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After spending nearly 40 years as founder/leader of the legendary Wolfe Tones (named after the 18th century Irish Revolutionary Theobald Wolfe Tone), Derek Warfield is revered as a singer, songwriter, historian and entertainer in all parts of the world where Irish roots have been put down. The Wolfe Tones enjoyed phenomenal success with 13 best-selling albums, 3 number one hits, many television appearances and shows in esteemed venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall and The Royal Albert Hall in London.
The legend of Derek Warfield continues with his band containing some of the finest musicians and singers in Irish music – The Young Wolfe Tones featuring:
Derek Warfield’s 50 years of experience coupled with the talent and energy of The Young Wolfe Tones brings the old tradition of Irish balladry into a new age. Young Wolfe Tones and their legendary leader were given a standing ovation, The Dublin Ohio Festival were delighted to have them … “they’re as good as it gets!”
From her beginnings as an orphan in India, to celebrated International Recording Artist, Poet and Author, Bif Naked remains innovative, revolutionary, and inspiring. She churned her way through ever-increasingly hardcore bands Jungle Milk, Gorilla Gorilla, Chrome Dog and Dying To Be Violent to stardom as a solo Diva. Seamlessly flowing between many mediums of creative work, and so obviously enjoying an artistic existence, Naked has produced such notable tracks as "Moment of Weakness", "I Love Myself Today", "Tango Shoes", “Nothing Else Matters”, “We Are The Lucky Ones”, "Let Down" and “Spaceman” which made Canadian history with its #1 position on National charts, and #2 on Billboard's International Charts making it the highest-spun independent song in Canadian history.
Known for her inimitable live shows, Naked has said, "Performance is my passion". I owe it to myself and my beautiful fans to keep evolving and pushing the boundaries." Her amazing ability to slide easily between her punk roots, rock, pop, alternative, and contemporary music are clearly visible on the Platinum-selling album "I,Bificus" as well as the "Gold albums Purge" and "Superbeautifulmonster".
Introspective, powerful, and infectious, Bif Naked's legendary shows have kept her on tour from Russia to Central America, India to the U.K. and Europe to North America. Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!
Leaving On A Jet Plane. Blowing in the Wind. Puff the Magic Dragon. Just some of the songs on the airways in the Sixties performed by the incomparable Folk music trio, Peter Paul and Mary.
The True North Troubadours will take you back to the 1960's Folk revival with their tribute to Peter Paul and Mary. Along the way, TNT will perform other popular folk songs of that decade by artists such as Ian and Sylvia Tyson, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, and others.
Hailing from British Columbia, Canada, the trio consists of Joel Dietrich, and Wayne and Diane Rempel. No strangers to acoustic guitar interplay and tight vocal harmony, Joel and Wayne have performed the music of the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel for a number of years.
The addition of Diane's warm vocals has led to the creation of the True North Troubadours. The trio is also supported by acoustic bassist Steve Labish who lays down the groove with authority and passion.
They say if you can remember the Sixties, you weren't really there. Well, if your memory is hazy, let the True North Troubadours remind you by reliving some of the best Folk music ever created!
Steely Dan is an American jazz-rock band founded by core members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. The band's blended elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and pop, and their 10 albums has resulted in multiple Grammy Awards and their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
STEELIN IN THE YEARS features some of Vancouver’s finest studio musicians paying tribute to the music of STEELY DAN with their hits like “Reelin in The Years”, “Josie”, “My Old School”, “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”, and cult classics like the Aja and Gaucho albums.
Steelin in The Years perfectly recreates the Steely Dan sound with a who’s who of the Vancouver recording studio scene:
Sweet Home Chicago is a Celebration of Chicago Blues, presented by Rob Montgomery. Featuring some of the finest Blues Artists coming together in an incredible synergistic performance, that together brings something extra special for a magical evening of Chicago Blues:
All backed by Bandleader/ Guitarist Rob Montgomery (Incognito, No Quarter, Ladies, Sing the Blues and more) along with his All-Star Band with Steve Werbicki (Keyboards) Dave Barton (Bass) and Doug Lechinsky (Drums).
This show has been a huge success and has performed for Sold-out Crowds everywhere there are lovers of the Blues.
As lead singer and chief songwriter of 54•40, Neil Osborne has achieved critical acclaim, released a dozen albums and weathered the fickle music business for more than three decades. He is known primarily as a rock musician but is also an accomplished producer often taking the production reins of 54•40 albums and is also a songwriter of amazing depth and clarity.
54.40’s body of work is impressive. After thirty years in the musical trenches, the band have varied their sound and earned proven commercial success via impressive record sales from ten studio albums, two greatest hits packages and a double live album.
