7th March, 2014

RIDLEY BENT with ME & MAE

Upstairs Cabaret
15 Bastion Square
Victora, BC
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DOORS
7:00 PM
SHOW
7:30 PM


Supporting Acts

Me & Mae

PRESS RELEASE

Forget the whiskey, let’s get Bent

RIDLEY BENT
with special guest
ME & MAE

Friday, March 7 at Upstairs Cabaret in Victoria.
Tickets are $22.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges) at TicketWeb.
Charge by phone at 1-888-222-6608 or online at www.ticketweb.ca.

“A beat-poet cowboy that can sing a broken hearted country song [that 
will] make you want to cry”
- Lynn Saxberg (The Ottawa Citizen)

Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents RIDLEY BENT with special guest ME & MAE Friday, March 7 at Upstairs Cabaret, 15 Bastion Square, Victoria. Tickets are $22.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges) at TicketWeb. Charge by phone at 1-888-222-6608 or online at www.ticketweb.ca.

CCMA nominee RIDLEY BENT stands hip deep in a passionate love affair with old school Country Music motivated by the heart of a Rocker. This incredible singer-songwriter breathes life into characters whose time on the straight and narrow rarely lasts past the nearest exit to a short, crooked road. The tales Ridley unleashes, filled with hard-drinking, fast-driving characters are as tall as they come. His passion is evident in such tracks as “Suicidewinder”, “Heartland Heartbreak”, “Buckles and Boots”, “Arlington”, “I Can’t Turn My Back on The Bottle”, “Love Car”, “All The Heat is in The Whiskey” and “Living With Her Ex”. It all plays out in a high-energy performance that leaves the audience on their feet shouting for more!

Ridley’s larger than life characters, deeply rooted in real life have certainly not gone unnoticed. He has earned 6 CCMA nominations for Roots Artist or Group of the Year (2008-2012) and Top New Talent of the Year – Male (2008). In Addition, the track “Nine Inch Nails” won the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards and Vox Pop vote for Best Country Song (2009). Never to be overlooked are his 7 wins at the BCCMA Awards for Entertainer of The Year (2009), Male Vocalist of The Year (2009), SOCAN Songwriter of The Year (2009), Single of The Year (2009), Fan Choice Award (2009), Roots/Canadiana Award (2009) and Gaylord Wood Traditional Country Award (2009).
John P. McLaughlin (The Vancouver Province) says, “Ridley Bent is one of Canada’s strongest singer-songwriters, an exceptional lyricist who seems to have an endless cast of oddball characters running around in his head.” Greg Quill (The Toronto Star) adds, “Funny, incisive, witty and an exceptionally literate lyricist, and he knows how to rock out. There’s not a wasted track.”

For more information about RIDLEY BENT please visit: www.ridleybent.ca.

ME & MAE is Shawn Meehan and Jacky Mae, BC’s newest country stars, pushing the boundaries of the genre. On the road, this dynamic duo is spreading their high-energy sound to fans throughout the heartland of country music. With a blend of straight-up country influenced by the legendary Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton, the power country of Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood plus a Pop sensibility, ME & MAE have created a sound uniquely their own. Their signature sound and musical styling are evident in their new single, “Love Me, Leave Me Lonely” co-written by Carly Rae Jepsen; just one of the songs you will remember, and will be singing along to for years to come.

Along with a busy touring schedule ME & MAE is hard at work on their debut album. With an alliance of world-class songwriting backed by an equally experienced group of musicians, it is certain to be a home run knockout. Listen for this superbly country duo on your local station and do not miss the opportunity to experience their enthusiastic and lively performance on stage.

For more information about ME & MAE visit www.meandmae.com

Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents RIDLEY BENT with special guest ME & MAE Friday, March 7 for an early show at Upstairs Cabaret, 15 Bastion Square, Victoria. Tickets are $22.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges) at TicketWeb. Charge by phone at 1-888-222-6608 or online at www.ticketweb.ca. Doors 7:00 pm. Show 7:30 pm.

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