Alex Fraser is a singer/songwriter/producer/perfromer based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. He loves to perform whenever a chance arises. Everything from private bookings, to open mics, to music competitions, Alex just loves to spread the joy of music wherever he can. His biggest influences include Coldplay, The Weeknd, and Kygo. He hopes his music will leave you feeling inspired, uplifted, and craving more.
Late Night After Party (19+)
Friday @ 11:00PM -> Late
Featuring DJ All Good, Fun Dipz and DJ DBL G
Saturday, August 12th, 2023:
Saturday at the Five Acre Shaker concert-goers will be treated to an incredible night of Rock, Country and Blues headlined by Canadian Country Music Award winner Eric Ethridge, and featuring one of Country Music’s rising stars Melissa Livingstone as well as Seattle-based Country-Blues outfit Brian James Was Here, and emerging Blues Rock artist Cat Madden.
His self-titled debut EP, issued in 2018, debuted at #1 on the iTunes country charts while producing the smash hit “If You Met Me First,” its video achieving more than 10 million views on YouTube. A year later, Ethridge picked up a CCMA Rising Star nomination adding to his prestigious 2016 CCMA Discovery Award win. By the time the beforementioned Good with Me album arrived two years later, the Sarnia, ON. native was given a feature spot on country superstar Gord Bamford’s “Rednek Music Fest” national tour.
To date, Ethridge — who describes himself as a spontaneous songwriter with “about a million ideas recorded on my phone” — boasts an incredible 65 million artist streams globally. He is currently registering over 35,000 daily streams in the weeks prior to the September 30 release of “Made in Mexico,” further cementing his status as an independent artist, albeit one with six Top 50 Canadian Billboard hits and over 120,000 social media followers.
Hailing from the quaint little fishing village of Ucluelet, nestled off the coastline of Vancouver Island, BC, Melissa Livingstone is the epitome of what small-town country living truly exemplifies. With a population around 1500, there wasn’t much to do growing up except ride dirt bikes, spend time on the water, and dream big. After moving to Kelowna, BC, at 17, Melissa entrenched herself in the local music scene and instantly made an impact. After years of playing the local music scene, garnering her peers’ respect and hearing the music community’s praise, she decided to listen to her heart and follow her dreams to the epicentre of country music, moving to Nashville, Tennessee, early this year.
“Her voice is like an opera singer mixed with a Husqvarna chainsaw” – the words of a bleary-eyed gas station attendant from Squamish, the morning after a Cat Madden set. Perhaps this unique tone stems from a childhood spent with a rock, punk, and ska enthusiast for a father (Madness, The Specials, Blondie, Who, Clash, Beat, Jam) and a mother in love with French classical composers; Debussy, Ravel, and Erik Satie. Here
BRIAN JAMES WAS HERE
Born and raised on a farm in the small logging community of Montesano, WA, Brian is at home on the stage where his larger than life personality comes out with witty commentary and raw energy.
From a young age Brian knew that he wanted to pursue music, and in 2005 he moved to Nashville Tennessee where he wrote songs for the Surefire Music Company. Brian penned songs for TV, film, and commercial projects and artists such as Taylor Hicks and High road Three. Brian’s Music Received a CCMA nomination for Single of the Year in 2013. In the following year his song “Angel at the Crossroads” was nominated for Gospel Single of the Year. Goes Here
Late Night After Party (19+)
Saturday @ 11:00PM -> Late
Tom Fleming (Canucks DJ), El Devine and DJ DBL G
Late Night DJs:
Nightly Starting at 11:00PM – Kinsmen Club
DJ ALL GOOD
His DJ style is turntablism: using the turntable as an instrument with next level scratching and beat juggling skills. All Good has repeatedly proven his skills in DJ battles, most recently as the 2020 National DMC DJ Champion, representing Canada at the World Finals! Having proven himself on national and international stages, his next big project is known as the “Turntemple,” a place for DJs to share the artform of Turntablism.
TOM FLEMING (CANUCKS DJ)
Official DJ for the Vancouver Canucks, Tom Fleming is a genre-defying master of the turntables. Renowned for his live mashups and energetic sets, Tom has established himself as one of the most exciting DJs in Canada. He holds residencies in some of the country’s biggest clubs, and has recently returned from his first tour in South East Asia. Tom Fleming can;t wait to hit the island, and is looking forward to making his Five Acre Shaker debut this August.
El Devine is the founder of DJ crew, House Party, and he has played extensively in Canada, Europe, and his homeland of Australia. He’s supported Zedd, Alex Metric, and Silverchair amongst many others.
DJ DBL G
Hailing out of Port Alberni, DJ DBL-G strives to create memories that connect everyone to the party via mixing the nostalgic classics with more current beats. Add a hint of turntablism with key drumming and word play, DBL-G will have the dance florr going all night long.
Fun Dipz based in Victoria, His passion about electric music started in the early 2000’s when Electro House and Full On were in their highs in Brazil. Played in one of the top ten clubs in the world in São Paulo.Driven by House Music he decided to fully invest in his career in Canada where he saw the opportunity to express himself through music.
PK FUNK spinning Ghetto Funk, G House, Disco House, Bass House to DnB, I love it all an am gonna keep you groovin.