With a fresh take on retro sounds, Vancouver band Ripple Illusion mixes musical influences from a variety of different eras.
The band’s brand of piano-driven rock will echo off the walls at Vernon’s the Naked Pig Sunday.
“Ripple Illusion was the first band to officially play a show at the Naked Pig this past August, and had an incredibly successful evening. Everyone enjoyed their soulful rock sounds, and we couldn’t be more excited to have them back on Sunday night,” said show promoter Alexa Harwood-Jones.
Ripple Illusion was created in the fall of 2014 by singer-keyboardist Mike Turner, a member of the accomplished Canadian rock band Damn Fools. He was inspired by his experience at the 2014 PEAK Performance Project and decided to join forces with longtime friend and blues musician Caroline Allatt. Together, they realized their musical influences were complimentary and they began incorporating tight vocal harmonies into the fabric of Turner’s dynamic instrumentation and musical arrangements.
Joined by Connor Brooks on percussion, Ripple Illusion’s sound has developed into a unique style of soul, rock, and funk.
The band released its self-titled debut EP in May, and had a successful tour playing venues throughout Western Canada this summer.
“Playing the first ever show at the Naked Pig, on a Monday night no less, was probably one of my favourite experiences as a travelling musician,” said Turner of the band’s first show in Vernon. “We can’t wait to keep coming back to this hidden gem of a venue.”
Ripple Illusion starts its performance at the Naked Pig Sunday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The show is all-ages with no cover fee.