Swinging the blues at Gatzke Orchards

Blues and BBQ with Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce.

  • Jul. 3, 2012 6:00 p.m.

It’s going to be a bouncing good time when recent Maple Blues Award recipient’s Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce roll into Oyama on July 8 for an afternoon of bouncing boogie Blues & BBQ. The band has been named the best new blues act in Canada after winning the prestigious title of best new artist/group at the 2012 Maple Blues Awards.

While the front of the farm displays and sells the bounty of the orchard, the beautiful area behind the market provides an opportunity for guests to experience a live music in an iconic agricultural setting located in the vibrant community of Oyama, the jewel of the Okanagan, just 20 minutes north of Kelowna.

In 2010, Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce released their debut CD Tales from Lenny’s Diner. The CD debuted at No. 1 in Canada, No.12 globally on the Roots Music Report Blues Music charts, peaking at No.6 on the global blues charts in March 2011. Further, the CD made the top 100 RMR list for most radio plays globally for 2011. Tales from Lenny’s Diner has been rated in the top 100 new CDs released in 2010/2011 according to the Real Blues Top of the Charts report and voted as the No.1 CD released for 2010 by CFBX and best new artist for 2010 by the Blues Underground. Also, Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce sits at No. 3 on the Siruis XM Picks to Click blues charts with their song Bad Boys being the most played song on BB Kings Bluesville for March 2011. Also, Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce were nominated by BCIMA for the Blues Album of the Year Award in 2011.

Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce are an act that needs to be seen. Offering up a generous helping of the swinging bouncing boogie blues is what Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce do. The show is dynamic; the players are exceptional and the grooves drive until you’re swingin’, bouncin’ and getting’ your boogie on.

The songs are light-hearted with a twist of naughty, the melodies are infectious, and it is abundantly apparent when watching this group that they truly love what they are doing. Hailing originally from Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, this group collectively makes up over 100 years of musical expertise. The band members include Sabrina Weeks, Mike Hilliard, Ed Hilliard, Bill White and Ken Sell.

Get tickets for Sunday July 8 Blues & BBQ featuring Sabrina Weeks @ Gatzke Farm Markets – Hwy 97N

Contact: events@gatzkefarmmarkets.com – www.gatzkefarmmarkets.com – 250 808 3628

Where: Gatzke Orchards – Hwy 97N, Oyama (midway between Kelowna & Vernon)

When: Sunday July 8 5 p.m. How Much: $10 for everyone – all ages.

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