Gert Taberner and James Leclaire and the Cable 22's
Live at Avant-Garde Bar
Suggested cover $10 or pay what you can
19+, minors can attend if supervised by legal guardians
Gert Taberner- Growing up in Frankfurt, Germany, Gert Taberner was exposed to English-speaking culture and eventually made the trek over to Vancouver, B.C. where he decided to further cultivate his musical abilities, particularly in the realm of songwriting. With his music, Gert strives to compensate for what he feels interpersonal relationships these days lack or misinterpret: the concept of intimacy. After completing work on his first record, he set off seeking different challenges, which led him to New York to work on his craft further. Upon returning to Vancouver, Gert has been working on a new record with producer, David Tallarico.
Heavily influenced by the likes of Damien Rice, Paul Simon, and many more, the songs on his debut EP Fallen seek to convey yearning and hope, contrasted by a strong sense of disillusionment. Recent success was found with Taberner’s EP single "In Need" which was picked up and placed in the second season of popular Netflix series, SENSE8.
James Leclaire grew up in the small town of Renfrew Ontario 45mins west of the nations capital and now resides in Manotick Ontario. His fourth album "These Weights" was released September 2015.
From fist pumping, stomp your feet working-man anthems to soulful ballads of love, heartache and loss, James' songs are all about storytelling. Intensely thought-out lyrics grind through James' raspy vocal chords with powerful emotion to produce rich, dark imagery, that can really punch you in the heart. The experience escalates even further when backed by his band The Cable 22's, bassist Chris McLean and drummer Michael Hunter.
Enter stage left, the spirit of Steve Earle. The gravely voice, the porch-friendly beat—it makes you want to wheel the pickup out onto a hillbilly highway. -Peter Simpson, Ottawa Citizen