COMING EVENTS

Open Stage Night with Paeton Cameron
Tuesday, Jun 28
Come check out Fratters Open Stage Night hosted by Paeton Cameron every Tuesday starting at 8:30pm! Bring your instruments and sign up to play on the Fratters stage!   //   $5 plates of wings, $10 plates of nachos, and $5 pints!   //   8:30pm start time   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Boots and the Hoots present: "The Pinecone Opry" feat. Scott Cook
Thursday, Jun 30
Alberta, Canada's prairie balladeer Scott Cook is a tirelessly traveling DIY songwriter with heart forever on sleeve. Road-worn, painfully honest, and deeply human, his straight-talking tunes weave together folk, roots, blues, soul and country with spacious fingerstyle guitar and clawhammer banjo arrangements. Cook has been making a full-time living at music since 2007, touring extensively across Canada, the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is currently on tour in support of his fourth release, One More Time Around. Its opening track "Pass It Along" won the Folk and Acoustic category in the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest, with UK magazine Maverick Country naming him "one of Canada's most inspiring and imaginative storytellers". More info, music, photos and hobo travelogue can be found on http:  //  www.scottcook.net   //   Local boys Boots and the Hoots will be performing at the Opry as well. For more information on Boots and the Hoots, click here: https:  //  olboots.bandcamp.com   //   Showtime: 8:30pm | Cover: $10   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Closed for Canada Day
Friday, Jul 01
Happy Canada Day! We will be closed for the holiday. We appologize for any inconveniences. Enjoy the holiday!

The Rockin' Highliners
Saturday, Jul 02
After a 10 year holiday, the rockin' band known as are back together again. In the span of eight years the Rockin' Highliners produced and released four recordings, three of which were signed to the major record labels such as Square Dog Records and Stony Plain Records/Warner Records Canada. were fortunate enough to have producers such as Merik and Duke Robillard on board for the albums "What Were You Thinking" and "Oh My". The band toured throughout Canada, USA and Europe doing 200 + shows a year. The Highliners were nominated and presented with numerous awards including the Juno's, PMA's, COCA, ARIA's, WCMA's, Real Blues Magazine and Maple Blues Awards. They recorded two videos produced by Joel Stewart which were featured on Much Music Canada, Country Music Television as well as many national television stations. The Highliners appeared on a number of live television shows and have been on rotation with mainstream/college/public/internet radio throughout Canada, US and Europe. The comeback of the award winning band is very exciting to everyone involved and the band is currently booking shows, writing new songs and preparing for a new album. For more information on the Rockin' Highliners, click here: www.rockinhighliners.com   //   Showtime: 9pm | Cover: TBA   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Carolyn Mark
Thursday, Jul 07
Some things are just meant to be. Birds are born to fly, politicians were born to lie, big fat guys with giant beards were born to ride their machines without getting hassled by the man, and was born to make music. Ever since first taking to the stage as Templeton the rat in her elementary school's musical version of Charlotte's Web, show business has been the main driving force in Carolyn's life. After coming to the obvious conclusion that musicians were much more fun to hang around with than actors, in the early 90's Carolyn formed her first band... all-girl surfy twang popsters, The Vinaigrettes. This was the beginning of a love affair with music, musicians and the road that, even after 15+ years of crazy hard work, still puts the nitro in her funny car. After the Vinaigrettes, Carolyn did brief stints in such bands as The Metronome Cowboys and The Fixin's before, in 2000, making her Mint Record debut with her first solo album, Party Girl. Since then, and with the help of a revolving cast of Can-Country super stars, she has released four more highly acclaimed albums. She has travelled thousands of miles entertaining crowds of 4 to 4000... touring Canada,the United States, the UK, Norway and Italy. She has shared the stage with such talented musicians as Jenny Whitely, Hank & Lily, Luther Wright, Sarah Harmer, Kelly Hogan, Lederhosen Lucil, Geoff Berner, Joel Plaskett, The Handsome Family, Neil Hamburger, JT and The Clouds, The Shiftless Rounders, NQ Arbuckle, Wanda Jackson,The Waco Brothers, The Sadies and Blue Rodeo. July 2, 2007 marks the release of 's 6th Mint album, Nothing Is Free, described by Carolyn as her "woodsy, introspective album". Appropriately enough, Nothing Is Free was recorded on British Columbia's scenic Salt Spring Island. Along for the ride this time were guitar and bass virtuoso Paul Pigat (Cousin Harley), guitar and mandolin heavyweight Paul Rigby (Neko Case), expert vocalist Emilie Rhone (Fishing Derby, Antler) and vivacious violinist and vocalist, Diona Davies (Po' Girl, Geoff Berner, ESL). For more information on Carolyn, click here: http:  //  carolynmark.com   //   Showtime: 8:30pm | Cover: $10   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Stand Up Comedy with Sean Lecomber
