Andrew Allen and his new band Via Barcelona will be at the BX Press Cidery & Orchard on July 26. (Photo: Via Barcelonia)

Okanagan-based pop star Andrew Allen is back with a new band

Singer-songwriter Andrew Allen is bringing his new band home for a concert this Friday

Singer-songwriter Andrew Allen is bringing his new band home for a concert on Friday.

The Vernon-raised pop star—who has made a name for himself collaborating with the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen and Cody Simpson—is performing with Via Barcelonia at the BX Press Cidery and Orchard on July 26.

Demand for the show has proven high as the concert is already sold out.

READ MORE: Andrew Allen Backyard Concert in Vernon raises funds for youth mental health

READ MORE: Third set of Vernon Chamber finalists unveiled

“The new band started sort of officially, unofficially in February,” said Allen, who isn’t abandoning his solo career, just “excited” to be part of this worldly, pop-indie music.

“We did a music video at The Green the night that the show got cancelled.”

www.youtube.com

Allen and bandmates Taylor McKnight (originally from Vernon) and Liv Roberts (originally from PEI but now lives in Vernon) set out to create pop-influenced “world music.”

“It’s so freakin’ fun,” said Allen.

Via Barcelona has seven or eight shows this summer, including Parks Alive in Kelowna Aug. 7. There are also plans for tours in Australia and more.

Allen will be busy this summer with McKnight, who is also his drummer for Andrew Allen, with 35 shows.

Friday’s show is part of the BX Press Cidery’s Summer Concert Series, which will feature jazz trio The Om Sound on Aug. 2.

New singles by Allen (Face the Night) and Via Barcelonia (Runaway) are available now.


Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter


Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter

Just Posted

In Photos: Sunday acts cap off Roots and Blues

Last day of the 2019 festival goes off under sunny skies

Update: Firetrucks off of Alexander Street, faulty air conditioning unit to blame

Occupants of downtown Salmon Arm building safe, back inside structure

Musicians wanted to play adventurous travellers along yellow brick road

Shuswap Theatre looking for artists to provide musical accompaniment for The Wizard of Oz

Sicamous RCMP arrest Lake Country man following truck break-in

Suspect found in possesion of bear spray, masks and break-in tools.

Roots and Blues gets great reviews plus accessibility suggestions

Festivalgoers love music, atmosphere, volunteers but some areas tough for wheelchairs

VIDEO: Canadian zoos’ captive breeding programs help preserve endangered species

Programs considered last-ditch effort to prevent local extinctions of turtles, butterflies and more

Okanagan bus driver assaulted for asking patron not to smoke at stop

59-year-old in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

B.C. sets rules for ride hailing, same minimum fee as taxis

Larger operating areas seen as threat by cab companies

Two hiking families team up to extinguish fire in B.C. backcountry

Children and their parents worked for three hours to ensure safety of the popular hiking region

Salmon Arm history in pictures: RW Bruhn birthday

When people really partied! Guests of R.W. Bruhn at his summer cottage… Continue reading

Okanagan’s alleged “Deadpool” robber revealed

RCMP catch up with suspect following gas station robbery earlier this month

RCMP searching for missing Kelowna hitchhiker

Cody Kolodychuk was last heard from on July 31 and was thought to be hitchhiking in the Vernon area

South Okanagan pays it forward to BC Wildfire Service firefighters

Community members thank Eagle Bluff firefighters through Tim Hortons donations

Most Read