Lounge Hounds will be rockin' Sunday in Ladner Village

Great vintage tunes and classic rock serve as a perfect complement to the 15th annual Quilt Walk and Car Show.

The Lounge Hounds, who have been rockin' the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland since 2008, will kick things off at 11 a.m.

Singer and guitarist Keith Marr, bassist Evan Duncan and drummer Tyson Finley came together just after high school with their shared love of original rock ’n’ roll, R&B and 1960s pop music. 

A talented multi-instrumentalist, Marr cut his musical teeth in a household headed by its own band leader. His father founded The Hornets, an R&B pop act, in the U.K. more than three decades ago.

Duncan swings the deep grooves on both stand-up and conventional bass, while Finley locks it down with steady driving backbeats sprinkled with big-band jazz styling on drums. Geoff Eyre subs in on drumming. Both rhythm section members add backup vocals to fill out the harmony and the sound on stage. 

Heavily influenced by the pioneering of artists such as Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley, The Lounge Hounds bring a fresh sensibility to rockabilly. They deliver a solid punch of lively hooks, high-octane rhythms and finely executed melodies to a new generation of roots rock fans.  

International award-winning Elvis tribute artist Ben Klein will be up in the afternoon.

Benjamin “Lee” Klein was born on Jan. 3, 1981, in the same week as Elvis, only 46 years later. Growing up as the only child of musical parents, he has been singing, dancing and acting all of his life. Through the years, he also learned to play drums, bass guitar, piano and acoustic guitar.

In 2002, he bought a '50s Elvis CD for his Dad, Randy, who was an Elvis tribute artist before Ben was born. Then realizing his own resemblance to the young Elvis, he borrowed the CD, found movies and videos, and decided to listen, watch, study and practice.

He has the looks, the voice, the moves and more. In 2007, he became a member of the elite E.P.E Top Ten Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists in the World.

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