Daniel Wesley Joins Shaker Lineup Friday!
Port Alberni – The Five Acre Shaker is excited to announce Daniel Wesley is coming to this year’s festival.
Daniel Wesley is a favorite in the Alberni Valley, and he will be the Shaker’s headliner on its opening night, Friday, August 9. His music has always been a call to live life to the fullest and embraces the past, present, and future enthusiastically. He is excited to bring his music back to his Port Alberni fans at the McLean Mill Historic Park.
His upcoming EP Beach Music is his ninth release and his call to live life to the fullest rings out more clearly than ever before. This makes him a perfect fit for the Five Acre Shaker, a music festival that is all about enjoying music with all your heart and passion.
“I can’t wait to hear Daniel Wesley at our festival,” explains Five Acre Shaker organizer Lance Goddard. “The spirit of his music is amazing and I can’t wait for it to breathe life into the historic site. Our concert goers are going to love it.”
Beach Music was recorded with producer John Raham at Afterlife Studios. The album finds Wesley reaffirming his roots, but also stretching out as a songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist.
Lead single ‘Fire’ seems to revisit his 2007 hit ‘Ooo Ohh,’ but he says it actually quite different.
“Everyone thought that was a pot song, but it was more sexual,” Wesley says. “And ‘Fire’ didn’t start out that way either, but with legalization happening I was like, ‘okay, this’ll be my anthem for pot smokers.”
Most of Beach Music, however, is firmly focused on getting high on life and underpinned by Wesley’s believe that welcoming change without reservation is integral to lasting happiness.
Wesley will help kick off the biggest year of the Five Acre Shaker. Organizers are expecting up to 3,000 ticket sales in its fifth year. They are proud of their roots, but are also excited to see where it is going in the future. The Shaker started as a memorial for Zakkaree Coss in 2014 on a private five-acre property, but it has grown into a full-scale Music Festival on 37 acres at McLean Mill Historic Park. Through it all they have kept their focus on offering great music to their fans.
Welsey will be joined on stage by some amazing performers on Friday. Edmonton funk band Carter & the Capitals will bring their signature hard-driving sound, soulful vocals, and catchy instrumental riffs to the stage (www.carterandthecapitals.com). Rapper Evil Ebemezer will return to Port Alberni for a second time this year to play at the Shaker (http://www.evilebenezer.com/). Hip Hop artist Sirreal has a new release out and will bring his latest music to the Shaker stage (http://sirreal.ca/index.html). Best Night Ever will live up to their name bringing their unique brand of meticulously crafted neo-motown tunes to the stage (http://www.bestnighteverband.com/).
With this many amazing performers and many more still to be announced, you’ll want to get your tickets now. They are on sale through the Shaker’s website at www.fiveacre.ca. We will be announcing Saturday’s headliner in a couple of weeks, so keep your eyes on our site for more exciting performers who will be joining our lineup.