From small-town watering holes to downtown clubs, No Island’s energetic live show never fails to fill a dance floor or bring a crowd to its feet.
The indie rock band based in Vancouver will be making a stop in Fernie later this month as part of their coast-to-coast Canadian tour.
The band is no stranger to Fernie, after a successful performance at the Fernie Hotel back at the beginning of July. The band was such a hit they were invited back for two more shows.
No Island is comprised of five university-trained musicians with a love for nachos, carbonated spring water, bacon, scotch, craft beer, confections, and new audio gear fresh out of the box.
Growing up, the five members of No Island all heeded Bob Seger’s advice; they took those old records off the shelf, and they sat and listened to them. The result, a decade or so later, is a new brand of rock that blurs the lines between genres and generations.
Hippies have become hipsters, disco has given way to techno, and Woodstock lives on in Coachella, but through 40 years of cultural evolution, that old time rock and roll has stood the test of time. No Island strives to honour that tradition and sing its praises through their own unique voice.
“We enjoy a variety of different styles of music, many of which we’ve pulled from to create an original sound all our own,” said keyboardist/vocalist Andy Rice. “Upon listening to No Island, you’ll hear a classic rock influence in our tunes and the way we play them, but also something new inspired by the music of today. And don’t let the saxophone fool you – we’re no jazz band. No siree! Without a doubt, No Island has a core made of rock.
“Night after night, we aim to deliver a tight and energetic live show tailored to each and every city we visit.”
The band released their debut album, Sign of the Times, in March 2011. After touring western Canada in the summer of 2012, No Island released their follow-up CD ‘The Waiting Game EP’ in December 2012.
The band will perform an evening show at the Fernie Hotel on Friday, August 23, followed by an afternoon set the next day.