Tuesday 20 August 2013

Pig Video!!

A couple weeks ago we played an outdoor gig in Tofino's Village Green. Warren Rudd was on hand and recorded the event, including some of our performance. The camera's mic didn't deal too well with the loud rockin' but we still think it's worth sharing:

On another note, we've got a couple weeks off (other than jam nights Monday's at Jack's and an Acoustic Pig set at The Ucluelet Night Market on August 30th) but you will still be able to catch one of us on stage at a big music festival this weekend! Geoff will be the emcee at The Otalith Festival in Ucluelet August 23, 24 helping guide you through a fun weekend of great music. Some tickets are still available, details at www.otalithfestival.com

Our next "Full Pig" shows are in Port Alberni on September 7th at The Alberni District Fall Fair and The Rainbow Room. More details soon.

That's it for now, thanks bacon lovers!

Saturday 10 August 2013

This Weekend at Jack's

We had a blast on Friday playing a short outdoors set with Bob Bossin and The Rooftop Runners in the Tofino village green. We had a little bit of video shot and might have managed to record some stuff off the board. So, we might have a fun demo video soon.

Moving on, our next gig is this weekend at Jack's, here's our poster for that gig;
If we're lucky, our guest female vocalist Tara will be around to spice things up so come on down. Also, don't forget jam night on Monday!

Wednesday 7 August 2013

Pig Friend's Mojave Release Their New Album; Rainy Ghost

Hi folks, Geoff here. Today is a pretty cool day because long time Tofino residents (even though they moved to Victoria now) Paul and Lisa Jarvis release their new album. When they're in rock star form the call themselves Mojave and their new album entitled Rainy Ghost was produced and engineered by Yours Truly (that means me).

An acoustic album on steroids Rainy Ghost was a blast to make and something I'm very proud of. Big thanks to Mario for saving me a bunch of work mixing and putting a lot of his own character into it as well. Of course, thanks to Paul and Lisa for asking me to do it and the Morrisons for the space that turned out to be an unexpectedly good recording studio on Chesterman Beach.

So, you should go to www.mojave.fm and follow the appropriate links to buy it, then you should listen to it a lot and tell your friends to do the same. I'm not saying this because I'll make a penny from every mp3 (I won't, all the proceeds go to buy food for homeless llamas and other hippie things.... seriously). I'm doing it so that you will all be amazed by my genius and nominate me for awards..... not seriously.

The album also features a remix by Alan Churchill and some drums via Tsimka Martin, both awesome Tofino folks.

You can stream it all here for free:

Hopefully Mojave will be able to come to the coast for a CD release event in the near future. Keep tabs on them on Twitter @MojaveBand and if you want to pay me huge sums of money to produce your next album email me at BallisticPig@Gmail.com

Thanks for reading, Ballistic Pig will see you this Friday evening at a free, all ages show at The Tofino Village Green where we'll be one of the entertaining acts at the big Friends Of Clayoquot Sound event for the 20th anniversary of the 1993 mass arrests. (Google it if you need to)