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!
Under The Lights
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!!.....