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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Sing-Along Messiah

Sing-Along Messiah

Alix Goolden Hall
December 20 | 7:00 PM
$22 / $18 / $10

Sing-Along Messiah

Come sing along to one of Handel’s greatest works and experience one of Victoria’s favourite annual events of the Christmas season. Sing-Along Messiah

Under the direction of Hilary Coupland, the Civic Orchestra of Victoria presents the 19th Annual Sing-Along Messiah, where YOU, the audience, make up the Chorus! Non-singers will also enjoy this beautiful oratorio. Soloists: Eve-Lyn de la Haye, soprano; Eva Rebecca Bild, contralto; Sunny Shams, tenor; Andrew Erasmus, baritone; Dave Flello, trumpet The Civic Orchestra of Victoria has some vocal scores to lend to the Chorus during performance (donations are greatly appreciated).

If you have your own score, please bring it with you. They are available for purchase at local music shops, including Long & McQuade Victoria.

TICKETS for Sing-Along Messiah can be found 0nline at: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1572085-19th-annual-sing-along-messiah-victoria/ Available through the Alix Goolden Box Office in person at 900 Johnson Street, by phone (250) 386-5311, or at Long & McQuade, Munro\’s Books, Ivy\’s Book Shop, The Shieling, Tanner\’s Books, or at the door.

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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Rock Ambleside 2018 Line Up Announced

2018 Rock Ambleside Line-up Announced!

Rock Ambleside Park
Lee Aaron Photo: BradEdwards.ca

After three days of sun drenched classic rock last year, Ambleside Live and Rock 101 are excited to announce the 2nd annual Rock Ambleside Park music festival, scheduled for August 17-19 at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.

This year’s festival will once again feature 11 classic rock bands.

 

LOVERBOY | LITTLE RIVER BAND | TROOPER | KIM MITCHELL 
RIK EMMETT | SWEET | CHILLIWACK | DOUG AND THE SLUGS 
LEE AARON | TORONTO | NAZARETH

The 2017 inaugural Rock Ambleside Park was a tremendous success that saw over 10,000 people visit the park over the three days to enjoy the classic rock festival.

ROCK AMBLESIDE PARK has partnered with Vancouver’s Rock 101 and Ambleside Live to bring you this one-of-a-kind event. Ambleside Park is one of the most picturesque settings, and in the past, Ambleside Live has hosted concerts by Kenny Chesney, Ed Sheeran, Tegan & Sara and Lilith Fair.  The festival grounds will have food trucks, drinks, and VIP access. Patrons are permitted to bring in their own lawn chairs for the event.

Early Bird Passes Available Here

Randy Bachman: Every Song Tells A Story

Randy Bachman Every Song Tells A Story

Randy Bachman

A rock god, music legend and Canadian icon, RANDY BACHMAN stands in rarified air as a member of a very exclusive club of recording artists who topped the charts with two different bands: “American Woman” with The Guess Who and “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” as leader and singer with Bachman‐Turner Overdrive.  It’s a club with precious few members.  In a career spanning five decades and earning a staggering 120 platinum, gold and silver record awards, Randy’s record sales figures exceed 40 million, earning him the #1 spot on radio playlists in over 20 countries.  His distinctive brand of no‐holds‐barred, guitar‐driven rock is instantly recognizable worldwide.  Having played an integral role in the evolution and growth of the Canadian Music industry and continuing to serve as both inspiration and impetus for the success of others Randy Bachman is the perfect host of the top‐rated CBC and Sirius XM radio program Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap.  His listeners worldwide number in the millions each week, earning him the title of Canada’s favourite storyteller.

Now, in addition to his ever‐popular songs and the stories behind them, Randy brings to the stage an exciting production honouring the remarkable musical legacy of early mentor, hero and inspiration, Beatles guitarist/songwriter George Harrison.  From one master musician to another, Randy offers his own uniquely personal interpretations of Harrison’s best‐known songs in an extraordinary concert experience that you won’t want to miss.

Randy Bachman: Every Song Tells A Story
Royal Theatre March 13, 2018 | 7:30PM
Tickets are $77.50 | On sale December 8 at 10am: RMTS.BC.CA

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Lindsay Beaver & The 24th St Wailers

“No band mines the excitement of early rock ‘n’ roll and vintage R & B with more energy, sincerity and fun” – Holger Petersen, CBC Radio

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017 – 8:00pm (doors open 6:00pm)

Venue: Hermann’s Jazz Club

Tickets: $22 advance/VJS members | $25 at the door (service charges may apply) On sale Friday, October 27 

Available: Victoria Jazz Society Office no service charges (202 – 345 Quebec Street, in the Harbour Towers Hotel or 250-388-4423), and the Royal & McPherson Box Office  (250-386-6121 or online at www.rmts.bc.ca

Singer/drummer/bandleader Lindsay Beaver is a force that knows no bounds. With her limitless voice and ferocious standing-drumming, Lindsay and her killer band The 24th St Wailers have become known across festivals, theaters, and clubs from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.

Giving unforgettable performances full of electric energy and amazing finesse, this group draws upon a deep well of influences that range from Little Richard to The Ramones, and from Howlin’ Wolf to Iggy Pop.  Their impressive list of accolades and awards include a 2015 Juno Award nomination and a whopping 15 Maple Blues Award Nominations.

Originally from Halifax, Lindsay Beaver is now based in Austin, Texas, where the band has been working with blues legend Jimmie Vaughan on their forthcoming album.

Returning to Victoria for an intimate performance at Hermann’s Jazz Club, this latest incarnation of The 24th St Wailers features Texas-based musicians Brad Stivers guitar/vocals, Reo Casey guitar,and Josh Williams bass.

The Stampeders LIVE at McPherson Playhouse in 2018

The Stampeders - McPherson PlayhouseThe Stampeders LIVE
McPherson Playhouse
April 4, 2018

No seventies group represented Canada’s musical identity to the world like The Stampeders. A quick look at Canada’s music scene from 1971 until 1976 confirms The Stampeders were truly the country’s international musical ambassadors, touring more extensively in Canada and overseas than any other Canadian group during that time. In 1977 the trio: Rich Dodson (lead guitar), Kim Berly (drums) and Ronnie King (bass) parted company but reunited, fittingly at the Calgary Stampede, 15 years later in 1992.

Since then they’ve been recognized by SOCAN for their Lifetime Achievement, been inducted into the SOCAN Songwriters Hall of Fame on five occasions and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for their 1971 seminal hit Sweet City Woman.

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