West End Cultural Centre


West End Cultural Centre
West End Cultural Centre, Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada


October 16, 2021


7:00 pm



WECC PATIO featuring New Wales

Due to a scheduling conflict, the New Wales show on the WECC Patio has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 16th at 7:00pm.

If you have already purchased tickets for this show, your tickets will be honoured at the rescheduled date. If you are unable to attend on the new date, please contact your point of purchase for a ticket refund.

‘New Wales’ draws on the simplicity and depth of the place they call home, with classic songwriting and production styles reminiscent of R.E.M. and Tom Petty, mixed with the immediacy and upbeat catchiness of MGMT and Beck. Pull back the veil on the seemingly straight-ahead pop songs and you’ll find something new every time, “I feel I’ve entered one of those vintage stores where the prices are a little higher than you want, but the crap-junk choices have already been sorted out.” says producer Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities, The Weakerthans).

Veteran Winnipeg Musicians David Pankratz, Sandy Taronno, Matthew Harder, Matt Worobec and Jamie Taronno have played stages all over the world, whether writing, producing or touring with their own projects or lending skills to talented friends, they’ve developed a combined century of experience in the music industry, racking up major songwriting credits, awards, and loyal fans. The first two single releases, ‘Face Tattoo’ and ‘Winnipeg’ (Fall 2019) are rich with big, sing-along melodies and chord structures that can offer energizing positivity, or reflective beauty. “They’re the kind of songs you have blaring out of your convertible while driving down the freeway,” says mix engineer Dave Schiffman (Vampire Weekend, The Strumbellas, Adele),“In my 25 plus years of making records I have always tried to work with artists who are true to themselves and their craft. New Wales more than fulfills that goal and I expect to hear big things from these guys.”

Doors – 4:00pm
Show – 6:00pm
Tickets – $10.00
Onsale now at wecc.eventbrite.ca

COVID-19 Protocols

The West End Cultural Centre believes a healthy community is at the heart of everything we do. In accordance with the Manitoba Government and Manitoba Health protocols – all performers, crew, staff, volunteers, and patrons must show proof of vaccination and photo ID before they can enter the venue. Face masks are required on all WECC premises. Please wear your mask when not seated at a table and/or when not drinking or eating. These practices are meant to keep all of us safe to enjoy all the art and music that Winnipeg has to offer.