Classic rock for modern times

Vancouver-based rock band, No Island, will be making a stop in Fernie on Saturday.

No Island

Vancouver-based rock band, No Island, will be making a stop in Fernie on Saturday.

No Island is made up of five hard-working professionally-trained musicians.

They deliver a new brand of rock that blurs the lines between genres and generations. With well-crafted original songs and a unique sound complimented by keyboards and saxophone, No Island’s approach to rock is catchy, powerful, and sophisticated all at once.

Drawing from influences including Supertramp, Queen, Rush, and Steely Dan, No Island has taken their love of innovative classic rock and channeled it in their own new direction, one further inspired by a wide range of different genres and modern influences.

Formed in 2009 by saxophonist James Wilfred Martin and guitarist/lead vocalist Keith Sinclair, No Island soon grew to include the talents of keyboardist/vocalist Andy Rice, bassist Sara Lauridsen, and drummer Mike Ferguson. Raised on rock and trained in jazz, each member of No Island shares a similar musical background in which they find their common ground.

No Island released their debut album, Sign of the Times, in the spring of 2011.

“We love fun, people, music, and cool new ways to share our music,” said Rice. “The four boys in the band are all recent graduates from Capilano University’s Jazz Studies Degree program and Sara, our bass player, is a personal trainer and fitness instructor by day but a total rock star by night.

“All five of us have an interesting take on the music business and a fun but eloquent way of putting it into words. We’re funny, quirky, and maybe a little awkward sometimes, but in a pretty lovable kind of way.

“Our music is a blend of what we love to listen to now and what our parents loved to listen to long before we were born. We call it indie, with a classic rock twist, but we recommend you take a listen for yourself.”

No Island play the Fernie hotel on Saturday, August 25 at 9:30 p.m. No cover.

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