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The Guitar Cabaret / Open Mic

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The ANZA Club presents: The Guitar Cabaret with host Paul Pigat and special guest Shawn Verrault, Thursday, October 8th

The ANZA Club is thrilled to present the launch of The Guitar Cabraret series with host, the internationally-reknowned singer songwriter and guitaist Paul Pigat. The Guitar Cabaret pairs local guitar virtuoso and host Paul Pigat with a wide range of guitar-slinging guests. For the launch concert, we are tickled to have the sensational Shawn Verrault (Wide Mouth Mason) join Pigat on stage. This series will continue on a semi-regular basis with the next edition being in December .

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Paul Pigat has a robust and diverse career. Best known as the frontman and blistering guitarist for the rockabilly band Cousin Harley, Pigat also has a wide breadth of projects from jazz to roots to blues, most notably The Paul Pigat Trio and Boxcar Campfire. Paul’s solo guitar performances showcase the entire range of his work and never ceases to amaze and dazzle audiences and fans around the world. However impressive the list of credits he's compiled over the last few years has been — earned by supporting artists such as Neko Case, Jim Byrnes, Michael Kaeshammer and Carolyn Mark and opening for such acts as the Blind Boys of Alabama and The Stray Cats — it's when you get to hear Paul on his own that his star really shines.

Shaun Verreault is best known as the singer/guitarist/songwriter for the band Wide Mouth Mason. The platinum-selling blues rockers have toured with AC/DC and played on multiple tours with both the Rolling Stones and ZZ Top. Ray Charles himself has remarked, "That boy can play guitar!". Shaun’s solo performances have taken place in +50 degree heat in Dubai and -50 degree cold at the North Pole, and a great many places and temperatures in between. His hybrid slide-and-bare-fingers playing mixes fluid and adventurous phrasing with a singer's lyricism. He’s recently developed a style of lap steel playing using three slides which, as far as he can google, appears to be his own unique creation. 

The ANZA Club, upstairs hall
located at: 3 W. 8th Ave. @ Ontario St.
19+, sorry no minors
Tickets $15 + s/c



An open mic in Vancouver where you can see real local talent just chilling. With Alex Maher hosting, it’s always a jam with some of the city’s best musicians and MC’s getting up to rock out with each other. The likes of DNA6, Quest Poetics, Mario Vaira, Dosia, Aspire, Just to name a few!

These guys will blow you away with looped beatbox tracks, layered with catchy guitar riffs, backed up with screaming sax solos and featuring real freestyle MC’s…

– Be there early to sign up… (before 9pm)
– Music usually starts around 10pm

– $3 Cover – and don’t forget your ID!



Earlier Event: October 3
Blues Jam/ Paper Jam
Later Event: October 6
Private Event in the Hall