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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
Paying homage to a true icon of modern music. Santana’s music crosses cultural boundaries and excites audiences worldwide. He is an architect of latin rock and a true guitar hero. SUPERNATURAL honors the man and his music.
A seven piece band led by award winning guitarist Doug Towle recreates the experience of a Santana concert with all the energy and musicianship of the real thing. Spanning an over a 40-year career the show takes the audience through all of Santana’s greatest hits and modern classics.
From his seminal performance at Woodstock to the 1999 smash album “Supernatural” (from which this tribute derives it’s name) this is an unparalleled career faithfully reproduced by musicians of the highest caliber.
TL Douglas (Guitars,Vocals), Pete Davyduck (Bass), Lyndon Dewitt (Percussion), Patrick Gavigan (Vocals), Heidi McCurdy (Vocals), Mike Michalkow (Drums), Bett Ziegler (Keys)
John Reischman and the Jaybirds are a top-flight band delivering a truly fresh blend of original songs and instrumentals, old-time heritage, and bluegrass power. They win rave reviews for a trademark, old-time-infused bluegrass sound that respects tradition while advancing the music.
Years of European and North American tours, five critically acclaimed albums, two Juno nominations and two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations...little wonder, the buzz around John Reischman and The Jaybirds continues to grow. Like the mandolinist at its helm, the group fashions a stylish, elegant take on bluegrass that is at once innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned, yet unselfconsciously new. To see their live show is to believe it. A genial blend of story-telling and side-show humor provides the backdrop to their studied performance of original songs, instrumentals, and newly arranged traditional material.
"On the evidence of Stellar Jays, John Reischman and the Jaybirds are in their prime as contemporary bluegrass musicians capable of maintaining and extending the music's legacy," says Billboard.com.
Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine describes tone-master and composer John as "one of the world's undisputed masters" of the mandolin, a frequent accolade since his days with the Tony Rice Unit and California's Good Ol' Persons.
The Jaybirds line-up includes: John on mandolin, Grammy Award winner Patrick Sauberon on guitar, Trisha Gagnon on bass, Nick Hornbuckle on banjo, and Greg Spatz on fiddle.
Together, their seamless ensemble work makes for one of the freshest, most tasteful band-sounds on the folk and bluegrass circuit today.
Blue Frog is serving up a Las Vegas style evening featuring four of the US’s most sought-after singers paying tribute to Broadway’s smash hit JERSEY BOYS and the timeless music of FRANKIE VALLI and THE FOUR SEASONS.
Experience a live multi-media extravaganza featuring the hits like “SHERRY”, “BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY”, “DAWN”, “OH WHAT A NIGHT”, “WALK LIKE A MAN”, “WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU”, “RAG DOLL” and “CAN”T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU”.
This spectacular show takes you behind the music with an electrifying performance, complete with original video footage, spectacular choreography, great tracks, and four of the best performers around.
Nick Stice, a Kentucky native, has spent the past few years perfecting the role of Frankie Valli. He comes from a great musical pedigree. Nick is the son of Grammy Nominee, GMA Gospel Hall of Famer and former keyboard player for the Oakridge Boys, Jeff Stice. Nicks credits include Frankie Valli, Abba Tribute "Thank You for The Music" as Bjorn, Soloist (Live Rock & Roll) and Soloist (America’s Hit Parade).
David Spiecker, is a native to Cincinnati, Ohio but has been performing in Tennessee for over 10 years. Some of his credits include: Buddy Baxter in “Buddy Baxter’s Bandstand USA at Dollywood”, Singer at “The American Jukebox Theater”, Potiphar in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Singer at “Crystal Cruises.”
Noah Fisher is a native to North Dakota. He made his theatrical debut in “Working My Way Back to You: A Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.” Additional credits include: Benny in “Thank You For the Music: A Tribute to Abba”.
Corey Clark hails from Georgia and has an impressive list of credits including playing Teen Angel in Grease, Friedrich in Sound of Music, Dan in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.
BIG CITY SOUL.... This Dynamic nine-piece Classic and Contemporary R&B/Soul Band brings their BIG CITY PARTY wherever they go. This experienced and entertaining ensemble comes with the musicianship and song list to keep the dance floor full all night.
