FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JAN.10, 2023
MODERN BOB, GEMMA LUNA FEATURE TALENT FROM OREGON AND BRAZIL
If you’re in or near Nelson and live music is your jam, you are in for a real treat. Jamphibian of Modern Bob has assembled an all-star cast for upcoming performances in the Kootenays. Performing mostly originals, Modern Bob will be featured at The Royal Thurs, Jan. 19th and Mama Sita’s Saturday Jan. 21st.
Inspired by a blend of Dylan, Marley & MacKenzie, Modern Bob generates nostalgic tones that feature a variety of musical styles, including rock, reggae, folk, funk, and jazz.
“It’s humbling and wonderful to have my music shaped by these wonderful people” -Jam Chato, founder of Modern Bob
GEMMA LUNA - VOCALS/ FLUTE
Her innate musicality leans warmly into a jazzy sensibility; her lyricism is rich with a poet's discerning use of metaphor and her content ranges from political to social to deeply personal. Her fluid style embraces R&B styling, middle eastern melisma, a hip hop edge and just plain angelic sweetness.
MICHAEL SAINT JOHN - DRUMS
“MJ” has performed in thousands of musical situations ranging from jazz duos to coliseum rock concerts. He is one of the most showcased and hardest working musicians on the west coast of the United States, averaging over 260 concerts and 50 different bands each year.
JOSEPH VIEIRA - BASS/ GUITARS/ BACKING VOCALS
Originally from Brazil, José studied at Selkirk College in Nelson before transferring to Camosun/VCM in 2018. He was awarded two scholarships and placed on the Dean’s Honour Role. Joseph has shared the stage with David Vest, Daniel Lapp, Joey Smith, Daniel Tate, Adam Dobres, to name a few.
SACHA PÉTULLI - SAX/ BASS/ BACKING VOCALS
In 2012 Sacha attended the Vancouver Island University Jazz Program before relocating to Grand Forks, BC. He’s played in different groups including The Grand Forks Community Band, The Big Raven Band, Unity, The Tokanees, and of course Modern Bob to name a few.
JAMPHIBIAN - VOCALS/ GUITARS/ BASS
Jam brings the gift of songwriting with a multitude of flavours. His singing and playing has an edge that keeps the ear engaged. He has played in numerous projects including The Tuques, Family Soul, The Tokanees and the Jamphibian band.
JAN 19 THE ROYAL, $10adv, $15door
JAN 21 MAMA SITA’S
JAM CHATO, MODERN BOB
(877) 826-2881 x111