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Blues, Blue Buck and Beef Bash – Dinner Dance!

April 20, 2013



The UClub Presents The First Annual Blues, Blue Buck, Bill and Beef Bash
Featuring Phillips Brewing Co. and the Legendary Bill Johnson Blues Band

Dinner Dance  – Saturday April 20th, 2013
Cheers! Proost! Santẻ! Kampai! Salute! Gận Bệi! Slảinte! Prost! Salud! Skἀl!

We’ll start with a toast to spring featuring Analogue 78. This hi-fi German engineered kolsch is a west coast remix with a new spin. Guaranteed to soothe your thirst from the
festival sun, Analogue 78 is our version to the long play album. Kick back and enjoy!  

Next we’ll sample Ginger Beer. With more ginger than Gilligan can handle, some might be surprised at the instant blast of flavour and aroma from this true ginger beer, but that doesn’t take away from its sheer quaffability, paired with Side Car Oysters (Cajun cornmeal crusted plumb Fanny Bay Oysters, Roast Garlic, Spinach & Onions, Creole Hollandaise).

Followed by Blue Buck! The Blue Buck is a legendary beast known to grant those that see him good fortune and safe travels! A deep amber coloured beer, the Blue Buck has a crisp finish featuring a delicate hop aroma. Certainly seeing the Blue Buck on bottle grants the drinker a great experience! Worth searching for, paired with slow Roasted Hickory Beef Ribs with smoking hot B.B.Q. sauce, served with jambalaya & young greens.

We’ll finish with the Longboat Chocolate Porter, we’d say that Longboat is a classic
chocolate porter, but lets face it, who’s ever heard of a chocolate porter? It is, however, a rich dark ale, with a distinctive chocolate finish, paired with a decadent Chocolate Porter Bread Pudding, bourbon pecans & chili cream. 

 The Bash Starts at 6:30 pm  –  Saturday April 20th, 2013!

4 Samplings of Beer, Exceptional Dinner & Band, Door Prizes!
Only $39.95 plus appicable taxes

Bill Johnson – Singer – Guitarist – Songwriter – Bluesman

Bill Johnson was born into a musical and artistic family in Halifax, NS. Two years later the family moved to Ottawa, ON, and thanks to an older brother, the blues rang through the house. At the age of nine the family moved again to Victoria, BC. Now friendless, Bill began playing the guitar that year, and was the stand out guitarist in his class. He became obsessed with playing guitar and the sound of the blues. While other kids read comics, Chuck Berry was Bill’s Superman. By the age of fifteen he began a career as a professional guitarist. Many years would pass studying and gigging in smoky bars. 

Superb bluesman, Donald Ray Johnson, began to use Bill on his recordings. Eventually even artists like the legendary Hubert Sumlin, Chess Record’s Cash McCall, and Alligator Record’s Son Seals, began to call on Bill when they needed a guitar player. By then Bill’s own band was doing well, releasing it’s first recording THE BILL JOHNSON BLUES BAND LIVE to warm reviews and even garnering Bill an MBA nomination for Best Guitarist. STILL BLUE, Bills third CD, was released on October 31, 2010, and everything came together at once in this recording. With Bill in full voice, his unique guitar tone, the songwriting, and the quality of the recording, STILL BLUE has been praised as one of the best contemporary blues recordings of this year.

As of February 2012, Still Blue has won two Blewzzy Awards, and been nominated for one Western Canada Music Award, three Maple Blues Awards, and made numerous “Best of 2012” music reviews, and lists world wide. Most recently, Still Blue was nominated for the 2012 Juno Award for “Blues Album of the Year“, Canada’s highest honor.

Bill Johnson has spent a lifetime immersing himself in the Blues. He’s a master of the form and live is a blast of majestic Blues power.


April 20, 2013


University Club
3800 finnerty rd
Victoria, British Columbia V8P 5C2 Canada