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Annual S.P.C.A. Fundraiser FACEBOOK LIVE with the Bassment Kamloops Saturday November 21st, 7:00pm

The Bassment Kamloops via Facebook Live , 2095 Glenmohr Drive, Kamloops

It's time for our annual SPCA fundraiser at the Bassment. We hope you join our virtual concert on FACEBOOK LIVE https://www.facebook.com/bassmentkamloops/ and we hope to rock your socks off with our two bands. 100% of funds raised will be given to the Kamloops Branch SPCA to help our local facility. We will be running this campaign from October 21 - November 30, 2020. Please join us to help the animals.

Fourpoint will be opening the concert. This is a band that hasn't played together for over 17 years but let me tell you they have a ton of fun and so will you. We rehearsed a couple weeks ago and all of us were amazed that it sounded as good as it did (go figure). The second set will be graced by Mojo Klub with a couple of special guests.

Because we are unable to have a face to face concert we will be handling donations for the SPCA a little differently. To make your donation to the SPCA you can drop off a cheque to 2095 Glenmohr Drive or donate the value of your choice through our donation button at the bottom of this page. For etransfers please send to info@thebassementkamloops.com and include your name, address, phone number for tax receipt purposes.

Ongoing needed supplies include: blankets, towels and sheets, cat and dog toys, garbage bags, cleaning supplies like bleach & paper towel, cat and dog beds and kitty litter. If you want to donate any of these supplies we ask that you drop them off at the Bassment with your name on it. We will be doing shout outs to all of you who donate this year during the concert.

Tell all your friends to mark it on their calendars and help us raise awareness for animals in our community. This campaign will continue until November 30, 2020.

P.S. Also send us a picture of your favorite pets to share onscreen to info@thebassmentkamloops.com or share on our FB page.

Image above: Meet Shiraz and Mars a bonded canine duo at the Kamloops SPCA. For more info follow this link https://adopt.spca.bc.ca/pets/133815/

Cheers,
The Bassment Kamloops

Ben Sures live at the Bassment in Kamloops Wednesday September 23rd, 8:00pm

The Bassment Kamloops, 2095 Glenmohr Drive, Kamloops

A singing troubadour, a dazzling acoustic guitarist, a humorous, heartfelt story teller who plays folk, blues, roots, Americana, comedy, and rock? A cheeseball Canadian trying to play his instrument like a West African, Sinti swing style guitarist? A crooner, balladeer, country picker, funny songwriter, slide player?

These are all true descriptors, but stripped to the core Ben Sures is a talented and distinctive songwriter. Not one shaped by commercial radio, but by stories he’s collected travelling across North America, The UK, Europe, and Beirut. These are the stories that his audience automatically warm to, and ask him about during intermission. Throw in 20 years of festivals, concerts, living rooms, bars, neighbourhood parties, afternoon matinees, parties, outdoor shows, and travel and you’ve got a potent sonic recipe.

As a product of Generation X, Ben has a dizzying number of influences. He started out in a New Wave band in Junior High, busked endless Neil Young songs, grooved to Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, spent time immersed in the oeuvre of Pink Floyd alongside Benjamin Darvill aka Son of Dave. He went further back to Robert Johnson, Jimmie Rodgers, and George Formby, and discovered Django Reinhardt via his father. Throw in all of the great music he witnessed every summer at The Winnipeg Folk Festival: Odetta, Stan Rogers, Guy Clark, the sounds of bluegrass and Metis fiddling, Dave Van Ronk singing Brecht, D’Gary and a very deep immersion in the writing of Woody Guthrie.

Sean Ashby live at the Bassment Kamloops Saturday August 22nd, 8:00pm

The Bassment Kamloops, 2095 Glenmohr Drive, Kamloops

Chances are, if youve had a radio on today you have heard his guitar playing. As one of North Americas go-to guitarists, Sean Ashby has played and recorded with Sarah McLachlan, Delerium, Ginger (former Grapes Of Wrath),and many more. Ashby, is a singer /songwriter/guitarist/producer who released his debut album Brass and Gold on Black Sparrow/Universal in April of 2008.

