Thanks BC and Alberta. Such good times over the past two weeks! To all the presenters from Tofino to Spruce Grove, the techs, the volunteers and the fine, music-loving audiences, we look forward to rockin the day away with you all again sometime soon.
Minnesota and Manitoba, we’ll see you in February. And May/June will see the British Columbia invasion of the UK!
Happy upcoming holiday season everyone!
Cheers, from The Bills
Here we go – nine great dates in ten rollicking days. For the first time in all of these towns, The Bills will unveil the rocking live arrangements we’ve developed for the new tunes from Yes Please. Please check out the Shows page for details. We start on the 8th of November out in Tofino and roll from there toward some islands, across BC, over the mountains and finish with three shows in Alberta.
Tell all your friends and come down for a little Bills-style November sunshine!
Here’s a nice clip from the Arcata Playhouse in Arcata, CA – a great two-night stop on our recent tour. We’re so happy to have Scott White back with the band! Enjoy this double bass bonanza into Gale In My Sail!
Well that was fun!
The Bills just had a ball, from Humboldt to Ventura counties and all points in between. Thanks again to Dick Brundle, Red House Records, the promoters and radio hosts (Sedge Thompson, we swear Chris will never desert you on stage again!) and, of course, all the great lovers of music that came to the shows. Together we all shook it, Bills style.
And the band managed to keep the Mexican food and the gambling under control!
Marc will be back in California next May with his Trio, so keep your eyes open for that. And The Bills are busy booking for next Fall again, hoping to hit some great venues and festivals in October, 2014. Tell all your favourite festival directors that the band is ready to roots and rock.
Until next time! We’ll see a bunch of you in November in Western Canada, February in the US Midwest and May/June in the UK!
Lookout folks! The Bills are converging on Winters, CA at the fabled Palms Playhouse this Friday, Sept 20th, to kick off an action-packed ten day tour of the Golden State, celebrating the 2013 release of our new album, Yes Please on Red House Records. Festivals, theatres, great clubs and live radio appearances, you can find all the info on the Shows page.
Drop us a line on Facebook and give us some hints about great eatin’ spots or places for your favourite pint or glass of red. We’ll be carving up the state’s highways and biways, through the Sierra Nevada, up and down the coast, and all around San Francisco Bay!
Hope to see you all at a show.
Huge thanks to our pals at Red House and to Dick Brundle, the Sultan of Soquel, for helping make it all happen!
Hey folks. Look for The Bills at the fabulous Mission Folk Fest (BC), Summerfolk in Owen Sound, ON, Harvest Sun in Kelwood, MB and even an appearance in the home country, Butchart Gardens in August!
Followed by a triumphant end-of-summer return to Northern Californian, where the band will spend ten days between September 20 and 30, playing here there an everywhere (see the schedule).
We look forward to seeing you all out there. You can also come out and roots/rock (even swing if you feel so inclined) during the Fall, Winter and Spring tours from BC to Alberta to Minnesota to the UK and beyond! Keep in touch!
And here’s a nice new review of Yes Please from the UK’s R2 magazine:
Bills R2 Magazine UK review July2013
It was great to see you all again – what a great 7-date tour! From the hot sun to the world-class hospitality to the rockin’ audiences, we had a great time. There were highlight moments from every show, including reconnecting with old friends and fans, belting out a cappella arrangements from various corners of the venues, ripping solos by the always inventive boys in the band, and some gorgeous piano moments at a few of the venues. Not to mention some serious countryside jogging, Boomer’s magical vintage toy store in Waterford, amazing coffee shop finds and a great bike ride in Montreal for Rich and Chris!
See you all again soon – BC, Ontario and Manitoba, look out this summer! Then we’re coming south, USA – California beware.
April 23 is here — we have liftoff! Yes Please is now officially available in the USA on the wonderful Red House Records!
American customers can now purchase CDs from Red House’s online store by clicking here.
Download from iTunes USA
ST. PAUL, MN — Red House Records is pleased to announce that they will be releasing The Bills‘ new album Yes Please in the US on April 23, 2013. Independently released in their native Canada last fall, the powerhouse roots band is looking forward to releasing their second album with the Grammy-winning label.
“The Bills are deeply excited to be working with Red House on the new release,” says singer/guitarist Chris Frye. “Their roster of fantastic artists is one that we are extremely proud to be a part of.”
Known the world over for their exquisite songcraft, instrumental virtuosity and dynamic live performances, The Bills feature an all-star line-up of talent from Canada’s west coast including Chris Frye (guitar, lead vocals), Marc Atkinson (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Adrian Dolan (fiddle, accordion, piano, vocals), Richard Moody (violin, viola, vocals) and Scott White (upright bass). All busy musicians, The Bills had been working on other musical projects until they recently reunited to record Yes Please, the follow-up to their Juno Award nominated album Let Em Run (released on Red House in April, 2005).
For radio and interview inquiries, please contact Beth Friend at Red House at (651) 644-4161.
The Bills’ Showcase Schedule for Saturday, February 23
Performance Alley, Red House Records Showcase
12:00 Midnight, Room 1029
12×12 / Hearth / Quicksilver Showcase
1:00 AM, Room 1271
Bodie House / Music Road Records showcase