Tripleheader Saturday at Bridge

Local MusicFest favourites Banana Fish Dance Orchestra will open for emerging local talent Valley May 14 at the Bridge Lounge.

Local MusicFest favourites Banana Fish Dance Orchestra will open for emerging local talent Valley May 14 at the Bridge Lounge.

Banana Fish Dance Orchestra is a nine-piece powerhouse groove sensation, with a four-piece horn section, a four-piece rhythm section, and a vocalist up front. All members are enrolled or have graduated from Vancouver Island University’s Bachelor of Jazz degree program.

The heavy indie trio that is Valley tells a story through dark ambience and infectious rhythms. Having shared the stage with acts such as Tokyo Police Club, Current Swell, and Daniel Wesley, Valley continues to perform all-original music along the West Coast of Canada.

Local artist Des Larson will also be taking the stage at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at 133 skate shop on Fifth Street in Courtenay, or at the door the night of the show. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 10.

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Lightburn Productions and the Bridge Lounge raised $300 for the Red Cross Japan Earthquake Relief Fund at the One Love Show on April 14.

— Lightburn Productions