Char's Open 4-12mid Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

Date: 

Saturday, March 31, 2018 -
4:00pm to 11:59pm

Venue: 

Char's Landing

4815 Argyle Street, Port Alberni

Contact: 

info@charslanding.com 778-421-2427

2018-03 Char’s Landing MARCH-APRIL calendar – PLEASE SAVE

Club Char’s community cocktail hour precedes each event listed below.  Sorry, starting April 1st 2018 no more “4pm-12midnight 365+ days per year”.

Advance Tickets available 1 month prior to each event.  Sorry, no discounts apply on Show Date.

Charge by phone 778-421-2427 or online www.brownpapertickets.com search “@charslanding”

or at Rollin Art Centre (cash only) plus $1 service charge to support The Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley.

Thursdays, 5-6:30, Lounge Music with Port Alberni’s own Dave & Gail MortonAPRIL 1st 2018 – CHAR’S OPEN FOR CONCERTS, EVENTS & RENTALS

Sun, Apr 1st, 7-11pm, Private - 40th Birthday Party

Thu, Apr 5th, 7-9pm, Own the Stage – Amateur Musicians Perform Country/Bluegrass/Folk

Fri, Apr 6th, 8-10pm, Bluegrass Concert – Clover Point Drifters

Sat, Apr 7th, 8-10pm, Great Entertainer – Ross Douglas – eclectic folk with ukulele, piano & guitar

Sun, Apr 8th, 7-9pm, Concert – Dennis Ellsworth – Music PEI Awards Winner – singer songwriterWed, Apr 11th, 7-9pm, Yuri’s Night World Space Party – Festival of Sci-Fi Games – SPCA FUNdraiser

Thu, Apr 12th, 7-9pm, Concert – Shari Ulrich Trio – 2014 CFMA Award Winner - Folk

Fri, Apr 13th, 5-6:30pm, Irish Whisky Tasting hosted by Darran Chaisson

Fri, Apr 13th, 6:30-10pm, Soup-er Nepal Fresh Water FUNdraiser – Hosted by Lea & Wendy

Sat, Apr 14th, 8-10pm, Dance – Doctor Bones Project makes a return Alberni house call – gospel infused blues fusion

Sun, Apr 15th, 2:30-4:30pm, Coastline Youth String Ensemble - Vancouver Island CD Release Tour - Celtic/Folk/Fiddle

Tue, Apr 17th, 7-9pm, Concert – JP Hoe – Adult Alternative Folk

Wed, Apr 18th, 6-9pm, Alberni Valley Transition Town Society 6pm Meeting 7pm Film followed by discussion

Thu, Apr 19th, 7-10pm, Rock the Landing – Amateur Musicians Perform Pop & Rock – Featuring: Lauren Mann

Fri, Apr 20th, 8-10pm, Concert – Gatekeeper – 80s Metal Night

Sat, Apr 21st, 8-10pm, Concert – Jeffery Straker Singer-Songwriter-Pianist– Folk-Roots-Pop

*POSTPONED* Sun Apr 22nd, 7-9pm, Concert – Qristina - experimentation and improvisation, fiddler & singer

Tue, Apr 24th, 7-9pm, Concert – Emma Cook – Toronto’s Indie-Pop singer

Thu, Apr 26th, 7-9pm, Open Mic – AV Words on Fire ! – Spoken Word Open Mic Featuring: Derek Hanebury

Sat, Apr 28th, 8-10pm, Oldies – Kenneth Lavigne – 3 Knights with a Tenor

 

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Sat, Mar 24th, 8-10pm, ConcertMaverick Cinema Spring Tour – Folk Rock

Vancouver Island Folk-Rockers Maverick Cinema combine the inspirations of the west coast, and the breeze that tosses through the pines to create their own brand of Music. The band has just returned from their first National Tour and are looking to continue sharing their music as they write new material. Consisting of Marshal Dillabough, Spencer Hiemstra, Peter Bird, and Seth Recalma, the band has worked one on one with Mike Edel, and Juno Award winning Producer Colin Stewart to create their debut EP Sanctuary. The band released two singles in late 2017 with the help of Andrew Halliwell and Colin Stewart.

http://www.maverickcinema.com/   https://www.facebook.com/events/1581410871908532/

Music Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAxkRRNbwn8   Live Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRVtrhP5yf8 

Tickets $10 now @Char’s from 4pm TFSS, charge by phone (778) 421-2427, online http://bpt.me/3354274

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/28393 Char’s 19+ Lounge open 4pm-12midnight Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun www.charslanding.com Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle @5th. Port Alberni V9Y 1V9

 

Sun, Mar 25th, 7-9pm, Heather Costerton on Cruise Ship leave - Piano Lounge Entertainer => Wish her Bon Voyage !

