COMING EVENTS

Fratters Open Stage with Paeton Cameron
Tuesday, May 31
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!   //   Showtime: 8:30pm | No cover   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Red Deer Experience Awards After Party w/ Charlie Jacobson
Wednesday, Jun 01
Join us at the After Party for the Red Deer Experience awards, with entertainment for the evening being provided by Blues/Rock artist Charlie Jacobson – an award winner himself – being honored with Red Deer’s Emerging Artist Award in 2015 sponsored by the Red Deer Arts Council. Doors open to the public at 8:00pm for the Charlie Jacobson Band. For more info on the Charlie Jacobson Band, click here: http:  //  www.charliejacobson.com   //   Limited seating, call 403.356.0033 for availability and reservations.   //   Showtime: 8:pm | Cover: $20   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Jenie Thai with guest Justine Vandergrift
Thursday, Jun 02
"....this girl is truly an old bluesy soul with a style all her own and a drive to succeed that will undoubtedly lead to a life of music, fame and fortune." - SPIN NewsMagazine Born in Chiang Mai Thailand, and raised outside of Edmonton, Jenie Thai is building a musical presence throughout the country through the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that's conveyed through her songwriting. Her training on the piano began at age five. As an adult, she continued her musical development, studying classical piano at Augustana University and diversified her education attending Grant MacEwan Jazz and Contemporary Music Program. Upon graduation, Jenie was offered a part-time teaching position at Grant MacEwan University, and gained acceptance into Paul McCartney’s international music school based in Liverpool. In 2011, Jenie released her EP “Lady Flower”. With the titled track she received an “honourable mention” as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) under the performance category (a category of 13 finalists out of 16, 000 submissions from around the globe). Both solo and with her trio, Jenie has shared her songs across Western Canada on festival stages, in blues bars, theatres, lounges, and living rooms. In spring of 2012, Jenie started the “Couch Concert Series”, a continuing project where she arrives on strangers steps to play a living room show in exchange for donations and a couch to sleep on. In April 2013, Jenie Thai released "Only The Moon" which is “a beautifully crafted nine-song album of original songs showcasing a voice that has warmth and beauty..." writes David Farrell, writer for Toronto's New Canadian Music. Furthermore, in January 2014, Jenie Thai represented Northern Alberta as a semi-finalist in the 30th International Blues Challenge held in Memphis. Vocally, she has been compared to an early Maria Muldaur but soaks in the musical influences of Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ryan Adams. A performer, song-writer, singer, and instrumentalist: Jenie Thai combines classical technique, jazz harmonics, and a life-long appreciation for blues and folk to produce a unique charm as a singer-songwriter on the on the Canadian folk, roots, and blues music scene. For more info on Jenie, click here: http:  //  jeniethai.ca   //   Opener Justine Vandergrift is like the old hymns she grew up with – even if you can’t put your finger on what makes them authentic, they are undeniably so. Her two studio releases reveal a clear, rich voice and finely-tuned song-craft, and her new album Sailor (November 2015) represents a deepening of an already impressive artistry.   //   Showtime: 8:30pm | Cover: $5   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Summer Kick Off Party with The 427's
Friday, Jun 03
Join Fratters at our Ode to Summer with the 427's! You will feel as if you were right at home on Huntington Beach, Cali, circa 1960! Born out of a shared love of surf culture, tattoos, motorcycles, and muscle cars, Rob Day and Chris van Keir created The 427’s as a throwback to days spent at the beach and nights spent on the strip. Formed in autumn 2013 and influenced by early 60’s surf music, spaghetti westerns, and film noir, The 427’s released their debut EP, “Surf Noir” in February 2014. After reaching the top 10 on campus radio in eastern Canada as well as the top 20 in western Canada with their debut, they were nominated for “Instrumental Recording of the Year” at the Western Canadian Music Awards in early 2015. In June 2015, Eve Hell and LP were added on bass and drums respectively, and the new line-up provided the soundtrack to the extreme mountain biking documentary, “Keep It Real”. Autumn was spent filming their debut music video for the lead track from their full-length follow-up album, titled “Mavericks”, which was released on November 6, 2015. As The Continental Magazine states, "...dark and moody intros countered by upbeat stompers...it'll be exciting to see what this band does next!" For more information on the 427's, click here: http:  //  the427s.com/the-427-s   //   We will have summer inspired drink specials all night! Dudes and Dudettes: Dressing in your best summer surf attire is encouraged! Think board shorts, hawaiian shirts and sunnies! Showtime: 9:00pm | Cover: $10   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Ryan Langlois & The Revelation w/ guest Maddison Krebs