Friday, Jul 08
Sean Lecomber is a stand-up comedian from Edmonton that even other comics will line up to see! Sean is a comedian with a unique perspective. His comedy is refreshingly based on words and story rather than movement and expression. His interesting take on all topics under the sun will leave you in fits of laughter, and his jokes are the kind you will remember and tell your friends. Sean was the winner of the 2007 Just for Laughs homegrown competition awarded each year to Canada’s best new comic. The two-time Canadian comedy award nominee recently filmed his own one hour special on the comedy network, as well Sean’s comedy has been featured on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Sean was also a featured performer on the ‘alternative’ and ‘talk of the fest’ shows at Just for Laughs. You can listen for his work on XM Radio and CBC’s acclaimed radio show, ‘The Debaters’. Showtime: 9pm | Cover: $15   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Stand Up Comedy with Sean Lecomber
Saturday, Jul 09
Sean Lecomber is a stand-up comedian from Edmonton that even other comics will line up to see! Sean is a comedian with a unique perspective. His comedy is refreshingly based on words and story rather than movement and expression. His interesting take on all topics under the sun will leave you in fits of laughter, and his jokes are the kind you will remember and tell your friends. Sean was the winner of the 2007 Just for Laughs homegrown competition awarded each year to Canada’s best new comic. The two-time Canadian comedy award nominee recently filmed his own one hour special on the comedy network, as well Sean’s comedy has been featured on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Sean was also a featured performer on the ‘alternative’ and ‘talk of the fest’ shows at Just for Laughs. You can listen for his work on XM Radio and CBC’s acclaimed radio show, ‘The Debaters’. Showtime: 9pm | Cover: $15   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

The Bottom Shelf Bourbon Trio
Wednesday, Jul 13
Vancouver, BC, roots based genre-benders, , are playing in Red Deer for the first time, at Fratter's Speakeasy, as part of their Already Gone album release tour. Set for release July 7, 2016, the album contains 10 tracks of deep-blues, bluegrass, country and swing alchemy; singing on such universal themes as substance abuse and infidelity, of blue collar angst and unrequited love, of leaving forever and coming back again. They draw influence from both traditional and contemporary roots music while telling tales from rural upbringings and their current urban settings. For more information on the Bottom Shelf Bourbon Trio, click here: www.thebottomshelfbourbontrio.com   //   Showtime: 8:30pm | Cover: $10   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Romi Mayes
Thursday, Jul 14
If you haven't heard ' music yet, it's time you do. Hailing from the prairies of Canada, Mayes is one of the hardest working independent musicians touring today. Devil On Both Shoulders', her 6th full-length release, is another testament to why ’ past albums have garnered three Western Canadian Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year, two Western Canadian Music Awards for Album of The Year, a Juno nomination for Album of the Year, and various Canadian Music Award nominations. Mayes is known for her powerful lyrical ability that gives life to the words she sings. Her insightful sweet and edgy vocals paint pictures of heart on her sleeve sincerity and a road well travelled. The talented players that surround her are another confirmation of how her honest abilities draw the best of the best toward her authentic brand of roots music. She has relentlessly toured Canada, US, Europe, UK, and has shared the stage with the likes of Levon Helm, Derek Trucks, Ricky Skaggs, Jim Cuddy, Gordie Johnson, Guy Clark, Sue Foley, Fred Eaglesmith, Corb Lund, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, and many more. Mayes continues to bring her brilliant songs, impressive guitar skills, and passionate performances to stages across the globe. With no intention of burning out or fading away, has proven she is here to stay. For more information on Romi, click here: www.romimayes.com   //   Showtime: 9pm | Cover: $15   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

The 24th Street Wailers
Friday, Jul 15
