VIDEO: Bif offers intimate show in Langley Thursday

Cascades hosts an acoustic show this week followed by a metal rock show Sept. 21.

From her beginnings as an orphan in India, to celebrated international recording artist, poet, and author, Bif Naked remains innovative, revolutionary, and inspiring, said show promoter Rob Warwick.

He’s bringing bif, and her I Bificus Songs and Stories tour, to Langley’s Cascade Casino today (Thursday, Sept. 7).

“She shares stories from her book and a little history of how some of her songs came to be,” said Warwick, who noted she’ll be performing an acoustic show.

“She churned her way through ever-increasingly hard-core bands Jungle Milk, Gorilla Gorilla, Chrome Dog, and Dying To Be Violent to stardom as a solo diva, Warwick elaborated.

Seamlessly flowing between many mediums of creative work, and so obviously enjoying an artistic existence, Naked has produced such notable tracks as Moment of Weakness, I Love Myself Today, Tango Shoes, Nothing Else Matters, We Are The Lucky Ones, Let Down, and Spaceman – which made Canadian history with its #1 position on national charts, and #2 on Billboard’s International Charts and making it the highest-spun independent song in Canadian history.

Known for her inimitable live shows, Naked has said, “Performance is my passion. I owe it to myself and my beautiful fans to keep evolving and pushing the boundaries.”

Her amazing ability to slide easily between her punk roots, rock, pop, alternative, and contemporary music are clearly visible on the platinum-selling album I,Bificus as well as the gold albums Purge and Superbeautifulmonster.

Introspective, powerful, and infectious, bif naked’s legendary shows have kept her on tour from Russia to Central America, India to the U.K. and Europe to North America.

Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $42.50 at the casino guest services, by phone at 604-530-2211, or online at www.ticketweb.ca.

In the meantime, Cascades Casino will present a Judas Priest tribute show on Sept. 21.

Priest: The Tribute presents what Warwick calls an “authentic” Judas Priest experience complete with full costumes that pay homage to the British heavy metal band birthed in 1969.

“Their innovative and pioneering body of work,” as Warwick described it, included songs like “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’”, “Painkiller”, “Living After Midnight”, “Breaking the Law”, “Electric Eye”, “Screaming for Vengeance”, “Victims of Change”, “Love Bites”, “Some Heads Are Gonna Roll”, “Hell Bent for Leather” and “Metal Gods”.

“With a more simplified sound, the album British Steel launched the band to superstar status,” he added, noting they were credited by some as defining heavy metal with their British Steel album. Meanwhile, their leather, spikes, and other taboo articles of clothing widely influenced the glam metal era, Warwick said.

Today, this tribute group get “the soaring operatic vocals and the classic twin-guitar stylings of K.K. Downing and Glen Tipton.”

Doors for Priest open at 7, with the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32.50, and also available through the casino guest services, by phone at 604-530-2211, or online at www.ticketweb.ca.