GIGS, GIGS, AND MORE GIGS!!

25-Jan-22 New Deer’s Resolution, DEER, Online Episode

19-Mar-22 Balkan Shmalkan opening for the Dreadnaughts at the Rickshaw

April 1-3, 2022 DEER featured performers at Ignite Festival, Penticton

April 1-3, 2022 Balkan Shmalkan featured performers at Ignite Festival, Penticton

10-Apr-22 Teapot in the Tuba at Rosemary’s Birthday!

23-Apr-22 Balkan Shmalkan play big Corporate event at the Aquarium

07-May-22 Teapot in the Tuba at Burnaby Bloom Launch, Shadbolt Centre

14-May-22 Balkan Shmalkan with Russian Tim at Lanalou’s

21-May-22 Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Mountain Rose Garden for Burnaby Blooms

24-May-22 Balkan Shmalkan at the Rio Theatre with CR Avery

4-Jun-22 VSO Day of Music, Teapot in the Tuba featured Video “Bjornekaeden”

4-Jun-22 VSO Day of Music, Alley Flowers, 4 of 10 music videos featured.

05-Jun-22 Hot Water Ensemble (Early Duke Ellington Study Group) at Free the Ferns, Southvan Strawberry Social

11-Jun-22 Teapot in the Tuba, White Rock Jazz and Blues Festival, 11:30 am Creo Art Studio, 1:30 pm Laura’s Coffee Corner

17-Jun-22 Balkan Shmalkan MRG Punk show with Russian Tim at the Biltmore

26-Jun-22 Balkan Shmalkan at Oddfellow’s Birthday Celebration

1-4pm 08-Jul-22 Balkan Shmalkan at Burnaby Civic Stages, evening set

09-Jul-22 Balkan Shmalkan in row boats at a private wedding on Galiano

16-Jul-22 Teapot in the Tuba at Trout Lake Farmer’s Market, 9-11:30am

05-Aug-22 Balkan Shmalkan at Rocket from Russia Festival

06-Aug-22 Balkan Shmalkan at Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival, 2pm and 8pm

21-Aug-22 Balkan Shmalkan play wedding in Sechelt

Sept 2-4, 2022 Balkan Shmalkan at Arts on the Fly, Horsefly, BC

Sept 10-11, 2022 Balkan Shmalkan on Denman Island

24-Sept-22 Teapot in the Tuba at Trout Lake Farmer’s Market, 9-11:30am

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2021 Almost Done Ho Boi!

Four more days till the end of this epic year! In August I rehearsed, premiered and recorded a multimedia album “Alley Flowers” in Cumberland. This fall Balkan Shmalkan finished recording and mixing a new album (release date TBA spring 2022) and played a stack of great shows this fall/winter. Teapot in the Tuba became the darlings of the Burnaby Financial report and we wrapped our last gig for 2021 as New York Deer. Everybody felt it when Covid struck hard in the last two weeks of December when holiday gigs and events got cancelled for a second year running and the snappy cold hit. I guess it’s time to update the gig list:

December 31, 2021, New Year’s at the Princeton, Something About Reptiles, Covid Cancellation
December 21, 2021, Secret Lantern Society, Katheryn Solo, Covid Cancellation
December 19, 2021, Britannia Solstice Coffee House, Teapot in the Tuba
December 11, 2021, Commodore Ballroom, Balkan Shmalkan open for Five Alarm Funk
December 10, 2021, Brasstopia at the Red Gate, Balkan Shmalkan
November 20, 2021, Russian Tim at the Fox Cabaret, Balkan Shmalkan
November 5, 2021, Extinction Rebellion Fundraiser at Heritage Hall, Hot Water Ensemble, Duke Ellington Tribute
October 30, 2021, Parade of Lost Souls, Balkan Shmalkan
Sept 16, 2021, Something About Reptiles at Lanalou’s 
Sept 11, 2021, Moon Fest Slocan Park, Balkan Shmalkan Headlining
Aug 23-29, 2021, Alley Flowers Rehearsal, Premiere and Recording Weird Church Pipe Organ Residency
August 21, 2021, Artful Sundays, Katheryn Solo
August 20, 2021, Sounds of Summer, Burnaby, Teapot in the Tuba, Edmonds Stage
August 14, 2021, MacLean Park Series, Teapot in the Tuba with Stephan Hamm
August 13, 2021, Burnaby Parks Summer Series, Teapot in the Tuba, Robert Burnaby Park
August 12, 2021, Burnaby Parks Summer Series, Teapot in the Tuba, Cameron Centre
August 8, 2021, Sounds of Summer, Burnaby, Teapot in the Tuba, Edmonds Stage
July 30, 2021, Collingwood Days, Balkan Shmalkan
June 26, 2021, West End Market, Teapot in the Tuba
May 16, 2021 Burnaby Museum, Teapot in the Tuba Video Shoot at Shadbolt Theatre
May 15, 2021 VSO Day of Music, Teapot in the Tuba in Mosaic Park
May 15, 2021 VSO Day of Music, Balkan Shmalkan in Woodland Park
May 13, 2021 Burnaby Parks, Teapot in the Tuba in a Canoe Video Shoot for Canada Day

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Alley Flowers Premiere

Alley Flowers is a Balkan/Jazz influenced song cycle that is paired with an original folk tale told through live music, clowning, and theatrical imagery and text.
 
