I thoroughly enjoyed this musical performance on February 2nd at Club PuSH where the stage was set for a meal, the band was on stage toward the back and began to play, we all heard voices, not just any voices these were beautiful voices singing, we all turned our heads and saw 4 people singing at the back eventually making their way to the table on stage to dine. This was a magical musical feast, written By Rick Maddocks and performed by The Lost Gospel Ensemble.

Four singers swig wine and break bread while anxiously awaiting a late guest of honour. The Meal is a funky and theatrical new song inspired by the Gnostic Gospels and Bunuel’s film The Exterminating Angel. This premiere performance by The Lost Gospel Ensemble features musicians from a host of local indie bands, including The Beige, Fond of Tigers, and The Nautical Miles.

The Lost Gospel Ensemble is: Lucien Durey (vocals), Sean Fulton (keyboards), Jody Glenham (vocals), Stephen Lyons (drums), Rick Maddocks (composer/vocals), Corbin Murdoch (vocals); Jon Wood (bass/lap steel).

Director Richard Wolfe. Lighting design Jeff Harrison. Maitre’d Sebastian Kroon.

Rick Maddocks (composer/vocals) is the singer and songwriter for The Beige, an atmospheric roots quintet from Vancouver. He wrote and co-produced The Beige’s most recent release, El Ángel Exterminador, a cycle of songs exploring apocalyptic themes.

The performance was held at Performance Works, Granville Island as part of the PuSh Festival.