The Wellington Folk may want to down a frothy pint of Crannog Ale’s Back Hand of God, or indulge in some of Okanagan Spring’s new Sonder Hefe when they visit the Okanagan-Shuswap next week.
The band of beer enthusiasts will be playing six venues in the province from Sept. 11 to 20, including Lorenzo’s Café in Ashton Creek, and are set to enjoy a few of the many micro breweries the province has to offer.
“We’ve heard so many great things about B.C. and how the province supports live music and the arts. We are excited to have the opportunity to finally bring our music there and get to experience it for ourselves, plus music and beer? Does it get better than that!? We are open to brewery suggestions,” said Ian Love, drummer for the Calgary five-piece.
Fresh off a good showing in the 2015 CBC Searchlight competition, having made the Top 10 in their region, The Wellington Folk have been together for four years.
Besides Love, band members include creative force Sarah Kemmers on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Clayton Dell on vocals (and the occasional guitar or percussion piece), Scott Sorell on bass and vocals, and “Grampa” Gord Allert on lead guitar.
Yes Grampa. The band is actually made up of members that span two generations. This may account for their “modern classic” sound.
In describing the band’s music, Kemmers says, “I guess we’re a blend of folk, rock, blues with a bit of an indie twist, but one of our producers says we sound like Fleetwood Mac meets Deathcab for Cutie. I think that’s a pretty good description.”
The Wellington Folk take the stage at Lorenzo’s Cafe, 901 Mabel Lake Road, east of Enderby, Saturday, Sept. 12. the band is also open to any beer suggestions. Shoot them a tweet @wellingtonfolk.