The 2014 A&W Funtastic Music Festival boasts a famed line-up that has something for all fans of Classic and Modern Rock.
-10:30pm- June 27-
Nazareth are a Scottish hard rock band, founded in 1968, that had several hits in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s, and established an international audience with their 1975 album Hair of the Dog. Perhaps their best-known hit single was a cover of the ballad "Love Hurts", in 1975.
Hair of the Dog was released in April 1975. The title track of that album (popularly, though incorrectly, known as "Son of a Bitch" due to its hook lyric) became a staple of 1970s rock radio. The American version of the album included a song originally recorded by The Everly Brothers, the melodic ballad "Love Hurts", that was released as a hit single in the UK and in the US, where it went platinum. The track became the band's only US Top Ten hit and was also a top 10 hit in nine other countries, reaching number 1 in six of them.
Nazareth played Funtastic in 2010 and we are excited to have them back to Rock the House in 2014!
9:00pm- The Young’uns,
One of the first bands to rock Funtastic, The Young’uns are back! From the “big hair” days of the late ‘80’s to today’s country and rock, The Young’uns have been honing their style and entertaining fans for 25 years.
The Young’uns are widely known as one of the most sought after cover bands in BC’s Southern Interior.
One of the most versatile and hardworking bands in the region, The Young’uns have opened for such acts as Colin James, Dr. Hook, Alana Miles, and Cheap Trick.
Tim Reardon, drummer Don “The Animal!” Mutter, and newest member Shane Sperling continue to rock the Okanagan and Funtastic with their irresistible songs from the classics to today.
Boulevard are a Canadian band which came together in 1984 and originally got there start in Germany with the release of their first Single “Rainy Day in London” which went to #45 on the Billboard charts in Europe. Known for their solid rhythms, layered melodies and vocal textures the band and went on to enjoy success overseas prior to landing back in Canada. In 1987 the band signed a deal with MCA/Universal which would see the release of their first album BLVD producing the Hit singles ”Never Give Up” and “Far From Over” establishing them as a fixture of the Canadian Music scene in the 80’s. Following two very successful tours with Glass Tiger and Boston, in 1988 Boulevard were awarded the coveted Peoples Choice Award by Music Express Magazine as “Best New Group”
In 1990 following the success of their first Album the band released “Into the streets” which produced the singles “Crazy Life” and “Lead Me On”.
After a recess of two decades, the band are back and on the road with new material from their upcoming Album due for release in Spring 2015.
LEFTY has been together since 2005 and is a band that doesn't like to fit neatly into a box. We are an original rock band with many influences. Our show is high energy and we love to play live and engage the crowd. The will be opening up the Festival Friday Night.
Marc Gobeil - Drums/Vocals
Greg Beloin - Bass/Background vocals
Paul Gervais – Vocals
Moge Thompson – Guitar