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Award winning singer-entertainer Sibel Thrasher performs her amazing "A Tribute to the Vocal Sounds of R&B” backed by an A-list of musicians, including:
Sibel takes us on an amazing journey to hear timeless R&B classics of Al Green, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, The Pointer Sisters, Steve Wonder, The Supremes, James Brown, Etta James, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Martha & the Vandellas, Gladys Knight, Michael Jackson, Sam & Dave and more
As both a singer and actress, Sibel enjoys an accomplished career in music, theatre, film, and television. In August 2004, Sibel was inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame, for her lifelong contribution to the arts, her community, and her music. Her extensive studio credits include work with legendary recording artists Roy Ayres, Long John Baldry, Donna Summer, and Linton Garner, and her live performance credits include tours as a featured singer with the Platters in the USA, Japan, and the Phillipines, and an opening slot for the world-renowned R&B/Gospel singer Etta James.
Sibel’s film and television credits include Zapped, Vice Squad, Death Wish II, Rumble in the Bronx, Tales from The Crypt, and Fierce People, and her theatre credits include productions of Ain’t Misbehavin’, Black and Gold review I and II, Blues in the Night, The Angels Sing, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and It’s Time to Sing.
Professional credits and honours include; The Vancouver Sun’s Entertainer of the Year, Election to the 1994 Congress of Black Women, Jessie Nominations for Best Performer two times for her stage performances of Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Blues in the Night, and a nomination for the CCWMA Best Gospel Singer of the Year.
Kal David was, without doubt, the biggest surprise concert of 2014 at Blue Frog. We didn’t know a whole lot about him other than he had played guitar with many of the greats including John Mayall, The Fabulous Rhinestones, Johnny Rivers and Peter Cetera (Chicago). When he performed last September at Blue Frog, he totally blew away everyone in attendance, and the next night, his concert was SOLD OUT from everyone talking about his amazing performance with vocalist Lauri Bono.
While in Woodstock, Kal met his singing, writing and production partner, Miss Lauri Bono, who is a featured member of Kal’s band. After a move to Los Angeles in 1978, Kal and Lauri made a commitment to the Blues. In the studio or on tour, it was evident in their work with Blues great, Etta James, or Louisiana’s own, Johnny Rivers, Kal on guitar and Miss Lauri and Kal on vocals. In the mid eighties Miss Lauri did a short stint with Bette Midler as a Harlette and Kal joined John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers as featured vocalist and guitarist, replacing Mick Taylor.
To fully experience Kal David’s tremendous talent, you must see him live. Kal’s soul-baring voice and blazing guitar playing along with Miss Lauri’s sassy, soulful vocals will provide you with an unparalleled electrifying performance!
“My favorite guitar player all wrapped up in one. Kal’s vocal style and sound matched his guitar playing – it was also the “real deal” Kal David has become a combo of all the best Blues guitar and vocal styles of the last 35 years....” – Johnny Rivers
“As grand master of the Bluesbreakers, many of you know me for my long tradition of hiring the best blues guitarists in the business and I am happy to count Kal David as one of the best.... What a talent!” – John Mayall
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne is a veteran blues and boogie piano player and also a three-time Juno Award nominee including a win for his Let It Loose CD. His main influences are Fats Domino and Chuck Berry’s long-time piano player Johnnie Johnson, as well as Amos Milburn, Bill Doggett and Johnny Otis, king of the West Coast blues sound of the ‘50s. His bass-heavy boogie piano work, as well as his original songs, makes for powerful live performances, enhanced by the flashy splendor of his boldly colored, French custom-tailored stage suits.
Kenny’s 2014 Stony Plain Records, Canada’s premier roots music label, CD Rollin’ With the Blues Boss was produced by Tom Lavin (Powder Blues Band Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne’s last album for Stony Plain, An Old Rock On a Roll (2011), garnered him a nomination for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Award from the Blues Foundation, as well as being awarded two 2012 Living Blues Awards, one for “Best New Contemporary Blues Recording of 2011” and one for Wayne as “Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard).”
Kenny Wayne’s live appearances all over North America and Europe were best summed up by a music writer who explained Wayne this way: “When a piano player’s got the four most important things — the playing, the voice, the songs and the look — he becomes the whole package, an artist you just have to see and hear.”
A co-promotion with the White Rock Blues Society.