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RIDLEY BENT with special guests Fionn

Friday July 10, 2015 | Doors: 7:00pm | Music: 8:00pm



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Ridley Bent is back with his latest release Wildcard. Ridley Bent continues to weave tales of wisdom and intrigue with titles such as 'Fill Yer Boots' about a truck driving card player, and 'Crooked and Loaded' written about a shoot out with a posse of outlaws.

The 2009 CCMA nominee and 7-time BCCMA winner's storytelling and songwriting chops are sharper than ever. Although the tales are still as tall as they come, and the characters as large as life or larger, the cast of hard-drinking, fast-driving characters Ridley unleashes on Wildcard tend to be a shade less hell-bent on self-destruction than they are with keeping their lives between the lines and out of the ditch.

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While much of Ridley's material is drawn from real life experiences he's gathered up on the road, his music still has its share of shady characters, jackknifing tractor-trailers and whiskey-fuelled bar fights. And for those who identify strongly with Ridley's less reasonable characters - the ones who tend to prefer to stir things up with a pistol in one hand and a bottle in the other - there's 'The Blood Trilogy' a highly satisfying three-song western epic of violence and vengeance informed by Ridley's ongoing fascination with the bleak worlds of writers like John Steinbeck and Cormac McCarthy.

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fionnFionn is comprised of twin sisters Alanna & Brianne Finn-Morris from White Rock, BC. The girls started performing as a duo at the age of 13 and have performed throughout the Lower Mainland and at several venues in Nashville. They have performed live on CBC radio several times and have appeared on TV's Urban Rush and The Proposal. They have entered and won several talent contests including the 2013 Diamond in the Rock. In 2014 they caught the attention of famed songwriter and producer Steve Dorff and recorded their first EP with him in Los Angeles & Nashville. They are currently busy writing songs for their first album. fionnband.com

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SUMMER DANCE PARTY with THE COOLER KINGS

Saturday July 11, 2015 | Doors: 7:00pm | Music: 8:00pm



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Get on your dancing shoes and kick off the summer fun with one of the best dancing & groovin’ bands around. The COOLER KINGS are a dynamic sounding 8-piece R&B show band.

What makes up their "dynamic sound"? Well the Cooler Kings will show you. It's the great vocal abilities of Willy Ward (formerly of the R&B All-Stars and The Powder Blues) and Renee Dora Cook, and the funky grooves of the horn section with Willy and Elliott Clarkson combined with the violin stylings of Renee. Add the double keyboard section featuring Bill Brooks and Jim Widdifield with the driving beat of the rhythm section with Paul Sorbara on drums and Paulo Silva on bass. The final touch is the silky sounds of Leonard Bodin's guitar. Put all these together and you get a sound that only be classified as "Dynamic".

With decades of experience, this band gets the place jumping!

This licensed event is primarily STANDING ROOM & DANCING with hi-top tables. There will be limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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BRENT STEWART - GIRLS NIGHT OUT WITH ROD

Early Show | Friday July 17, 2015 | Doors: 6:00pm | Music: 7:00pm

Late Show Show | Friday July 17, 2015 | Doors: 9:00pm | Music: 9:30pm



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Girls Night Out (Guys Welcome too) featuring the Ultimate Tribute to Rod Stewart.

The hot summer nights just got hotter with the most exciting and accurate Rod Stewart show next to seeing Rod himself. Brent Stewart offers one of the most authentic Rod Stewart tributes you will ever see. From the stylish suits and all the signature stage moves and a voice that's so close you'll swear it's Rod, Brent Stewart sets a new high standard for Rod Stewart tributes.

Brent's voice is so amazingly similar to Rod's that he has actually been hired on occasion to sing on recording sessions for songwriters that have been attempting to get songs placed with Rod. No one other than Rod sounds this close.

"I've never heard anyone sound that close to Rod Stewart, the crowd loved his show." Mike Reno - Lead singer of Loverboy

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BBM - BARNEY BENTALL, JIM BYRNES & JOHN MANN

Early Show | Wednesday July 22, 2015 | Doors: 6:00pm | Music: 7:00pm

Late Show Show | Wednesday July 22, 2015 | Doors: 8:45pm | Music: 9:00pm



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BBM is a show that we have wanted to come to Blue Frog for a long time. Featuring BC’s Barney Bentall, Jim Byrnes and John Mann, this show opens a window into the lives and talent of three of Canada’s finest musicians. With over 25 albums, multiple Juno Awards, and countless tours between them, Bentall, Byrnes and Mann join forces to bring to the stage an engaging mix of their music - from folk to roots, blues to rock, old hits and new ones. Known for their warm and entertaining performances, an evening with Bentall, Byrnes and Mann is sheer west coast joy.

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SIBEL THRASHER

A Tribute to the Vocal Sounds of R&B

Friday August 14, 2015 | Doors: 7:00pm | Music: 8:00pm



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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:

  • Doug Louie – Piano
  • Olaf Deshield – Guitar
  • Daryl Mays – Drums
  • 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.

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    KAL DAVID & MISS LAURI BONO - Blues Guitar Master

    Friday Aug.21 | Doors: 6pm | Music: 7pm

    Saturday Aug.22 | Doors: 6pm | Music: 7pm



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    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

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