On May 17, I was the host of a video, produced by Bentall Kennedy’s Regional Director, of Marketing for Retail Services West, Bonney Rempel, celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday. The National company staged a survey, asking questions of Canadians…for example..”Do you own a Canadian Flag?” “Have you ever seen an igloo?”….and other fun Canadiana type questions. The Videos, 3×30 second spots are designed to run on Bentall Kennedy Shopping Centre websites to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Happy Birthday Canada!
How long has it been since you’ve been to a Hootenanny? Well, we attended one Friday and Saturday nights at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. The Lion Sons of the Kingston Trio entertained the crowds with songs from the Folk Era. Mike Marvin, Josh Reynolds, and Tim Gorelangton make up the group. Josh is the son of Kingston Trio original member, Nick Reynolds, Mike is an adopted son, and Tim is a childhood friend. All 3 grew up in a household filled with the music of the Kingston Trio. Tom Dooley, Greenback Dollar, and my favourite, Scotch and Soda were all there for the giant sing-along!
The Ladies were Singing the Blues last night at the Blue Frog Studios. This stellar show features 5 Amazing Lady Singers, Joani Bye, Alita Dupray, Nadine States, Leslie Harris and Amanda Dean, backed by Rob Montgomery and an All-Star Band. This power packed show embraced Soul Classics, Blues, Funky R&B, and beyond. The Ladies played to 2 sold out shows at the Blue Frog, with the 2nd show Streamed Live on the Blue Frog Facebook page. It was a great night to be part of an all star show!
It was a Sold Out crowd at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. last night, as 15 year old phenom, Maya Rae took to the Blue Frog stage. Backed by an all-star Jazz band, Maya put on quite show, featuring a number of Jazz classics, and some modern tunes to the delight of not only those in attendance, but also the thousands reached through streaming live on the Blue Frog Facebook Page! Maya has just released her first CD titled “Sapphire Birds” well worth a listen.
I had the chance to MC a special presentation for the White Rock Business Improvement Association today, held at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. It was to announce the lineup of bands performing at the 2017 TD Concerts by the Pier, happening this Summer. Outdoor concerts by the Pier by headliners, Chilliwack, Eagle Eyes, Led Zepagain, Little Destroyer and Platinum Blonde! And a street dance at Five Corners with the R&B All Stars. It’s going to be quite a Summer for music in White Rock!