Heather Costerton plays all the favourite sing along covers... plus some originals…

Please join us... Guaranteed *FUN* !   LIVE video https://youtu.be/_mor-BL3xOM 

Classically trained from the age of four, Heather started her professional career at eighteen, singing and playing in five star hotels throughout Canada.  With over ten years’ experience on international cruiselines, Heather has entertained a wide clientele all around the globe.  Her repertoire spans the gamut from Broadway musicals, old time favourites and popular standards, to fifties graffiti, contemporary pop tunes, and many originals.  A dramatic performer with a sultry voice, Heather feels truly at home in any piano bar environment.  With her charming personality, she invariably becomes the life of the party at every performance.

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/24616 Char’s 19+ Lounge open 4pm-12midnight Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun www.charslanding.com Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle @5th. Port Alberni V9Y 1V9

 

Thu, Mar 29th, 3-5pm Workshop, 7-9pm, Open Mic – AV Words on Fire ! – Spoken Word Open Mic Featuring: Cynthia Sharp

https://www.albernivalleynews.com/entertainment/vancouver-poet-to-hold-workshop-in-port-alberni/

Workshop 3-5pm $15 FMI contact Jacqueline Carmichael 250-726-6072

Cynthia Sharp is a poet and educator who thrives on interdisciplinary collaboration and peace education. She has been published and broadcast internationally. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and literary journals including CV2, untethered, Toasted Cheese, Zaira Journal, Dual Coast Magazine, Poetry Quarterly, Haiku Journal, & Lantern Magazine, among others, and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize & Best of the Net Anthology. She is a board member and regional rep for the Federation of BC Writers and loves taking part in diverse literary events through the province. 

Admission by donation, suggested $5 (in lieu of hall rental).  Sign up at the door.  ***CHAR’S IS NOW KID-FRIENDLY***

Bring your writing, friends, and enthusiasm.  (last Thursday of each month)

FMI contact host Stephen Novik eccentricsteve@hotmail.ca

FMI Fran Thiessen thiessenfran3@gmail.com     http://www.wordstorm.ca/    http://ascentaspirations.ca

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/17693 Char’s 19+ Lounge open 4pm-12midnight Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun www.charslanding.com Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle @5th. Port Alberni V9Y 1V9

 

Fri, Mar 30th, 8-10pm, Gypsy Dance – The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra - “We Make Really Party” EP release

"The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra play gypsy rock, folk funk music and create a "Wall of Sound" that would make Phil Spector proud. The song, "XO Tango," with an incredible violin solo, brought the house down."
- Michael Sangiacomo, The Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra are a collection of musicians, linked by common sonic journeys and familial ties It doesn’t matter much how they got here, but rather that they are traveling with each other. Now they are here in the room with you, the way music in the folk tradition always is, to bring people together; to share real flesh, blood and feeling.

WE MAKE REALLY PARTY is a 5 song EP that returns to the old world sounds the band became known for in its early years.  With both original and reimagined roots and folk songs in English, Spanish and Italian WE MAKE REALLY PARTY captures the band playing live off the floor in a three day session after their 2016 summer tour.  It is a record that is refined in both playing and production while honouring the band's past musically. 

