Jeff Gladstone & The Bad Ideas are a Vancouver-based band of scoundrels and minstrels performing songs about lost love and lost minds as part of a theatrical live music experience. Over two hours of all original material spanning Rockabilly to Swing to Soul & Funk, along with audience participation & new takes on rare classics. We bring you an evening of Cowboy-Noir Cabaret to soothe the troubled soul. 

Jeff Gladstone: Vocals, Upright & Electric Bass, Guitar
Bonnie Northgraves: Vocals, Trumpet, Piano
Buff Allen: Drums
Arnt Arntzen: Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica
Steve Charles: Electric Guitar, Accordion

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The Bad Ideas Cabaret features special guests: either local musicians, singer songwriters, or a recognizable personality. The performance can expand to suit any venue, and has featured such guests as Steve Charles, Todd Biffard, Noah Walker, Onalea Gilbertson, Dayna Szyndrowski, Tallulah Winkelman, Terra Hazelton, Sophia Perlman, Bruce Horak & many more in Calgary, Toronto & New York.

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