John Welsh Band
McIntyre Hall Presents
Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 7:30pm
Reserved Seating: $20 ~ Box Seats $30
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With a sound that blends high energy Latin, West African, reggae and folk rock rhythms the John Welsh Band wins over audiences wherever they perform. A world traveler by nature, John Welsh lived and studied in Mexico and Guatemala where he was heavily influenced by the music, language and culture. When he returned to Canada he and his brother Chris(bass) met Nigerian born Courage Eigbike who brought his reggae and West African influenced sound.
Together they began creating songs that would get crowds dancing and singing along with the vision of bringing their world music sound to a mainstream audience. Performing in both English and Spanish the John Welsh Band wins over audiences with a high energy show that emphasizes crowd participation, upbeat rhythms and singalong choruses. Wherever the band travels they gain new fans of all ages and cultures with their positive message and infectious melodies.
In 2016 the John Welsh Band took home a Fraser Valley Music Award and were selected as one of Vancouver’s best bands of 2016 by Vanmusic. In April 2017 the band had their first viral video with the release of their lead single “Sayulita” which garnered over 1 million views on Facebook. In May their newest album “Vamonos Mi Chica” debuted at #2 on the iTunes Canada World music charts.
This program is made possible by the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.