All the Hip hits with The Hip Trip Tragically Hip tribute


Local Tragically Hip tribute the Hip Trip were having fun with wireless units as they played all the Hip hits for an appreciative audience at the Slice, Friday, Nov. 19.

Gabe Thaine singing with the Hip Trip at the Slice, Nov. 19. Photo by Richard Amery

 I missed the first set, but caught frontman Gabe Thaine playing a quick solo set of acoustic numbers to open the second set.


 He did his best Gord Downie impression on “38 Years Old” before  guitarist Mark Hall, bassist Jack Horne and drummer Raz Bruce joined him on stage for the electric portion of the show.

 Hall and Horne spent most of the set in the audience experimenting with wireless units for their instruments, though you couldn’t see them, with most of the lights turned off.

“I wish I had a wireless,” Thaine quipped.


 hall handled both  Tragically Hip’s guitar parts.


 All the hits were there including “New Orleans is sinking and “Wheat Kings.”


 Thaine noted “We’re out of Tragically Hip songs, but we’ll be back for another set,” as the band ended the Hip portion of the show with “Twist My Arm” and a couple  mellower moments with “ Long Time Coming” and “ Courage.”

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 November 2021 16:32 )