Sean has 5 solo albums out . After 10 years as leader of the award winning band Jack Tripper. Sean Ashby has am impressive musical palette. His solo albums have received favorable reviews in important Canadian publications such as Exclaim magazine and the Vancouver Province, and received airplay on college radio and across the country on CBC radio.

McLachlans guitarist on the original Lilith Fair, as well as the Mirrorball and Afterglow albums , Ashby appeared with her on Just Like You (Cats In The Cradle) for D from Run DMCs solo CD. Also with Sarah, he received two 4 x platinum US discs and one diamond Canadian disc for studio and live CDs. He has appeared on the Grammy Awards twice, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno five times, SNL and David Letterman three times, as well as other major TV shows. Seans guitar playing has appeared on CDs with sales in excess of 10 million copies worldwide... so far.

Don Alder live at the Bassment in Kamloops Wednesday July 15th, 8:00pm

The Bassment Kamloops, 2095 Glenmohr Drive, Kamloops

As winner of the 2015 Domenic Troiano Guitar Award (CDN), 2011 Worldwide Guitar Idol (held in London, UK), 2010 Guitar Superstar contest (LA, USA) and the 2007 International Fingerstyle Championships, Don Alder (from Vancouver, BC) has earned his place as one of the top acoustic guitarists in the world. Alder’s music also speaks for itself; his 2009 CD “Not A Planet” was nominated for two prestigious Music Industry Awards. His music is a unique combination of deeply textured melody and story. Lyrical and compelling, his original songs are notes of exploration – some passionate and haunting, some hard-driven, others light and teasing. In quiet pieces or pushing right to the edge, Don's phenomenal finger style playing and rich voice captivate. Don is also recognized as one of the of the world's top harp guitarists. His new album “Armed & Dangerous” was released Sept 1st, 2015. It pays homage to the popular “Walking Dead” television series, Alder blends his signature technical prowess with deep emotion and expression. The CD sounds more like an improvised, spontaneous performance rather than a meticulously recorded set of songs and Alder’s unique approach on the guitar is captured with the intensity of a live concert

Graham Nicholas live at the Bassment in Kamloops Saturday June 27th, 8:00pm

The Bassment Kamloops, 2095 Glenmohr Drive, Kamloops

Graham Nicholas has created an emotionally resonant world inhabited by troubled and love hungry characters. Never alienated for their insecurities, his characters are instead respected by the empathetic voice of an honest songwriter.

"John Prine would be proud.

On Dial Tones and Pretty Notes, his latest full- length album, Graham Nicholas has created an emotionally resonant world inhabited by troubled and love-hungry characters. Never alienated for their insecurities, his characters are instead respected by the empathetic voice of an honest songwriter. The album finds Nicholas honing in on his concise form of storytelling and refining his irreverent sense of humor. Coupling the narratives with a backing band that hearkens back to the likes of The Heartbreakers, The Travelling Wilburys, and The Byrds Nicholas’ songs have found the right balance of warmth and grit. Not only has Graham Nicholas maintained an extensive and country crossing touring schedule, he has also shared the stage with the like of Ron Hynes, Catherine Maclellan, Old man Luedecke, Del Barber and Daniel Romano.

Adrian Chalifour live at the Bassment in Kamloops Saturday May 16th, 8:00pm

The Bassment Kamloops, 2095 Glenmohr Drive, Kamloops

BC's Adrian Chalifour has been sharing his distinct brand of heart-driven music for the past 7 years - notably as the driving force of BC indie band Towers and Trees before stepping out on his own in 2019 following a national TV appearance on CTV’s The Launch. His music has taken top prize in the 2019 Unsigned Only competition, charted on Canadian radio, and has graced festival and venue stages across Canada over years of touring. His new album JOY is a culmination of the changes and tensions that bore it: the unraveling of a band through age and distance, and his own journey into fatherhood and a newfound desire to show his daughter that dreams are always worth pursuing. Lyrically Chalifour digs deep into the constant cycle of old ends and new beginnings that form the strata of our lives, ultimately arriving at a simple, rhetorical(?) question: Does everything return to joy?

