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Kick off the White Rock Sea Festival weekend with the Beach Boys music just like you remember it. Mike Amaral's California Beach Boys will get the party going with such great hits like Fun, Fun, Fun, Good Vibrations, I Get Around, Kokomo, Little Duece Coup, Surfin’ USA, California Girls and many more.
The California Beach Boys are world renown for their precise harmonies that are trademarked by the songs of The Beach Boys (Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, Mike Love, and Al Jardine). They appeal to people of all ages because of their clean appearance and congenial attitudes. Their performance and entertainment truly pay tribute to The Beach Boys and their contribution to music history. Their influences come from growing up in the 60's to actually playing on stage with the Surf Legends such as: The Ventures, Surfaris, The Sunrays, and The Rivieras to mention a few.
The TIMEWALKERS have been hard at work locked away in the studio recording a fabulous new CD featuring timeless hits along with their own rockin’ and sometimes-poignant original tunes.
Four lead singers known for their amazing harmonies, the TIMEWALKERS perform hits by The Eagles, Roy Orbison, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Beatles, Sting and more… along with their own spellbinding original songs recorded by Michael Bublé, Anne Murray, Jennifer Rush and more…
The members of The TIMEWALKERS have an amazing breadth of musical achievements that span a lifetime. These are four wonderfully gifted singer songwriters who began playing together for the sheer love of the music they create. The band is exciting and fun to experience with their amazing acoustic and electric guitar work and the constant game of ‘who’s on Bass’ along with their impromptu on stage banter! Check out this performance from their last Blue Frog Concert…
The TIMEWALKERS continue to sell out shows and delight audiences where ever they perform. Buy your tickets early they ALWAYS sell out at Blue Frog!
BY POPULAR DEMAND!
For a decade ABRA CADABRA has been bringing the timeless and uplifting music of ABBA to audiences across the world. From “Mamma Mia”, “Dancing Queen”, “Fernando” and “Waterloo” to “Does Your Mother Know”, “S.O.S.”, “Take a Chance on Me”, “Voulez Vous” and “Knowing Me Knowing You”, this high-energy and captivating stage show keeps the music of this Swedish Super Group alive in a fresh, respectful and classy way.
Rather than impersonate the original members of the band, ABRA CADABRA prefers to recreate and celebrate the amazing music and legacy of ABBA with powerful vocals, outstanding musicians, dancers, costumes and stories about the one and only ABBA.
From Kuala Lumpur to Orlando, Florida and Vancouver to Monterrey, Mexico, abra cadabra takes you on a magical journey through all of your favourite ABBA songs & memories. It is a fantastic show that you will not want to miss!
Jack Semple is one of those rare guitar players who leaves a crowd speechless, one of those players who leaves a crowd in total astonishment, in absolute awe of what they have just experienced. This former member the Lincolns is a guitar players’ - guitar player. An absolute virtuoso of his art form Jack plays with unparalleled feeling and total technical control.
Semple has played from Vancouver to Montreux, has worked for CBC radio and TV, won a Juno award, and shared the stage with a wide range of top artists, from Martha Reeves, k.d. lang, Ronnie Hawkins, Colin James and many more. He was the 1992 national winner of the Much Music "Guitar Wars", Western Canadian Music Award for best Blues CD In the Blue Light (2013) and Juno Award "Best roots recording"
It has been over 35 years since THE BANDS’ legendary Last Waltz concert and the albums that gave us such amazing tunes as The Weight, Stage Fright, The Shape I’m In, Ophelia, and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. The music of THE BAND still stands as some of the greatest works in the history of American music.
Blue Frog Studios is proud to welcome back, UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK for their return concert to perform The Songbook of THE BAND.
This group boasts an incredible collective resume with some of the top performers and musicians in Western Canada; four strong singers, one of Calgary’s best vocalists in JR Shore, plus Doug Andrew from Vancouver’s Circus In Flames. They join “Crawdad” Cantera and bassist Ron Rault on the vocal end of this project.
Rounding out the troupe is longtime Ian Tyson drummer Thom Moon and the great Gord Matthews on guitar. Gord has proven that with his years recording and touring with k.d lang as one of the Reclines. Gord has been part of Ian Tyson’s band for over a decade.
UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK; the timeless sounds of Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, & Robbie Robertson.
“It’s as if the boys in Up On Cripple Creek are channeling The Band, it’s an incredible show”.
One-Night Only. Join us for a world-premiere event – International Tribute Artist – Bobby Bruce as “Nearly Neil” will be performing Neil Diamond’s most treasured music supported by grand piano, and a beautiful string quartet of violins, viola and cello, you will be able to hear every nuance on stage at the intimate Blue Frog Studios.
Dubbed "Nearly Neil" by the Australian press on his first national tour in 1996, the name and the career portraying the legendary Solitary Man, stuck. Port Coquitlam native Bobby Bruce; then a stage and TV actor, combined his singing and acting talents into an onstage persona that continues to grow in popularity.
International theatre tours and global casino outlets have kept Bobby busy for two decades. His Nearly Neil tribute was highlighted in MOCKSTARS, a million-dollar feature length documentary about Canadian tribute artists in 2002. Repeated nation-wide tours of the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Belgium as well as exclusive appearances in the Cayman Islands, Hawaii, Borneo and Singapore merited by his incredible singing and dynamic performances have earned Bobby the respect as one of the best in the business. On the heels of thriving annual tours, Bobby was recognized with back-to-back ACE (Australian Club Entertainment) Award Nominations in the “International Touring Artist” category in 2012 & 13.
