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Jon and Roy at The Queens

Got Pop? Concerts presents:

JON AND ROY
with special guests

Friday July 12th '19
at The Queens
34 Victoria Cres., Nanaimo BC
*Early Show* - Doors: 7pm, Show: 8pm
19+ Show. Please bring 2 pieces of I.D.
Tickets are $20 + s/c in advance & on sale now ONLINE ONLY at myshowpass.com and starting Friday May 3rd at Lucid, Desire Tattoo, Sunrise Records & The Queens

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Jon and Roy's 8th album Here (out 3/1/19) epitomizes their journey to date; an assured collection of 9 brand new songs that touch upon themes of love, presence, hardship and joy. Building upon the creative energy of 2017’s The Road Ahead is Golden, Here is an aural balm to soothe in these uncertain times; a gentle reminder to be present, to revel in the simple joy of living. “To me, this album is something special,” says Middleton, “It contains all the elements that I hold dear about this band, and it feels free to me; as true an expression of our music as we’ve ever created”

Recorded in the quiet forests of Vancouver Island over the summer and fall of 2018, Here is quintessential Jon and Roy. “Half of the songs were written this past year,” Middleton continues, “but the other half are 2, or even three years old, and have needed time to simmer to get where they needed to be.” In the title track, Middleton’s beguiling vocals weave a languid tale atop of Roy Vizer’s laid back percussion. The tracks 'Headstrong' and 'Seven Colts' are buoyant, filled with an exuberance that is elevated by a breezy horn section and strong vocals. In the raw and honest 'Where Has My Love Gone', Middleton laments lost love; his impassioned vocals rising over Vizer’s stripped back drums. A compelling lyricist, Middleton is renowned for not sharing the meaning behind the songs; instead encouraging the listener to draw upon their own personal experiences to find connection, “I love that our songs have an ambiguity to them,” he says.

Earlier Event: July 11
Open for BIG SUGAR Contest!
Later Event: July 12
Partyman