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Bring your lover (or find a new one) and dance the night away with BIG CITY SOUL. This dynamic 9-piece classic & contemporary R&B/Soul band brings their Big City Party wherever they go. BIG CITY SOUL is an experienced and entertaining band with the musicianship and song list to keep the dance floor full all night.
Legendary vocalists Terry Raible and Connie Ballendine offer dynamic, soulful performances of R & B and soul classics mixed with rock & roll favourites, disco, and funk supported by one of the west coast's hottest horn sections. The players include the smooth and tasteful guitar work of Michael Toth, melodic and soulful keyboard man Steve Ranta, the funky beats of drummer Steve Webb, and one of our areas best bass players, Mr. Johan Worst. And then there's that kickin’ horn section: well-known trumpet player /recording artist Kevin Lee, Terry Linburg on tenor sax and Ken Abel providing the big sound of the baritone sax; together adding tight punctuation and exciting solos.
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.
Jimmy Page says, "It's as close as you'll ever get to the real deal". “It” is LED ZEPAGAIN. From the high-energy electric classics to the beautiful acoustic works, LED ZEPAGAIN captures the heart and soul of “the world’s greatest band”. You will be mesmerized as LED ZEPAGAIN brings to life the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience. Thrill to the authentic re-creation of Page’s soaring guitar leads, Jones’ brilliant keyboard passages, Bonham’s trademark pounding rhythms and of course, Robert Plant’s stratospheric vocals. ZEPAGAIN’s performance of immortal classics “Stairway to Heaven”, “Immigrant Song”, “Whole Lotta Love” “Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “Black Dog”, will make you believe Jimmy Page is right; LED ZEPAGAIN is definitely “as close as you’ll ever get to the real deal!”
Lead singer David “Swan” Montgomery delivers an uncanny portrayal of Robert Plant. Recently, Swan was pulled on stage by WHO lead singer Roger Daltry for a duet rendition of "Help From My Friends".
Taking on the role of Jimmy Page is Jimmy Sakurai. His obsessive drive to perfectly recreate Page’s live performances delivers the real deal. This self-described “musical stalker” adheres to the philosophy, “Anybody can follow musical patterns, and everybody ends there, but for me, that is a starting point.” Diligent study of film and photo results in attention to the smallest of details. The result is utterly amazing!
Derek Smith has been playing the drums since he was 12 years old. Despite his lifelong devotion to super-groups of the glory days of rock, no band had the impact of Led Zeppelin. John Bonham’s dichotomy and ferocity coupled to the depth of his finesse, sensitivity, and discretion resonated deep within Derek, connecting with him in a way no other drummer has. Derek’s resume includes performing with Doors guitarist Robby Krieger, The Doobie Brothers, Billy Idol’s Steve Stevens, among others.
Multi-instrumentalist Jim Wootten, nephew of the legendary guitarist Les Paul fills the demanding role of John Paul Jones, masterfully covering Bass, Keyboards, Mandolin, Acoustic 6 & 12 string guitars, and backing vocals. Having grown up in a family that was so musically inclined instilled in Wootten a love for music and inspired him to pursue his own dream of becoming a professional musician.
From the mid-’80s to the early-’90s, The Grapes Of Wrath and The Northern Pikes were responsible for some of the catchiest and most heart-felt singles and videos to come out of Canada at that time. Fast forward some 20 years later and the vocalist/guitarists from each of these bands find themselves living just blocks away from one another in Toronto.
This realization led to Bryan Potvin (The Northern Pikes) and Kevin Kane (The Grapes of Wrath) getting together to hang out with a couple of guitars for some casual jams, and the conclusion: “This sounds good! Let’s do some shows!”
In February of 2015, the pair, now officially calling themselves Kane & Potvin, decided to see if that live chemistry would extend to the studio. They booked in time with Darryl Neudorf (Blue Rodeo, Neko Case, Lindi Ortega, Jill Barber) near Orangeville, Ontario – coincidentally, the location of Bryan and Kevin’s first show together.
