If you are interested in booking a band to play at Moby’s Pub, please email mobysmusicbookings@gmail.com

Nov
19
Tue
Trivia Tuesday
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Trivia Tuesday

Trivia returns to Moby’s Pub!

Nov
20
Wed
Lonesome Ace Stringband – November 20th @ Moby's Pub
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Lonesome Ace Stringband - November 20th @ Moby's Pub

Old-time, Appalachian stringband music…

The Lonesome Ace Stringband is an old-time band with bluegrass chops that play some  righteous folk and country music. There’s a depth of groove and sense of space not often heard in bluegrass today, a level of instrumental interplay and vocal blend uncommon in old-time, and an on-stage rapport that transcends all of this.

Three Canadians lost in the weird and wonderful traditional country music of the American South, the band members Chris Coole (banjo), John Showman (fiddle) and Max Heineman (bass) are each journeyman musicians and veterans of some of Canada’s top roots music acts (New Country Rehab, The David Francey Band, The Foggy Hogtown Boys, Fiver).

Instrumentation alone instantly sets LAS’s sound apart: consisting of just fiddle, clawhammer banjo, and upright bass, the band moves freely between having a sound so powerful that it doesn’t seem like it should be coming from a trio, to a sparseness and fragility that draws the listener in and refreshes the ear. All three are compelling lead singers, each with his own character and range. This allows for the vocal texture to shift depending on how the song needs to feel – and what the song has to say. When those voices come together the power of the harmonies is unshakable. It’s clear to anyone who’s heard LAS that they just don’t sound like any other band.

One must, however, look at the roots of LAS to understand where the sound comes from. Starting in 2007, the band took up residency in Toronto’s legendary Dakota Tavern routinely playing 10 sets of music every weekend. LAS spent 7 years as a house band before ever taking the show on the road or recording a note. In these days when new records and buzz-bands come at us like a jacked-up news cycle, this workaday approach hearkens to another era. Those years were a gestation period that allowed for a type of looseness and intuition to develop, something that can only come from experienced musicians clocking hundreds of on-stage hours together.

As of 2019, the band has toured internationally, been engaged at some of the largest festivals in North America and Europe (including Merlefest, Rockygrass, Wintergrass, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, Gooikorts, John Hartford Memorial), and recorded 4 albums. On the first two albums, Old Time (2014), and Gone For Evermore (2016) the band leaned heavily on the traditional old-time cannon to express what it needed to say musically. In 2018, with the release of When the Sun Comes Up, the band showcased its songwriting and studio savvy, offering up a more progressive interpretation of old-time music, and taking it’s sound to new places. All three albums have been embraced by both fans and critics alike.

The 4th album “Modern Old-Time Sounds for the Bluegrass and Folksong Jamboree” showcases the band’s musical range, interpretive skills, and instrumental/vocal “chops blended with maturity”. The  International release date for the “Jamboree” album is November 15/2019. The band is looking forward to an active touring schedule in 2020 and beyond.

Nov
21
Thu
Open Mic @ Moby's Pub
Nov 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Nov
23
Sat
SALT – November 23rd @ Moby's Pub
Nov 23 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 1:00 am
SALT - November 23rd @ Moby's Pub

SaltSpring Island band, SALT infuses timeless funk-soul grooves with their own unique flavour!

Nov
26
Tue
Trivia Tuesday
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Trivia Tuesday

Trivia returns to Moby’s Pub!

Nov
27
Wed
Music Bingo with Taylor @ Moby's Pub
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Music Bingo with Taylor @ Moby's Pub

Music Bingo with Taylor returns to Moby’s Pub!

Nov
28
Thu
Open Mic @ Moby's Pub
Nov 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Nov
30
Sat
Blanky – November 30th @ Moby's Pub
Nov 30 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 1:00 am
Blanky - November 30th @ Moby's Pub

Come spend the evening with Blanky. Expect a wide variety of dance/rock/ska/funk covers ranging from Stevie Wonder to Rage Against the Machine.  These guys will rock Moby’s!
Michael Iurincic – Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Alexandra Miller – Drums, Vocals
Ross Duncan – Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Dave Lettinga – Vocals, Guitar, Bass

Dec
3
Tue
Trivia Tuesday
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Trivia Tuesday

Trivia returns to Moby’s Pub!

Dec
4
Wed
Music Bingo with Taylor @ Moby's Pub
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Music Bingo with Taylor @ Moby's Pub

Music Bingo with Taylor returns to Moby’s Pub!