Date: November 25, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm
Price: $15 advanced tickets, $20 at the door
We’re cookin’ up some roots-folk fun, tinged with hints of bluegrass, jazz, blues, roots, and Afro-Latin beats. Join our friends at CJSW at the Eddy for Victoria’s Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra!
The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra are a collection of musicians, linked by common sonic journeys and familial ties. It doesn’t matter much how they got here, but rather that they are traveling with each other. Now they are here in the room with you, the way music in the folk tradition always is, to bring people together; to share real flesh, blood and feeling.
We Make Really Party is a 5 song EP that returns to the old world sounds the band became known for in its early years. With both original and reimagined roots and folk songs in English, Spanish and Italian. We Make Really Party captures the band playing live off the floor in a three day session after their 2016 summer tour. It is a record that is refined in both playing and production while honouring the band’s past musically.
TMO have spent years weaving their stories with guitars and violins, with accordions and bass, with melodies and music makers gleaned from their wanderings. Here are the troubadours to remind you that this music (no matter what kind of device it ends up on) could not exist without warm bodies in search of harmony.
Since 2006 the band has played multiple tours across Canada, the USA, and Europe. The band is currently promoting its latest album, We Make Really Party, independently released in July 2017.
TMO has had the distinction of performing at many major festivals across the country and abroad including Calgary Folk Fest, Vancouver Island Music Fest, Victoria BC Ska Fest, Ottawa Jazz Fest, Blissfest Michigan, Montreal Folk Fest, Dockville Fest Hamburg and Folk on the Rocks in Yellowknife. In addition the band has showcased at NXNE, Folk Alliance and the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals.
Since 2008 TMO has independently recorded, released and toured 3 Full Length albums and 3 EPs garnering grass roots support from coast to coast. The most recent offering, We Make Really Party, was a production recorded mostly live of the floor in a 5 day session following their summer tour in 2016.
Since 2011 the band has been involved with The Legacy Children’s Foundation Gift of Music Programs. These programs create all-inclusive music programming that engages financially challenged families and at risk youth in creative and positive musical experiences.