Lynne Hanson live at the Bassment in Kamloops Saturday February 8th, 8:00pm

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The Bassment Kamloops, 2095 Glenmohr Drive, Kamloops

Lynne Hanson live at the Bassment Saturday February 8th, 8:00pm Too tough for folk and too blues influenced for country, LYNNE HANSON's brand of "porch music with a little red dirt" can turn on a dime from a sunshine, blue sky ballad to a full-on thunderstorm of gritty Americana swamp from one song to the next. She's known for her high-energy, roots guitar driven live performances, whether playing solo or with her band the Good Intentions. A closet stand-up comedian, Lynne often leaves the audience howling with laughter with her between-song-banter.

Andrea Superstein live at the Bassment in Kamloops Friday January 17th, 8:00pm

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The Bassment Kamloops, 2095 Glenmohr Drive, Kamloops

Andrea Superstein live at the Bassment in Kamloops Friday January 17th at 8:00pm You have to know the rules in order to break them. Andrea Superstein knows the rules. And she breaks them. Subtly infusing electro, indie and other unexpected elements, she as Tom Harrison, music critic for the Vancouver Province, said, is “redefining jazz.” Think Amy Winehouse meets Portishead.

Superstein’s debut performance at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 2010, earned her a nomination for a Galaxie Rising Star award and launched her into the limelight. She shared a triple bill with Canadian female heavyweights Laila Biali and Brandi Disterheft at the 2014 Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

Adrian Chalifour live at The Bassment Kamloops Sunday November 3rd 2019

The Bassment Kamloops, 2095 Glenmohr Drive, Kamloops

BC's Adrian Chalifour has been sharing his distinct brand of heart-driven music for the past 7 years - notably as the driving force of BC indie band Towers and Trees before stepping out on his own in 2019 following a national TV appearance on CTV’s The Launch. His music has taken top prize in the 2019 Unsigned Only competition, charted on Canadian radio, and has graced festival and venue stages across Canada over years of touring. His new album JOY is a culmination of the changes and tensions that bore it: the unraveling of a band through age and distance, and his own journey into fatherhood and a newfound desire to show his daughter that dreams are always worth pursuing. Lyrically Chalifour digs deep into the constant cycle of old ends and new beginnings that form the strata of our lives, ultimately arriving at a simple, rhetorical(?) question: Does everything return to joy?

S.P.C.A. Fund Raiser Cancelled Friday October 18th, 8pm

The Bassment, 2095 Glenmohr Drive, Kamloops

Unfortunately we have to cancel this concert due to scheduling issues. We have replaced it with another amazing artist Adrian Chalifour. Check his info in our coming concerts section.

(CANCELLED)Ben Sures live at the Bassment Kamloops Friday September 20th, 8pm

The Bassment, 2095 Glenmohr Drive, Kamloops

Ben Sures is a Singer Songwriter based in Edmonton, Canada. He connects with his audiences on many levels. Armed with an acoustic guitar, his songs reach you in a way that make you think, feel, understand the world in a whole new way and laugh at yourself while you are at it. His audiences laugh a lot, from the humour and from the heart. When you see a Ben Sures show and you are heading home after you might suddenly realize how much meaning there was in the humour or you might realize how funny that meaningful song was or you might just be smiling from the good vibe.

The songs are melody driven, catchy and full of ideas, from the fan favourite ‘Boring People’ to Used to Have a Raygun and the John Lennon Songwriting contest winner, ‘Any Precious Girl.’ The music is interesting, fun to listen to and easy to remember.

He is the kind of songwriter that reaches the audience in a refreshing way.

Noel McKay and Brennan Leigh live at the Bassment Saturday August 17th, 8pm

The Bassment, 2095 Glenmohr Drive, Kamloops

Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay craft story songs with equal measures heart (“Before the World Was Made”) and humor (“Breaking Up And Making Up Again”). Evidence: Before the World Was Made. The Nashville based songwriters’ 2013 collaboration spotlights celebrated troubadours in peak form (“Before We Come to Our Senses”). “These are modern day country duets à la George Jones and Melba Montgomery,” producer Gurf Morlix says, “but with very sophisticated songwriting.”

