Shorts & Sides

As Summer wanes…here are some interesting notes:         

Although Dan McCafferty has retired from live performances, he hasn’t given up singing.  The latest recorded Work from Nazareth is testament to that!  “Rock N’ Roll Telephone” sees Dan up there with his best offerings.  The album is very muscular, and harkens back to another era of Nazareth.  These may be Mr. McCafferty’s swan songs—but what a song it is!!

The lead guitarist of Germany’s premiere Hard-rock outfit “Soul Doctor” has teamed up with the distinct Vocalist Keith Slack of “Steelhouse Lane” to bring us “Mother Road”.  This band is steeped in the late seventies hard rock sound, and delivers each performance with enough energy to power a small sized city.  If you happen across this release; “Mother Road” ‘Drive’…don’t hesitate to pick it up—you won’t be disappointed.

Officially, the “London Quireboys”—now simply “The Quireboys” are thirty years revitalised.  The group are celebrating their thirtieth anniversary with the release of “Black Eyed Sons”, and it is a rocker!  Seek out the deluxe package, as it contains two live performances—with one on DVD, and see for yourself why this group are considered to be the ‘unsung heroes’ of the UK!

Reaching in to hearts of music critics worldwide is the latest release from “Uriah Heep”!  Amazing that after all these years, and many line-up changes—this group is still cutting edge!  “Outsider” is the group’s latest and each composition goes from strength to strength.  With this record we are back to 1973, and that’s a good thing!



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Upcoming Club/Concert Highlights:

The Blue Gator:   Zamboni Brothers:  Aug. 21st & 22nd 23rd  & Aug. 29th                                                           Crosstown Bus:  Aug. 29th  & Aug. 30th

Barking Parrot (Penticton):  Steve Jones & the Patio Bandits:   Aug 22nd (5:30pm)    Paul Gibbons:   Aug 29th  

Checkers Bar & Grill (Vernon):  The Keys:  Aug. 29th & Aug. 30th

Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub:   Frankie McQueen:  Aug. 30th The Fangles:  Sept. 5th

O'Flannigan's Pub:   (Live Music every Tuesday with Riaz and Friends)   Radio Lifeline:  Aug. 22nd/Aug. 23rd    Rockaholicks:   Aug 29th/30th     Papa Wheely:  Sept. 5th & Sept. 6th

Prospera  Place:    Alan Jackson  Sept. 25th   Sarah McLachlan:   Oct. 24th   

Kelowna Community Theatre:  Gordon Lightfoot:   Oct. 28th 

South Okanagan Events Centre:  John Fogerty:  November 27th 

Minstrel Café:  Maria Muldaur:  September 11th

                 …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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