Say goodbye to Cold Snap 

Who: Cold Snap

Where: Boot Pub

When: Thursday, May 15

With winter well and truly on the way out, so are some of the winter season’s best house bands.

The Boot Pub’s locals night every Thursday has been a drop-in centre for those who like live rock ’n’ roll with their beers, rather than top 40 dance tracks. But all good things must come to an end as the ski season trade drops off and everyone heads back to their real jobs.

Cold Snap has been the Boot’s house band for the last four snow seasons, playing classic rock and blues covers to a friendly, no-pretense crowd. The Snap has morphed in that time from an open mic jam band to an invitational jam band this past season. Singer and guitarist, Creekside Phil, said the band’s current lineup contains professional musicians and friends rather than amateurs.

"Being locals night, the crowd can get a bit drunk and rowdy at times, so we had to stop letting anybody get up and play because the noise could be just awful. Now we get people who come and hear us especially for our Pink Floyd and Hendrix covers. We’re more polished you could say," he said.

Also in Cold Snap are Grateful Greg (from the Hairfarmers) on vocals and percussion, Jordan White (from She Stole My Beer and Sweaty Cheddar) on piano, Todd Vague on drums, Dave McPeak (from the Hairfarmers band) on bass and Pip from e-sound also on guitar. Pip and e-sound have been the proud sponsors of the Boot’s locals night, giving the band some impressive audio and sound capabilities each week.

The Snap have invited many of their fellow music friends to join them for their last hurrah this Thursday, May 15, so get down and support this professional live set from the local music community.

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