Nick La Riviere Band is wild and groovy New Orleans-inspired jazz

Nick La Riviere is no stranger to Golden, touring through last summer with The Paperboys.

As a talented trombonist, La Riviere picks up any horn instrument and plays it flawlessly.

This year, he returns with his own band, The Nick La Riviere Band touts original and groovy sounds that will fill the air with this full ensemble.

La Riviere has worked with many bands throughout the years, like The Paperboys, 54-40, Steven Page from the Barenaked Ladies, The Temptations, Michael Kaeshammer, Andonis Puentes, and Nikki Yanofsky. He is often one of Victoria’s busiest musicians, freelancing his talent out to other bands.

The band calls on influences from modern New Orleans, focusing on the horns section, and making sure everyone is having a good time. The wild horn solos, piano-based grooves, and melodic vocals features three vocals, trumpet, sax, trombone, guitar, piano/synth, bass, drums, and sometimes surprise additions like wine glasses or a conch.

This seven-piece band is sure to deliver big sound, and is one of those concerts you won’t want to miss.

The Nick La Riviere Band is joined on stage by David L’Hirondelle, who has long-term experience playing everything from backyard jams, to biker parties, to hole-in-the-wall bars, leading to his diverse range of musical style. L’Hirondelle also played Summer Kicks last summer, and recorded his 2016 album here in Golden.

The Nick La Riviere Band takes the stage at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17 in Spirit Square. Arrive early for seats, or bring your own chair. Do some stretches, as this band is going to get you up and moving.

Just Posted

Black Press Kootenay Career Fair underway in Cranbrook

Today, Thursday, August 22, around 40 employers will be waiting to meet potential new employees

Elk River reclaims property as its own

Laws make it harder to protect private land than ever before says farmer, local government

Rossland council urges minister to kill Jumbo Glacier Resort project

Mayor writes letter panning ski resort on environmental, legal, and economic grounds

Investment group plans to build water bottling facility in Golden

GoldenKey Investments Group has purchased a 20-acre parcel of land on Fisher… Continue reading

Golden Rockets begin season with main camp and exhibition games

The Golden Rockets season begins this Friday, August 23 at the Golden… Continue reading

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town rocked by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

NDP bring Green New Deal to the Kootenays

MPs Wayne Stetski and Peter Julian held climate change talks in Nelson, Cranbrook and Revelstoke

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

B.C. music teacher accused of sexual misconduct involving girls

Police believe other victims could be out there after the arrest of Lamar Victor Alviar

B.C. family stranded in Croatia desperate to come home

Funds being raised to bring back mom and two children

B.C. man on trial for daughters’ murders says an intruder broke in

Andrew Berry takes stand in his defense for December 2017 deaths of young daughters

Most Read