Thursday, April 24, 2014

Stanton Paradis play Norway House 7:30pm Sunday #yyjmusic #folk

Stanton Paradis

Victoria Folk Music Society: Stanton Paradis, after Open Stage, 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside), $5.

Joe Stanton and Simon Paradis met on the Sunshine Coast around the turn of the century. From their ensuing musical collaboration have sprung songs of love and loss, of sleeping dogs and broken-down trucks, late-night songs and early-morning ones too. Their album Sometimes You Win has been called “the perfect soundtrack for the dog days of summer” (BC Musician Magazine).

Five days before the CD was to be unveiled at the Islands Folk Festival something terrible happened. Simon fell from a scaffold and sustained life-threatening injuries. He spent twenty days in a coma and then awoke to begin the arduous work of rehabilitation. Week after week, Joe helped Simon to relearn the music they had once created together and, eventually, to create new music reflecting the shared experience of Simon’s remarkable recovery.

Daniel Lapp's BC Fiddle Orchestra: Joy of Life Festival May 9 - 10 #yyjmusic @daniellappmusic @mightyspeckrec @PIVPhotography

PIV.Photography - Victoria, BC

Daniel Lapp's BC Fiddle Orchestra Turns 20 
at 2nd Annual Joy of Life Festival May 9 & 10

Tireless local music icon Daniel Lapp is showing no signs of slowing down, as his BC Fiddle Orchestra celebrates its 20-year anniversary at the 2nd Annual Joy of Life Festival May 9 and 10th at the First Metropolitan Church in Victoria.

The May 9 festivities - dubbed The Joy of Fiddle - will feature the return of several BCFO alumni, including Ivonne Hernandez, who has been making waves in Boston for the past 8 years, Tyler Carson, who now makes his musical home in Portland, and Tania Elizabeth who is making the trip from Brooklyn to be a part of this milestone celebration. The stellar line-up also includes long-time Lapp collaborator and guitarist extraordinaire Adam Dobres and BC fiddle champion Sarah Tradewell.

The May 10 continuation of the Joy of Life Festival features the BC Fiddle Orchestra, Folkestra, the Joy of Life Choir, and a house band of local legends. If that wasn't enough, the special guest for this evening is none other than Juno Award winner Jim Byrnes.

Doors open at 7:00pm on both nights, followed by a 7:30pm start time. Tickets are available at and at Ivy's Books on Oak Bay Avenue. The event is open to all ages.

In November 2013, Daniel Lapp was the recipient of the Folk Music Canada's Innovator Award for his work as a teacher, leader and song collector.


What: 2nd Annual Joy of Life Festival 
When: Sat & Sun, May 9 & 10.
Where: First Metropolitan Church, 932 Balmoral Rd. Tickets Available at: and Ivy's Books, 2188 Oak Bay Avenue.

Tickets for Both Nights: Adults: $35. Students/Seniors: $25. Kids 10 & Under: $15. Tickets for One Night: Adults: $20. Students/Seniors: $15. Kids 10 & Under: $10. Kids 5 & Under: FREE. Ticket Info: 250-598-2713.

More information:

Elton John Tix on sale FRIDAY April 25 #yyjmusic #yvrmusic #EltonJohnDotCom @RogersArena

Elton John will return to Vancouver this fall, just one of the
many stops on the "40th Anniversary" of "Yellow Brick Road".

Tickets go on sale

this FRIDAY April 25th 

via Ticketmaster at 10:00 AM.

Visit the official Elton John web site for
more information and news.

Cat Thomson w/Geoffery Lundstrom and Connor Roff May 4 @CopperOwl #yyjmusic


Venue: The Copper Owl

Date 05/04/2014

Start Time: 08:00 PM
End Time: 11:00 PM

Price (CAD) 10

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Details Cat Thomson is a classic triple threat. Equally at home behind both the piano and the mic, she has the range, power and depth that you’d expect from an opera trained vocalist. But Thomson is also a songwriter of remarkable sensitivity, with a natural feel for the plush contours and emotional edges of sophisticated adult pop music.

Those talents converge on her debut album. Recorded in Vancouver with producers Kevvy, Steve Bays and Colin Janz (with input from allies such as Louise Burns), Puzzle is an album as deep and rich as the voice behind it that could sit somewhere between Fiona Apple, Florence and the Machine, and Mariah Carey without being diminished by any of them.

2014 Victoria Boat Show May 1 - 4 #yyjevents

2014 Victoria Boat Show May 1 - 4

VICTORIA, B.C. – Vancouver Island’s premiere in-water boat show, the 2014 Victoria Harbour Boat Show, returns to the pristine waters of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, May 1-4, 2014.

Hosted by the British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association, the 24th annual show will host an array of new special features, boats and boating products to kick off the 2014 boating season.

Located in the historic centre of beautiful Victoria, BC, the Victoria Harbour Boat Show offers the chance to view and experience hundreds of new and pre-owned boats for sale, all while enjoying Victoria’s scenic Inner Harbour.

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced sailor, there’s something for everyone. Visitors can meet with premium yacht brokers from across the Island and beyond to explore a wide range of models for every budget and boating activity.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to browse a quality selection of top-of-the-line products and accessories from a range of on-land exhibitors, including boat manufacturers and destination representatives. Get expert advice and a great deal on all your boating accessories and leave fully equipped for the upcoming season.

Thursday, May 1 – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday, May 2 – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 3 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 4 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 16 and under: FREE

LOCATION: Victoria’s Inner Harbour

3-Day Pass: $25
One-Day Adult Pass: $10
Seniors & Students: $8