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We will start off with a little more news on “California Breed”, the new group with Jason Bonham, and Glenn Hughes.  The group’s debut is set to be released in May of this year.  Andrew Watt, the group’s up and coming guitarist-makes up the other third of this Power Trio.  A tour is also in the works, and the group may well be appearing in Kelowna with Heart.

Legendary guitarist Albert Lee will turn seventy this year!  Yes, that’s right—70 years young, and Mr. Lee will celebrate his birthday as a musician should…with Live performances!  What will become historic performances in March, and in the grand city of London: Albert Lee will be joined by a host of stellar musicians.  We should expect a full concert DVD release of the 70th Birthday Bash of Mr. Lee before year’s end.

George Lynch will introduce a new vocalist for his band-“Lynch Mob”.  The veteran guitarist has welcomed Tad Gonzalez into the fold.  Currently “Lynch Mob” are on tour throughout North America…

From the producers of “Rush’s” ‘Beyond The Lighted Stage’ and ‘Metal: A Headbangers Journey’, Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen give us “Super Duper Alice Cooper”!  These two Canadian video producers present Alice Cooper/Vincent Furnier in an unique light.  The documentary is in story form between two characters, as the real story of Alice Cooper is revealed. 

Finally, “The Royal Sessions” is on record shelves all across Canada.  What a royal treat this is!  Paul Rodgers has captured the true essence of these influential songs, and being in fine voice, will send shivers down your spine.  A truly aural experience-“The Royal Sessions” sees Paul at the peak of his powers!!     


Bruce E.J. Atkinson    

Under The Lights

Upcoming Club/Concert Highlights:

The Blue Gator:  Young ‘Uns:   Feb. 21st Feb. 22nd   Zamboni Brothers:  Feb. 27th  Moni Funk:  Feb. 28th

Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub:   Dope Soda:  Feb. 21st 

The Green: (Vernon)   Sunday Night Jams-featuring  GTR   

Lake City Casino:   Tom Vanunan:   Feb. 21st   Aaron Halliday:  Feb. 22nd  Floyd Vedan Band:   Feb. 28th 

Level Niteclub:    Death Angel with Special guests-Tyr:   Feb. 24th     

Notable Concerts:  

Prospera Place:   Chicago:  March 13th    ZZ Top:  March 20th Yes:   March 21st 2014

Kelowna Community Theatre:  The Johnny Clegg Band:  April 27th 

South Okanagan Events Centre (Penticton):       Kenny Rogers:  February 27th    Florida Georgia Line:   April 10th

Interior Savings Centre (Kamloops):   George Thorogood & The Destroyers:   May 1st 2014 

Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre:   Bryan Adams:   February 25th             The Wailers:   March 15th 


                 …if you have a musical story or news and would like me to write something… drop me a line at:  [email protected]  and let’s celebrate Kelowna’s rich and varied music community together!!.....

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About the Author

We call him the Professor of Rock: With a career in music, television and media arts spanning 30 years, Atkinson knows music. He's traveled as a professional musician and he loves Rock 'N Roll. He is a music journalist who writes internationally for Frontier Records' Melodic Rock magazine and he owns FBA International a multifaceted management, consulting, promotional entity.

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