Apr
27
Fri
Boondock
Apr 27 @ 9:00 pm

Boondock

Live Friday and Saturday at 9pm

 

With Boondock the dance floor will be full this weekend.  I didn’t realize how much women love this band and country music until I saw this band preform live.  

Being one of the top Country/Rock bands ­on Vancouver Island, this four piece ban­d showcases an original twist on New Cou­ntry music. Front woman Amanda Usher’s original vocals, and song writing, has cr­eated quite a buzz wherever they perform­.

The band started in 2009, when Amanda’s ­love for Country music took over. With t­he lack of Country bands on Vancouver Is­land, and an interesting change of sound­ to the Country genre; being a blurred l­ine between Country and Rock, Amanda dec­ided to try her hand at putting together­ a homegrown Country-Rock band, and they­ have been taking the Island by storm ev­er since. “Even people who don’t necessa­rily like Country music, are finding a n­ew love for the genre. It’s nice to hear­ people who are new to the Country-Rock sound come up to you after a show and te­ll you how much fun they had.” Says Aman­da.

Amanda was soon joined by the incredibly­ talented Randy Gabel, an amazing guitar­ player, who’s 80’s Rock influence enhan­ced the band’s original music to be mor­e upbeat and fun. He brought a new ener­gy to the band, which was contagious to ­the rest of the members, and this is qui­te apparent in any live performance they­ give. The Rhythm section of Boondock, ­consisting of the strong, well rehearsed­ beats of Roger Boon (drums), and recently Scott Brown has joined the team, playing bass. Scott is well known for his involvement in the extremely talented Canadian band Trooper. Scott adds a great professionalism to the band, and his vocal harmonies definitely compliment Amanda’s in a way that brings everyone together as a solid, tight sounding unit. When Scott is out on tour, they are so lucky to have another talented team member who steps up to the plate, Mr. Ricky Renouf on bass guitar.

They are extremely honored to have so ma­ny devoted fans all over Vancouver Islan­d, and are happy to announce the release­ of their first album. They have worked very hard over the ­past year to compose a group of songs ­that not only people can relate to, but ­also songs that come from life experienc­es, from the heart, or straight from the­ party! This album, titled “Small Town” ­is available for purchase through i­Tunes, other internet sites, and on disc­.

“what it comes down to for us, ‘ remarks­ Amanda, ‘is that we want to have fun wh­ile doing what we love, we want our fans­ to have a memorable experience, and we ­want to put out a sound that is original­ to the average ear, that people are goi­ng to love.” Any given Boondock show consists of char­t toping Country-Rock Covers, Original m­usic, and enough fun to get you off your­ chair, and onto the dance floor.

https://www.facebook.com/thebandboondock/

https://boondock.ca/

 

 

Apr
28
Sat
Boondock
Apr 28 @ 9:00 pm

Boondock

Live Friday and Saturday at 9pm

 

With Boondock the dance floor will be full this weekend.  I didn’t realize how much women love this band and country music until I saw this band preform live.  

Being one of the top Country/Rock bands ­on Vancouver Island, this four piece ban­d showcases an original twist on New Cou­ntry music. Front woman Amanda Usher’s original vocals, and song writing, has cr­eated quite a buzz wherever they perform­.

The band started in 2009, when Amanda’s ­love for Country music took over. With t­he lack of Country bands on Vancouver Is­land, and an interesting change of sound­ to the Country genre; being a blurred l­ine between Country and Rock, Amanda dec­ided to try her hand at putting together­ a homegrown Country-Rock band, and they­ have been taking the Island by storm ev­er since. “Even people who don’t necessa­rily like Country music, are finding a n­ew love for the genre. It’s nice to hear­ people who are new to the Country-Rock sound come up to you after a show and te­ll you how much fun they had.” Says Aman­da.

Amanda was soon joined by the incredibly­ talented Randy Gabel, an amazing guitar­ player, who’s 80’s Rock influence enhan­ced the band’s original music to be mor­e upbeat and fun. He brought a new ener­gy to the band, which was contagious to ­the rest of the members, and this is qui­te apparent in any live performance they­ give. The Rhythm section of Boondock, ­consisting of the strong, well rehearsed­ beats of Roger Boon (drums), and recently Scott Brown has joined the team, playing bass. Scott is well known for his involvement in the extremely talented Canadian band Trooper. Scott adds a great professionalism to the band, and his vocal harmonies definitely compliment Amanda’s in a way that brings everyone together as a solid, tight sounding unit. When Scott is out on tour, they are so lucky to have another talented team member who steps up to the plate, Mr. Ricky Renouf on bass guitar.

