Stemming from the Badlands of the Rocky Mountain prairies, Blue Moon Marquee is a self-styled gypsy blues band. This authentic duo writes and performs original compositions influenced by early blues, swing, and ragtime. A.W. Cardinal, a Metis of Cree heritage, howls with a distinctive thick and smoky vocal while playing a jazz tinged blues guitar. Jasmine Colette, aka Badlands Jazz, is the rhythm section who not only commands the upright bass but also keeps the swing with both feet while singing harmonies. Blue Moon Marquee’s passionate performances and smouldering onstage chemistry is their trademark, and the way Colette’s velvet tones lift A.W.‘s beaten down “bukowski-esque” mystique is something that enthralls audiences from the back room bar to the public square.
Opening the evening is Zach Saunders, a Canadian singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was born in Vancouver, BC and but was raised in Hampton, Virginia, USA. He attended Musician’s Institute In Hollywood, California, but disenrolled to pursue his career back in his home country of Canada. Since his return, Zach has released his first EP entitled “Wonderful”. It can be found on popular websites and applications like iTunes, Spotify, Youtube, and Soundcloud.
Suitable for 19+
Date: February 22, 2018
Location: Studio Lounge & Nightclub (919 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2C9)