TMO have spent years weaving their stories with guitars and violins, with accordions and bass, with melodies and music makers gleaned from their wanderings. Here are the troubadours to remind you that this music (no matter what kind of device it ends up on) could not exist without warm bodies in search of harmony.   Bop till you drop !

http://www.thetequilamockingbirdorchestra.com/   https://youtu.be/zIthPRHbJnM

https://www.facebook.com/events/382773942193811/

Advance $15 (Showdate $20 / Kids $10) now @Char’s from 4pm TFSS, charge by phone (778) 421-2427, online http://bpt.me/3355778

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/28449 Char’s 19+ Lounge open 4pm-12midnight Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun www.charslanding.com Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle @5th. Port Alberni V9Y 1V9

 

Sat, Mar 31st, 8-10pm, Concert – Loose Roots Duo – Celtic Swing

A take on Celtic and trad American music from a chamber music and jazz approach

The Vancouver & Toronto based Loose Roots Duo is coming to BC this spring for their second Canadian tour. The Loose Roots duo is a collaboration of two young, gifted Canadian string players. Violinist Gabriel Dubreuil (Vancouver, BC) and cellist George Crotty (Toronto, ON) met as students at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and their music features a blend of Celtic fiddle, jazzy spontaneity, and the intimacy of chamber music. Energetic and entertaining, the duo sold toured Eastern Canada in summer 2017, selling out shows and delighting audiences of all ages.
www.gabrieldubreuil.com   https://georgecrotty.bandcamp.com/album/loose-roots-duo

http://www.gabrieldubreuil.com/loose-roots-duo.html   https://www.facebook.com/events/149140072425350/

Music video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuqKgBe8sVo

Live video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1XPwbvLS50

Advance $15 (Showdate $20 / Kids $10) now @Char’s from 4pm TFSS, charge by phone (778) 421-2427, online http://bpt.me/3355820

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/28450 Char’s 19+ Lounge open 4pm-12midnight Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun www.charslanding.com Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle @5th. Port Alberni V9Y 1V9

 

Sun, Apr 1st, 6-11pm, Private - 40th Birthday Party

 

Thu, Apr 5th, 7-9pm, Own the Stage – Amateur Musicians Perform Country/Bluegrass/Folk

OTS country, bluegrass, folk genres using the 2 song / ~ 10 minute maximum rule. (1st Thursday of each month)

Come out and meet local amateur musicians practicing the art of performance in a fun, informal setting.

Newcomers can bring a song or two to share with the group; we welcome all genres – covers or originals.

Admission by donation in lieu of hall rental.

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/14535   Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com

 

Fri, Apr 6th, 8-10pm, Bluegrass Concert – Clover Point Drifters

A 3-show tour of Vancouver Island, with shows at Port Alberni, Cortes Island and Sayward. Three shows is not exactly an ambitious tour, but having been playing together for over 18 years, the boys are focused on quality rather than quantity.  Small venues are where their single-microphone show is best delivered, up close with fans that appreciate the fineries of the acoustic bluegrass musical form.

Mike Kraft (banjo, harmony  vocals) is one of Canada's  finest banjo players.  He shares with us his humour and stock picks.

Larry Stevens (resophonic guitar, lead vocals) has a gift for singing the country song, good times and bad, love and loss, the past and even further past.  George Robinson (bass, lead vocals) has the longest pedigree in the band, having played bluegrass bass since 1977.  Dan Parker (mandolin, lead vocals) he also builds guitars. Dan’s spirited and inventive solos complement the plodding efficacy of the old farts.  Alan Law (guitar, lead & harmony vocals) In a band of baritones, he enjoys the role of tenor singer, and he loves singing harmony more than almost anything you can imagine.

http://www.cloverpointdrifters.com  Busking in Nelson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkfQEILHcuY

Advance $15 (Showdate $20 / Kids $10) now @Rollin Art Centre, charge by phone (778) 421-2427, online http://bpt.me/3370427

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/28830   https://www.facebook.com/events/357177238093949/

Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com

 

Sat, Apr 7th, 8-10pm, Great Entertainer – Ross Douglas – eclectic folk with ukulele, piano & guitar

Great songs   Great big voice   Good Big Fun!  Just announced first place in the Open Category of the International Acoustic Music Awards song contest.  Initially drawn to theatre, he saw much of the world as Pianist / Narrator in the second-ever cast of the seminal BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR, and was in the original Vancouver production ANGRY HOUSEWIVES  for which he also received  a Jessie Award for "Outstanding Musical Direction'.  He also spent 9 years as writer, musical director and performer at Theatre Royal in Barkerville, BC.  A one man vaudevillian whirlwind a consummate and versatile entertainer. His live show is always a crowd pleaser with astute songs that blend history, comedy, theatre, a variety of musical genres and a litany of instruments (from keyboards to mandolins and ukulelesJulie Fowler; Executive Director for ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art

www.rossdouglassongs.com   https://youtu.be/YNm2tHz1Iis

Advance $15 (Showdate $20 / Kids $10) now @Rollin Art Centre, charge by phone (778) 421-2427, online http://bpt.me/3372138

