Live music

Legendary Vancouver-based blues and jazz guitarist and vocalist Jim Byrnes will play in person and online pay-per-view shows Nov. 24, 25 and 26 at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios. (Contributed photo)

Legendary bluesman Jim Byrnes returns to White Rock

Live show at Blue Frog Studio set for special broadcast in New Zealand

Legendary Vancouver-based blues and jazz guitarist and vocalist Jim Byrnes will play in person and online pay-per-view shows Nov. 24, 25 and 26 at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios. (Contributed photo)
The band Stickman at Surrey’s White Hart Pub last summer. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey pub to rock Halloween with live music by Alice Hardy and Stickman

The White Hart has been busy with live bands over the past couple of years

The band Stickman at Surrey’s White Hart Pub last summer. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Back in 2018, Anne Downton directs members of Westcoast Harmony Chorus at Parkland Baptist Church in North Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Zoom-ing Westcoast chorus grows during pandemic, now returns to rehearsals in Surrey

The dozens of singers have shown ‘unparalleled tenacity, strength, creativity, a huge sense of community’

Back in 2018, Anne Downton directs members of Westcoast Harmony Chorus at Parkland Baptist Church in North Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Pianist Robert Silverman in a photo posted to robert-silverman.com.

All-Bach ‘treasure trove’ for pianist Silverman, who kicks off VSO’s ‘Surrey Nights’ concerts

The Vancouverite has curated a selection of Bach works, studied and honed through the pandemic

Pianist Robert Silverman in a photo posted to robert-silverman.com.
Surrey-based musician Richard Tichelman sings a cover of Starship’s hit song “We Built This City” during an online broadcast of Surrey Arts & Business Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 12. (YouTube photo)

‘We Built This City’: A new project pushes Surrey as ‘Canada’s up-and-coming Music City’

Two separate Surrey Music directories are part of the city’s new Surrey Music Strategy

Surrey-based musician Richard Tichelman sings a cover of Starship’s hit song “We Built This City” during an online broadcast of Surrey Arts & Business Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 12. (YouTube photo)
A poster for the Christmas movie “Home Alone.”

Christmas concerts coming to Surrey, plus VSO’s ‘Home Alone’ movie/music at Orpheum

Surrey Arts Centre calendar includes the return of Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir in December

A poster for the Christmas movie “Home Alone.”
Singer Ben Klein entertains residents at Czorny Alzheimer Centre in Surrey on Wednesday, Oct. 6, during an outdoor concert brought there by Rick’s Heart Foundation. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Concerts return to Surrey care home, thanks to an organization that brings the music

‘To have high-level entertainment like this, it’s very special,’ says Czorny Alzheimer Centre’s rec director

Singer Ben Klein entertains residents at Czorny Alzheimer Centre in Surrey on Wednesday, Oct. 6, during an outdoor concert brought there by Rick’s Heart Foundation. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Musician/bar operator Carlos Martinez outside Mojitos Pub, new to Surrey's Turf Hotel. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Latin music and more at Surrey’s newest nightspot, at Turf Hotel

‘We’re pretty proud of what we’ve accomplished so far,’ Mojitos Pub operator says

Musician/bar operator Carlos Martinez outside Mojitos Pub, new to Surrey's Turf Hotel. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Pat Chessell is a Celtic-Canadian” musician based in Surrey. (photo: patchessell.bandcamp.com)

Canadian Folk Music Awards nomination a first for Surrey’s Pat Chessell

‘I hope to make the awards show this April in Prince Edward Island,’ the musician says

Pat Chessell is a Celtic-Canadian” musician based in Surrey. (photo: patchessell.bandcamp.com)
Singer Krystle Dos Santos will perform a free online concert during 2021 BC Culture Days, from Oct. 8-15 as part of the Surrey series. (Photo: culturedays.ca)

Surrey’s ‘Culture Days’ series mixes in-person, online events starting Sept. 24

Month-long BC Culture Days celebration marks 12th anniversary this year

Singer Krystle Dos Santos will perform a free online concert during 2021 BC Culture Days, from Oct. 8-15 as part of the Surrey series. (Photo: culturedays.ca)
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The owners of Blue Frog Studios say Monday’s announcement of a vaccine ‘passport’ for non-essential activities, including concerts, has already led to a number of cancellations among ticket-holders. (File photo)

