Frontier Music Promotions is pleased to announce that Vancouver’s very own Viper Central will be playing at the Bronte Centre, Rathfriland this Thursday (August 20).
Vancouver’s Viper Central first came together through a shared love for classic bluegrass and old-time repertoire, along with the more contemporary styles of acoustic innovators such as David Grisman, Béla Fleck, and David Lindley.
In 2008, the Vipers released their debut: The Devil Sure is Hard to Please.
Blending instrumental prowess with innovative arrangements and creative vocal harmonies (doo-wop BGs such as those on “Down in West Virginia”, certainly find themselves comfortably outside the standard bluegrass practice), the album showcased the diverse song-writing talents of every member in the band and earned them a place among the bands to watch for in Canada’s thriving roots music scene.
Over the past few years, Viper Central has toured North America and Europe, performing at festivals such as the San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival, the Southwell Folk Festival (UK), and the Willisau Bluegrass Festival (Switzerland).
President of Victoria Bluegrass Association, Kelly Sherwin, said: “Vocal harmonies and driving rhythms highlight Viper’s unique sound and arrangements. It’s hard to distinguish their original songs in their repertoire; traditional and timeless. They left our audience wanting more.”
Doors open at 8.30pm for 9pm show.
Tickets priced at £12 can be purchased or reserved in advance by contacting the Visitor Information Centre in Banbridge on 028 406 23322 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org