COMING EVENTS

JJ Shiplett
Sunday, Jul 31
Rugged, raspy and reserved, is a true artist in every sense of the word. Unapologetically himself, the Alberta born singer-songwriter and performer is both bold in range and musical creativity. has a passion and reverence for the art of music and performance that has captured the attention of music fans across the country. Destined for a critically praised career ahead, Shiplett is currently putting the finishing touches on his self-penned and produced debut album. Expect to hear lots from in 2016. For more information, click here: www.jjshiplettmusic.com   //   Showtime: Doors at 5pm, 8pm showtime | Cover: $10   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Open Stage Night with Paeton Cameron
Tuesday, Aug 02
Come check out Fratters Open Stage Night hosted by Paeton Cameron every Tuesday starting at 8:30pm! Bring your instruments and sign up to play on the Fratters stage, or come by to check out some great live, local entertainment!   //   $5 plates of wings, $10 plates of nachos, and $5 pints!   //   8:30pm start time   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Chloe Albert
Wednesday, Aug 03
Chloe was raised in a very musical household, with her mom’s acoustic guitar always in easy reach, and the likes of Hendrix, Raitt and The Beatles on the family box. Piano plinking began at age five, guitar in her teenage years, and eventually percussion, going on to play rhythm on ‘The Engadine Sessions: Come To The Mountain‘; a collaboration between Juno nominee Suzie Vinnick, Cara Luft, Kat Danser, Cori Brewster and Karla Anderson, and Chloe. She attended MacEwan University’s music program in the vocal department. The problem was that she had hardly performed, that part didn’t come naturally. And so, the traditional route of the professional musician began, with the usual stops of office and waitressing jobs, the labyrinthine cosmos of grant applications, and eventually, a self-generated CD, 2008’s Dedicated State. That impressive debut won Albert an Emerging Artist of the Year award at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, and serious support from CBC and CKUA networks along with the admiration of lights such as Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy. Strong showings in songwriting contests at Nashville’s East Side Music Festival and the Calgary Folk Festival provided encouragement, as did her work waitressing and performing at Edmonton’s venerable Blue Chair Cafe, long a kindly incubator of promising talent. Although Ani Difranco was an early inspiration and Albert- who currently plays in three Edmonton bands of diverse stripes - says her musical passions of late stretch from Sam Cooke and vintage soul to old country and blues. That said, she’s not about to be compartmentalized about her own work. In fact, her canon to date roughly falls into the intersection of folk, country, and pop, with jazzy and bluesy highlights here and there. The strong album closer ‘When The Night Fell’ might have been pitched to a Motown A & R operative years ago, for example. Dream Catcher was independently released in June 2013. It was the #1 MOST PLAYED ALBUM OF 2013 on Alberta’s CKUA radio charts, reached #1 on Halifax’s CKDU radio, and was #5 on the Canadian Folk/Roots/Blues charts before being nominated for a JUNO Award this past February for ‘Adult Contemporary Album of The Year’. In April Chloe also took home ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Female Artist of the Year’, and ‘Folk/Roots Recording of the Year’ at The Edmonton Music Awards, and most recently has just been nominated for a 'Western Canadian Music Award' for 'Roots Solo Recording of the Year'. For more information on Chloe, click here: www.chloealbert.com   //   Showtime: 8:30pm | Cover: $10   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters

Blue Moon Marquee
Thursday, Aug 04
Fratters couldn't be happier to have BLUE MOON MARQUEE as our guests for our very last show at the venue. Come out and take in what will be an amazing last show and a night to remember for years to come! is a Gypsy Blues band that stem from the wild rose foothills of Alberta. A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette a.k.a. Bandlands Jass (vocals, bass, drums) write and perform original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves. Artists such as Lonnie Johnson, louis Armstrong, Blind Willie Jonson, Charley Patton, Howlin' Wolf, Bill Jennings, Big Bill Broonzy, Tom Waits, Memphis Minnie, & Django Riendhart to name a few. After living and performing in Montreal and New York City, cutting his teeth in the jazz and blues scenes, A.W. decided it was time to head home to the Rocky Mountains, and bought a Greyhound ticket as long as he is tall. Back to the great Canadian West to record the album "Stainless Steel Heart." It was on the West coast where he met up with Jasmine Colette, a Hoodoo lady who has toured the bulk of North America over the last eight years as a bassist, singer and hoop dancer. was formed after an impromptu late night jam and recording session in Feb, 2012. They have since been traversing the country for nearly four years, delighting audiences from Alert Bay to Quebec City. Appealing to blues, folk, jazz, and rock audiences alike, they have played a wide array of venues from farmer’s markets & blues bars to concert halls & jazz festivals. They are performing at 9 Jazz Festivals across the country this summer alone! is a live duo act with the energy and sound of a full band. Jasmine Colette, the rhythm section, not only commands the upright bass but also keeps the swing with her feet while singing harmonies. A.W. Cardinal, a Metis of Cree heritage, howls with a distinctive thick and smoky vocal that barrels out like a raging bull, while playing a jazz tinged blues guitar. Appreciated for their authenticity, ’s songs tell stories of emotion and sense of being. The songs have a heavy dose of atmosphere and texture with a penchant for beat characters and gritty settings. They tell of the relationships of human beings and the way we live. It is perhaps this connection to Canada’s working class that draws so many to their music, crossing many of the usual genre, age and cultural barriers. The songs are their own arrangements, words, and style and with these elements they are able to perform in their own unique way. To date have released two full length albums of their original compositions - "Stainless Steel Heart" (2013) - "Lonesome Ghosts" (2014) and one online E.P. "Last Dollar". For more information on BMM, click here: http:  //  www.bluemoonmarquee.com   //   Showtime: 8:30pm | Cover: $10   //   Hang out with us online! Twitter: @FrattersVenue Instagram: @frattersspeakeasy Facebook: /Fratters