Oh Canada!

The Red Maple Leaf was proudly flying last night at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. as the Great Canadian Songbook was unfurled.  Tiller’s Folly, along with Ken Lavigne and Diyet took to the stage to present a wonderful cross section of Canadian Music.  There was the music of Stomping’ Tom Connors, Anne Murray, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, and many more that made up a wonderful evening of Canadiana.  Kelly and Juanita of the Blue Frog, served up another winner, and next year it would be fun to see if the group was available for July 1st….Canada’s birthday!

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Jim Curry

It was a Rocky Mountain High kind of night at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. last night, as Jim Curry paid tribute to the life and music of John Denver.  With over 200 John Denver songs to choose from, it’s difficult to select music for an 80 minute set, but Jim managed to do just that.  Backed by his wife Ann, and a 4 piece band, Jim played all the hits, and managed to throw in a couple of Denver songs that reflected his passion for wilderness conservation.  2 Sold Out shows at the Blue Frog, and the John Denver fans went home happy!

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Eagle Eyes

“Eagle Eyes” hit the stage at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, and played to 2 sold out houses last night, and there are 2 more sold out shows tonight.  What a great tribute to the music of the Eagles!  The band consists of Jack Gunderson on Bass and Vocals, Jason Dunajski guitar and vocals, Greg Murray on drums and vocals and Ray Harvey, guitar and vocals, and featured on a blistering spotlight on Joe Walsh.  The harmonies were right-on and the set selection had them dancing in the aisles.  a great night of Music!  Eagle Eyes

Stella Extravaganza

I MC’d  Stella Price’s Customer Appreciation Gala last night! Stella threw a party for 400 clients, at the Luxurious Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Downtown Vancouver.   There were prizes that included a 2017 Range Rover Sport, a vacation for 2 to Cabo at a 5 star resort, and an all expense paid trip for 5 days to Disneyland for a family of 4! ABBA-CADABRA, the ABBA Tribute Band entertained, and we dined on a beautiful buffet dinner.  We even had a surprise visit from Ian Gillespie, founder of Westbank, the developer and owner of the Fairmont Pacific Rim.  It was a fun night thanks to …Stella..She’s Simply the Best!

Jens Lindemann

I had the pleasure of introducing Jens Lindemann to an enthusiastic Blue Frog Studios audience last night.  Jens is an internationally acclaimed Trumpet soloist, who has performed in venues all over the world, has given a Command Performance for Queen Elizabeth II, has received the Order of Canada, and is a professor of trumpet at UCLA.  A world class entertainer!  He added his wonderful sense of humour in between selections, and also welcomed recording artist, Gabriel Mark Hasselbach to join him and the band on a couple of numbers.  It was quite a night, and the audience enjoyed a remarkable performance!jens

Oh, What a Night, It Was!!

Tonight was a night to celebrate the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with an amazing group of singers at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C.  David Spiecker, Nick Stice, Noah Fisher and Corey Clark nailed the harmonies.  And as a musical bonus, Michelle Zelina provided some torch ballads from the era.  It was opening night of an unprecedented  7 night 12 sold out show run at the Blue Frog.  It’s part of the group’s, “Working my way back to you” Canadian Tour.  This very talented group performs the rest of the year not far from Dollyland in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, and used some down time to hit the road!  Kelly and Juanita at the Blue Frog knock it out of the park again!!IMG_0860 2 2

John Reischman & The Jaybirds

It was Bluegrass at the Blue Frog tonight, as John Reischman and the Jaybirds put on a first class show at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C.  John, along with Patrick Sauberon on guitar, Trisha Gagnon on bass, Nick Hornbuckle on banjo, and Greg Spatz on fiddle, played to a sold out crowd.  It was a wonderful evening of music that left the crowd calling for more!!  A great evening of music.jaybirds

Deb Hope

This is what retired TV types do…Lunch!  Deb Hope and I decided to get together for lunch today.  Talked about old times, yes, the good old days!  Which is another thing retired folks do.  Great to get caught up.  And as you can see….she’s still looking great!!   lunch

Blue Frog m.c.

After reviewing some of my posts, I realize it sounds like I’m always at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock!  Well, that’s partially true.  After the first time at the Blue Frog, I offered my services as mc to Kelly and Juanita if they should ever need it, and they took me up on it.  I love live music, and that venue is acoustically perfect!  Add to that the skills of Pat Glover, the sound engineer, and you’ve got yourself a winner!  The intimate atmosphere of only 100 seats, adds to the experience.  Sold out shows are the norm, and word around the music community is, the Blue Frog is the place to play!

Supernatural

High energy!  Crowd on its feet!  What a tribute!  T.L. Douglas and company gave an amazing performance at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. tonight!  A tribute to the great Carlos Santana…..something not many guitarists can pull off, but T.L. Douglas did!  Backed by an amazing band, they blew the roof off the Blue Frog.  They played all the great Santana hits, and the crowd loved every minute!  If you see Supernatural at a venue near you, take it in…you won’t be disappointed!

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