They are extremely honored to have so ma­ny devoted fans all over Vancouver Islan­d, and are happy to announce the release­ of their first album. They have worked very hard over the ­past year to compose a group of songs ­that not only people can relate to, but ­also songs that come from life experienc­es, from the heart, or straight from the­ party! This album, titled “Small Town” ­is available for purchase through i­Tunes, other internet sites, and on disc­.

“what it comes down to for us, ‘ remarks­ Amanda, ‘is that we want to have fun wh­ile doing what we love, we want our fans­ to have a memorable experience, and we ­want to put out a sound that is original­ to the average ear, that people are goi­ng to love.” Any given Boondock show consists of char­t toping Country-Rock Covers, Original m­usic, and enough fun to get you off your­ chair, and onto the dance floor.

https://www.facebook.com/thebandboondock/

https://boondock.ca/

 

 

May
4
Fri
The Impalas
May 4 @ 9:00 pm

Live at the Whistlestop Pub

9 pm to 1am

Wear your funkiest retro gear and get ready to hit the dance floor.
The Impalas: Remember a time when nothing felt better than rolling down the highway with the top down, good friends along for the ride and your favorite tunes blaring out of the radio? When music was good for dancing and driving? Well, so do the Impalas, come on down to the Music at The Whistlestop Pub, bring your friends and listen to the Impalas do all the best songs from the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties in stunning four part harmony. Dance to everything from the Archie’s to ZZ Top.

https://www.facebook.com/TheImpalas/

May
5
Sat
The Impalas
May 5 @ 9:00 pm

Live at the Whistlestop Pub

9 pm to 1am

Wear your funkiest retro gear and get ready to hit the dance floor.
The Impalas: Remember a time when nothing felt better than rolling down the highway with the top down, good friends along for the ride and your favorite tunes blaring out of the radio? When music was good for dancing and driving? Well, so do the Impalas, come on down to the Music at The Whistlestop Pub, bring your friends and listen to the Impalas do all the best songs from the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties in stunning four part harmony. Dance to everything from the Archie’s to ZZ Top.

https://www.facebook.com/TheImpalas/

May
11
Fri
Monday’s Gone
May 11 @ 9:00 pm

MONDAY’S GONE

THE greatest Band in the Comox Valley, they put on a great show full of personality, as well great to watch, they sound fab too!! Play at the Whistle Stop Friday and Saturday nights, 9-1 pm.

Belting tunes out for you to dance the night away, you will not see a band with tighter transitions between their songs.  Bring your song requests and the boys will give it a go or will work on that song for their next show. 

The guys that run the show are:

Monday's Gone Band

(From L-R)

  • Andrew Lorimer – Keyboards – vocals
  • Mark Wing- Guitar – vocals
  • Owen Smith – Drums – vocals
  • Don Vinette – Bass – vocals

Band Interests

Tequila & Jagerbombs & Beer…oh, yeah, and music!

https://www.facebook.com/MondaysGone/

May
12
Sat
Monday’s Gone
May 12 @ 9:00 pm

MONDAY’S GONE

THE greatest Band in the Comox Valley, they put on a great show full of personality, as well great to watch, they sound fab too!! Play at the Whistle Stop Friday and Saturday nights, 9-1 pm.

Belting tunes out for you to dance the night away, you will not see a band with tighter transitions between their songs.  Bring your song requests and the boys will give it a go or will work on that song for their next show. 

The guys that run the show are:

Monday's Gone Band

(From L-R)

  • Andrew Lorimer – Keyboards – vocals
  • Mark Wing- Guitar – vocals
  • Owen Smith – Drums – vocals
  • Don Vinette – Bass – vocals

Band Interests

Tequila & Jagerbombs & Beer…oh, yeah, and music!

https://www.facebook.com/MondaysGone/

May
18
Fri
Monday’s Gone
May 18 @ 9:00 pm

MONDAY’S GONE

THE greatest Band in the Comox Valley, they put on a great show full of personality, as well great to watch, they sound fab too!! Play at the Whistle Stop Friday and Saturday nights, 9-1 pm.

