The Sylvia Platters are bringing their power-pop sound to the Island for the first time.
The indie band, which hails from the Fraser valley, performs with Western Jaguar at the Cambie Friday (March 11). Nick Ubels, lead singer, said the band is looking forward to expanding its audience from people who know and come to their shows in Vancouver and Chilliwack.
“I hope we see a bunch of people. We are really excited to play Nanaimo. We have never played anywhere on the Island before,” said Ubels. “Here it’s a brand-new crowd.”
The band consists of Ubels, vocals; Tim Ubels, drums; Simon Tressell, bass and Luke Agawin on guitar.
Ubels said the band is going to bring a lot of energy and put a lot of themselves into the performance.
“I hope the passion translates into something really exciting for the audience,” said Ubels.
The Sylvia Platters released their debut album, Make Glad the Day, in the fall of 2015.
A couple of weeks ago, Ubels received the 12-inch vinyl version of the album.
“It’s an exciting format for us,” said Ubels. “It makes it feel a little bit more real than a digital copy.”
Previously, the band’s album was only available for download.
The band created the album in a family member’s cabin near Mount Baker in Washington over a few months. According to the band’s website, additional tracks were recorded in Langley.
“It was a bit of a long haul, but we’re so happy about the way it turned out in the end,” said Ubels.
Western Jaguar is an indie rock band from Mission, B.C.
The band was created by Jeffrey Trainor and includes Kier-Christer Junos on guitar, Brent Webb on bass and A.J. Buckley on drums.
For more information please go to https://westernjaguar.bandcamp.com.
Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door.
For more information about The Sylvia Platters please go to https://thesylviaplatters.bandcamp.com.