Help Hygrade ring in the new year

Ring in the new year with one of Vancouver Island’s favourite party rock bands.

Ring in the new year with one of Vancouver Island’s favourite party rock bands.

The Shoe Pub at the Horseshoe Bay Inn in Chemainus is bringing in Hygrade for a New Year’s Eve celebration Dec. 31.

Hygrade has been bringing the life to parties, dances, pubs and events for nearly 20 years. The core of the band has always centered around drummer/vocalist Dean Doyle, with Kevin Greenhough on bass and Tony Perry handling the guitar work.

Two years ago, the band decided to incorporate a new approach to its sound by adding Theo Massop to the lineup, focusing on his “hot rockin’ harmonica,” notes a press release from the band. Not only does this create a unique style for songs that don’t normally have harmonica, but Massop’s vocal prowess also allowed the band to explore three-part harmony.

Covering songs from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and now, anyone celebrating New Year’s at The Shoe can expect to hear familiar party tunes from bands like 54/40, The Tragically Hip and Steve Earle, mixed with current songs from bands such as The White Stripes, Big Sugar and The Black Keys.

“We try to play songs you would hear at most house parties,” Doyle, the band’s founder, said in the release.

Cover charge for the New Year’s celebration with Hygrade is $5. For more information and advance tickets, call 250-416-0411.


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