We are pleased to announce that The Cole Patenaude Band will providing live music at Williams Lake Beer Fest. Born to really decent human musicians in the quiet mountain town of Horsefly, BC, Cole has been surrounded by good vibes, bears, song and instrument since his time began. A happy life on stage started early, as he quickly fought off cousins and step siblings to become the family band’s number one bongo player at the tender age of 3. Propelled by his logger dad’s true country songwriting, The Patenaude Family Band quickly became local favorites. But while the joys and perks of performing were many, shyness and dirtbikes took the boy in different directions, and his days of performing at local country music festivals were over.
MEET THE BAND:
Cole's first gig was at the age of four, playing bongos in the family band at country festivals near his hometown of Horsefly, BC. It wouldn't be until he was fifteen years old that guitar would find its way into his hands and he has yet to put it down. Influenced by the greatness of Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer and a deep desire to make his dad proud, Cole has spent the last decade writing songs and building solos.
Originating from small-town Alberta, Dean has always grown up playing piano. He has recently received his Bachelors in Jazz Composition from Capilano University. Dean is currently involved in the new music, jazz, pop, and church music scenes in Vancouver as a composer, arranger, band leader, and performer.
Born and raised in Maple Ridge, BC, Derek eventually moved to North Vancouver to study jazz at Capilano University. He has been playing bass for over 10 years.
Carson was born and raised in Smithers, BC and grew up playing drums in folk, rock, and jazz groups. Now based out of Vancouver, he holds a degree in Jazz Studies from Capilano University and plays in several rock and jazz groups in the city.
A little gem of a place! Gecko Tree is a bistro style restaurant that offers breakfast and brunch. Known for their homemade, handmade, fresh ingredients and delicious eats, Gecko Tree is definitely a place sit down and enjoy a meal! Located at 54 Mackenzie Avenue North in Williams Lake.
MINT & LIME CATERING CO.
Mint and Lime Catering Co.'s approach to food catering is by providing meals that are fresh, and flavorful, with a twist of flare. All our meals are made with real and local ingredients.
Located at 327 Oliver Street in Williams Lake.