Saturday, 26 October 2013

SOLD OUT BobCat: Quique Escamilla, November 9


Well, it's been a while, hasn't it! We've been doing a bunch of things and house concerts have been not on the agenda.

But we're back for one last show for 2013, and it's going to be amazing. Our last performer for the year is Quique Escamilla. (Key-kay EscaMEEla).

According to his bio, Quique "was born and raised in a family of six in the warm, tropical state of Chiapas in Mexico. He started singing at the age of four at family reunions. When he was six, he asked to sing with the in-house six-piece Mariachi band in a crowded restaurant. That night, Quique performed the classic ranchera song "El Rey" in front of an audience. At that moment, he discovered the thrill of performing and the powerful magic of live music."

While his music may have changed (along with his voice), he has by no means lost the thrill of performing and the powerful magic of music. In fact, he's wonderfully able to transmit that thrill and magic to his audiences, whether singing in Spanish or English.

He's been a performer with Danny Michel (another vote in his favour, says Bob), and has also shared stages with Michael Franti, Jim Cuddy, Jenn Grant, and Justin Rutledge to name a few.

Quique's music fuses traditional Mexican musical styles such as ranchera and huapango with modern sounds of rock, reggae, pop, ska, cumbia, bolero, jazz, and other Latin American rhythms. His considerable instrumental skills combine with his smooth voice to make him one of the best performers we've seen in a while. So come out and warm up a cold November night with some música caliente!

WHO: Quique Escamilla
WHEN: Saturday, November 9; mingling at 7 and music at 8
WHERE: 214 Northwestern Avenue
SUGGESTED DONATION: $20; please prepay by dropping off cash or cheques or using PayPal or Interac money transfers to bob dot ledrew at gmail dot com.

BobCat says BYOB, and if you feel like making a snack to share with others you will be blessed. BobCat also donates to the Ottawa Food Bank so if you have a non-perishable food good to give, you will get a hug on request.

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