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A cover band made up of members of Mad Pudding and Van Django is playing online Saturday

Image by Aliko Sunawang from Pixabay.

The Rogue Folk Club has one more streaming show for us before the end of March: The Hazmatics, a band of Vancouver musicians that plays covers of the Pogues, Tom Waits, Steve Earle, both of the Elvises, and all kinds of other stuff.

The show is taking place Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET.  Check out the Rogue Folk website for more details.

One of the great things about streaming shows is they give us the chance to check out regional acts we’d never normally get to see, and this is one that’s totally worth checking out.

Violinist Cameron Wilson (that’s him threatening Dave Gibbons with the violin bow in the photo) was a long-standing member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and currently performs with the classical crossover piano trio Joe Trio, the Gypsy jazz quartet Van Django, The Wahs, Hard Rubber Orchestra, Mariachi del Soul, and the Marc Atkinson Quartet. 

David Gibbons was a member of the band Groove Connection in the 80s and 90s and toured in Europe extensively working with bands including Jamiroquai, Bad Manners and Billy Childish. Dave is currently leader of the Vancouver-based band Rocabrones. He plays trumpet and guitar with Mariachi del Sol and guitar and vocals as part of the Wilson-Gibbons Duo.

Finn Manniche can be heard playing live and on CD with the Armadillo String Quartet, Ensemble Symposium, the Jazzmanian Devils, Soul Crib, the Paperboys, Denzel Sinclair, 54/40, Murray McLauglin, Mae Moore and Cam Wilson’s varying orchestral extravaganzas.

And Allan Dionne has performed with such notables as Ashley MacIsaac, Alpha Yaya Diallo, and the Celtic funk band Mad Pudding, with whom he has performed at festivals worldwide. An accordionist, composer and drummer, Allan is currently a full-time member of the Francophone trio Pastiche and is active in the Vancouver Brazilian music scene. He also plays the drum set in both the eclectic rockabilly-Mexican band Rocabrones and the progressive rock band The Undoing. 

Put ’em all together, and you’ve got The Hazmatics!

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