The ReAktion, an original metal outfit from Chile will be performing at Roberts Creek Hall Friday, July 5. Photo submitted
Summer Meltdown, a new festival is a benefit for the Advocacy 101 Society, presents three shows featuring artists from the Sunshine Coast and acts from as far away as Chile and the Yukon, July 5 and 6 at Roberts Creek Hall. The two evening shows on Friday and Saturday are restricted to people age 19 and over, with doors opening at 9pm. A family-friendly, all-ages Saturday afternoon event from 2 to 7pm offers free admission to ages 18 and under. The three Meltdown performances will be hosted by local band the Muffdusters.
The Muffdusters are a unique yet accessible band that create a sound all their own. As hosts of the Summer Meltdown, the Muffdusters will perform at all three events.
Tippy Agogo (Demian Mark) is a multi-instrumentalist and mouth musician, an award winning sound designer, with four previous releases of punk influenced electronic/acoustical loop improv. He also published a music guide, ‘In the Groove’, adjudicated by the Royal Conservatory, that instructs educators how to make music from easy-to-construct recyclable items, like tin cans, bottles, and drinking straws, and is taught in schools world-wide.
The ReAktion, an original metal outfit from Chile have made Vancouver their home for the past year. This remarkable group of talented musicians that been turning heads at every show. They have also been recording a new album with producers Futcher, Garth Richardson and Bob Ezrin at Fader Mountain Studios and Nimbus School of Recording Arts.
Sinmobile is a four-piece, indie rock band led by the song writing team of Irene Orallo and Mike Soper, with the raw energy of Kody Raymond on drums and veteran rock bassist Rick Raymond. The band’s influences include metal, old school punk, alternative rock, and early 70s Canadian rock and folk.
Meat the Vegans are a rock group from Whitehorse, Yukon. With a debut EP just released and a full-length album shortly to follow, this group is destined to carve a name for themselves in the meat market known as the music industry.
Ferrule consists of young Sechelt musicians James Flemming on vocals/guitar, Colby Fortunato on guitar, Brody Brooks on bass, and Willie Knauff on percussion. They are quickly earning their stripes and are sure to be full-fledged rock stars by the time they graduate from high school. This rock/metal outfit lists Iron Maiden, Metallica, The Ramones, Headstones, Black Sabbath, Led Zepplin and Rush as their influences.
A very talented local musician and performer, Nir Blu released his first album Sleepyhead in Montreal in 2009 and Egress in Vancouver in 2010. His music mixes heavy rock with jazz, blues and classical music.
For more information about other bands and how to get tickets, visit www.summermeltdown.ca