Royal Oak with guests des humes + Glass Forest.
Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm-10:30pm
Tickets $10.00 advance/$13 at the door
RSVP on Facebook
If you asked Royal Oak what could possibly separate them from the rest of the whirlwind Canadian Music Scene, they would give you one simple answer: Youth.
Royal Oak has been both a band and a group of friends for almost as long as they can remember. Although the form and names of the band have changed, one thing that has stayed the same is the lasting friendship of the band members — with more than 15 years of good times between them. Having grown up learning their instruments together, Royal Oak has entered their prime as one cohesive unit, rather than four people playing music.
This makes for the tightest possible live show. The chemistry of longtime friends is undeniable, whether it’s on-stage dynamic energy, off-stage passion in songwriting, or even simple showtime banter between songs. On their new EP ‘Pretend’ and their 2017 release ‘Younger’, Royal Oak has successfully paired indie rock vibes with a modern pop sensibility, presenting music that is clean and controlled, and yet bursting at the seams with energy. Their lead single “Tell Me” is soaked in swagger with an 80’s synth backdrop, while “Only One” bounces, rolls and enchants with a desperate message of self-change. The closing track “Hold To Nothing” tells the story of a broken love while pulsating in heavy dynamics making for the most cerebral and hard-hitting finish the band has made to-date. Time and time again, the band proves you can craft memorable hooks with an indie aesthetic, while adding a little adventurous spirit into every track.
des hume is the moniker of songwriter, Thom Kolb. After years in the folk pop (41st & Home) and ambient electronic (Kinship) genres, the born and bred Vancouverite harnessed a challenging year to create his newest offering—the soulful, RnB-inspired Bub.
Glass Forest is an indie-pop group based out of Vancouver, BC. They have gained a reputation for euphoric live shows that blend electronic dance elements with atmospheric soundscapes. In Spring 2018 the band released singles "Anywhere" and “High on Your Love” with accompanying music videos directed by Jordan Clarke. They are currently working with Platinum Certified record producer Nygel Asselin with new releases expected in Fall 2018.