From the first rehearsal, Kane said both musicians saw that there was potential to present songs from the Pikes, the Grapes, as well as their respective solo material, in a way that listeners would find both fresh and familiar.
Over the year the duo has hit the road as often as possible, playing shows from coast to coast, and performing a mix of Northern Pikes, Grapes Of Wrath, solo songs, and, of course, debuting new Kane & Potvin material.
Rob Montgomery and Dr. Mike Carter present a Fundraiser for The Children’s Wish Foundation. This will include Rob Montgomery’s NO QUARTER with the fabulous Alita Dupray and Mike Carter’s BLUESPIGGIES featuring power house vocalist Tina Chalmers.
Rob and Mike have been successfully organizing this fundraiser for the last 15 years at the Yale and Fan club in Vancouver and are looking forward to playing the famous Blue Frog studios in White Rock. Robbie has spent his long career as bandleader of Incognito, No Quarter, Blues power and Rob Montgomery and Friends. He is also a well-known guitar teacher, producer, and talent developer. Before med school Mike played in the 60’s Blues Rock scene in the West Midlands of England and was a founder member of the band (Liverpool Scene) in Liverpool. In 1988 moved to Vancouver to practice ER medicine.
No Quarter was formed by Vocal Sensation Miss Alita Dupray and Veteran Music Scene Rock/Blues guitarist Rob Montgomery in 2008 and their passion for “British era Blues “was Pure Magic. They completed the Band’s line up with Bassist David Barton and Drummer Johnnie “Boogie” Seguin and set out to celebrate the British Music Vibe of Led Zeppelin, Cream, Stones, along with other Musical influences. This band was one of the favourite bands of the 2010 Olympic Games and continues to blow minds with their electric performances. The Band loves to play and always amazes the audience with their Talent and Passion for performing. Please get out to this performance. You’ll be glad you did!
Formed in the early 90’s Mike Carter (guitar), Dean Greenwood (guitar), Rob Carter (bass), Steve Moore (sax and vocals), Lou Crockett (keys) and Kelly Stodola (drums) The Blues Piggies have played most of the great stages in Vancouver. They organised the Docs Rock for the Children’s Wish foundation that ran for 15 years. They are joined tonight by powerhouse singer “Too Cool Tina” Chalmers, a Jazz major from Humber College who toured the world and now makes her home in Vancouver. Her most recent bands being Urban Affair, Sweaty Betty and Slam Lotus.
Don’t miss the American Rock Legends Show, starring Dan Hare and his 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 re-create Bob Seger of the 70s and 80s when his hits were on every rock radio station in the world.
For the first time The Barry Greenfield Band is at The Blue Frog, and he’s bringing along some very special Musical guests. This evening of original music, will feature Barry’s World Class 5 piece Band. Bryant Olender, best known as Michael Buble’s Musical Director and pianist on grand piano and vocals, Rene Worst on fretless, and stand-up bass, David Sinclair on acoustic guitar and vocals, Elliot Polsky on orchestral percussion and vocals, and Barry on vocals and guitars.
The 2 sets will feature selections from Barry’s fifty year catalogue. Greenfield has written, and sung, three #1 songs, and has had over 20 of his compositions covered Internationally, by acts as varied as 10cc, and Buffy Ste. Marie. The night will be filled with harmonies, individual musical interpretations, and Barry’s classic storytelling!
After Barry’s last show, an audience member wrote: “You brought us all into your vehicle, as you drove through the boroughs of disintegrated love and despair. The entire show contained everything I enjoy about the live music experience. It was performed by talented musicians, it told a story (or stories) and it was intimate”
More than thirty years after her first musical release, Toronto native Jane Siberry is renowned as one of contemporary music's most creative, innovative artists - with eleven major recordings, her own independent label, and the acclaim of fans and peers alike. The Edinburgh Press said "she fills the hall with astonishing, spiritually-charged music” and “had the audience breathless, in simple awe.” The London Times said Siberry is “Spellbinding” and Melody Maker a “Genius.”
