Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Wandering Gypsies

The Wandering Gypsies

The Wandering Gypsies are a true dukkering service. Fortune tellers of the traditional strain. They offer fortune telling services such as, Tarot card readings, and Palm readings, and so much more.  Fully certified professionals, licenced within the city of Calgary, they bring insight and entertainment to whatever function they do.  This service is presented in a fully costumed spectacle from esoteric tapestries, mood lighting, props, and thus bring a taste of the exotic to wherever they are performing.

The spectacle that The Wandering Gypsies provide is unique within this industry for not only are the performers top ranked and well respected professionals, the visual impression is second to none.   The service can be offered from the small and intimate one-on-one encounters with minimal effects, to a full blown 10' x 20' Gypsy pavilion with multiple psychic readers and even belly dancers and musicians.

Paul the Skald: A fourth generation Albertan who has been involved with the Tarot for over thirty years.  He began delving into the mysteries of life and spiritualism at a young age.  Encouraged by his grandmother whom was a dowser on the Canadian prairies.  For more than fifteen years he has been utilizing his gifts in a professional capacity using Tarot and Runmal to offer education, insight, enlightenment, and entertainment to those that come seeking his aid.  Paul is a northern belief Gardarian Wiccan who has received his first degree initiation in the mysteries.  He has also received teachings from members of The Golden Dawn in the Hermetic mysteries.  He is a member in good standing of the Canadian Tarot Network, holding the rank of “Certified Professional Tarot Reader”. 

Lady Cathryn: Descended from one of Alberta’s founding families but also has a touch of the Roma in her.  She began walking her spiritual path over twenty years ago taking large insights from her gypsy heritage and from the teachings and influences of a great many others.  For over ten years now Cathryn has been performing professionally utilizing Palm readings, Tarot card, and on occasion, Tea leaves, and Crystal ball to provide her clients with her most gifted psychic and spiritual insight.  She is a member in good standing of the Canadian Tarot Network, holding the rank of “Certified Professional Tarot Reader”.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


We are so excited to have the lovely and talented Jadesong as a new addition this year!  This woman can play it all!  She's extremely talented and diverse.  She's also played many a fundraiser and we are so lucky to have her at Boob Rock!

Hailing from the great Pacific Northwest, Jadesong now resides in wild Rocky Mountain foothills. Drawing from vast coastal flavours, as well as diverse ethnic roots, Jadesong blends a sound that's all her own. She is currently working on her first recording, that is sure to be followed by many more. Primarily a solo musician working from a singer songwriter base, Jadesong has also collaborated over the years with many talented musicians.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Curves Calgary Donation

A super huge thank you to Curves Calgary for their donation of a gift bag... but what's in it you ask?

They have donated :

We have included as your gift a 2 month Gift Certificate for Curves, a Curves Gear Bag which includes a water bottle, brush, towel and pony tail holders, a free Zumba pass card for each of our clubs, along with a copy of the Curves magazine Diane.  This is an inspirational magazine that provides you with information on women in various topics from our health and beauty needs to recipes and tips.

You can use these passes at the Braeside, Country Hills, Elbow, Riverbend or Royal Oak clubs.  Special thank you to Judy and Stacey for their generosity.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Latenite Hotels!

For those of you wondering who the heck the Latenite Hotels are, we are here to tell you!  They are a new addition to Boob Rock but they have a great sound and we are happy to have them!

From the early days of house parties, shotgunning beers and playing for friends, The Latenite Hotels have always embraced the seedier side of things as well as the beautiful. It is this paradigm that has shaped the band's look and sound from the very beginning. The balance of light and dark are constant themes within their music and it is this dimensional diversity that has been drawing people in from the start. Their music contains a tension between words and sounds that allows listeners to form their own conclusions about the meanings of the songs. With only a handful of gigs under their belt the band has already got people noticing their unique brand of rock 'n roll soul which has resulted in a number of bookings for 2010. The band are currently recording their first E.P. and are slated to play numerous shows in the coming months... Stay tuned for more fascinating stories about The Latenite Hotels... .. .. ..

Guitar/vocals- John Weaver Guitar/vocals- Dave Matthews Drums- Steve Wiggers Bass- Mike DeZeeuw


Chopin, Cormac Mccarthy, Carl Sagan, Nacho Libre, Vietnamese food, wine, weed, girls, girls, girls,

Sounds Like:

A cold night dressed in a brand new suit with dinner reservations at the nicest restaurant in the city, two tickets to the opera and you're waiting outside of a sleazy bar for your stripper ex-girlfriend.

Tim Reynolds!

The lovely and funny Tim Reynolds MC'd last year's Boob Rock.  If you were too busy to check it out last year don't worry, he'll be there this year!

