Treehorn to play Bridge

Jackie Treehorn is a funkadelic/soultastic/rockaphonic seven-piece soundstorm, based in Vancouver and coming to Courtenay for the first time.

Jackie Treehorn is a funkadelic/soultastic/rockaphonic seven-piece soundstorm, based in Vancouver and coming to Courtenay for the first time.

On July 23, Jackie Treehorn will take the stage at The Bridge Lounge for a night of dance.

Starting with a few friends who met at Selkirk College, this band formed from the sweet mutations of a variety of different bands and different people. But it was last year that the current roster was posted up on the board.

Lapslide and keys (Adam Kerby), sax (Lorick Russow), trumpet (Ashley Robyn Slater), trombone (Chelsea Burden), bass (Geoffrey Leathwood), guitar (Kevin Sanders), drums (Derek Van Deursen) and four vocalists (Slater, Kerby, Burden and Russow) bring a whole lot of wallop to your earholes.

The band squeezes all players for material, making the mix truly eclectic and exciting. Songs range from rock-gospel anthems to straight-up songs of funky conquest. Modern ideas to classic grooves: that’s the JTH way.

JTH has been known to mix in the likes of Aretha Franklin, Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads, Marvin Gaye, and Carole King to their ever-expanding list of homegrown grooves.

Jackie Treehorn has been gigging regularly all over Vancouver to outdoor festivals on the mainland and Vancouver Island. The band  released its debut album, We Are Jackie Treehorn, in June to launch their summer tour.

Bridge Lounge showtime on July 23 is at 9:30 p.m.

— Bridge Lounge