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Provocative, hard-edged and explicit; that is Canadian Icon CAROLE POPE. She is a singer-songwriter extraordinaire and goddess of New Wave rock influenced by the likes of The Beatles, The Everly Brothers and David Bowie. Carole rose to fame as the leather-clad dominatrix of ROUGH TRADE with #1 singles "High School Confidential" and "All Touch". Her solo career has produced the singles "Nothing But A Heartache/I'm Not Blind", "Johnny Marr", "Shining Path/Tell Me" and "Viral 01/Viral 02".
The exceptional musical talents of CAROLE POPE have not gone unnoticed by adoring fans and the industry she has made her home. She won the Juno Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist (1981) and subsequent the Juno Award for Best Female Vocalist (1982 and 1983). As the headline member of Rough Trade, Pope picked up a Genie Award (1978) for work on the made-for-TV film One Night Stand. She also added four gold, one platinum and one double platinum album to her roster of awards. In 1997, Pope did the voice for the schoolteacher in the animated version of Pippi Longstocking. In addition she re-recorded the Rough Trade single "High School Confidential" for Queer as Folk (Season 1) and appeared in the Toronto production of The Vagina Monologues (2001) among numerous contributions to the entertainment industry.
For more information about CAROLE POPE visit: www.carolepope.com
His name is RYAN MCMAHON and he is as rock as folk can get before it starts to roll. Another Canadian, Ryan has toured the country 15 times, playing the best & the worst rooms our nation has to offer, sharing the stage with artists ranging from Lisa Loeb to Nickelback. Heavily influenced by Neil Young, Warren Zevon & Eddie Vedder, he also incorporates some good, honest country music, some vintage punk and even some James Brown when the spirit moves him. With four albums under his belt and a fifth in the works, you might know him for such titles as "Comeback", "Youngstown", "All The Good Stories" and "Everyday". Ryan's "Wake Up" and Megan McNeil's "Will To Survive" have been released to help raise money for childhood cancer. Sadly, Megan, an energetic and optimistic youth, lost her battle with cancer.
For more information about RYAN McMAHON visit: www.ryanmcmahon.com
We first heard Dominik Heins when he was in recording at Blue Frog Studios a couple years ago, and we thought, “wow, Michael Kaeshammer has an amazing brother”. In fact, Dominik is from the same region in Germany as Mr. Kaeshammer and both have gone on to exceptional international careers.
Dominik Heins is an extraordinarily talented piano player and vocalist specializing in jazz, Boogie Woogie and swing styles. His solo performances captivate audiences with his exuberant improvising, a deep rhythmic groove, and his uniquely hard-swinging vocal style. Elements of Dominik's musical style can be likened to those of artists such as Fats Waller, Nat "King" Cole, Harry Connick Jr. and of course, Michael Kaeshammer. A regular on jazz stages and festivals around the world, Dominik has performed with Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Axel Zwingenberger. In addition to Dominik, the trio is comprised of Sam Shoichet (double bass) and Alex Klassen (drums).
Joining Dominik on stage will be some very special guests:
Gary Comeau A singer-songwriter and musician of unique diversity and talent. He delivers originally crafted, high energy, New Orleans-style jazz and blues. His music has also been in movies, as well as aired on TV and radio and he’s a regular on the West Coast Festival circuit, where his live performances are often the showcase highlight. Gary blew everyone away last December in concert with John Lee Sanders.
Wendy Bollard In addition to performing in England, Ireland, the US and Canada, Wendy has been featured on the CBC and at the Western Canadian Music Awards. She was also Dal Richardʼs featured vocalist. In White Rock, Wendy is also well known for her numerous theatre productions at the Coast Capital Playhouse.
Laine Henderson A wide range and flexibility of style enables Laine to flow seamlessly from delicate highs to soulful lows all the while carrying clarity of tone that is hard to match. Laine studied at the renowned Berklee College of Music and spent her post-graduate years in New York City and regularly appearing at the top jazz clubs there. While she lived in Dublin, Ireland, she quickly found herself touring with the still famous Irish Dance Show, Riverdance.
This will be an amazing evening of great music in White Rock.
Blue Frog Studios is proud to host the Final Concert for the THIRD Annual DIAMOND IN THE ROCK Youth Talent Search.
Every Wednesday, the Roadhouse Grille in South Surrey hosts a weekly Talent Search with one finalist being selected each week. On Sunday, June 9th, these 7 weekly winners will compete on stage for the Grand Prize Package, as well as additional prizes to all the finalists.
Come hear the best of our local young talent with a very Special Musical Guest.
A very limited number of tickets are available.
It’s so good to see someone who grew up in White Rock having a great musical career. Chris Williams studied under the highly acclaimed musical director Dave Proznick at Semiahmoo Secondary School, moved to Los Angeles over 15 years ago, and has been performing professionally ever since. This award winning sensation has impressed audiences with his intense passion, vocal proficiency, and musical maturity. He has built a loyal following, and his highly entertaining performances are met with great enthusiasm by people of all ages.
Chris is the 2007 winner of the Orange County Music Award for Best Latin, and a nine-time OCMA nominee, including nominations in 2011 for "People’s Choice", and a 2012 nomination for “Best Jazz”. He has performed with world-famous musicians including: Justo Almario (Sergio Mendes / Mongo Santamaria), Alex Acuna (Tolu / Weather Report), Clayton Cameron (Tony Bennett), Ramon Banda (Poncho Sanchez), Llew Mathews (Nancy Wilson), Luther Hughes (Gene Harris), Dr. Scott Tibbs (Wayne Newton / Omar Hakim), Scott Martin (Poncho Sanchez), Francisco Torres (Jazz On the Latin Side All Stars), Dave Markee (Eric Clapton), Matt Politano (Jazz Phenom), Ernie Nunez (Brian Setzer Orchestra), Caleb Quay (Elton John), Steve Crum (Diana Ross), Daniel Glass & David Miller (Royal Crowne Revue), Justin Ray (Michael Buble), Mike Bennett (Hilary Duff), and Kye Palmer (The Tonight Show Band).
Chris will perform at Blue Frog Studios for the official release of his new album “Elizabeth: Songs Based on Pride & Prejudice” in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s timeless masterpiece, Pride & Prejudice. All songs on the album are original compositions by Williams. Don't miss this gifted, unpretentious gem.
"I think Chris Williams' album is most enjoyable.
He is a very talented vocalist and scat sings well."
Dave Brubeck / Legendary Jazz Pianist
"You can hear the passion in his voice, see it in his face.
Chris is bringing the classic songs of another generation back to life his way."
Phil Shuman, Fox 11 News, Los Angeles
"Chris is one of the most exciting young jazz singers I have EVER heard.
Listen to him once and you will understand my enthusiasm for this supremely talented young man."
Doug McIntyre, Red Eye Radio, KABC 790