GALLERY: Chris Ronald – CBC Plaza, Vancouver – July 22nd, 2019

CBC Plaza Vancouver

Although Chris Ronald has been writing music since his teens, it took him until his thirties until he went public. The Vancouver based singer songwriter grew up in the UK and has been influenced by Canadian greats such as Gordon Lightfoot and Neil Young, so it is fitting that he found his public voice on this side of the Atlantic.

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REVIEW: Midnight Shine – CBC Plaza, Vancouver – July 19th, 2019

CBC Plaza Vancouver Midnight Shine are in town to attend this weekend’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival.  Hailing from Northern Ontario the band came together almost as a happy accident.  As Adrian Sutherland tells it, he was invited to open for Trooper in a show in Timmins but needed to find a band to back him up.  The band that was only supposed to be around … Continue reading REVIEW: Midnight Shine – CBC Plaza, Vancouver – July 19th, 2019

REVIEW: Brit Floyd – 40 Years of The Wall Tour – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver

Brit Floyd - Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver - July 2019

Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver

It seems incredible to me that The Wall is now 40 years old. I am old enough to remember the controversy that the video that Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 provoked in the UK..I am not sure what the issue with kids and meatgrinders is 😊. I am also of exactly the right age to remember kids walking around in the schoolyard chanting out the chorus – good times indeed.

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GALLERY: Joe Trio – CBC Plaza, Vancouver – July 15th, 2019

CBC Plaza – Vancouver

Today’s Musical Nooner was not all it might have seemed. Audience members who had not heard Joe Trio may have been fooled into thinking they were going to be sitting down to an hour of classical music. Whilst we were treated to some classics, we certainly got way more than that from this humourous trio. Continue reading “GALLERY: Joe Trio – CBC Plaza, Vancouver – July 15th, 2019”

GALLERY: Trailerhawk – CBC Plaza, Vancouver – 12th July 2019

Trailerhawk

CBC Plaza

Vancouver


Solid rockin’ guitars, heartfelt vocals, and a Nashville vibe – Trailerhawk kicked of a western Canadian tour at the CBC plaza this afternoon.

It may be a surprise to some that the Trailerhawk, whose southern sounding blend of Americana and rock n’ roll, actually hail from north of the 49th. What should come as no surprise is how good this band is. Their pedigree is up there with the best, with members of the band hailing from such Canadian greats as Matthew Good, Sons of Freedom, Grapes of Wrath, Ginger and Sunday Morning.

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GALLERY: Rare Americans – CBC Plaza, July 11th, 2019

Rare Americans 

CBC Plaza

Vancouver

Rare Americans brought a fast paced pop-punk experience to the CBC Plaza on Thursday, energizing the crowd, and gaining new fans in the process.

For a band that has only been around since August of 2018, Rare Americans sure have packed a lot into their short existence. Formed by brothers Jared and James Priester and guitarist Lubo Ivan, the band have already recorded one album, and have a tour of the UK under their collective belts (kicking off in my birthplace, Leicester, of all places).

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Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

2019

Jericho Beach Park


It is a little over a week until the kick off of the 2019 Vancouver Folk Music Festival. This year will be the 42nd outing for this Vancouver tradition, and once again will take place at Jericho Beach Park.

As in previous years the crowd is expected to be large – the event regularly draws more than 40,000 attendees over the three days of festival.

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GALLERY: Tariq – CBC Plaza, Vancouver – July 9th, 2019

Tariq CBC Plaza Vancouver Check out our gallery from the latest of CBC’s Musical Nooners – Tariq.. Having grown up in rural Quebec listening to a healthy dose of Bollywood soundtracks, Tariq Hussain did a 180 in high school, picking up the guitar and writing songs in the mold of Cat Stevens and Neil Young Fast forward to the end to the 90’s, and Tariq … Continue reading GALLERY: Tariq – CBC Plaza, Vancouver – July 9th, 2019