Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Bands on Bikes in B.C. - Hannah Georgas and Friends Hit the Road

Jeremy Fisher, Said the Whale, Hannah Georgas & Aidan Knight Present:


Talk about going green. Rarely do you hear about bands using biodiesel fuel or recycling all the garbage in their tour van. So what could be the ultimate way to protect this great earth while being a touring musician? If you’re Canadian musicians Jeremy Fisher, Hannah Georgas, Aidan Knight, and Said the Whale: you tour by bicycle. Yeah, you heard us right.

Watch the trailer and read more about this awesome tour. It's just such an awesome idea.

The British Columbia-based musicians will tour the province from July 8th through the 18th entirely on bikes. With just one vehicle carrying their instruments, the bands have come up with an ingenious and possibly the green-friendliest way to tour over 500 kilometers in just over a week. Originally from Ontario, Georgas' rose to Canadian indie fame from being hand-picked to write corporate jingles to being hailed “…the next Feist," by Exclaim!. Georgas' latest album This is Good made Canadian critics instantly perk up. Her Hidden Pony label mates, Said the Whale released Bear Bones this year and everyone is anxiously awaiting for a new album by Jeremy Fisher.

Dubbed The Malahat Revue, eight musicians will get on their bikes and get to their gigs with enough energy to still play their hearts out. Fisher who doesn’t own a car, and has toured across North America by bike three times conceived the Revue. All eight musicians will play with each other by playing selections from each others albums, which will make each night different, spontaneous and inspiring.

Thursday, July 8, Artspring Theatre – Salt Spring Island, BC
Friday, July 9 – Pender Island Community Hall, Pender Island, BC
Saturday, July 10 – Sugar – Victoria, BC
Sunday, July 11 – Duncan Garage Showroom – Duncan, BC
Friday, July 16 – Nanaimo Entertainment Centre – Nanaimo, BC
Sunday, July 18 – Vancouver Folk Fest – Vancouver, BC

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