The Big Squeeze event: Accordion Noir Festival opens at Cobalt preceded by Todd Wong’s accordion parade circle

Guro thrilled the audience with her singing and playing!
917 Main Street, Vancouver,
Doors 9:00pm, Show 9:30
Tickets $12 advance, $15 door
Tickets also available at Red Cat, Highlife and Zulu Records.
Online at http://accordionnoirfest-bigsqueeze.eventbrite.com/The Big Squeeze is a Film Noir inspired night of dark and decadent tom squeezery hosted by the king of hard-boiled commentary, Geoff Berner. http://geoffberner.com/
Headlining the evening is alt-cabaret accordion siren, Guro Von Germeten, all the way from Norway. (Opening act for Kim Churchill tour on Vancouver Island after the AN festival.)
Proud Animal, Barbara Adler’s new glam folk group, fresh off their cross canada tour will bring their cheeky wit and musical mastery to the evening.
A rare meeting of musical giants, Albanian accordion wizard Ben Meti joins with Romanian Violin Maestro Lache Cercel, and the hottest of the hot players in the Roma Swing Ensemble, to close off Accordion Noir’s opening night show. Lache Cercel heads to the US on tour shortly after the festival. http://lachecercel.com/
Feature Cabaret Cameos by:
Alison Jenkins, local theatre star and gifted musician, collaborates with puppetry of Tom Jones and Sarah May Redmond.  http://squeezebox.webs.com/
Elliot Vaughan, composer/multi-instrumentalist, offers up his unique approach to accordion and collaborates with theatre/dance artist Elysse Cheadle.  http://www.elliotvaughan.com/
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Richard, Elena and Todd – with our accordions at night!
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Glowstix are fun in the dark – Elena shakes her accordion!

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