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/28904   https://www.facebook.com/events/634108803587581/

Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com

 

Sun, Apr 8th, 7-9pm, Concert – Dennis Ellsworth – Music PEI Awards Winner – singer songwriter

In 2017, Dennis Ellsworth needed to make a new album. And it was an emergency.

So, who better to call for assistance than Joel Plaskett, who assumed production duties and enlisted his friends, Charles Austin and Dave Marsh (longtime drummer in Plaskett’s backing band the Emergency), to participate. The result is Ellsworth’s fifth solo LP, Things Change, a brilliant convergence of his irresistible power pop songwriting chops with Plaskett and co.’s trademark vintage guitar-driven sound.

In the past, Prince Edward Island native Ellsworth has never hesitated to seek out the right people for specific projects. It’s led him to build an impressive body of work in conjunction with producer David Barbe (Drive-By Truckers, Sugar), along with CanRock heroes such as Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers, Gord Downie), Hugh Christopher Brown, and Tim Bovaconti (Ron Sexsmith). However, teaming up Plaskett at Joel’s New Scotland Yard studio in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia became a totally immersive experience for Ellsworth that opened up many new creative possibilities.

After two decades of making music in various incarnations, Ellsworth chalks up what he’s accomplished on Things Change in large part to simply being older and wiser. “For years I wrote dark, smooth, romantic alt-country-ish type songs,” he says. “I don’t know how I ever got there but I stuck with it for a while. I love those records, but I knew it was time I switched things up just to keep myself interested.”

Things indeed change, most often when we least expect them to. But sometimes when we know change is necessary, it can force us to finally go places we’ve long put off. Dennis Ellsworth has reached a place he’s always meant to be with Things Change, and thankfully he’s welcomed the rest of us to join him there.

WWW.DENNISELLSWORTH.COM   https://youtu.be/0_nzJ5HnKh0

Tickets $10 now @Rollin Art Centre, charge by phone (778) 421-2427, online http://bpt.me/3372177

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/28905   https://www.facebook.com/events/158336164982330/

Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com

 

Wed, Apr 11th, 7-9pm, Yuri’s Night World Space Party – Festival of Sci-Fi Games – SPCA FUNdraiser

Board Game Social.  Play Sci-Fi themed games from Scene-It to board games & more – games supplied! (or bring your own) Celebrate the space age and sci-fi!  Celebrate Char’s birthday!  Space-themed beverages & snacks.  Every April around the world Yuri’s Night salutes YURI GAGARIN becoming the first human in space in 1961, and all the amazing things humans are doing in space today.  Alberni Deep Space Port Star Trek Fan Association is the Alberni Valley’s place in the Star Trek universe. 

FMI about monthly meetings and our many social & community service activities TEL 250-724-7293 albernideepspace@gmail.com

Admission by donation suggested minimum $5 or equivalent in pet food, pet toys, towels, blankets.

Thanks for supporting inter-species understanding.  FMI http://alberni.ca/events/29156

Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com

 

Thu, Apr 12th, 7-9pm, Concert – Shari Ulrich Trio – 2014 CFMA Award Winner - Folk

Originally a California girl, long settled on the west coast of Canada, Shari celebrates 45 years as a touring recording artist and multi-instrumentalist (violin, mandolin, piano, guitar, dulcimer, & harmonica). From Pied Pumkin through The Hometown Band, and on as a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist has lead to 23 albums – including her collaboration with solo artists Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes (UHF), Barney Bentall & Tom Taylor (BTU), and more recently The High Bar Gang, a 7 piece bluegrass band with Barney Bentall & Colin Nairne. Her work has garnered 2 Juno awards, several Juno nominations, an induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, and a 2014 CFMA for English Songwriter of the Year.  Shari is thrilled be touring with her daughter – recording engineer Julia Graff, (on violin, mandolin, guitar, accordion & vocals) and fellow High Bar Gang member Kirby Barber (on bass, guitar & vocals).  http://www.shariulrich.com/   https://youtu.be/hj1ygeFacN4   https://www.youtube.com/user/shariulrich

http://borealisrecords.com/artists/shari-ulrich/   https://twitter.com/shariulrich   https://www.facebook.com/ShariUlrichMusic
Advance $20 (Showdate $25 / Kids $15) now @Rollin Art Centre, charge by phone (778) 421-2427, online http://bpt.me/3370529

