Being tongue and cheek about apocalyptic writing is one thing, but capturing audiences from an almost spiritual harmonic level is another thing entirely.
Yes Nice, a group created by childhood friends Scott Mckellar and Nathaniel Wong, is en route to Kelowna.
Playing the newly renovated venue, The Lounge at Sapphire in downtown Kelowna, this Thursday, Aug. 23, the group will feature songs from their new album Warm Gun.
While this latest album is new, out this month, Yes Nice has been playing together for five years. Starting in 2007, Mckellar and Wong added multi-instrumentalist Jillian McKellar, guitarist Darren Frank, and drummer Peter Hendrickson to the mix the next year and had produced a full-length album, Blindfolded, by 2009.
Blindfolded proved enough to catch the attention of Vancouver’s Peak Performance Project, earning them space at The Works Art & Design Fest, New Music West (“Best Performance” 2011), and this year they played The TransCanada Alberta Music Series.
Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 in advance at Leo’s Video (2680 Pandosy St.), Mosaic Books (411 Bernard Ave.) and Milkcrate Records (1551 Ellis St.). The show begins at 8 p.m. and ends by 11 p.m.