Music

Band The Crescent Sky will be performing at Folk Unlocked, a five-day virtual event presented by Folk Alliance International. (Submitted)

Chilliwack band to perform at virtual international folk music conference

The Crescent Sky one of two B.C. bands chosen for Folk Unlocked

 

Vancouver’s Blonde Diamond is one of dozens of B.C. bands who received a SoundON grant during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lauren Zbarsky photo)

$500,000 more funds available to struggling B.C. musicians amid COVID pandemic

Successful applicants will receive $5,000 SoundOn grants in as early as a month

 

Sam Darkoh in his music video ‘Ruby Fever’ which was shot in Yarrow. (Sterling Gold Production)

VIDEO: Yarrow, Chilliwack backdrop for professionally shot music video of Aldergrove rapper

Lots of hospitality, kind people while filming Ruby Fever, says hip-hop artist Sam Darkoh

 

Opera tenor Isaiah Bell. Lia Crowe photography

In Studio with tenor Isaiah Bell

Solo opera comes to British Columbia

  • Jan 22, 2021
Opera tenor Isaiah Bell. Lia Crowe photography
Clockwise from top left: Judy McAlpine, Elvera Collier, Bonnie Lavallee and Lois Knott are the four Chilliwack members of the Lions Gate Chorus. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Chilliwack women part of 100-voice chorus singing song about ‘love, kindness’

Women’s a cappella group, Lions Gate Chorus, sings rendition of ‘Fight Song’ by Rachel Platten

Clockwise from top left: Judy McAlpine, Elvera Collier, Bonnie Lavallee and Lois Knott are the four Chilliwack members of the Lions Gate Chorus. (Submitted)
FILE - In this March 19, 2007 file photo, music producer Phil Spector and his attorney, Roger Rosen, right, leave Los Angeles Superior Court for a break during the start of jury selection in Spectors’ murder trial. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who was later convicted of murder, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at age 81. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

Spector was convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in 2003

FILE - In this March 19, 2007 file photo, music producer Phil Spector and his attorney, Roger Rosen, right, leave Los Angeles Superior Court for a break during the start of jury selection in Spectors’ murder trial. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who was later convicted of murder, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at age 81. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
Beach Moms, a Fraser Valley band, have released a new single and will have a four-song EP later this year. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley group Beach Moms release single

Band recorded four-song EP in Abbotsford earlier this summer

Beach Moms, a Fraser Valley band, have released a new single and will have a four-song EP later this year. (Submitted)
Leonard Hodgins released his seven-song EP, A Date, with Disaster, on Jan. 4, 2021. (Submitted)

‘Silver lining’ to pandemic as Chilliwack musician finds inspiration, releases new album

Leonard Hodgins released his EP ‘A Date, with Disaster’ at the beginning of 2021

Leonard Hodgins released his seven-song EP, A Date, with Disaster, on Jan. 4, 2021. (Submitted)
A live performance from KISS is available to live stream for fans through the Abbotsford Centre.

KISS-ing 2020 away with the Abbotsford Centre

New Year’s Eve stream from hall of fame rockers offered by Abbotsford Centre

A live performance from KISS is available to live stream for fans through the Abbotsford Centre.
Malakai sings James Taylor’s “Steamroller Blues” in a performance at the Duncan Showroom that caught the attention of the legendary songwriter himself. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Young B.C. singer catches the eyes and ears of James Taylor

Legendary singer-songwriter posts two videos of 11-year-old Malakai to Instagram

Malakai sings James Taylor’s “Steamroller Blues” in a performance at the Duncan Showroom that caught the attention of the legendary songwriter himself. (Screenshot)
The Tanner Olsen Band of Chilliwack won the Ray McAuley Emerging Artist of the Year award at the 44th annual British Columbia Country Music Association awards show on Nov. 29, 2020. (Submitted)

Award-winning Chilliwack band to debut original music video at Rotary Christmas Show

Tanner Olsen Band releasing ‘Neon Mistletoe’ as part of online event replacing Christmas parade

The Tanner Olsen Band of Chilliwack won the Ray McAuley Emerging Artist of the Year award at the 44th annual British Columbia Country Music Association awards show on Nov. 29, 2020. (Submitted)
Several Juno award statues sit in the photo room before the awards show, in Ottawa, Sunday, April 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Juno Awards move Toronto show date to May 16, 2021 amid COVID-19 pandemic

Whether any of the Juno events can be held indoors is yet to be determined

Several Juno award statues sit in the photo room before the awards show, in Ottawa, Sunday, April 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Abbotsford's Jada Klein

Abbotsford’s Jada Klein releases debut EP

Fresh off FVMA win, Robert Bateman grad’s ‘Always, Forever’ album arrives online

Abbotsford's Jada Klein
Steve ‘Elvis Elite’ Elliott has released a DVD of him performing his Christmas show to bring hope and joy to seniors in lockdown. (Submitted)

Elvis tribute artist in Chilliwack brings joy to seniors in lockdown through Christmas DVD

Steve ‘Elvis Elite’ Elliott records Christmas performance, sends DVDs to seniors’ homes in B.C.

Steve ‘Elvis Elite’ Elliott has released a DVD of him performing his Christmas show to bring hope and joy to seniors in lockdown. (Submitted)
In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)

Taylor Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she’s re-recording music

Swift beat out Bieber, Post Malone and Roddy Ricch to win the top award

In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)
Chilliwack musician Mauvey won the Dakota Leslie Fan Vote – and $2,500 – at this year’s Fraser Valley Music Awards. The virtual event was held Thursday night (Nov. 19).

Winners of Fraser Valley Music Awards announced in 16 categories

Annual awards honour artists in pop, hip hop, jazz and more

Chilliwack musician Mauvey won the Dakota Leslie Fan Vote – and $2,500 – at this year’s Fraser Valley Music Awards. The virtual event was held Thursday night (Nov. 19).
Chilliwack group The Eddy J Band performed during the fourth annual Fraser Valley Music Awards in November 2019 in Chilliwack. (Claudia Wyler Photography)

50 nominees announced for Fraser Valley Music Awards

Winners to be named during virtual awards ceremony on Nov. 19

Chilliwack group The Eddy J Band performed during the fourth annual Fraser Valley Music Awards in November 2019 in Chilliwack. (Claudia Wyler Photography)
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Maestro Otto Tausk. (Photo: vancouversymphony.ca)

50/50 lotto players buck up for Metro Vancouver musicians hit hard by COVID

‘Rapidly growing jackpot’ for VSO’s 50/50 draw as they go online with TheConcertHall.ca

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Maestro Otto Tausk. (Photo: vancouversymphony.ca)
Someone needs a manicure? The She Devil pursues Jvck Wilde in a cinematic music video about struggling with mental illness. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hip-hop artist Jvck Wilde produces She Devil music video

Dark, chilling and very cinematic, Wilde produces a gripping video on a tight budget

Someone needs a manicure? The She Devil pursues Jvck Wilde in a cinematic music video about struggling with mental illness. (Submitted photo)
FILE - This Jan. 17, 1993 file photo shows the band Van Halen, from left, Michael Anthony, bass guitar, Sammy Hagar, lead singer, Alex Van Halen, drums, and Eddie Van Halen, lead guitar in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Guitarist Eddie Van Halen dead at age 65 after long battle with cancer

Rocker had formed Van Halen in the 1970s with his brother

FILE - This Jan. 17, 1993 file photo shows the band Van Halen, from left, Michael Anthony, bass guitar, Sammy Hagar, lead singer, Alex Van Halen, drums, and Eddie Van Halen, lead guitar in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)