Belting tunes out for you to dance the night away, you will not see a band with tighter transitions between their songs.  Bring your song requests and the boys will give it a go or will work on that song for their next show. 

The guys that run the show are:

Monday's Gone Band

(From L-R)

  • Andrew Lorimer – Keyboards – vocals
  • Mark Wing- Guitar – vocals
  • Owen Smith – Drums – vocals
  • Don Vinette – Bass – vocals

Band Interests

Tequila & Jagerbombs & Beer…oh, yeah, and music!

https://www.facebook.com/MondaysGone/

May
19
Sat
Monday’s Gone
May 19 @ 9:00 pm

MONDAY’S GONE

THE greatest Band in the Comox Valley, they put on a great show full of personality, as well great to watch, they sound fab too!! Play at the Whistle Stop Friday and Saturday nights, 9-1 pm.

Belting tunes out for you to dance the night away, you will not see a band with tighter transitions between their songs.  Bring your song requests and the boys will give it a go or will work on that song for their next show. 

The guys that run the show are:

Monday's Gone Band

(From L-R)

  • Andrew Lorimer – Keyboards – vocals
  • Mark Wing- Guitar – vocals
  • Owen Smith – Drums – vocals
  • Don Vinette – Bass – vocals

Band Interests

Tequila & Jagerbombs & Beer…oh, yeah, and music!

https://www.facebook.com/MondaysGone/

May
25
Fri
Monday’s Gone
May 25 @ 9:00 pm

MONDAY’S GONE

THE greatest Band in the Comox Valley, they put on a great show full of personality, as well great to watch, they sound fab too!! Play at the Whistle Stop Friday and Saturday nights, 9-1 pm.

Belting tunes out for you to dance the night away, you will not see a band with tighter transitions between their songs.  Bring your song requests and the boys will give it a go or will work on that song for their next show. 

The guys that run the show are:

Monday's Gone Band

(From L-R)

  • Andrew Lorimer – Keyboards – vocals
  • Mark Wing- Guitar – vocals
  • Owen Smith – Drums – vocals
  • Don Vinette – Bass – vocals

Band Interests

Tequila & Jagerbombs & Beer…oh, yeah, and music!

https://www.facebook.com/MondaysGone/

May
26
Sat
Monday’s Gone
May 26 @ 9:00 pm

MONDAY’S GONE

THE greatest Band in the Comox Valley, they put on a great show full of personality, as well great to watch, they sound fab too!! Play at the Whistle Stop Friday and Saturday nights, 9-1 pm.

Belting tunes out for you to dance the night away, you will not see a band with tighter transitions between their songs.  Bring your song requests and the boys will give it a go or will work on that song for their next show. 

The guys that run the show are:

Monday's Gone Band

(From L-R)

  • Andrew Lorimer – Keyboards – vocals
  • Mark Wing- Guitar – vocals
  • Owen Smith – Drums – vocals
  • Don Vinette – Bass – vocals

Band Interests

Tequila & Jagerbombs & Beer…oh, yeah, and music!

https://www.facebook.com/MondaysGone/

Jun
1
Fri
Ryder Bachman Band
Jun 1 @ 9:00 pm

Ryder Bachman Band

Image may contain: 1 person, on stage and guitar

Greasy, Bluesy, Loosey-Goosey, Skankin’-Reggae, Country-Fried, Funky, Rockin’, RnBin’, Blue-Eyed Soul!! WARNING: BRING YER DANCIN’ SHOES

