Brandon Isaak & Andrew Christopher (2 shows)
March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm$32.50 – $34.50
Brandon Isaak and Special Guest Andrew Christopher
Friday March 8
Early Show Doors 4:00 Show 5:30 Tickets $ 32.50
Late Show Doors 8:00 Show 9:00 Tickets $ 34.50
“Brandon not only plays his guitar but he plays his audience like a ringmaster in his own circus, always looking for new ways to entertain.”-Teresa Mallam, Prince George Free Press.
A dash of Taj Mahal, a sprinkle of B.B. King and a few drops of Lighting Hopkins: stir it up, simmer on low and you have a recipe that sounds like Brandon Isaak.
Crowds always leave Brandon’s shows with a smile on their face and a need to come back for more. This Yukon born songster performs a mixture of thoughtful, humorous, spiritual and catchy memorable songs; always delivered with world class guitar, harmonica and vocals. Lyrics are paramount and it’s obvious when you see his accolades and hear his music. After 35 years in the business, this international touring artist is always asked back as he’s a total pro off and on the stage. If you like top notch blues, hard hitting lyrics and great night of entertainment, Brandon Isaak is your man.
Brandon Isaak is a one of a kind world class roots and blues showman ! He engages with an audience, getting them involved and part of the show. New fans are made at every show as they leave the venue still singing catchy lines and humming new melodies. Brandon is a multi-instrumentalist who writes heartfelt, uplifting, funny and spiritual songs. This Yukon born artist takes his audiences on an emotional journey through the varieties of his original songs. He has honed his craft over the past 37 years and it shows every night. His gravelly singing voice always astounds people that wonder how that big voice comes out of his smaller frame! He has played in three continents and 8 country’s, as well as 13 European tours.
Brandon has been nominated for many awards including Maple Blues for song writing of the year, blues act of the year, producer of the year, guitar player of the year, album of the year . He also 2 Juno nominations under his belt.
Brandon’s affinity for the rawness and spontaneity of the blues is second to none, as anyone who has had the privilege of being a part of his audience will tell you. He brings a firebrand style of guitar as well as incredibly stirring vocals that truly has to be witnessed to be appreciated! He is VERY much in the moment as he rips it up, and we know you’ll be impressed with the caliber of showmanship within his performance of songs & stories by this great Canadian artist.
-Bud Green / Music Producer
Andrew Christopher is a Canadian singer-songwriter born and raised in small town Agassiz, BC. He is currently living in the Lower Mainland with his young family, fulfilling his dreams of creating music. His original songs written about love, loss and life become instant favourites for his listeners. His music is acoustically based with a blend of Alt/Rock, Country and Pop.
Music has always been a huge part of Andrew’s life, but it wasn’t until a trip to Australia in 2008 where he spent the year busking his way around the country that he realized his true passion for music. He quickly became accustomed to the ‘big stage’ as he returned home to join Pardon My Striptease and having their first gig at Carnegi Hall, New York, NY. Since then, he has been invited to share the stage and sing hit songs with the likes of Mike Reno (of Lover Boy) and State of Shock.
In December 2011, Pardon My Striptease released Andrew’s song “Pray (for LJ)”. It soon became the #1 most downloaded song in Canada, also making it to the top 20 on Canada’s Billboard Charts and raising $110,000 for BC Children’s Hospital. “Pray (for LJ)” and further fundraising efforts are important to Andrew as his first daughter, Lilee, spent endless hours battling cancer at BC Children’s Hospital, and eventually succumbed to the awful disease.
Andrew’s debut solo album “Gone” (released December 2012) is filled with heart-felt original tunes which has sold over 1500 copies off-stage.
After a 6 month hiatus in 2013, Andrew enjoyed 2016 as his third year as a full-time musician playing over 250 shows and doesn’t plan to slow down for 2017. In 2015 Andrew took a new path with after exploring many different avenues. After finding success with his rock band, Pardon My Striptease, he is now finding his groove as a folk/country artist. In addition to his solo work, Andrew maintains a strong and diverse involvement in the music scene, you can find him providing lead vocals and acoustic guitar for premiere 90’s cover band Big Shiny.
Most recently he was nominated for 2016’s Country Club Act of the Year, and Male Vocalist of the year for the BC Country Music Association.
Andrew’s repertoire has been described as a “truly eclectic mix of contemporary songs” ranging from Tim McGraw to Eminem. His original songs have heavy emphasis on lyrics and the guitar accompaniment is perfectly married with the tranquillity of his voice. His energetic and often humorous live shows, along with a Rock ‘n’ Roll attitude, intrigues fans to stick around after just one listen. Andrew’s charm and sincerity as a person has kept them coming back for more.