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Boogie Patrol ready to get funky in Lethbridge

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Expect a whole lot of funk when Edmonton based blues band the Boogie Patrol return to Lethbridge, July 9 to play the Slice with local funk trio Adequate.The Boogie Patrol’s Rottn’ Dan Shinnan. Photo by Richard Amery
 The Boogie Patrol have been busy bees since their last visit to Lethbridge last October.

 They have been playing a lot of shows, released a new live CD in February and added second guitarist Chad Hotlzman to their ranks.
“It‘s been a while since we were a five piece,” observed frontman/ harmonicist “Rott’n” Dan Shinnan.

 “It felt a little empty as a four piece. The last time we were a five piece we had a keyboardist, now  we have Chad as well as Yuji Ihara. And it’s really filled out the sound. They complement each other really well,” Shinnan said. The band is  filled out by fellow founding member Nigel Gale as well as drummer Emmet Van Etten.

 Shinnan noted the new CD simply entitled “Live” includes their favourite tracks from a  show at Frater’s speakeasy in Red Deer as well as two at Calgary’s “Blues Can.”

“There was a lot of picking and choosing songs. But we wanted to capture that live feel as well as some new songs,” he said.
“So we have that in our back pocket, which is really a great calling card,” he continued.

“We’re a live band. We’ve played a considerable amount and this CD captures that energy,” he said.

The live CD is also a  record of the Boogie Patrol celebrating almost 10 years together.
“The inside is a beautiful collage of photographs of the band and fans and shows. The CD is part of our evolution,” he said adding it also features a couple nice jams.

“It has a lot of new material that hasn’t been recorded before,” he said. They have also been working on a new studio CD, but they are focused on supporting the live CD.

They are excited to return to Lethbridge again.

“There will be a lot of funk and a lot of groove and a little more rock and roll and of course there will be a lot of blues, but mostly lots of funk,” he said.
“So come and get your boot filled with funk because it’s going to be great,” he enthused.
 The show begins at 9 p.m. at the Slice. There is a $10 cover.The Boogie Patrol’s Yuji Ihara. Photo by Richard Amery

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 July 2016 12:53 )  
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