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/28840   https://www.facebook.com/events/176255633009905/

Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com

 

Fri, Apr 13th, 5-6:30pm, Irish Whisky Tasting hosted by Darran Chaisson

Whisky lovers!  Join Darran Chaisson, a Whisky enthusiast, at Char's Landing, for a fourth of Whisky and learn the subtle, and not so subtle, differences of 4 samples, and then enjoy a glass of your favourite with your friends.

$25, Call 778-421-2427 to reserve.  2nd Friday of Each Month.

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/19804 Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle @5th. Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 www.charslanding.com

 

Fri, Apr 13th, 6:30-10pm, Soup-er Nepal Fresh Water FUNdraiser – Hosted by Lea Ross & Wendy Morisseau

Please join us on a journey that began with a simple idea while trekking with two friends in the Mountain Kingdom of Nepal.  While there we asked ourselves how we could give back to this beautiful country and it's people.  Our Sirdar (guide) Tek Rai suggested that we help his remote village of Seduwa in SE Nepal bring running water to the elementary school.  And so it began eight years ago......  Through volunteers and community support (originally Nanaimo) we have had six Soup-er Nepal Fundraisers.  Please come see for yourself through a short presentation and beautiful slideshow the amazing results of our ongoing efforts.  This will be followed by a Live Toonie Auction and decadent desserts.  We look forward to meeting you.

Limited Tickets $10 now Lea 250-713-0128 & Wendy 250-616-8894, @Rollin Art Centre, charge by phone (778) 421-2427

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/28839   https://www.facebook.com/events/378841782585446/   online TX http://bpt.me/3370471

Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com

 

Sat, Apr 14th, 8-10pm, Dance – Doctor Bones Project makes a return Alberni house call – gospel infused blues fusion

High energy, multiple vocalists, and backed by solid harmonica, keyboard, electric guitar, bass and drums.

The band plays a wide range of gospel-infused contemporary and traditional blues, rock, funk and Americana music, with an emphasis on vocal harmonies and harmonica. Their uplifting musical vibe is great for dancing as well as easy listening. Musical sets include renditions of traditional blues and songs from Mavis Staples, Keb Mo’, Eric Bibb, Bob Dylan, as well as their own compositions.  The Project brings its music regularly to fairs, festivals, fundraisers, prisons and social service events on the Island and the Lower Mainland. Band members are Gail Bones (vocals, percussion), John Bones (harmonica, vocals), David Nicol (keys, vocals), Anthony Reynolds (bass, vocals), Jack Funk (drums) and Glenn Burrell (guitar).

www.doctorbonesproject.com   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf8Pgh9BSJE

Advance $12 (Showdate $15 / Kids $10) now @Rollin Art Centre, charge by phone (778) 421-2427, online http://bpt.me/3372632

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/28941   https://www.facebook.com/events/738692772989473/

Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com

 

Sun, Apr 15th, 2:30-4:30pm, Coastline Youth String Ensemble - Vancouver Island CD Release Tour - Celtic/Folk/Fiddle

