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Fundraiser for Sparky

February 21, 2014

James Redmond, Mail Staff Writer | Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:04 am
Victoria Tavern will host a fundraiser at 1 p.m. Sunday to support local musician Dave “Sparky” Sparkman in his fight against throat cancer, Victoria Tavern owner Molly Simonson said.
Over the years Sparkman has played with “just about every band passing through,” Simonson said. “His talent and likability made it easy for him to fit in with any band.”
Simonson said many people know Sparkman for his time with the Lazy Aliens Blues Band, and more recently Mo’Champipple and the Miso Horns. Over the years Sparkman has given his time to many fundraisers, she said.
Five bands will perform at the fundraiser. The Rock School will start playing at 1 p.m., and Mo’Champipple and the Miso Horns will follow before performances by Lazy Aliens Blues Band, Hayes, Epp and Bones and Chris Nasca.
“This will be an amazing day of local talent,” Simonson said.
Admission to the fundraiser costs $15 and includes an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner. The fundraiser will include a silent auction with items such as a ski pass, artwork, gift certificates and more.
Contact Simonson at 221-1022 with questions or donations.

Selasee and the Fa Fa Family

January 14, 2014

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Born and raised in  Ghana West Africa, Selasee’s pursuit of music eventually led him to the United States.  Selasee’s music is a unique blend of Reggae, West African Highlife and American Pop music.  Bright with color, his music threads together English and West African lyrics for a captivating sound. His current band is known as Selasee and the FaFa Family.  Selasee and the Fafa family has  Zacharry Flynn on Bass, Alex Bloomfield on Lead Guitar, Atta Addo on backup vocal  Kit drum, Alex Cazet on Sax, Mark Glenn on second Guitar and Selasee Atiase on Lead Vocal and rythmn guitar.

As a young child in Accra, Ghana, Selasee realized his passion for music and understood at this early age how music can affect people.  Selasee developed his musical talents through school and church.  From his involvement with church music groups, Selasee formed a gospel group.  Selasee recorded his first two albums with…

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Selasee and the Fa Fa Family

January 13, 2014 1 Comment

Born and raised in  Ghana West Africa, Selasee’s pursuit of music eventually led him to the United States.  Selasee’s music is a unique blend of Reggae, West African Highlife and American Pop music.  Bright with color, his music threads together English and West African lyrics for a captivating sound. His current band is known as Selasee and the FaFa Family.  Selasee and the Fafa family has  Zacharry Flynn on Bass, Alex Bloomfield on Lead Guitar, Atta Addo on backup vocal  Kit drum, Alex Cazet on Sax, Mark Glenn on second Guitar and Selasee Atiase on Lead Vocal and rythmn guitar.

As a young child in Accra, Ghana, Selasee realized his passion for music and understood at this early age how music can affect people.  Selasee developed his musical talents through school and church.  From his involvement with church music groups, Selasee formed a gospel group.  Selasee recorded his first two albums with this group in 1997 entiled,”Love For All” and 1998″Heart to Heart”.  He also recorded another album with his African Pop group in 1997, the group know as “Makuma” with their debut album”Makuma”.
Selasee continued to pursue his music in the US where he began his solo career in 2003.  During this time, Selasee also started working with Running Dreams Records with Sean Cassidy acting as his manager.  In 2005, Selasee recorded his debut album as a solo artist, entitled “Run.”

His title track “Run” won first place in the World Music genre of the International Song Writers Competition in 2005.  “Run” and another track “Makuma” were featured in the 2006 FIFA Soccer and 2007 Cricket video games by EA Sports.  In 2006, Selasee performed at a showcase during MIDEM 2006 in Nice, France and MUSEXPO 2006 in Los Angeles, California. In 2009 he won the “Best World Fusion Song” during the Independent Music Awards.

Selasee has worked the stage along with reggae legends like Might Diamonds, Don Carlos, Barrington Levy ,King Yellowman,and Steel Pulse, and keeps busy playing at venues and festivals around Boulder and Denver  and western  United States,where he  connects with people who love his music.
Recently, Selasee finished recording his latest album named “African Gate.”  With 10 new tracks, ranging from complex and uplifting to sad and beautiful, this recording marks an evolution in Selasee’s sound.  Selasee says of his new album, “I think this record has a lot of depth…true highs and lows that I hope people who listen will feel.”
“Humility is power!”

