Sakamoto Agency is pleased to bring you “Suburban Serenades”!
It’s been a long few months without live music in our lives, and even longer before we can enjoy a sold-out concert or festival, so Sakamoto Agency is bringing selected artists from our roster straight to you, the fans, this summer! Get in touch with us today for all the information on each artist. We offer Suburban Serenades (and rural if you like) currently in BC and Alberta, with more availability in other provinces coming soon.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Kicking off in and around the Fraser Valley of British Columbia with BC Country Music Association Songwriter of the Year Chris Buck, country music lovers can book “Buck in a Truck” to come to your neighbourhood, cul-de-sac, back yard, driveway, or curb side, and present a concert in a safe, physically distanced, outdoor environment. Bring the neighbours, family, and friends together (at a safe distance) and re-capture the irreplaceable experience of live music, straight from the heart and in the comfort of your own space.
Showing up with all the gear necessary to perform, Chris Buck (with accompaniment) brings the party to you with a full set of original music and the odd cover song, including such hits as “Giddy Up”, “Sip a Little Summertime”, “Good Ol Days” and his latest, “A Little More Time”.
ALBERTA: On the prairies, folks can book new country duo JAYWALKER. Bringing everything they’ll need (host may need to provide electrical power), your group can enjoy the sweet harmonies and boot-stompin’ fun music of these Canadian country music veterans, in a safe and responsible setting.
Made up of the heartbeat from the award-winning band Hey Romeo, Jaywalker crosses musical boundaries to deliver songs that are catchy, heartfelt and authentic, with a fresh sound that puts a modern twist on 90’s country. Darren Gusnowsky and Rob Shapiro combine their natural chemistry formed over a decade of writing, recording and performing together to create a musical duo that showcases their outstanding abilities. In Hey Romeo, the duo penned Top 20 hits, winning CCMA Group of the Year twice and ACMA Song of the Year. Individually, Shapiro has captured the CCMA Keyboard Player of The Year Award FIVE times and Gusnowsky has been nominated 2 times for CCMA guitar player and for the 2017 ACMA Award for musician of the year. While members of Hey Romeo, the pair wrote songs that didn’t quite fit the band’s mold. “Darren and I had all of these great songs put together that we really loved but we never had an outlet for them,” says Rob Shapiro. “So we decided to go out on our own as Jaywalker.”
*Artist and Attendees must follow BC’s rules on COVID-19-safe practices, including physically distancing from both the artist and other attendees, wearing masks/face coverings when physical distancing is not possible, and performing in outdoor spaces rather than indoor. Capacity in BC is currently limited to 50 persons and capacity in Alberta limited to 100 persons as per each province’s COVID-19 Response Plan.
*Performance space must be hosted legally by either landowners or occupants with permission from other affected parties potentially affected (ie: be a good neighbour). Suburban Serenades will adhere to all local noise bylaws and parking bylaws.
*For information on performance fees, details and availability, please address an email to Paul Biro at [email protected].
*Suburban Serenades requires a simple contract to arrange a performance and the artist reserves the right to cancel or cease performance if proper health and safety protocols are not adhered to at any time leading up to and during the performance.