Last week, somewhere in East Vancouver, there was a great show.
The place was the Princeton Pub (1901 Powell St.), and the band was the Stolen Bicycles Gang.
The Stolen Bicycles Gang (SBG) consists of five high school friends with talent.
The members include: Simon Furminger (lead vocals and drums), Ben Ng (guitar), Jacques DesLaurier (guitar), Robert Cameron (bass) and Andrew Witt (keyboard).
The first thing you'll notice about this band, other than their obvious talent, is their great sound and the fact that unlike conventional bands, the drummer is also the lead vocalist.
The SBG is a great band, and, according to the reception they received on this night at the Princeton Pub, they most definitely know how to rock. The crowd was very receptive to these young performers, and among the legion of female fans dancing, there were also older women and elderly males feeling the music. The band's music, which sounds like a cross between Modest Mouse and the Arctic Monkeys, is fun enough to bop your head to or to dance to with a friend.
The Stolen Bicycles Gang will be playing at various venues this summer, upcoming shows include: June 1st at Hoko's and June 3rd at the Railway Club.