Rakish Angles return

Coast Reporter
April 25, 2014 03:09 PM

The Rakish Angles will be returning to the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse next Saturday, May 3 for a performance of mostly new acoustic material.

The Rakish Angles will be returning to the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse next Saturday, May 3 for a performance of mostly new acoustic material.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at MELOmania in Roberts Creek, Fresh from the Coast and Gaia’s Fairtrade Gifts.

The band that formed on the Sunshine Coast in 2007 — now composed of Boyd Norman (bass), Dan Richter (guitar), Ali Romanow (violin), and Simon Hocking (mandolin), have earned nominations for a 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award as well as 2010 and 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards.

Although the ensemble began as an all-instrumental string band, the unique genre-blending new acoustic identity of the group has progressed into a mostly vocal repertoire.

After touring together across B.C. and Ontario for years, coalescing around melody, harmony and vivid storytelling has been a natural evolution for the current members of the band. There’s an inspiring counterpoint to The Rakish Angles that strikes a chord — they simultaneously say sweet and mysterious, novel and ageless.

The name ‘Rakish’ is an adjective that means ‘displaying a dashing, jaunty or disreputable quality or appearance.’ Any experience with this Canadian roots band is bound to be jaunty and jovial, but not at all untrustworthy. While singing time-stopping harmonies into one collective microphone, they carry every audience to wholesome, playful, and wooden-timbred places — much like where they live.

The band is pleased to be returning to the 2014 Vancouver Island MusicFest, touring B.C. again this summer, and visiting Alberta in October for the first time.

The Rakish Angles can be seen and heard at www.rakishangles.com.

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