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Spirit of the West was a folk rock band from Vancouver, active from 1983 to 2016. They were popular on the Canadian folk music scene in the 1980s before evolving a blend of hard rock, Britpop, and Celtic folk influences which made them one of Canada’s most successful alternative rock acts in the 1990s. The band’s preparations for a 2015 concert at Massey Hall are profiled in Pete McCormack’s documentary film Spirit Unforgettable. In December 2015, the band announced that they would perform a three-night run at the Commodore Ballroom from April 15 to 17 as their final shows.
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