David Wilcox to Perform at River Rock Casino Resort

RICHMOND, BC (April 21, 2015) – Canadian musician David Wilcox will be bringing his unique blend of blues-rock to the River Rock Casino Resort on Friday, June 12, 2015.

It was at the young age of 23 when after playing in folk duo Ian & Sylvia Tyson’s band, The Great Speckled Bird that the Montreal-born Wilcox launched his own band. Soon David Wilcox and the Teddy Bears were hitting local stages with Wilcox leading the group as a flashy character sporting an oversized wax moustache and wearing a baggy suit and a flower in his lapel.

In 1977, he released his debut album, Out of the Woods which produced the hit singles, “Do the Bearcat”, “Bad Apple” and “That Hypnotizin’ Boogie”. After being re-released on Capitol Records in 1982, the album earned Gold certification. By this time, he had shed the moustache and suit truly hitting his stride with his 1983 album, My Eyes Keep Me in Trouble. The album spawned the hit singles, “Downtown Came Uptown” and “Riverboat Fantasy”. His third album, Bad Reputation was released in 1984 and featured the hit singles, “The Grind” and “Somethin’s Shakin’”. Both albums also went on to attain Gold certification.

Towards the end of the decade, Wilcox moved from his gritty, live-in-the-studio roots to more produced synthesizer-and-drum program modern rock with such classics as “Layin’ Pipe”, “The Song He Never Wrote” and “Lay Down in Your Arms”. Later hits included “Thirteen Songs”, “Rainy Night Saloon”, “Shotgun City”, “Three Past Midnight” and “God Is On a Bender”.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10:00 am and are $29.50 (plus service charges) – Cabaret Seating & $24.50 (plus service charges) – Balcony Seating. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to RiverRock.com.

About River Rock Casino Resort:

River Rock Casino Resort is the largest casino in the province of British Columbia located in the City of Richmond where the Canada Line Bridgeport Station is at its doorstep. The casino features over 1,100 slot machines along with table games, a Poker Room, three high-limit rooms and various dining options including The Buffet, Tramonto and Curve. Live entertainment options include Lulu’s Lounge and the 950-seat River Rock Show Theatre. The property is complemented by a lavish all-suite 4 Diamond hotel and a 196-room hotel adjacent to the casino.

River Rock Casino Resort is owned by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Canada’s largest gaming service and hospitality operator with 16 facilities located throughout BC, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Washington State.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Donnie Gordon
Manager, Entertainment Publicity
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
604.247.4127
dgordon@gcgaming.com