Live Acts Canada Presents - Holy Tokes + Sonic Break + Bong Chow Live Off The Floor @The Armoury Studios
|When:||Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:00pm|
|Where:||Online Event Only*|
Live Acts Canada Presents
+ Holy Tokes
+ Sonic Break
+ Bong Chow
Live Off The Floor @ The Armoury Studios
You don’t need to believe in god to listen to Holy Tokes, but you will believe they are gods. Crafted by perfection these 4 wizards in casual friday clothing have bumped their heads together long and hard enough to create something. Rocking tunes, and fresh haircuts Holy Tokes is fully prepared to take you on whatever ride you wanna partake in.
Band Camp - https://holytokes.bandcamp.com/
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/user-575738546/pay-the-rich
FB - @holytokesmusic
Insta - @holytokesmusic
Sonic Break is an original, alt-rock act based in Vancouver and formed in 2015. After years of songwriting, brothers Rory and Jamie Mackay joined forces with drummer Ryan Grohn and bassist Ash Shenoy to create their diverse sound: a melting pot of rock, grunge, and pop influences. The band is complimented by the rich harmony vocals of singer-songwriter and collaborator Anika MacKay. Sonic Break offers a rocking live performance with searing leads, body-moving beats, catchy melodies and memorable lyrics.
They are grateful to have signed with Live Acts Canada and are honoured to be the Spotlight Artist of the Month for August, just in time for the release of their first single. They have recently been in the recording studio with acclaimed canadian producer Darren Grahn (who has worked with Metallica and Motley Crue) which has resulted in songs that they are truly proud to release to the world !. They perform live gigs regularly in the Vancouver music scene.
Insta - @sonicbreak.band
FB - @sonicbreak.band
Bong Chow was originally formed in 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, by lead singer Create Krys and guitarist Hour Chopper, as they wrapped up playing on a separate project earlier that year. Coming from a rock and alternative music background, Chop & Krys had the urge to venture into different territory: the subtle and yet uplifting sounds of reggae.
This new adventure prompted Chop & Krys to find talented and open-minded musicians to complement their abilities in guitar and vocals respectively. It was then they came across fellow musician David Garzon and asked him to join. Garzon, originally from Colombia, quickly added a new dimension to Bong Chow as he plays multiple instruments: keyboards, guitar and assortment of latin percussion. They were complimented by TI on drums and CV on bass.
During this first rendition of Bong Chow, which focused in covering artists that had influenced them in their youth such as Sublime, Bob Marley and The Police, they frequented local Vancouver pubs, casinos and parties. Response to their take on these classic artists was positive wherever they played, and it was this response that prompted the core trio of Bong Chow to reconsider being a cover band – they felt they had more to offer their fans.
After a brief retreat, Bong Chow re-grouped in early 2018 and joined forces with CJ Sturch on drums and Dan on bass. This is when Bong Chow really struck gold. Dan’s bass playing ability, and studious character of reggae, 70’s blaxplotation funk, and other genres, gave the band great edge and range. That is when Bong Chow decided to pursue their own direction and focus solely on original content. Creativity and inspiration took over the band and they started producing new music that had a blend the band considers unique: a solid base of reggae with tones and textures of latin fusion, funk, rock and jazz. Shortly after in mid-2018, Ollegro joined the Chow playing saxophone to complete the six-member band. However, in the beginning of 2019 Sturch decided to leave the band for personal reasons and a search for a new drummer ensued.
After a brief hunt for new percussion Bong Chow got lucky once again. They not only found 1 drummer but 2!!! Orlando Paco Faustino and Brian Brigz joined on the kit, with each of them bringing two unique styles: Paco has funk and blues background, while Briggz a ska and reggae one. This further enhanced the Bong Chow sound and music making ability.
Later in 2019, Alex Fiore (the 27th born son to the late, great Tito Puente) joined Bong Chow to add his accents on the timbales and congas to compliment the percussion section of the band.
The result of this fortunate convergence of talented musicians is one that is taking Vancouver by storm. The band frequents legendary venues such as The Railway Club and The Fairview Pub in Vancouver, as well as appearances in festivals in British Columbia, always leaving dancing crowds clamoring for more.
Bong Chow is currently rehearsing and recording original content to be released in 2020. The band is excited to continue to bring their unique sound and vibe and expand their fan base beyond Vancouver.
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/user-570650639
Insta - bongchowreggae
FB - @BongChowMusic
Please note ** On your ticket please click on blue live stream link after 8:00 PM to view the show.
Live Link Featuring
+ Holy Tokes
+ Sonic Break
+ Bong Chow