Gibsons Legion: Rock in the New Year

Local bands Half Cut and the Slackers and Playback are set to rock in the New Year on Monday, Dec. 31 at the Gibsons Legion #109. Once again and by popular demand, the Legion is opening both the Lounge and the Hall sides to accommodate the anticipated sold-out event.

The Legion’s Lounge side presents Half Cut and the Slackers, a four-piece rock and roll group playing top 40 hits from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. The band features Mark Evans (drums, vocals), Rob Ewert (bass, vocals), Ken Shearsmith (guitar, vocals) and Brian Swanson (keyboards, vocals).

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The Hall side is featuring Playback, who will bring their classic rock back to the Legion’s large dance floor. Playback is Paul Dwyer (drums, vocals) Mike Evans (guitar, vocals) Gord McLennan (bass, vocals) and Leigh Waterston (guitar, vocals).

Both bands bring a strong vocal element to their performances, trading leads and harmonies to suit the songs in each of their unique repertoires. Both bands are made up of long-time Coasters, many of whom have played together in one form or another for many years (some of them are even related).

New Year’s Eve at the Gibsons Legion is $25 for Legion members and $35 for guests. Tickets (available at the Gibsons Legion: 604-886-2411) include a night of great live dance music, party favours, evening buffet, and champagne for a midnight toast. Get your tickets early, as this event is anticipated to sell out.

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