Saturday, Jun 04
Bio: “A live performance is more than just singing songs. It’s about creating moments. Unique moments that can’t be caught on a recording. Tangible, sweaty, physical, vulnerable moments. Unpredictable moments. Moments that can only happen when ten’s, or hundreds, or thousands of people are jammed into a room. People with different backgrounds, different expectations, and different tastes. It’s a perfect recipe for both disaster and the divine.” -- Ryan Langlois "After 5 years of performing back and forth across Canada for tens of thousands of people as the frontman for a CCMA and ACMA award winning country band, it was time for some time off to recharge and reenergize the creative juice. So, on a Tuesday night, in downtown Red Deer, I wandered into Fratter’s Speakeasy Venue. What I found was the juice I was looking for. Not only was it truly one of the coolest, most welcoming live music venues I’d been in, it was also filled with some incredibly talented musicians. So, it was only logical to put together a band, pick a Saturday night in June, call up an immensely talented singer/songwriter(who happens to be a friend), and plan a show! ‘Country, Rock, Roots, and Jet Black Boots’. Singing songs that have stood the test of time, and some that I hope, in their own way shine.” -- Ryan Langlois   //   Maddison Krebs displays an uncanny, nuanced and very real sensibility for writing and singing in a vintage style, comparable to the timeless classics created by legends of country music. “A clean, simple and classic tone that sounds as if it comes from country music’s beginnings.” - The Calgary Herald   //   Showtime: 9PM | Cover: $10   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

The Block Quartet with Dominique Adams and Wyatt Louis
Wednesday, Jun 08
The Block Quartet has a sound defined by flexibility and a willingness to try just about anything, just about anytime. The group got its start on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue. Informed by the jazz tradition and inspired by a variety of modern styles, the Quartet’s music is the sound of four people pushing hard to find their voice on their instruments. The Block Quartet is Sam Malowany, Kody Cole, Derek Wiens and Zach Ripka.  //   Showtime: 8:30pm | Cover: $10   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Made Them Lions
Thursday, Jun 09
Hailing from Montreal Canada, are known for their numerous top 40 hits on radio, their anthemic vocals, and explosively energetic live shows. Their sound is powerful and melodic, reminiscent of bands like The Script, One Republic, and Imagine Dragons. have spent the last few years building a strong presence touring tirelessly. The band has shared the stage with artists such as Our Lady Peace, Hedley, Sean Paul, B.O.B, Neon Trees, Simple Plan, Dragonette, and Matthew Good amongst others. They won the CIMA Road Gold award 2015 for having sold more than 25 000 concert tickets in a 12 month span. Their new single “Tidal Wave” which has reached #1 on Quebec’s Palmares anglophone radio chart, and #5 on the Quebec Shazam chart in only 4 weeks For more information on , click here: http:  //  mtlband.ca   //   Showtime: 8:30pm | Cover: $10   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Stand Up Comedy with Kris Labelle
Friday, Jun 10
Kris LaBelle, formerly known as the BAD BOY of COMEDY comes to Fratters June 10/11. Regarded as a wild man who has sold out over 85 straight shows, he remains at the top of the Indie Scene. He's a master of impressions, story telling and crowd work. Never a dull moment observed at one of Kris' stand up shows. As seen on: TSN, THE SCORE, FIGHT NETWORK, SUPER CHANNEL, and the big screen, this comedic actor is on the brink of making it to the big time!! Catch him now while you still can at Fratters!   //   Showtime: 9pm | Cover: $15   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Stand Up Comedy with Kris Labelle
Saturday, Jun 11
Kris LaBelle, formerly known as the BAD BOY of COMEDY comes to Fratters June 10 & 11th! Regarded as a wild man who has sold out over 85 straight shows, he remains at the top of the Indie Scene. He's a master of impressions, story telling and crowd work. Never a dull moment observed at one of Kris' stand up shows. As seen on: TSN, THE SCORE, FIGHT NETWORK, SUPER CHANNEL, and the big screen, this comedic actor is on the brink of making it to the big time!! Catch him now while you still can at Fratters!   //   Showtime: 9pm | Cover: $15   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra
