Music

Comox Valley resident Jabin Postal created an unofficial dance workout for Speaking Moistly - an autotuned internet hit./YouTube photo
Comox Valley resident Jabin Postal created an unofficial dance workout for Speaking Moistly - an autotuned internet hit./YouTube photo
Juno Award-winning musician Phil Dwyer of Qualicum Beach wrote a song for provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (News file photo)

Order of Canada Vancouver Island musician pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’

Qualicum Beach lawyer and saxophonist Phil Dwyer notes health officer has become a ‘folk hero’

Juno Award-winning musician Phil Dwyer of Qualicum Beach wrote a song for provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (News file photo)
Country music icon Kenny Rogers, seen above performing with Dolly Parton, died Friday night, March 20. (Kenny Rogers Facebook photo)

Country star Kenny Rogers dies of natural causes at 81

Rogers was known for such huge country music hits as Lucille, The Gambler, Coward of the County

Country music icon Kenny Rogers, seen above performing with Dolly Parton, died Friday night, March 20. (Kenny Rogers Facebook photo)
A fan takes a photo of a band at a live concert. Photo by Terry Farrell

Music industry feeling the effects of COVID-19 pandemic

Musicians, promoters and producers alike all reeling from cancellations, venue bans

A fan takes a photo of a band at a live concert. Photo by Terry Farrell
2020 Juno Awards nominees were announced on Jan. 28, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Pop singer Lights, Ewan Currie of Sheepdogs among Juno Awards presenters

Dallas Smith, Felix Cartal and Nuela Charles nominated for big awards

2020 Juno Awards nominees were announced on Jan. 28, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Victoria musician Rob Nesbitt recently released an album he started in 1995. Mine Would be the Sun is an examination of his first love. (Photo Courtesy of Wendy Nesbitt)

Victoria musician releases 25-year labour of first love

Former Bum singer and guitarist Rob Nesbitt puts out first solo album on first love

Victoria musician Rob Nesbitt recently released an album he started in 1995. Mine Would be the Sun is an examination of his first love. (Photo Courtesy of Wendy Nesbitt)
Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom

Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom

Polaris Prize-winning rapper and hip hop artist Haviah Mighty plays Victoria on March 1

Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom
Oak Bay High’s presentation of Fiddler on the Roof runs Feb. 28 to March 7 in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. for the Feb. 28, and 29, March 4 to 7, with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 1. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay High’s presentation of Fiddler on the Roof runs Feb. 28 to March 7 in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. for the Feb. 28, and 29, March 4 to 7, with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 1. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Nanaimo’s Lauren Spencer-Smith, 16, recently earned her first Juno Award nomination and on March 1 she appears on American Idol. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Juno-nominated teen singer from Vancouver Island to appear on ‘American Idol’

Lauren Spencer-Smith up for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for ‘Unplugged, Vol. 1’

Nanaimo’s Lauren Spencer-Smith, 16, recently earned her first Juno Award nomination and on March 1 she appears on American Idol. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Making music with WE3

Making music with WE3

Getting people up on the dance floor

  • Feb 12, 2020
Making music with WE3
B.C. drivers that create unnecessary noise with their vehicle or radio can be subject to fines under the Motor Vehicle Act. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

B.C. drivers with noisy vehicles can be subject to hefty fines

Saanich Police explain the laws that limit excessive noise from vehicles

B.C. drivers that create unnecessary noise with their vehicle or radio can be subject to fines under the Motor Vehicle Act. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Canadian singer and actress Jann Arden poses for a photograph in Toronto on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Jann Arden is about to be everywhere: singer announces cross-country tour

Jann Arden will embark on a 19-date Canadian tour that kicks off in St. John’s on May 7

Canadian singer and actress Jann Arden poses for a photograph in Toronto on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Arkells in Kelowna, B.C. (Dustin Betuzzi photo)

Canadian rock band The Arkells asks fans to subscribe to local news in T-shirt giveaway

Canadian rock band announced they’ll give away a free T-shirt to anyone who takes out a subscription

The Arkells in Kelowna, B.C. (Dustin Betuzzi photo)
Billie Eilish arrives at the 2020 Spotify Best New Artist Party at The Lot Studios on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Billie Eilish, a voice of the youth, tops the Grammy Awards

Alicia Keys spoke about Kobe Bryant’s death

Billie Eilish arrives at the 2020 Spotify Best New Artist Party at The Lot Studios on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Victoria songstress is fueled by the music

  • Dec 18, 2019
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage
The Voices in Motion choir is led by Erica Phare-Bergh on Sunday. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
The Voices in Motion choir is led by Erica Phare-Bergh on Sunday. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are coming to town on April 14, 2020 (Jamestaylor.com)

James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt make their way to Victoria

The Hall of Fame members will be performing together in April 2020

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are coming to town on April 14, 2020 (Jamestaylor.com)
Kelly Derrickson’s music with a message

Kelly Derrickson’s music with a message

Musician traded in a law career for her musical journey

  • Nov 18, 2019
Kelly Derrickson’s music with a message
Fugget about it! Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding invites you to join the family

Fugget about it! Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding invites you to join the family

Interactive dinner theatre happening Sept. 26-29 at the Edelweiss Club in James Bay

Fugget about it! Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding invites you to join the family
Christian folk-rock duo Bruce and Cheryl Harding perform some of their repertoire at St. Paul’s United Church, and other musicians are welcome to join them Sunday, Sept. 1 at 10:30 a.m. (Pixabay File)

Three churches joining through the power of music

Anyone who can play an instrument welcome to join Christian rockers Bruce and Cheryl Harding

Christian folk-rock duo Bruce and Cheryl Harding perform some of their repertoire at St. Paul’s United Church, and other musicians are welcome to join them Sunday, Sept. 1 at 10:30 a.m. (Pixabay File)