Q&A : What bands are from and playing in Fernie?

Bands In Fernie BCI’ve received a few questions by email or phone about Fernie and event planning in Fernie and I figure I might as well share the information with everyone. That’s only fair. Today’s topic is a good one because there’s nothing like live music at a fund-raising event or wedding to get everyone off their chairs.

Now, I know there is going to be information missing, as new bands seem to be sprouting up frequently these days…so in no logical order…

Shred Kelly – foot stoppin’ good times band – a 6 piece band that plays original music that is so catchy you’ll be humming a tune for days. Recently, they announced a show in Vancouver during the Olympics on the free concert stage in Yaletown. That’s exciting stuff.

The Arcade Files – indie pop band – 3 musicians, that happen to be pretty ladies, play originals and covers to a crowd that just wants to dance. There’s a rumour going around that they’re recording an album right now.

Bubba Tres – how can you define this band? I haven’t seen them play but I bet it’s very entertaining. Their stuff almost reminds me of a quirky musical.

The Runs – punk rock band – a 4 piece band that knows how to get the crowd wild…and sweeping the floor – which most venues should appreciate. They recently recorded a video…a music video or a music docu video? I’m not sure. I can’t wait to see it, either way.

Ben Hur – indie rock band – high energy band that are sure to make an impact on the Fernie music scene.

Winter’s Son (used to be Forty Winters) – a new hard rock band – 4 piece band who play originals and a few covers which induce slightly uncontrollable dead banging with your eyes closed. It just happens without you knowing.

Bright West – barely known brother and sisters combo – I just had to put this in here. My brother and I started a little fun musical project. It’ll make you cry if you’re not prepared for it.

Requiem Of Innocence – local Metal Band

We Don’t Just Exist – hardcore punk band – and they’re recording

From Scratch – funk/blues/experimental/improv who knows. They sure don’t know how to label themselves but they know how to jam.

To find out where these bands might be playing in the next few months in Fernie, check out the events and shows page (located at the top of the page) but you can click here for now. If your band isn’t on here, let me know and I’ll add it. Easy.


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