Thursday, January 25, 2018

Silver Screen Scoundrels Pair Great Music with Vaudeville-Style Silent Films

Enjoy Live Country Blues, Gospel, Ragtime, Swing and Lots of Laughs at This Unique Show 

During the silent film era, from the 1890s to the late 1920s, a pianist, organist, or small orchestra played music to accompany films with no synchronized recorded sound or spoken dialogue. The Silver Screen Scoundrels perform original Country Blues, Gospel, Ragtime, and Swing music as accompaniment for their own, custom-produced, comedic black and white silent films. Horizon Stage is pleased to present the Silver Screen Scoundrels at a special weekday matinee concert on Thursday, February 8.

Brandon Isaak plays multiple instruments; guitars, harmonica, drums, kazoo and piano, but not all at the same time. He is the lead singer of the Silver Screen Scoundrels and writes most of the songs they perform. As a solo artist Brandon won a Maple Blues Award for Best Acoustic Performer in Canada. He has recorded several albums and has been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award and multiple Maple Blues Awards. Besides performing with the Silver Screen Scoundrels, Brandon also performs as a "One Man Band", and with other musical friends. His most recent album was with Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne and Tim Williams. What separates Brandon from the rest of the pack is his ability to connect with and involve the audience.

Keith Picot plays bass with passion and backs up Brandon on vocals. He has won a Maple Blues Award for Best Bass Player in Canada and has performed with many other artists including Western Canada's Best Rockabilly Band, Cousin Harley who thrilled enthusiastic fans at Horizon Stage in 2015. Off stage, you can find Keith at his "Hek's Half Acre Silent Film Studio" where he writes, produces, and directs silent films.

Re-live the classic silent film era with a modern twist. Don’t miss The Silver Screen Scoundrels at Horizon Stage on Thursday, February 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for all ages and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through

An impressive multi-sensory experience was enjoyed by those who attended… Brandon Isaak and Keith Picot had the audience rolling with laughter with their candid humour and interaction… It’s a show that shouldn’t be missed.”
- Quesnel Observer

They are a modern portal back through time, down the telegraph wires of entertainment. Their show is more than a tribute concert to a bygone era. It is a multimedia, multisensory mashup of movies on a screen
that help tell the story of the music on the stage.”
- Prince George Citizen

"The Silver Screen Scoundrels' free-wheeling, lively, energetic multi-media performance of blues and roots music was a real  delight
- School District 57 Cultural Committee Artist Contact

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