Dooker, a fixture in the Victoria music scene since the late ’80s is playing at the Flying Canoe West Coast Pub this Saturday.
Dooker is one of the bands which has been created by Mike Demers. His original project Jho Nek Bhone, toured Canada several times playing at colleges and clubs across the country. Some of his original recording can be found at his website www.mikedemersmusic.com.
For the past several years Mike has been playing with a variety of cover bands including the favourite ’80s band Nuvo Wavo, lately the Politics of Dancing and Sets in the City. This summer found him playing Matt Johnson from 54-40 in Matt’s cover band Run for Cover filling in for their Vancouver base guitarist.
He also played a twice-weekly house gig at Haro’s in the Sidney Pier Hotel in Sidney (with Tom Watson from the Timebenders). You can find him playing at Victoria venues such as the Irish Times, the Bard and Banker and the Canoe Club.
Mike also played several show this summer on Salt Spring Island and is looking forward to adding the Flying Canoe West Coast Pub to his list of great Vancouver Island venues.
Mike will be joined by Thomas Kinzel on keyboards, who has quickly become one of the most sought-after players in Victoria. Dana Tower, who recently toured with Jessica Stuart through Western Canada, joins Dooker on drums.
These three musicians will bring you a wide variety of music from the Beatles and Rolling Stones through to Coldplay and The Black Keys.
The show starts at 9 p.m., no cover.
— Flying Canoe West Coast Pub