Legendary Vocalists Terry Raible and Connie Ballendine offer Dynamic and Soulful performances of R&B and Soul Classics mixed with Rock & Roll, disco and funk. Those Power Vocals are complimented by the smooth and tasteful guitar work of Michael Toth, The Melodic keyboards of Dan Bechard, backed by the funky beats of Drummer Steve Webb and one of Vancouver's Top Bass players Johan Worst. Then there are the Big City Horns composed of well known Trumpet player and recording artist Kevin Lee, The Incredible Terry Linburg on Tenor Sax and Ken Abel providing the Big sound of the Baritone Sax. Together this horn section provides the tight punctuation and exciting solos that make BIG CITY SOUL one of the Best Big Bands in the city; The BIG CITY!
This licensed event is primarily a STANDING ROOM & DANCING event with hi-top tables. There will be very limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Internationally-acclaimed trumpet player, Jens Lindemann, presents “Brassfire” - an epic, energized concert experience highlighting the history of trumpet music. Jens performs timeless classics from Bach and Vivaldi to Louis Armstrong and Dizzie Gillespie. With his exceptional musicianship and sensitivity, Jens explores the full emotional range of the trumpet, from lyrical haunting melodies to the blistering bravado of Maynard Ferguson, all delivered with the showmanship of his childhood hero Doc Severinsen.
Jens Lindemann is a German born Canadian trumpet soloist now based in Los Angeles, where he is a professor of trumpet at UCLA. He is the first classical brass soloist to be awarded the Order of Canada. He played in the Canadian Brass from 1996 to 2001 and continues to play at major concert venues all over the world as an orchestral soloist, with chamber groups, jazz bands, and as a master clinician.
Named "Personality of the Year 2006" by the British magazine The Brass Herald, Lindemann also hosted the 33rd International Trumpet Guild conference at the Banff Centre in June 2008. Lindemann studied at the Juilliard School of Music, McGill University, and has received an honorary doctorate from McMaster University. Among numerous distinctions, he has been a nominee for a Grammy award and a Juno Award and received the Echo Klassik in Germany. As part of Alberta's centenary celebrations in 2005, he gave a solo Command Performance for Queen Elizabeth II.
Described as “the slender singer with the big soulful voice, the kind that knocks you for a loop,” you might recognize Shannon from the show R.E.S.P.E.C.T. which was presented at the Blue Frog Studios in May 2016. Shannon has performed her compelling brand of Jazz & Acoustic Soul at festivals across Canada, in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. A prolific writer, a number of Shannon’s songs have been featured in TV series and films in Canada, the US and the UK.
Winner of the 2008 Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Best Pianist, this accomplished Bulgarian artist is definitely hitting his stride. Kristian’s natural ability, extensive training and passion for performance enabled him to tour across much of Europe by the age of nineteen. Since moving to Canada in 1995, Kristian has firmly entrenched himself in the Canadian music scene - as an active composer, performer, producer & musical director. Onstage Kristian has worked alongside some tremendous Canadian and International artists, including: Randy Brecker, kd Lang, Eric Marienthal, Kenny G, Allen Vizzutti, Bob Mintzer, Wycliffe Gordon, The Canadian Tenors, All Star Brass, Order of Canada Big Band, Jens Lindemann & Shannon Gaye.
The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage. Jim’s uncanny ability to mirror John’s voice combined with his clean-cut look takes you back to the time when “Take me Home Country Roads”, “Rocky Mountain High”, “Sunshine”, “Calypso” and “Annie’s Song” topped the charts, and his popular music had the heartfelt message of caring for the earth and caring for each other. Jim believes that John Denver’s words still ring true in these difficult times of war and environmental crisis.
Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the US and Canada as well as out to sea and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits. He’s not your usual “Vegas style” impersonator. In fact, he is not an impersonator at all. Jim sings, in his own natural voice, a tribute to the music in a way that has to be seen and heard to understand the pure honesty of his amazing performance. In October 2007, the 10th anniversary of John’s passing, Jim brought a landmark concert to the stage in Aspen, Colorado. It included many of John Denver’s former band members, some of them for the first time in a tribute show.
Curry’s philosophy is summed up in the words, “These songs blend the images of our natural earth with a love for each other as people. The care you give to someone you love is the best care. Making that connection to our earth and to each other is the goal.”
For more about JIM CURRY’S TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JOHN DENVER visit jimcurrymusic.com.