Coastline is a string ensemble comprised of BC's top young musicians ranging from ages 14-21, coached and mentored by internationally acclaimed fiddler, Ivonne Hernandez. This award-winning band has already been making a name for themselves since their inception in January 2013.  With fiddles, cellos, guitars and piano, the group of talented teens play a diverse and exciting repertoire. With intricate arrangements of traditional, original, and contemporary fiddle tunes from around the world, Coastline is pushing boundaries and always having a great time whenever they play.  Individually, the members of Coastline have won many awards and competitions, and as a group, their talents blend to form a strong, united sound that is a force to be reckoned with. After being together for only a few months, they won the Large Fiddle Ensemble award at the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival. They have since gone on to perform at many different festivals and venues across Western Canada and internationally, including the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, Victoria International Highland Games & Celtic Festival, Victoria's Tartan Day, and Car Free Day. Coastline was the featured performer at the Victoria Folk Club, Sidney Celtic Vespers and with both the Gettin Higher Choir and SingYourJoy Youth Chorus at 2 sold out performances with each choir. Coastline has also opened for such notable acts as the award winning band The Fretless, Scottish fiddle/cello phenom duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, Quebec phenoms De Temps Antan, and American celtic fiddler Katie McNally Trio, among others.  With a keen desire to perform, share their music and travel, Coastline has had a busy couple of years. They released their debut self titled album to rave reviews and 2 Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, and represented Canada at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival in Scotland in July 2015. This year has been an exciting and busy one for this team of young musicians, with feature performances with SingYourJoy Youth Choirs, a tour to Alberta and an exchange with the Calgary Fiddlers as well as promoting their brand new highly anticipated 2nd album 'The High Drive'! Check out these great young musicians and prepare to tap your toes and clap your hands to our Coastline!

www.coastlinefiddle.com   https://www.facebook.com/CoastlineCanada/?ref=bookmarks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=ptMoNVPkkJc

Advance $10 (Showdate $15 / Kids $10) now @Rollin Art Centre, charge by phone (778) 421-2427, online http://bpt.me/3381834

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/29183   https://www.facebook.com/events/230180470863253/

Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com

 

Tue, Apr 17th, 7-9pm, Concert – JP Hoe Trio – Adult Alternative Folk

Ottawa’s National Arts Centre or the UK’s renowned Shrewsbury Folk Festival. A raucous rhythm section or a deft string ensemble. JP Hoe’s ability to connect with a live audience continues to evoke tears and exhilaration. His music explores shades of folk pop with an earnest ear for timeless melodies and honest lyrics. His hometown Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show has grown to fill the historic Burton Cummings Theatre, and his most recent release, ‘Hideaway’ (Cadence Music Group), is receiving praise across the planet including host Tom Power calling JP, “The next Gordon Lightfoot”.

The JP Hoe Trio composed of JP Hoe, Mariel Gonzalez (cello) and Matthew Harder (guitars), head west for a number of dates in April. A combination of club and house concerts, the show features the best of a deft string section and soaring pop melodies which JP is known for.

www.jphoe.com   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nd1OayIW7E

Tickets $20 (Kids $10) now @Rollin Art Centre, charge by phone (778) 421-2427, online http://bpt.me/3381868

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/29184   https://www.facebook.com/events/188705311859575/

Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com

 

Wed, Apr 18th, 6-9pm, Alberni Valley Transition Town Society 6pm Meeting 7pm Film followed by discussion

Dedicated to a resilient, low carbon society.  Cycle Alberni, AV Gleaning Project, AV Food Directory

FMI danneau@danneau.com  http://www.avtransitiontown.org/  https://www.facebook.com/groups/avtts/

Admission by donation to defray hosting costs are gratefully accepted.  (3rd Wednesday of each month)

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/17696  Char’s 19+ Lounge open 4pm-12midnight Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun www.charslanding.com Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle @5th. Port Alberni V9Y 1V9

 

Thu, Apr 19th, 7-9pm, Rock the Landing – Amateur Musicians Perform Pop & Rock – Featuring: Lauren Mann

Lauren Mann will be joining the Rock the Landing Open Mic as the featured performer. Admission by donation in lieu of hall rental.

The Ultimate Monthly Showcase of Local Music, from the creators of Own the Stage

Join us for a fantastic evening of live music at Char’s Landing on the third Thursday of every month from 7 to 9 pm!  Come watch talented local amateur musicians perform pop and rock tunes or sign up to perform yourself.  Each solo artist, duet or trio can play acoustic or electric mini-sets of up to 15 minutes.  The venue is open to everyone and has a licensed bar.  It’s a great time, so bring your friends, your instruments and a few songs to share.  Live music is where it’s at and Char’s Landing is the place to be! 