S.O.A.P.

July 12, 2013

 

Starting at 5 p.m.!!! and playing all night long!!
Like the band name, Soap’s music is undoubtedly fresh. With influences
ranging from jazz, blues and funk to progressive, psychedelic and
electronic, Soap skillfully fuses all of these genres into one – dance
infused rock. Imagine going to a double matinee showing of Led Zeppelin &
P-Funk at Dream Theatre and then heading to an Amsterdam discotheque to
dance until the sun came up. That’s about as close as can be described
without seeing Soap for yourself.

Originally from just south of Chicago, Illinois, Soap uprooted and moved to
Minneapolis in 2007 and has become a staple in the thriving Twin Cities
music scene. January of 2013 will mark two years of Soap’s weekly
residency at The Cabooze, a long-standing tradition at the legendary
Minneapolis venue. Following the likes of The Big Wu and God Johnson, Soap
has not only continued that tradition, but has expanded on it with a new
allegiance of fans. These strong Midwest ties have also helped the band
tour successfully throughout the region and beyond, notching over 120 shows
each of the past two years.

The band recently released their third full-length studio album, Piece by
Piece, in December of 2012 and will be touring in support of the album
throughout 2013.

Soap has become a favorite on the festival circuit, performing at 10,000
Lakes Festival (2 times), Summer Camp Music Festival, Wakarusa Music
Festival, Big Wu Family Reunion (2), Bella Music Festivals (4), Prairie
Grass Music Festival (2), Whippersnap Music Festival (2), Shoe Fest (2),
Wookiefoot’s Project Earth and Shangri-La (formerly Harvestfest), as well
as sharing the stage with notable acts and performers, such as Tea Leaf
Green, Zach Deputy, Bernie Worrell, The Motet, Hot Buttered Rum, Kinetix,
Jon Wayne & The Pain,

S.O.A.P.

July 12, 2013

 

Starting at 5 p.m.!!! and playing all night long!! 
Like the band name, Soap’s music is undoubtedly fresh. With influences
ranging from jazz, blues and funk to progressive, psychedelic and
electronic, Soap skillfully fuses all of these genres into one – dance
infused rock. Imagine going to a double matinee showing of Led Zeppelin &
P-Funk at Dream Theatre and then heading to an Amsterdam discotheque to
dance until the sun came up. That’s about as close as can be described
without seeing Soap for yourself.

Originally from just south of Chicago, Illinois, Soap uprooted and moved to
Minneapolis in 2007 and has become a staple in the thriving Twin Cities
music scene. January of 2013 will mark two years of Soap’s weekly
residency at The Cabooze, a long-standing tradition at the legendary
Minneapolis venue. Following the likes of The Big Wu and God Johnson, Soap
has not only continued that tradition, but has expanded on it with a new
allegiance of fans. These strong Midwest ties have also helped the band
tour successfully throughout the region and beyond, notching over 120 shows
each of the past two years.

The band recently released their third full-length studio album, Piece by
Piece, in December of 2012 and will be touring in support of the album
throughout 2013.

Soap has become a favorite on the festival circuit, performing at 10,000
Lakes Festival (2 times), Summer Camp Music Festival, Wakarusa Music
Festival, Big Wu Family Reunion (2), Bella Music Festivals (4), Prairie
Grass Music Festival (2), Whippersnap Music Festival (2), Shoe Fest (2),
Wookiefoot’s Project Earth and Shangri-La (formerly Harvestfest), as well
as sharing the stage with notable acts and performers, such as Tea Leaf
Green, Zach Deputy, Bernie Worrell, The Motet, Hot Buttered Rum, Kinetix,
Jon Wayne & The Pain,Image

Mo’ Champipple and the Meso Horns

June 28, 2013

Welcome Colorado Bicycle Tour! At 7 p.m. we have local Rhythm and Blues band Mo’ Champipple.Crafted especially for your indulgence, we present this colossal concoction of players from The Lazy Aliens Blues Band and Groove Farmers.

