“Peggy Sue”, “That’ll Be The Day”, “True Love Ways”, “Rave-on”, “Everyday”, “Not Fade Away”, “Oh Boy”, “Raining in My heart”… the list goes on and on…
Zachary Stevenson is back on the stage at Blue Frog Studios, celebrating the life and music of legendary rock & roller Buddy Holly. It was an incredible night as Zachary wowed the audience with high-octane renditions of Buddy’s classic hits as well as humorous stories about his experience playing the 50s icon.
Zachary led the Arts Club Productions of “THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY” in Vancouver which sold-out over 100 performances and prompted the Vancouver Sun to name him one of the top ten talents to watch out for. And,his show has been given the seal of approval from legendary Rock and Roll Disc Jockey, Red Robinson. Zachary is now living in Chicago, and bringing home awards for his performances there. A fun night, filled with nostalgia.
Colin Wiebe and the Legends All Star Band hit Blue Frog’s stage again this year, and again this year, rocked the house with a tribute to the music of Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, the Guess Who and BTO. Colin toured the world with Randy Bachman for 20 years singing and playing the Guess Who’s biggest hits. He’s also received high praise for his renditions from Burton Cummings. It’s great to have him back on stage at Blue Frog, playing to 4 sold out “American Woman”shows. With 2 shows behind him, it’s on to the second night, and 2 more sold out shows. Didn’t get to see him and the band this time? Stay tuned, hopefully they’ll make a return appearance next year!
It was Crystal Shawanda night tonight at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. The multi award winning singer/songwriter put on a great show to not only the Blue Frog audience, but streaming live around the world on the world wide web. Backed by a full band that included her amazing guitar playing husband, Dwayne, Crystal rocked the room with her amazing brand of Blues. With her start in the world of Country music, Crystal has made the transition to the world of Blues, and had the crowd in the palm of her hand all night long. A great show. Touring since June, she said it would be great to get back home. Home now is Nashville, after growing up in Ontario.
Don’t miss the chance to see Crystal if she comes to a venue near you.
Byrd Dawg hit the stage again last night at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, B.C. Joel Dietrich, Wayne Rempel and the outstanding Vintage Electric Band took the audience on a musical trip through the hits of not only the Everly Brothers, but also Simon and Garfunkel. Both sold out crowds were treated to a tribute to the music of these two amazing duos. It’s the third visit to Blue Frog for Byrd Dawg, and I’m sure there will be another…stay tuned.
The last concert in the TD Concerts For the Pier took place last night at East Beach in White Rock. Thousands of people showed up to the last in a series of free concerts at the beach, designed to raise money and awareness for the White Rock Pier reconstruction project. The concerts were a joint effort by the White Rock BIA and the City of White Rock. Rock.It Boy Entertainment and Blue Frog Studios programmed the annual event. The opening act, Fionn, is a group fronted by twin girls from White Rock who are making quite a stir in the music business and was a great warm up for the main event. As the sun was setting, Crash Test Dummies rocked the crowd with all their hits including the Superman song. It was a great Summer night, and a wonderful final performance in front of the largest crowd of the year, some estimated to be 5,000.
I had the pleasure of Mc’ing another great concert last night, part of the TD Concerts For the Pier in White Rock B.C. 3,000 people attended on a perfect Summer night to enjoy the music of Babe Gurr who opened the concert, followed by Jim Byrnes. The show was sponsored by the White Rock BIA, the City of White Rock, and TD Canada Trust, as well as 107.7 Pulse FM, Edward Jones, Foster Martin Landmark Properties, Oceana PARC, and ReMax Colonial Pacific. It’s a free series of concerts, designed to promote business in White Rock and bring attention to the reconstruction of the White Rock Pier.
It was a grand night for City of White Rock Mayor, Darryl Walker, as he looked over the thousands in attendance for another amazing night of TD Concerts for the Pier. The annual event features bands playing at 3 locations in White Rock B.C. aiming to promote business in White Rock, and to raise awareness of the Pier reconstruction. On this particular night the group Fab Fourever paid tribute to the music of the Beatles, and then Eagle Eyes took over and finished off the concert with their tribute to the Eagles. And, admission was free! Special thanks to the City, the BIA, and all the generous sponsors who make this event happen. More info at www.concertsatthepier.com
Fans and friends of Gene Kiniski, Canada’s Greatest Athlete, got together at Kiniski’s Reef Tavern in Point Roberts yesterday for what was the unveiling of the “Kiniski Experience”. Hosted by Sportsnet 650 radio’s James Cybulski, the afternoon was spent looking at memorabilia, and sharing stories from Kiniski’s colourful past in the professional wrestling world. Gene’s sons, Nick and Kelly gave a family’s perspective of the man, and friends shared some wonderful stories. Also at the event was author Steven Verrier, who recently released a biography on the wrestling legend, titled “Gene Kiniski, Canadian Wrestling Legend”, who spoke about writing the book. It’s hard to believe, but Gene passed away 9 years ago. The tribute will be a permanent display at Kiniski’s Reef Tavern, 1334 Gulf Road in Point Roberts Washington. A must see for old time wrestling fans.
We were streaming live around the world last night, as D.L. Car gave an amazing performance at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. It was a tribute to the music of Linda Ronstadt, who is one of the great names in Pop and Country music. D.L. captured the diverse stylings of Linda in a set that lasted close to 2 hours, much to the delight of the Ronstadt fans. D.L. went through all the hits, including Blue Bayou, and recounted a few stories of the early years of Linda Ronstadt. 2 sold out shows last night, with everyone going home happy…as usual, at Blue Frog Studios.
The first in a series of Concerts for the Pier happened Thursday night at Memorial Park in White Rock. 2 great Canadian bands entertained a couple of thousand music lovers in an event organized by the White Rock BIA, in partnership with the City of White Rock. First up, it was Stonebolt Revisited, with 2 of the original Stonebolt members, Ray Roper and David Wills. They were joined by the amazing D.L. Car, who gave a taste of her tribute to Linda Ronstadt. After a brief intermission, it was time for Prism. Lead singer Al Harlow was suffering from a case of laryngitis, so he invited Shawn Klatt to come along and help out with the vocals. The crowd loved it, as the group put on a 90 minute show featuring the big hits of Prism. Spaceship Superstar, Armageddon, and Take me to the Kaptin. The Concert For the Pier series continues at 8 p.m. on July 14, with a street dance at Five Corners, featuring the band, Kalimba, with a salute to Each, Wind and Fire. Shows are free, but donations are being accepted to help with the restoration of the White Rock Pier.