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Fat Cats and slammin jack - One Night Only!

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This is going to be a special version of St. Paddy's with the Fatties as St. Patrick's Day happens to fall on a Saturday and it marks the return of slammin jack!

The Fat Cats are very excited to be able to host, not only all of you, but also their good friends from BC, slammin jack. We should all feel fortunate to see this fine group of gents do their thing after over 10 years away from the stage.

Get your tickets now as we expect this to be hot one!


Saturday March 17th

The Casbah, Hamilton

Doors at 8pm
Music at 9pm

Not to be pigeon-holed by any particular style, the Fat Cats have made significant in-roads within the “Jamband” genre, not only for themselves, but for a collection of other bands as well by creating an accessibility to the scene that reaches a larger group of music fans. Often being revered as the pioneers of the craft in Canada, the free flowing and uninhibited style of playing has been a specialty of the band since their inception over 25 years ago. The everlasting chemistry between the players has kept this ideal blooming throughout their history, and forges the future of their unmistakable sound and groove.

Always maintaining an organic nature that pays homage to many great singers and songwriters, the sound takes on an electrifying groove that draws on all popular genres in the last 60 years. The song writing, while timely and lyrically relevant, possesses an ageless quality that speaks to all generations of listeners; basically, if you like music, you will like the Fat Cats. The band has shown their infectious groove makes them a sure bet to both draw a crowd, and entertain.

Fat Cats Line-up

Adam Bernstein - Drums
Chris Gatchene - Guitar and Vocals
Todd Gillies - Guitar and Vocals
Dave Hill - Bass
Josh Williams - Keys and Beard

Slammin Jack was formed in 2002, when longtime jam partners Rich Martin (guitar) and Scott Daniels (keys) teamed up with a powerhouse rhythm section in the form of Sean Scallion (drums) and Martin Ayerst (bass). They quickly built a grassroots following playing small venues in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood in East Vancouver. After adding jam band veteran Jeffrey Kornblum (percussion) to their lineup, the boys took their show on the road, touring almost steadily for 5 years and playing hundreds of shows coast to coast, finally hanging their hats up for good in 2006. Or so we thought...

Presenting the long awaited reunion nobody believed would ever really happen: Slammin Jack in the original lineup. Pull out your muppets stuffies and dust off your dance shoes, the psychedelic jam-grass dance-floor trance-funk extravaganza is back. Older and wiser, yes, but don’t turn your back, or they’ll steal your face right off your head.

Slammin Jack line-up was and is:

Rich Martin - Guitar & Vocals
Scott Daniels - Keys & Vocals
Martin Ayerst - Bass & Vocals
Sean Scallion - Drums & Vocals
Jeffrey Kornblum - Percussion.

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For you folks that may not know Slammin' Jack includes good ole' Jeffrey of Burt Neilson Band fame.  He's been keeping the bus rolling in the west for quite some time now. Often in collaboration with good ole' Tyler Gibson of glory days Fat Cats years. I'm sure if I had the time to look hard enough I could probably dig up an old thread about the last time these two bands got to play together.  I believe it was 2010 at the El Mocambo in Toronto...which is holy fuck way longer ago than it seems.

This should be a special come out of the woodwork night...

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