Live Acts Canada Presents - Sham Rocks feat. Akeel + Chris Clute
|When:||Thursday, August 12, 2021 8:00pm|
|Where:||216 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1|
Blarney Stone & Live Acts Canada Presents
+ Chris Clute
Doors 8:00 PM/ Tickets $13.00 In Advance $15.00 @ The Door
Formed in 2019, Vancouver's AKEEL has a wealth of musical experience that few bands are fortunate enough to find. All four members sing, lending to their distinctive full sound and diversity of genre from R&B, funk & soul to jazz and rock.
Three of the members (Nikko/Tom/Jacob) have been playing, writing and recording music together for over a decade. There's a level of communication that is developed between musicians who have worked together that long. Their style of improvisation meets deliberate, careful writing and is infectious for the other members who have welcomed it with open arms. Although this style of writing takes more time, the rewards are certainly reflected in AKEEL's music.
Whether it is the powerful, soulful voice of V!CE, skillful execution of Jacob on the keys, Nikko's catchy drum beats or Tom's effortlessly funky bass lines , let AKEEL take you away into their exciting, polyphonic world.
Link Tree - https://linktr.ee/AKEELMUSIC
Vancouver-based artist Chris Clute is a fixture in his local music scene. Having a love of music from a young age, piano lessons paved the way to him jamming, making his own songs and figuring out how to play songs he was listening to. His songwriting reflects a variety of perspectives, with his early introspective and self-reflective writing leading to his learning to write from others’ points of view as he began to write and create music with others. Performing in rock bands and collaborating with other musicians over the years has taught him what kind of artist he wants to be. Aside from playing in his own band, he also works on music with producers Sal and Pete of Sound of Kalima and often collaborates with his sister, musician Andrea Clute and his partner Victoria Groff. A passionate advocate for bringing attention to Canada’s (especially Vancouver’s) opioid epidemic, homelessness and the mental health struggles that many face, he recently released “Vince’s Song”. The song was written for his friend Vince who, consumed by addiction, disappeared into the streets of Vancouver’s dangerous downtown Eastside. He has also created a campaign around the song, selling shirts and donating the profits to Street Saviors Society Outreach organization in Vancouver.
FB - @chrisclutemusic
Insta - @chris___clute