Flying Fox, Hunter Gatherers playing at Creston’s Snoring Sasquatch

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Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers play in Creston on July 26.

Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers play in Creston on July 26.

Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers is an incredibly dynamic band that knows exactly when less is more. Creston residents can catch the spectacle that is a Flying Fox live show on July 26 at the Snoring Sasquatch.

Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers is a band fascinated by folk tales, puppet shows, and homemade mythologies. They are a dynamic sextet that blends jazz, folk and musical theatre to create a truly unique sound that appeals to music fans of all ages.

Featuring what the Manitoban calls “Winnipeg’s strongest horn section”, Flying Fox’s energetic live show has earned them a reputation as one of Canada’s must-see musical acts. By the time they released their first EP, they were already recognized as one of Winnipeg’s “most acclaimed bands” by the Winnipeg Sun.

In 2010, the Flying Fox obsession with dark tales and puppetry was taken to full fruition with the debut of their original rock opera, The Wild Things, at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. Soundtrack music from The Wild Things was recorded and released as a concept album.

Flying Fox released Hans My Lion, their debut full-length album, in 2011. A mosaic of flamboyant pop songs, orchestral interludes and gritty gypsy folk, Hans My Lion was received with critical acclaim, embraced as “a roaring success” (Uptown Magazine) and “an album with no shortage of imaginative material that is bound to become a classic” (the Uniter).

Tickets to the July 26 concert are $10 in advance at Kingfisher Used Books and Black Bear Books, and $10 at the door, which opens at 7 p.m.; the show starts at 8.