Katheryn will be in Cumberland rehearsing her ensemble in the church from Aug 23-26, performing a live concert on the 27th and recording the work on Sunday the 29th.  

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SQUEEZING THROUGH

It has been a scant year for music but thanks to the City of Vancouver and Burnaby there have been a handful of carefully curated opportunities to play. Now with vaccines rolling out and Covid case numbers starting to flatten, the return of person gatherings and real music events is on the horizon.

Here are some of the Covid safe events that I played over the past winter.

Nov 2, 2020 Teapot in the Tuba video shoot at Shadbolt Centre for City of Burnaby Seasonal Campaign
Dec 7- Jan 15, 2020 Teapot in the Tuba video featured via QR code, Burnaby Mountain for City of Burnaby “Celebrate the Season” 
Dec 15, 2020, 12-3pm, Teapot in the Tuba Ambient Performance at SFU Woodwards for City of Vancouver,
Dec 16, 2020, 12-3pm, Teapot in the Tuba Ambient Performance at Firehall Arts Centre for City of Vancouver
Dec 17, 2020, 12-3pm, Teapot in the Tuba Hallway Xmas Tunes at Siloh Housing Society for City of Vancouver
Mar 8, 2021, 10am-2pm, Katheryn Solo at Vancouver Women’s Shelter Intl. Women’s Day Event for City of Vancouver

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EVERYTHING CHANGED

2020 isn’t what we expected but some really exciting ideas and innovations have come out of it all. Here are some of the fun, safe (and mostly outdoor) musical adventures that I have been having since Covid.

June 21, 7-9pm, Teapot in the Tuba, National Indigenous Peoples
Day Summer Solstice Coffee House Livestream
July 8, 1-2pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Park Tour: Cameron Park
July 9, 1-2pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Park Tour: Deer Lake Park
July 10, 1-2pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Park Tour: Burnaby
Mountain Conservation Area Rose Garden
Aug 4, 3-4pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Park Tour 2: David Gray Park
Aug 6, 3-4pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Park Tour 2: Dania Home
Care Facility
Aug 7, 11-12pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Park Tour 2: Burnaby
Mountain Conservation Area Rose Garden
Aug 5, 7:30pm, Teapot in the Tuba, MacLean Park Music Series
Aug 12, 7:30-8:30pm, Balkan Shmalkan, MacLean Park Music Series
Aug 19-28, Katheryn Petersen Artist in Residence, Cumberland Weird
Church, Pipe Organ Activation Project
Aug 29, 1-3pm, Balkan Shmalkan, Downtown Victoria, Caravan
Rhythms Outdoor Wandering Showcase
Sept 3, 1-2pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Village Museum
Ice Cream Parlour Musical Feature
Sept 18-19, 5-9pm, Grande Polka Duo with Tim Sars, Whistler
Fairmont Rooftop Octoberfest Dining Pavillion
Sept 25-26, 5-9pm, Grande Polka Duo with Tim Sars, Whistler
Fairmont Rooftop Octoberfest Dining Pavillion
Oct 2-3, 5-9pm, Grande Polka Duo with Tim Sars, Whistler Fairmont
Rooftop Octoberfest Dining Pavillion
Oct 9-11, 5-9pm, Grande Polka Duo with Tim Sars, Whistler Fairmont
Rooftop Octoberfest Dining Pavillion
Oct 23, 7-8pm, Grande Polka Trio with Wynston Minckler, Blue Tarp
Backyard Series

 

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THIS IS THE NEW NORMAL

April 25, 2020, 1pm Garage Sale and Creation Project Kick Off Livestream Event with Teapot in the Tuba and Hinge Visuals…and you? https://www.facebook.com/teapotinthetuba/posts/866157050549806

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INKLINGS OF SPRING

Feb 14th, 7-9pm Katheryn Solo at Young Ideas Community Activation, Jim Deva Plaza

Feb 17th, 12-1pm Katheryn Solo at Trout Lake Community Centre Family Day

ALL DATES MARCH 1ST ONWARD CANCELLED UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE

Mar 17th, 8pm onward, Balkan Shmalkan at St Paddy’s Day Celebration, Greedy Pig in Gastown

Mar 18th, 8:30-11pm, Katheryn Solo (with effects) at Mixtophonics #22, Lanalou’s Restaurant/Venue

April 3rd, 9-Midnight, Balkan Shmalkan at Red Gate Brass Band Show, Red Gate on Main St.

