The Bananafish Dance Orchestra will play at Creston's Snoring Sasquatch on July 5.

The Bananafish Dance Orchestra will play at Creston's Snoring Sasquatch on July 5.

Bananafish Dance Orchestra playing at Creston’s Snoring Sasquatch

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Founded in 2009, the Bananafish Dance Orchestra first met while studying jazz at Vancouver Island University. Combining the skills learned there with a love of dance music, jazz fusion, hip-hop, reggae, soul and everything in between, this eight-piece ensemble is a powerhouse on stage and you’ll be guaranteed to get down and shake it on Aug. 5 at the Snoring Sasquatch.

Taking influence from acts such as Lettuce, the Legendary Roots Crew, Cat Empire, 311, the Gene Krupa Big Band and even Rage Against the Machine on the nights that really matter, the band is well armed with a variety or material to keep you interested through the show. With this repertoire of music, Bananafish has been known to perform up to four hours! With this crew of talented soloists, a wealth of percussion jams and even trumpet on trumpet battles, this is not a party to be missed.

Consisting of a three- or four-piece bombastic horn section up front, a groovy rhythm section laying it down in the back, and a dangerously charismatic front man, you won’t find a more exciting show around. If you want to dance, check out the Bananafish Dance Orchestra.

Advance tickets are $10 at Kingfisher Used Books or Black Bear Books, or $12 at the door, which opens at 7 p.m.; the show begins at 8.

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