Monday, Jun 13
The are a collection of musicians, linked by common sonic journeys and familial ties. It doesn’t matter much how they got here, but rather that they are traveling with each other. Now they are here in the room with you, the way music in the folk tradition always is, to bring people together; to share real flesh, blood and feeling. They’ll weave their stories with guitars and violins, with accordions and bass, with melodies and music makers gleaned from their wanderings. Here are the troubadours to remind you that this music (no matter what kind of device it ends up on) could not exist without warm bodies in search of harmony. LOVE is an album about that much-storied sentiment that is certainly no stranger to a song. What makes The ’s love songs unique is that it collects differing experiences into one harmonized narrative, teasing apart the layers and revealing how hard good people work to be good to each other. It’s an album that speaks to the consequences of love in its many forms, seeing it as both sugar and lemons, suggesting that to have one without the other would make the recipe incomplete. For more information on , click here: http:  //  thetequilamockingbirdorchestra.com   //   Showtime: 8pm | Cover TBA   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Twin Peaks with Winona Wilde
Wednesday, Jun 15
Rich harmonies, a piano, a guitar, two ukuleles and unlimited wit are at the heart of Twin Peaks - an emerging duo that embraces roots music with undertones of country and contemporary blues. Naomi Shore and Lindsay Pratt - although very diverse in their musical histories - have successfully combined individual experiences into a unique blend of genres. It is eclectic, creative and clever. Born and raised in northern BC in the city of Fort St. John, their music reflects small town wisdom with lively humour and songs that immediately capture an audience. Lindsay and Naomi's onstage chemistry is totally infectious. They provide their audience with the whole meal deal: undeniably catchy tunes, adorable eye candy and a good laugh. They manage to combine all of these attributes into a genuinely endearing act. Over a span of only four years the duo have covered a lot of ground. They have released two albums, their EP Twin Peaks (2012) and their full length album Trouble (2013). Extensive touring has taken them all over Western Canada playing charming, intimate venues to large outdoor festivals. In 2012 they made the top ten for CBC Radio 3's contest Tracks on Tracks, and in 2014 the group rose to the national finals in the CBC Searchlight contest. They've taken home a Vancouver Island Music Award for BC Wide Artist of the Year, both albums have been nominated twice for a Western Canadian Music Award for Roots Duo Recording of the Year and in 2015 Trouble won the WCMA in that category! The duo is proud to have shared the stage with acts such as Steve Brockley Band, Del Barber, and Ariana Gillis. For more info on Twin Peaks, click here: http:  //  twinpeaksmusic.ca   //   Twin Peaks will be joined by Winona Wilde. "Winona Wilde stares truth hard in the eye then paints it out loud with the sweetness and depth of a deep brown sugar." - CFUR 88.7 Prince George For more info on Winona, click here: http:  //  winonawilde.weebly.com   //   Showtime: 8:30pm | Cover: $5   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Shiloh Lindsey
Thursday, Jun 16
Seasoned songwriter and storyteller is a most unique character in Canadian music. Hard-raised on a ranch in south central Alberta, based for many years out of Vancouver, and most recently returned from a residence in Halifax, she pairs open country authenticity with big city sensibilities, for a complex blend of prairie, mountain and coastal textures. Painstakingly documenting the triumphs and failures of life and love, her honest words and spine-tingling melodies pull the listener in close to rest their ears against the comforting heartbeat of each song she sings. Cultivating deep and lasting connections with her colleagues, peers, and audiences everywhere, has performed at NXNE and shared the stage with the likes of Kinky Friedman. She is presently looking forward to performances across Canada in support of her Spring 2016 Digital Release, Bloomfield & Isleville. Her latest recording, built in and around a house in Halifax, takes on challenging universal themes of homesickness, history, and self-improvement with heart rendering commonality. In contrast to the richly orchestrated tapestries of her previous efforts, this EP is a more intimate, acoustic glimpse of the artist. Taking the reins from trusted producers John Ellis (For My Smoke) and Kirk Douglas (Western Violence and Brief Sensuality) proves that she can truly stand alone, as strong and enrapturing as ever. For more information on Shiloh, click here: http:  //  shilohlindsey.ca   //   Showtime: 8:30pm | Cover: $5   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

