May 25, 2018
May 18’s inaugural music night features the incomparable Tim Sars Trio, and local Muppet Zappa-heads Two Apple Tobacco, playing a “jazzier than usual” set. The intimate venue is fully licensed, so come join us as we launch the summer series and make our jazz noises here. “Jazz isn’t dead, it just smells funny” — Frank Zappa
Astrid was born and raised in the Netherlands. She developed her musical sensibilities early with the support of her father, well known conductor Wim Sars, who played organ and conducted Gregorian masses in cathedrals. At a young age Astrid sang in her father’s church choirs with her two sisters in the Netherlands. Her childhood was filled with music mostly listening to Classical music and Jazz.
Over a 20 year period of professional music making in Vancouver, Astrid also performs in Canada, US and Europe. Astrid’s song “The Key” from her 2005 release “Red Umbrella” was licensed for an episode on Global/TV Series “Shattered” Feb 2011, Canadian TV Series “The Guard” in 2008, the MTV/Logo television series “EXES and OHS” and for the TV Series “Bloodties” both aired in 2007.
Mike Van Eyes is Vancouver’s premiere boogie woogie rock ‘n’ roll piano player. He’s contributed his magic keys to an extraordinary amount of great artists from his roles in the city’s legendary R&B troupe, The Epics – and the all-star band of rockers, The Trespassers, with members of DOA and the Scramblers, to his past stints with the Herald Nix band (where he toured with The Clash and even sat in with Howlin’ Wolf’s band), Colin James, The Yodell’s, The Undertakin’ Daddies and Peewee Clayton.