By: Remington Fioraso
Who: Chris Buck Band
Where: Woody’s Pub in Port Coquitlam, BC
When: June 6, 2015
The Chris Buck Band is a country/reggae band from Vancouver, BC. Last year, the CBB released their debut album entitled “Buck Wild” featuring the singles “Caribbean Dream” and “The Ex.”
I had the opportunity to see the group again at Woody’s Pub in Port Coquitlam on June 6, 2015. The line-up of the night consisted of Chris Buck, Philip Puxley, Michael Vanderlans, Paul Kinman, and Taylor Allum.
The setlist included covers of Blink 182’s “What’s My Age Again,” Kesha and Pitball’s “Timber,” and The Backstreet Boy’s “Everybody (Rock Your Body)” among others. Other stand-out tracks in the set list include their single “Caribbean Dream” from their debut album and new song “Sometime in the Summertime.”
In addition to playing, the show gave the band an opportunity to raise money for their first radio tour starting on June 14th in Medicine Hat and concluding on June 24th in Ottawa. Individuals were able to win prizes like copies of Buck Wild, t-shirts, an opportunity for the band to play at a barbeque, and more.
The Chris Buck Band continues to be one of my favourite bands to see play live. I enjoy the songs they include in their sets. They simply put on a killer show.
If you have yet to see them play, I highly recommend doing so when you get the chance to. It is worth it!
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!