The Lonely

The Lonely

 

We had another great night at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock as Mike Demers lead his group in a tribute to the great Roy Orbison.  They did all the big hits of the Big O, and nailed those famous high notes.  Don’t miss the chance of seeing this band when it plays near you.  A great night of nostalgia!  Congratulations to Kelly and Juanita at the Blue Frog, for once again putting together a wonderful lineup of artists, set to play the intimate confines of the Blue Frog Studios.  Next up is John Reischman and the Jaybirds, then a tribute to Steely Dan with “Steelin in the Years” and then the Duelling Pianos return.  Check out the Blue Frog website for dates and showtimes.

Huatulco, Mexico

Time for a little R&R, get out of the cold and get some sun, surf and sand.  Can’t think of a better place than Huatulco Mexico.  We’ve been going there for a dozen years or more, and we’ve never been disappointed.  The weather’s always great, the food, drink and service at the Dreams Resort is top notch.  Looking for a winter getaway to recharge the batteries, you might want to give it a try.

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Early Bird Jag

I enjoyed doing a radio remote broadcast for the VGH Millionaire Lottery yesterday at the Cowell Auto Group’s showroom in Richmond B.C.  We were showing off a Lottery Early Bird prize option.  A 2016 Jaguar F-type cabriolet and a 2016 Range Rover, plus $13,000.00 cash!  Yes, the prize gives the winner both vehicles!  It’s an Early Bird Prize, meaning you have to purchase Lottery tickets before midnight Christmas Eve to be eligible.  Other prizes to choose from too, go to MillionaireLottery.com to see the entire list.  Here’s a shot of the Jaguar.  Merry Christmas to all…

 

Millionaire Lottery

Spent a most enjoyable day yesterday shooting another batch of TV commercials for the VGH Millionaire Lottery.  This year I shared the duties with Todd Talbot, co-host of the very successful TV show, Love it or List it.  We had a great time shooting in the 6,000 sq. ft. plus, White Rock Prize Home.  Deb Adams and her crew made it an easy day!  Tickets go on sale soon, so don’t forget to pick one or more up.  Proceeds to the Vancouver General Hospital Foundation.

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One Burrard Place

What a great night last night!  I was invited to MC the launch of an exciting project that will change the skyline of the city of Vancouver.  It’s a world class condo project that offers limitless luxury.   One Burrard Place, will soar 60 storeys into the sky at the north end of the Burrard Street Bridge.  Imagine the views?  Head to its website to have a look.  (burrardplace.ca)  Congratulations to The Jim Pattison Group, Magnum Projects and Reliance Properties on a spectacular property!

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Stella Stella Stella

I was invited to MC the 12th Annual Stella Price Gala.  Each year, Super Realtor, Stella Price hosts an elaborate Gala for all her customers.  Last night, 500 folks partied into the night at the Pan Pacific Hotel’s elegant ballroom, the Crystal Pavilion!  The guests were treated to luxurious prizes that included trips to Paris and Maui, a Rolex Submariner timepiece and more.  The marvellous buffet stretched for what seemed like miles, and the party-goers danced to the music of The Moon Coin Dance Band.  What a night!  Simply the best!!

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Back to the Blue Frog

What a night.  Kelly and Juanita at Blue Frog Studio in White Rock, B.C. presented Kal David, Lauri Bono and The Real Deal in concert!  Kal David is quite possibly the greatest blues guitarist on planet Earth!  And when singing with his partner, Lauri Bono, the two are incredible.  I had the great fortune of mc’ing 2 of their 3 sold out shows, in the intimate space of the Blue Frog Sound Studio last night.  Kal has played with and been compared to, the best Blues Men in the world.  John Mayall of the Bluesbreakers says Kal Davis is one of the best!  Don’t miss the chance to see him in concert, he’ll blow you away!!

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Rocket Norton

Oh, what a night!  Last night invited guests came to pay their respects to Rock and Roll Legend, Rocket Norton, at St. James Hall in Vancouver.  He rocked the house behind the drum kit with some former bandmates from his rock group Prism.  Red Robinson and his wife Carole were in attendance, “Jolly” John Tanner was there, as was famed photographer Dee Lippingwell.  Some of the great local musicians took turns sharing the stage, for a night of incredible music.  There was Al Harlow, John Hall, Skip Prest, Denise McCann and Sibel Thrasher to name just a few.  If you’re going to celebrate your 65th birthday, that’s the way to do it.  A great night!  Happy Birthday Rocket!

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Interactive App

I just completed the first phase of an interactive app developed in West Vancouver.  Working with Bill Baker of BB&Co Strategic Storytelling, it looks like this app is going to be a winner.  It uses the video record capabilities of an iPhone or Tablet, and we’re thinking it will be a worldwide hit!  No details right now, but watch this space for more information as the app will be launched very soon.

 

The Movies

Well, that was fun!  I just finished a 2 day shoot on the movie set of a Hallmark Production, “An Ice Sculpture Christmas.”  I played an announcer at an Ice Sculpturing contest.  Now there’s stretch.  I was lucky enough to work with veteran actors Paul McGillion, Mark Brandon, and Aliyah O’Brien.  Rachel Boston and David Alpay were the lead actors.  The movie world is sure a different place than live TV, but it was a lot of fun!  Great people to work with, and it was shot at the beautiful Swan e set Resort.  Now, back to the simple life.