Johnathan Hinds (left) and Phillip Marchand make up the acoustic guitar duo Fiftieth Parallel who will be performing Feb. 17 at Island Style Creative Studio.

Fifitieth Parallel shows off their Island Style

Campbell River acoustic duo playing to popular acclaim throughout their hometown

The reception of Fiftieth Parallel’s debut album, Weapon of the Future, has been fantastic.

Since its release in December their music has spread far and wide beyond Vancouver Island. The duo consists of Jonathan Hinds on acoustic guitar and djembe, and Philip Marchand on acoustic guitar.

Combining the acoustic sounds of Australian guitarist John Butler and the influential Michael Hedges with the hypnotic sounds of Kyuss and Pink Floyd, Fiftieth Parallel has created a unique style that only adds to the already dynamic Vancouver Island music scene.

During their recent performance at Nesbitt’s Island Coffee on the verge of a winter storm, they “played up a storm of the wild and wonderful kind” that “left the place echoing.” And with plans for a tour in the pipeline, they’re counting on the fact that they can repeat the feat.

On February 17 you can catch Fiftieth Parallel performing at Island Style Creative Studios – on Shopper’s Row opposite the Foreshore park. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music runs 8-10 p.m. Tickets can be found at Island Style Creative Studios for $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

Fiftieth Parallel’s full-length album Weapon of the Future is now available at: Serious Coffee, Willow Point; Impressions Art Supplies, Shopper’s Row; Nesbitt’s Island Coffee, near the Tidemark Theatre; and at MusicPlant in downtown Campbell River – $15.

They will soon be available in Courtenay and on iTunes.

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