••••• Lauren Mann “Honest & affectionate, with a little bit of whimsy,” is the sentiment behind songstress Lauren Mann’s latest album Dearestly. The songs are a poignant narrative of dark and light set against the backdrop of different landscapes, and chronicle years of touring and personal joys and struggles. Musically, the album travels from moments of sparse simplicity to bombastic choruses, anchored by Lauren’s vocal prowess and beautiful melodies.  The folk-pop singer songwriter from Calgary who recently put down roots in British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands, began her career in 2011 with the release of self-produced album Stories From Home, followed by the 2012 release Over Land and Sea, produced by Aaron Marsh and called “a sonic tapestry saturated by sunlight,” by Exclaim Magazine. Lauren’s songwriting captured the attention of listeners and critics alike and her single I Lost Myself reached #2 in the CBC Top 20.  In 2014, Lauren and her band were the winners of the CBC Searchlight contest, rising to the top of over 4500 bands across Canada and named Canada’s best new emerging artist.   Following the success of Over Land and Sea, Lauren surprised her fans with the release of her next full length album Dearestly in 2016, “an album in which each and every song stands as strong on its own as it does within a collective” (Fortitude Magazine). Dearestly was produced by Josh Rob Gwilliam and Howard Redekopp and recorded at OCL Studios in Calgary and establishes Lauren as an adept songwriter and performer.  Admission by donation in lieu of hall rental.   FMI please contact host Jeff Hallworth 250-723-4829 jdsm@shaw.ca

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/24943  Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com

 

Fri, Apr 20th, 8-10pm, Concert – Gatekeeper – 80s Metal Tribute + Originals – Album Release Tour

The style of music is 80's heavy metal, similar to Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Van Halen

Originally formed in 2009 as a solo project by guitarist Geoff Blackwell,  GATEKEEPER  has assembled an impressive array of EPs and splits, including an appearance on Metal Blade’s “Metal Massacre XIV” where they contributed the song “Bell Of Tarantia”. 
Recorded over the span of six months at Harbourside Studios in Vancouver, Canada,  East Of Sun  was produced by Mike Rogerson, whose previous credits include ANNIHILATOR, AGGRESSION, 88 MILE TRIP and LOVERBOY.

The “East Of Sun” title is a shortened version of a book of Scandinavian folk tales that parallels the content on the record where each song stands on its own. The album’s cover art was created by Duncan Storr, who has previously worked with SKYCLAD, RAGE and Cruz Del Sur’s own DARK FOREST.  East Of Sun  boasts a mixture of older, unreleased material written by Blackwell which are complemented by live staples that have recently been updated. In the words of Blackwell, “East of Sun is pure heavy metal with a sword and sorcery flourish. We wear our influences on our sleeves, but we don't want to be a pale imitation of them. We try to capture the spirit of what we love without copying anyone’s' notes. This album has our fastest song and it's got our biggest, most epic slow-burner and many songs in between. It has melodic electric guitar playing coupled with fierce riffs, thunderous rhythms, mystical acoustic passages and, of course, a unique and varied performance from our singer, Jean-Pierre Abbaud (SPELL, BORROWED TIME)”.  Recommended for fans of OMEN, early MANOWAR, MANILLA ROAD, ATLANTEAN KODEX!  East of Sun  will be released on  April 27  and will be available on compact disc including 2 bonus tracks (OMEN’s “Death Rider” and SAVATAGE’s “Hall Of The Mountain King”), on gatefold vinyl including A2 poster and digital.  www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

GATEKEEPER is:  Jean-Pierre Abboud - Lead Vocals, Chorus  Jeffrey Black - Rhythm/Lead Guitar, chorus  Kenny Kroecher - Lead/Rhythm Guitar  David Messier, Bass guitar, chorus  Tommy Tro - Battery

https://www.facebook.com/gatekeeperband   https://gatekeeper.bandcamp.com/

http://gatekeepervinland.com   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pnSf9fgjnw

Tickets $10 now @Rollin Art Centre, charge by phone (778) 421-2427, online http://bpt.me/3382434

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/29212    https://www.facebook.com/events/1256198294482200/

Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com

 

Sat, Apr 21st, 8-10pm, Concert – Jeffery Straker Singer-Songwriter-Pianist– Folk-Roots-Pop

Honest story songs combined with striking piano/vocal abilities.  Echoes of Kris Kristofferson/Billy Joel/Harry Chapin.  

