Problem Child AC/DC Tribute Band

From Seattle WA, Problem Child is the most authentic AC/DC tribute band that truly replicates the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras

Problem Child (AC/DC Tribute Band)

Problem Child AC/DC Tribute Band

From Seattle WA, Problem Child AC/DC Tribute Band, is the most authentic that truly replicates the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras

Problem Child’s show is poised to electrify the die-hard AC/DC fans and is a reminder of the enormous wealth of truly legendary material that AC/DC has written and performed since 1973.

A sample set list:

You Shook Me All Night Long, Thunderstruck, Back in Black, Hells Bells, Problem Child, Sin City, Livewire, Soulstripper, Who Made Who, What Do You Do For Money Honey, Giving the Dog a Bone, Have a Drink On Me, The Jack, High Voltage, Shoot to Thrill, Shot Down in Flames, Long Way to the Top, Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be, Highway to Hell, Touch too Much, Guns for Hire, Gone Shootin’, Whole Lotta Rosie, Riff Raff, Rock n’ Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution, Rock ‘n Roll Train, War Machine, Let There Be Rock, Big Jack, Shake Your Foundations, For Those About to Rock, Shake a Leg, Let Me Put My Love Into You, Ride On, Girls Got Rhythm, Walk All Over You, If You Want Blood You Got it, Go Down, TNT, Dirty Deeds, Jailbreak, Let’s Get it Up, Rock ‘n Roll Singer, Chase the Ace…

*Tickets are $39.00 *Ticket prices are subject to change.

For additional information on this show, and other upcoming performances in 2018, visit: www.rmts.bc.ca

 

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Harlequin Port Theatre Nanaimo

Harlequin

We are really excited to bring Winnipeg’s own Harlequin to the Port Theatre for the first time, February 24th.

Since the mid-’70s, Harlequin has been rocking venues, playing the hits everyone loves. If you’ve never seen a Harlequin show you owe it to yourself to see why they are still around after more than three decades.

They still enjoy major airplay on the radio and are featured prominently in many a classic rocker’s music collection.
Get your tickets now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbE-SaerLQI

ISSAMBA – The African ROOTS Ultimate Experience

To kick-off Black History Month 2018 celebrations, African Cultural & Festivals Society/VACCS & AfriCa Fest Productions invite you to an evening of African ROOTS Music & Dance MEET the ROOTS with ISSAMBA!

Issamba The African ROOTS Ultimate Experience

ISSAMBA The African Roots

ISSAMBA The African Roots, is set to kick-off Black History Month 2018 celebrations. African Cultural & Festivals Society/VACCS & AfriCa Fest Productions invite you to an evening of African ROOTS Music & Dance MEET the ROOTS with ISSAMBA!

Come out and join us as we celebrate Black History Month. ISSAMBA The African Roots is an exquisite presentation of artistry from all five African regions united through a single show. Featuring MERLIN NYAKAM: Choreographer. You will also experience MAMADOU DIABATÉ: Master balafonist, ADAMA BILOROU: Percussionnist, AKRA SOUMAH: Doundounfola & LASSO SANOU: African flutist, N’goni, Talking Drum and more…

Prepare to be captivated from very the first sound. Deeply immerse yourself in ISSAMBA The African Roots through African instruments, traditional rhythms and a fusion of dancing styles. Let the rhythm move you and don’t repress the urge to participate!

You will witness a spectacle of the senses with Issamba. TRANSCEND YOUR SENSES and become the rhythm.

Visit the Facebook page for this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/188934628300365

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International Guitar Night

For IGN’s 18th year of touring, in January/February 2018, Germany’s Gypsy Jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt will return as the show’s host and will be joined by Calum Graham, the young Canadian contemporary sensation, Marek Pasieczny, Poland’s innovative classical composer/ performer, and award-winning American guitarist Michael Chapdelaine.

For IGN’s 18th year of touring, in January/February 2018, Germany’s Gypsy Jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt will return as the show’s host and will be joined by Calum Graham, the young Canadian contemporary sensation, Marek Pasieczny, Poland’s innovative classical composer/ performer, and award-winning American guitarist Michael Chapdelaine. Lulo has built on grand-uncle Django Reinhardt’s repertoire by introducing Latin rhythms. Calum has a two-handed style that has attracted millions of YouTube viewers. Marek has performed and written for a variety of orchestras around the world, and Michael has won both the Guitar Foundation of America Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championship for steel string guitar. For information on IGN and these artists visit www.internationalguitarnight.com

Concert for a Winter’s Day

Concert for a Winter’s Day

Concert for a Winter’s Day

Join us for an afternoon of fine music in this annual fundraiser for First Met’s Music Bursary Fund. In Recital: Eve Daniell (soprano) and Rykie Avenant (piano). Included works by Barber, Quilter and the Canadian premiere of John Pickard\’s The Phoenix. Tickets at the First Met office; Ivy\’s Books, 3188 Oak Bay Ave.; and Long and McQuade, 756 Hillside Ave.

