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Recorded in 1985, The Spirit of Christmas album finds Ray Charles performing a variety of holiday favorites including "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," and the ballad "That Spirit of Christmas", which was featured in the movie National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
On Dec.19th, get in to the seasonal spirit of Ray Charles Christmas music, plus hear timeless hits like Georgia, Let the Good Times Roll, Hit the Road Jack, and I Can’t Stop Loving You, all amazingly performed by Mike Henry and his sizzling band.
Mike Henry began his professional musical career in Las Vegas in the 1980s where he performed in the local hotels clubs & lounges. He rediscovered his gospel roots while performing with the vocal group The Gospel Ambassadors. He has performed at the Atlantic City Park Place, the Trump Castle, Tahoe Biltmore, Tahoe Hyatt, MGM Grand. as well as in Bangkok Thailand, at Club Fibus (the largest club in Asia), Taiwan China, 1996 Dubai UAE, and Oslo Norway.
The Look … The Voice … The Hits! Don’t miss the American Rock Legends Show, starring Dan Hare and the March Hare All Star band in a stunning re-creation of some of Bob Seger and John Fogerty’s greatest hits along with many of the classic CCR favorites.
John Fogerty from CCR is one the most enduring icons of rock music and his music is still loved by everyone everywhere. As John Fogerty says in his hit “Creedence Song,” “You can’t go wrong if you play a little bit of that Creedence Song.” Everyone agrees!
Bob Seger is an American music legend second to none with countless hits loved by millions everywhere! With the powerful vocals required for this show, American Rock Legends starring Dan Hare and the March Hare All Star band re-create Bob Seger of the 70s and 80s when his hits were on every rock radio station in the world.
American Rock Legends recreates the Look, the Voice, and the Hits! Everyone loves it!
From Patsy Cline to the Disco of the late 70s it’s an incredible ride through the history of the 60s and 70s rock/pop music. Experience the early days of rock music, Roy Orbison, the Beatles, Motown, Freedom Rock, and into the Glam 70s, and Disco as the March Hare Band recreates your favorite memories from that time. In many ways music defines the generations and it has been said, “songs are hooks to hang memories on.” Re-live the memories of two of the greatest decades of music in history the 1960s and 1970s with the fantastic and enormously talented March Hare Band starring Jenny Moase, Andy Smyth, Ian Paxton and Dan Hare.
Take a trip back to the fantastic music of the 1960s and 70s.
Experience the fun bands and big personalities of the 80s and beyond, with Michael Jackson, ZZ Top, Madonna, Diamond Dan, Shania, and many more. Re-live the memories of the 80s and beyond with the fantastic and enormously talented March Hare Band, starring Jenny Moase, Andy Smyth, Ian Paxton and Dan Hare.
It’s an exciting ride that will have you on the edge of your seats!
JUNO Award winning multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Mark Hasselbach launches 2015 with his new album Open Invitation. Blue Frog is pleased to host this show, which will debut a plethora of succulent tunes from Open Invitation, and also features some of Vancouver's top instrumentalists in his band including Adam Rohrlick, Laurence Mollerup, Tilden Webb, and Don Powrie. This will be a special evening with video and audio being recorded, along with some special surprises.
Gabriel has toured the world, such as Montreux (Switzerland), North Sea (Holland), JVC, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Mexico, Canada, and the US. He has recorded or performed with the likes of such varied artists as Michael Bublé (Gabriel performed with him extensively, recorded several albums with him, and produced the MB album ‘Dream’), Bob James, Jeff Lorber, Paul Brown, Jeremy Monteiro, Greg Manning, Chuck Loeb, Brian Bromberg, Little Richard, George Benson, John Denver, Tom Scott, The O’Jays, Gino Vanelli, Heart, Darren Rahn, Marc Antoine, John Lee Hooker, and Long John Baldry.
In addition to his multiple JUNO awards, Gabriel has won a West Coast Music Award, a Jazz In The Park ‘Best Instrumental Performance’ Award, an Ampex Golden Reel Award, and several gold and platinum albums to his credit (with his earlier group Powder Blues and others), 2011 saw Gabriel win both prestigious ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ awards at the Canadian Smoothies for his tour de force ‘Told Ya So’ as well as had three Billboard charting tracks from 2012's Kissed By The Sun.
Open Invitation takes Gabriel to a new height, and Blue Frog wants to invite you along for the ride.