Top 10 on iTunes Canada singer-songwriter chart.

Originally from small town Saskatchewan, the classically trained pianist was raised by a church organist mother and auctioneer father. He swears he was born under the piano on the family farm. All this might explain his incredible ability to share songs with audiences.  Jeffery is a musical descendant of Beethoven through teacher-student lineage (see his website for the full story). He was a student of the Royal Conservatory of Music and received his licentiate diploma in piano performance from Trinity College, London when he was just 19.  Jeffery has showcased at major events including Canadian Music Week, NXNE, the Western Canadian Music Awards, & JunoFest as well as countless festivals.  He’s licensed songs for TV, film and theatrical use and has appeared on television several times.

 “Straker’s CD has traces of some of the best piano-based singer-songwriters of the past 40 years, couched in his inimitable and effervescent style of folk-alt/pop influences”  - Calgary Herald

“This great work belongs on the shelf beside the finer recordings of Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, & Elton John”

Mark Rheaume - CBC Radio

www.jeffstraker.com   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTv0QsvNhTw

Advance $15 (Showdate $20 / Kids $10) now @Rollin Art Centre, charge by phone (778) 421-2427, online http://bpt.me/3382549

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/29216   https://www.facebook.com/events/1577486872366629/

Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com

 

*POSTPONED* Sun Apr 22nd, 7-9pm, Concert – Qristina - experimentation and improvisation, fiddler & singer

 

Tue, Apr 24th, 7-9pm, Concert – Emma Cook – Toronto’s Indie-Pop singer

 

Thu, Apr 26th, 7-9pm, Open Mic – AV Words on Fire ! – Spoken Word Open Mic Featuring: Derek Hanebury

 

Sat, Apr 28th, 8-10pm, Oldies – Kenneth Lavigne – 3 Knights with a Tenor

 

… and much more to come …

 

Wed, May 2nd, 7-9pm, Own the Stage – Amateur Musicians Perform Country/Bluegrass/Folk *FIRST WEDNESDAY*

Tue, May 8th, 5-8pm, Town Meeting – John Douglas for Mayor of Port Alberni – Vote October 20th 2018

Fri, May 11th, 5-6:30pm, Whisky Tasting hosted by Darran Chaisson

Wed, May 16th, 6-9pm, Alberni Valley Transition Town Society 6pm Meeting 7pm Film followed by discussion

Thu, May 17th, 7-10pm, Rock the Landing – Amateur Musicians Perform Pop & Rock

Thu, May 31st, 7-9pm, Open Mic – AV Words on Fire ! – Spoken Word Open Mic Featuring: Wendy Donawa

 

… and much more to come …

 

APRIL 1st 2018 – CHAR’S OPEN FOR CONCERTS, EVENTS & RENTALS

Club Char’s community cocktail hour precedes each event listed below.  Sorry, no more “4pm-12midnight 365+ days per year”.

Advance Tickets available 1 month prior to each event.  Sorry, no discounts apply on Show Date.

Charge by phone 778-421-2427 or online www.brownpapertickets.com search “@charslanding”

or at Rollin Art Centre (cash only) plus $1 service charge to support The Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley.

 

Starting April 1st 2018 Char’s will be open for concerts, events and rentals only. Call 250-730-1636 to book your event now!

Please print the first page and put on your fridge to remind you of all the great happenings in our community Arts & Culture space! 

 

Char’s is kid friendly until 10pm when accompanied by parent or guardian.

Bring your dog.  Bring your food.  Order in.  All welcome at Char’s !  Hope to see you soon !   www.charslanding.com

Backpackers’ guestrooms starting at $35/bed & $85/room. Taxes included.  Free WiFi.  Free Laundry.

 

See you at Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle @5th, Port Alberni.  Tickets (778) 421-2427   Bookings (250) 730-1636

Check out the Google Maps 360 view of Char’s Landing and Char’s Guesthouse !!!  https://goo.gl/maps/47W9FPxFcT82

Char’s Landing 19+ Public House, the heart of our community   #charslanding

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