More info by contacting: kelly.charlton@firstmetvictoria.com

$20 adults, $5 students, children 12 and under free

The Arrogant Worms: The First Farewell Tour

The Arrogant Worms:
The First Farewell Tour

The Dave Dunnet Community Theatre
March 20, 2018  7:30PM
Tickets: $30 ($35 at the Door)

The Arrogant Worms
The Arrogant Worms

The Arrogant Worms began in 1991 as a comedy troupe performing songs and sketches on Queen’s University campus radio. The early feedback was clear: lose the sketches.

So the songs endured and they all remain because the band hates to throw anything out. The songs were written to make fun of a big dumb world. Luckily, the world is dumber than ever and The Arrogant Worms (Mike McCormick, Chris Patterson and Trevor Strong) still have plenty to sing about. The shows are fast, furious and family friendly.

The wit is quick, the satire is biting and the musicianship is second to none. Their appeal has earned them fans from kids to parents to grandparents to Admiral Leia. The Arrogant Worms have sold more than 160,000 copies of their 14 albums. The band has played on three continents to crowds as large as 100,000 and were recognized in 2003 as the “Touring Act of the Year” by the Canadian Arts Presenters Association.

The Worms have entertained at corporate functions, sung anthems at sporting events and emceed major festivals. Their songs are in school lesson plans, in textbooks and even played on the Space Shuttle. On earth, or in space, everyone digs these Worms.

Over a quarter century after they began, The Arrogant Worms continue to provide tuneful and silly escapism for everyone who needs it. And if you think you don’t need it, you’re wrong. You do. The Worms know what’s best for you and what’s best for you is The Arrogant Worms.

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Harlequin live at the Port Theatre Nanaimo

Harlequin Port Theatre

Harlequin Port Theatre with guests: Deborah Pitre & Kenneth Ermter Duo

Harlequin Port TheatreWinnipeg’s own Harlequin is coming to the Port Theatre for the first time, February 24th.

Since the mid-’70s, Harlequin has been rocking venues, playing the hits everyone loves. If you’ve never seen a Harlequin show you owe it to yourself to see why they are still around after more than three decades.

They still enjoy major airplay on the radio and are featured prominently in many a classic rocker’s music collection.

Tickets

About Harlequin:

In 1975, Winnipeg bassist Ralph James formed Harlequin upon recruiting vocalist George Belanger, guitarist Glen Willows, keyboardist Gary Golden, and drummer David Budzak. The band began recording demos and travelling to Toronto to perform in the local bars and clubs. It was in one of these small bars in Toronto that Harlequin were discovered by representatives of Jack Douglas, the producer of Aerosmith, John Lennon, and Patti Smith, after they tried to see another band in a larger bar downstairs, but could not gain admittance due to a sell-out crowd. These two individuals later became the producers of the first album, Victim of a Song. They were Lachlan MacFadyen and Kent Dobney… former bandmates of Jack Douglas.

Douglas helped get Harlequin signed to CBS/Epic Records in 1979, and later that year that band released their first LP, Victim of a Song, which went Gold, and received heavy radio play, particularly in Western Canada. Douglas was listed as the record’s executive producer. For the next two albums, Douglas would act as producer. The band’s second release, Love Crimes (1980), yielded two hits, “Thinking of You”, and “Innocence”, Harlequin’s biggest hit to date. Harlequin’s third album, One False Move (1982), contained two more hits, “Superstitious Feeling” and “I Did It for Love”.

For their self-titled fourth studio album, Harlequin replaced Douglas with The Fixx bassist Alfie Agius as their producer. Harlequin (1984) produced only one single, “Take This Heart”.  The band effectively split after this album but, in 1986, Harlequin released their Greatest Hits album with one new track “(It’s) No Mystery”. This track was written by David Bendeth and Tom Cochrane, produced by Bendeth, and featured Belanger on lead vocals backed by Randy Booth, Randy Heibert and some session musicians. In 1986, the line-up was Belanger (vocals), Randy Heibert (guitar), Randy Booth(bass), Igmar Munsch(keys), and Brad Meadmore (drums). The line-up changed almost yearly through the rest of the 1980s until 1987, when the line up of Glen Willows, George Belanger, Nik Rivers, Rob Waite and M.J. Hutton toured coast to coast in Canada for several years, into 2007. Throughout that period Steve Broadhurst toured with the band as a sub for Rob Waite, and Paul McNair was also a sub for M.J.