Coastal Jazz & Blues Society and The Cellar Jazz Society present:
DRINKY JAZZ with Tim Tamashiro & The Tilden Webb Trio featuring Tim Tamashiro - voice, Tilden Webb - piano, Jodi Proznick - bass, and Jesse Cahill drums.
There are three kinds of jazz: thinky, slinky and drinky. Tim Tamashiro sings 'drinky' jazz. When you go out for a night of entertainment, do you go to merely "hear songs" or do you go to experience "moments" that are special? Music is important but it's the fun and memorable moments that make your night.
Tim Tamashiro is not just a jazz singer: he's a "drinky jazz" singer. He's on stage to help you have fun. He's warm and gracious. He's outgoing and generous. He's funny and, by the way, he can sing like crazy. You'll hear songs that you'll recognize. You'll hear world-class musicians. You'll hear a lot of bad jokes. Your night with Tim is guaranteed to be "memorable".
Tim Tamashiro is best recognized as one of Canada's most endearing jazz vocalists with five albums and 25 years of performances from coast to coast. This brought him to CBC Radio 2 as the host of Tonic where today he leads listeners through thoughtful stories along with the greatest jazz Canada and the world has to offer six nights a week.
Presented by the Cellar Jazz Society.
Get ready for a Las Vegas style party with THE PIANO MEN Dueling Pianos. Putting their own, unique spin on a time tested, audience favorites, THE PIANO MEN take the dueling piano concept to a whole new level. By using today's cutting edge, musical technology, Richard Sera and Andre Kunkel have mastered the ability to create music live and in real time for request hungry audiences without sacrificing the fullness or quality of the sound they produce.
The generous use of drum loops and wide range of synthesizer sounds from classic '80 's intros, lush strings and tight horn shots to "We Will Rock You" drum beats ensures a pumping dance groove whenever required
Of course, true to their beginnings, THE PIANO MEN still love the simple, classic sound of two acoustic pianos going at it and dish out plenty of it to fans of piano greats such as Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Billy Joel and Elton John!
All of this combined with great singing, a massive request repertoire (just try to stump THIS band!) and a heavy dose of audience interaction plus two fearless performers, willing to try just about ANYTHING in the name of fun, make THE PIANO MEN a guaranteed great time.
Tenor saxophonist and jazz impresario Cory Weeds leads a quintet that will celebrate the music of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. The band's debut performance at The University Woman's Club was a huge success and the sold out crowd was begging for more! The quintet will perform material from Blakey's "At The Jazz Corner Of The World," Hank Mobley's "Roll Call" and will throw in some original material in the spirit of one of jazz's famous bandleaders!
Presented by the Cellar Jazz Society.
Although best know for his work with Spirit of the West, John Mann is a jack-of-all-trades, with a body of work ranging from creating award winning soundscapes for theatre, to acting in film, TV and theatrical productions.
"I love the variety of being involved in different projects, different worlds”.
John Mann through his incredible career as a JUNO award winning musician and revered actor has developed a wealth of support and resources from his colleagues, peers and devoted fan base. With 11 albums and countless tours of the UK, Europe and North America with Spirit of the West, John returns with his newest work as a solo artist called "The Waiting Room.”
John Mann's songs are beautifully put together pieces; a mixture of personal experience and acoustic investigations of abstract notions. He rewards us with a pared-back style, which supports both the voice and the words. Showcasing this lyrically driven approach.
Bring your lover (or find a new one) and dance the night away with Jane’s Blonde, a local party-rock sextet that’ll put the groove in your heart on Saturday, Feb. 14.
This six-piece party-rock band has one goal: Packing the dance floor with a wide variety of popular songs from the 1970s to now -- from the classic rock of AC/DC and Journey to fresh modern hits by Pink, Bruno Mars and The Kings of Leon. With Jane's Blonde in the house, the party has started!
Jane's Blonde has performed for fun-loving crowds at diverse venues across Metro Vancouver, including Hard Rock Casino, Edgewater Casino, corporate parties, pubs, festivals, charity events and much more. Band members are Madison Heed (vocals), Beau Simpson (vocals, guitar), Lydia Krawec (keys, vocals), Tom Zillich (bass), Terry Gage (guitar) and Nelson Bennett (drums). Visit Janesblonde.ca for video, photos, song samples, set lists, booking info and other details about the band, also online at Facebook and Twitter
This licensed event is primarily a STANDING ROOM & DANCING event with hi-top tables. There will be limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.