Vancouver sextet The Boom Booms are coming back to town, and they’re bringing the party back with them.
“We had a super fun night and there was a great turnout, so we want to keep coming back,” bassist Geordie Hart said.
The band played a sold out show at the Culture Club in July, and will hit the venue again for Friday’s show in the midst of a B.C. tour that will take them to Enderby, Revelstoke, Kelowna, and Big White, among other cities.
“This tour is about going to all the cities around B.C. that we can,” Hart said while on the phone in Red Deer, Alta. “Small towns really have a love for music. They’re appreciative, and we’re appreciative that they’re at the show. There’s a lot of gratitude.”
After their B.C. tour, the boys are heading down the coast to Miami, over to Austin for SXSW, and then to Toronto for Canadian Music Week in March. And, fans can look forward to new songs as the band gears up to record a new album next fall to follow up from the success of its 2011 debut Hot Rum.
“We’ve got a lot of new tunes that we’re taking on the road right now, and we want to get them nice and tight,” Hart said. “It’s going to be a fun little adventure.”
Friday’s show is presented by Merritt’s SaySo Expression Society. SaySo directors Mil Juricic and Ewa Derek-Skotnicki said its home venue is gaining the kind of reputation that could help put Merritt on the tour circuit for an increasing number of exciting bands. And, Juricic added, it’s not only SaySo that welcomes acts – enthusiastic concertgoers are the main attraction for bands.
“They really liked it the last time they were here, the way they connected with people,” Derek-Skotnicki said.
“The whole place was full and you could feel the energy between the audience and them.”
And the good times left people with a buzz that kept buzzing, Juricic said.
“We wanted to have them back, and they wanted to come back,” he said. “People kept talking about [the July show] for months after. This is probably the show not to miss for the year.”
The Boom Booms will bring their brand of feel-good, reggae-infused rock ‘n’ roll to the Culture Club at 2058 Granite Ave. at 7 p.m. on Feb. 22. Tickets are $20 in advance from Country Bug Books and Gifts. SaySo will also hold an open mic night on March 1.