Before the World Was Made began taking shape in 2012 right as Leigh’s solo high watermark The Box stirred waves far and wide. (Lee Ann Womack, Sunny Sweeney, Sarah Borges and Charley Crockett have covered her defiantly traditional country songs). By that point, Leigh was well rooted in Austin, where she moved after growing up playing in a family band in Minnesota. “I was attracted to the scene in Austin,” she says. “It was a great place to learn and get better at what I do.”

Meanwhile, McKay fronted the regionally popular McKay Brothers (Cold Beer and Hot Tamales), a band legendary songwriter Guy Clark had been championing for years. “Noel and Brennen are great songwriters,” says Clark, whose album My Favorite Picture of You contains the McKay co-write “El Coyote.” The album went on to win a Grammy for best Folk album in 2014.

Before the World Was Made proves his point. “Some of these are songs that Noe or l had from a long time ago that we reconstructed,” Leigh says, “and some we wrote together recently. Writing duets is just almost like writing from one point of view and splitting it and making it make sense. Like ‘Ball in Chain,’ is not like a fight song. Same with ‘Breaking Up and Making Up Again.’ They’re dysfunctional, but the characters are happy with their situation, so it’s almost from one point of view.”

The duo effortlessly balances wit (“Let’s Don’t Get Married”) and whimsy (“Let’s Go to Lubbock on Vacation”) throughout. “I’ve loaded up the Nomad and the tank is full of gas/We’ll ride along across the High Plains fast,” the latter goes. “We’ll find the sweetest spot on God’s creation, my pretty little turtle dove/Let’s go to Lubbock on vacation.” Punch line: “Then we’ll know we’re really in love.” The pair consistently doubles down with sharp snapshots charting equally unpredictable romantic byways (“Salty Kisses in the Sand,” “Great Big Oldsmobile”).

“We kind of set out to make out a record of songs that we were singing together, even if it wasn’t specifically duet songs,” McKay says. “We both have solo careers to think about, but we’ll probably revisit this over and over and it’s a nice thing we can keep doing.” “We got to where people were asking us about certain songs and lumping us together in their mind,” Leigh adds, “so we thought we should make something to pay homage to that. Of course, people like the funny ones the best.” Good reason: Only kindred spirits allow a song as wickedly waggish as “Be My Ball and Chain.”

​“Brennen’s really great at melodies,” McKay says. “She’s always kicking around a melody and it’s great and she’ll attach it to a lyric idea that’s equally great. She writes characters in her songs like a novelist.” “Noel always has the line,” Leigh counters. “It’s like, How are we going to wrap this up? How are we going to bring it around so it makes sense? He always ties it up. Noel’s a poet.”

WiL live at the Bassment Saturday July 6th, 8pm

The Bassment, 2095 Glenmohr Drive, Kamloops

William Mimnaugh (stage name wiL) is a contemporary roots artist who makes his home on Vancouver Island, Canada. Known for his fiery live show, enigmatic stage presence and mad skill with an acoustic guitar, the 48 year old front man (he tours with a drummer and, on occasion, adds instrumentation) is also known for penning ‘Roam’, flagship anthem to Travel Alberta’s stunning international media campaign called 'Remember to Breathe'.

Not one for school, his youth consisted of skateboarding and holing himself up in his room listening to everything from Chet Atkins to ACDC but It wasn’t until 1998, after hearing the flagrant use of an overdrive pedal on an acoustic guitar in Neutral Milk Hotels ‘In an Aeroplane over the Sea, an album and song that stunned his musical senses, that WiL really started refining and defining both his sound and his style.

But it took nearly fifteen years, with a few failed attempts in the process for the artist to figure out how to take that sound that he managed to deliver live night after night and capture it on a record. None of these though, does the songwriter blame on anyone - just a learning curve. In fact, wiL is first to maintain the key is to take your failures and use them as tools to improve, to be accountable. "That is really how I go about my life - f**k up move forward". If you can do that it’s half the battle, maybe more than half. I'm a late bloomer and I am OK with that. More than OK.

And so, armed with this bit of worldly wisdom, wiL set about writing his forthcoming album 'Gold Mine', a deeply personal record of self reflection, redemption and discovery. Written, recorded and entirely self produced at his home studio the album is coming to fruition at different times while working as an agricultural fence builder (the kind that keeps cows and horses from roaming freely) performing live and releasing the occasional cover song.

