Lots to look forward to this April with a great variety of performances, including Solo shows, a little Grateful Dead, and the 10th Annual April in Paris Cabaret.
Tuesday, April 5th – Just Singin’ Round Showcase – This lovely fundraising event happens each month at the Vancouver Rowing Club. It not only features local singer-songwriters but includes dinner and added entertainment from the fabulous group of hosts. April is a special one for me as I’ll hit the stage with 3 friends. Chris Ronald - who I had the pleasure of singing back up vocals on his latest CD, Andrea Menard – a powerful lady who sings songs from her heart and has coined a new musical genre The Music Messenger AND the most wonderful Coco Love Alcorn (I seriously love this talented lady) Coco will hit the stage in the second set along with regulars Beverley Elliott, Yvonne Skimming and Mark James Fortin. A night not to be missed. I will be performing my original songs alongside pianoman Simon Kendall.
Thursday, April 7th – Goorin Bros Hat Show in Yaletown – This is just the sweetest little gig. I perform as a trio or quartet that include as select Hotties. We play 5-7pm. Enjoy a free cocktail and live music while you shop (or browse) many amazing hats! How fun is that?
Friday, April 15th – Deep Cove Coffee House (opener) – I’ll hit the stage with my originals once again. The main act for the night just happens to be Stringz Aloud, so I will ask Hotties Joe and Don to join me for a few of my songs too.
Monday, April 18th – Kino Cafe on Cambie – This is a monthly residency (3rd Monday) that The Hot Club of Mars has held for years …. beyond when I joined the band 14 yrs ago. We like to try new material and invite guests to join in the fun. Casual / pass the hat.
Friday, April 22nd – 10th Annual April in Paris / Hot Club Cabaret - Always a highlight of our year as we kick off this 3 day Django Reinhardt music festival presented by The Rogue Folk Club. I produce this night as a cabaret with lots of special talent sprinkled into our show. Expect swing and tap dancing, Parisian accordion, perhaps a little circus and always a stunning burlesque number. This year we celebrate the return of Miss Lydia…oooh la la! Tickets on sale now….get ‘em while you can.
Saturday, April 23 – JG~BC @ The Fairview – Come celebrate the music of Jerry Garcia with this “who’s who” of the BC Jam scene. Blues man Mark Crisinger leads this great lineup of musicians. I just love digging back into these songs (as painful as it is to my old ears playing with drums and electric guitar again…ha!) What a treat it is for my soul. NOTE: I’m always a little shocked at what time we hit the stage. Could be as late as 11pm. Watch my this site or my FB fan page for updates on that.
Thursday, April 28 @ The Libra Rm - Our second residency of the month….last Thursday. This is an early show 7-9pm always followed by more great music. I just love being able to walk to a show in my own hood…and have a couple cocktails. Tends to loosen up the vocal chords
Friday, April 29th @ Friday Night Live FNL – This is an monthly show hosted by a comedy troupe. I will share original songs alongside my pianoman Simon Kendall and may even participate in some improvised comedy.
All these performances are listed on this site under LIVE…. where you will find more info on times, tickets, addys etc.