Ran across this photo today, and it brought back lots of memories.
Freddie and me following our induction into the British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame, November 11, 2006. It was a very proud moment for both of us. Wow! Where does the time go? Fred’s gone now, he was the brother I never had. I miss him terribly.
The Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver was rocking last night! Local Abba Tribute Band, Abra Cadabra opened for Boney M. and had the crowd on its feet, dancing and singing along to all the great ABBA hits.
Abra Cadabra has been touring the world for over 15 years now, bringing the magic and the music of the Swedish Super Group. Malasia, Singapore, Mexico, Kuala Lumpur, the United States and Canada to name a few stops along the way.
And, this powerhouse group will be performing to a Sold Out crowd at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, B.C. in October.
Check out their website. http://mooncoinproductions.com/entertainment/abra-cadabra
It was a summer to remember! Seemingly endless days of sunshine, record breaking high temperatures, and some days of smoky air to remind us of the wildfires burning in the B.C. Interior and from our neighbours to the south. We dodged the fire bullet at Green Lake, but some of our neighbours at Pressy Lake weren’t so lucky, losing everything to the forest fire. Now, due to a full Fall calendar, we’re forced to shut down the cabin early this year. The dock comes out this weekend. We enjoyed some terrific shows at Blue Frog Studios over the Summer, but proposed zoning changes, and developer’s plans might shorten the life of Blue Frog. We’ll have to wait and see. It’s never over till it’s over! Bring on Fall.
It’s the concert Blue Frog fans have been waiting for all year! Kal David and Lauri Bono returned to Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. for 4 sold out shows. Kal and Lauri have just been inducted into the U.S. National Blues Hall of Fame, and the Connecticut Blues Hall of Fame, and thrilled the patrons at Blue Frog. Backed by Jeff Lantz on keyboards, J.T. Platt on sax, and John McCreath behind the drum kit, it was a night to remember! Kal played lead guitar for John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers for a number of years, and Mayall said of Kal, “I’m happy to count Kal David as one of the best…what a talent” High praise!
I was Mc’ing at the Blue Frog last night, introducing Angel Forrest. What a talent! An amazing display of raw, powerful blues that you probably haven’t heard since the days of Janis Joplin. Angel is a 4 time winner of Female Vocalist of the Year, at the Maple Blues Awards, and was last year’s winner of Producer and Songwriter of the year. Her latest album has an interesting theme. The album is called Angel’s 11, and Angel composed 11 original songs, and each song featured one of her 11 favourite guitar players! Google her for more info on that! It was a great night for sure, and she says she’s going to come back! Once again the Blue Frog proved to be an excellent venue and gave the crowd a very intimate setting for an outstanding concert.
The Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. kicked off the 5th Annual Fall Festival of the Arts in great style tonight. White Rock’s Mayor, Wayne Baldwin, officially got things going proclaiming the 2 month long festival underway! Then time for music from the Gabriel Palatchi Trio. Once again, Kelly, Juanita and the Blue Frog hit it out of the park. The capacity crowd was entertained by this Ultra-Talented Threesome! It was a combination of Funk, Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Samba. Outstanding musicianship had the crowd spellbound! They have one more date on their tour and then it’s over until next Summer. It’s another “Gotta-See” group.