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Root Dwellers Christmas Show: The Long War w/ Kel Roman

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2223 Kingsway

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This will be a night to remember at our intimate performance space Kings Cafe! Grab a ticket before it sells out!

Main act of the evening is CBC Searchlight 2017 winners, indie rock band The Long War with opening act Kel Roman and his band. A delicious charcuterie is included in the price of the ticket and a DJ will spin tunes into the night after the dynamic sounds of the bands draw to a close, so get your groove on.

Root Dwellers Music Showcase is a monthly event that takes place at our intimate performace space Kings Cafe where we offer an important platform for Vancouver music artists. A miniature interview before each 30 min set commences draws you closer to the artist's creative realm in our cosy listening room. Kings Cafe offers a mighty fine selection of craft beer, BC wine, artisan tea, boozy and non-boozy coffees, delicious eats and a neverending supply of music community building love.

Doors:8pm / Music: 8.30-11pm / DJ: 11-1am

Venue: 2223 Kingsway, East Vancouver

Cover $20 - Cash only at door / Tickets via Eventbrite

MAIN ACT: THE LONG WAR

The Long War is a Vancouver based indie rock band with unique songwriting and a modern Canadian sound. Singer/songwriter Jarrett Lee works together with vocalist/guitarist Chad Gilmour, vocalist/keyboardist Jessica Lee, vocalist/drummer Neil Williamson, and bassist Carson Webber to create a dynamic sound that ranges from Folk to Rock. Jarrett’s inspiration can largely be attributed to the landscapes and environments that have influenced him throughout his life. Building out from this foundation Chad, Jessica and Neil provide vocal support through their harmonies bringing Jarrett’s lyrical imagery to life, defining the music of The Long War.

The Long War were selected as the winner of the 2017 CBC Searchlight Contest with their song Breathe In Breathe Out recently listed as one of CBC Music's top 100 songs of 2017. Their recent success has afforded them the opportunity to perform at the CBC Music Festival in Toronto, Banff Performance In The Park as well as the reopening of Ottawa’s National Art Center as part of the Canada 150 Celebrations. Their debut album Landscapes, recorded at Metal Works, was released in April and sent the band on a 5 week cross-Canada tour. The Long War has been featured on several radio and television spots including Q with Tom Power, CBC First Play and Canadian Musician Magazine.

https://www.thelongwarband.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj7gA3lXbGo

https://www.facebook.com/thelongwarband/?ref=br_rs

OPENING ACT: KEL ROMAN

Kel Roman is a driven singer/songwriter whose interesting chord progressions and emotive vocal melodies are a fresh take on alternative rock. Kel has played the Vancouver club circuit for years fronting several different projects. He has made appearances at popular Vancouver venues such as The Railway Club, Venue, The Roxy, Studio, The Rickshaw and many others. Kel is also heavily involved in the Vancouver music scene with an organization called Vancity Studio. Vancity Studio focuses on building the community through social media, meetups, and events.

Kel uses his skills as a BCIT marketing grad to promote local music as well as his own. His creative drive and love for music soon led him to songwriting and performance. It became his outlet for dealing with the trials of youth and confronting the issues of adolescence. This skill was nurtured in his high school years thanks to the Rock School program at his high school as well as SASS (School Alliance of Student Songwriters) where Kel was highly acclaimed at their songwriting contests each year. Kel Roman is currently working on his debut project titled, ‘Into The Frequencies,’ with producer, Christopher Wong, of The Faceplants and Ria Mae. The project is to be released as five singles which cohesively work together as one. The music ranges from bright, optimistic pop rock to introspective folk, hitting all the marks in between. Kel Roman’s first single is set to come out before the end of 2018.

https://www.facebook.com/KelRomanMusic/?ref=br_rs

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