Steelin’ in the Years

The Blue Frog Studios will never be the same after the 2 sold out shows last night of Steelin’ in the Years, a Steely Dan tribute band composed of the top musicians in the land!  The sellout crowds got more than their money’s worth as the 10 piece band rocked the house.  If you ever get the chance to take in one of their shows, do it!  Thanks to Kelly and Juanita of the Blue Frog, and the Blue Crew for a night of live music in the Hottest Live Recording Theatre in the Country.Steelin

True North Troubadours

The True North Troubadours took us all back to the 60′s Folk Era tonight at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C.  It was a tribute to Peter Paul and Mary, and other folk song performers.  It was a night filled with harmonies, featuring Wayne and Diane Rempel, and Joel Dietrich, with Steve Labish on acoustic stand up bass.  It was a Hootenanny all over again!  The Blue Frog scores big time.  True North Troubadours

Soul Men

Back to the Blue Frog.  I was thrilled to mc a Tribute to the Blues Brothers!  Oh, my what a band, and what a Horn Section!  The award winning band known as, Double Overtime brought back memories as they backed the vocals of the “Soul Men”….They truly were on a “Mission from God”                 The Blue Frog Studios was the perfect venue!  Once again, Kelly, Juanita and the Blue Crew were the perfect hosts.  

Soul Men

Piano Man

 

Elton

Elton/Ryan

 

Ryan Langevin pays tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John for 3 sold out shows at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C.  It was a great night of hit after hit after hit.  I called it a 3 run homer by the Blue Frog….Ryan, Elton and Billy!  The crowd sang along and had a great time, as Ryan performed the songs of the legendary hit makers.  Great job Blue Frog!  What a wonderful venue for live music!                                   Congratulations to Kelly and Juanita for a great evening!

 

 

Magnum Projects

The Commodore Ballroom all set for the Gala

The Commodore Ballroom all set for the Gala

It was quite a night last night, at the legendary Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver.  George Wong hosted the 5th Annual Magnum Projects High Calibre Realtor Gala.  I was asked to MC the event, and act as quizmaster in a Trivia game.  400 Realtors attended the glitzy affair, and awards were given to the big producers of the past year.  Models and information on upcoming Magnum projects were on display.  Congratulations George, on a first class event.

 

Valdy and The Hometown Band

I had the pleasure of MC’ing another great event at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. tonight.  It was the 40th Anniversary Reunion of Valdy and The Hometown Band.  It was a magical night as Valdy was together again with the Hometown Band, after 40 years!  Claire Lawrence, Shari Ulrich, Geoff Eyre, Norm McPherson, Michael Creber and Connie LeBeau, took the stage with Valdy, and put on a wonderful performance!  2 sold out shows at the Blue Frog!  A great night!

Valdy and The Hometown Band

R&B Allstars

I had the pleasure of MC’ing at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C.  last night, and introduced one of the greatest bands on the planet….The R&B Allstars.  What a powerhouse show!  How can you miss with an 11member band, (12 last night) with a 6 piece horn section.  The group broke up for a few years, but in 2013 got back together with eight original members and three new additions. Powerful vocals include Dave Steele (new), Joanie Bye, Kirsten Nash and Al Lynch. The original rhythm section of Rick Hill (drums), Russ Marsland (guitar) Al Davidson (keys) are now joined with Billy Mendoza (bass). The original horn section of Kirsten Nash (tenor), Colin Weinmaster (trombone), John Pearson (baritone sax), Tom Keenlyside (sax, flute),  Al Lynch (trumpet) have added the smoking talents of Steve Hilliam.  They blew the roof off the Blue Frog, with 2 sold out shows!

R&B Allstars

Gardenworks & Fortis B.C.

fortisI was working with my friends at Fortis B.C. and CKNW Radio yesterday, this time at Gardenworks in Burnaby.  It was a radio remote broadcast designed to bring attention and awareness to a  program known as “Call before you dig” and “BC One Call.”  With slogans like “Know what’s below before you dig” and “Never guess where it’s safe to dig”  BC One Call will tell you where utilities are buried on your property.  All part of the Public Safety Program at Fortis B.C.

Tournament for Life

I did a radio remote broadcast today for radio station CKNW in Vancouver.  The Mr. Lube, Tournament for Life golf tournament, was held at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club.  Money raised went to the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, for the Vancouver Prostate Centre at the Vancouver General Hospital.   Last year, the event raised over half a million dollars, and over the past 20 years, has raised over $3.2 million, to advance Prostate Cancer research and care.  Vancouver is very fortunate to have a world class facility dedicated to both advancing research and finding the best treatments for cancer patients.  The Vancouver Prostate Centre at VGH is one of the top 3 prostate centres in the world.  A big thank you to the sponsors and participants at  the annual Golf Tournament.