Archive for July, 2010


The Malahat Revue

For close to the next two weeks BC-based artists Jeremy Fisher, Said the Whale, Hannah Georgas, and Aidan Knight will be joining forces in quite the unique tour. Using only one van as a support vehicle, these musicians are jumping on their bikes, gear in tow, and pedaling their way through Vancouver, Saltspring Island, Pender Island, and Vancouver Island. While a tour by bike may be a bit out of the ordinary to some, Jeremy Fisher is no stranger to the concept. In 2001 he pedaled his way from Seattle to Halifax in support of his debut album. Dubbed “One Less Tourbus”, his travels covered more than 7500 km and took more than six months. When you look at it that way, this 500+ km trek is nothing more than a leisurely ride through the park!

In true Revue form, all the groups will be performing together as one band and playing selections from each other’s catalogs. The whole shebang kicked off yesterday with a surprise show outside the CBC building in downtown Vancouver. From there the bike caravan heads through Pender Island and Saltspring Island, to Victoria, and then winds its way up Vancouver Island. The whole thing comes full circle next Saturday when the musicians return to Vancouver to play the closing day of the Vancouver Folk Festival.

So if you’re in the area in the next few days, keep your eyes peeled for the cycling group of musicians, and if you’re heading to any of the shows, consider digging out the ol’ bike! Expect to see me at the Victoria, Duncan, and Vancouver (Folk Fest) shows.

Tour dates:

  • Wednesday July 7th: Vancouver BC @ the CBC Building
  • Thursday July 8th: Saltspring Island @ Artspring
  • Friday July 9th: Pender Island @ Pender Island Community Hall
  • Saturday July 10th: Victoria @ Organics Festival
  • Saturday July 10th: Victoria @ Sugar Nightclub
  • Sunday July 11th: Duncan @ Duncan Garage Showroom
  • Wednesday July 14th: Roberts Creek @ Roberts Creek Hall
  • Friday July 16th: Nanaimo @ Nanaimo Entertainment Centre
  • Sunday July 18th: Vancouver @ Vancouver Folk Fest
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