Cat Jahnke live at the Bassment Wednesday June 12th, 8pm

The Bassment, 2095 Glenmohr Drive, Kamloops

Since 2005, Winnipeg singer-songwriter, Cat Jahnke, has built a loyal fan base across Canada, touring regularly and releasing 4 albums. Her hard work has been noticed, garnering her a nomination for “Contemporary Vocalist of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2011, second place in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition, and funding from arts associations like FACTOR and Manitoba Film and Sound.

Cat has proven her flexibility, and the strength of her musical chops, by contributing work to a diverse range of projects including a webseries (NBC’s “Ctrl”), indie documentaries (Men with Beards, Letters to our Children), and video games (iDance, Daymare Cat). Her songs have been part of such high-profile TV shows as Dance Moms, Degrassi: The New Generation, and MTV Live.

A musical chameleon, Cat is constantly reinventing herself: as a folk musician, film composer, a video game character (in Daymare Cat, an online game played over a million times), and even as a reality show contestant (CBC Television’s, Canada’s Smartest Person, 2014). With her upcoming album, “The Brighter The Stars”, set for release in the spring of 2017, Cat will prove yet again that she is capable of upending expectations and delighting fans, both old and new, with her music.

Roxanne Potvin live at the Bassment Thursday May 16th, 8pm

The Bassment, 2095 Glenmohr Drive, Kamloops

On her new five-song EP All It Was, JUNO Award-nominated singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Roxanne Potvin goes deeper into her personal journey, adding more elements to an ever-expanding sound.

Having taken full control of her career with the self-produced, independently released 2016 album For Dreaming—containing the singles “I Thought I’d Miss You” and “The March”—All It Was builds on its predecessor’s “roots-pop” approach with the help of Potvin’s loyal team that includes guitarist Christine Bougie, organist Jesse O’Brien, bassist Mark McIntyre, drummer Olivier Fairfield and others.

The EP’s psychedelic-tinged title track sets the tone for a lyrical exploration of love’s complexities, with Potvin also incorporating deep Southern soul on “I Know It’s Good,” bittersweet balladry on “Last Days Of Summer,” breezy pop on “Lonely Island,” and mesmerizing nouvelle chanson on “Nuit Électrique.”

All It Was marks Potvin’s first release with Comino Productions, and its label imprint Comino Music, which has helped produce a “video EP” that will serve as a companion piece to the music. The videos are directed by Ottawa visual artist Petr Maur and offer dynamically different perspectives on the songs, as well as placing Potvin on the cutting edge of providing listeners with a complete audio/visual experience.

Embracing new concepts has never been a problem for Potvin, who maintains a busy touring schedule on top of constantly writing and recording new material. All It Was is another major creative step forward for one of Canada’s most accomplished musical artists.

The Lay Awakes live at the Bassment Kamloops Thursday April 11th, 8pm

The Bassment, 2095 Glenmohr Drive, Kamloops

THE LAY AWAKES is a singer-songwriter duo based in Brooklyn, New York, with roots in the Canadian prairies and small town Ontario.

Anna Paddock and Patrick Anderson met at a wedding in rural Saskatchewan. Drawn to one another by a shared love of sports and music, they embarked on a caravan-style road trip together across western Canada, and things were never quite the same. They married in 2011, but chose love before play and waited a few years before forming The Lay Awakes. They released their self-titled debut EP in 2015 and have been making music together ever since.

Home Away From Home, released in May of 2018, is the duo's first full length album. Watch the video for "Falling In Love" here.

Anna (piano, vocals) grew up in various states and provinces, but her family ties connect her to rural Manitoba. Her musical roots trace back to classical piano and the inspiration of dance and theater. She studied composition at New York University, where she began writing songs, most notably sharing the stage with Paul Simon in 2014.

Patrick (guitar, vocals) hails from Fergus, Ontario and points to the family songbook and campfire as his early musical influences. Patrick is perhaps better known for his alter-ego “the world’s best wheelchair basketball player”. He has won multiple Paralympic gold medals and continues to represent Canada internationally.