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Formed in Vancouver and Toronto, THE KINGS were originally known as WhistleKing. They wrote and rehearsed and did club gigs for 3 years before their Bob Ezrin produced debut album on US major label Elektra Records, “The Kings Are Here” yielded the smash two song segue “This Beat Goes On/Switchin' To Glide” which stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 for over six months. It was named one of the Top 100 U.S. Radio Programmers Picks of the Decade by Album Network Magazine and was voted one of the Top 100 Canadian Singles of All Time and was recently awarded the SOCAN Classic Award for over 100,000 plays on Canadian radio.
THE KINGS were named Most Promising Group by Cashbox Magazine. They were also nominated for a JUNO Award. Their amazing appearance on Dick Clark's American Bandstand helped spread the word and the incredible video for “Beat/Switchin’” has been viewed over 1.5 million times. The album “The Kings Are Here” went gold in Canada, and since it’s re-release on CD as “The Kings Are Here and More”, combined sales have passed platinum status. The band’s studio project “Unstoppable” saw the title track reach the Top 10 in Canada. They have released 5 studio albums, 2 live CDs, an Anthology, and a DVD Documentary.
Always a great live band, The Kings have logged some 2000 shows across North America, sharing the stage with such notables as Bob Seger, Jeff Beck, The Beach Boys and Eric Clapton. With the advent of the digital music world a whole new generation of fans are bringing a resurgence of popularity to the band with such tracks as “Clean Shot”, “Shoulda Been Me”, “Cosmic Groove” and “The Longest Story Ever Told”. A quick trip to iTunes shows the depth and versatility of the songwriting from THE KINGS with over 65 titles available. Their current shows feature all the above songs as well as “Liz and Dick”, “It's Okay”, “Don't Let Me Know” and “Go Away”. THE KINGS are definitely still here!
Kick off the White Rock Sea Festival weekend with the Beach Boys music just like you remember it. Mike Amaral's California Beach Boys will get the party going with such great hits like Fun, Fun, Fun, Good Vibrations, I Get Around, Kokomo, Little Duece Coup, Surfin’ USA, California Girls and many more.
The California Beach Boys are world renown for their precise harmonies that are trademarked by the songs of The Beach Boys (Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, Mike Love, and Al Jardine). They appeal to people of all ages because of their clean appearance and congenial attitudes. Their performance and entertainment truly pay tribute to The Beach Boys and their contribution to music history. Their influences come from growing up in the 60's to actually playing on stage with the Surf Legends such as: The Ventures, Surfaris, The Sunrays, and The Rivieras to mention a few.
The TIMEWALKERS have been hard at work locked away in the studio recording a fabulous new CD featuring timeless hits along with their own rockin’ and sometimes-poignant original tunes.
Four lead singers known for their amazing harmonies, the TIMEWALKERS perform hits by The Eagles, Roy Orbison, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Beatles, Sting and more… along with their own spellbinding original songs recorded by Michael Bublé, Anne Murray, Jennifer Rush and more…
The members of The TIMEWALKERS have an amazing breadth of musical achievements that span a lifetime. These are four wonderfully gifted singer songwriters who began playing together for the sheer love of the music they create. The band is exciting and fun to experience with their amazing acoustic and electric guitar work and the constant game of ‘who’s on Bass’ along with their impromptu on stage banter! Check out this performance from their last Blue Frog Concert…
The TIMEWALKERS continue to sell out shows and delight audiences where ever they perform. Buy your tickets early they ALWAYS sell out at Blue Frog!
BY POPULAR DEMAND!
For a decade ABRA CADABRA has been bringing the timeless and uplifting music of ABBA to audiences across the world. From “Mamma Mia”, “Dancing Queen”, “Fernando” and “Waterloo” to “Does Your Mother Know”, “S.O.S.”, “Take a Chance on Me”, “Voulez Vous” and “Knowing Me Knowing You”, this high-energy and captivating stage show keeps the music of this Swedish Super Group alive in a fresh, respectful and classy way.
Rather than impersonate the original members of the band, ABRA CADABRA prefers to recreate and celebrate the amazing music and legacy of ABBA with powerful vocals, outstanding musicians, dancers, costumes and stories about the one and only ABBA.
From Kuala Lumpur to Orlando, Florida and Vancouver to Monterrey, Mexico, abra cadabra takes you on a magical journey through all of your favourite ABBA songs & memories. It is a fantastic show that you will not want to miss!
