The Nick La Riviere Band

Nov 16 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Adults:$20 Advance; $25 at the Door
Denman Island Community Hall, 1169 Northwest Road, Denman Island
Robert Newton

The Nick La Riviere Band

High Energy Horn Heavy Dance Band

Concerts Denman presents some funky good times with the Nick La Riviere Band, a 7-piece soul and funk band from Victoria in a community dance hall on Denman Island on November 16th.

Singer-songwriter Nick La Riviere is an accomplished trombonist who has toured internationally with bands such as the Juno award winning Paperboys, Michael Kaeshammer, 54-40, and Adonis Puentes. He’s been a special guest with such bands as Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies), The Temptations, and Nikki Yanofsky.

The Nick La Riviere Band takes its influence from modern New Orleans music… not the older Dixie music some people think of when they hear ‘New Orleans’, but the fun, horn-heavy  music people are partying to there now. The music is all about having a good time, keeping the energy high the whole show, and moving your feet. Nick’s originals are like if Trombone Shorty met Ben Folds – wild horn solos, piano-based grooves and melodic vocals. The band also plays their own take on tuns by great artists like Professor Longhair, James Brown, and Sly and the Family Stone. Featuring 3 vocals, trumpet, sax, trombone, guitar, piano/synth, bass, drums – and sometimes conch shells or wine glasses, the 7-piece band delivers a big powerful sound.

by Eli Hason, from the Flagstone, November 2019

The show will be a 19+ dance event with a bar, with the doors open at 8 p.m. and the band starting at 9 p.m.

Advance tickets $20 at the General Store or Abraxas. $25 at the door. Students $5.

Saturday, November 16, Doors open at 8:00 p.m., Denman Island Community Hall, 1169 Northwest Road