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HAPPY HOUR 5PM-6PM DAILY

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in News | 0 comments

A HOLLYWOOD STYLE NYE 2019

Posted by on Dec 16, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Ring in the New Year Hollywood Style at the Olive this year! From the Silent Era to the Golden Age to the present! Come dressed as your favourite movie star or character and enjoy an evening of Dinner, Dancing, Cocktails and Live Music from the LEGIONAIRES!!!

Advance Tickets~$25 Door~$30 (Food & Beverages not included in ticket price)

Call the Olive to purchase your tickets today! 780-852-5222

BLUE MOON MARQUEE LIVE FEBRUARY 4TH, 2018

Posted by on Feb 3, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Don’t Miss Blue Moon Marquee Live at the Olive Sunday February 4th at 8pm.  Tickets $10

Blue Moon Marquee is a Gypsy Blues band born of the wild rose foothills of Alberta. They currently make their home in an island shack on the coast of the Salish Sea ,British Columbia. A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette a.k.a. Badlands Jass (vocals/bass/drums) write and perform original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves. Artists such as Lonnie Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Blind Willie Jonson, Charley Patton, Howlin’ Wolf, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Tom Waits, Memphis Minnie, and Django Reinhardt are deeply infused in the soul of their music.
Blue Moon Marquee is primarily a live duo with the energy and sound of a full band. Colette, the rhythm section, not only commands the upright bass but also brings the swing with her feet on the kick drum, snare and high hat, all while singing harmonies. Cardinal is of the screaming and hollering blues ilk with distinctive thick and smoky vocals that barrel out like a raging bull. His guitar crackles with the swinging energy of jazz tinged blues.

 Appreciated for their authenticity, Blue Moon Marquee have been nominated for a Maple Blues Award as best new artist of the year, 2016. The duo were also the most requested band for the 2016 TD International Jazz Festival circuit across Canada, which they will return to in 2017. Their songs have a heavy dose of atmosphere and texture with a penchant for poet characters and gritty settings. It is this connection to the working class that draws so many people to their music, crossing many of the usual genre, age and cultural bounds. Most importantly, they make every song their own. After four years of playing together, the group has developed a distinct, personal voice that can be heard in each song. The result is an infectious mix of early blues, jazz, country, and popular songs with a contemporary and relevant feel, which is highly listenable and great for dancing. Blue Moon Marquee’s passionate performances and smouldering onstage chemistry is their trademark, and the way Colette’s tones lift A.W.’s mystique is something that enthralls audiences from back room bars to festival stages to the velvet seated theaters.

BELLA CAT-Tonights The Night Tour

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Try to imagine two of the world’s most soulful and unique voices, Janis Joplin and Eartha Kit now imagine them producing a beautiful love child and that would be as Clyde Stubblefield dubbed her “The Princess of Soul” BELLA CAT.

Bella Cat hails from Chelsea, Quebec. She found her natural raw talent at age 12 and eventually discovered her love of Blues and Soul music thanks to the help of an early vocal coach and parental support. As a young adult she decided to get busy composing her own original takes in those genre’s.

After her 1st independent release (Bella Cat Corrupted) she has been compared to a unique combination of Janis Joplin meets Eartha Kit and is instantly recognizable as an original powerhouse that should be a contender on the international stage. Upon seeing her live, new Canadian producer Neal Sundet immediately decided she should be working with his old friend and award winning producer Jack Letourneau. Jack recognizing her talent, decided to put top studio musicians together for the backing tracks and even enlisted iconic drummer Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown’s original drummer) to lay down some grooves. After recording with her and hearing ‘Tonight is the Night for Freedom’ he dubbed her “The Princess of Soul”. Additionally Jack brought in 4 time Grammy award nomanee Billy Branch on harmonica and back up singers Mae Koen (Aretha Franklin) and Shay Jones (Nine Inch Nails). The result as you can hear on this new single are compelling and visceral. Timely lyrics delivered with passion and fury leave you wanting more. More is what is coming from Bella Cat!

TICKETS $10

SHOW 8PM

CALEB HART & THE ROYAL YOUTHS LIVE IN CONCERT OCTOBER 14TH 2017

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Entertainment | 0 comments

No matter how many changes the music industry experiences, the one thing that always remains, is the power of a passionate live show. Caleb Hart has the ability to bring something fresh, honest and powerful every time he steps on a stage.

A natural born performer since he was a young boy growing up in Trinidad & Tobago; Hart has been taking his music across Canada and around the world to The Caribbean, Australia, USA and New Zealand full time since 2012. Along with racking up well over 700 shows in that time, he has also released 5 records, 6 singles, and won prestigious awards from Edmonton Folk Fest, the Western Canadian Music Awards and more. However, all of the sales, stats and awards are just the background to Harts mission to spread songs of hope and unity wherever he goes. Whether touring with a band or as a solo performer, Hart carries a singular ability to bring the audience together for the show and beyond.

His debut solo EP album Island Soul was released worldwide in June 2017. After another busy summer of touring festivals and venues across western Canada this summer, Caleb Hart & The Royal Youths are set to release their debut EP album ‘origiNation’ in the fall and will be touring Western Canada alongside soulful roots rocker Buckman Coe.

