Kelowna’s The Capers, a Kelowna-based band, will celebrate the release of their debut album Ring True, this Saturday with a special performance at the Habitat.
Spanning influences from early rock n’ roll to folk and country western, The Capers aim to fill the dance floor in performance, and lay down original songs in a true way on record.
Just like a good storyteller, there’s something about the honesty and energy behind their songs that captures listeners and doesn’t let them go even after the last note has rang out. If you’ve ever seen The Capers live then you know that their music will get even the most nonchalant worked up into a frenzy.
Ring True was recorded and produced by Ezra Cipes in his home during the autumn of 2010. The album features Natalia Nova Hill in a debut performance, signalling the arrival of an authentic, pure voice, usually engaged as part of a three-part vocal arrangement with Ari and Ezra Cipes, both of whom are also songwriters and multi-instrumentalists.
The rhythm section features Scott Melnyk on drums, providing an always joyful backbeat, and Keegan Scott on bass, providing low-end with both melody and groove.
Ring True features 10 original songs by the Cipes brothers, and one new interpretation of a rock n’ roll classic—Funnel of Love.
If you, like the rest of us, are too impatient to wait until the CD release to listen to The Capers’ new tracks you can listen to the entire album at www.thecapersmusic.com.
Joining The Capers at the album release party will be Rumpus Room by Connor, sure to get the dance floor primed for the Capers set.
Opening the show will be the always entertaining Stolen Organ Family Band, formerly of Kelowna but now residing in Vancouver, and closing the show will be DJ Grizz Lee with a set of dance music to keep the party going and the vibe high.
Tickets for The Capers CD release party on Saturday, April 30 at Habitat, 248 Leon Ave., are $10 or $20 with a CD. Advance tickets are available at Leo’s Video, Tweaked and Yummy Vintage Apparel and online at estore.thehabitat.ca. Doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
For more information visit www.thehabitat.ca or www.thecapersmusic.com.
Pyper Geddes is the general manager at Habitat in downtown Kelowna and an A-OK Contributor.