PAST SOUNDS & FURIES CONCERTS:
JANE SIBERRY in Concert celebrating her
"Three Queens Trilogy"
The Telus Theatre at UBC Chan Centre provided an intimate and
entertaining evening for Jane Siberry's standing-ovation performance
that kept her audience enthralled.
Quotes from November 8, 2012 Audience:
"Jane is such a unique, original performer."
"Her lyrics and voice touch me."
HOLLY NEAR & HER BAND in VANCOUVER!
"PEACE BECOMES YOU" TOUR
Saturday October 20
Last night's concert with Holly Near will remain with us for days
to come. An incredible and versatile evening -- songs of hope, love,
humour, the good and bad on our planet .... a true Holly Near concert!
Along with the incredible musicanship of her band, this Peace Becomes
You Tour is something not to be missed!
WELCOMES OLIVIA ALASKA-BOUND TRAVELLERS!
SATURDAY SEPT 15
and Sounds & Furies warmly welcomes Olivia women coming
into our town; we'd like to get to know you! Some of us will be
on the Alaska cruise and what better way to start off then a
MEET N' GREET..
BONNIE STE. CROIX
Launching her newest CD..."CANADIAN GIRL"with
Shari Ulrich & Kate Reid
Thursday November 10
"A wonderful concert".
Faith played to a full house and was her usual entertaining, sometimes
funny, always political self, in song and commentary.
The evening ended a sombre and touching note with organizers of
the Downtown Eastside Women's Memorial March speaking about their
friends and family members who are no longer with us. They who are
Following are excerpts from Ed Farolan's review of Ferron &
Band concert,Sunday September 7, 2008 at the Coast Plaza Hotel Ballroom.
For the full review, go to reviewvancouver.org
"Canadian folk legend Ferron came home to her roots in a show
that was not to be missed, and in fact, the full house at the hotel's
ballroom was proof enough. Ferron has that very casual style about
her that makes an audience feel at ease. After two hours (with a
brief intermission), the audience was asking for more, and she did
come back to do one more number....."Misty Mountain",
a favourite, was a familiar song to many of the Ferron fans. They
sang along and a few went to the back and danced to her singing.
The other band members were fabulous. -- Jami Sieber on Electric
Cello, Shelley Jennings on Electric Guitar, Darryl Havers on Keyboards
and surprise guest artist, Chris Norddquist* Each instrumentalist
blended in so well with Ferron's guitar-playing and her singing.
No one was trying to outdo anyone. It was just perfect harmony,
to coin that overused phrase"
"In their usual inimicable style, The Wyrd Sisters and guest
performers filled the room with their strong, vibrant womyns' voices
and words of humour, inspiration and pride." Vancouver loves
The Wyrd Sisters!!
the Ages" HEATHER BISHOP in concert with Special Guests G.L.A.S.S.
(Gay, Lesbian and Supportive Singers Youth Choir)
Sunday Sept 9
An engaging and enchanting concert from this talented singer, songwriter
and genuine Canadian hero. Her music was as moving as the lyrics
whether she was performing her classics or newer material.
The opening act was a real treat, and they performed with an energy
and enthusiasm which the audience greatly appreciated.
Monday Aug 6
Moving. Amazing. Inspiring. A treat for the ears. These are just
some of the ways to describe the Wyrd Sisters as they brought the
Vancouver Pride weekend to a fantastic finale. Through their varied
lineups, this band has never failed to deliver on songs to make
you think and dance.
BEREZAN with opening act Cris Derksen
Thursday June 28
Jennifer Berezan's concert was a wonderful mix of new and old songs,
reflective of the composition of the audience - those who have followed
her music from long-gone Calgary days to new fans hearing her for
the first time. Her craft is finely honed and her presentation is
personable yet professional. Jennifer's journeys to Malta and recordings
in underground temples have added another dimension to her work
that has added to the quality of her work.
Opening Act Cris Derksen, a young cellist extraordinaire, blew
people away. Her mix of classical training, hip hop and contemporary
gigs and her soft, mesmerizing voice, often wails reflective of
her aboriginal roots, held the audience in awe. Cris is a local
artist; if you haven't seen her yet, be sure to take in her next
concert around town.
Saturday June 23
Another powerhouse show from this rabble rousing performer at the
rocking Rhizome Cafe.
