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!
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!
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!!
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.
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!!
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!
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!
What an amazing evening. An evening with David Feherty titled “Feherty off tour, wandering around on his own.” 2 hours of non stop laughs! Stories from the PGA tour, and golf stories from his lifetime on and off the course. Very funny stories of his childhood in Ireland, his time on the European tour and North American tour, and some of the personalities that make up the game. All of this peppered with his great Irish wit. It’s a one man show that ended much too soon.
It was a Very Valdy Christmas at a the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. tonight! Valdy entertained the sold out crowd with Christmas favourites, and Valdy classics. The Blue Frog crowd went home with a warm Christmas feeling, after being entertained as only Valdy can do. He put on a great show, and now lets hope he can head back to Saltspring to relax and enjoy a Very Merry Christmas with his wife Kathleen, and family!
SWAY! Played the Blue Frog last night to a Sold Out Crowd! And what a show! I had the privilege of introducing Adam Lucas as he paid homage to the great Crooners! Sinatra, Bennett, and special focus on the music of Michael Buble! Great Band, Great Evening, Great Show. Once again Kelly and Juanita hosted a fabulous evening! This show has played, Vegas, Atlantic City, Hollywood Florida, and yes, the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C.