Music

Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star nominee Dustin Bird was one of the voices on “Together, We’re Strong.” (Curtis Bird/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Country stars release song in memory of Capt. Casey, who died in Snowbirds crash

Brian John Harwood and Dustin Bird co-wrote the track, which features 18 Canadian country artists

Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star nominee Dustin Bird was one of the voices on “Together, We’re Strong.” (Curtis Bird/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Music Travel Love has been traveling the world since 2019 playing original music (Contributed)

Okanagan band goes viral with music video shot in West Kelowna

Music Travel Love’s video for “The Only One” has received 5 million views on Youtube

Music Travel Love has been traveling the world since 2019 playing original music (Contributed)
Local DJ reflects on 34 years spinning at Kelowna’s OK Corral

Local DJ reflects on 34 years spinning at Kelowna’s OK Corral

DJ will celebrate 34 years of playing the OK Corral in July

Local DJ reflects on 34 years spinning at Kelowna’s OK Corral
(Black Press Media File Photo)

Shuswap man hosting concert in his driveway

Lamenting the loss of Music in the Park events due to COVID-19, Shane McMahon is putting on a show

(Black Press Media File Photo)
FILE - In this July 22, 2001 file photo, Little Richard performs at the 93rd birthday and 88th year in show business gala celebration for Milton Berle, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, has died Saturday, May 9, 2020. (AP Photo/John Hayes, File)

Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87

He sold more than 30 million records worldwide, and his influence on other musicians was equally staggering

FILE - In this July 22, 2001 file photo, Little Richard performs at the 93rd birthday and 88th year in show business gala celebration for Milton Berle, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, has died Saturday, May 9, 2020. (AP Photo/John Hayes, File)
Lauren Spencer-Smith gave American Idol viewers a view of Sproat Lake when she performed from her home town of Port Alberni on April 26. (Photo courtesy ABC Network)

Vancouver Island teen singer looks back on ‘American Idol’ experience

Lauren Spencer-Smith reached Top 20, made lifelong friendships and improved her skills

Lauren Spencer-Smith gave American Idol viewers a view of Sproat Lake when she performed from her home town of Port Alberni on April 26. (Photo courtesy ABC Network)
Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith in Hawaii during American Idol tapings. (Lauren Spencer-Smith Instagram)

B.C. teen won’t be next American Idol, but she’s excited about her future in music

Nanaimo’s Lauren Spencer-Smith misses out on top 10 of reality TV talent show

Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith in Hawaii during American Idol tapings. (Lauren Spencer-Smith Instagram)
The Beatles had a profound influence on the music of the 1960s and beyond. The band’s last studio album, Let It Be, was released May 8, 1970. (Stock photo)

QUIZ: A tribute to The Beatles

How much do you know about the iconic band from the 1960s?

The Beatles had a profound influence on the music of the 1960s and beyond. The band’s last studio album, Let It Be, was released May 8, 1970. (Stock photo)
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Summerland funeral home provides music each Monday afternoon

Music performances set up to honour those who cannot have funeral or celebration of life services

(Stock photo)
Vernon musicians Scott Cyr and Cole Davis collaborated on a cover of a-ha’s Take On Me from self-isolation April 14, 2020. (YouTube image)

Okanagan musicians share ‘special quarantine edition’ of Take On Me

Scott Cyr and Cole Davis produced the cover remotely while in self-isolation

Vernon musicians Scott Cyr and Cole Davis collaborated on a cover of a-ha’s Take On Me from self-isolation April 14, 2020. (YouTube image)
Dusty Hill (left) and ZZ Top founder Billy F Gibbons on stage at the band’s first show in Penticton in 2009. The Tres Hombres will be back at the South Okanagan Events Centre in April of 2021 with special guests Cheap Trick. (File photo)

ZZ Top reschedules Okanagan show for 2021

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band moves Penticton tour date to April 2021 due to coronavirus

Dusty Hill (left) and ZZ Top founder Billy F Gibbons on stage at the band’s first show in Penticton in 2009. The Tres Hombres will be back at the South Okanagan Events Centre in April of 2021 with special guests Cheap Trick. (File photo)
The 2020 Funtastic A&W Music Festival and Slo Pitch tournament has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Funtastic Sports Society photo)

COVID-19 cancels Funtastic 2020

The sports and music festival in Vernon, Enderby and Port Alberni was scheduled for late June

The 2020 Funtastic A&W Music Festival and Slo Pitch tournament has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Funtastic Sports Society photo)
Dancing through the pandemic: Dan’s top 10 songs to listen to in isolation

Dancing through the pandemic: Dan’s top 10 songs to listen to in isolation

10 feel good-songs that are sure to lift your spirits during COVID-19

Dancing through the pandemic: Dan’s top 10 songs to listen to in isolation
Linnea Good has been using online technology to teach ukulele lessons to children during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)

Summerland music teacher offers online ukulele lessons

COVID-19 pandemic prompts closure of spring break arts camp

Linnea Good has been using online technology to teach ukulele lessons to children during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)
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)
The OM Sound, originally from Vernon and now in Montreal, is working on a new album and touring Canada and Europe this year. (OM Sound image)

Okanagan’s-own OM Sound touring Canada and Europe

New videos and new album in the works

The OM Sound, originally from Vernon and now in Montreal, is working on a new album and touring Canada and Europe this year. (OM Sound image)
Bagpipes once rocked by Beatles

Bagpipes once rocked by Beatles

North Okanagan Pipes and Drums share some unique history

Bagpipes once rocked by Beatles
Making music with WE3

Making music with WE3

Getting people up on the dance floor

  • Feb 12, 2020
Making music with WE3