Qristina and Quinn Bachand – CBC Plaza, Vancouver – 12th August, 2019

CBC Plaza – Vancouver

During today’s show by Qristina and Quinn Bachand, it was mentioned that Qristina and a Degree in infectious diseases. I am not sure if there the band used this to their advantage, as there was certainly something infectious about their performance at the CBC Plaza this lunchtime.
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Cousin Harley – a double helping of Rockabilly

CBC Plaza and Harmony Arts Festival

Paul Pigat has a few projects on the go, but the one that has been his main passion for many years is Cousin Harley, a rockabilly three-piece that was once called the “Motorhead of Rockabilly” . On Friday I was lucky enough to see the band twice in one day.  They did a noon show at the CBC Plaza in Vancouver, and then headed over to the North Shore to help kick off this year’s Harmony Arts Festival in West Van.

GALLERY: The Heels – CBC Plaza, Vancouver – 24th July, 2019

CBC Plaza
Vancouver

The Heels brought a bright country feel to the CBC Plaza in Vancouver on Wednesday. The three-woman group based out of BC have all had solo careers, and had constantly run into each other, so it was almost inevitable that this vibrant posse were at some point going to come together to create something special. Continue reading “GALLERY: The Heels – CBC Plaza, Vancouver – 24th July, 2019”

GALLERY: Andrew Phelan – CBC Plaza, Vancouver – 23rd July, 2019

CBC Plaza – Vancouver

Andrew Phelan is an Australian musician who now calls Vancouver home.  After leaving Australia, Andrew made his way circuitous way north, from Los Angeles, via Chicago and Portland, before landing up in a crappy house, with what turned out to be some great new friends. After a while of performing at local open mic’s notable at the cafe deux soleil, Andrew formed the Folk-Rock band The River and The Road. Continue reading “GALLERY: Andrew Phelan – CBC Plaza, Vancouver – 23rd July, 2019”

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

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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