Music

Ocean Athletics’ Roy Jiang – a senior at Southridge School – will study, run track and play clarinet at the California Institute of Technology beginning this fall. (Gordon Kalisch/Fast Track Sports Photography)

‘Triple-threat’ Southridge School student runs toward CalTech

Roy Jiang will compete on track team, play in the university’s symphony and study bioengineering

Ocean Athletics’ Roy Jiang – a senior at Southridge School – will study, run track and play clarinet at the California Institute of Technology beginning this fall. (Gordon Kalisch/Fast Track Sports Photography)
Members of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. (File photo)

B.C.-wide #DayOfMusic to feature 100-plus free virtual concerts May 15

‘Our colleagues across the province have figured out new ways to perform and connect,’ VSO boss says

Members of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. (File photo)
Peninsula-raised guitarist Michael Fabro’s nuevo-flamenco album Tasting Notes is a distillation of all of his musical experience, he says. Contributed photo

South Surrey acoustic guitarist offers listeners a taste of Spain

‘Tasting Notes’ a heady blend of Michael Fabro’s musical influences

Peninsula-raised guitarist Michael Fabro’s nuevo-flamenco album Tasting Notes is a distillation of all of his musical experience, he says. Contributed photo
Musician JJ Lavallee has a socially-distanced chat about his life and music career. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Musician JJ Lavallee has a socially-distanced chat about his life and music career. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
The Myrtle Sisters. (submitted photo)

VIDEO: ‘Magical adventure through musical time’ coming to Surrey’s Digital Stage

East Van’s harmony-singing Myrtle Sisters are featured in online broadcast of ‘Out of Time’

The Myrtle Sisters. (submitted photo)
Surrey resident Evan MacNamara, 20, received a Standing Tall Award from Coast Capital Savings last year. (YouTube photo)

VIDEO: Emotional ‘Standing Tall’ award moment for Surrey student musician

Prior to death, Evan MacNamara’s father wrote Coast Capital Savings with a request to help his son

Surrey resident Evan MacNamara, 20, received a Standing Tall Award from Coast Capital Savings last year. (YouTube photo)
A construction worker bursts into song on a Coquitlam job site in Langley musician Gino Gerussi’s performance of “Just In Love With A Girl” (Screen grab/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. construction worker who ‘can actually sing’ creates catchy tune

A job just to get through the pandemic turned into a career boost for Gino Gerussi

A construction worker bursts into song on a Coquitlam job site in Langley musician Gino Gerussi’s performance of “Just In Love With A Girl” (Screen grab/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Music producer Bill Haggerty at his new Elevated Music store in Cloverdale. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Music producer opens record store in Cloverdale as pandemic project

Town centre is now home to both Elevated Music and Redrum Records

Music producer Bill Haggerty at his new Elevated Music store in Cloverdale. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Shannon Zirnhelt, from left, her son Lockie, 3, Ella Kruus, 13, and Julia Zirnhelt, 13, co-founders of Third Planet Crusade are featured in a music video set to air on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C.-made music video launched in time for Earth Day 2021

Singer songwriter Shannon Zirnhelt worked with Third Planet Crusade on the project in the Cariboo

Shannon Zirnhelt, from left, her son Lockie, 3, Ella Kruus, 13, and Julia Zirnhelt, 13, co-founders of Third Planet Crusade are featured in a music video set to air on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Fans can see exuberant blues trombonist and bandleader Randy Oxford perform one more time April 29 in a re-streaming of a concert he recorded at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios in 2019. (Contributed photo)

Last hurrah for celebrated blues trombonist Randy Oxford

Restreaming of White Rock concert marks retirement from music

Fans can see exuberant blues trombonist and bandleader Randy Oxford perform one more time April 29 in a re-streaming of a concert he recorded at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios in 2019. (Contributed photo)
Surrey-based band Sleepy Gonzales is featured in "The Longest Intermission," a new online concert series. (submitted photo)

VIDEO: ‘Longest Intermission’ concerts spotlight Surrey-rooted bands with nowhere else to play

Brass Camel and Sleepy Gonzales recorded at Ocean Park hall for virtual concerts on two May dates

Surrey-based band Sleepy Gonzales is featured in "The Longest Intermission," a new online concert series. (submitted photo)
Surrey’s Joy Chapman in a video of her working on scales before her successful world-record attempt to sing the lowest female note. (Photo: youtube.com)

VIDEO: Surrey singer hits world’s lowest female note after ‘ridiculous’ ordeal to set record

‘I’m going to do another attempt to smash the record,’ Joy Chapman promises

Surrey’s Joy Chapman in a video of her working on scales before her successful world-record attempt to sing the lowest female note. (Photo: youtube.com)
Langley’s Dallas Smith, seen here at the JUNO Awards in 2017, is among performers during the 2021 Canuck Country Rocks benefit concert, online on Thursday, April 29. (Photo: Youtube)
Langley’s Dallas Smith, seen here at the JUNO Awards in 2017, is among performers during the 2021 Canuck Country Rocks benefit concert, online on Thursday, April 29. (Photo: Youtube)
Frank Ludwig in the control room. (Photo submitted)

The Day They Closed The Old Mill Down in song

Former member of Trooper captures the essence of small town struggles and triumphs

Frank Ludwig in the control room. (Photo submitted)
There’s a growing trend of sex traffickers moving young women from Quebec who speak little or no English to Alberta, says Not in My City, a nonprofit founded by Paul Brandt. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fighting human trafficking ‘more urgent’ amid pandemic, says Canadian country star Paul Brandt

New report suggests growing trend of sex traffickers moving young women from Quebec, who speak little or no English, to Alberta

There’s a growing trend of sex traffickers moving young women from Quebec who speak little or no English to Alberta, says Not in My City, a nonprofit founded by Paul Brandt. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
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LISTEN: Mad Symphony scores Australian label deal with hard rock songs

Members of the six-piece band are from Surrey, Maple Ridge and Vancouver

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Kerry O’ Donovan and Melissa Funnell rehearse for White Rock Players Club’s online revue Duets, held over at whiterockplayers.ca until April 7. (Rebecca Sutherland photo)

SIGHTLINES: Classy ‘Duets’ a well-presented COVID-era show

White Rock Players online production held over to April 7

Kerry O’ Donovan and Melissa Funnell rehearse for White Rock Players Club’s online revue Duets, held over at whiterockplayers.ca until April 7. (Rebecca Sutherland photo)
Keilani Elizabeth Rose. Photography by Lia Crowe

In Studio interview With Keilani Rose

Actor, Dancer, DJ, Producer has several projects on the go

  • Mar 26, 2021
Keilani Elizabeth Rose. Photography by Lia Crowe
Ashley Pater sings “Someone Like Me” in a video created for the Music City Surrey Showcase. (Photo: YouTube.com)

Surrey-made songs/videos pop up in ‘Music City’ project focused on local artists

‘There’s so much talent in Surrey,’ raves project lead Sami Ghawi

Ashley Pater sings “Someone Like Me” in a video created for the Music City Surrey Showcase. (Photo: YouTube.com)
Richard Sera, left, and Andre Kunkel are The Piano Men. (submitted photo)

‘Piano Men’ keyed up to duel in another Surrey Digital Stage concert

Longtime bandmates Richard Sera and Andre Kunkel are featured online April 9 and beyond

Richard Sera, left, and Andre Kunkel are The Piano Men. (submitted photo)