Goat Stories

Instrumental Funk / Pizza Jazz

Halifax, NS 

GoatStories is a band of human beings playing a fun and eclectic blend of funk, fusion and jazz tunes. 

Formed in the summer of 2017, GoatStories was assembled to tackle some of the wacky and obscure repertoire of current and legendary jazz and funk artists. Consisting of some well known Halifax session musicians, they have been laying down some heavy grooves and quickly acquiring a dedicated group of fans keen on pizza jazz. After only a few early and successful gigs in the city, GoatStories has no problem filling dance floors and keeping the crowds entertained. With aims to bring some great funk all around the maritimes in 2018, keep your eyes open for some groovy Goat Stories.

Influences: Mike Stern, John Scofield, Brecker Brothers, Herbie Hancock, Weather Report, Allan Holdsworth, Chris Potter


James Shaw - Saxophone
Patrick Healy - Guitar
Luke Arsenault - Bass
Alex Wrathell - Drums


Goat Stories on Instagram (@goatstorieshfx)  

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recent gigs

March 2018 @ The Local - Tuesday Night Residency: Host the Legendary Taco Tuesday

March 30, 2018: The Marquis Ballroom, Halifax NS

Friday April 27th, 2018 @ Menz & Mollyz Bar, Halifax, NS.  Drug Rugs, FM Berlin and Goat Stories. 9:30pm - 1:00am.  Event Link


upcoming gigs

Friday May 18th, 2018 @ The Capital Complex, Fredericton NB with MoonToons  Event Link

Saturday May 19th, 2018 @ Tide and Board Gastropub, Moncton NB MoonToons Event Link


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