No matter what style of music your ears prefer, there is no doubt there is a hint of it in Blackberry Wood.
The Vancouver-based band, playing at Elite After 6 on Saturday, is a high-energy cabaret spin on old and modern music, adding flavours like ska, folk, punk and other irresistible body-shaking and foot-stomping delights.
Like a travelling caravan, the group will sweep into the city with all kinds of instruments, vocal melodies and costumed characters.
Since March, Blackberry Wood’s tour schedule has been full, from rocking in the U.K. to festivals across B.C. and Alberta including the Hornby Island Get Up and Artswells Festival. With over 400 shows under their belt and appearances at dozens of festivals, Blackberry Wood has been kicking up a storm almost everywhere they go.
“Making a party is our goal. We like for everybody to have fun,” said Jenny Red, the band’s saxophone player since 2010.
Their latest album, Strong Man vs Russian Bears, was released this week and reflects the pure, raw energy of their live shows.
“We wanted to make something that people can take home from shows and have it really remind them of what they saw. We’re really proud of our live show and we really wanted to try and capture it,” said Red.
Blackberry Wood performs at Elite After 6 (The Elite Restaurant in downtown Penticton) on Saturday at 8 p.m. There is a cover charge of $8.