Two Local Bands At Special Double Concert

By October 19, 2014Arts/Culture

Submitted. On October 25, the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert Series presents a special double concert featuring Her Brothers (5:30PM-7PM) and Elsay (7:30-9:30PM) at House of James (2743 Emerson St) in Abbotsford.

About Her Brothers

Her Brothers is a Canadian alternative rock band from Langley, BC. Together since 2008, Gabe Penner (lead vocals, guitar), Josh Penner (bass guitar) and Levi Penner (drums) have performed at a variety of venues and events around the west coast of Canada including fairs, cafes, community events, universities and churches.

Her Brothers

Her Brothers


Combining high-energy rock with an intense longing for meaning, Her Brothers hope to ignite conversations of significance surrounding the disillusionment and discouragement of their generation. Whether it’s stories of pain, messages of hope or challenges to stand up against the injustices here at home or around the world, these three brothers have a clear message: together we can change what’s not working in our world.

About Elsay

Elsay, a fresh and fiery Vancouver-based folk group, was the brainchild of Mike Meroniuk and Kirin Lamb, two Capilano University jazz students with a unique love of Celtic music. They started jamming together in the summer of 2012 as a flute and guitar duo. The pair discovered incredible compatibility, and in searching for a fuller sound recruited fiddler Kiel Strang and Irish whistle player Marco Del Rio. Elsay’s simple instrumentation makes for some authentic foot-stomping fiddle music, complete with rhythmic guitar, bright fiddling, and soaring Irish whistle and flute.
Elsay by Roger Luo Photography

Concert goers are invited to take part in Envision Financial’s Full Cupboard program by bringing non-perishable food or cash donations benefiting the Abbotsford Food Bank.

“Envision Financial is pleased to be actively involved in supporting our local food bank through our community program, The Full Cupboard, and our partnership with the Abbotsford Arts Council,” says Lyle McClelland, branch manager at Envision Financial’s Abbotsford Village location. “Join us on October 25 at House of James with your non-perishable food or cash donation. Let’s reduce hunger in Abbotsford together.”

For more information about the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert Series, including the full concert schedule, please contact the Abbotsford Arts Council at 604.852.9358 or, or visit us online at

About Envision Financial
Envision Financial is a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.’s third-largest credit union, with 39 branches and 28 insurance offices throughout the province operating under the Envision Financial, Valley First and Enderby & District Financial brands. Led by Launi Skinner, First West has $7.7 billion in assets under administration, more than 177,000 members and close to 1,300 employees. For its extensive community involvement, Envision Financial is designated a Caring Company by Imagine Canada. For more information on Envision Financial, visit

About the Abbotsford Arts Council

For over 40 years, the Abbotsford Arts Council has been a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts. Nearly 70 local arts, heritage and culture organizations receive support under the umbrella of the Abbotsford Arts Council, and the talents of hundreds of local artists are showcased by the Abbotsford Arts Council each year at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique, the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert and Concert in the Park Series, the Arty Awards and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, visit

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