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Empress to host The Polyjesters

PHOTO BY FRANK MCTIGHE, THE MACLEOD GAZETTE The Polyjesters perform Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod as part of the Center Stage Series.

PHOTO BY FRANK MCTIGHE, THE MACLEOD GAZETTE
The Polyjesters perform Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod as part of the Center Stage Series.

An Alberta brother act is the next installment in the 2017-’18 Center Stage Series at the historic Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod.
The Polyjesters — brothers Jason and Sheldon Valleau — bring their eclectic style to the Empress stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27.
The Carstairs-based Polyjesters play a range of music, from Billie Holiday classics to the Beatles, from roots to folk, swing and pop.
Jason Valleau plays upright bass and Sheldon Valleau plays the baritone ukulele.
Their band includes Drew Jurecka on fiddle, Jon May on drums and Aaron Young on guitar.
The Valleau brothers come from a musical family and spent time in Europe, playing before a variety of audiences including the Prince of Monaco.
Established in 1999, The Polyjesters have performed in a variety of venues, including the Epcot Centre and on stage with the Trailer Park Boys.
The Valleaus are a business unto themselves, writing, arranging, playing and producing their own music and distributing their CDs.
The Polyjesters have recorded the albums Kitchen Radio, Fiddlestix, Ka-Chunk! and Orange.
Jason Valleau runs the Internet radio station www.kitchenradio,ca out of his home in Carstairs, featuring other indie artists.
The Valleaus also host the annual Mountain View Music Festival at Carstairs.
The 2017-’18 Center Stage Series has featured Pharis and Jason Romero, Russell deCarle and Charlie A’Court.
Remaining concerts are Maria Dunn on Feb. 24 and Lindi Ortega on March 17.

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