Saturday July 14th at 5 P.M. Jah Kings

July 10, 2012

Starting at 5 P.M. right after the Brewer’s Rendezvous! Alexander Kofi, started the JAH KINGS Reggae Band back in 1992 and has opened up for the Four Tops, Journey, Foreigner and top Reggae Acts Culture, Yellowman, and Everton Blender, as well as toured nationally and internationally specifically Ghana West Africa. “Because of my strong desire to recapture my culture, my music has lead me back to Africa, Ireland, and even the Sundance at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota as I also have Blackfoot Lakota in my family. It was such and Honor to perform my song Wounded Knee for Chief Gerald Ice and the family there last year”, said Alexander.

As a result of work on both the Pine Ridge Reservation and the Hopi Reservation, the JAH KINGS music is a blend of Funky Roots Reggae with Strong Native American undertones. Accompanied by Bryn Jungwirth on the drums, Mihran Queen on the bass, Andrew Davis on percussion, and the newest and youngest member Donavon Gonzalez on keyboards, the JAH KINGS will bring their refreshing and relevant music to the Victoria Hotel and Tavern

 

FIBArk June 13 and 14

June 10, 2012

June 13 and 14 2012!!

Join us for the 2012 FIBArk kickoff party. Full Belly brings the funky reggae dance party to Salida, CO for the late night FIBArk celebration – 2012 marks the 64th anniversay of FIBArk, the nation’s oldest whitewater festival and Salida’s signature event. Since 1949, every June during the Spring snow runoff, Salida has hosted FIBArk, “First in Boating on the Arkansas.” Live music with Full Belly Wednesday and Thursday nights. Breaking the sound barrier with their funk, rock, reggae sounds, Full Belly plunges into the collective conscious with more songs from the big round world. Full Belly brings the gift of reggae wrapped in a box of funk. From their recent studio album “New Voice”, the singles “Too Blessed to be Stressed featuring Subcon” and “.45 & a Guitar” are receiving air time on Clear Channel 93.3 KTCL. One Love, One Vibe, One Tribe…keep your eyes and ears open for Full Belly!

Friday June 15th we have: Pretty Lights Music Artists Paul Basic and SuperVision!!

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Over the last several years, Colorado producer Paul Basic (Paul Brandt) has developed his own brand of beats fusing dusty samples with hard hitting drums and razor-sharp basslines. His roots are in drumming, having played in a band with label-mates Michal Menert and Derek Vincent Smith through highschool before moving on to produce his own tracks. He draws from a slew of inspirations in order to create his own style within the PLM electro hip-hop movement. A Colorado native, Paul lived on both coasts while pursuing a degree in audio production, before he came back to CO to team up with his crew and begin his quest for domination of the global dance floor.

The sounds created and played by SuperVision are the works of Richard Blake Hansen. With a DJ career spanning over 12 years and 1000+ gigs, his place in the music industry has been found. Within a couple of years of DJing he was cutting his teeth in music production. He moved to Fort Collins Colorado in 2002 and met Derek Vincent Smith and Michal Menert. After studying production and learning from the best, he went on to audio engineering school. He has enjoyed sharing the stage with such well known acts as Pretty Lights, Michal Menert, DJ AM, Jazzy Jeff, Public Enemy, DJ Craze, Klever, DJ Skribble, Steve Aoki, Tommie Sunshine, Quest Love, Classixx, La Riots, Villains, RJD2, and Ghostland Observatory to name a few. In 2011 SuperVision has arrived. Available now for free download is his latest project ‘Telescopic’.

When drawing from the right pool of inspiration, sometimes the right mixture of sounds can come together and make something new. Possibly something hard to put one name on. Today people like to jump on the next genre bandwagon, and intentionally make music that fits one genre.  SuperVision is not about one sound. Instead it is about many sounds brought together with an approach that delivers a stylistic sound design that isn’t classified with one or two words. It is a sound that you can count on evolving without departing from what makes it unique.

Friday night of FIBArk, June 15th

May 31, 2012

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