Victoria Tavern

Victoria Tavern

Come have a mysteriously good time at Salida's Victoria Tavern

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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!”

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.

Mardis Gras 2012

February 14, 2012

February 21st, 2012


 

Live music by the Zydeco Groove Farmers. Cajun cook off, best dish wins the best prize! Beads, booty, balconies, and you know! Costumes and Krewes encouraged! Drink specials all day and night!! See you all there!! Party starts at 7 p.m.

A Lesson in Vic History

May 31, 2011

The Victoria Tavern, known locally as ‘The Vic’, was built in 1900 and originally billed as a European-style hotel featuring first class accommodations and steam heat.

Located in beautiful Historic Downtown Salida, the two-story corner entrance building has housed many businesses throughout her history. Before settling in as a tavern in 1910, she was a grocery store, meat market and billiards hall.

For nearly 30 years The Victoria has belonged to Peter Simonson. The Simonson Family, supported by an all-star team, continue to keep The Vic a beautiful historic presence and an asset to the local economy.

Long gone may be the days of 2-bit rooms and 10¢ quarts of beer, but a trace of The Vic’s victorian elegance remains, only to be trumped by her bawdy nights and stories she’ll never tell.

The Victoria Tavern is located at 143 North F Street in Historic Downtown Salida, Colorado * Phone 719.539.9003

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