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The Vic is one of the most popular venues in the area for all kinds of functions from christenings, anniversaries or birthday parties to live music gigs or performances of all kinds.

Our function rooms and bars can cater for all your needs be they
afternon tea for a small group or a 60's and 70's fancy dress disco.

From jazz to rock via folk music and even folk dancing the Vic is a regular venue for live events.

The traditional Boxing Night Bop at the Vic is a long standing event and is by now a much loved fixture in the calendar.

Details of some upcoming events below:

BOXING NIGHT BOP WITH THE JUKES AND FRIENDS

Thursday 26th December

BOXING NIGHT BOP WITH THE JUKES AND FRIENDS

In a tradition which now dates back 35 years, the annual Boxing Night Bop at the Vic in Menai Bridge with the Jukes and friends takes place on Thursday December 26th and as always it should provide another unmissable evening of rockin' rhythm and blues, stompin' soul and festive frolics to lift those Yuletide spirits. Joining the Jukes this year will be another of North Wales most enduring live bands, The Cane Toads with their fiery brand of blues and roots music.

Doors open 8pm and admission is £10 on the door but make sure you get there early!


MIKE FARRIS

Tuesday 14th January

MIKE FARRIS

A rare solo show by Tennessee's Mike Farris who is a one-of-a-kind talent, mixing gospel, rock, soul and blues - a talent that was rewarded with a ‘ Best Roots Gospel’ Grammy award for 2014’s Shine For All The People, followed by 2018’s equally revered Silver and Stone which features the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Double Trouble’s Reese Wynans and Elvis’ drummer Gene Chrisman.

Farris is widely regarded as one of the most sincere and compelling performers around, who, in the words of 'Rolling Stone', possesses 'a super-sized voice filled with the electricity of Saturday night and the godly grace of Sunday mornings' and of whom Bob Harris said “I truly believe that Mike Farris is one of the great artists of today. He sings the truth with a depth of feeling that warms my heart and touches my soul” On the night Mike will perform a compelling mix of originals as well as his own take on gospel and soul favourites to make this a truly unforgettable night of live musical entertainment

“Mike Farris has enough heart, soul, and power to light up a city. He mixes up the elements and turns them into something new, beautiful, and uniquely his own.” - BUDDY MILLER

“Modern soul at its most potent and nostalgia-free.” - THE NASHVILLE SCENE

www.mikefarris.com

Doors 8.00pm. Tickets £12 available from Palas Print Caernarfon (01286 674631) and Mudshark Records Bangor.


JOE NEWBERRY and APRIL VERCH

Sunday 9th February

JOE NEWBERRY and APRIL VERCH

Joe Newberry grew up in a family full of singers and dancers. He took up the guitar and banjo as a teenager and learned fiddle tunes from great Missouri fiddlers. April Verch grew up listening to her Dad’s country band play for dances in the Ottawa Valley. She started step dancing at age three and fiddling at age six. Both Newberry & Verch became masters of their traditions and tour the world with their respective bands and projects.

Yet they never forget the roots of their music, that connection to the people in the audience, on the dance floor, to the community sparked by a good song. For these veteran performers who come from distinct traditions and parts of the world, their collaboration is fueled by their kindred passion for bringing people together to celebrate traditional music. Blues and ballads stem into Canadian regional styles and originals. Their voices blend in harmony, their tasteful instrumentals prove that these masters have nothing left to prove, and then their feet kick up the dust in perfect rhythm…and together, they make you remember why this music existed in the first place.

Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £12 available from Palas Print Caernarfon (01286 674631) and Mudshark Records Bangor.


PETER CASE and SID GRIFFIN

Wednesday 18th March

PETER CASE and SID GRIFFIN

Two legendary American songwriting singers appearing in a double headline show. The three time Grammy nominated Peter Case first drew notice in rock groups The Nerves and The Plimsouls but since 1986 Case has been a solo singer-songwriter, usually appearing alone, with a dozen solo albums in his catalog. He has collaborated with a Who’s Who of notables including T-Bone Burnett, Van Dyke Parks, Roger McGuinn, Ry Cooder, Richard Thompson, Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, as well as David Hidalgoof Los Lobos. One of the most well-respected singer/songwriters of his generation, Case is an artist whose eclectic body of work embraces rock & roll, contemporary folk, blues, and a number of points in between. As a songwriter, he has shown himself to be a master storyteller with a special understanding of underdogs and lost souls, and his direct, passionate style as a singer and guitarist has served him well in both electric and acoustic contexts.

Sid Griffin is known to British audiences from the Long Ryders, the Coal Porters and his frequent appearances on both BBC radio and TV as a pundit. Griffin has three solo albums out, the last being The Trick Is To Breathe, an album Uncut magazine named Americana Album of the Month, writing “…it is a high-water mark in a career which has always celebrated traditional American music with eloquence and boundless enthusiasm while Billy Bragg recently said of him: “Sid Griffin was playing Americana years before the term was invented and that pioneer spirit shines on in his current music.”

www.sidgriffin.com

www.petercase.com

Doors 8.00. Tickets £12 available from Palas Print Caernarfon (01286 674631) and Mudshark Records Bangor.


LYNNE HANSON & THE GOOD INTENTIONS

Wednesday 29th April

LYNNE HANSON & THE GOOD INTENTIONS

Too tough for folk and too blues influenced for country, Canadian songstress Lynne Hanson’s brand of “porch music with a little red dirt” can turn on a dime from a sunshine, blue sky ballad to a full-on thunderstorm of gritty Americana swamp from one song to the next. The recipient of two Canadian Folk Music Awards, Lynne is known for her high-energy, roots guitar driven live performances, whether solo or with her band The Good Intentions. A closet standup comedian, Lynne often leaves the audience howling with laughter with her between-song-banter.

“[Lynne Hanson] seems headed for that revered territory inhabited by seasoned songwriters such as Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mary Gauthier or Lucinda Williams.” - Penguin Eggs

www.lynnehanson.com

Doors 8.00pm. Tickets £12 available from Palas Print Caernarfon (01286 674631) and Mudshark Records Bangor.



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