Calgary writer/comic/poet, Tim Reynolds, has been everything from a school teacher to a paparazzo to a game show contestant and brings his odd perspective on life to the stage every chance he gets. He once got kicked out of a brothel and has been known to tear up and get emotional when people start sharing their own whorehouse-in-the-desert stories and he can't contribute.

He thinks Depends were invented for lazy drunks and never misses a chance to blame a 10-pound fart on his 5-pound dog.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tamara Beatty

Tamara Beatty

Born in Saskatchewan and raised in Alberta, singer/songwriter Tamara Beatty is a prairie girl with a gypsy heart. Her music is influenced by the simple beauty of nature, an interest in human nature and her adventures around the globe.

Tamara followed her inner gypsy around the world teaching voice lessons and exploring music, culture, and art.  As she traveled, she kept books of her own writing- short stories, journal entries, and a collection of poetry.

When Tamara decided to combine her love for writing and singing she brushed off her old writing journals and came up with a few songs to take to Los Angeles to record.  Five songs became eight, and eight became eleven.  These eleven songs collectively evolved into Tamara Beatty's debut album of original music, "February Bloom", a storybook of her life since she first started songwriting.

“I am a Seed
Everything I need
To be
To bud
To Bloom.”

Always very visually inspired seeing music as colors, textures, shapes and movement, Tamara wanted to express this unrevealed part of herself.  She transformed "February Bloom" into a visual arts show that debuted at the University of Calgary Theatre in January 2011. The show, “Shades of Bloom” was produced and directed by Tamara and included performances of the eleven original works from her CD, as well as choreographed dance accompaniment and photographs taken by Tamara on her travels around the world.

The concept of the show is that flowers, whether they are budding, blooming, or wilting are always perfect in every stage of bloom.   Tamara invites the audience to see themselves through the eyes of a flower, embracing their beauty as they are right now. 

The show explores themes of nature, beauty, honesty, and simplicity- all reflective of Tamara’s prairie roots and gypsy nature.   At the beginning she poses the audience the question, “What Shade of Bloom Are You?” For now, Tamara Beatty is in “February Bloom”. 

Key Tracks:
3. Such Love (3:19)
4. Just Be (4:18)
5. Don’t Wanna Go Home (3:15)

Sounds Like:
Feist, Lights, Natasha Bedingfield, Sara Bareilles

To learn more about Tamara Beatty please visit:
“February Bloom” was released independently in January 2011.

For more information or to request an interview please contact:

Cristy Laubman
Like Found Like Music
cell: 778.991.5224

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

David Andrew Wiebe

The first time David Andrew Wiebe entered the world of performance as a solo artist was in the summer of 2003. He simply presented a handful of guitar instrumental pieces, with no foreknowledge of where that would lead.

In 2005, he would go on to perform more frequently as a solo artist, and in addition to his guitar playing, he also began developing as a singer. This marked a drastic transition in his career.

On September 8, 2006 Wiebe would go on to release his first solo album, Shipwrecked... My Sentiments. This album showcased his frantic fret-work and Costello-esque vocal tones. The album was markedly different from previous efforts in which the primary focus was the Hard Rock genre. Shipwrecked... featured more of a laid back vibe, treating audiences to his versatility and creative imagination.

Wiebe's songwriting is eloquent, rich, and sometimes quirky. Many of his songs address the human condition of brokenness and spirituality. Relationships are at the heart of life, and it is a favorite subject of Wiebe's, who has survived a major earthquake, the death of his father and his cousin Mitch.

Wiebe is also fluent in Japanese, having spent 8 and a half of his formative years there. Audiences have been treated to songs in both English and Japanese, and while English-speaking audiences may not understand what is being sung, they still appreciate the art and craft of singing in a language other than their own.

Wiebe, having experienced what it means to "fall in love" in 2008, is currently working on a second solo album in which he laments the loss of his love but also expresses his hope for the future.

Photo Courtesy: Keith Skrastins.

Quick Facts:
-          Released first solo album in 2006 called Shipwrecked… My Sentiments.
-          Released Demos 2010 in January 2011, as a free download on his website.
-          Finalist of Airdrie Dick's Pub Acts Exposed Competition.
-          Speaks fluent Japanese.
-          Survivor of the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake in 1995.

Sounds Like:
-          Elvis Costello
-          Tom Petty
-          Barenaked Ladies
-          They Might Be Giants

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lovely Photographers

I just wanted to draw your attention to our lovely sidebar over on the right.  See there?  We have links to the amazing photographers who've donated their time and talent to photographing our event.  I just wanted to give them an extra special mention!

