Live music around town – March 30th and 31st

Friday
TOPS, Little Jungles, We Were Lovers – Fernandos
Cheeky Monkeys – Dakodas Sports Pub
Savage West – 97 Street Pub
The Wrecktals / Hippiecritz / The Dirty Earth – Grateful Fed
J.C.Wilson – Kelowna Lake City Casino
LATE THAW – The Minstrel Cafe
Jimmy Leguilloux Band – O’Flannigans Pub
Dennis Williams – Pheasant & Quail Pub

Saturday
Cheeky Monkeys – Dakodas Sports Pub
Savage West – 97 Street Pub
SOUL DE CUBA CAFE presents Major Mambo (Latin Trio) – Soul De Cafe Cuba
J.C.Wilson – Kelowna Lake City Casino
Colleen Brown – Streaming Cafe
Dennis Williams – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Rude City Riot – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Liquor Store Warm – Grateful Fed
Libby Coulthard & Jesse Zeman on Sax – Cabana Bar and Grille
DAVID VEST TRIO – The Minstrel Cafe
Moni Funk & The Groovemachine’s Soul, Funk & Disco Night @ The Blue Gator
Jimmy Leguilloux Band – O’Flannigans Pub

And for listings for shows in the North and South Okanagan, check out this great site –http://oook.ca/ (Facebook Page)

The Once – Wednesday night at The Minstrel Cafe

As previously mentioned, The Once will be stopping by the Minstreal Cafe this Wednesday night as part of their Western Canada Tour.  This 3-piece band from Newfoundland are up for a Juno on Sunday night.  Come check out their show at a great, intimate venue.

The Once album, Row Upon Row of the People They Know, is available on iTunes.

Live music around town – March 23rd and 24th

Friday

UBUNTU ~ The Cape Town Project – Rotary Centre for the Arts
The Young’Uns – 97 Street Pub
THE CALUM HUGHES COLLECTIVE @ The Minstrel Cafe
MIMOSA – Jazz Cafe at Black Box, Kelowna Community Theatre
Andrew Jr Boy Jones – The Blue Gator
Cheeky Monkeys @ O’Flannigans Pub
Natasha Williamson – Grateful Fed
(Footwerk) A.SKILLZ SLYNK STICKYBUDS SWEET.SOUL.BURLESQUE – Sapphire Nightclub
Steppin’ Out at Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Blue City Trio – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Radio Lifeline Live @ Dakodas Sports Pub
Jayson Bendera – Creekside Pub and Grill

Saturday

Saturday Night Jazz with Danielle Kozlowski – Squires Four Pub, Vernon BC
Crabby Mike – Cabana Bar and Grille
Kev Corbett with special guest Joshua Smith – Streaming Cafe
LEORA CASHE and JAYE KREBS – The Minstrel Cafe
Devon Coyote – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Blue City Trio – Pheasant & Quail Pub
The Young’Uns – 97 Street Pub
Andrew Jr Boy Jones – The Blue Gator
Cheeky Monkeys @ O’Flannigans Pub
Rumpus Room presents : DISCO DANCIN’ – Grateful Fed
Steppin’ Out at Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Radio Lifeline Live @ Dakodas Sports Pub
Jordan Dick – The Old Bike Shop Cafe

Sunday

Sugar Coated Killers w/ Porch Crawler, Whiskey Dick & The Drowning Whales @ Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub

… and don’t forget, two great shows on Wednesday, March 28th

Juno nominees from Newfoundland, The Once, at Minstrel Cafe
Bahamas at Habitat

 

And for listings for shows in the North and South Okanagan, check out this great site –http://oook.ca/ (Facebook Page)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day – check out all the listings in Kelowna!

Fri Mar 16
DEICIDE / Jungle Rot / Abigail Williams / Lecherous Nocturne/FINISHYMN – Rutland Centennial Hall
Cod Gone Wild – Creekside Theatre
Steve Todd and Dana Barnes- Pheasant & Quail Pub
Sherman Doucette –  Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Ron Hynes – East Kelowna Community Hall
Songwriters Circle – Streaming Cafe
Pocket City – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Wheelhouse – Dakodas Sports Pub
Loni Moger – The Minstrel Cafe
Rann Berry and the Random Act – The Blue Gator
Tad & The Twins – 97 Street Pub
Wild Son – Grateful Fed
John Noren – Kelowna Lake City Casino
Papa Wheeley – O’Flannigans Pub
Tin Can Jam at Dave’s Sports Pub

