Monday, 20 May 2019

Next Gig! June 14th at the Rickshaw


We are excited to announce another live show!  We've been asked to open for The Gathering at their Ep release party down at the Rickshaw Theatre.  What is going to make this even more exciting than usual is the guest musicians that will be joining on stage for this show. We can't announce  anything yet but after a conversation last night with a certain guitarist I am very stoked about this night!!

Of course the wonderful Dan Walker is on the drums for us again, so it'll be a full band for first time in almost a decade for Combine the Victorious. Not a show to miss. Plus we'll be playing our new single and the unreleased single we have coming up. 

Big love to The Gathering for inviting us to join in the fun.

Friday June 14th
The Gathering
Girlfriends and Boyfriends
Combine the Victorious

The Rickshaw
254 E Hastings
$10

Link to the facebook event:

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Interview with Don's Hit List

I had the pleasure of chatting music with Don Thatcher last weekend for his show Don's Hit List. We covered music from my days with Pure as well as some of his goose bump moments in our Combine the Victorious songs.  It was a great interview and I had a really good time going over some of the recording sessions and ideas we've had over the years.  Please give it a listen if you have even been interested in old Pure songs like "Anna is a Speedfreak" as well as the story behind our latest single "The Bolsheviks."


Cheers!
Mark Henning

Thursday, 25 April 2019

New Single: The Bolsheviks

We shall be releasing our first new song in almost two years next week on April 30th. After a lot of woodshedding we've come up with a refined new sound. The song is titled "The Bolsheviks".   You can hear it on soundcloud today, or add it to your playlists on your favorite streaming site on Tuesday the 30ths.

Once again the brilliant Robert Edmonds has created another stunning cover for our music. After over 12 years he still impresses us!


Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Live Show! eatART Daisy's Odyssey - A Space Opera

We are excited to be a part of this cool event: Daisy's Odyssey put on by the creative folks of eatART. Located on the new Emily Carr campus: 577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver

The whole thing start early with a special installation, then there will be DJ's, opera singers, Combine the Victorious and Mark Woodyard. The whole thing is space themed and coming in costume is encouraged!

Combine the Victorious will be adding Dan Walker to the live show. We should be performing right at 9pm.

eatART presents:
Daisy's Odyssey
Saturday April 27th, 2019.
577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver

More event details and tickets are here

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

New Song! The Bolsheviks


We are excited to finally release a new song.  We wrote this one over the summer, it was born from the cowbell pattern we'd originally written for another song.  That one kinda ran out of steam and was abandoned. The Bolsheviks was created after Isabelle suggested muting the guitar parts on the other track.  Suddenly everything opened up and we had a fresh idea.  I was just fooling around with a keyboard line and the melody instantly came out. At that point we both knew the old idea was done and a completely new song idea was in its place.

Lyrically it's an interesting combination between us, with Isabelle handling the refrain and me taking on the bridge.  We've played at this kind of thing before but it was a lot of fun to come up with the "Dont" section.  Maybe it's my subconscious trying to encapsulate the world of facebook and social media in a song; or maybe not.

Anyway, very pleased to share this today.  It feels like a fresh start for Combine the Victorious, a little more direct and minimalist than anything we'd done previously.  We'd love to hear what you think, so please leave us a message after you've had a chance to listen.
Cheers!
Mark & Isabelle
Combine the Victorious

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Bob and Ross vs. Real Life Turns Me On (Kreap Backroom Orgy Mix)



 Real Life Turns Me On (Kreap Backroom Orgy Mix) the video features our old cats Bob and Ross.  The two old sisters passed away last year at almost 18 and a half years of age.  As they were relaxing one night on a couple weeks before Bob (the cat on the right) died Isabelle and I took up our camera and filmed them sleeping.  These two were a couple excellent little critters, and this remix is awesome!  Enjoy. 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

VIDEO: Best Tonight ft. Taya Morrow





We are pleased to present the official video for our song Best Tonight, directed by Wayne Hoecherl, and featuring dancer Taya Morrow.

Filmed on a cold February evening in an underpass beneath the No. 1 Highway in N. Van, we had a very fun shoot with Wayne and his crew of Dan Kozma and Chris Hooper.   Wayne had a concept to utilize the the underpass which he discovered working on a television series earlier that season.  I think the final result is quite striking.  Big thanks to everyone involved in this project!

