Music

Image from Ranj Singh’s video for his song “Restless Nights,” posted to YouTube.com.

VIDEO: Surrey musician’s ‘Restless Nights’ features Dr. Henry, Dix in song about loss, grief

‘I lost my older brother and wanted to write a song that would capture my grief,’ Ranj Singh says

Image from Ranj Singh’s video for his song “Restless Nights,” posted to YouTube.com.
Samara Bortz directs one of Crescent Choirs’ six choral groups at a 2019 concert. Chris Leach photo

Crescent Choirs host sing-along Zoom carolling

Participatory online concert scheduled from 4-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13

Samara Bortz directs one of Crescent Choirs’ six choral groups at a 2019 concert. Chris Leach photo
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
National champion beatboxer Vino Cuenca, a Surrey resident, in photo posted to facebook.com/BeatboxCanada.
National champion beatboxer Vino Cuenca, a Surrey resident, in photo posted to facebook.com/BeatboxCanada.
Tom Jackson and bassist Kirby Barber in a trailer for "The Huron Carole," from video posted to youtube.com.

Tom Jackson’s ‘Huron Carole’ concert in White Rock goes virtual to feed hungry Canadians

Surrey broadcast date of Blue Frog-recorded show is Friday, Dec. 11, to benefit Surrey Food Bank

Tom Jackson and bassist Kirby Barber in a trailer for "The Huron Carole," from video posted to youtube.com.
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’90s rock band from Delta resurfaces with songs never properly recorded or released

Underwater Sunshine’s online reunion involves four guys who lost contact for years

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Surrey singer Glisha, band Sylvia Platters win Fraser Valley Music Awards

Nov. 19 event saw awards for artists in 16 categories, including former Surreyite Ashley Pater

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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)
Karen Kristjanson launched her co-parenting book in 2017, and now hopes a country-folk song she wrote will become “an anthem for the shared parenting movement.” (File photo)

South Surrey author, life coach adds musician to resumé

Karen Kristjanson hopes song ‘becomes an anthem for the shared parenting movement’

Karen Kristjanson launched her co-parenting book in 2017, and now hopes a country-folk song she wrote will become “an anthem for the shared parenting movement.” (File photo)
Cartoon image of Surrey-raised rapper Merkules in video for the song “Apply Pressure,” posted to Youtube.com.

Surrey-raised rapper Merkules hits home with new album, which he’s posted to YouTube

‘I don’t care if you steal it either, as long as you’re listening,’ he says

Cartoon image of Surrey-raised rapper Merkules in video for the song “Apply Pressure,” posted to Youtube.com.
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)
Tyler Joe Miller. (submitted photo)
Tyler Joe Miller. (submitted photo)
The Sunshine Band Club video posted to Youtube.
The Sunshine Band Club video posted to Youtube.
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)
Five-piece band The Boom Booms hit the stage at Massey Theatre in New Westminster on Friday, Oct. 16, for the first of four concerts over two nights. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Five-piece band The Boom Booms hit the stage at Massey Theatre in New Westminster on Friday, Oct. 16, for the first of four concerts over two nights. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Tom Jackson and bassist Kirby Barber in a trailer for “The Huron Carole,” from video posted to youtube.com.

‘What A Blast!’ brass concert, Tom Jackson’s ‘Huron Carole’ on Surrey’s Digital Stage

Fall events offer a chance to ‘virtually connect, engage and find inspiration’

Tom Jackson and bassist Kirby Barber in a trailer for “The Huron Carole,” from video posted to youtube.com.
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)
New musical brings Viola Desmond’s civil-rights story to life with songs of the era

New musical brings Viola Desmond’s civil-rights story to life with songs of the era

‘Her story is such an important message to share,’ says show star/co-creator Krystle Dos Santos

New musical brings Viola Desmond’s civil-rights story to life with songs of the era
Filmed ‘Uprooted’ play tackles climate change with music from Surrey’s Elder-Labrie
Filmed ‘Uprooted’ play tackles climate change with music from Surrey’s Elder-Labrie