“One clue to 54•40’s longevity lies in their ability to make music that has a distinctly individual sound yet covers many styles - tender ballads, fiery rockers, provocative political songs, self-confessed lyrically banal romps.” Kerry Doole reported in Impact.
As a songwriter Osborne has penned such fabulous signature 54•40 songs as ‘I Go Blind’, ‘One Gun’, ‘Since When’ and ‘Ocean Pearl’ which have crossed from the realm of rock to a broader base. His lyrics range from the most politically astute observation to the most innocent love song and everything in between.
After recording 2005’s Yes to Everything with producer Warne Livesay, Osborne continued his production work along with band mate Dave Genn, Osborne produced the critically acclaimed 12th and 13th releases for 5440 “Northern Soul (True North) and Lost In The City (Smilin’ Buddha).
In 2016, 54•40 reimagined many of their now classic songs in an album titled La Difference: A History Unplugged. It is with that “unplugged” intimate story telling spirit that Osborne performs his solo shows.
Alfie Zappacosta is undeniably one of Canada’s premier songwriters and performers with chart topping hits and a recording and acting career that has spanned 40 years.
From his steamy signature version of “Me & Mrs. Jones”, to his American Music Award winning “Overload” from the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack, Alfie Zappacosta continually demonstrates that he is truly one of the greats.
“Start Again”, “Passion”, “When I Fall in Love Again” and “Nothing Can Stand In Your Way” became staples on Canadian adult contemporary radio and Zappacosta became a personified Rock Star.
In 1987, Walt Disney’s Danger Bay would bring Zappacosta an episode written specifically for him titled “Rock Star”. In the same year, he penned and sang, “Overload” exclusively for the multi-platinum soundtrack “Dirty Dancing” and Loverboy would record Zappacosta’s “That’s Where The Money Goes” for their Wildside album. In 1988, he was awarded JUNOs for “Album of The Year’ and “Most Promising Artist”, an American Music Award for “Most Popular Album of The Year” and named the Canadian Publishers Music Association’s “Best Rock Star”.
Zappacosta’s distinctive baritone voice did not go unnoticed by artistic directors and in 1990, he was called to deliver his greatest challenge of his career – singing Andrew Lloyd Webber. Alfie’s portrayals of Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar and Che Guevara in Evita would bring a new audience and support his efforts to delineate his pop/rock image – a moniker that never reflected his authentic personality..
Spend an evening with two-time Juno Award winner, Alfie Zappacosta, who will be joined by Andrew Glover on Keyboards, Kerry Galloway on Bass, Phil Robertson on drums, and Grammy winning Tom Keenlyside on saxophone.
“You would not be amiss to compare Alfie Zappacosta to a vintage VQA wine. Very rarely accessible but when he does perform it’s for a discerning crowd who are extremely familiar with quality." - Keith Sharp Music Express
During the 1960's, Motown Records achieved spectacular success with a sound that transformed America. Celebrate this music with The Hitsville USA Band as they play tribute to the Four Tops, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and many more. Known for their sharp wardrobes, polished styles and crisp dance routines, Motown artists broke all ground when they transformed the sound of rhythm and blues and gave the music "soul".
Join Mike Henry and friends for an electrifying performance paying tribute to Motown's finest! Tim Porter on guitar, Lisa Simons on bass, Shawn Soucy drums, Steve Hiiliam sax, Jillian Lebeck on Keyboards, Jocelyn Waugh on trumpet and Special Guest artist Krystle Do Santos.
One Night Only!
Just like Santa’s elves, the TIMEWALKERS have been hard at work in the studio recording their fabulous new CD “Brave New World”. Now, they are ready to thrill Blue Frog audiences with their acclaimed Christmas Show.
Something for everyone from Beatles to Eagles to unique Christmas classics, intriguing originals and of course, hits from the 60’s & 70’s.
Featuring 4 lead singer/songwriters, great musicianship all tied up with a bow & more than a few laughs:
The TIMEWALKERS continue to sell out shows and delight audiences wherever they perform.
Buy your tickets early they ALWAYS sell out at Blue Frog!
We Three Queens is comprised of three of Canada's finest jazz vocalists. Well-known as solo performing and recording artists, Vancouver's Jennifer Scott, Karin Plato and Kate Hammett-Vaughan have been singing holiday music together for almost a decade. Their ever-growing repertoire includes classic carols, holiday favorites, carols from around the world, and even some original songs.
