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General News · 10th June 2011
Jackie Treehorn
The Vancouver funk-soul-rock band sensation known as Jackie Treehorn is heading to Cortes Island.
Made up of Ashley Robyn, Chelsea Burden, Adam Kerby, Lorick Russow, Kevin Sanders, Nick Nixon and Derek Van Deursen, the seven piece outfit will be releasing their debut album, We Are Jackie Treehorn, at the Media Club on June 25th to kick off their BC Tour.
Their debut single, Cruel, found itself in rotation on the Shore 104.3 after placing as a top twenty finalist in the Song Search competition. Riding the momentum, the funky grooves of this emerging powerhouse will be stopping in cities all over BC, including a leg of the tour on Vancouver Island. After a show at the Gorge Hall (Friday, July 22nd), the band will be gracing the stage at The Bridge Lounge (Saturday, July 23rd) in Courtenay.
Jackie Treehorn first began playing shows in Vancouver in July 2009. After a series of roster changes, the current seven members took their collective songwriting efforts to the studio while continuing to hone their eclectic sound. With songs ranging from rock-gospel anthems in which your friends are the object of worship, to straight up songs of funky conquest where the brain is the thing that turns you on, its a great big mix bag of feel-good grooves. With a strong influence from the 70s era of music, the band embraces the nostalgic and makes it contemporary, making them unique on the Vancouver music scene.
Known for their wacky onstage antics and powerful jams, the band has a both a fun-loving and edgy live sound that has captivated audiences in venues all over Vancouver (The Railway Club, The Fairview Pub, The Cellar, etc). The septet can often be found gracing downtown Vancouver with a battery powered busking set that turns the street into a full fledged dance party.
The album will be available for digital download on June 26th, and more information about the Gorge Hall show can be found on their website, www.jackietreehorn.ca.