West My Friend - in CONCERT! (the Madrona Migration)

Sunday, August 18th, 2013 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM West My Friend is closing their 2013 summer tour “The Madrona Migration” in the wonderful acoustic space of Oak Bay United Church. West My Friend is quirky indie folk music coming out of the beautiful West Coast of BC. Their four-part harmonies backed by mandolin, accordion, double bass and guitar, will appeal to all ages and have us singing, dancing and tapping our toes. Pick up tickets in person: - at the church office: Oak Bay United Church 1355 Mitchell Street, 250-598-5021 – ext. 0 - at Lyle’s Place: 770 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1L4, 250-382-8422 Tickets available via email - contact Gordon: call or txt: 250-213-1948 or email: gordon@millermusic.ca https://www.facebook.com/events/1401596876719365/ Since West My Friend was conceived in a Victoria café in 2009, they’ve emerged as a unique voice in the city’s music scene. Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, their acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies challenges the conventions of popular music to create a performance that is both engaging and innovative. Songs are created through a collaborative process: well-crafted and clever lyrics, acrobatic mandolin riffs, flawless bass lines, and richly textured accordion combine as every member brings forward their own ideas and experiences. The wealth of musical experience and classical training in the group creates an interesting backdrop for their songwriting, allowing for levels of detail, intricacy, and counterpoint balanced with moments of simplicity. This sonically adventurous approach to music defines West My Friend as a key part of a growing movement of the new generation of grass-roots folk music taking place in Victoria, Vancouver and across British Columbia.