It was another amazing night at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. A concert celebrating the women of Soul and Rhythm & Blues. 3 part harmony, paying homage to the likes of Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle and Etta James, performed by singers, Shannon Gaye and Britt and Carly McKillip (of One More Girl fame). Backed by an all star 6 piece band led by the gifted pianist/producer Kristian Alexandrov. We had Tim Porter on guitar, Kerry Galloway on bass, drummer Joel Fountain, Bill Runge on tenor sax and Tom McKillip on alto sax. 2 shows in the intimate confines of the Blue Frog, Canada’s Hottest Live Recording Theatre.
What a night it was, as the annual Peace Arch Hospital Gala was staged in White Rock, B.C. last night. All the beautiful people were there in a salute to Las Vegas, at the black tie affair. I was asked to MC the event, and together with Brad Martens of Richie Brothers Auctioneers, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the hospital. The crowd of over 400, was entertained by Tom Arntzen and Hit Zone, and also Tracy Bell, with her Marilyn Monroe and Liza Minelli tributes, and Eli Williams with his tribute to Elvis. It was a great evening, as the community got together to lend financial support to our hospital. Big thanks to all the volunteers who helped make last night a very special evening, and the premiere fundraising event on the Peninsula! Well done White Rock/South Surrey!