Get your Groove On

In just a week, the rhythmic soulful sounds of Motown will float over the core of Kelowna!  From the Masters of James Brown to the tenderness of The Temptations—renditions of this famous Detroit sound will fill the Gateway 21 Show Room at Lake City Casino!  Saturday July 19th will be the big show, with a nine piece band fronted by…yes, you guessed it, Rann Berry!!  Rann has put together another fantastic revue, and is ready to get his “groove” on.  Digging deep in to the soul and rhythm of American Motown—we are guaranteed a night of dancing, emotive renditions of the Soul Masters themselves!—And only like Rann and his band mates can deliver!!  So, mark your calendars—Saturday July 19th at the Gateway 21 Show Room, you may reserve tickets now—just drop in or phone the Lake City Casino.

Now, Rann is not only presenting the “Rann Berry’s Rhythm & Soul Revue” in July, his “One Hit Wonders Show” will soon be touching down in August!  More details on that in future columns! 

“Heaven & Earth” is the latest from veteran Progressive/Symphonic rockers “Yes”!  Only eight tracks, but beautiful it is and so fresh sounding!  One would not think that this group has been around for forty years—the sounds on “Heaven & Earth” are as fresh as a Spring morning!  The album will be released in North America on July 22nd.

Also look for the new Nazareth record, along with “California Breed” with Jason Bonham and Glenn Hughes!—talk to you all next week!

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Upcoming Club/Concert Highlights:

The Blue Gator:   Jimmy LeGuilloux Band:   July 11th & 12th   Zamboni Brothers:  July 18th & 19th   Young ‘Uns:  July 25th & 26th   Poppa Dawg:  July 31st    The Goods:  Aug. 1st & 2nd

Dream Café:   Barney Bentall: July 11th  & 12th 

Lake City Casino:  Blue Skies Trio:   July 11th 

The Vibrant Vine:   Wild Son: July 13th (1:30pm)   Honest Woods:  July 20th (1:30pm) 

Notable Concerts:

 Kenny Shields & Streetheart:   July 18th at Summer Stomp  (Sicamous)

South Okanagan Events Centre (Penticton):     John Fogerty:  November 27th 


  …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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