As a fulltime musician for the past 35 years myself (yikes, that’s a long time!), I’ve come to appreciate the fact that I am able to perform and sing for people and in return, enjoy it as much as I do. There is something to be said for that exchange of energy and good vibes that live music brings to all, from the stage to the seats, there is nothing like it and I so look forward to feeling that again when we are out of this crazy mess we are in. Music is needed desperately in everyone’s lives.
The goal here from these episodes on Gonzo Okanagan & K96.3 Kelowna’s Classic Rock is to reach out and bring some awareness and light into the local Central Okanagan Music Scene by featuring their new music, events and in general, some light into the changes we’ve all had to adjust to in 2020. We all feel the strain in every aspect of these changes and are going to try to do our best to fill our cups up with some fantastic local music while many so of us hang on through this bumpy ride we are on. 😉
Making an effort to change our own thoughts and habits, can strike a chord mentally and change us along with our communities lives. Be safe and…let’s ROCK N ROLL!
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Great to be showcasing a few events this weekend and local musicians with the K Wake Up with Brad (another rad Brad) and Alysha on K96.3 Kelowna’s Classic Rock.
This weekend’s live music scene update starts with,
Keep Calm and Support Live Music Series at, Jocko’s Underground Lounge
- Saturday with DoubleSharp Duo from 5:30-7:30pm
- Saturday – Bush Party! Live and Unplugged 8pm start
- Friday & Saturday – Lindsay May starting at 8:30pm
At 509 Eatery on Burnard Ave – A new live music venue!
- Friday we have Monica Tracey 8-10
- Saturday has Austen Sawchuk and James Gass
Music Reviews by the Rock Doctor
- AWAY IS MINE by Gord Downie
- SOLAR POWERED TOO by Rick Fines who is on an independent label. Love to support our independent artists! And, so many more reviews right here!
LOCAL ARTIST UPDATES
The Carbons are in Vancouver right now and releasing a new single “Nowhere To Go”! I’ll be catching up with the boys soon for an interview which will be available on Gonzo hopefully this week! Super excited for the boys and their new single which can be heard and shared on Spotify right here, right now!
ROCKSTAR MUSIC FEATURE THIS WEEK WITH…
Yukon Blonde is about to release their 5th album on November 13th, 2020 and the 1st single, “Get Precious” is blowing up on Spotify at almost a quarter million plays already!
“Check out Yukon Blonde frontman and Kelowna native Jeff Innes flying a plane over some amazing BC spots in this amazing airborne interview with YouTube Talkshow host Mathew from Radio Chatter. This video was shot pre-covid.
This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen as far as interviewing our musicians goes so, a big thanks to Radio Chatter for reaching out to us to be part of such a fantastic interview. Who wouldn’t want to do that? I think I might crap my pants but…I’d still do it! 😛
Thanks for supporting live music and loving music in general. It’s an essential part of all our lives and our mental health.
Have yourselves a safe and Rockin weekend. Be safe out there and don’t forget to get your poppy’s!
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