Tickets for Up Coming Shows

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

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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.

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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.

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Annual S.P.C.A. Fund raiser live at the Bassment Kamloops Friday October 23rd, 8:00pm

The Bassment Kamloops, 2095 Glenmohr Drive, Kamloops

It's time again for our annual fund raiser for the local SPCA here in Kamloops. The will be headlined by the Bad Husbands , Kamloops newest acoustic pop/rock band, interspersed with guest artists all night. The SPCA always needs supplies so bring towels, blankets, dog and cat food (dry and wet). Toys of all kinds for animals and of course the cash. All donations will go directly to the new SPCA. We hope that you and your friends can make it out and change the lives of the animals in our city.

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