The Palomars at Savoy Pub Vancouver

  • Date:18 - Jul - 2015
  • Time:9:00pm
  • Location:Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Venue:The Palomars at Savoy Pub Vancouver

The Palomars at Savoy Pub Vancouver

Date: Saturday July 18th 2015
Time: 9:00pm
Where: Savoy Pub E. Hastings St Vancouver BC

The Palomars will be playing the Savoy Pub for a great night of music and fun!

For more information, please visit our website

Check out our weekly specials:

$3.75 Pints $12 Pitchers $3.75 Bottles $4 Shots

Open Mic

DJ Party

Karaoke Night

No Cover

FREE space for parties and events

Cheap drinks, live music and karaoke!
258 East Hastings Str, V6A 1P1
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Ph: 778 883 2258

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About The Palomars

The band was formed in 2011 by lead singer/steel guitarist Tom Hammel and upright bassist Ken Wilson to follow their love of ’40s and ’50s musical and cultural styles. This just seemed natural for Ken who also runs a business selling ’50s rockabilly wear and for Tom, who’s love of the steel guitar led him to explore musical styles from that era. Tom notes, “I was surprised how the band’s initial rockabilly focus led so easily to other styles that were influenced by jazz and western swing, but without losing their edge”. Part of the bands signature sound is the twin harmony lines played on steel guitar by Tom and electric guitar by Geoff Fullerton that conjures up big band horn lines.

The band has been playing locally in Vancouver including gigs at the monthly “Rockabilly Roundup” at the Fairview Pub and connecting with a local swing group to provide a musical backdrop for swing dancers was a natural connection for the band. After a recent gig with the Atomic Radio Productions Swing group, DJ J.F.Sebastian commented, “You guys knocked it out of the park and had the dance floor hopping and honky-tonkin’ all night long”. That’s in large part due to the bands swinging rhythm section with drummer Sandy McNair and bassist Ken Wilson who have been playing together in various bands for over 20 years.

Since the release of “Out Of The Past”, the band has been surprised with the international interest in the music. Copies of the CD and downloads have been purchased by fans across North America and as far as Germany, Hungary, and Switzerland and the band’s songs have been aired by “Rockin’ Therapy Radio” from Spain. DJ Chema Valbuena was quite excited after receiving a copy of the CD in the mail; “Your album is brilliant, one of the best of the year, will be at the top of our radio” The band’s songs have also been played by several rockabilly DJs across North America including Del Villarreal who’s “Go Kat GO! The Rockabilly Show” airs weekly on WCBN radio in Ann Arbour and Live365 Motorbilly internet radio. Del notes of The Palomars “Very smooth and swinging, the boys have got some style that’s for sure”

Spurred by the interest in the debut CD, the Palomars are writing some new material with the goal of releasing a follow up album in 2015 and touring a bit further afield to bring their live show to new audiences.