Monday, 17 November 2014

Early Solo Gig at Jack's November 21, 22

So due to some booking errors I get to share the stage at Jack's this weekend with a some talented folks. Here's an updated version of the poster;

This is good news because it means that folks who have to go to bed early can come see my set AND I get to stick around for the fun, myself. So come down for dinner and stick around for some fun tunes!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Solo Acoustic Gigs in November, Jazz Trio Christmas Gigs in December?

Hi folks, the beat goes on in Ballistic Pig land. I'm back to my solo, acoustic Thursday night spot at The Black Rock in Ucluelet every Thursday until Christmas so come on by for that. I'll also be playing a few special event there in the coming weeks like their Movember party and other fun.
For Tofino folks I'll be pulling out my more aggressive solo set on November 21, and 22 at Jack's.

The jazz band is also getting together tonight to work on some Christmas music to try to keep busy in December, get in touch now if you want to book us for your party: ballisticpig@gmail.com

Speaking of parties, thanks to everyone who came to the "soft" reopening of the ANAF hall last Friday! Turns out it wasn't very soft at all, as we had a full houce dancing all night. Big shout out to Misty Reid for opening things up for us and Marty Kukler for taking some rocking photos! 




Also, thanks to the folks who joined us for the Jazz Trio gig at The Wickaninnish Inn recently
 That's about it for now. See you at a gig, soon!

-Geoff

Friday, 7 November 2014

Rock Band af ANAF in Ucluelet Tonight

We're playing at Ucluelet's ANAF tonight with guest Misty Reid, formerly of Vancouver indie rockers The Yoko Casionos, here are the details;
Should be a blast of a night. Last time we played the ANAF it was a full house, hopefully we'll see some of you there

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Jazz Trio Set Thursday November 6th at The Wickaninnish Inn

Hi friends, with Halloween behind us things are probably going to get a little quieter in Ballistic Pig Land for a while. We've got gigs but the rock band portion of the fun likely won't see much action until spring.

We've got a gig with the "jazz" trio on Thursday though, we'll be playing a 100% unplugged show in The Driftwood Cafe and The Wickaninnish Inn starting at 6:30. It's a small venue with no cover and I've played a number of solo sets in there that always fill up so if you're interested in checking it out come early. After this gig we're going to put together a set of Christmas tunes for the trio so if you have an event of house party or an event for Christmas give us a call.

The quieter times in the coming months will also, hopefully allow me to do the tracking of my album. There has been a lot of rewriting and other pre-production going on and I suspect the actually recording will be done in December and January.

Thanks for a summer season of great gigs and tons of local support, see you at a show, soon.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Hallowe'en in Tofino at Jack's with Ballistic Pig and Jagermeister

One of our favourite nights of the year at one of our favourite venues surrounded by the "medicinal" beverage that has led to many of the questionable but very fun decision we've made coming up. On October 31st it's Halloween at Jack's with Jagermeister and Ballistic Pig!!!!
Can't wait, hope to see you there!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Pig Rig: Geoff's Full-Size 5-string Upright Bass

When the jazz-country-soul trio idea was first coming together a few months ago I thought it would be great to do it with an upright bass. After short consideration I had talked myself out of it for a variety of reasons; I'd never played one before, they're expensive, they're awkward to travel with and store, and I'm usually a five string bass player and I figured bouncing back and forth would be hard on my head. While discussing this with a friend he noted that a local guy was selling a 5-string upright bass IN TOFINO... so this happened!


Frankie, as I've come to call her, isn't the fanciest bass around but she's a workhorse. The previous owner played her all through his classical training before finding a higher quality instrument upon graduation so she's paid her dues. Playing the upright has really given me a new perspective on music. You can hear her when our Jazz Trio gets together (Next confirmed gig is November 6th at The Wickaninnish Inn)

Monday, 20 October 2014

Busy October!

At the time of this post the Ballistic Pig family of musical adventures had 22 gigs booked in October. This coming week is a nice sampling of the many different adventures we've been on;

Monday: Jam night at Jack's in Tofino with the rock band 9pm-close
Tuesday: Geoff solo at Jamie's in Tofino 9pm-11 (or 12?)
Wednesday: Jazz Trio at Black Rock in Ucluelet 7:30 - 10:30ish
Thursday: Geoff solo at Black Rock in Ucluelet 7:30 - 10:30ish
Friday: Geoff solo after steak night at The Tofino Legion 8pm-?


I've also wrapped up a soundtrack project that will be released on October 27, more on that soon.
Hope to see you out this week friends!
-Thanks, Geoff