Jesse Roper with Jon Hines @ Gus's Pub

Tuesday November 7 @ Gus's Pub

Jesse Roper with specail guest Jon Hines Live at Gus's Pub!
Doors at 8pm - $10

Jesse Roper
Victoria BC's Jesse Roper is magnetic. "I was mesmerized by his energy. It [is]raw and it just draws you in." - Dylan Willows (Festival Promoter). With an explosive live show, the genuine quality and charisma of his versatile blues rooted soul, rock and country funk is as approachable as his charm. Quickly gaining momentum, the wheels on Jesse's faithful van keep turning, chronicling a year of extensive touring and success of becoming a major festival draw.
The nostalgic may appreciate his throw back vibe akin to Stevie Ray Vaughan and vintage Texas blues, however, Jesse Roper's music remains current, the organic rawness of his vocals and guitar over shadowing any preconceived stereotypes made of blues musicians. His youthful energy captivates audiences while his knock out live performance blows them away.
With a critically acclaimed full length album (Son of John) under his belt, Jesse Roper is releasing his highly anticipated sophomore, Red Bird, early 2015 with Blue Heron/Warner. Without losing the sentimental and vintage authenticity of blues, the new album is blazing its own path in the music scene not unlike modern yet retro influenced musicians such as the Black Keys and Jack White. An exporting artist with a solid team, a major radio campaign and a non-stop touring itinerary, Jesse Roper's career is rapidly gaining strength, quickly becoming a staple on modern rock radio.
Starting the guitar at six years old, Jesse soon mastered songs of heroes like Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin by ear. Battling with stage fright, he was thrown out onto the stage with sweaty palms and a queasy stomach which was quickly overshadowed by the audience's overwhelmingly positive reaction. Incapable of holding back, Jesse always delivers the show of his life whether it be headlining at major festivals in front of thousands of fans such as Sunfest, Rifflandia and Rock the Shores, or touring across the country during his residency as a CN rail musician. Jesse has shared the stage with many great artists, awards have been won, but his musical existence is more than that; it is purely about performing, touring and loving it until the day he joins that great jam session in the sky.

Jone Hines
Jon Hines is a Cape Breton based singer songwriter, with influences from life that surrounds him. Touching into his love for folk music and the blues. His lyrics and poetry tell stories, that are heart filled, deep and delivered with soulful voice. He is a self taught guitarist and singer, playing and writing since his early teenage days. From day one he found a love for writing and performing live. In 2008 Jon recorded his first CD titled "Gary the Bus Driver", with a few mini tours throughout the maritimes he was gaining a positive reputation as a songwriter and entertainer. After 2010, Jon had taken a brief Hi-Atus from performing and writing for a few years.
In 2016 Jon picked up the guitar and started writing again. The poetry and guitar that followed is truly breath taking, it will leave you wanting more while stomping your foot along with it. After creating a buzz with his new songs, Jon had the chance to open for international touring artist "Daniel Champagne" from Australia.
The best part about this musical journey is that its not over. "Wild Things Roam" is going to be Jons first full length album, and is scheduled for release in 2018. (Date TBA)