Sat Mar 17
SHAKE YOUR SHAMROCK W/ D-FUNK w/ JGirl & Manousos & Dani Lion – Habitat
St. Patrick’s Day Bash with Cheeky Monkeys, Kelowna Pipe band – O’Flannigans Pub
St. Patrick’s Day with The Rowdymen – The Minstrel Cafe
Kinship – Roses Pub
John Noren – Kelowna Lake City Casino
The Drowning Whales, Rocket Dog – Fernandos
Steve Todd and Dana Barnes- Pheasant & Quail Pub
Shamrock Fest – 97 Street Pub
Trevor Caswell – The Old Bike Shop Cafe
Paper Beat Scissors – Streaming Cafe
Sambrasil – Soul de Cuba Cafe
Steven Page with opening act, The Malarkeys – Rotary Centre for the Arts
The Blue Healers –  Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Wheelhouse – Dakodas Sports Pub
Rann Berry and the Random Act – The Blue Gator
The Real Mckenzies – St. Paddy’s Party – The Well Pub, UBC
Grim Hymn and The Horrors With special guests Porch Crawler and Crowd the Joanna – Grateful Fed
Tin Can Jam at Dave’s Sports Pub
Barbara Samuel – Cabana Grill 

And for listings for shows in the North and South Okanagan, check out this great site –http://oook.ca/ (Facebook Page)

Newfoundland Trio The Once nominated for JUNO Award, in Kelowna March 28th at Minstrel Cafe

The nominees for the 2012 JUNO Awards were announced by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in Toronto Feb. 7th.

Among the other nominees were Newfoundland’s rising stars the Once, nominated for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year : Group, for their Borealis/Universal album ‘Row Upon Row of the People They Know’.

An unprecedented rise has seen the group go in just three years from playing at a dinner theatre in Trinity to national and international tours. In the past year they have headlined shows right across Canada, Britain, Ireland, Denmark and most recently Australia.

Produced by Mark Neary, the CD has been well received by media and fans nation-wide and today’s announcement is proof that the Once have captured the country’s attention with their heartfelt delivery of both original and traditional Newfoundland songs.

“This nomination feels like nothing we’ve felt before. We’ve always been humbled and delighted by any recognition, but this is extra-special,” said Andrew Dale, who along with Geraldine Hollett and Phil Churchill makes up the trio known as the Once.

“We wanted people to recognize more of ourselves, all three of us in this record. It’s a much better representation of us, and how we want to progress as a band. We felt this was an important next step, and we are delighted that people have connected with that. We hope this will be the start of something that will last for a while.”

The Once are currently performing in Saskatchewan, and will be touring throughout North America for the rest of the year. They are managed by Bob Hallett, a frequent Juno nominee in his own right with Great Big Sea and Shelley Chase of Garrison Hill Entertainment in St. John’s.

The 2012 JUNO Awards Broadcast will air live on CTV the evening of Sunday, April 1 from Scotiabank Place in Ottawa.

Kelowna Live Music – March 9th and 10th

No shortage of live music to check out this weekend in Kelowna.  See you out at the shows!

Fri Mar 9
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Kelowna Community Theatre
Hambone – Dakodas Sports Pub
Jack Semple – The Minstrel Cafe
Fighting Orange – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Sherman Doucette – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Young Uns – The Blue Gator
CORNSHED with Special Guests – Grateful Fed
Radio Lifeline – O’Flannigans Pub
Kytami – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Karen-Lee Batten – 97 Street Pub

Sat Mar 10
Portage & Main, Redbird – Fernando’s Taqueria on Bernard
Radio Lifeline – O’Flannigans Pub
Steve Gates – Streaming Cafe
The Malarkeys – The Old Bike Shop Cafe
Hambone – Dakodas Sports Pub
Cheeky Monkeys – The Minstrel Cafe
Here in the Noise – Grateful Fed
Fighting Orange – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Sherman Doucette – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Young Uns – The Blue Gator
Radio Lifeline – O’Flannigans Pub
Karen-Lee Batten – 97 Street Pub
Acres of Lions w/ Fields of Green – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub

And for listings for shows in the North and South Okanagan, check out this great site –http://oook.ca/ (Facebook Page)

Kelowna Live Music – Feb. 24th and 25th

Fri Feb 24
Global Music Fest – The Laurel Packinghouse
Down With Webster – Kelowna Community Theatre
ANDREW AND ZACHARI SMITH – The Minstrel Cafe
Handsome Distraction & Fugitive With Means – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Sherman Doucette – The Blue Gator
The Hip Replacements (tribute band) – 97 Street Pub
Johnny G and the Keyster – Kelowna Lake City Casino
I, Me, Myne – Dakodas Sports Pub
Dana Barnes – Vintner’s Poolside Grill

Sat Feb 25
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald – Streaming Cafe
Global Music Fest – The Laurel Packinghouse
Rompus Room Presents 90’s hip hop dance party – Grateful Fed
Sherman Doucette – The Blue Gator
Rann Berry and Random Act – The Minstrel Cafe
The Hip Replacements (tribute band) – 97 Street Pub
I, Me, Myne – Dakodas Sports Pub
Major Mambo Latin trio – Soul De Cuba Cafe
Dana Barnes – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Johnny G and the Keyster – Kelowna Lake City Casino 

