Matthew ‘The Axe Murderer’ Rogers and Shawn ‘The Harpoonist’ Hall are in town Sunday night.

Matthew ‘The Axe Murderer’ Rogers and Shawn ‘The Harpoonist’ Hall are in town Sunday night.

“Greasy” sound comes to Smithers

Juno-nominated duo The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer spread their blues-influenced sound at the Della Herman Theatre this Sunday

They are greasy, and that is the way they like it.

Bulkley Valley music fans may recognize Juno-nominated duo The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer from the Kispiox Music Festival. They will be spreading their blues-influenced sound at the Della Herman Theatre this Sunday as part of their first tour of northern B.C., which finishes up Monday at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George.

Raw, greasy, soulful blues that’s kind of infectious,” said singer Shawn Hall, explaining the band’s sound hours before its first show in Prince Rupert Saturday.

We’ve been doing weekend tours, and every theatre we played was sold out and it looked like a night club. People weren’t behaving like it was a theatre, it gets people out of their seats,” said Hall.

The Vancouver bandmates, who have been together since getting together for a radio jingle in 2002, play a plethora of instruments that give a full sound. They decided to travel on their Northern Exposure Tour in February believing it was the best time to get people out and engaged.

It’s a decent time to come up and hit places and actually be able to engage with a good chunk of the community because people are thirsty, because a lot of bands don’t come up at this time of year, so we figured we would,” said Hall.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are available at Mountain Eagle Books.