We have Tanya Greene of Greene T Photography (who's also graciously donated a boudiour package to the auction!).

Tanya is a people person who loves photographing weddings, babies and can do a great boudoir shoot!  She works hard to make sure the job is done right the first time (which is important when someone is taking care of the memories for you)!  She is Calgary based but is also willing to travel!  You should really check out her website with her amazing photography:

We also have the lovely Andy Letch of SpecOps Photo.

Andy Letch is a Calgary based photographer with 30 years of experience.  He has a fantastic eye for location shots.  He's done body painting, maternity shots, boudoir, zombies, event photography and epic group shoots.  His laid back attitude and sense of humor make him very easy to work with and his sense of lighting is tasteful.  Check out his work on: and:

Last but not least we have RenG Photography, Dark Passion Meets Light!

Renée Dawn Gschaid - Having been working in studios since she was only 18 years old in Calgary.  Renée has learned to explore her photography by using not only models, working with other artists but using personal surroundings and nature to create something that others may not see as beautiful.  She is also an active photographer at events not only in Calgary but Southern Alberta.  She can frequently be seen at conventions such as Otafest which is a popular Anime Otaku convention at the U of C each May.  She's not only a perfectionist but also experimental in her process which produces exciting results.

She has a love for the darker, Gothic things in existence but doesn't allow that to stand in her way of seeing the lighter side of life in her photography.  A desire to explore different genres, new locations and collaborating with model, make-up artists, hair-stylist as well as her clients to execute not only her vision but also the people around her.  Only to find and caputre beauty in the world she wants to explore.  Check out her work on: or: You'll like what you see!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Burlesque Teaser!

I'm going to give a little bit of info on each performer in the posts for a bit.  First up is the lovely ladies of the Knox Burlesque.  Also pay attention folks as the troupe leader Sassy sailor is auctioning off "The Best Seat in the House" for her set.  You don't want to miss that!

Here's a word from Sassy Sailor:

The Knox- A bank of Burlesque, is made up a few members of Calgary's underground performance scene. With their range of talents and preferred style of burlesque- Traditional glamour, Cheesecake, Bellydancing, and modern style, they help bring a variety to any show or event.  The Knox members are also proud to hold the Title of Runner up Solo Artist (Sassy Sailor) and a member of the winning troupe (Lexi Page from Undead Army) from Calgary's 1st Annual Burlesque Festival. Members of The Knox can been found performing at various alternative shows in Calgary such as Demonika's Symphony of Horrors, Falling into Madness and Crimson events. They are also found performing at monthly Calgary Beer Core events, The Naughty or Nice Taboo Sex show, Demonika's Black Xmas, various Distilery events as well as CD release party's and will be next seen at the Diablo's Car show after party.
For information on Bookings and rates you can contact them at as well you can stay informed on upcoming events on their facebook page The Knox- A Bank of Burlesque


My donation:

Do you desire to be on stage, crave the spotlight, want to get up close and personal with the burlesque scene? Well join Sassy Sailor TONIGHT during her set as she provides you with the best seat in the house- ON STAGE- and involves you in her lovely set!!

Silent Auction Goodies!!!!

I can't help but spill the beans!  We've had some lovely items donated to the silent auction if you  haven't heard.

Greene - T Photography has donated a Boudour Session (complete with DVD) for a $350 value!

Sage spa has donated a gift certificate!  Here's just a little about Ashley Sage and her amazing day spa:

Ashley Sage Spa focuses on the little things to creat a personalised visit for each client.  After a night partying at Boob Rock who couldn't use a little pampering?

Skarlytte Clothing has donated a $30 gift certificate!

Madam Rose's Devious delights has donated a couture hat!

We've got a great little gift pack from the lovely folks at X92.9!

And I do believe Blame betty has donated something fun!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


The words can’t be big enough or pink enough!!!!! Tickets are now on sale at Lord Nelson’s Bar and Grill and will be on sale at Blame Betty by 5pm today!!! You can also get tickets from each of the amazing performers!!!

Also, and this too is exciting, Jadesong has confirmed she too will be performing at Boob Rock.  This is shaping up to be a diverse selection of music with something to rock everyone's boobs!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thank you!

Special thank you to the Media that is supporting us so far!  Check out our listings on the following websites:

You should also really check out this great article!  Looks like there is an ACTUAL boob rock in Reihokucho, northwest of Amakusa, Kumamoto prefecture in Japan.

Now that makes my boobs rock!!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Poster is in! Tickets coming soon!

Hey guys,

Our amazing poster designed by Jen Lynn of She Devil Designs is in.  And its PRETTY!  Our tickets are coming soon!