Great lineup of music at Sapperton Day Street Festival

The Faceplants feature their own twist on ska music, and enjoy fusing many genres in their sound, from reggae and rock, to country and rap. - Contributed photo
The Faceplants feature their own twist on ska music, and enjoy fusing many genres in their sound, from reggae and rock, to country and rap.
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There’s a full lineup of music at Sapperton Day Street Festival this weekend, running all day long. Some of the highlights include:

Bobby’s Cane (3– 3:45 p.m.)

Bobby’s Cane is a four-piece rock group from New Westminster. Their name comes from lead singer/guitarist Bobby Jeboult who lost his sight and uses a cane. Along with long time friends Jesse Dodds (guitar), Scott Sproule (bass), and Patrick Spencer (drums) this group has created a sound uniquely their own blending grunge, west coast rock, catchy melodies, and soulful vocals since forming in early 2012. They are currently in the finishing stages of recording their upcoming EP with Michael Kraushaar at Bully’s Studio in New Westminster and with local producer Colin Grieve. Release should be in late summer 2013.

Faceplants (2–2:45 p.m.)

Formed in 2007, Originating from Coquitlam, The Faceplants took a step and got a good running start on throwing down a new twist on ska music. Since 2008 they have gained an amazing fan base throughout the lower mainland and have shared the stage with bands such as The Trews, The Latency, Daniel Wesley, and Ninjaspy. With several concerts under their belt, they have no intention of slowing down. Fusing many genres, including ska, reggae, rock, country, rap, disco, funk, jazz, and surf, they have developed a unique sound that the whole family can enjoy.

They will make you want to get up and dance.

Real Canadian Rock Band

(4– 4:45 p.m.)

Hailing from the B.C., these four rockers have embraced, and are dedicated to, channeling the sounds that are uniquely Canadian. From far and wide, Canadian Classic Rock delivers April Wine, the Tragically Hip, Chilliwack, Harlequin, Trooper, 54-40 and more.

Penelope Above (12:15–1 p.m.)

Penelope Above is a four piece contemporary rock band who plays covers and/or original music, playing everything from classic rock to blues to folk and modern day music are best seen live. All members were born and raised in Pitt Meadows, and have spent the past few years touring B.C. Encompassing a wide range of styles, blending strong and diverse vocals with groovy rhythms, Penelope Above continues to build on Canada’s proud tradition of original rock and roll music.  With band member Matt Hunt now residing in Sapperton he couldn’t help but want to have his band participate in Sapperton Day and support the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

Korki the Clown

Korki the Clown has been tickling the funny bones of the young and young at heart for over several decades and is now entertaining to her second generation of fun. Professionally trained in the Art of Clowning Korki takes her funny biz seriously. Presently the Western Canadian Director for the World Clown Association, Korki helps keep the clowning community connected through newsletters, on-line networking and teaching.

Neezar Joseph

Neezar Joseph, also known as Neezar, is a Canadian singer, musician, circus performer and actor, based in Vancouver. Born in Edmonton he developed an interest in theatre and music at an early age, performing in various school and church plays. Upon relocation to Vancouver, he began polishing the crafts of acting, music and circus.

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