comes to town
Ringmaster Doug Andrew solo
affair with Vancouverís Doug Andrew began back in 1998 when
Mike McDonald brought Circus In Flames to the Black Dog.
Andrew was the ringmaster as his band was touring behind their
self-titled debut release. (They described the sound as
But, Circus In
Flames havenít played here for years, causing many to wonder
if the Ďbig topí has gone up in smoke.
"The Circus In
Flames is still alive. My intention from the beginning was for
it to be able to expand and contract in size, depending on the
types of gigs I was playing and the availability of the
various musicians involved," explains Andrew.
pretty early on that itís difficult for each member to get
everything he or she wants out of music from just one outfit.
Iíve always encouraged the players to pursue other musical
interests and, although it can make for conflicting schedules,
it seems to keep everyone happier in the long run. The last
little while Iíve been interested in and offered smaller solo
and duo gigs in coffee houses and bars. The Circus will
When we see
Andrewís singer songwriter side this weekend, weíll be privy
to a real retrospective of his career.
some songs off The Circus CD, some new ones and a
couple of my favorite covers thrown in if thereís time," he
says. "I believe that if youíre going to be a good songwriter,
the song has to be able to stand on its own with just you and
You have two
opportunities to catch Andrew this Friday. Heíll play the
opening set (7:30 p.m.) in front of Jesse Winchester on Friday
night at Festival Place in Sherwood Park, then over at the
Sugarbowl (10922-88 Ave.) For info call: 433-8369.
For tickets to
Doug Andrew and Jesse Winchester call 449-FEST
Cabaretís talent buyer Brent Oliver has been booking some
great gigs this month, including sold-out shows from Maceo
Parker and the Hi-Phoniqs the past two weekends. This Friday,
Sept. 20 should also prove to be a slam-dunk with the Global
Visions Film Festival 5th annual Moonlight Jam.
Hats off to the
musicians who donated their time for this worthy cause,
including: the Almost Leather Band, Anna Beaumont, Bill
Bourne, Paul Bromley, Delia, Flamenco en Vivo, Kevin Cook,
Mike McDonald, Terry Morrison & John Gorham, and The
Rambling Rose Revue. The emcees are Wes Borg and Frank
Tickets are $20
in advance, $15 for Global Visions Members and are available
for purchase at: Tix on the Square, Earthís General Store,
Mountain Equipment Co-op, Naked Cyber Cafe on Jasper Ave. The
Revís at 10030-102 St. Doors are at 8 pm, show at 10:00. Call
424ó2745 for info.