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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:   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. […]

14/04 April 2014

Bez Arts Hub

by Keri Vermeulen   An intimate new performing arts space in Langley has opened, and it should set hearts pounding for lovers of live theatre, dance, story telling, and music. Bez Arts Hub is a black box style theatre and dance studio that provides home for creative performance, but also foundational education for a new […]

17/03 March 2017

Brian Doerksen – Chilliwack Symphony

Brian Doerksen in Abbotsford   Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus presents  Lenten Reflections and Mozart’s Requiem               Brian Doerksen in Abbotsford Award winning Christian singer-songwriter Brian Doerksen will be live on stage in Abbotsford on March 25 at Level Ground Church. Doerksen is a thoughtful, genuine, and talented musician […]

17/03 March 2017

The Springman Family: Happy Beach

by Peter Fleck When it was announced that Happy Beach had won the Covenant Award for Children’s Album of the Year in Edmonton on January 26, the Springman kids enthusiastically ran to the stage to accept their award. “This is the best band I’ve ever had,” Perry Springman gushes about his four children aged six […]

17/03 March 2017

Christian Music Happenings

By Kevin Pollard The 59th Annual Grammy Awards recognized Gospel music as honours were handed out to Hillary Scott & The Scott Family as Love Remains took the category of Best Contemporary Christian Music Album while their song “Thy Will” won Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song that saw Canadian producer/songwriter Bernie Herms take home his […]

17/03 March 2017

Church united at Breakforth 

by Kevin Pollard The last weekend in January marked the first-time GMA Canada combined their annual Covenant Awards and GMA week with the Breakforth Conference in Edmonton. The 38th Annual Covenant Awards theme was “Past, Present and Future” of Canadian Gospel Music and it was an honour to be there representing the “Past” singing with […]

17/03 March 2017

BC artists shine at the 38th Annual Covenant Awards

by Peter Fleck British Columbia’s reputation as a hotbed of Christian music was further cemented during the 38th Annual Covenant Awards on January 26 in Edmonton. More than a quarter of the 34 Canadian Christian music awards handed out went to artists residing in the Metro Vancouver area. Foremost was Abbotsford’s Tim Neufeld who took […]