Spirit of the West
November 21, 8:00 PM, Casino Regina Show Lounge
Folk/Rock - Nearing the three-and-a-half decade mark, Spirit of the West continues to rock audiences with their original and potent blend of Folk, Celtic, Rock, Pop and Punk. The band that began in 1983 as an innocent trio of acoustic guitar, flutes and bouzouki is now a musical and performance powerhouse that features six musicians and dozens of instrument changes in a night’s worth of timeless and beloved songs. With 13 albums to their credit, five of them gold and three platinum, a history of extensive touring throughout the western world and the authorship of a drinking song (”Home For a Rest”) so well-known and loved that it is often called ‘Canada’s unofficial national anthem’, Spirit of the West’s legacy has grown to legendary status.
The band consists of John Mann (vocals); Geoffrey Kelly (vocals, guitar, flutes, whistles, bodhran); Hugh McMillan (vocals, bass, nearly all other stringed things on Earth); Tobin ‘The Gull’ Frank (bass, accordion, keyboards); Matthew Harder (vocals, guitars) & Vince Ditrich (vocals, drums, percussion, management, refreshment coordination). Spirit of the West enjoys a brilliant technical crew that is well worthy of mention: Chris Hibbins (FOH Mix/Tour Management) & Andre Arsenault (Stage Management/Guitar Tech).
Songs: “And if Venice is Sinking”; “Home for a Rest; “Sadness Grows”; “Political”.
1880 Saskatchewan Drive
Local Number: 306-565-3000