Experienced, road-tested and tougher than a two by four, are five musicians who originally met in music school. Their major influence? The sounds from the freewheeling period in the ‘40s and ‘50s when the Blues gave birth to Rock and Roll in black communities in major American cities. When showmanship mattered. When the sax player, not the guitarist, got the girls. 2014′s WICKED was nominated for a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) and received widespread radio play including major radio shows and broadcasters such as B.B. King’s Bluesville on SiriusXM and thebluesmobile.com (House of Blues Radio Hour) as well as CBC. Host of thebluesmobile and Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd, heralded the band as a “21st upgrade to jump and jive”. They have since released another album, WHERE EVIL GROWS in March 2015. This album has further cemented the band’s reputation as one of the best Blues acts out there who bring a much needed high energy Rock n’ Roll approach to the game. The band is led by Lindsay Beaver, a wild and crazy front woman and singing drummer. The band is filled out by Michael Archer on Upright Bass, Marc Doucet on Guitar, Jesse Whiteley on Piano, and Jonny Wong on wailing Sax. With no signs of slowing down, The Wailers have had a non stop touring schedule and played over 650 shows across the USA, France and Canada in the past four years, sharing stages with legends including Jimmie Vaughan. They have racked up several reviews from Major Blues, Roots, and Rock n’ Roll Publications and nods from American, Canadian, and European Top 10 lists. They have 12 Maple Blues Award Nominations and a Juno Nomination for Blues Album of Year. Don’t miss this real deal Rock n’ Roll band. All Killer, No Filler! For more information on the band, click here: http:  //  the24thstreetwailers.com   //   Showtime: 9pm | Cover: $15   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Whisper Kings
Saturday, Jul 16
In the summer of 2013, Claude Godin (Saxophonist/Vocalist) received a phone call from a local establishment in Red Deer, Alberta, requesting that he put a band together for a last minute gig due to a cancellation. While working through his contact list to find available musicians, a friend of Claude’s mentioned that Paul Acason Finn (Bassist/Guitar/Vocals) had just launched a new band. The referral was golden, as Claude had performed with Paul on a few occasions, and knew Paul’s “musical style” style was a solid fit. Paul Finn’s band members consisted of Tom Roschkov (Lead Vocals/Guitar) and Kelly Pikula (Drums/Vocals). Tom and Kelly had already been working together in the music arena for countless years. This connection instantly had all ingredients for pulling a “band” together on the “fly”; one that could walk on to any stage with no set list, rehearsal or sound check. Realizing that artistic communication is often a rare commodity, the four decided to form an ensemble: . With a unique and dynamic blend of Jazz influenced blues and soul music, the group has since taken to the stage at corporate shows, clubs, and concerts throughout Alberta. For more information, click here: http:  //  whisperkings.com   //   Showtime: 9pm | Cover: $10   //   Hang out online with us! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Martin Harley
Thursday, Jul 21
is a supremely talented Roots and Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. He’s a devotee to the music that came out of the Mississippi Delta, the slide guitar, and many other forms of roots music. Though Harley’s sound is rooted in the blues, it seeks to tell his own story and draws on the ruminations of a musician who has spent much of his life on the road. “Harley offers the listener a masterclass in taste, style and roots blues” – Guitarist Magazine “Harley has it all – voice, guitar artistry and the songs” – Total Music “No doubt that he is a slide guitar master. He is the business” – Roots Magazine His current release ‘Live at Southern Ground’, is already top ten in the Euro Americana charts. has been included on compilation records with this impressive list of artists such as Eric Clapton, Paul Weller, Jimmy Cliff, Jack Johnson and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. For more information on , click here: www.martinharley.com   //   Showtime: 8:30pm | Cover: $10   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Stand Up Comedy with Kerry Unger
Friday, Jul 22
Over the past twenty years, Kerry Unger has established himself as one of Canada’s top comedy acts. His likability has won the approval of audiences across North America, while his originality has won the respect of his peers. His stand up is relevant and accessible to all. In addition to being funny, Kerry is also ruggedly handsome, and at six foot three, he is able to reach things most other comics can only dream of. Kerry currently resides in Edmonton. He is a Pisces who enjoys reading, long walks, and world travel. Aside from comedy, Kerry is a published cartoonist, and a singer/ songwriter. Showtime: 9pm | Cover: $15   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Stand Up Comedy with Kerry Unger
Saturday, Jul 23