The Femme Fatale's Fabulous Floozy: A Burlesque Show
Friday, Jun 17
The Femme Fatale's Fabulous Floozy is a new series of burlesque shows coming to Red Deer! June 17th will be the first of many shows that will incorperate burlesque talent from all over Alberta, and introduce burlesque to Red Deer as it's never seen it before. 10 burlesque performances, 1 hilarious musical comedy & excessive amounts of fun. Featuring: LAYNIE LOVELACE (Red Deer) SILVER STARLIGHT (Red Deer) SKINNY MARTINI (Edmonton) NELLIE BINATURE (Calgary) LILY BO PIQUE (Calgary)   //   Intermission will include a performance by double R rated "THE DIRRTY SHOW". "Gliding your mind into the gutter one soaring harmony at a time, two sexually empowered women sing of ‘Double R-rated’ topics that are rarely brought to light and transform them into catchy morsels of melodic hilarity. Their second brand new album CREAM was released March 2016, but the audio recording just can’t compare; when you see The Dirrty Show live you leave laughing, enlightened and probably a bit drunk." https:  //  www.facebook.com/TheDirrtyShow/timeline   //   Showtime: 9pm | Presale tickets are $15, VIP tickets are $20 (limited) and includes special seating & goodies! More ticket information to come!   //   Once tickets are purchased, contact Fratters venue at 403.356.0033 to make a reservation to ensure your group is sat all together!   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Red Deer Air Guitar Championships presented by 106.7 The Drive
Saturday, Jun 18
The journey to the World Air Guitar Championships in Finland starts here at Fratters! On June 18th, Air Guitarist from around the province will take their invisible axes out of the bedroom and onto the big stage in an epic rock battle that will echo throughout the ages. Competitors will be shredding and powersliding their way to the grand prize: A plane ticket to the national championships in Toronto where they will battle the best in the country. The winner there will be crowned the best Air Guitarist in Canada, and get a plane ticket to Finland to represent their country on the world stage. Banger Bingo will be starting the night off with their 80's metal themed comedy bingo! Bringing the house down and headlining the night is Red Deer's own southern rockers Diesel May. Add all that up and you have the probably the most heavy metal, face melting, high flying, rock show of the year! Air Guitar doesnʼt judge people based on gender, age, religion, ethnicity, social status, or any thing else. It is completely inclusive. As long as they are old enough to get into the places events are held literally anyone can be a world champion. The World Air Guitar Championships were started as a way to promote world peace and bring people together in solidarity. As The Ancient Air Guitar proverb goes, “When you are holding an Air Guitar, You canʼt be holding a gun". How it works: Air Guitar is an opportunity for people to live out the age-old fantasy of being a rockstar. They take on new personas, dress up, and for one night get to escape and let it all out. In each round, competitors perform a 60 second song. Scores are based on figure skating, between 4.0 and 6.0. In the first round they perform a song they have selected ahead of time and had the opportunity to practice. The second round is the Compulsory round where competitors all play the same mystery song that will be selected by the audience. Scores from each round are combined , and a winner is crowned. Register to compete at: http:  //  airguitarcanada.org/air-guitarist-registration   //   Showtime: 7pm | Hang out online with us! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

TOPS
Monday, Jun 20
are a four-piece band from Montreal, equal parts girls and guys, delivering a raw punk take on AM studio pop. Their new record, Picture You Staring, is a lush array of timelessly crafted songs. 'Picture You Staring' gathers strength through intimacy. Self-written, recorded, produced, and the result of 12 months holed up in Arbutus Records Montreal warehouse. This album contains 12 impeccable examples of pop craftsmanship that will reward repeat listeners. Singer Jane Penny gives a voice to the silent girl at the edge of the circle, disillusioned but honest and unpretentious, a tone complemented by David Carrieres seamless guitar playing and the measured drumming of Riley Fleck. songs are delivered with a cool restraint that blend with the individuality and self-assured desire of their female lead. David and Jane met in middle school, but didnt stay in touch until they reunited in Montreal where theyve been collaborating since 2009. Unintentionally initiating a pop music scene in Montreal, their strange homemade recordings have gained an international following. In 2011 they joined Riley Fleck and started jamming at the loft space La