Sunday, February 27, 2011

Slush! …

… was the theme for Winterruption 2011. 
Conditions were slippery enough that Mortal Coil and Chix on Stix stayed at sea level.

Gabe and Fred



 Sharon interacts with the audience

This was a scene from Dr. Zhivago which, sadly, was left on the cutting room floor.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

S'no Joke

" … neither by snow, nor rain, nor … "

 The Carnival Band and Mortal Coil enjoyed a 0º C. Saturday with snow flurries
on Granville Island.

… ribbit … ribbit ...


Brrrrrr …

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bon Voyage Jean Béliveau!

With light snow falling Jean Béliveau was treated to an official send-off from the Mayor, The Carnival Band, and the Campaign for the Department of Peace. 

Jean is headed east and will be home in Montréal in October.

 John warms up

 Jean and His Worship (aka Gregor)

The Carnival Band, all 6 of them.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Rally For Freedom


A small, but meaningful, band came out on short notice to lend support to the fight for freedom in Iran and other Middle Eastern countries, Egypt, Bahrain, Tunisia … 
It's a long list.

The organization that hired the band is called Neda. Neda means 'voice' in Farsi. It is also the name of a young women who was attacked and killed in Iran in 2009. 

The story can be read here but be advised, the details are disturbing.

 devo on drum

 Debbie, Bryan, devo, Carolyn as seen from the rear

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Prophouse Valentine's Gig

On February 12 the band celebrated a red and white Valentine's Day at 
The (marvellous) Prophouse Cafe

Debbie and Kyrstein

Joe on 'bari 

Woogie makes himself comfortable

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Olympic Revival

The rain and cold on February 12 couldn't keep a small band of Carnies from joining 
in the 2010 Olympic Revival Celebrations

 John Cl

 l-r Darryl, Fred, Marlo, Ross

Staying dry on the Mall

Friday, February 11, 2011

Baker Street by Ross Barrett

Austin, TX here we come!

HONK! TX bands, and everyone else, can download charts for Ross Barrett's Baker Street Samba here:

As an added bonus, and at no additional charge, you can hear Baker Street here:

There are other versions, like this one, floating around the 'net. 

The Carnival Band Gets Ink

A great photo in today's Vancouver Sun of TCB and Big Nazo at last year's Olympic Celebrations downtown.

Stuart Davis  photo

At noon on Saturday, February 12 The Carnival Band will re-live the Olympic excitement by busking at Granville and Robson Sts.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Year Of The Pink Rabbit

It's no easy feat coming up with a costume that stands out 
in The Carnival Band ...

 … but Marc's pink rabbit costume was a show stopper. 

 Warming up the crowd

'present and accounted for, sir!'

The girls could barely contain themselves

more pics of Marc and his fan club:

恭喜發財 (kung hei fat choy)


Rabbits Rule 
for the next 12 months.

On a soggy Sunday the 6th of Feb. The Carnival Band 
marched in the Chinese New Year Parade for the umpteenth time

 Bryan takes the lead

 Anna and Debbie 

click here for more parade pics

and here for pics from the indoor gig

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Railway Club

The Carnival Band teamed up with Okestar Slivovica for a double bill at 
The Railway Club on February 2

Eddie and Andrew

 Tuba Twosome, AJ and Marc

Debbie B

Andrew x 2

more pics on