The sound mastered by these guys is a team effort, plainly displayed in their immaculate performances. Its the combination of heart shared by each member of the band, and a flawless synchronicity of talent, skill, and simply soul. Jessy Savage http://www.jessysavage.com/features/caleb-hart-and-the-royal-youths-road-to-riff

The Royal Youths formed on Vancouver Island in October 2015 as a one time backing band for Caleb Hart. Since then they have grown into an incredible band that brings their own unique funky reggae into every room they pl

The Burying Ground Live in Concert June 12th

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Entertainment, News | Comments Off on The Burying Ground Live in Concert June 12th

If you’ve ever yearned to be transported into times bygone or just needed a balm for your old soul, The Burying Ground will take you straight into the sweetest broken-hearted foot-tapping realm of your dreams, an experience considerably cheaper than building a time machine. Starting out as a duo in early 2014 and hailing from Vancouver, BC, Woody Forster (vocals, resophonic guitar), and Devora Laye (vocals, washboard, saw, kazoo) have been charming modern hearts all over western Canada, lending new life to old songs while composing original tunes that sound straight out of the 20s and 30s. Spinning Ragtime, Jazz, and early Blues and Country into a musical tapestry that will keep you warm on your most lonesome nights. Woody’s deep, whiskey-soaked, smoke-ringed rasp and Devora’s sweet feather touched honeycomb bell tones will roll you into an old time reverie.

Shedding light on aspects of the human experience that resonate into the modern day, The Burying Ground is not just your great-grandpappy’s band, as they touch on mental health, the traumas of war, social justice, sorrow, strength, determination, and good old fashioned lost and found love. They’ll break down your pain while having you up and dancing away your blues.”

Music 8:30pm

Advance Tickets $10~Door $15

THE BLUE MOON MARQUEE LIVE IN CONCERT SATURDAY MAY 27,2017

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Entertainment, News | 0 comments

Blue Moon Marquee is a Gypsy Blues band born of the wild rose foothills of Alberta. They currently make their home in an island shack on the coast of the Salish Sea ,British Columbia. A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette a.k.a. Badlands Jass (vocals/bass/drums) write and perform original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves. Artists such as Lonnie Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Blind Willie Jonson, Charley Patton, Howlin’ Wolf, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Tom Waits, Memphis Minnie, and Django Reinhardt are deeply infused in the soul of their music.

Blue Moon Marquee is primarily a live duo with the energy and sound of a full band. Colette, the rhythm section, not only commands the upright bass but also brings the swing with her feet on the kick drum, snare and high hat, all while singing harmonies. Cardinal is of the screaming and hollering blues ilk with distinctive thick and smoky vocals that barrel out like a raging bull. His guitar crackles with the swinging energy of jazz tinged blues.

Appreciated for their authenticity, Blue Moon Marquee have been nominated for a Maple Blues Award as best new artist of the year, 2016. The duo were also the most requested band for the 2016 TD International Jazz Festival circuit across Canada, which they will return to in 2017. Their songs have a heavy dose of atmosphere and texture with a penchant for poet characters and gritty settings. It is this connection to the working class that draws so many people to their music, crossing many of the usual genre, age and cultural bounds. Most importantly, they make every song their own. After four years of playing together, the group has developed a distinct, personal voice that can be heard in each song. The result is an infectious mix of early blues, jazz, country, and popular songs with a contemporary and relevant feel, which is highly listenable and great for dancing. Blue Moon Marquee’s passionate performances and smouldering onstage chemistry is their trademark, and the way Colette’s tones lift A.W.’s mystique is something that enthralls audiences from back room bars to festival stages to the velvet seated theaters.

Jeff Lang Live January 30th 8pm

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Entertainment, News | 0 comments

On “Carried in Mind” the trademark qualities of Jeff Lang’s playing resonate stronger than ever, displaying not only a guitarist of gob-smacking talent, but a songwriter of the highest order. Each protagonist draws us into their world, leaving us wondering what will happen when the song ends, and what might have transpired just before. We witness grand acts of cowardice present in songs like ‘Frightened Fool’ alongside the humble stoicism seen in ‘Mama, Why You Holding Back Now?’. The interplay of temptation, resistance and surrender dances just as wildly around vast landscapes and domestic environments, moving from the country’s red centre to a lover’s bedroom. The blood, fear and velocity of songs like ‘Running By the Rock’ are well met by the cool quiet of ‘Fisherman’s Farewell’. Sounding as ancient as a traditional folk ballad, ‘Newbridge’ details a heartbreaking act of matricide, in which Lang returns strikingly to singing in the female voice, showing all too well how aware he is of the ironies and often untold violence of this world. It’s a stark juxtaposition with the tender lullaby ‘Way past Midnight’, which soothes us after the epic journey that is Carried In Mind.

As with most of Lang’s collection, it was recorded live in the studio, with long time musical partners in crime Grant Cummerford (bass) and Danny McKenna (drums). The addition of Garrett Costigan on pedal steel feels so natural that one might mistake his presence on earlier albums. Alison Ferrier’s brief appearance singing backing vocals on the track she co-wrote with Lang breathes harmony and stillness into the album, which is ripe with the rhythms of work, life, and loving.

