Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Ukee Days After Party at Official's in Ucluelet

Been a while since the last update. We've been playing a lot and summer on the west coast is usually a busy time. Anyway, we're really excited to say that we're going to be providing the rock madness for the Ukee Days After Party at Official's!!
So make plans to get up to some silliness with us in a couple weeks.

We're also playing Jack's this weekend and I've got a handful of acoustic solo gigs, too so check the "pig-gigs" listing here on the page.

See you guys at a show soon.

-Geoff

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Happy Canada Day

Hey kids, we're in Ucluelet playing The Canadian Princess Resort on the deck of the boat this evening from 6:30 to 8:30... Hope you can come by. Oh yeah, Happy Canada Day
Lot's of other gigs coming up in July so stay tuned!

-Geoff

Monday, 16 June 2014

Firday June 20 Tara Lightnin' and Ballistic Pig at Jack's

Just a quick post letting you know we're playing a full night of rock fun at Jack's Pub in Tofino this Friday. Hope you can make it!
 
 
Speaking of Jack's we're hosting jam night tonight as usual. Hope to see you there

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Geoff Solo Thursdays at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet

Starting tomorrow I'll be playing my solo acoustic set at Ucluelet's The Black Rock most Thursdays starting at 7:30. It's a lovely resort they've got down there and I've been fortunate to play there a number of times over the years. I'm really looking forward to getting to know the crew and clientelle down there better.  I'm also planning to incorporate local and touring musical guests into these shows to keep them fresh.

The music takes place in their Float Lounge so it's 19+ but there is no cover charge and always great food, drink and service.  Check out Black Rock's website here: http://www.blackrockresort.com/
Black Rock's Float Lounge
 

Hope to see some of you folks in Float tomorrow and Tuesday's to come. -Geoff

Friday, 6 June 2014

Guest Entertainer This Sunday at The Tin Wis: Candace Dawne Bastien

Hi Folks, on June 8 I've got my usual Sunday acoustic show at The Best Western Tin Wis resort and I'll have a guest drop in for the 8-9 set.  A Tofino local singer-songwriter Candace has a set of quirky originals and covers. I tried to find some demos online but didn't have much luck so I guess you'll have to come out to hear them.

Candace
 Next week (June 15th) I'll have local jazz and country guitarist Andrew Giesbecht join me from 8-9 as well, so make some father's day reservations at The Tin Wis.

In other news, I begin my solo residency at The Black Rock Oceanfront Resort on Thursday, June 12.  Nearly every Thursday I'll be down there with fun, classic acoustic covers. I'll also be joined by local and touring artists so plan to attend if you can... I'll keep you posted here regarding guests and whatnot.

As far as the full Tara Lighnin' and Ballistic Pig thing goes we have a lot of gigs coming up. We're playing almost every weekend from late June through July including June 20, 27, 28 at Jack's in Tofino and Official's over the Ukee Days weekend in late July. Check the "Shows" calendar for details.

Thanks for reading. Hope to see you at a show, soon.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Gettin' Lucky, Goin' To Ukee!!

We've added a bit more current Top 40 stuff to our set recently and we're looking forward to busting it out on May 31st at Official's in Ucluelet. (don't worry we still play a ton of classics, too.) Here's a video from the audiece at a jam night a few weeks back when we played Daft Punk's "Get Lucky"

Thanks, Ben for shooting the vid. If you've got photos or video of the band we'd love to see it. Feel free to post it on the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BallisticPig or email stuff to ballisticpig@gmail.com. Tara and I are in Ukee Thurday, May 22nd to play for the Vancouver Island Porsche Owner's Club and the 3 piece band is back in Ukee on May 31 to play at Official's.


I've also got my usual acoustic sets on Sunday evenings at Tin Wis and a solo set for the Tofino Village Green's Market from noon to 2 on May 31st. Full schedule on our "shows" page

Hope to see you out and about! -Geoff

Friday, 16 May 2014

Quick Update

Not a lot of posts lately, sorry Pig Fans. I've been busy with solo acoustic gigs these last few weeks. Sunday's at Tin Wis, last Thursday at The Wickaninnish Inn and our recent 2 night stand at The Blue Marlin Inn were all a blast. Jam nights have also been really picking back up with the summer coming!

We're also doing some "rebranding" and will be referring to our full-band gigs with Tara as follows
Ballistic Pig will refer to the 3 piece band of myself, Nick and Daz... I'll use my name real name for the mellower solo gigs and the Acoustic Pig moniker for the pub style solo gigs.... Confused yet?

Anyway, We've got a ton of shows of all sorts coming up on the next couple months in Tofino and Ucluelet so check the schedule and get ready to party!

Thanks,   -Geoff