Best Tonight
Director: Wayne Hoecherl
Camera and editng: Dan Kozma
Key Grip: Chris Hooper

Dancer: Taya Morrow
Hair and Make: Charlene Santaga for Bambu Salon
Fashion stying by Isabelle Dunlop of Isabelle Dunlop Clothing

You can download the song from iTunes
or bandcamp
or stream it on Spotify

Monday, 13 February 2017

Soundtrack to Jane Doe

I really like how they've used our song, Smoke and Choke in the intro of this short film, Jane Doe, by Katrin Bowen.

MRH





Listen to the full song on Spotify now

Monday, 28 November 2016

Theme song to Records In My Life: Best Tonight

We've been rather slow at promoting songs from our past album Autonomous but I did finally get around to putting a clip together for our song Best Tonight this weekend.  We had footage of us playing it very early on at the Fox Cabaret, as well as a simple camera on a tripod filming us playing it during the past Rock'n'Roll Marathon in East Van this past October.   Also, back last winter we started making a video with Wayne Hoecherl and dance Taya over in N Vancouver but never really put the final touches to it, so I've kinda appropriated the little promo clip Chris Hooper edited for us into this video as well.  The life of a song on video!

Best Tonight has been used as the opening and closing theme music to the series Records In My Life for the past year.  We though it was time to recognize that and put this clip together to share the full song in video format as well!

We present for your Youtube viewing pleasure "BEST TONIGHT."



Edited by Mark Henning
Footage by  Benn McGuire, Mike Love, Wayne Hoecherl, Combine the Victorious
Dancer: Taya
Thanks to all above and the 1000's of runners in the 2016 Rock n Roll Marathon.

Download the song from Bandcamp
or download from iTunes Music Store
or Stream on Spotify

Monday, 21 November 2016

Fashion Show-Live Music Dec 14th at The Fox


We are really excited to be the musical portion of this event, the Isabelle Dunlop Runway Show at the Fox Cabaret.  The night promises to be a blast, with the evening starting off with the fashion show to be closely followed by a showcase set by Combine the Victorious and a full headline set from the brilliant dance band Terrace.  A special shout out must go out to Leigh Grant for joining us on drums at this show.  He's been a true blessing on the kit, adding so much energy and good vibes.  we are really looking forward to this show!


We'll be performing a brand new song at the show, as well as using our fantastic remix of Real Life Turns Me On for the fashion portion.



And of course you can always catch up on all the Combine the Victorious music on Spotify if you're using that service.


We highly recommend you check out the music of Terrace as well, they have a new album with a lot of great material on it!  Here's a new single from the band.



December 14th 2016
The Fox Cabaret
2321 Main Street, Vancouver BC

Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased online here
Here's a link to the Facebook event as well.

Doors at 8PM
Runway Show 8:15
Combine the Victorious 8:45
Terrace 9:45

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Rock n Roll Marathon and Fashion Shows

We were asked to perform again at this year's Rock n Roll Marathon here in Vancouver.  Of course we said yes, because who doesn't love waking up for a Sunday 6:30AM load in to play a cold wet stage in the darkened corners of East Van?  (I only half kid about that.) Yes, we will be blasting our songs out to the thousands and thousands of hearty runners who take part in this half marathon.  It's been fun the last couple years so we're looking forward to it.


Even more importantly we have booked a show at the Fox Cabaret for December 14 2016 as part of a full Boutique Empire evening.  To start the night will be an exclusive Isabelle Dunlop Clothing fashion show, with co-operation from David Briker's store Platform, and Erin Templeton Bags.  The fashion show will be followed by a live performance by Combine the Victorious,  who shall be joined onstage by Leigh Grant on drums, and we shall conclude the evening the band Terrace  with the dance music of Terrace.  It promises to be a wonderful and fun evening.   CV will be celebrating the release of a new single, "What's Goin' On In Your Head?"

Posters and more details to follow.  If you're in Vancouver please keep 12.14.16  open.  It'll be a very great night.

The Fox Cabaret
2321 Main Street
Vancouver, Canada

Wednesday Dec 14th, 2016


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Real Life Turns Me On (Kreap Backroom Orgy Mix)




We are stoked to announce this remix of our song "Real Life Turns Me On."  Produced and mixed by none other than Ben "Kreap" Crea from Melbourne, Australia, this is possible the best track we've ever had the pleasure of being part of.  A disco masterpiece that is now be offered by the fine people of Dance and Rave.com.   Have a listen, have a dance and put it on repeat!  This one is a killer!