Brique where they wrote and recorded their first record, Tender Opposites. continue to engineer and produce their own records and make their own videos in collaboration with fellow artists and filmmakers. In opposition to commercially driven pop music, pursuit lies in creating moving songs that succeed earnestly, disregarding trends and myth-making. Jane, David and Riley have equal footing with their respective instruments and their sparring exceeds the imagination of any individual. For their new record have enlisted Madeline Glowicki to play bass from Edmonton AB. A natural musician, and contributor to the Editorial magazine, the band are happy to have another prairie girl on board. For more information on the , click here: https:  //  tops.bandcamp.com   //   Showtime: 8:30pm | Cover: $10   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Flowshine
Thursday, Jun 23
is a group of laid-back folks from Alberta, Canada who enjoy playing chill tunes and having good times. They deliver an upbeat and high-energy live show that intelligently balances rock n roll showmanship, strong musicianship, and accessible, relatable song-writing. Their songs are positive, danceable, and demonstrate the uniquely skillful musical spin their jazz trained rhythm section is capable of. Audiences across Canada have embraced and rewarded 's earnest efforts at both their live performances as well as with their recorded material. Tracks from their albums have charted on campus stations from British Columbia to New Brunswick, and were spun on CBC Radio, as well as an array of stations throughout their home province. The band was selected as a featured artist in the Untapped Alberta 2013 concert and radio series and they received a juried FACTOR grant in 2015. They have toured throughout Canada in the last six years, performing in an eclectic and extensive list of bars, clubs, cafe's, basements, festival stages, and street corners. With a new album out, a fresh transmission in their van, and a strong work ethic, they aim to continue tirelessly performing and sharing their music. For more info on , click here: http:  //  www.flowshine.ca   //   Showtime: 8:30pm | Cover: $10   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Stand Up Comedy with Chris Gordon
Friday, Jun 24
There is no other comedian today who is providing such a unique, original and innovative approach to comedy and audience interaction as Chris Gordon. In his first year of comedy Chris hit the airwaves nationally, as he was selected as the "#1 Pick in the Country" on CBC's "So You Think You’re Funny?" Chris Gordon’s originality continues to make an impact: from his break out performances at the Just For Laughs Festivals in Montreal and Toronto; the Seattle International Comedy Competition; Vancouver Comedy Festival; being featured in the Toronto showcase of NBC's Last Comic Standing; and at The Comedy Death Ray Show in Los Angeles; his appeal is undeniable. Chris’ style of comedy has been described as "very unusual (as usual) and very funny... it's what really sets him apart from the pack". He is seen as clean, current, hip, inventive, and edgy, which gives him an improvisational feel and a strong connection with the crowd. Offering fresh perspectives woven seamlessly with absurd observations, Chris always delivers a dynamic interactive experience that is hilarious and unforgettable. For more information on Chris Gordon, click here: http:  //  hilariouscomedian.com   //   Showtime: 9pm | Cover: $15   //   Hang out online with us! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Stand Up Comedy with Chris Gordon
Saturday, Jun 25
There is no other comedian today who is providing such a unique, original and innovative approach to comedy and audience interaction as Chris Gordon. In his first year of comedy Chris hit the airwaves nationally, as he was selected as the "#1 Pick in the Country" on CBC's "So You Think You’re Funny?" Chris Gordon’s originality continues to make an impact: from his break out performances at the Just For Laughs Festivals in Montreal and Toronto; the Seattle International Comedy Competition; Vancouver Comedy Festival; being featured in the Toronto showcase of NBC's Last Comic Standing; and at The Comedy Death Ray Show in Los Angeles; his appeal is undeniable. Chris’ style of comedy has been described as "very unusual (as usual) and very funny... it's what really sets him apart from the pack". He is seen as clean, current, hip, inventive, and edgy, which gives him an improvisational feel and a strong connection with the crowd. Offering fresh perspectives woven seamlessly with absurd observations, Chris always delivers a dynamic interactive experience that is hilarious and unforgettable. For more information on Chris Gordon, click here: http:  //  hilariouscomedian.com/   //   Showtime: 9pm | Cover: $15   //   Hang out online with us! 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