April 23rd, 12-2pm, Teapot in the Tuba at Rivermarket, New Westminster

May 2nd, 10:30am -12:30pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Burnaby Blooms

May 30th, 12-3pm (exact time TBA), Balkan Shmalkan at Collingwood Days, Gaston Park

July 1st, Canada Day, Teapot in the Tuba, Location

July 31-Aug 3rd, Artswells, Balkan Shmalkan

Aug 3-Aug 7, Jam Camp North, Teapot in the Tuba

Aug 17-28, Pipe Organ Activation Project, Teapot in the Tuba, Cumberland, BC

Sept 10th, 12-2pm, Teapot in the Tuba at Rivermarket, New Westminster

Dec 10th, 12-2pm, Teapot in the Tuba at Rivermarket, New Westminster

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WINTERIZING

Sat Nov 30, Balkan Shmalkan at Greenhorn Fundraiser, Grandview Legion Commercial Drive

Sun Dec 1, Teapot in the Tuba with special guest David Brown at the Hastings Park Winter Market

Sat Dec 14, Balkan Shmalkan opening for Dreadnoughts Album Release at Astoria

Sun Dec 15, Teapot in the Tuba at the 7th Annual Winter Solstice Coffee House, Britannia CommunityCentre 55+ Centre

Sat Dec 21, 7-7:45pm Teapot in the Tuba at the 26th Secret Lantern Solstice Celebration, False Creek Community Centre Games Room

Sat Dec 21, 8:30-9:15pm Zlatna Mountain at the 26th Secret Lantern Solstice Celebration, False Creek Community Centre Lind Hall

Sun Dec 22, 10am-Noon Teapot in the Tuba at the Hastings Park Winter Farmer’s Market

Tue Dec 24, 4-6pm Teapot in the Tuba plays the closing set of the Vancouver Christmas Market at Jack Poole Plaza

Thu Jan 9, Balkan Shmalkan at Nanaimo Students Union event…details TBA

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FALLING

Sept 6-8, Koksilah festival, Balkan Shmalkan, Providence Farm, Quw’utsun territory (Duncan, BC)

Sept 14th, Chuck Chuck Festival, Balkan Shmalkan, Skye’s Full Moon Festival North of Squamish, Cancelled. 8 (

Sept 21, 9am-11:30am, Katheryn Solo, West End Farmer’s Market

Oct 5, 9am-11:30am, Teapot in the Tuba, West End Farmer’s Market

Oct 12, 9am-11:30am, Teapot in the Tuba, Trout Lake Farmer’s Market

Oct 25, 9-10pm, Balkan Shmalkan, Private Wedding, Westwood Plaza, Coquitlam

Oct 27, 5-7:30pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Celebrate the Night, Maple Ridge

Oct 31, 5-8:00pm, Balkan Shmalkan, Halloween Parade, Granville Street Georgia to Emery Barnes Park

Nov 1-3, Woodstove festival,  Balkan Shmalkan, Cumberland, BC

Nov 9, 11am-1pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Circle Craft Christmas Market, Vancouver Convention Centre

Nov 9 & 10, 1-3pm, Balkan Shmalkan, Street Performers, Heart of the City Festival

Nov 10, 10am-12pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Hastings Farmer’s Market

Nov 30, 9pm, Balkan Shmalkan at Greenhorn Fundraiser, Grandview Legion

Dec 1, 10am-12pm, Katheryn Solo, Hastings Farmer’s Market

Dec 15, 7-9pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Britannia Solstice Coffee House

Dec 22, 10am-12pm, Teapot in the Tuba, Hastings Farmer’s Market

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SUMMER OF SQUEEZE

June 1st, 9am-11:30am West End Farmer’s Market, Katheryn Solo

June 5th, 9pm Balkan Shmalkan at Staggers n Jags/Zombie cookout US tour kick off show. Greedy Pig 

June 8, 12-4pm Katheryn solo at Yarn Bombing Day, Napier Greenway

June 27th, 5:30-8:00pm Vancouver Biennale, Zlatna Mountain, Vanier Park

June 29th, 9am-11:30am West End Farmer’s Market, Teapot in the Tuba

July 6th, 8-11:30 Zlatna Mountain and Blisk, produced by Caravan Rhythms at the Polish Friendship Centre

July 13, 9am-11:30am Trout Lake Farmer’s Market, Teapot in the Tuba

July 18th, 8-11:30 Balkan Shmalkan & Orkestar Kriminal (Montreal), Lanalous

July 20th, Balkan Shmalkan opens the evening at the Rocket from Russia Festival at the Wise Hall. 8pm

July 27th, West End Farmer’s Market, Teapot in the Tuba

Aug 7th, 7:15 – 10pm, Vancouver Folk Song Society, Zlatna Mountain, Meeting House, 1090 West 70th, near Oak

Aug 9-11th, Honk BC Festival, Balkan Shmalkan, Friday night Red Gate on Main Street, Saturday 1pm Grandview Park, Saturday evening Commercial Drive Legion

Aug 11th, 2:30-5pm, Artful Sundays, Teapot in the Tuba, Napier Greenway

Aug 15 & 16, 11-1 & 2-4pm, Teapot in the Tuba and Special Guests at Parksville Beach Festival/Sandcastle Competition

Aug 24th, 9am-11:30am, Trout Lake Farmer’s Market, Teapot in the Tuba

Aug 30-Sept 1st, Quadrapalooza, Balkan Shmalkan, details to come…

 

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