Of his new recording, Lang says, ‘…(this is) a batch of brand-new, reconditioned, rust-removed, freshly ventilated, instinct-driven musical conversations between sleep-deprived, cheaply-clothed, (mostly) freshly-shaven, (partially) clean-living, flinty-eyed gentlemen wielding precision instruments with all due care and respect.

The title refers to the kind of hauntings that prey on everyday people, growing from common stuff, things that seemed innocuous at the time: a half-heard comment that stays with you after most other events from that night in that bar have sunk back into the blotting paper; words that ricochet between your memory and the paranoid voices in your head, back-and-forth, over-and-over, until they’ve spun around enough to have mutated into something possibly more sinister; something more laden with secret meanings than you might have a right to speculate on. The title deals with memories. As do many of the songs, in their own way.

Of the limited edition disc that will be released alongside the album, he continues, ‘I thought it might be interesting for people who enjoy Carried In Mind to hear some of the songs in a different setting, stripped back to a single instrument for example, or even done in a different style.’. This is why ‘Running By the Rock’ appears backed only by a fan-driven harmonium, hanging in time and space, and why ‘Jack-A-Roe’ is given an acoustic treatment with lap steel to contrast with the band arrangement on the album. Jeff will be playing Live at The Olive Bistro Saturday January 30th. Tickets are 10$ advance and 15$ at the door. Call 780.852.5222 to reserve your seats.
“Seeing Jeff Lang was like being at church for three hours – a totally sacred event. He’s the man as far as I’m concerned.”
John Butler

“Australia’s best roots-music artisan.”
Rolling Stone

“Psychedelic, Sahara-swept solos, distorted natural harmonics and eye-poppingly virtuosic lap steel work. This is the real deal, folks.”
Rave Magazine

WIL live Saturday December 12 2015

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Entertainment, News | 0 comments

Tickets 18$ advance 22$ @the door. Contact The Olive for tickets 780.852.5222

The Dead South Live Sunday November 30th 2015 8pm

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Entertainment, News | 0 comments

The Dead South is a four-piece acoustic ensemble based in Regina, Saskatchewan. With Nate Hilts’ gritty vocals and aggressive guitar strumming, Scott Pringle’s soaring harmonies and mandolin chops, Colton Crawford’s blazing banjo licks and steady kick drum, and Danny Kenyon’s prominent cello melodies, The Dead South blends elements of folk, bluegrass, classical, and rock which results in a unique, modern, and authentic blend of boot-stompin’ acoustic music.

The Dead South has been hard at work since they formed as a band, having played several notable shows, some of which include: showcasing at Reeperbahn Festival 2014, Canadian Music Week 2014, Regina Folk Festival, Ness Creek Music Festival, Gateway Music Festival, Juno Fest 2013 – 2014, Grey Cup Festival 2013 where they opened for Serena Ryder, Saskatchewan Party Premier’s Dinner, The Works Art and Design Festival, All Folk’d Up Festival, Frontier Days Festival, Long Days Night Festival, Picker’s Cup Festival and the Cathedral Village Arts Festival.

On top of playing shows, The Dead South released an EP in June 2013 titled The Ocean Went Mad and We Were to Blame. Following the success of their debut release, The Dead South returned to the studio and recorded their first full-length album, titled Good Company, which was released in April 2014 to a capacity crowd at local venue, The Owl. Shortly after the release of Good Company, The Dead South showcased at Canadian Music Week in Toronto where they caught the attention of Jörg Tresp of Devil Duck Records (based out of Hamburg, Germany). He immediately signed the band, released the album in Europe, and has booked the band for numerous overseas tours.

Earlier in 2014, The Dead South entered the 104.9FM The Wolf Queen City Rocks battle of the bands competition where they won, coming out ahead of 24 other bands. Soon afterwards, they were selected to represent Saskatchewan in the nationwide CBC Searchlight competition for Canada’s best new artist. They subsequently received local and national recognition along with airplay on 104.9FM The Wolf , CBC Radio 2 and several other radio stations, some of which include CJTR Regina Community Radio, CFCR Saskatoon Community Radio, and CBC Radio 1 in Saskatchewan.

The Dead South has been interviewed and featured in many newspapers across the province, some of which include the Leader Post, The Verb, Metro, Bridges, and QC. They have been on Global TV and CTV several times promoting their music and shows. The band was also on the cover of City Slicker, a Regina magazine, which featured a band profile after having won Queen City Rocks.

Since the inception of the band, The Dead South has continually pushed the energy of their live shows, as well as pushed what is possible between four ordinary acoustic instruments. The unique abilities and viewpoints of each band member make The Dead South an impossible band to duplicate, and a fixture of the Regina music scene that will not soon be leaving.

The Dead South is: Nate Hilts, Scott Pringle, Colton Crawford, Danny Kenyon and will be performing live at The Olive Bistro & Lounge, Sunday November 30th, 10$ cover Charge. Reserve your seats through The Olive 780.852.5222. Cheers!!!!!!