I think we all know Kevin (the mermaid) is the real winner here, but as runners-up to the night, here are the top three smoothest bands from Smooth Sailing 2, as voted by you on Friday:
- 1st Place: Aunts & Uncles
- 2nd Place: The Greff Band
- 3rd Place: Dan Moxon
The first place prize is a boat rental from the awesome marina out at Horeshoe Bay, Sewell’s Marina. Second place prize is a night at the hotel above the Biltmore Cabaret, and the third place prize is a collection of the smoothest Vinyl, thanks to Vintage Media (Main st. and 12th Ave). Congratulations guys, we’ll get in touch to deliver the goods.
Thanks again to all of the bands (and friends of bands) who participated, it was a blast. If anyone has some photos or video of the night, please contact us so we can post it! (follow us on twitter for updates)
What a perfectly sunny day to sail the seas of smoothitude! Come to the Biltmore tonight for pina coladas, margaritas, mermaids, kiddie pools and smooth music! We’ll be screening all 12 episodes of Yacht Rock starting at 8pm, followed by performances from Edo Van Breemen (Brasstronaut) with Fine Mist, The Greff Band, Minto, Dan Moxon (Bend Sinister), Aunts & Uncles, Weekend Leisure, Kidnap Kids, Chris-a-Riffic / Bible Belts, Katie GoGo, Vincent Parker, Tape Moss, and Louise Burns. How could you miss that?
Tickets are only $12 and you can still get them last minute here, or at the door.
Hard to believe an entire year has gone by since our last smooth sailing, yacht rocking event. I hope you all kept the fire, and are ready to sail away once again. Friday September 3rd, make sure you show up at the Biltmore Cabaret for our 2nd annual Smooth Sailing event! 12 bands, $12 bucks, great theatrics and delicious margaritas!
Smooth Sailing last year – debauchery at the end of the night. Photo: Noah Adams
For any of you that missed it last year, Smooth Sailing is 12 local Vancouver bands of all genres doing their renditions of “really smooth music” and “yacht rock” (all the tacky brilliant 70′s & 80′s soft rock ballads you can think of – Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Toto, Hall & Oates, Foreigner, etc..) Here’s a good place to start:
Here’s the lineup so far:
Tickets available at Scratch, Red Cat, Zulu and you can buy them online here. Get them quick – we were a packed house last year!