Jim Byrnes returned to Blue Frog Studios with 6 sold out shows. Jim holds the record for most sold out shows at Blue Frog. With all the Pandemic safety measures in place Blue Frog played host to a rare event these days, live music! With only 1/3 of the audience space available, patrons were treated to a very intimate evening of music. Jim and the band ran through some old favourites, and sprinkled in some new tunes to the mix, offering an exciting and entertaining evening. Kudos to hosts Kelly and Juanita for tackling some challenging restrictions to be able to present a great night of live entertainment. Blue Frog is presenting Live Streaming Concerts for the month of October, it’s “Rocktober,” and a complete listing of concerts can be found at BlueFrogStudios.ca
Jim Byrnes and his band proved last night that Live Music Wasn’t Dead! Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. was rocking in a “Socially Distancing” way as Jim played to an intimate crowd of 30 people practicing all the protocols put in place due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. Chairs and tables were spaced 2 metres/6 feet apart and the guests were required to hand sanitize before entering the building. Due to the distancing rules, instead of a studio of 100 people, there was only room for a third of that. And what a treat it was for those fans. Truly, up close and personal! The first show was streamed live around the world. The Virtually Live concert was Jim’s idea, as he said he and the band just wanted to get back to playing music in front of an audience! Something that hasn’t been happening since the pandemic hit. It was the 3 concert in a series of 5 for Blue Frog. Still to come, The Kingpins on July 11th, and Ladies Sing the Blues on July 18th. Check out BlueFrogStudios.ca for all the information.
Paul Pigat kicked off the Blue Frog Virtually Live Concert Series tonight, and it was a dynamite show, albeit, without a live audience. Due to pandemic regulations, there couldn’t be the usual 100 audience members in attendance, but through live streaming the show was seen across Canada, and even to some subscribers in Ireland! Paul put on his usual great show, even though it did feel a little strange not having the studio audience feedback. It was the first in a series of Virtually Live concerts. Next up is Atlantic Crossing, a salute to the British Invasion, and July 4th will see Jim Byrnes on stage. Go to bluefrogstudios.ca for complete concert information.
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 special night at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock last night. Jim Byrnes was the special guest performer at an evening hosted by RDM Lawyers LLP from Abbotsford. It was National Administrative Assistance Day, and the partners at RDM decided to take over Blue Frog, and treat their employees to a wonderful night of music and entertainment, to say thanks for all your hard work! Of course Jim didn’t disappoint! Jim holds the record for most sold out shows by a solo performer at Blue Frog, and will be playing to 4 sold out shows, 2 tonight (Friday) and 2 tomorrow night. It’ll be a very special weekend at Blue Frog as Jim makes, what seems to be an annual visit.
Jim Byrnes scores again! Another sold out performance at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock British Columbia Canada. The first of 3 sold out shows, tonight, tomorrow and a show on Saturday that will be live streaming around the world. If you don’t have tickets to Saturday’s show, you can always go to BlueFrogLive.ca, click on Live Streaming, and follow the prompts to see and hear the show in your own home, for about the price of a cup of coffee. Jim put on his usual great show, even fighting a bad cough and cold. He gave the crowd what they came to see and hear. Great stories and great music as only Jim can do. Backed by Jeff Hicks on drums, and Rob Booker on Bass, they were joined by Simon Kendall on keys. Simon was once a member of Doug and the Slugs! With Jim on guitar, it was a great sound. Jim has a new CD out, it was released in November of last year titled, “Long Hot Summer Days” It was a great night, and the packed house went home more than happy following a standing ovation!
Jim Byrnes made his annual trip to the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. and again he sold out 3 nights in a nano second! Thursday, Friday and tonight. Adding to the shows this year was a Live Streaming of tonight’s show on the Blue Frog Facebook Page. And during the show we received messages from viewers all over the world. One of Jim’s friends was watching in Germany, and another, an old friend from Kindergarten days was on board! Jim, as usual, came with his satchel full of great stories, along with tunes that ranged from Chuck Berry, to Johnny Cash to Bob Dylan, and a whole lot of Blues in between! I had fun mc’ing the show again tonight, and getting to enjoy the music of an old friend.
It was back to the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. last night to introduce old friend Jim Byrnes to another sold out crowd. Jim holds the record for most sold out concerts at the Blue Frog. We had fun kidding about my beard, and reminiscing about the lost venues for live music these days, but were very fortunate to have a facility like the Blue Frog. Jim was at his usual best, with stories and music from the Blues, to Country to Pop. A standing O at the end of a wonderful evening.
Off to mc the Jim Byrnes concert tonight at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Jim who is an award winning Bluesman, sold out 3 concerts in a heartbeat. It’s going to be a great night in the very intimate confines of the Blue Frog. The studio is a working sound studio, but is transformed into a concert hall, with of course, magnificent acoustics! Nothing beats live music.