CHIARELLI & guests
Rita's low down growl of a voice had the crowd in awe as she performed
hits from her first to last record. Accompanied by the amazing bass
work of Joe Phillips and guitarist Papa John King, those who hadn't
heard her before realized why she has been crowned "the goddess
of Canadian blues." From heartwrenching Italian tunes to a
foot stomping version of Hound Dog, Rita and guests had the joint
An enthusiastic crowd in Victoria had a good time listening to new
and old Ferron songs at the comfortable Central Bar & Grill;
winner of Monday Magazine's recent award for "Best Venue for
Live Music" .
Vancouver. Truly a memorable evening. Old Ferron friends and fans
came out of the woodwork to fill the WISE Hall to capacity, hanging
on to each of Ferron's spoken and sung words, soaking up the stories,
the memories. Ferron's reception in her home town is always the
highlight of her westcoast performances.
LEWIS with Guest artist Kate Wolf
Some comments from concert goers:
"What an amazing
pianist and guitar player! She was awesome."
"She captivated her audience with her playfulness, storytelling
between songs, her compassion for others...and her downright silliness!
She indeed is a band in a body, one BIG talent rolled up into one
"Kate Wolf's vocals, bass playing and ability to ham it up
was the perfect complement to Zoe's performance."
FEENEY & Opening Act KATE REID
It was a packed house at the stylish (and tasty) Rhizome's Cafe.
The evenings entertainment was a moving blend of Kate Reid's songs
reflecting what it's like to be a dyke, to come out and life in
the small towns followed by headliner Anne's passionate political
songs of social justice. The audience loved them both and couldn't
get enough of these stellar performers.
is the Spice of Life: An evening of Known and Unknown Talent
The 2nd Variety is the Spice of Life show, hosted by Claire Robson
and Pat Hogan, proved to be a night of great talent - comedy, song,
spoken word bringing a variety of people together.
Over $365 was raised which will be shared between B.O.L.D.: Bold,
Old(er) Lesbians & Dykes 3rd Annual Westcoast Conference
(Sept 6-9, 2007) and QUIRK-E, Queer Imaging and Riting Kollective
Originally scheduled to play Vancouver in the summer, the wait
was well worth it. The Sisters had the venue hopping with a rousing
collection of past hits and very welcome new material.
WILLIAMSON celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the album "Changer
and the Changed" with special guests!>
A keynote in women's music. This concert was a must see for those
who were there at the beginning of the movement and for those who
had only heard of the amazing musical talent of Cris. It was a moving,
rocking celebration of a show and we look forward to Cris' 60th
SHOW FUNDRAISER FOR THE OVER 50'S LESBIAN CONFERENCE THIS FALL
Thanks to all who came out to the first of many variety shows
to come by Pat and Claire. An entertaining evening was had by all,
starting with the high energy performance of Kate Reid (www.katereid.net),
with special guest performers Sue/Bridgid McGowan and Carol Weaver
& ending with the talented, awesome young cellist, Chris Derksen
and theatre, music, and titillating acts in between. Money
raised went toward the Over 50's Lesbian
conference fall 2006.
CLINTON on her ITS COME TO THIS - 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
This highly successful comedien proved why her unique brand of humour has entertained audiences for a quarter of a century. From witty observations of "menstrual mummies, " religions as "guilt with different holidays" and trying to deal with the loss of your "personal omleter" after an Olivia cruise, Kate also made shrewd political commentary on Iraq and the new pope, "the widow ratzinger." Kate had the audience thinking even when she was making them laugh out loud.
WISHING CHAIR & Special Guest blues/folk legend PENNY LANG
Miriam Davidson and Kiya Heartwood, as Wishing Chair, definitely entertained the crowd with their songwriting, accordian playing, harmony singing, storytelling, hand drumming, banjo strumming, soul stirring musical skills. Warming up the crowd, Penny Lang amazed all with her folk, blues, country and gospel stylings.
and disappear Fear "No Bomb is Smart"
Beginning in April 2005, SONiA unveiled the new disappear fear lineup. SONiA's passionate voice, carrying her politically and emotionally aware lyrics, meshed seamlessly with Laura Cerrulli's masterful vocals/drumming and Angela Edge's rocking work on bass and trumpet. It was the first time this version of the band has played Vancouver, and we hope its not the last.
& Band: "Turning into Beautiful" New CD Release Concerts
Ferron's recent tour which saw her appear in 4 BC cities, Vancouver, Victoria, Gibson's Landing and Courtenay, was her usual fabulous display of musical and lyrical talent. The audience was moved by the performances and where Ferron is in her life. Likewise, Ferron and her band had a great time on this tour and were very appreciative of the audiences' enthuasiasm.
