Vancouver’s tightest and funkiest representatives of rhythm and blues, Brickhouse, will be igniting both the stage and dance floor Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8:00 p.m. in the intimate Harrison Memorial Hall.
“The last time Brickhouse was here, in 2014, they sold out the hall a few days in advance,” recalls Harrison Festival Society artistic director Andy Hillhouse. “There is a good reason why they are so popular—they are a satisfyingly good live act, with a charismatic frontman, Rob Bracken, who has a great voice and is a killer harp player to boot.”
With over 20 years of touring and gigs under their belts, Brickhouse has been dubbed “Vancouver’s busiest band” by Storman Norman of Rock 101 Sunday Blues.
With their devotion to bringing across the genuine emotion behind classic and original blues funk music, Brickhouse has won respect among musicians as a band that makes a difference.
Brickhouse was booked relatively last minute to replace Roy Forbes, who had an accident in mid-January.
“Roy is an old friend of the festival so we were concerned when we heard the news,” says Hillhouse. “We are happy to say he is recovering and will be back to perform here in September.”
Brickhouse is a six-piece band with not only great playing and singing ‘chops’ but also lots of personality.
The fun nature of the band does not negate the fact that they include some of Vancouver’s highest caliber and hardest working musicians—qualities that helped to earn them the spot as house band at the legendary Yale Hotel blues bar for over 10 years.
With a list of original material that rivals the number of keys on a full size piano, Brickhouse delivers a message that attracts the young, and the young at heart. With over 200 shows a year, it’s no wonder fans choose the set list before the band does.
• Tickets for Brickhouse are $22.00 and can be purchased online at www.harrisonfestival.com, by phone at 604.796.3664 or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison and Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart on Pioneer Avenue.