Jane Siberry’s songs have been covered by numerous artists, with particular success by k.d lang. She has collaborated with Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris, The Indigo Girls and more. After a successful crowd-funding campaign in early 2014 she is completing the long-awaited album Consider The Lily, her first major recording in six years.
Special Offer - Free admission for the first six students or seniors who drop off a poem at Blue Frog Studios. First Come-First Served Basis.
The Guinness will be flowing for the perfect Irish Weekend Celebration, as the Pat Chessell Band fires up Blue Frog Studios for a foot-stomping, hand-clapping IRISH PARTY.
We are fortunate to have Pat and his remarkable band in for this show, as he performs more than 250 dates a year, and is triple-booked during St.Patricks time. The Pat Chessell Band was the featured act in the Irish Pavilion during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Pat’s passionate, smoky vocals are complemented by Celtic fuelled sounds that stretch into influences of roots, blues and country. From concert halls to corporate shows, from BC to New York, Pat Chessell's performances have proven to be a hit with audiences of all ages.
Chessell's backup band consists of the fast, fiery fiddle playing of Andrea Taylor (exClumsy Lovers), the bouzouki playing of Nathan Powell and the tight rhythm section of Rick Chapman and Tim Renaud, on drums and bass respectively.
Tom Harrison of the Vancouver Province described Chessell’s music as having “fresh energy and enthusiasm.”
"A force to be reckoned with" is how, Canada's top Celtic publication, The Celtic Connection describes him, "...Check out his live show now so you could say you knew him when..."
Tiller’s Folly are the Pacific Northwest's critically acclaimed, internationally traveled, ambassadors of song and at the forefront of a bold new movement in acoustic roots music. For the past eighteen years, through 1,000's of performances stretching from the Pacific Northwest to the British Isles, they have spread their memorable blend of energy, history, musicality, romance and just plain fun from small and large halls to theatres and festivals
Tiller’s Folly is Bruce Coughlan (songwriter, lead vocals, guitar, bodhran, flute, whistle), Nolan Murray (fiddle, mandolin, mandocaster, banjo, viola, guitar) and Laurence Knight (producer, bass, vocals)
With eight studio CD's to the bands credit, Tiller's award winning productions continue to expand and refine their potent mix of acoustic & electric based, Celtic influenced Canadiana, Americana, Newgrass 'and beyond. ' These favourites return one year from their last sold-out show at Blue Frog Studios.
After over 35 years circling the globe, The Nylons have decided to finally close the touring chapter of their illustrious and legendary career. We will embark on a series of Farewell Shows to say goodbye to our dedicated fans who embraced and supported us over the years.
Founding member Claude Morrison says… "We are looking forward to our Blue Frog Studios Farewell Show… we are going to make the most of it. It will be a celebration and we will go out with a bang. This show will be an expression of our gratitude, to both the music and our fans.”
Although we are coming off the road, the group is not disbanding and we will continue to work on special music projects.
We will be doing Farewell Shows in Canada and the USA through the end of 2016 and to Holland early 2017. We are carefully selecting cities and venues where The Nylons can put on a great show and have the chance to say goodbye to all of you.
See you in White Rock, The Nylons… Claude, Garth, Gavin and Tyrone
Two shows in one with the music of Two Iconic Duos: The Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel
Remember the great hits of the Everly Brothers: “All I Have To Do Is Dream”, “Wake Up Little Susie”, and “Bye Bye Love”.
Or, the incredible Simon & Garfunkel: “The Boxer”, “The Sound of Silence”, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, and many more.
Byrd Dawg is the Ultimate Tribute to The Everly Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel and artists they influenced – starring Joel Dietrich and Wayne Rempel, plus their seasoned four-piece band.
Relive the excitement with Byrd Dawg and The Vintage Electric Band and the awe-inspiring harmonies of Joel Dietrich and Wayne Rempel on the Old Friends Tour!
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