It was something a little daring
and a little different at the
Community Centre on Halloween
Vancouver-based, Red Haven,
who are currently touring, performed
at the Community Centre
Theatre for a concert and masquerade
“We’ve just come back from
the Folk Music Ontario Conference
in Toronto,” band member
Brendan Steele said.
Red Haven, are also celebrating
a new album release called,
Vilifi ed. The band, together
two years, says that they have
stepped outside of their comfort
zone with this album and that it’s
much more cohesive and mature.
Brendan Steele, on vocals and
guitar, says that Red Haven has
been infl uenced by bands such as
The Devil Makes Three, Regina
Spektor and the swing bands of
Frenchman Street in New Orleans.
Red Haven: a Halloween hit
Red Haven’s lead vocalist, sax and
accordion player, Jennifer Charters
brings a gypsy-jazz edge to the textured
folk of guitarist Brendan Steele,
drummer Jesse Thom and doublebassist
According to the band, their music
is reminiscent of 1920’s jazz, 1960’s
folk and fi rst century composition.
Just before their performance, a
burlesque show entertained the various
clowns, cowboys, witches and
other masquerade goers as they fi lled
It was a Halloween fi lled with fun,
fl are and great talent.
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