CA$16.52

Vinyl Envy & Victoria Ska & Reggae Society Present : Greg Rekus

Actions and Detail Panel

CA$16.52

Event Information

Share this event

Date and time

Location

Location

Vinyl Envy

1717 Quadra Street

Victoria, BC V8W 2L7

Canada

View Map

Event description
Greg Rekus is bringing his high energy, stomp-box-stomping folk-punk show to Victoria with support from Hillside Hooligan's Brandon Leahy

About this event

_____GREG REKUS______

Rekus's latest full-length album, Death and Taxes (Jan 2020), once again enlists the genius of John Paul Peters (Royal Canoe, Comeback Kid Propagandhi) as engineer/producer. Featuring local musicians Laura Payne on bass and back-up vocals, Erik Strom on drums, and Darryl Riley on Sax backup Vocal and penny whistle, the album boasts thirteen original tracks taking all of their writing and playing to new levels. His previous releases Sibling Cities 2017 and Punkoustic 2014 Captured the attention of punk fans on both sides of the Atlantic and Opened many doors in terms of touring, festivals, and other opportunities. The addition of the Sax kept things fresh and added a new vibe to an already solid rhythum section and cavalcade of catchy hooks, interspective lyrics and fun little parts that can be the sound track to any situation

During live performances, audiences are treated to an entertainer who treats the stage as his home. With high energy and infectious enthusiasm, Rekus has a natural ability to engage with a diverse assortment of crowds from around the world. His lyrics speak to common experiences, such as drinking in a favourite hometown bar, or the simultaneous joy and heartache of falling in love, but also do not shy away from making pointed political commentary, coloured with the anger and frustration that comes along with it. Delivering each line with a force that is rivaled by few other solo artists, Rekus emphasizes his words with every strum of his guitar, pounding the beat out on his custom-built stomp box.

Rekus’s passion for music is bursting at the seams. It is the driving force that keeps him constantly on the road, and cranking out album after album of folk punk goodness. His hard work has already gotten him to places he never thought attainable, and as far as he’s concerned, the only way from here is up.

www.gregrekus.bandcamp.com

www.gregrekus.com

_____BRANDON LEAHY_____

Of Hillside Hooligans

--------------------

$15

7.30pm - Doors

8pm - Showtime

--------------------

We are happy to announce that Vinyl Envy is back to hosting live music on our stage!!

With the help of FACTOR and Creative BC from Sept 17th we welcome a weekly lineup of stellar artists to our intimate record store and stage.

Here's the nuts and bolts of it...

We are operating within the guidelines of Step 3 of the B.C Restart Plan.

Because of this our capacity right now is limited to 40. We will be selling tickets in pairs only. The tickets are seated and safely distanced so bring a friend from your bubble.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance through the Eventbrite link on the Facebook event page. If tickets remain they will be available at the door on the night of the show.

Seat allocation is first come first serve. You decide where you wish to sit.

We also have a private patio/smoking area at the side of our building for you to use.

Vaccine check at the door? Yes. We need to play by the PHO rules, no exceptions.

Masks are not required to be worn when seated but please wear one all other times. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the door.

There will be sanitization of all high-contact surfaces before and after events and sanitization of high-contact surfaces that are used by multiple parties (bathroom, door handles etc) while events are in progress.

We want to ensure that all our guests are comfortable in our space and that you are aware of what to expect ahead of time. It's a small space where everyone needs to feel safe.

Thank you for your support and understanding and can't wait to see y'all!!

Share with friends

Date and time

Location

Vinyl Envy

1717 Quadra Street

Victoria, BC V8W 2L7

Canada

View Map

{ _('Organizer Image')}

Organizer Vinyl Envy

Organizer of Vinyl Envy & Victoria Ska & Reggae Society Present : Greg Rekus

Vinyl Envy envisions an intimate house party vibe with the focus directed solely at the stage. We invite people to come inside and explore our vinyl collection before the show, then sit back and enjoy an incredible roster of local and international bands and musicians who grace our stage each week.

Save This Event

Event Saved