Cawama, David Ward
254 E. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P1
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 19 and over
Watch & Listen
2015 has been a banner year for Seattle’s Polyrhythmics with the release of a critically acclaimed 7” dubbed The Killion Sessions, a series of high profile shows in New Orleans during Mardi Gras and Jazzfest, and the impending release of their third full length album Octagon. On the heels of an 18-month touring cycle behind Libra Stripes, the collective continues to evolve and mature into muscular live unit apt to painting vivid instrumental imagery using complex rhythms and a unique precision that is redefining the term “funk” for 21st century audiences.
The palette for the hard-driving modern afro-psycho-beat sound is built around the relentless rhythm of Grant Schroff and Lalo Bello, the heart thumping bass lines of Jason Gray, the intricate phrasings of Ben Bloom’s guitar, the searing avalanche of keyboard colors from Nathan Spicer and the melodic hooks and soaring solos from the horn section comprised of Scott Morning, Art Brown and Elijah Clark.
The “Occupy the Dance Floor” movement is alive and well as evidenced by the growing audiences of the 8-piece orchestra and the intensity the band is providing for them from the stage and in the studio. The release of Octagon in November 2015 promises another new chapter to the story that began just 5 years ago as they continue to grow with a singular sonic muse of progressive and dynamic stature.
Surf/Punk Garage Rock revivalists, Cawama formed in Vancouver BC in early 2012 by the Miron brothers, with Danny Pereira joining shortly after in the summer of 2013 to create and complement the sound as we know it today,
After auditioning many drummers, we invited the talented guitar player Derrick Doll as a guest musician on bass for a couple of gigs, and after a couple of practices, chemistry and groove starting flowing making this move a permanent one keeping Derrick Doll on Bass.
- Danny Pereira, Guitar & Vocals
- Derrick Doll, Bass
- Robb Miron, Guitar
- Tino Miron , Drums & Vocals
When singer songwriter David Ward released his psych-rock soul album, Golden Future Time, The Guardian voted him "Most likely to: Be assured of a golden future." Ward worked with fellow Vancouverites Elliot Vaughan and Martin Reisle (of Jay Malinowski’s Deadcoast) on the cinematic orchestrations for his expansive follow up, Transitioning: A Rhapsody in Five Parts, released October 2015, "...a songwriting sensibility that is at times, devastating." (Clash)