As any Van Islander will tell you, locals affectionately refer to living on Vancouver Island as living on “The Rock.” Lately, there is an entirely new reason for the rock terminology when discussing Vancouver Island.
That is because of the growing fandemonium following Victoria BC’s Weak Patrol. The appropriateness of their tagline of “rock/high energy/awesome” is evident once you have seen them perform. Whether live or on video, their high voltage stage performances immediately translate into a good time for their audience.
Vocals for the band are provided by Carling Battistuzzi (the solitary songstress in the group), Caleb Kennedy, and Jaime Nolan. Kennedy also keeps the band in step by laying down his smooth rhythm guitar licks while Nolan features fine finger finesse on lead guitar. Willis Schneider’s mastery is reserved for the bass guitar (portraying the stoic stud on stage is not his only talent). Dekan Delaney rounds out these rough and ready rock renegades with his demon drums and vicious vocals.
Weak Patrol recently played Victoria’s Lucky Bar in celebration of the one-year anniversary of their CD release of “Greatest Hits – Volume 1.” Featuring songs like Out of Range, Never Liked You, Girlfriend, and Not Here, Weak Patrol’s Greatest Hits – Volume 1 showcases exactly why rock and roll tongues are wagging up and down Vancouver Island. From Tofino and Ucluelet to Port Hardy and Parksville, Van Islander’s have discovered the sweet sounds of this sweat-till-you-drop rock group. Their Facebook following is growing, as is their legion of Twitter followers. Live shows like their appearance at Lucky are an indicator of just how popular this fierce five-some is becoming. With channels on both YouTube and Vimeo, fans can find their fix whenever the need for head-banging rock overtakes them. Discover for yourself why indie music on Vancouver Island is alive and well, thanks to creative characters like Victoria’s Weak Patrol. Your inner party demon will thank you.
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