Juno Award Winners The Beaches Rock the Grotto

Photos: Blue Grotto, Drew McLean

On Monday April 23rd the Toronto band The Beaches wowed the sold-out Blue Grotto crowd with sets of mainly original music. The dance floor was completely crowded all night and the adoring fans sang and cheered along with the band.


Photo: Rich Tronson

The Beaches consist of sisters Jordan and Kylie Miller (on lead vocals/bass and guitar, respectively), Eliza Enman-McDaniel on drums, and Leandra Earl on keys and guitar. They played songs from their most recent release The Late Show and included some from previous albums. Highlights included “Money,” “The Late Show,” “Give it Up,” and a cover of The Ronettes’ hit “Be My Baby.”

Photos: Rich Tronson

The two opening acts were Taylor Knox, an indy artist and composer from Toronto, and the Kamloops duo, the Sweater Kittens, which includes CFBX radio host Mallory Johnson, along with Ashley Walshbarr and Rob Simpson. Great to see a local band participate in this landmark show.


Sweater Kittens: Rob Simpson drums, Ashley Walshbarr, guitar and vocals, Mallory Johnson, bass and vocals.

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It was a real coup that Kamloops could host a very recent Juno winning band on a rare Monday night show at the Blue Grotto.