Victoria performer leads Cabaret lineup

Oliver Swain will perform Friday at Oak Bay United Church

Oliver Swain headlines this month’s Cabaret held at the Oak Bay United Church Feb. 20.

Oliver Swain headlines this month’s Cabaret in Oak Bay.

Swain’s career on the stage has seen him tour through much of North America, Australia and Europe, highlighted by appearances at Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg folk festivals, Mountain View Music Fest and the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes. He’s shared the stage with performers such as Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall and Marc Savoy. The two-time Prairie Music Award recipient (The Bills) also shared a 2008 WCMA nomination for Outstanding Roots Group with Outlaw Social.

Swain’s band, Big Machine, has been building a reputation as one of the greatest festival groups available in Canada.

He recently toured internationally as a sideman with Juno Award-winner Toni Childs, and lends his time to being artistic director with the Lower Island FolkFest Society, creating the up and coming Victoria music festival: FolkWest.

Others in the Cabaret lineup include Larry McQuarrie (guitar and bass), Drelene Gibb (singer and ukelele), Sam Laramee and brother (singers), humorist and raconteur Betty Forgey and Peter Brunette and the Lake Hill Band.

Cabaret is Friday, Feb. 20 at Oak Bay United Church 1355 Mitchell St. Tickets are $5 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. sharp.

 

cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

 

 

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