Back on his home turf, Bobby is excited to be introducing an intimate exclusive opportunity to share the music that has taken him around the world. On the crystal clear sound stage of Blue Frog Studios, Bobby’s incredible vocals will be supported and highlighted by a local string quartet lead by Renee Cook and joining him from Australia will be Dale Genner, his musical director and pianist. Even a special surprise guest might drop by.
Join us and share in the music that has made Neil Diamond a living legend, recreated lovingly and masterfully. This is a world-premiere experience, one night not to miss.
The NUMBER ONE request we get at Blue Frog is “WHEN IS KAL DAVID COMING BACK?” On September 9th and 10th, Kal David and Miss Lauri Bono will be back to blow the doors off of Blue Frog with their fiery style of Blues and R&B.
Kal has played guitar with many of the greats including John Mayall, The Fabulous Rhinestones, Johnny Rivers and Peter Cetera (Chicago). He replaced Mick Taylor on lead guitar and featured vocalist in the John Mayall Bluesbreakers before embarking his successful solo career.
After a stint with Bette Midler as a Harlette, Miss Lauri Bono joined Blues great Etta James. It was there that she met Kal, who was also touring extensively with Etta James. In the studio or on tour, it was evident in their work with Etta James, or Louisiana’s own, Johnny Rivers, Kal on guitar and Miss Lauri and Kal on vocals.
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
Trumpeter/composer Vince Mai has appeared on hundreds of recordings for TV, feature films, commercials, and albums. Artists he's shared the stage or recording studio with include – Sarah McLaughlin, Michael Buble, The Powder Blues, Tom Jones, David Clayton Thomas, Natalie Cole, Eddie Daniels, Buddy Miles, Robben Ford, Long John Baldry, Danilo Perez,and Sheldon Reynolds of Earth Wind & Fire.
Vince marks the CD and online release of his sixth album with music he composed for the 2015 Canadian fIlm "REHEARSAL" with a special live performance. The film is making appearances around the world at select film festivals. The score is strongly rooted in the bop and post bop eras of Miles Davis, Nat Adderley, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, and Freddie Hubbard.
Joining Vince will be most of the hard swinging musicians featured on the recording - Miles Black piano, Dave Robbins drums, Miles Hill bass, and Daryl Jahnke guitar.
With a career span of over 27 years and nine albums, Canadian Female Vocalist of the Year 2014, 2014, 2015, Angel Forrest sure knows how to rock the house with her latest release, "Angel’s 11”.
Well known in the Canadian blues scene, Angel has been performed at major festivals in Canada and Europe (International Jazz Festival of Montreal, Tremblant Blues Festival, Blues sur Seine, Blues Festival of Edmunston, Victoriaville, of Trois-Rivières and Kuujjuaq). She also had the chance to share the stage with many artists including Jarvis Church Burton Cummings, Shawn Phillips, Thornetta Davis, Larry McCray, Eric Burdon and more. It was her tribute show to the legendary Janis Joplin that brought Angel Forrest to the public attention.
There is no question that Angel Forrest is one of the most powerful singers in the contemporary blues scene today. The strength of her performances, her distinctive voice and fiery personality has allowed her to conquer the hearts of thousands of fans around the world.
Angel will be performing with her amazing partner Denis Coulombe and the Immensely talented Ricky Paquette.
This show is proudly co-presented with the White Rock Blues Society.
Cousin Harley is the rocking hillbilly persona of Paul Pigat. This band has a hard-earned reputation for delivering everything from hot-rod rockabilly to foot stomping vintage country and western swing. Paul is joined by Keith Picot on upright bass and Jesse Cahill on drums to create an unstoppable rock 'n roll wrecking crew.
You'd never think it to look at Paul Pigat, but behind that unassuming grin and underneath those Doc Watson glasses lurks one of the most restless, combustible musical imaginations ever crammed like so much canned heat into a single body. Blessed with a jazz man's sheen, a rockabilly heart and a hobo's soul, there aren't many genres of music that don't pull at Pigat's wayfaring imagination like a magnet. In many ways, it's a mystery why Paul Pigat isn't a household name yet. Maybe he'd be a lot easier to pin down if he wasn't so darn good at so many different things. Still, you'd have to have been hiding under a pretty big rock to have never heard the immediately recognizable sound of his distinctive guitar playing as over the last several years this unassuming Vancouver native has quietly compiled a list of credits that would be the envy of anyone in the music business.
Whether he's playing a searing solo to elevate the soaring vocals of a traditional gospel rave up from The Sojourners or flying in to support Jakob Dylan at a showcase in New York, Paul Pigat's singular dedication and peerless work ethic have earned him a growing respect within music's inner circles. However impressive the list of credits he's compiled over the last few years has been — earned by supporting artists such as Neko Case, Jim Byrnes and Carolyn Mark — it's when you get to hear Paul on his own that his star really shines.
“There's always a few guitar players in any scene who are looked up at by the rest. Guitarist Paul Pigat is one such figure.”
– The Province
The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland 's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that.
The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable. Over the years the Tannies have been international trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. Inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2011, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage. From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.
"An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new." – New York Times
"...as close to perfect as it gets in an imperfect world." – Sing Out!