Yukon Musicians Grant Simpson and Kate Weekes will be playing in Courtenay, B.C. at Union Street Grill and Grotto on January 3rd and 4th, 2015.
The dog musher and the vaudevillian piano player may seem an unlikely pair at first, but when the Yukon’s Kate Weekes and Grant Simpson strike up a chord with one another, the result is undeniably fun. Simpson’s background in folk, jazz and vaudeville and Weekes’ songs celebrating the love of nature, travel and history, combine to create tantalizing and sometimes hilarious original ditties. They’re perfectly fit for a night “beneath the Yukon moon” as the title of their 2011 recording indicates.
Kate and Grant’s upbeat shows feature smart lyrics, catchy melodies and arrangements that keep toes tapping!
In the past year they played at the renowned Blue Skies Music Festival and at the Nanjing Jazz and World Music Festival (their third time) in Nanjing, China, toured throughout the Maritimes and Ontario.
They recorded and released their album “Beneath The Yukon Moon” in 2011 and followed it up with an extensive tour throughout Canada, including a series of Home Routes shows. The recording has earned many approving nods from the critics, and the duo continues to tour, playing their individually and collaboratively penned tunes with a few traditional numbers.
No matter what the event, Kate Weekes and Grant Simpson are sure to delight their audience.
Dates: January 3rd and 4th
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Pay what you can by donation.
Union Street Grill and Grotto
477 – 5th Street
Courtenay, British Columbia