Wednesday June 22, 2016 


Music Seen

At the 'Grease

'Behind the Grind Tour' July 31

Curtis Phagoo, BTG


Kimberly MacGregor will be at Tractorgrease Café July 31


ehind The Grind features 4 Alberta-based songwriters who tour together performing "in the round" concerts.


We take the stage together , and alternate with our singer-songwriter styles one after another," said Curtis Phagoo in an e-mail to The Voice. "Our differences in writing styles and personality is really what makes this an engaging and unique show, and opportunity to hear a wide verity of original music."

See them all live in the round July 31, at Tractorgrease Café: 48710 Chilliwack Lake Rd., Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1A6

Tickets: (604) 858-3814 




 Behind the Grind Tour 


Kimberley MacGregor

A quick update to share news of the Behind The Grind Tour II. In early 2016 I hit the road with Curtis Phagoo, John Guliak and Levi Cuss for the Behind The Grind Tour; or as I called it the Stuck in a Van with Three Stinky Boys Tour.


As it turned out the boys stunk far less than expected, and we had a lot of fun together on the road. We played a sold out show at Fratters in Red Deer, had one of the best meals of our lives at Truffle Pigs in Field BC, and enjoyed some premium baking in Kimberley BC with our good friends at The Green Door.


It was so much fun in fact, we are doing it again! This time we are travelling deeper into BC, and are just confirming the last 2 bookings for what will be a 20 show tour over 18 days! If you live in BC or know any live music lovers who would enjoy a singer-songwriter in the round, we would greatly appreciate a share.

Levis Cuss

Alternative Roots Rocker Levi Cuss, is one part poet, one part prophet, one part guitar player, and all musician! He is influenced by many types of music from old country, blues, rock, and everything else in between.


A singer songwriter who loves to play with a variety of bands, including his current muse, The Levi Cuss Band!


Curtis Phagoo

"I'm very excited to announce that I will be joining my friends Levi Cuss, Kimberley MacGregor, and John Guliak for a second installment of the "Behind the Grind Tour". Our seven-day tour in February was a success and I can't wait to get together with this diverse and dynamic group of songwriters for our tour.


John Guliak

John Guliak is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has been performing roots music in Canada for over 20 years. John's music contrasts the isolation of his prairie upbringing with his later experiences in the urban landscapes of Glasgow, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto.

The songs that result from this perspective have been compared to those of other uniquely Canadian voices such as Gordon Lightfoot and Leonard Cohen. His whiskey and cigarettes baritone, described in Nerve Magazine as, "one of those character voices that should almost be trademarked," places him in the company of such singers as Merle Haggard, The Handsome Family's Brent Sparks and Rufus Wainwright.


 More to the 'Grease 



night of Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar with Calum Graham and Kris Schulz Thursday June 23rd at 7pm. Tickets are $15 and available at 604 858 3814 or email here.

Calum Graham


t just 24, Calum Graham has already enjoyed a career that would be the envy of most artists double his age.


The Alberta-based guitarist and singer/songwriter has released five acclaimed albums, won major national music competitions, performed at the Olympic Games in both Vancouver and London, racked up some phenomenal views on YouTube, and was most recently named one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.


Andy McKee, one of today’s most popular acoustic guitarists, calls Calum “the most promising young guitarist I’ve seen. His command of the guitar is already really impressive!”

Born in British Columbia and raised in High River, Alberta, Graham’s musical journey first took flight when he began playing the guitar at the age of 13. Five years later in the summer of 2010, Graham attended the Canadian Guitar Festival and entered the prestigious Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition.


Impressed with his original compositions, the judges awarded Graham with a first place finish; a feat no other teenager has accomplished in the history of the festival. The clip of his winning performance now has just under a million views on YouTube.

Kris Schulz

Check 'em out June 23 at Tractrorgrease Café

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