Brickhouse singer Rob Bracken can't wait to get his "blue funk" band out of the clubs of Vancouver and into some sunshine.
If only for an hour or two.
Some may know Brickhouse as the wild workhorse of the downtown club scene, toiling away - but hardly in obscurity - with more than 200 shows a year in the blue bowels of the Yale Hotel and the Fairview Pub.
But Brickhouse's Summer Concert series show this Sunday at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody will pull the boys away from the late-night club circuit in favour of some fresh air. And they're not kicking and screaming yet.
"It's such a hoot," Bracken said, remembering last year's Rocky Point show. "We have a lot of followers who have kids and it's a chance for people who have jobs - people who have taken a more serious tack on their lives - to finally get out and see a show because they can't get out at night anymore."
Despite Brickhouse's nearly 20-year career ("and we seem to be getting better," Bracken joked), this band of brothers has only released one fully realized album, Ruby. That's because their focus has always been and will remain on the live show though a live acoustic album may soon be in the works.
"The live show is where we really shine and get to do our stuff," Bracken said. "We just stay in the groove and keep people dancing."
And while Bracken said the band wouldn't be pulling any punches just because they're playing at 2 p.m. instead of their usual 2 a.m., parents need not worry about bringing their kids out to the show.
"We won't be making balloon animals or anything but we're very inclusive," he said. "It's definitely come as you are."