Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Weddings, Corporate Events, Golf Tournamnents, Charity Dinners, Staff Parties and More

Summer, at least the peak of the tourist season may be behind us in Tofino and Ucluelet but in Ballistic Pig land there's still lots to do. For myself it's been solo acoustic guitar for wedding ceremonies. Playing a few weddings a week for the last while has been a ton of fun and I really look forward to more! We also unleashed the (still un-named) jazz trio last Friday at The Wickaninnish Inn Pro-Am golf tournament with great success. There are other great dinner party events on the horizon, staff parties and other fun things so we're keeping busy with the more acoustic side of the Ballistic Pig family.

Hopefully Daz will have his hand fixed up and we'll be ready to get the rock band back on the stage, soon. In the mean time hope to see you at The Black Rock Oceanfront Resort for my usual Thursday Night set, tomorrow starting at 7:30.

Thanks, Geoff

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Jazz Band Coming Soon

Geoff and Tara have been working with local jazz guitar and piano player Andrew Giesbrecht lately to put together a set of jazzy tunes great for fancy dinner parties, weddings, classy events and such that will feature upright bass! So, here's a little photo summing up our musical offerings based on which instrument Geoff will be playing. (Kamloops BC made Riversong acoustic for solo sets, Fender USA Deluxe Stratocaster for full-band Ballistic Pig fun and a 5-string upright bass for the yet unnamed jazz band)
So your job is to help us name the jazz band. Bonus points if you can work a "Pig" angle in while still keeping it classy enough to put on wedding invitations or whatever.  Any ideas can be posted as comments below or emailed to ballisticpig@gmail.com

Gig-wise Geoff is playing a solo set at Blackrock tomorrow evening (Thursday August 21, 7:30, no cover)

Finally, many thanks to the folks at The ANAF in Ucluelet, both staff and dancers. We had a blast playing there on Friday and hope to come back soon.  Big thanks to Rachel for opening the party up with an acoustic set, as well.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Tara Lightnin' and Ballistic Pig Friday August 15 at Ucluelet's ANAF

We're pleased to be playing a new (to us) venue next Friday, Ucluelet's insanely charming Army, Navy, Air Force Veteran's Club. Here's the poster

We're working on some ideas for an opening act as well so stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Geoff and Tara are playing at The Tofino Village Green Market this Saturday. Come get some free, outdoor tunes!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Tin Wis Gig on Hiatus

Just a "heads up" that my solo Sunday night gig at Tin Wis is on hiatus until further notice. Hopefully live music will be back, better than ever at The Tin Wis once their new patio is set up. Until then check out the solo show most Thursdays at Black Rock and other gigs, full band and otherwise, listed in the "Pig Gigs" section of the website.

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