4:00pm on the Maple Stage presented by BeatRoute
Blue Strange is a 3-piece, melodic blues-rock band born out of Ladner BC. Formerly known as Dirty Mike and the Boys, the band consists of Mike Stewart, the front-man on guitar and vocals, Blair Nielsen on bass, and Terence Donnelly on the drums. The name change coincided with the release of their first full-length album titled “Farewell To The Boys” (released May 25, 2018). With just 3 members, the band uses catchy vocals alongside fluent, driving riffs to create a big sound that is powerful and polished. The band officially formed in 2014, but the boys have been playing together for over 10 years. They have played nearly a hundred shows around the Lower Mainland, sharing the stage with bands such as The Sheepdogs, 54-40, Bif Naked, The Zolas, The Boom Booms, and more. A few notable performances are kicking off the main stage at Legends Valley Music Festival in 2016, and playing the Khatsahlano Street Party in 2015 and 2017. The Daily Hive placed them on their list of up and coming Local Bands to see in 2018.