Duo entertaining at Zocalo

2011 has proved to be a successful year for progressive acoustic duo Fiftieth Parallel.

2011 has proved to be a successful year for progressive acoustic duo Fiftieth Parallel.

After a busy summer opening for the likes of Shane Philip and Delhi 2 Dublin, and performances at The Big Time Out and Rhythm On The Rock — to name but a few — they began work on their 13-track debut album, consisting of all-original instrumental acoustic music.

Strongly influenced by the likes of Australian acoustic guitarists John Butler and Kim Churchill, Fiftieth Parallel’s first full-length release combines the likes of Butler and Churchill with the hypnotic sounds of Pink Floyd and Tool.

“It was a long process, but in the end it turned out much better than we expected it to,” says Fiftieth Parallel.

The duo consists of Phil Marchand on acoustic guitar and Jonathan Hinds on acoustic guitar and djembe. Following the launch of their debut album Weapon of the Future on Dec. 10, Fiftieth Parallel bring their latest release to the Comox Valley.

They will perform at the Zocalo Café in downtown Courtenay this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. There will be no cover charge and their new album will be on sale for $15.

For more information, visit facebook.com/fiftiethparallel and

youtube.com/fiftiethparallel.

 

— Fiftieth Parallel