SONGWRITERS ROUND

Each month NQ invites one of Victoria's most respected songwriters to host a round of their favourtie players.

Always a fun, this is a relaxing evening, perfect for couples, friends and diners alike. The bar and kitchen are open from 5pm and the music is by donation.

This week Carolyn Mark is your host, with special guests...

* MD WREN - Best known for his masterful leadership of local frantic cow-punk sensations MD Wren and The Sick Kids, MD (Michael to his friends, "Mike" to an esteemed few) has deigned to "go solo" for you lucky, lucky people. As a recovering Ontarian, MD has a unique take on our local customs. Prepare to hear about the country in the city, the deep south and raunchy love songs about women, booze and the devil. 

* HANK PINE - As one half of the beloved local cabaret-noir duo Hank and Lily, Hank Pine delivers the hits! Beautiful well-crafted epic musings on god, love and collaboration. Perhaps we will hear some Brechtian influence lingering on his latest material from his recent tenure as the musical director of The Phoenix Theatre's production of The Three Penny Opera. One wonders if Hank will bring The Apache (a cordless white guitar that plays its own drums!), the cello or simple acoustic guitar. Only one way to find out- come to the show! 

* CAROLYN MARK - is a legend of Island made Canadiana. Her wit, soul and ability to laugh at the sublime make her a force to be reckoned with.

Swing on by... music 8 til late.

January 6
BENJI'S PUB QUIZ
January 8
NICO RHODES TRIO