In 2004, Belanger met James Brose, who had completed a CD of his own, and asked George what he thought of it. After George expressed his opinion, James asked George what he should do. The result was a reverse engineering project which stripped the songs down. Most of the tracks were completely re-written and re-recorded. George rewrote lyrics and melodies, and the result was called Harlequin II.

In 2006, the band was inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Western Canadian Music Awards.

In 2007, Harlequin consisted of guitarist Derrick Gottfried, bassist Nik Rivers, keyboardist Darren Moore, and drummer A.J. Chabidon. This lineup released Waking the Jester (2007), which contained two singles, “Shine On” and “Rise”. The band resumed touring and, in 2009, released Harlequin’s first live album, Live On/Q.

In 2013 Harlequin consisted of Lead Singer (original) George Belanger, guitarist Derrick Gottfried, drummer A.J. Chabidon, keyboard and guitar (original) Gary Golden and bassist Paul McNair and is the current line up touring in 2017

The band continues to tour, mostly within Canada.

Biography via Wikipedia

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The Killer, Cash and the King

On December 4th, 1956 an event occurred that was to become music legend. A jam session started at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records Recording Studio that featured Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

The Killer, Cash and the King at the McPherson PlayhouseIt’s an evening of world-class entertainment with A ROCK’N’ROLL CHRISTMAS In Concert at the McPherson Playhouse on D​ecember 13 at 7​:30​ PM.

On December 4th, 1956 an event occurred that was to become music legend. A jam session started at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records Recording Studio that featured Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

The Killer, Cash and the King pays tribute to these legendary Sun Records recording artist’s music from that original night, as well many other hit songs by Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley that have stood the test of time.

90 minutes of rockabilly, country and pure 1950’s rock and roll portrayed by the world’s leading tribute artists and played the way it is supposed to be played.

More Information & Video at www.KillerCashKing.info

*Tickets are $54.00 | On sale June 30 at 10am

Queen It’s a Kinda Magic | Royal Theatre May 15

Queen It’s a Kinda Magic

Royal Theatre  May 15, 7:00pm
Queen - It's a Kinda Magic - PlayInVictoria.netQueen It’s a Kinda Magic recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, featuring over 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are the Champions’, ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘Fat-Bottomed Girls’.
Painstaking attention has been paid to all the music – the iconic voice of Mercury, the amazing guitar solos of May and the groundbreaking Rock harmonies.
Queen It’s a Kinda Magic presents a state-of-the-art sound and lighting and authentic costumes, this is as close as you’ll ever get to the real thing!
Tickets for Queen  It’s a Kinda Magic start at $39.00 until January 31st | On sale December 15 at 10am *Tickets starting at $49.00 starting February 1stRMTS presale December 13 at 10am to December 14 at 11:59pm
Please note: Online ticket sales end one hour prior to the performance start time.  Tickets may be available from the box office.

Steve Miller Peter Frampton play Victoria April 2018

Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton

Steve-Miller-Band Peter FramptonSteve Miller Peter Frampton
April 14th, 2018
On-Sale: Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 10:00 am
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC TICKETS

Steve Miller Peter Frampton. Coming off an extraordinary 2017, Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller is excited to announce his Spring 2018 tour of Canada. He will also be playing an additional two dates in the upper American Midwest.

Joining Miller and his band on this tour will be special guest Peter Frampton.

“2017 was an amazingly beautiful, creative and rewarding music experience for our band and our audience,” says Miller. “The band and production crew are working on creating an even better concert experience for 2018 and plan on wading even deeper into the musical waters. Peter Frampton and I enjoyed last summer. There is so much to explore and we are looking forward to seeing our friends in Canada and the States soon.”

Frampton adds, “Having had such a fantastic tour together last summer, Steve and I decided to keep going this year! Jamming together each night during Steve’s set is one of my favorite moments of the evening. Can’t wait to get back out there.”

Steve Miller Peter Frampton April 14, 2018 Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC TICKETS

The Steve Miller Band has played to more than 20 million people in the last 20 years. In addition to touring with his band, Miller is also contributing his time to serving on the welcoming committee of the Department of Musical Instruments of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and as a board member of Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he curates and hosts shows at both institutions celebrating blues, jazz and early American music. From 2015 – 2017, Miller and guitar legend Jimmie Vaughan presented seven sold out shows at JALC: “Ma Rainey Meets Miles Davis,” “T Bone Walker – A Bridge From Blues to Jazz,” and, with along with harmonica virtuoso Charlie Musselwhite, “The Blues Triangle: Memphis, Texas and Chicago.”

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