The Distractions

5-Piece Canadian Classic Rock Party Band from Sidney BC

Playing Hits from the 70’s and 80’s

Formed in June 2018, The Distractions band’s sound fuses heavy-hitting dance grooves with flashy keyboard and guitar lines, energetic instrumental solos and soaring vocals that take you on a Classic Rock Experience and make you want to dance all night.

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Band for Hire, Victoria BC – Call 778.402.6624


The original band members started rehearsing in the summer of 2018. Many auditions were held to find the perfect fit of compatibility and dedication to each other, and the music played. They all share a love of artists and bands like Joe Cocker, Electric Light Orchestra, The Stones, The Doobie Brothers, Brian Adams, Eric Clapton, and the Eagles to name a few. Throughout their years together, The Distractions have always enjoyed performing their classic 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s rock.

Years of experience have gifted them with a captivating stage presence and an ability to sustain a high energy, exciting, and engaging performance.  If you want to hear popular rock music you simply turn on the radio, but if you want to see Classic Rock done right, then you want to see The Distractions! 

What sets the Distractions apart from other “cover” bands is song selection. The songs are not the typical 3-chord blues/rock song after song. The songs are interesting, danceable, expertly played and will have you saying, “Wow, I remember that song. No other band does it, but that is a GREAT tune.” Having played over 100 shows over the last few years, we have experience with Corporate Events, Private Parties, Weddings, Night Clubs & Bars around Victoria, BC.

The band: Brian Roe (Lead Vocals), Colin Southwell (Guitar), Tony Rodrigues (Keyboards & Vocals), Larry Del Mistro (Bass) and Ron Gibson (Drums).

The Distractions

Gig Schedule

Sat, 1st July, 2023 – 12pm onwards

Canada Day – Family Fun Fair
Iroquois Park
2295 Ocean Ave, Sidney

Fri, 14th July, 2023

Army Navy Club
4th St, Sidney

Sat, 29th July, 2023, 7-10pm

229 Gorge Road East

Sun, 30th July, 2023

Sidney Summer Sounds
Beacon Park, Sidney

Contact for Booking

Are you looking to hire a band for your wedding party, corporate event, or annual dinner?
If so, please contact us via the form below:

Call: 778-402.6624
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