SIEBER, electric cellist from Seattle, in concert
Jami Sieber's cello performance and presentation of film clips and still images from her remarkable
experiences in Thailand with the Thai Elephant Orchestra was a musical and informational treat for all who attended.
WESTENHOEFER "Famous Lesbian Comedian"
There were lots of chuckles, guffaws, tears of laughter and nodding of heads at Suzanne's topical gay humour. The audience was greatly appreciative of her witty viewpoint and all who saw her hope to have this talented performer back in Vancouver soon.
Blue Tremblay sings from her new album "It's Got to Be About
The audience was treated to a warm and often humerous evening with
the consumate musical stylings of Lucie Blue. She was superbly matched
by opening act, Wishing Chair, who made their first but hopefully
not last Vancouver appearance.
WILLIAMSON in concert with Opening Act Linda McRae
This virtuoso womyn's music icon was in fine form and left the
crowds humming and singing and wishing the show could go on forever.
Linda McRae was a great intro act for Cris and we hope to see more
of her in the local venues.
NEAR in concert with John Bucchino on piano
This passionate singer/activist put on another flawless show which
demonstated why she is and continues to remain an icon in womyn's
SONiA of disappear fear in Concert
with Special Guest Rae Armour
An amazing, high energy show from this talented performer.
TIPTONS in Concert
The crowd at the Western Edge enjoyed a rocking evening with this
all-female sax quartet from Seattle. With a repertoire that ranges
from New Orleans jump groove to hip hop, punk to East European,
klezmer and beyond, the musical skills of the performers and their
obvious joy in their work energized the crowd.
Ellen did not disappoint the crowds! She put on a typical powerhouse
performance at the Anza Club and had the joint hoppin'. With a selection
of tunes from her vast repetoir, everyone got to hear old favorites
and new material. Special Guest Kat Danser warmed up the audience
with her outstanding contemporary roots & blues song stylings.
The Wyrd Sisters
The Wyrd Sisters did not disappoint! They put on another
amazing performance for the gathered audience. Playing a mix of
old favorites and new material their musical skills, vocal stylings
and enthuasiasm had the audience enchanted and delighted with the
Wyrd Sisters. We look forward to their return to Vancouver.
and Special Guest JAMI SIEBER
Once again Ferron gave a spectacular performance for the very welcoming
crowd. She pleased the audience with some of her classic songs and
enchanted them with some new material from an upcoming CD. She had
us laughing with her great song intros which often had little to
do with the actual song. Quotes from the audience included: "an
historical event" and "great to see Ferron again!"
Supported by Jami Sieber on electric cello, Don Benedictson on base
and Chris Nordquist on drums, it was a great evening.
ELVIRA KURT "Canada's Funniest Female Comic" and Special Guest Tracey
Elvira was in top comedic form in a performance which ran 1 and
1/2 hours. Her hilarious musings covered everything from age differences
in the lesbian community to the way we plague ourselves as adults
with "to do lists" we can never complete. Many in the
audience were laughing with recognition of their own habits. The
opening act, Tracey Bell, put on a lively and audience interactive
display of her considerable female, female impersonation skills.
Local celebrity Karen X. Tulchinsky made a convincing, if inpromptu,
Sonny to Tracey's Cher!
BISHOP in concert: "A TRIBUTE TO PEGGY LEE"
In this portrayal of a great singer's life, Heather successfully
captured the essence of Peggy Lee through her music. She brought
us our favourite songs from almost 4 decades of music. The world
lost a wonderful voice with Peggy Lee's passing. Heather Bishop
breathed life back into the story of how one woman struggled against
all life's odds, and finally, fully answered the question "Is
That All There Is?"
Jami's sell out show at the Western Front was an entertaining
and eclectic event exploring her work writing and performing the
sound score for an independent film entitled PANOM, a Story of Elephants
and Humans, written and directed by Galen Garwood.
She has been described at different times as a living treasure,
the grand dame of Australian folk music and a living legend. For
many years she travelled the world singing and gathering material
for her songs. Judy has written many of the classic songs of contemporary
folk music, like Mothers, Daughters, Wives; Silo; From the Lambing
to the Wool; and You Don't Speak For Me.The show was a great success
and we look forward to Judy's next performance in Vancouver.
FURE in concert with opening act MARY BARRY
Tret Fure and Mary Barry put on their usual professional, heartfelt
and highly entertaining performances. The audience were delighted
by old favorites and new material alike.
The audience will be sure to remember this show for a long time
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