The Hip Show arrived on the Canadian tribute scene in 2008 and since then has earned
a reputation as the best damn Tragically Hip tribute in the country. When they perform,
it is often heard "These guys are as good, if not better than, The Hip!" With a
diverse repertoire of Hip tunes, The Hip Show delivers an uncompromising look and
feel of the real thing. Their outstanding performances of the hits we all know and
the deep tracks that would excite any die hard Hip fan, The Hip Show is guaranteed
to entertain your audience no matter the venue.
Matt Mattson - Gord Downie
Born in BC, Matt spent a number of his formative years traveling the world only
to settle back in Vancouver. Since then, his 15 year musical journey as a singer
songwriter front man has put him in front of many audiences, and together with many
musicians. His recent efforts as the character of Gord Downie have only served to
further his skills as a bonafide front man and lead singer. No other 'Hip' tribute
in the country has a Gord Downie like Matt. He takes it all to heart and gives it
back to the audience with a desire and intensity rivalled only by Gord himself.
His experience and love for the Hip comes across in every performance.
Joe Foley – Robby Baker
Originally from NW Ontario, Joe spent most of his 20's touring Canada developing
his craft as a working musician. After a brief stint in Winnipeg in the early '90's,
he found himself living on the west coast. After 30 +years in the Canadian music
scene, Joe has finally put together a band that he is extremely proud of. As the
driving force behind The Hip Show, Joe has assembled some of the best musicians
he has ever played with. "Not only are these guys good but I am proud to say that
we are all friends, despite my insane work ethic." He has been heard to say "If
we're playing it all night, we're playing it all right!" Playing the part(s) of
Robby Baker is the challenge he never expected but one that he has taken on head
David Van Andel – Paul Langlois
As the only member to have been auditioned for the project, David came to us the
way most things happen these days, the internet. As a former Albertan, he brings
with him a certain ability to play it like it is. His musical past going back almost
30 years includes formal jazz training not to be out done by a 4 year gig in a well
respected AC/DC tribute as the role of Malcolm Young. David quickly fit himself
into the role as the rhythm guitarist Paul Langlois going so far as rediscovering
his sound and style of play all the while injecting a little of his own influence
to the parts.
Brad Uchida – Gordon Sinclair
Brad and Joe met in a recording studio some 9 years ago. A short time later they
were playing in a band that "could have been a contender". This was the first of
3 non starts over the next few years. Fast forward to the day of the phone call
between Matt and Joe and all Joe had to ask was "are you in?", and he didn't hesitate.
To say Brad is one half of The Hip Show rhythm section is an understatement to be
sure. Together with Mike Satchwell (drums) they have some 23 years of playing together.
That's almost as long as Sinclair and Fay themselves have been together. His style
has been likened to that of Prokash John (Alice Cooper, The Lincolns) which works
very well as a perfect fit for the role of Gordon Sinclair.
Mike Satchwell – Johnny Fay The other half of The Hip Show rhythm section and again,
much the same story as Brad, as he and Mike have been joined at the 'Hip' these
past 23 years. His experience goes back almost 30 years in many roles, Jazz drummer
on a cruise ship, 3 years in Maui playing one nighters after one nighters all the
while avoiding the USNIS. He also played the part of Don Henley in an Eagles tribute
in the early '90's. Mike's ability, style, and work ethic are the glue that joins
us together at "The Hip".
Noteable Entertainment & Events is a Vancouver based booking agency
, party rental, entertainment services and event production
company. If you are interested in booking The Hip Show please contact us