Vancouver based funk

Vancouver based funk

Funk sound-storm Jackie Treehorn in the South Okanagan

A funk-a-delic, soul-tastic, rock-a-phonic, six-piece sound-storm will fill the amphitheatre in Oliver this weekend.

A funk-a-delic, soul-tastic, rock-a-phonic, six-piece sound-storm will fill the amphitheatre in Oliver this weekend.

Vancouver band Jackie Treehorn is playing at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards outdoor amphitheatre sitting atop the winery’s hillside as part of the Canadian Concert Series.

“We have a very funky, retro 70s and 80s kind of sound. We try to make it fun and something that people can really dance to and enjoy with their bodies, minds and musicality we bring to it,” said lead vocalist Ashley Robyn. “We have so many influences it is hard to pin us down into one style, we are very eclectic.”

With a mission to get the dance floor bumping when the troupe lays down their heavy grooves, Robyn said they also have their own moves up on stage.

“We have silly dance moves that we do together,” said Robyn, of her on-stage choreography with vocalist Chelsea Burden. “We have some co-ordination, basically we are like 10-year-old girls on stage in jazz class again. There is going to be a lot of gold sparkly outfits, let’s just leave it at that.”

Jackie Treehorn, named after a character in the movie The Big Lebowski, has been gigging regularly since 2009 with four vocalists, keytar, guitar, bass and drums.

Their current cast of players released a debut full-length album, We Are Jackie Treehorn, in 2011 with the single Cruel making the Top 20 in a Vancouver radio station song search competition. The band released a new single from their EP this week called Back In Town, which was a full collaboration between the bandmates. Robyn contributed most of the lyrics, but she says the single reflects the band the most because they all had some input.

“Our songs all convey messages and tell stories. The new single is about watching somebody you care about make the same mistake over and over again. It has a bit of a heaviness to it but also very supportive, helpful and a message of love really,” said Robyn.

To hear more from Jackie Treehorn visit them at or pick up a copy of their new EP at the concert in Oliver. Tickets are $20 for the concert can be purchased at Gates open at 6:30 p.m., no alcohol is permitted, no chairs allowed but cushions and blankets are welcomed and minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Shuttles are available with purchase ($15) with pick up spots in Penticton at the Lakeside Resort and Wine Info Centre, in Osoyoos at Spirit Ridge, Walnut Beach and Watermark.

Just Posted

(Pixabay photo)
Morning Start: Goosebumps helped scare off predators

Your morning start for Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Sue Birds captured this sunset photo that took place in between the rain and thunder Monday night, June 15, 2021. (Sue Birds)
Stormy sunsets over Okanagan Valley

Monday night had thunder, rain and stunning sunsets

Owner Daren McWhinney is really excited about the new location of Angry Vegan which just opened up at 536 Main Street. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton’s Main Street turns into foodie heaven

Angry Vegan, Wild Ginger, Twisted Chopsticks and Gratify recently opened

Penticton Overdose Prevention Society co-founders Desiree Franz, Shane Surowski and Stephanie Lines have created the city’s first unsanctioned public overdose prevention site using an old wine-tour bus. The site began operations in June 2021. (Desiree Franz/Facebook)
Volunteers launch Penticton’s first public supervised injection site

2021 is on pace to be the deadliest year for overdoses in Penticton on record

Four golfers from Fairview Mountain Golf Club in Oliver will golf from sunrise to sunset to raise funds for ALS on June 29. (Submitted)
Golfing from sunrise to sunset in Oliver for ALS

Four golfers from Fairview Mountain Golf Club have taken up the challenge June 29

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
10 years ago: Where were you during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots?

Smashed-in storefronts, looting, garbage can fires and overturned cars some of the damage remembered today

Port Alberni court house (Alberni Valley News)
Inquest set into 2016 death of B.C. teen after a day spent in police custody

18-year-old Jocelyn George died of heart failure in hospital after spending time in jail cell

Children’s shoes and flowers are shown after being placed outside the Ontario legislature in Toronto on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Ontario commits $10 million to investigate burial sites at residential schools

Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified 12 locations of unmarked burial sites in Ontario

Two hundred and fifteen lights are placed on the lawn outside the Residential School in Kamloops, B.C., Saturday, June, 13, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Days after Kamloops remains discovery, Tk’emlups families gather to unite, move ahead

‘We have to work together because this is going to be setting a precedent for the rest of the country’

In this Saturday, May 29, 2021, file photo, people crowd the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif. California, the first state in America to put in place a coronavirus lockdown, is now turning a page on the pandemic. Most of California’s coronavirus restrictions will disappear Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
With COVID tamed, it’s a ‘grand reopening’ in California

No more state rules on social distancing, no more limits on capacity, no more mandatory masks

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) is scored on by Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alec Martinez, not pictured, during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series Monday, June 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Habs fall 4-1 to Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of NHL semifinal series

Match was Montreal’s first game outside of Canada in 2021

(Dave Ogilvie photo)
One injured after being pinned by fallen forklift near Peachland

West Kelowna emergency crews responded to reports of a person stuck under a forklift

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, assistant deputy speaker at the B.C. legislature, presides over committee discussions. The legislature is completing its delayed spring session this week, with most MLAs participating by video conference. (Hansard TV)
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 infections dip below 100 over weekend

Only 68 new cases recorded Monday, four additional deaths

B.C. ambulance station in Revelstoke is expected to get a new system called the Scheduled On-Call (SOC) this fall. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
B.C. ambulance changes could put Revelstoke residents at risk, warn local paramedics

Paramedics said to expect a substantial increase in ambulance response time starting this fall

Most Read