If you can't make it to Saskatoon or Edmonton to enjoy the musical talents of Billy Boyd and his band Beecake, head on over to Dickens on Sept. 22, 2015 where Beecake will be headlining a night of fantastic music!
This evening will also feature 2 opening acts, Dead Pretty & Free the Cynics.
Fans of Lord of the Rings, rejoice! LOTR star Billy Boyd and his band Beecake will be performing at Dickens Pub on September 22nd for a night of fantastic Indie Rock. Boyd's critically acclaimed song, The Last Goodbye, for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has enjoyed success in the UK charts, with the video garnering over a million views before the film was even released. Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, Beecake has previously released two albums - Soulswimming (2009) and Blue Sky Paradise (2012).
Dead Pretty is a band from Calgary, AB. Their sound draws influence from shoegaze and psychedelic rock n roll. Formed in 2012 by Kenton Amstutz and Darren McDade. In the beginning, the two founding members spent endless nights, writing and recording demos on their own while trying to figure out which direction to take the songs. Then on, McDade and Amstutz performed with a rotating door of drummers and had a short run as a two piece, where they looped drum beats through a Maschine. Fast forward to 2015 and the band now writes, records and performs as a four piece with the original two, plus drummer Adam Mudry and guitarist Erik Ermantrout. Their first single "Death Row", which was released this summer, will be followed up by an EP in 2016.
Free the Cynics
Free the Cynics are the sculptors of a uniquely gritty, yet catchy, rock and roll sound. Overtoned with jangly rock guitars and beefy riffs, undertoned with poppy bass grooves, crashing drums and huge vocals, they put on an energetic and pulsating live show. Taking influences from the UK rock scene and blending it with North American indie styles to create an energetic style of music that can only be described as their own, Free the Cynics released their debut E.P. 'Showtunes from the Basement' to great acclaim, with The Calgary Herald describing the record as 'superlative' and Beatroute magazine labeling the eclectic release 'truly excellent'. Free the Cynics defy the tired hat of rock ‘n’ roll and deliver something new and refreshing and their live shows are an intense and emotional ride.
- Doors at open 8:00pm
- First band on 9:00-9:30pm
- Second band on 10:00-10:30pm
- Beecake: 11:00 - end