The Boom Booms
Performing on the Main Stage
Friday May 5, 2017
6:30 - 7:10pm
The Boom Booms are an Alt-Soul band from Vancouver, BC. They’ve toured across North America, Latin America and Europe. Their debut album “Hot Rum”, written on their inaugural tour from Vancouver to Panama, blends latin, folk, reggae and rock. This album garnered a dedicated fan base spanning continents and generations. Their sophomore album "Love Is Overdue" was produced by Grammy-award winner, Chin Injeti, drawing on more soulful influences. The Boom Booms live show is highly energetic, honest and original, resulting in them headlining the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival and earning slots at the province’s top music festivals like Squamish Valley Music Festival and Pemberton Music Festival. They spent three months in Brazil, shooting and funding their socially charged documentary, "Boom Boom Brazil". They were awarded $75,000 in BC’s prestigious Peak Performance Project and The Georgia Straight readers voted them Best Unsigned Band in Vancouver four years in a row.
Since 2008 The Boom Booms have thrown their own block parties, donating over $20,000 to local and international community initiatives. In 2013 the event expanded into a festival called East Van Summer Jam, bringing in acts such as Mayer Hawthorne, Ab-Soul and BJ The Chicago Kid. They are currently working on their 3rd full-length album after selling out Live Nation concert venue, The Commodore Ballroom.