Cape Breton‘s country/folk/bluegrass party band, Pretty Archie – along with pal Dave Sampson – play their inaugural show at The Carleton on Thursday, February 5th. Show time is 9 PM and tickets are $10.
Pretty Archie was formed in Cape Breton in 2012 by life-long friends Brian Cathcart (lead vocals, guitar), Matt McNeil (lead guitar, mandolin), Colin Gillis (harmonica, bass, vocals) and Redmond MacDougall (banjo, percussion, vocals). Their first album, Steel City, was released in 2013 and nominated for a Music Nova Scotia Award. The follow-up, Northend Sky will be released in January 2015.
The band has played across the country and they’re definitely ready for The Carleton. Comparisons are usually unfair but I think it’s safe to say that if you like Jane’s Party or Sherman Downey & the Ambiguous Case, you’ll love these guys!