White Rock concert ticket-holders cancelling plans following vaccine ‘passport’ announcement

Blue Frog Studios owners chafe at ‘new level of administration’

The owners of Blue Frog Studios say Monday’s announcement of a vaccine ‘passport’ for non-essential activities, including concerts, has already led to a number of cancellations among ticket-holders. (File photo)
Tractorgrease owner Jeff Bonner is closing his live music venue in September due to debt incurred during the pandemic, despite it being a “highly successful” business, he said. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Highly successful’ live music venue in Chilliwack closing as result of pandemic, says owner

Debt incurred throughout pandemic too much for Tractorgrease, supporter starts fundraiser to help

Tractorgrease owner Jeff Bonner is closing his live music venue in September due to debt incurred during the pandemic, despite it being a “highly successful” business, he said. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Dancers at the 2017 FVDED in the Park music festival at Holland Park in Surrey. (File photo: Gord Goble)

Surrey’s FVDED music festival moves to Vancouver venues for 2021

September dates planned at PNE concert site and nightclubs

Dancers at the 2017 FVDED in the Park music festival at Holland Park in Surrey. (File photo: Gord Goble)
TEASER PHOTO BRANDON ISAAK

In hotel penthouse where legends slept, Surrey blues musician created ‘Modern Primitive’

‘There were spirits of the greats with us while we were recording,’ recalls Brandon Isaak’s musical partner

TEASER PHOTO BRANDON ISAAK
Surrey-based band Celestial Ruin features, from left to right, bass player Mike Dagenais, drummer Adam Todd, vocalist Larissa Dawn and guitar player Marcus Carey. (submitted photo)

Fiery new video helps reignite hard-rock band Celestial Ruin, with Surrey roots

The decade-old quartet continues in ‘restart’ mode that began in 2019, prior to the pandemic

Surrey-based band Celestial Ruin features, from left to right, bass player Mike Dagenais, drummer Adam Todd, vocalist Larissa Dawn and guitar player Marcus Carey. (submitted photo)
Natasha Mihell of Heart for Music B.C. sang “O Canada” before Mad Jazz performed for residents of the Langley Lodge on Monday, Aug. 8. It was part of a campaign to bring free live music to seniors during the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley seniors serenaded with classic tunes

Mad Jazz trio performed as part of initiative to bring free concerts to seniors during pandemic

Natasha Mihell of Heart for Music B.C. sang “O Canada” before Mad Jazz performed for residents of the Langley Lodge on Monday, Aug. 8. It was part of a campaign to bring free live music to seniors during the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The Beauty Shop Dolls sing at Hawthorne Park on Aug. 26, as part of the sold-out Sounds of Summer concert series. (File photo)

Sold-out Sounds of Summer concerts start Thursday in Surrey

Meantime, Surrey’s Summer POP! series of ‘performances outdoors in parks’ continues until Sept. 12

The Beauty Shop Dolls sing at Hawthorne Park on Aug. 26, as part of the sold-out Sounds of Summer concert series. (File photo)
Musician Alexis Lynn will perform at Vault Restaurant in Cloverdale Aug. 21 as part of the Cloverdale Arts & Entertainment Association’s August music initiative. (Photo submitted)

Live music comes to Cloverdale sidewalks

Arts Entertainment Association hosting music venues outside local shops

Musician Alexis Lynn will perform at Vault Restaurant in Cloverdale Aug. 21 as part of the Cloverdale Arts & Entertainment Association’s August music initiative. (Photo submitted)
Jen and Bill Haggerty stand outside their record shop, Elevated Music, in Cloverdale. The Haggertys opened the store nearly a year ago and are holding a one-year anniversary celebration and sale at the store Aug. 14. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Jen and Bill Haggerty stand outside their record shop, Elevated Music, in Cloverdale. The Haggertys opened the store nearly a year ago and are holding a one-year anniversary celebration and sale at the store Aug. 14. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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