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17/12 December

Kevin’s Picks for 2017

Tauren Wells: Hills & Valleys, Reunion, 2017 Frontman of pop/R&B band Royal Taylor, Tauren Wells released his debut full-length solo album Hills and Valleys is probably the best album I have heard this year as it showcases his songwriting and vocal skills on songs that cover a multitude of genres from Pop, R&B, HipHop, EDM […]

17/12 December

Christmas album reviews by Kevin Pollard

For King and Country: Christmas (Live In Phoenix) Recorded in December 2016 on the final night of the band’s 15-date arena Christmas tour, for KING & COUNTRY Christmas: Live in Phoenix is a collection of 5 carols and 5 original songs as well as a special version of their hit song “The Proof Of Your […]

17/11 November

Christmas…

Chilliwack Symphony & Chorus presents Messiah The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents Messiah this December. One of the special challenges in performing Messiah year after year is to keep the work sounding fresh, as if one had just discovered it. It is a joy for many listeners to hear a more detailed, articulate style […]

17/10 October

Brian Doerksen releases first solo album in seven years

by Keri Vermeulen His laughter breaks through the warm living room like a fresh surprise on an otherwise regular, early autumn afternoon in the Fraser Valley. It’s completely unexpected – and kind of contagious. The joyful bellow comes from multiple award-winning Christian singer-songwriter Brian Doerksen, known to thousands of fans for his worship songs that […]

17/10 October

God’s Music Angels talent show auditions

The 2017-18 God’s Music Angels Talent Show next monthly audition will be held on October 28 at CCM on the second floor of Crystal Mall, (4533 Kingborough, Burnaby) from 2 to 6 pm. The organizers; SLH Grace Cafe Ministries and Ado- nai SLH Production Inc. are comprised of local Chris- tian organizations, businesses and churches […]

17/10 October

Music reviews

By Kevin Pollard Third Day: Revival, Provident Music, 2017 To celebrate 20 years of making music, Third Day chose to go back to their roots and showcase an entire album devoted to Americana and Southern Rock. Although this sound has been evident throughout their 12 studio albums these 13 songs stay right in the pocket […]

17/08 August 2017

Music Reviews

By Kevin Pollard   Tauren Wells: Hills & Valleys, Reunion, 2017 After two albums and five years as the frontman of pop/R&B band Royal Taylor, Tauren Wells made the difficult decision to break away to pursue a solo career. His debut full-length solo album Hills and Valleys is probably the best album I have heard […]

17/07 July 2017

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival

by Flyn Ritchie: churchforvancouver.com   The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this summer by bringing in a very strong line-up of musicians, including the likes of Billy Bragg, Joe Henry, Shawn Colvin and Jim Kweskin. Some of our best local musicians will be at Jericho Beach Park July 13 – 16, […]

17/05 May 2017

Mercy Me Returns To Abbotsford

by Kevin Pollard   When Mercy Me takes the stage in Abbotsford May 11th it will have been three and a half years since they have performed in the area and they will be featuring music from their first new album in three years Lifer, that finds them once again stretching themselves into new musical […]

14/04 April 2014

Blackwood Brothers coming to Surrey

by Alan Phillips   The Blackwood Brothers 83-year ministry is undoubtedly the greatest example of pioneering Gospel groups and they are certified legendary figures of the historical American fabric. In the midst of the great depression in 1934 the quartet was formed by preacher Roy Blackwood, with brothers Doyle and James, and Roy’s son R.W. […]