And for listings for shows in the North and South Okanagan, check out this great site –http://oook.ca/ (Facebook Page)

Kelowna Live Music – Feb. 17th and 18th

Fri Feb 17
Shreddy Krueger, Scissorkick – Flashbacks
Songwriter Circle – Streaming Cafe
Aaron Gordon – Dakodas Sports Pub
THE CHEEKY MONKEYS – The Minstrel Cafe
The Young’Uns – 97 Street Pub
Studebaker John & the Hawks – The Blue Gator
Zoo Lion – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub

Sat Feb 18
Wentworth Music and K96.3 present Back to the 80’s tribute concert with Darby Mills – Kelowna Community Theatre
Mike Edel – Streaming Cafe
Aaron Gordon – Dakodas Sports Pub
THE CHEEKY MONKEYS – The Minstrel Cafe
Dreamcoat with Little Jungles – Fernando’s Taqueria on Bernard
The Young’Uns – 97 Street Pub
Black Lights and Glow Sticks – Grateful Fed

Reading Week Riot! Canadian Songwriters Hit the Road for Western Tour

Hot on the heels of a hit single and viral video, singer-songwriters James Struthers will team up with Lilith Fair artist Kate Morgan for a western Canada tour, reaching British Columbia just in time for Reading Week February 18-24, 2012.

 Sat. Feb. 18 @ 7 pm    Java Jive, Salmon Arm, BC                                         $7 cover charge
Sun. Feb. 19 @ TBA     Globe Café & Tapas, Big White, Kelowna, BC           $8 cover
Mon. Feb. 20 @ 6 pm The Den Bar & Bistro, Silver Star Mountain, BC      Free
Tue. Feb. 21 @ 8 pm   The Minstrel Café, Kelowna, BC                                $5 cover
Wed. Feb. 22 @ 8 pm The Art We Are, Kamloops, BC                                  $7 Cover
Thu. Feb. 23 @ TBA    Globe Café & Tapas, Sun Peaks, Kamloops, BC         $8 Cover
Fri. Feb. 24 @ 9 pm    Joe’s Apartment, Vancouver, BC (Tall Poppy Showcase) $10 adv., $12 @ door 

British Columbia music fans may be familiar with James Struthers work, following the success of his recent single, Blue Christmas, which hit the Top Ten in the national Adult Contemporary radio charts.  Struthers’ cover version of the song popularized by Elvis Presley, peaked at #8 in December, putting the 23-year-old Winnipeg musician in the radio charting ranks of Michael Buble and Justin Bieber.

In the meantime, Struthers’ video for his Transformers-inspired, self-written song You, Me and Optimus Prime has reached more than 177,000 YouTube views. The video was also recently featured by famed radio host Alan Cross, and gadget news site, Gizmodo (one of the Top 50 most visited websites in the world).

Songwriter Kate Morgan, who resides in Vancouver and grew up in Kamloops, has already accomplished many feats in her 18 years. Kate has opened for high profile acts like The Sheepdogs, K’naan and Fefe Dobson; performed at the 2011 Grey Cup Festival and 2010 Olympic Games; and is the youngest headline performer to ever play Lilith Fair; where she shared the stage with her heroes Sarah McLachlan and Sheryl Crow.

“I was really, really lucky getting to play Lilith Fair. I had an in. One of the girls who sang backup vocals on my single at the time, Lovin’ You, worked at Nettwerk Records. She ended up playing the song for Lilith Fair co-founder Terry McBride and he called me in for a meeting,” says Kate.

Opportunities keep popping up for Kate, who will showcase at Canadian Music Week in Toronto this March, then travel to New York and LA to work with some high-profile writing/production teams.

This is the second major tour for James and Kate, who met while performing at the same Kamloops concert in August 2011. Kate then joined James for the remainder of his summer Coast-to-Coast tour. “We definitely took a risk having Kate jump in the station wagon with me. There are a lot of variables at play when you’re on the road, but we got along famously, especially considering the fact we shared as small a space as that for a month. I think I can speak for both of us when I say it was an incredible experience,” says James.

Touring together led to the discovery of joint interests: James and Kate share an undeniable passion for music and songwriting, childish things like Smurfs and Transformers, neither has a favorite colour, and they both have chicken pox scars in the same place (above the left eye).

While James and Kate play their own independent sets during each concert, they also join each other for some duets – and have recently started their own side project, called James And Kate. They will be showcasing some of their joint tunes during their BC tour stops.

To learn more about James Struthers and Kate Morgan, please visit:

http://www.jamesstruthers.com

http://www.katemorgan.ca

http://www.jamesandkate.net