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20/20 Eagle Eyes

Well the boys did it again! Eagle Eyes rocked the stage at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock this holiday weekend. 7 sold out shows in 4 days! As usual they had the crowds on their feet dancing and singing along. This talented group and has over 120 years of professional touring experience, and has totally captured the harmonies of The Eagles. Jason Dunajski and Ray Harvey on guitar, Jack Gunderson, Bass, and Ken Ermter on drums, make up this talented group from Vancouver Island. The band is off to the U.S. for the next few months and into the Summer, playing Washington State, Oregon and Idaho. We’re thrilled that they make Blue Frog Studios one of the stops along the way each year. Next time they’re in town, make sure to get your tickets early, as they sell out fast.

Katie Markham/Adele

The amazing talent of Katie Markham took to the Blue Frog stage last night and performed all the classics of Adele to 2 sold out concerts. Katie has been described, by Adele herself as, brilliant, glorious, amazing and spectacular! Katie was a finalist on the X Factor in the UK and was chosen by Adele to go on and tour with her tribute act. Backed by a terrific band and backup vocalists, she took the audience on a trip through the Adele Songbook in her show titled, “Someone like you.” She had the crowd standing and singing along, not wanting the show to end. Katie and the group performed here in White Rock almost 2 years ago, and here’s hoping she won’t wait that long again to pay another visit.

Dreams

At Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada, Dreams, the ultimate tribute to Fleetwood Mac, had them standing, dancing and singing along, to finish up 5 sold out shows this weekend. The crowd loved every minute as Dreams went through a set list of the best of the best of Fleetwood Mac. What a talented group! Ray Doucet on bass, Mario Parente guitar and vocals, Todd McGarvey drums, Rachael Chatoor Keyboard and vocals, Tracy Masson vocals, and Bob Van Velzen vocals and Keys. They rocked Blue Frog once again! Don’t miss them, as they tour the country this year.

West Coast Chicago

Friday and Saturday night Chicago came to White Rock British Columbia! Well, musically speaking it did. West Coast Chicago is a group of musicians who share a mutual admiration of the band, Chicago. Paul Clarke, the keyboard player, formed the West Coast band that is dedicated its performance, to recreating the sound, the energy and intensity of all the big hits of Chicago. Paul, who has in depth knowledge of the original band tells some of the stories and origins of the original hits. West Coast Chicago kept Blue Frog Studios rocking to sold out crowds both Friday and Saturday night.

Johnny A.

Another sold out crowd at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada tonight, to see the guitar virtuoso Johnny A.
who has played prestigious festivals like Eric Clapton’s Crossroads, the Montreal Jazz Festival, and Tokyo’s Fuji Rock Festival.
He’s a Boston Hall of Fame inductee, and a Gibson, Epiphone signature guitarist. Johnny is on a once a year west coast tour, playing only 10 dates, and it’s his first visit to Vancouver, and White Rock, and the crowd was knocked out at his amazing talent. Utilizing guitar looping, Johnny took the crowd on an amazing trip through an 80 minute musical voyage that was truly mind boggling! He says he wants to come back next year, and if he does, it’s a show you don’t want to miss.

Randy Hansen

Here’s a strange one for Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. The 2 sold out Randy Hansen tribute to Jimi Hendrix shows had to be cancelled tonight. Here’s the notification from Blue Frog. “We have just been informed that Randy Hansen has been rushed to the hospital with appendicitis. We regret to inform you that Randy’s concert at Blue Frog Studios on Saturday Jan.11, 2020 has been cancelled. Your ticket will be refunded asap to the credit card that was used to purchase your tickets. We are making arrangements with Randy’s manager to re-book for a future date, but in the meantime we wish Randy a speedy recovery.” So, Randy/Jimi fans will have to wait for the re-booking.

Mike Henry

The Genius of Ray Charles came alive tonight, at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock British Columbia, Canada, thanks to Mike Henry, and his Soul Explosion Band.
Mike Henry has performed in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand, in Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe, through Southeast Asia and the Middle East. And his tribute to the Genius of Ray Charles comes right from the heart. It was a wonderful mix of the great hits of Ray Charles and a few Seasonal tunes thrown in. The sold out crowd loved every minute. What a great way to cap off the holiday season.

Kalimba

It was a Kalimba weekend at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. This past Summer, the high energy group had 3500 people dancing in the streets during the Concerts for the Pier series. We brought the show inside this weekend, and for the late show on Saturday, took away all the seats and created a dance party that rocked into the night. Kalimba celebrates the music and spirit of Earth, Wind and Fire, and because we’re into the season, threw in some Christmas tunes with a funky beat. Kalimba plays all up and down the West Coast, and we were fortunate to have the band make a stop in White Rock.

Triology

It was an amazing night of music at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada tonight! Three of the most sought after Jazz musicians in the country on the stage at Blue Frog, much to the delight of the sold out crowd. The amazing Bill Coon on guitar, the wonderful Miles Black at the piano, and hometown girl, Jodi Proznick on bass, threw out all the musical charts and played straight improvisational jazz all night long. What a treat to have these world class musicians together on the Blue Frog stage. It was one of those nights that you wished would go on and on and on. The trio is known as Triology, and mixed some old standards, and added a jazzy twist to some Christmas classics. It was quite a night.

Valdy

It was a very very Valdy night at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada as Valdy returned to the Blue Frog stage. Blue Frog was packed once again for this Canadian troubadour, and the crowd loved every minute. The songs, the stories, the singalongs, they were all there. Judging by his tour schedule, Valdy seems to be on the road most of the year. He has fans across the country, in the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He is truly a Canadian Ambassador. Check out his webpage for his tour schedule, and if he’s coming to a town near you, don’t miss the opportunity to see this National Treasure. Valdy, not to be missed.

(Valdy’s the one on the right)