Rudy & the Pacè Family Orchestra are the East Coast’s latest urban folk band to hit the scene in 2018. Eager to produce great music, live performances and all around great content, this band is dedicated to the East Coasts music community and its home town of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Rudy & the Pacè Family Orchestra is made up of members Christiana Armstrong (keys), Will Robbins (guitar), Ivan Annandale (bass), Jesse MacLeod (drums) and Rudy Pacè (vocals/guitar). All members are familiar with the local scene, playing in separate bands before this including Social Smokers Club, norc, exiled to Sea and Electric Spoonful.
The band’s name the Pacè Family Orchestra is a tribute to front man Rudy Pacè’s great grandfather Emilio, who migrated from Italy to Canada in the 1920s and became a well known act in the Maritimes as Emilio Pace and his Family Orchestra.
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