Steelin' In the Years
Saturday, Nov 19 8:00pm
Harrison Memorial Hall
Steelin’ in the Years is Vancouver’s amazing ‘Tribute to Steely Dan’!
Steelin' in the Years performs the music of 1970s band Steely Dan, a group that, perhaps more than any of its contemporaries, successfully fused the accessibility of rock and pop songwriting with the sophistication of jazz and literary lyrics. The core of Steely Dan were songwriters Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. Noteable 70s rock icons such as Michael McDonald, Denny Diaz, and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter were among the myriad of top notch studio musicians who appeared on their numerous Grammy winning records.
Steelin' in the Years includes some longtime Vancouver session and gigging musicians such as singer Billy Mendoza (R and B Allstars), drummer Phil Robertson (Idle Eyes) and guitarist Andreas Schuld (Long John Baldry, Bill Bourne, Raffi). Alongside these seasoned players are some talented younger performers on the scene such as Geeta Das (winds) and Jason De Couto (keys). Many of these players, like the members of Steely Dan, combine the chops of jazz improv with the gut level feel for rock and roll.
It is unusual for us to present "tribute" or "cover" bands, but in this case we couldn't resist- this is a great opportunity to hear these wonderful arrangements performed live by musicians who can actually handle this sometimes very challenging material. This show promises to be a little nostalgic for those of us who grew up with tunes like "Dirty Work," "Peg," and "Do it Again" - there will be tunes to dance to and sing along with. But also, it will be a chance to listen closely to the artistry that made Steely Dan rise above the standard fare of pop in the 1970s, as a band whose music appealed to the head and the hips.
Doors for the event will open at 7:30pm. Tickets are available online at harrisonfestival.com, by calling 604.796.3664, Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart and at the door.
on line: 'Purchase Tickets' link above
by phone: (604) 796-3664
In person: Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart