Blues-funk band Brickhouse will bring their set to the Rainbow Room on Saturday, April 22. brickhousevancouver.com photo

Blues-funk band Brickhouse will bring their set to the Rainbow Room on Saturday, April 22. brickhousevancouver.com photo

Blues-funk band Brickhouse come to Rainbow Room

On Saturday, April 22 the band will bring original funky tracks to the Port Alberni venue

Blues and funk band Brickhouse are bringing their high energy show to the Rainbow Room on Saturday, April 22 that is sure to have the audience dancing.

Brickhouse developed an intensely loyal following through their 12–year house gig at The Yale Hotel in Vancouver. It was on the Yale stage that the band built a legion of fans as diverse as you can get: hipsters, university students, baby boomers, tourists and musicians from 19 to 55+ all experienced the band live and soon grew to love Brickhouse and their brand of groovy, funky R &B.

Recording a new studio album seemed like the most logical next step and surprisingly, going into the studio was a great bonding experience for Rob, Ray, Neil, Darryl, Oz and Ed. An experience that seemed to energize the band and to celebrate more than a decade of great music made together.

Their latest CD, Future, is an album of songs that grew out of gigging and collaborating live; and although lead singer and harp player Rob Bracken wrote just about every song, the band is known for giving each other enough space to let each of their musicianship affect the overall vibe of every tune and that is Brickhouse’s brand.

With a list of original material that rivals the number of keys on a full size piano, Brickhouse delivers a message that attracts the young at heart.

Tickets are $25 and can be picked up at Rainbow Lanes or by phone at 250-730-1967. Doors at 8 p.m.