Band Members

Ryder Bachman: Vocals & Guitar
Darryl Milne: Bass
James Lambert: Guitar & Vocals
Mike Berman: Drums
https://www.facebook.com/ryderbachmanband/
Biography
Paxton Bachman was born in BC but raised in Winnipeg ’til he was 11 and relocated back to Vancouver. Before he could walk he was enamoured with his parents record collection, which was stacked with Disco, Stax & Motown records as well as records of his Fathers and Uncles bands ~ BTO and The Guess Who!
As a youngster raised by musicians he was exposed to the best music by Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Freddie King, Leon Russell, George Benson, Steely Dan, The Beatles and many more.
Paxton’s first major musical experience was recording backing vocals for a Doug and the Slugs song produced in Little Mountain Sound Studios, which was pressed on vinyl 45 rpm. After this, he was hooked!
Paxton has toured Canada as guitarist and musical director for Texas blues legend, Sonny Rhodes. He has toured across Canada with Sonny and opened for such Blues Icons as 10 Years After, Robert Cray and Jeff Healey.
Paxton has performed on stage rawkin’ out with his famous Uncle Randy in arenas & clubs as well as with the Doobie Brothers, playing a whole encore with them in the USA. He has had guests appear on his stage, such as Marc Ford (Black Crowes, Ben Harper) and the Booker T Band.
A couple of years ago, Paxton took a break away from the Industry to get his head together and moved to Vancouver Island. He wanted to play music on his own terms and prove himself without being attached to his famous last name. During that revitalization, he regrouped, started writing again and put together a band, all the while calling himself Ryder Hawkins. The Ryder Hawkins Band have been touring the Island and fine tuning their act and are ready to take their show on the road, with a pocketful of great original songs and some classics, too. Paxton is also ready now to proudly reclaim his family name after proving to himself he can make his music as he sees fit, under his own terms.
When people hear Paxton perform they cannot help but be engrossed in the feeling and passion he exudes. In years to come, those in Paxton’s audiences today will be able to say they saw the legend in the making and one day soon, his Uncle and Father will be asked, “hey, are you from the same family as PAXTON? ” Funky, Blusey RnB, Rock n Roll!!
Jun
2
Sat
Ryder Bachman Band
Jun 2 @ 9:00 pm

Ryder Bachman Band

Image may contain: 1 person, on stage and guitar

Greasy, Bluesy, Loosey-Goosey, Skankin’-Reggae, Country-Fried, Funky, Rockin’, RnBin’, Blue-Eyed Soul!! WARNING: BRING YER DANCIN’ SHOES

Band Members

Ryder Bachman: Vocals & Guitar
Darryl Milne: Bass
James Lambert: Guitar & Vocals
Mike Berman: Drums
https://www.facebook.com/ryderbachmanband/
Biography
Paxton Bachman was born in BC but raised in Winnipeg ’til he was 11 and relocated back to Vancouver. Before he could walk he was enamoured with his parents record collection, which was stacked with Disco, Stax & Motown records as well as records of his Fathers and Uncles bands ~ BTO and The Guess Who!
As a youngster raised by musicians he was exposed to the best music by Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Freddie King, Leon Russell, George Benson, Steely Dan, The Beatles and many more.
Paxton’s first major musical experience was recording backing vocals for a Doug and the Slugs song produced in Little Mountain Sound Studios, which was pressed on vinyl 45 rpm. After this, he was hooked!
Paxton has toured Canada as guitarist and musical director for Texas blues legend, Sonny Rhodes. He has toured across Canada with Sonny and opened for such Blues Icons as 10 Years After, Robert Cray and Jeff Healey.
Paxton has performed on stage rawkin’ out with his famous Uncle Randy in arenas & clubs as well as with the Doobie Brothers, playing a whole encore with them in the USA. He has had guests appear on his stage, such as Marc Ford (Black Crowes, Ben Harper) and the Booker T Band.
A couple of years ago, Paxton took a break away from the Industry to get his head together and moved to Vancouver Island. He wanted to play music on his own terms and prove himself without being attached to his famous last name. During that revitalization, he regrouped, started writing again and put together a band, all the while calling himself Ryder Hawkins. The Ryder Hawkins Band have been touring the Island and fine tuning their act and are ready to take their show on the road, with a pocketful of great original songs and some classics, too. Paxton is also ready now to proudly reclaim his family name after proving to himself he can make his music as he sees fit, under his own terms.
When people hear Paxton perform they cannot help but be engrossed in the feeling and passion he exudes. In years to come, those in Paxton’s audiences today will be able to say they saw the legend in the making and one day soon, his Uncle and Father will be asked, “hey, are you from the same family as PAXTON? ” Funky, Blusey RnB, Rock n Roll!!