA Club). Tickets are $10 each. Call 613-384-8168 for reservations. Only 70 tickets will be sold, so call now.
September 8th: Southside Shuffle – 5 p.m., Sherwood Stage, Port Credit, ON
September 9th: Southside Shuffle – 1 p.m., Stone Bridge Stage, Port Credit.
For more info, check out http://www.southsideshuffle.com/
September 12th: Irene’s Pub, Ottawa. Music starts at 8 p.m.
September 14th: Lavigne Cavern, Lavigne. Music starts at 9 p.m.
September 15th: Monarch’s Pub, Toronto. Music starts at 4 p.m.
Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce is an act that needs to be seen. Offering up a generous helping of the Swinging Bouncing Boogie Blues is what Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce do. The show is dynamic, the players are exceptional, and the grooves drive until you’re swingin’, bouncin’ and getting’ your boogie on. The songs are lighthearted with a twist of naughty, the melodies are infectious, and it is abundantly apparent when watching this group that they truly love what they are doing. Hailing from British Columbia, Canada, this group collectively makes up over 100 years of musical expertise. The band members include Sabrina Weeks, Mike Hilliard, Ed Hilliard, Bill White, and Ken Sell.
In 2010, Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce released its debut CD, Tales from Lenny’s Diner. The CD debuted at #1 in Canada, #12 globally on the Roots Music Report Blues Music charts, peaking at #6 on the global blues charts in March 2011. Further, the CD made the top 100 RMR list for most radio plays globally for 2011. Tales from Lenny’s Diner has been rated in the top 100 new CDs released in 2010/2011 according to the Real Blues “Top of the Charts” report and voted as the #1 CD released for 2010 by CFBX and best new artist for 2010 by the Blues Underground. Also, their song “Bad Boys” charted at #2 on BB Kings Bluesville for March '11. More, Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce have been nominated by BCIMA for the “Blues Album of the Year” Award in 2011. Last but not least, Sabrina Weeks will be featured as one of the headliners for the prestigious Women in Blues Review being held at Massey Hall in Toronto in November.