The five-piece folk rock band, Ukes of Hazard, from Whitehorse, TY will be playing Char’s Landing on Thursday, June 22. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Yukon-based folk-rock band play Char’s

Ukes of Hazard, hailing from Whitehorse, will tour B.C. for the first time

Ukes of Hazard, an upbeat five-piece indie-rock band with influences of swing and jazz, are coming to Char’s Landing on Thursday, June 22.

Ukes have been performing professionally in Whitehorse, YT since 2013, and features Paris Pick on electric ukulele and lead vocals, Zachary Pelland on electric guitar, Cain Rogan on Saxophone, Patrick Docherty and Aiden Tentrees on bass.

The band have released two albums, a demo album in 2014 followed by their full-length album Mine to Creep in 2015.

“Our music is very upbeat and dancy,” said Pick. “I write a lot of songs about the Yukon and friendship and lots of love songs. Lots are original songs that I’ve been working on for the past two years.”

Pick said audiences can expect high energy and a fun atmosphere at their live shows.

This will be the bands first tour around B.C., playing 17 shows all together.

In addition to their tour, the band will have a busy summer as they are playing three major music festivals.

“There’s Dawson City Music Festival, Atlin Music Festival and Folk on the Rocks in Yellowknife,” Pick said. “This is going to be our first there festivals so they’re very crucial to our momentum this year.”

Tickets for their Char’s Landing concert are $10 and the show begins at 7 p.m.

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