Elliott Brood ready to rock the Broadway Theatre
Toronto band Elliott Brood is set to take on Broadway Theatre Saturday night for the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival.
The band has been through the province and the city many times but band member Casey Laforet said playing the Jazz Fest will be special.
"We've made a lot of friends in town over the years so we are really excited to see them. We are really excited to play the theatre, we hear its a beautiful theatre, the Broadway," Laforet said.
The band has been described as everything from alternative country to death country but he said they are a bit of a mix.
"I'd say we are kind of folk-country-rock. There is definitely a stomp to most songs," he said.
It is with that stomping and the drive of a banjo that they plan to get the audience at the Broadway Theatre out of their seats.
"We try to involve the crowd with the show as much as possible. That's a big part of our live show is getting the people that are there into it... the show is all about having a rucus good time," he said.
He said that the band's energy always gets the crowd moving. They are known to hand out pans and spoons during the show.
"If people are out to get their feet moving and clap their hands and stomp around and have a good time that is what we do and that is what we provide," he said.
The band mentions the province in some of their songs because of the relationship and fan base they have built playing over the years.
"We have always been accepted in Saskatchewan... We have been to Saskatoon many, many times and played our favourite little restaurant Amigos," LaForet said.
The show is Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Broadway Theatre.