In 2012 they recorded a CD called Happy Holiday. The CD sales go to support the Vancouver Firefighters Burn Charity. The Queens, as their fans call them, were a huge annual hit at the now-defunct Cellar Jazz Club, and this year they are branching out to perform at Blue Frog Studios.
Since their earliest days as a trio, We Three Queens have been featured annually at the lovely Christmas Eve Jazz Vespers service at Vancouver's lovely Saint Andrew's-Wesley Church.
We Three Queens will be performing with an all-star band consisting of Chris Sigerson on piano, Rene Worst on bass and Tom Foster playing drums.
SWAY starring Adam Lucas is a fun, classy and entertaining stage show featuring the music of Michael Buble', Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Van Morrison & more. For this special 'Buble' Christmas' Show Adam will also be singing a few Christmas favourites off of Michael Buble's Blockbuster Christmas Album! This all-ages show has something for everyone and will keep you singing a-long and smiling all night!
Some performance highlights for Sway include The Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas, Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City, Turning Stone Casino in New York, The Hard Rock Casino Hollywood Florida, The Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, The Valencia Shores Jazz & Cabaret Club in West Palm Beach Florida, The Graton Casino in Sonoma CA, The L’Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge, LA, The Hollywood Casino in Columbus Ohio, The Ritz Carlton in Dallas TX, The Lakeside Golf & Country Club in Houston TX, The Point Park Concert Series in West Virginia, The Atlantis Casino & Resort in Reno Nevada, The 2014 Grey Cup VIP Party, The River Rock Casino, The Edgewater Casino, TCU Place in Saskatoon, The Canadian Liver Foundation Gala, The Surrey Tree-lighting Festival and The Fillburg Festival.
One of Canada's most influential singer-songwriters with 22 albums, 22 singles and 4 Gold Records, Valdy will be performing his music along with some of his special Christmas favorites.
Valdy, born Valdemar Horsdal in Ottawa, has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for years. A man with a thousand friends, from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island to Texas to New Zealand, he's a songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life.
Remembered for “Play Me a Rock and Roll Song”, his bitter-sweet memory of finding himself, a relaxed and amiable story-teller, facing a rambunctious audience at the Aldergrove Rock Festival circa 1968, Valdy has sold almost half a million copies of his 16 CDs, albums and 8-tracks, and has received two Juno Awards (from a total of seven Juno nominations), and four Gold albums to his credit.
Along the way, he's taken his music to a dozen different countries, from Denmark to Australia, been an invited performer for five years in a row at the prestigious Kerrville Festival in Texas, and even played a lead role in an episode of The Beachcombers.
Blue Frog Studios is delighted to welcome back Valdy for a fascinating evening of music and storytelling.
Christmas season…friends are back in town, people are winding down for the holidays, and the excitement is building. It is becoming somewhat of a tradition to have Blue Frog’s last event of the year with good friends, THE MUD BAY BUES BAND, for a Christmas dance shaker.
The rockingist blues band around, Mud Bay Blues Band will have Blue Frog hopping. This veteran blues band gets the crowd dancing up a storm wherever they perform. Besides hearing some “mudified” Christmas favorites, we will hear some cuts from their new album “Colebrook Road” which is getting airplay on CBC and internationally.
During their touring schedule, the band has shared the stage with the likes of James Cotton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Long John Baldrey and many more, as well as playing the Burnaby and Calgary International Blues Festivals.
Look for surprise Special Guests to be joining in with Mud Bay.
This is primarily a STANDING ROOM & DANCING event with hi-top tables. There will be limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This not your usual Christmas Show with the standard Christmas Carols. This show is a collection of traditional Blues Christmas Tunes from the 20's, 30's, 40's 50's and 60's by the likes of Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, BB King, Eric Clapton, Charles Brown and Etta James plus many more.
The Tribute to the Blues Songs of Christmas gives you a look into the souls of these fabulous Christmas Blues songs written by the legends of the blues. This show played to sold out houses and standing ovations in Alberta last winter and had rave reviews on the Vancouver Island shows. This is the first opportunity and only appearance in Greater Vancouver area.
UNCLE WIGGLY’S HOT SHOES BLUES BAND have been around since 1978, are former RCA Recording Artists and members of the Victoria Music Hall of Fame. They toured extensively in the 80′s opening for such legends as Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield to name a few. This past January 2015 they won the chance to represent BC in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge.
The band is made up of: Hank (Uncle Wiggly) Lionhart – Vocals, Mark Comerford – Guitar, Andy Graffiti– Drums, Lonnie Glass – Bass, Wynn Gogol - Keyboards, Deb Rhymer – Vocals, Bryn Badel - Trumpet, Dave Rowse – Sax, Wayne Kozak – Sax