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Butchart's Summer Festival Presents The Archers

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
8:00 PM

The Butchart Gardens' summer festival presents folk/rock with compelling harmonies and energy by The Archers.

This open-air concert takes place on the Concert Lawn stage. Come sit on a bench, or bring a blanket and sit on the lawn.

The summer entertainment program is part of your general admission ticket. There is no extra charge for lovely evenings on the Concert Lawn or for Firework Saturdays.

About The Archers

The band was formed in early 2010 by Sandy Hughes and Ethan Caleb. After a few months the two songwriters set out to find a drummer and a bass player. Before too long they found a very reliable rhythm section comprised of Liam Moes on drums and Liam McLaren on bass. In September of 2010, Liam McLaren was moved from his role as bass player to playing piano, guitar, and mandolin, and Robert McMullen joined the band playing bass and trumpet.

The five friends creating this unique Folk/Rock sound, out of Victoria, BC, pride themselves in their ability to be multi-talented musicians, songwriters and performers. The Archers share the roles of guitar, piano, bass, drums, mandolin, banjo and multiple other percussion instruments creating, through this trade off of instruments, an impressive and versatile sound full of compelling harmonies and fantastic energy.

The Archers, who were recently nominated for a �Young Performer of the Year Award� by the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards, have previously been crowned Youthink�s �BC's Best Teen Band� in April 2011 and Victoria�s �Garage Band Live� winners in May 2011. They produced their own EP, "Much More Than Merry Men", in August 2011, and discovered it had national appeal on CBC Radio 1. The album has since been added into rotation on CBC Radio3 and the band was Victoria�s Zone 91.3FM�s Band of the Month in June 2012. They have played Main stage at Victoria�s Canada Day, Side Stage at Rifflandia Festival, Fringe Festival, Kulth Festival, TedX Youth Conference, and opened for Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies), Hey Ocean, Grand Analog, Rococode, Mike Edel, and Jon and Roy�s Vancouver CD release with Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother). They are just back from their second tour of BC/AB and plan to continue to hit the road as often as they can.

Cost: Category: Concerts | Music
    Indie | Folk
    Pop | Rock
Location: Butchart Gardens
800 Benvenuto Avenue, Victoria
This event is for Everyone
More Info: The Butchart Gardens
250-652-5256
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