“Swingshift” by Curtis Andrews

Video by Patrick Canning

This Thursday (July 5th) local drum guru and world traveller Curtis Andrews will be in town to perform the first of a series of St. John’s shows with various bands and acts of which he is a part. Thursday’s show will be at The Ship with an impressive line up of backing musicians including Patrick Boyle (trumpet), Josh Ward (bass), Brad Jefford (guitar), Phil Yetman (percussion) and Grant King (keys).

On July 6th Curtis will be playing with The Brad Jefford Trio +2 at Harbourside Park and then later that evening at The Rocket Room. Curtis will reunite with two legendary reggae-funk-hip-hop groups, The Discounts and Skank on July 7th at Distortion. The Discounts will be playing again at The Ship as part of Sound Symposium on July 10th. Curtis will be playing LSPU Hall on July 11th with Pat Boyle and on the 12th with The Brad Jefford Septet and Paul Cram.

On Sunday July 15th you can combine the wonders of nature and music and join Curtis on the Sound Walk to La Manche as part of Sound Symposium. The walk begins at 9 AM and will find Curtis entertaining hikers with lithophones, or, simply put, stones.

Finally, Curtis will be hosting a very special show at The Ship on Thursday, July 19th. Cover is a minimum of $10 and all proceeds go toward helping fund education in the village of Dzogadze, Ghana. The show will also be special as Curtis will be joined by an array of friends and family including Duane Andrews, Patrick Boyle, Neil Conway, Bill Brennan, Graham Wells, Gerry Strong, Dave Rowe and The Dzolali Drum & Dance Ensemble playing a selection of traditional music from Dzogadze.


Photo by Justin Hall