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Vancouver’s Hottest Party Band – Brickhouse to Play North Vancouver

Brickhouse Frontman Rob Bracken Brickhouse fans from the Queens Cross Pub have been showing their affection for the band for years by attending the now infamous summer boat party known as The Blues Cruise . Each year, a bus load of live music fans make the trek from North Vancouver to False Creek to board a rickety old boat to bask in the sunshine, drink cold beverages and raise their cups to the Vancouver sunshine and one of the best party bands the city has known. For four hours, loyal followers sing and dance to a 20 year catalogue of original songs that have become blues standards in their own right. Founding member and infamous front man Rob Bracken takes his job as vocalist, harmonica player and ring leader very (un)seriously and is often found mingling and joking with the crowd on and off stage. Backed by some of Vancouver’s most talented and hardest working musicians, the bands sound can only be described in one way – Brickhouse! When the sun isn’t shining and the weather turns cold, the band can be found warming up the dance floors of venues like The Fairview Pub on Broadway, the now closed-for-renovations Yale Hotel, Vancouver’s Fanclub, and various pubs and clubs across BC and Canada. Original members include Oz Zitek on saxophone, Ray Keesh on Bass, Neil Cruickshank on guitar with guest appearances by Todd Taylor. Rounding out the famous Brickhouse sound is keyboard player Darryl Havers and Johnny Edson on drums. Brickhouse returns to the Queens Cross on Saturday, February 23, and with a capacity of slightly more than 100, tickets are expected to sell out quickly. To purchase tickets online visit our event page here and follow the link to the PayPal gateway. Tickets are available for $10 online and will be sold at the pub 10 days prior to the event for $15.

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