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Live at Federico's...

80's Halloween Party

featuring Mark Olexson and The A-DEEZ

Friday, October 26 2018

$59 - includes 3 course dinner, show fee & dancing

*price does not include applicable tax & gratuity

*this will be a prepaid event

We are pleased to welcome back Mark Olexson & The A-Deez for our 6th annual 80s Halloween Party!  Performing exclusively at Federico's once a year in between their individual professional gigs and projects, this band, led by Mark Olexson,  deliver in talent and energy unlike any other 80s tribute band, transporting you to a time and place which produced some of the most iconic music and artists of the 1980's decade. 

Charged with an amazing list of 80's tunes, The A-Deez will have you on the floor dancing and singing to some of the best songs of the era, including favourites by A-Ha, Prince, George Michael, Bon Jovi, INXS, as well as 2nd British invasion hits spawned by MTV, such as Duran Duran, Simple Minds, Flock of Seagulls, Soft Cell, The Police,  Depeche Mode and much more!!  

There will be a prize for best costume so be creative - whether 80s inspired or your favourite Halloween character! 

Band Members

Mark Olexson (lead vocals & guitar)
Sebastien de Castell (keyboard & vocals)
Douglas Lechinsky (drums & vocals)
Goby Catt (bass & vocals)

Mark Olexson

Mark Olexson is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and vocalist: guitar, keyboards, drums, and bass are all in his repertoire. He was a founding member of the well-known Vancouver based 80's tribute band 'Tainted Lovers' as well as the jazz quartet Continental Clyde, and local favourites The Neurotics and Jet Fox Magic. Currently, Mark is frequently on tour as bassist and on vocals in support of legendary Canadian singer/songwriter, Buffy Sainte-Marie. 

Marks love for 80's music and highly respected musicianship within the industry has also gained him opportunities as keyboardist and musical director for multi-platinum recording artists Men Without Hats, as well as sharing the stage with 80's icons The B-52s, Spandau Ballet, The Romantics, The Human League, Big Country and DEVO. In addition, over the past decade Mark's music versatility has seen him tour with Tal Bachman, 54-40, Bjorn Again, Bobby Bruce (Nearly Neil), Jully Black, Alan Frew (Glass Tiger), Patricia Conroy and Matthew Good. He has played on stage with Rik Emmett, Randy Bachman, The Barenaked Ladies, Billy Duffy (The Cult), Todd Kerns, Barney Bentall, and comedian Shaun Majumder; and also performed for Richard Branson, Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Prime Minister Jean Cretien and the Malaysian Royal family. 

Besides Mark's achievements as a multi-instrumentalist, he has also produced and engineered for a number of artists: Sabrina Korva, Prairie Pride, and Continental Clyde; scored for films The Hound of London, Virtuality, Deluxe Combo Platter, and Sharp As Marbles, as well as contributed sound design and scoring for the St. Roch installation at the BC Maritime Museum.

An A-Deez Flavour...

*taken using a suspended camera at one of our 80's Halloween events. Short on time --> fast forward to 1:10 minute mark on video below.

Sebastien de Castell

Sebastien de Castell is a monster on the guitar, a demon on the keyboards, and his bass playing sends fans screaming for mercy. Actually, they pretty much scream for mercy whatever he plays. With more than twenty years of performing with bands such as The Neurotics, the Mop Tops, and now the A-Deez, Sebastien has performed everywhere from the Vancouver Sun Run's starting line to the Melbourne Music Festival in Australia.

Doug Lechinsky

Douglas Lechinsky has played drums professionally for over 35 years and has toured extensively throughout Canada, Asia and the Middle East. Over his career, he has played and recorded with a multitude of bands and ensembles of varying music genres, including being a former member of the Canadian pop group 'The Northern Pikes'. He is also an established composer/producer, releasing his debut album project "Point One Percent" in 2009. Douglas' love of 80's music has been realized in co-founding 'The A-Deez' with long time friend Mark Olexson. Douglas provides the backbone for the A-Deez live shows with rock solid drumming, vocals and electronic percussion.

Goby Catt

Goby Catt was born and raised in Sydney Australia, where he was a respected bass player and vocalist in the city's jazz scene for more than a decade.

Goby has toured extensively in countries ranging from Australia, New Zealand to Canada and the United States. He has performed at the Manly International Jazz Festival, Sweetwater festival Auckland, and opened for music legends Tony Bennett and Al Jareau, both at Sydney's Star City Casino.

Now living in Vancouver, Goby Catt continues to entertain crowds as a bass player and vocalist with a variety of bands, as well as his own gigs, and has quickly gained much respect and praise among the local music community and audiences.

Mark Olexson & The A-Deez: Purple Rain (by Prince)...

click this link to view video on Facebook (must be a Facebook user to access)

More 80's favourites the A-Deez look to share!

There are so many commercial drive restaurants

but only one that will bring back good memories from the 80's!

604 251 3473
Federico's Supper Club
1728 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4A3