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DUELING PIANOS with THE PIANO MEN

Saturday January 31, 2015

Early Show: Doors 6:00pm | Music 7:00pm

Late Show: Doors 8:45pm | Music 9:00pm

Both Shows SOLD OUT



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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.

SOLD OUT

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Cory Weeds Quintet

Plays The Music Of Art Blakey

Friday Feb.6, 2015, Doors 7pm | Music 8pm



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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!

This stellar group features:

Cory Weeds - tenor sax, Chris Davis - trumpet,

Miles Black - piano, Adam Thomas - bass, Jesse Cahill – drums.

Presented by the Cellar Jazz Society.

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VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE PARTY with JANE’S BLONDE

Saturday Feb.14, 2015, Doors 7pm | Music 8pm



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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.

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John Mann

from Spirit of the West

Friday Feb.20, 2015, Doors 7pm | Music 8pm



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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.

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STEELIN IN THE YEARS - THE MUSIC OF STEELY DAN

Saturday Feb.21, 2015, Doors 6pm | Music 7pm

Saturday Feb.21, 2015, Doors 9pm | Music 9:15pm



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Steely Dan is an American jazz-rock band founded by core members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. The band's blended elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and pop, and their 10 albums has resulted in multiple Grammy Awards and their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

STEELIN IN THE YEARS features some of Vancouver’s finest studio musicians paying tribute to the music of STEELY DAN with their hits like “Reelin in The Years”, “Josie”, “My Old School”, “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”, and cult classics like the Aja and Gaucho albums.

Steelin in The Years perfectly recreates the Steely Dan sound with a who’s who of the Vancouver recording studio scene:

Get ready for a night of Steely Dan classics and some great musicianship!

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JIM BYRNES with THE SOJOURNERS

Friday Feb.27, 2015 | Doors: 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm

Saturday Feb.28, 2015 | Doors: 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm



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When Canadian blues icon Jim Byrnes called southern US born gospel singer Marcus Mosely on the phone a few years ago to ask if he could round up a few friends to record some back up vocals for a new album, no one could have guessed what would happen next.

From the moment Mosely and his pals Will Sanders and Khari McClelland stepped up to the microphone and began singing, they realized that they had something very special going on. This was real gospel - blessed with a soul that can't be faked. When Byrnes dubbed the trio THE SOJOURNERS the name stuck and – as they say – the rest is history.

On Feb. 27 & 28, Blue Frog Studios is proud to host a very rare and special concert that will re-unite JUNO AWARD winner JIM BYRNES with the acclaimed SOJOURNERS. Jim’s evocative, smoky vocals and gutsy blues guitar and The Sojourners' echoes of doo-wop, R&B, country and blues will weave together to create a unique sound that has all but vanished from today's world.

Be part of this extraordinary opportunity to experience this special concert.

Jim Byrnes shows sell out very fast.

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LED ZEPAGAIN

A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

Friday, March 6th, 2015 | Doors: 6pm | Music: 7pm



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Direct from southern California, the world’s top Led Zeppelin tribute band invades Blue Frog for one night only. LED ZEPAGAIN is the only band to ever receive endorsement from Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page.

Led Zeppelin are widely considered one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups in history. They are one of the best-selling music artists in the history of audio recording; various sources estimate the group's record sales at 200 to 300 million units worldwide.

Jimmy Page says: “It’s as close as you’ll ever get to the real deal”.
Enough Said!

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DAVID SINCLAIR & KEITH BENNETT

Saturday, March 7th, 2015 | Doors: 7pm | Music: 8pm



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David Sinclair and Keith Bennett have teamed up to become one of the hottest duos around. World-class guitarist ,David Sinclair toured with Sarah McLachlan from 1993-2003 as her guitarist on the Lillith Fair, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy and Surfacing tours. Prior to working with McLachlan, he toured with k.d. lang on her Ingenue tour. He has appeared on television shows including Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Arsenio Hall, Saturday Night Live, Larry Sanders, Good Morning America, Rosie O'Donnell, MTV Unplugged, VH1 Storytellers, The Grammy Awards Show, and Juno Awards.

Keith Bennett is a veteran singer and instrumentalist performing at top Canadian venues. His melodious harmonica playing has been featured with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and on over 200 CD's and soundtracks for film and television. For eight years, he was featured as the "Harmonica Man" at NHL Vancouver Canucks home games. Keith performed as Elwood of the 15-piece Blues Brothers Revue. He had a starring role in the 1996 production of Carol King's Tapestry at the Arts Club Theater of Vancouver that ran for a record 189 shows. He has performed as special guest with Rodger Hodgson of Supertramp

“Their instrumental mastery is mind blowing, their lyrics evoke vivid images and their seamlessly blended vocal harmonies provoke stirrings from the soul.”
Jodi Smith, Harmony Arts Fest

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THE FOGGY HOGTOWN BOYS

Friday March 13, 2015, Doors 7pm | Music 8pm



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The Foggy Hogtown Boys have become a Canadian bluegrass and roots music institution. Their sound has influenced what's become a vibrant and youthful bluegrass scene in this country. From the band's legendary 15 year residency at Toronto's Silver Dollar Room; tours across Canada, the U.S., Europe and Israel; teaching instrumental workshops across the county; as well as individually recording as sidemen on hundreds of of albums, it is fair to say they have made their mark.

2014 finds The Foggy Hogtown Boys (Andrew Collins, Chris Coole, Max Heineman, Chris Quinn and John Showman) releasing their seventh album “Animals, Insects, and People”. The new album, recorded mostly live, rings with a looseness and maturity of a band that has nothing to prove, but a whole lot to say. Strong original material, creative arrangements of traditional bluegrass and old-time, and well-chosen covers (Justin Townes Earl, Roger Miller, Ralph Stanley) make for an engaging program.

Despite the band's high level of musicianship, they have always leaned away from the “slick and polished” sound of modern bluegrass, favoring a more “weird, wild and funky” approach to the genre. On stage, their personal chemistry shines through, with a shared sense of humour and fun that is infectious. Over the years their style has helped them win a dedicated following, both from within the bluegrass community and beyond.

A common thing to hear at a Foggy Hogtown Boys show is “I didn't think I liked bluegrass!”.

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ST. PATRICKS CELEBRATION

with the PAT CHESSELL BAND

Saturday March 14, 2015, Doors 7pm | Music 8pm



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The Guinness will be flowing for the perfect Saint Patrick’s 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. He was the featured act in the Irish Pavilion during the 2010 Winter Olympics. His 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..."

Come and be “Irish” for one special night as Blue Frog sets up in an entertaining Pub atmosphere.

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Celtic Fiddle Sensation KIÉRAH RAYMOND

with ADAM DOBRES & ADRIAN DOLAN

Friday March 20, 2015, Doors 7pm | Music 8pm



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After three sellout concerts and rave reviews last year at the Blue Frog Studios, we have invited award winning Celtic fiddler, Kiérah Raymond to perform once again at the Blue Frog.

Kiérah’s powerful yet playful performance style showcases her musicality and technical ability as she blends her original tunes with the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton. Kiérah consistently demonstrates her love and mastery of the fiddle promising an outstanding night of entertainment.

Performing with Kiérah are two outstanding B.C. musicians:

Innovative guitarist Adam Dobres (The Ruth Moody Band and Dustin Bentall Band).

Multi instrumentalist Adrian Dolan - piano, mandolin, accordion (The Ruth Moody Band and The Bills).

Irish Madness

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