Jack Semple is one of those rare guitar players who leaves a crowd speechless, one of those players who leaves a crowd in total astonishment, in absolute awe of what they have just experienced. This former member the Lincolns is a guitar players’ - guitar player. An absolute virtuoso of his art form Jack plays with unparalleled feeling and total technical control.
Semple has played from Vancouver to Montreux, has worked for CBC radio and TV, won a Juno award, and shared the stage with a wide range of top artists, from Martha Reeves, k.d. lang, Ronnie Hawkins, Colin James and many more. He was the 1992 national winner of the Much Music "Guitar Wars", Western Canadian Music Award for best Blues CD In the Blue Light (2013) and Juno Award "Best roots recording"
It has been over 35 years since THE BANDS’ legendary Last Waltz concert and the albums that gave us such amazing tunes as The Weight, Stage Fright, The Shape I’m In, Ophelia, and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. The music of THE BAND still stands as some of the greatest works in the history of American music.
Blue Frog Studios is proud to welcome back, UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK for their return concert to perform The Songbook of THE BAND.
This group boasts an incredible collective resume with some of the top performers and musicians in Western Canada; four strong singers, one of Calgary’s best vocalists in JR Shore, plus Doug Andrew from Vancouver’s Circus In Flames. They join “Crawdad” Cantera and bassist Ron Rault on the vocal end of this project.
Rounding out the troupe is longtime Ian Tyson drummer Thom Moon and the great Gord Matthews on guitar. Gord has proven that with his years recording and touring with k.d lang as one of the Reclines. Gord has been part of Ian Tyson’s band for over a decade.
UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK; the timeless sounds of Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, & Robbie Robertson.
“It’s as if the boys in Up On Cripple Creek are channeling The Band, it’s an incredible show”.
The NUMBER ONE request we get at Blue Frog is “WHEN IS KAL DAVID COMING BACK?” On September 9th and 10th, Kal David and Miss Lauri Bono will be back to blow the doors off of Blue Frog with their fiery style of Blues and R&B.
Kal has played guitar with many of the greats including John Mayall, The Fabulous Rhinestones, Johnny Rivers and Peter Cetera (Chicago). He replaced Mick Taylor on lead guitar and featured vocalist in the John Mayall Bluesbreakers before embarking his successful solo career.
After a stint with Bette Midler as a Harlette, Miss Lauri Bono joined Blues great Etta James. It was there that she met Kal, who was also touring extensively with Etta James. In the studio or on tour, it was evident in their work with Etta James, or Louisiana’s own, Johnny Rivers, Kal on guitar and Miss Lauri and Kal on vocals.
To fully experience Kal David’s tremendous talent, you must see him live. Kal’s soul-baring voice and blazing guitar playing along with Miss Lauri’s sassy, soulful vocals will provide you with an unparalleled electrifying performance!
“My favorite guitar player all wrapped up in one. Kal’s vocal style and sound matched his guitar playing – it was also the “real deal” Kal David has become a combo of all the best Blues guitar and vocal styles of the last 35 years....” – Johnny Rivers
“As grand master of the Bluesbreakers, many of you know me for my long tradition of hiring the best blues guitarists in the business and I am happy to count Kal David as one of the best.... What a talent!” – John Mayall
With a career span of over 27 years and nine albums, Canadian Female Vocalist of the Year 2014, 2014, 2015, Angel Forrest sure knows how to rock the house with her latest release, "Angel’s 11”.
Well known in the Canadian blues scene, Angel has been performed at major festivals in Canada and Europe (International Jazz Festival of Montreal, Tremblant Blues Festival, Blues sur Seine, Blues Festival of Edmunston, Victoriaville, of Trois-Rivières and Kuujjuaq). She also had the chance to share the stage with many artists including Jarvis Church Burton Cummings, Shawn Phillips, Thornetta Davis, Larry McCray, Eric Burdon and more. It was her tribute show to the legendary Janis Joplin that brought Angel Forrest to the public attention.
There is no question that Angel Forrest is one of the most powerful singers in the contemporary blues scene today. The strength of her performances, her distinctive voice and fiery personality has allowed her to conquer the hearts of thousands of fans around the world.
Angel will be performing with her amazing partner Denis Coulombe and the Immensely talented Ricky Paquette.
This show is proudly co-presented with the White Rock Blues Society.