SATURDAY MARCH 30 - BRISCO'S BLUES REVUE with special guests SPIDER COSTELLO & THE PRETTY FACES - 9pm

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30 March 2019 9:00 pm

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This Aint Hollywood



SATURDAY MARCH 30 - BRISCO'S BLUES REVUE with special guests SPIDER COSTELLO & THE PRETTY FACES - 9pm

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Briscos Blues Revue
https://www.facebook.com/BriscosBluesRevue/

Formed in 2012 in Hamilton Ontario, Briscos Blues Revue was the idea of Greg Brisco and Doug Smith which was, to form a super group of musical friends, and play the music we love, the Blues. With each of us having such a wide span of influences, we decided it would be fun to tackle the lesser played music which initially inspired us as eager young musicians.
Our city Hamilton, was once the blues music factory of Canada. We gave the world the likes of King Biscuit Boy, Rita Chiarelli, Jackie Washington, to name a few. Blues thrives deep in an industrial city. Music trends will always change and go far beyond the blues, but blues draws a loyal audience as it becomes harder to find in the chaos of electronic experimental dance music today. As a band now, with a soft spot for the blues, BBR didn’t waste any time getting back to the basics. Naturally we turned to some of the greatest songs from our records, decided to play them well, and give blues back to our city.
With Greg Brisco on keys and vocals, and Doug Smith on guitar and vocals, Adam Fielding on drums, Joe Pinto on harp, and Johnny "Red" MacDonald on bass, BBR was launched at This Ain’t Hollywood. With their great support, the band played monthly shows and were able to find our sound. Each member offered song suggestions and we eagerly accepted the challenge to learn each other’s new music. We found people really enjoyed hearing songs other than the standard blues covers, and it encouraged us to dig deeper into our archives to find the best grooves and arrangements.
Enjoying some local success sharing our particular flavour of the blues, we attracted guest musicians who wanted sit in for a song at our shows. We’ve had many guests over the years including Kelly Jay of Crowbar, and actor Vinnie Pastore of The Sopranos fame (who is a great frontman/blues singer by the way).
In 2017, BBR was blessed to have Ty Price, a fine musician join us on bass. With his many years of experience performing, and with his knowledge of music as a vinyl collector, Ty was a perfect fit for BBR. The sound of the band changed, which allowed us to present an even wider range of blues styles and the influential music from our collections.
Today, Briscos Blues Revue is proud to be playing great blues music in our city and making new fans of this music. One time a “millenial” came up to me and asked me what kind of music this was, saying - he loved it. We were never more proud.

Spider Costello & The Pretty Faces
https://www.facebook.com/spiderandtheprettyfaces/

After the passing of Stone Blue, I decided to put together a new band, something I’ve had the idea for on the back burner for some time. The new band will pay tribute to the Best of the British Blues/Blues Rock/Rock & Roll of the 60s and 70s, and feature such artists as The Animals, Jeff Beck, Blind Faith, Cream, Deep Purple, Faces, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, The Pretty Things, The Yardbirds, and, of course, The Rolling Stones.
The new band has been christened SPIDER COSTELLO AND THE PRETTY FACES (in honour of The Pretty Things and the Faces), and the shows will consist of myself backed by a rotating cast of Hamilton’s best and brightest musicians, including some my mates from Stone Blue.
I hope to see you at a gig soon!
Cheers,
Spider




Venue Location

This Aint Hollywood

345 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 1B2, Canada

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