Local two-piece band using time slot for out-of-town touring musicians

By MO CRANKER on November 29, 2019.

Dirty and the Perks will be performing today at 9 p.m. at the Silver Buckle. The band is being brought in by local band Mahoney to show Medicine Hat what they’ve got.–SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Medicine Hat’s favourite musical two-piece is hoping to bring light to acts they feel deserve a bit more attention.

Ryan Massini and Trent Roset make up the band Mohoney and the Hatters are bringing in Saskatchewan-based band Dirty and the Perks to play the Silver Buckle tonight at 9 p.m.

“We’ve met a bunch of groups over the years of touring and doing festivals – we always wanted to find a way to bring some of them here to perform,” said Massini. “We’re calling this Mahoney Presents and we’re going to try to do this a couple times every year.

“The first group we’re bringing out are our friends from Saskatoon – they’re so good.”

The two bands met during the summer of 2018 while playing the same music festival. Massini says Dirty and the Perks’ sound really stood out to the Hat two-piece.

“They blew us away – they were really the standouts of the festival,” he said. “The band is three siblings and one other person and they’ve all recommitted their lives to music.

“They’re a really unique sound and we’re excited to bring them out.”

Massini says Dirty and the Perks play a “folk sound with an edge.”

“They sound a bit like early Mumford and Sons,” he said. “They have one guy who plays banjo just about full time and their singer does percussion.

“It’s just a really nice sound.”

There is no charge to get into the show and Massini says the men are going to try to host a few bands in the Hat every year.

“We want to put the spotlight on smaller bands – we want to give them the stage for the night,” he said. “Every now and again we’ll give up one of our nights to a band coming through.

“We know how hard is it for touring bands to get booked so we’re hoping to help them out.”

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