Brandon Isaak and Special Guest Andrew Christopher (sold out)
March 31 @ 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm$27.50
Brandon Isaak and Special Guest Andrew Christopher
Friday March 31
Early Show Doors 4:00 show 5:30
Late Show Doors 8:00 Show 9:00
Tickets $ 27.50
“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.
What separates Brandon from the rest of the pack besides his world-class musicianship and song writing, is his ability to connect and involve the audience in his live shows.
After many nominations by The Maple Blues Awards, (Canada’s national blues awards) this Yukonion guitar slinger finally won his first MBA last year for (Acoustic Act of the Year). The nominations were just released again and Brandon once again has a nomination… (Guitarist of the Year). We’ll have to wait and see what happens. Last year he had nominations for (Song Writer of the Year), (Acoustic Act of the Year) and (Album of the Year) for his latest solo album; Here On Earth.
Brandon was nominated by (The 2013 Maple Blues Awards) for (Acoustic Act Of The Year) and (Song Writer Of The Year). He was nominated for (Song Writer Of The Year) by the 2010 M.B.A.’s. This honour recognized him as being one of Canada’s top songwriters. He was also one of Canada’s 13 artists picked to write a road song about their province / territory for the CBC’s, great Canadian Song Quest 2011.
Mr. Isaak represented British Columbia in the 2012 International Blues Challenge which takes place every year on Beale St in Memphis, TN. This is the biggest gathering of blues acts in the world.
Brandon’s first solo album entitled; “Bluesman’s Plea” was nominated for a (2012 Western Canadian Music Award) for (Best Blues Album Of The Year.) Don’t let the title fool you; this is a very versatile and diverse roots album that truly reflects the music that he plays in his “Live” performances. The song’s showcase Ragtime, Delta Blues, Piedmont, Gospel as well as Swing styles. This album has just been
Brandon is also known as the front man and main songwriter / guitar player for the Popular Canadian Jump band (The Twisters) based out of Vancouver, Canada. He now has a new hot group called: Brandon Isaak & his Saints of Swing.
Over the years Brandon has had a chance to play with some of his favourite musicians and main influences, such as: Corey Harris, Guy Davis, Taj Mahal, Colin Linden, Harrison Kennedy, Serena Ryder, The Sojourners and Jim Byrnes as well as electric greats like… Jeff Healy, Joe Louis Walker, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, and Chicago Blues Diva Zora Young.
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.
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.