Over the past twenty years, Kerry Unger has established himself as one of Canada’s top comedy acts. His likability has won the approval of audiences across North America, while his originality has won the respect of his peers. His stand up is relevant and accessible to all. In addition to being funny, Kerry is also ruggedly handsome, and at six foot three, he is able to reach things most other comics can only dream of. Kerry currently resides in Edmonton. He is a Pisces who enjoys reading, long walks, and world travel. Aside from comedy, Kerry is a published cartoonist, and a singer/ songwriter. Showtime: 9pm | Cover: $15   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band
Sunday, Jul 24
With a career that began humbly at the University of Victoria’s Sub Pub, this band led the live music, independent recording and producing scene in Victoria BC in the 80’s. They became RCA Recording Artists, received rave reviews of live performances along the way and shared stages with Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield to name a few. They left an indelible legacy of 21 recorded tracks that still stand the test of time. They released a new CD this last year called “Still Burnin it Up” and they have just come off a successful Western Tour to Alberta and BC. They played two hot sets on the mainstage at the Island Folkfest this past summer as well as blowing folks away at the Vancouver Island Blues Bash on the Labour Day weekend. To top it all off, they won the right to represent BC at the International Blues Challenge in White Rock in July 2014, and traveled to Memphis in January of 2015 to compete. For more information on the band, click here: http:  //  unclewigglyshotshoesbluesband.com   //   Showtime: 8:30pm | Cover: $10   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Booots and the Hoots present: "The Pinecone Opry" feat. The Give 'Em Hell Boys and Joey Only
Wednesday, Jul 27
When did country music lose it’s edge? Why are albums by Hank Williams and Johnny Cash considered classics to this day? The answer is simple. Albums by Johnny Cash and Hank Williams have soul. They’re timeless. They’re about hard-drinking and heartache and that will never go out of fashion. The Give ‘Em Hell Boys share that fire. Not concerned with the pop-country that survives on the radio, The Give ‘Em Hell Boys takes their punk rock foundation and add genuine country soul, with a live show that is full energy from beginning to end. The Give ‘Em Hell Boys can stand shoulder to shoulder with any lineup. With the release of their debut album ‘Barn Burner’ The Give ‘Em Hell Boys relayed the message that good country music is not dead. “We want to live up to our heroes. There are the classic performers like Johnny and Hank, but there’s also people like Fred Eaglesmith and groups like Larry and His Flask that inspire us to play genuine, high energy music” says lead vocalist and acoustic guitar player Quinn Clark, known to his fans on Facebook as San Quentin. The album ‘Barn Burner’ was nominated for Country Recording Of The Year at the 2013 Edmonton Music Awards and the band has had the pleasure of playing such events as the Taste Of Edmonton Festival, in Sir Winston Churchill Square, and the 2013 Edmonton Craft Beer Festival at the Northlands Agricom. Along with festival work, The Give ‘Em Hell boys are now a regular featured act at On The Rocks where they can be seen the first Sunday of every month. For more information on the Give 'Em Hell Boys, click here: http:  //  giveemhellboys.com   //   In 15 years of doing the 'Joey Only' folk act, he's played more than 1500 shows in every province of Canada. He's played with top acts like Buffy St. Marie, 3 Doors Down, Gord Downie and regularly headlines festivals in western Canada. Catch Joey Only's solo show at Fratters alongside The Give Em Hell Boys and Boots and the Hoots. For more info on Joey Only, click here: https:  //  joeyonly.wordpress.com   //   Local group, Boots and the Hoots will be there as well! "Praise be to hillbilly heaven, the spirit of Hank Williams is alive and well. Alberta's Ol' Boots & the Hoots have resurrected the broken vocal formula that was perfected by Southern storytellers years ago and has since inspired so many amnesiac stadium-country singers. " -- EXCLAIM! Magazine For more information on Boots and the Hoots, click here: http:  //  olboots.bandcamp.com   //   Showtime: 8:30pm | Cover: $10   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

JJ Shiplett
Sunday, Jul 31
Rugged, raspy and reserved, is a true artist in every sense of the word. Unapologetically himself, the Alberta born singer-songwriter and performer is both bold in range and musical creativity. has a passion and reverence for the art of music and performance that has captured the attention of music fans across the country. Destined for a critically praised career ahead, Shiplett is currently putting the finishing touches on his self-penned and produced debut album. Expect to hear lots from in 2016. For more information, click here: www.jjshiplettmusic.com   //   Showtime: Doors at 5pm, 8pm showtime | Cover: TBA   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters