Thursday March 8th 8pm Steve McKinnon with Marty Jones and friends a veteran songwriter

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he has chosen the Cowichan Valley as his home this past 20 years or so known primarily as a bass player over the years, he has written and performed his many songs and well chosen covers to many a Canadian audience… in the process of releasing a long awaited CD of originals… we will hear that project tonite… $15 door $12 advance

Friday March 9th 8pm David Vest
a master of the boogie woogie style piano playing a veteran of the blues / gospel / country scenes a storyteller extraordinaire he returns as often as he wants $22 door $20 advance

Saturday March 10th Silva Sound

8pm

dub / fusion / rock from Saltspring Island $15 door $12 advance
www.reverbnation.com/silvasound www.myspace.com/silvavotum www.facebook.com/silvasounds

Sunday March 11th 2pm Anna Borch
An 18 year old singer/songwriter, a student at Brentwood College she will be performing on the second Sunday of each month till next summer…. I see a reason to help this gal get her 10,000 hours in… she is worth the investment and like Hope King she will be introducing a new performer each month $12 door $10 advance

Monday March 12th 8pm Eric St-Laurent Trio
Afro-Cuban rhythms’ combined with jazz and blues elements are the heart of the trio’s music Eric St-Laurent playing guitars, Michel DeQuevedo on percussion and Jordan O'Connor on bass… $20 door $15 advance
http://www.sarahkimturnbull.com/eric-stlaurent-trio/

Tuesday March 13th 8pm Blues Tuesday
where various off-duty blues players get together and rent ice time to shoot a game or two of musical shinny… always interesting… hosts Thor and the Thundercat… $10 for audience…$5 for musicians

Wednesday March 14th 7pm Kevin Annett Stopping the War of Terror Against Children: Putting the Pope on Trial
a talk and discussion come listen, become informed, make a decision what is it needs be done to create an atmosphere of admittance and desire to rectify suggested donation of $10

Thursday March 15th 8pm Emily Spiller with Doc Prophet
armed with loop machines, laptops and microphones, they create ‘live’ layers on stage like you've never heard before. Emily is a ‘live’ looping artist. Nominated for five Vancouver Island Music awards in 2011, she won "Female Vocalist of the Year" shortly after returning from an Australian tour and a showcase at Canadian Music Fest in Toronto. A hint of Imogen Heap-meets-Zap Mama with a splash of Feist, she blends jazz & blues with layered harmonies over vocal percussion, Doc Prophet: is a producer, beat maker, beat boxer, multi-instrumentalist, Doc Prophet is a man with a soul for all things music. Starting at the tender age of ten with a guitar lead to anything he could get his hands on from drums & bass to looping software and his big love: producing.
www.docprophetmusic.com
www.emilyspiller.com

$15 Door $12 advance

Friday March 16th 8pm
Bluegrass Fever / Cornshed a mini-bluegrass festival takes place this evening Bluegrass Fever, traditional from the Island and Cornshed, newgrass, comes over from Vancouver pickin’ n’ grinnin’ finger snappin’ toe tappin’ bluegrass music $18 door $15 advance
www.bluegrassfever.ca www.cornshedband.com

Saturday March 17th 8pm Fairweather Father / TBA
Let me vouch for Fairweather Father…. they have the energy and the material to make a big splash you might want to support them on their way up…. good rock with a hard edge yet a bit of pop and delivered in a really fun way $15 door $12 advance

Sunday March 18th 8pm Lena’s Living Room
Lena is joined by some musical friends as they do the ‘living room jam’ kinda thang very cool with its laid back feel… $12 door $10 advance

Monday March 19th 8pm Kaslo / Kites at Night / The Dying Merchants
3 touring folk pop heavy rock band all in one night yahoo $15 door $12 advance

Tuesday March 20th 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday …various musicians drop in and play a few of their new works…
others attempt for the first time… all in all it is about community… no fear …no attitudes… just people getting their ‘legs’ … (drum kit and amps are set in place for this evening)

$5 for everyone

Wednesday March 21st 8pm King of Canadian Comedy Mike MacDonald
with comedian

Matt Billon
so you want to laugh, want to have holes poked into your realities… this will be the night…hahhahhahhah $25 door $20 advance

Friday March 23rd 8pm Holly Arntzen / Kevin Wright
through musical energy encouraging social activism specifically highlighting the plight of the salmon and very good at what they do…. $15 door $12 advance
www.artistresponseteam.com

Saturday March 24th 2pm Stacy Farkas
having already been performing on stages to thousands of people, wowing the audiences for Victoria’s Got Talent, and with over 25 performances under her belt, she is having her first full 1 hour concert this afternoon… monies raised will go towards securing a piano for Stacy so as she can continue her musical discoveries… oh…Stacy, just turning 7 years old, $10 ticket (only 60)

Saturday March 24th 8pm Beacon Hill A new Victoria band playing a variety of original and traditional folk, fiddle and acoustic music… they say they will do their darndest to make you weep, lift your spirit and tap your toes… Paola Mari…vocals / Daniel Mari…guitar-vocals Courtney Campbell…violin / Monique Fink…cello $15 door $12 advance

Sunday March 25th 8pm Shayne Koyzcan
and his band

The Short Story Long “All Things Spoken”
spoken word as performance art… world class performed at the Olympics Opening Ceremony and was a hit

$25 door $22 advance
http://turnermusic.com/shortstorylong.shtml

Monday March 26th 8pm Melissa Ruth
from Oregon do your homework and come give her a chance $15 advance $20 door
www.melissaruthmusic.com

Tuesday March 27th 8pm ish Dress Rehearsal Tuesday For The Love of Words
with your host Bill Levity …a written word appreciation night…come out and share your poems, stories or your favourite piece by someone else…sing it, chant, word break dancing, read off the page, it's a night of word appreciation … most empowering and invigorating… $5 for readers…$10 for others

Wednesday March 28th The Brains

8pm

Montreal's best psychobilly band And that alone makes it worth it $15 door $12 advance
www.myspace.com/thebrains

Thursday March 29th 8pm Stef Lang
in concert a treat… a real treat special guest: Lola Parks $25 door $20 advance
www.stephlang.ca www.lolaparks.com

Friday March 30th Notch 21

8pm

Vancouver Island CD release tour John Straathof is from Qualicum Beach spent the last five years of his life creating intense, melodic and hard hitting dance tracks. all original will have to make some room I reckon… $15 door $12 advance
http://www.notch21.com

Saturday March 31st Jodi Doidge

8pm

from Vancouver she recently released her first EP ‘Little Love Songs’ March 30th at the Solstice Cafe in Victoria for those who can’t get here $15 door $12 advance
http://soundcloud.com/jodidoidge http://www.youtube.com/user/JSSDOIDGE/videos

Sunday April 1st 2pm The Hope King Hour
90 minutes of great entertainment on the first Sunday of each month with young singer/songwriter Hope King… joining her is stepdad Scott Magill, as they bring you a vast repertoire of country classics new country and originals that entertain for sure and Hope highlights a local young musician with each monthly visit $12 door $10 advance

Sunday April 1st 8pm Camille Miller
http://www.camillemiller.com

Monday April 2nd 8pm Headliner’s Rock School Showcase

Tuesday April 3rd 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday …various musicians drop in and play a few of their new works…
others attempt for the first time… all in all it is about community… no fear …no attitudes… just people getting their ‘legs’ … (drum kit and amps are set in place f or this evening) $5 for everyone

Thursday April 5th 8pm Dayna Manning / Ryan McMahon
$20 door $15 advance
www.ryanmcmahon.com

Saturday April 7th 2pm - 4pm Poetry Workshop
with

Jeremy Loveday
Jeremy Loveday is an award-winning poet recognized for both his writing and performance. He was Victoria’s 2010 Individual Poetry Slam Champion and he has represented Victoria at national poetry slam competitions 3 times. Jeremy has had the honour of performing at a wide range of events including Tedx Victoria, The Islands Folk Festival, the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, and on the finals stage of the Vancouver International Poetry Festival when he was chosen as 1 of 2 festival highlights. In December 2011, Jeremy performed his poem “An Ode to Courage” as the official memorial tribute to Jack Layton at the 50th Anniversary BC NDP convention. Jeremy Loveday is also a skilled creative facilitator dedicated to spreading the power of spoken word. He has taught classes to adults, teens, and youth at risk. Currently, he is a director of Tongues of Fire and the Victoria Poetry Project. In this role he hosted the first ever Victoria Secondary School Slam Championships and has grown this event over the last 3 years. His poems have been published in journals, magazines, and online in countries around the world. all day sliding scale $10-$15

Saturday April 7th 8pm Poetry Night With Jeremy Loveday
those that were in the workshop all day get the chance to perform their works as well

$12 door $10 advance

Sunday April 8th 2pm Anna Borch
An 18 year old singer/songwriter, a student at BrentwoodCollege she will be performing on the second Sunday of each month till next summer…. I see a reason to help this gal get her 10,000 hours in… she is worth the investment and like Hope King she will be introducing a new performer each month $12 door $10 advance

Sunday April 8th 8pm Bill Bourne
Bill asked if we had an opening around the 6th of April as he was going to be performing in Comox on that date …well the 8th was open then I realized it was Easter Sunday… and I figured what an opportunity to have the past music of Bill Bourne resurrected… and a chance to hear the new offerings of one of Canada’s finest troubadours $25 door $20 advance
www.billbourne.com

Monday April 9th 8pm Sights and Sounds
http://www.jamesstruthers.com

Tuesday April 10th 8pm Blues Tuesday
where various off-duty blues players get together and rent ice time to shoot a game or two of musical shinny… always interesting… hosts Thor and the Thundercat… $10 for audience…$5 for musicians

Wednesday April 11th 8pm Dianna Braithwaite-Chris Whiteley and friends
a real treat having them return to the Showroom… just some of coolest moments you will experience in that 40’s-50’s blues recording style $25 door $20 advance

Thursday April 12th TBA

8pm

Friday April 13th 8pm Kelly Joe Phelps
an American singer/songwriter of renown if you do not know of him then you should… again do the homework and we should see you here $30 door $25 advance
www.kellyjoephelps.net

Saturday April 14th 8pm Jeremy Fisher
yes, Jeremy Fisher is coming to the Showroom $20 door $15 advance
www.jeremyfishermusic.com

Sunday April 15th 8pm Lena’s Living Room
Lena is joined by some musical friends as they do the ‘living room jam’ kinda thang very cool with its laid back feel… $12 door $10 advance

Monday April 16th 8pm Angela Saini

Tuesday April 17th 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday …various musicians drop in and play a few of their new works…
others attempt for the first time… all in all it is about community… no fear …no attitudes… just people getting their ‘legs’ … (drum kit and amps are set in place for this evening) $5 for everyone

Wednesday April 18th 8pm Lynn Miles
singer/songwriter Juno winner / Canadian Folk Music Award winner she was just at the last Islands Folk Festival…

I have been presenting her to Duncan audiences since I arrived 23 years ago… she is a musical treat…a ‘do not miss’ concert $20 advance $25 door

Friday April 20th 8pm EXER
heavy metal at the Showroom special guests The Day He Quit $15 door $12 advance

Saturday April 21st Duncan Drum Workshop
details to follow

SOLD OUT

Sunday April 22nd 8pm Blackie and the Rodeo Kings SOLD OUT

Yes , BaRK is coming to the Showroom as a 5 piece band Colin Linden / Stephen Fearing / Tom Wilson / Gary Craig on drums Don’t know the bass player but I doubt he sucks…lol Only 70 tickets to be sold Special guest: Hope King $85 cash $90 credit card $110 front row (7 seats)
www.blackieandtherodeokings.com

SOLD OUT

Tuesday April 24th 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday For The Love of Words
with your host Bill Levity …a written word appreciation night…come out and share your poems, stories or your favourite piece by someone else…sing it, chant, word break dancing,

read off the page, it's a night of word appreciation … most empowering and invigorating… $5 for readers…$10 for others

Thursday April 26th 8pm The Sweet Alibi
the latest vocal harmonizing trio to come out of that wintery Winnipeg… they have taking the folk/roots world by storm great lyricism combined with sweet prairie vocals $20 door $15 advance
www.sweetalibi.com

Saturday April 28th 11am-4pm Glenn Hawkins Art Show and Sale
watercolours

7pm-9pm Reception
meet and greet the artist

Sunday April 29th 11am-4am Glenn Hawkins Art Show and Sale

Sunday April 29th 8pm Elizabeth Shepherd
a new voice/piano player in the jazz world, recently a new mother, she brings all those sensations to her new works and she is creating quite a following $20 door $15 advance
www.elizabethshepherd.com

Tuesday May 1st 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday …various musicians drop in and play a few of their new works…
others attempt for the first time… all in all it is about community… no fear …no attitudes… just people getting their ‘legs’ … (drum kit and amps are set in place for this evening) $5 for everyone

Thursday May 3rd 8pm Allan Gerber In concert

Friday May 4th 8pm Alex Vissia
singer / songwriter from Stony Plain Alberta… ‘entrenched in the roots of rock and country, but with a more sophisticated lyrical lean…’ she has won my musical ear $15 door $12 advance
www.alexvissia.com

Sunday May 6th 2pm The Hope King Hour
90 minutes of great entertainment on the first Sunday of each month with young singer/songwriter Hope King… joining her is stepdad Scott Magill, as they bring you a vast repertoire of country classics new country and originals that entertain for sure and Hope highlights a local young musician with each monthly visit $12 door $10 advance

Tuesday May 8th 8pm Blues Tuesday
where various off-duty blues players get together and rent ice time to shoot a game or two of musical shinny… always interesting… hosts Thor and the Thundercat… $10 for audience…$5 for musicians

Saturday May 12th 8pm Donna and Bill Konsorado / Allen Dobbs
3 great musicians that call the island home from Allen’s countrified roots to Donna’s acoustic prairie folk as performed on her 5 string banjo’s… Bill is a piano tuner by day and much appreciated accompanist this night to those that know of these performers, your mission is to spread the word… to others…you will not be disappointed $15 door $12 advance

Sunday May 13th 2pm Anna Borch
An 18 year old singer/songwriter, a student at BrentwoodCollege she will be performing on the second Sunday of each month till next summer…. I see a reason to help this gal get her 10,000 hours in… she is worth the investment and like Hope King she will be introducing a new performer each month

$12 door $10 advance

Sunday May 13th 8pm Michael Jerome Browne
acoustic blues at its finest… on the west coast as a mentor in the Hornby Island Blues Camp, he had an extra day so I jumped all over it the real deal $25 door $20 advance

Tuesday May 15th 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday …various musicians drop in and play a few of their new works…
others attempt for the first time… all in all it is about community… no fear …no attitudes… just people getting their ‘legs’ … (drum kit and amps are set in place for this evening) $5 for everyone

Thursday May 17th 8pm Leathen Milne / Colin Easthope
they understand roots/bluegrass traditions and delve into their vocals and instruments with fervor I immediately asked them to come back after their stellar first performance at the Showroom. $15 door $12 advance
www.leathanmilne.com www.colineasthope.com

Tuesday May 22nd 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday …various musicians drop in and play a few of their new works…
others attempt for the first time… all in all it is about community… no fear …no attitudes… just people getting their ‘legs’ … (drum kit and amps are set in place for this evening) $5 for everyone

Friday May 25th 8pm Tim Williams
a blues troubadour living in the High River area of Alberta he ventures to the west coast… a true gentle man of the country blues, he is a story teller as well… an evening that I highly recommend to all acoustic roots/ blues lovers special guests: Royal Canadians $25 door $20 advance
http://www.go.to/twilliamsblues.com

Tuesday May 29th 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday For The Love of Words
with your host Bill Levity …a written word appreciation night…come out and share your poems, stories or your favourite piece by someone else…sing it, chant, word break dancing,

read off the page, it's a night of word appreciation … most empowering and invigorating… $5 for readers…$10 for others

Thursday May 31st 8pm Ryan Mcmahon / Chris Arruda / Cory Woodward
an evening with 3 singer/songwriters $18 door $15 advance

Friday June 1st 8pm Annabelle Chvosteck
She performed here years ago solo then was one third of the Wailin’ Jennies now she is back here solo she writes great tunes and the deliveries are impeccable so glad she is coming back….a real treat $20 door $18 advance
www.annabelle.org

Saturday June 2nd 2pm David Newbury / Scott Cook
It is a Saturday night and the boys offered an inexpensive ticket price to encourage you to give them a listen… and these guys are worth it $12 door $10 advance

Tuesday June 5th 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday …various musicians drop in and play a few of their new works…
others attempt for the first time… all in all it is about community… no fear …no attitudes… just people getting their ‘legs’ …

(drum kit and amps are set in place for this evening) $5 for everyone

Tuesday June 12th 8pm Blues Tuesday
where various off-duty blues players get together and rent ice time to shoot a game or two of musical shinny… always interesting… hosts Thor and the Thundercat… $10 for audience…$5 for musicians

Tuesday June 19th 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday …various musicians drop in and play a few of their new works…
others attempt for the first time… all in all it is about community… no fear …no attitudes… just people getting their ‘legs’ … (drum kit and amps are set in place for this evening) $5 for everyone

Sunday June 24th 8pm Mike Essoudry's Mash Potato Mashers

Tuesday June 26th 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday For The Love of Words
with your host Bill Levity …a written word appreciation night…come out and share your poems, stories or your favourite piece by someone else…sing it, chant, word break dancing,

read off the page, it's a night of word appreciation … most empowering and invigorating… $5 for readers…$10 for others

Wednesday June 27th 8pm Modern Grass Music
www.themoderngrassquartet.com www.facebook.com/themoderngrassquartet

Tuesday July 3rd 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday …various musicians drop in and play a few of their new works…
others attempt for the first time… all in all it is about community… no fear …no attitudes… just people getting their ‘legs’ … (drum kit and amps are set in place for this evening) $5 for everyone

Wednesday July 4th 8pm Mike Alviano / Shannon Lyon

Saturday July 7th 8pm Dead Eyes Open The Body Politic Silence Theory
…so you like loud heavy rock? then get here for tonites show… starting out on a western Canada tour you will not be at all disappointed $15 door $12 advance

Tuesday July 10th 8pm Blues Tuesday
where various off-duty blues players get together and rent ice time to shoot a game or two of musical shinny… always interesting… hosts Thor and the Thundercat… $10 for audience…$5 for musicians

Tuesday July 17th 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday …various musicians drop in and play a few of their new works…
others attempt for the first time… all in all it is about community… no fear …no attitudes… just people getting their ‘legs’ … (drum kit and amps are set in place for this evening) $5 for everyone

Wednesday July 18th 8pm The Slim Milkie Band / the Abbey Hoffman Society
love the band names that alone shows some integrity looking forward to this one $15 door $12 advance
www.slimmilkie.com

Monday July 23rd 8:30pm Danny Schmidt and Carries Elkin

Tuesday July 24th 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday …various musicians drop in and play a few of their new works…
others attempt for the first time… all in all it is about community… no fear …no attitudes… just people getting their ‘legs’ … (drum kit and amps are set in place for this evening) $5 for everyone

Tuesday July 31st 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday For The Love of Words
with your host Bill Levity …a written word appreciation night…come out and share your poems, stories or your favourite piece by someone else…sing it, chant, word break dancing, read off the page, it's a night of word appreciation … most empowering and invigorating… $5 for readers…$10 for others

Tuesday August 7th 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday …various musicians drop in and play a few of their new works…
others attempt for the first time… all in all it is about community… no fear …no attitudes… just people getting their ‘legs’ … (drum kit and amps are set in place for this evening) $5 for everyone

Tuesday August 14th 8pm Blues Tuesday
where various off-duty blues players get together and rent ice time to shoot a game or two of musical shinny… always interesting… hosts Thor and the Thundercat… $10 for audience…$5 for musicians

Tuesday August 21st 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday …various musicians drop in and play a few of their new works…
others attempt for the first time… all in all it is about community… no fear …no attitudes… just people getting their ‘legs’ … (drum kit and amps are set in place for this evening) $5 for everyone

Tuesday August 28th 8pm Dress Rehearsal Tuesday For The Love of Words
with your host Bill Levity …a written word appreciation night…come out and share your poems, stories or your favourite piece by someone else…sing it, chant, word break dancing, read off the page, it's a night of word appreciation … most empowering and invigorating… $5 for readers…$10 for others

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