On June 18th, fans at the BC Songwriters’ Showcase and Open Mic were given a real treat!
It started with the Songwriter Showcase, where Amanda Marino played her soulful original songs, followed by a full roster of Open Mic’ers.
John & Eric kicked off the second half of the evening, followed by Frank Tacek, Dave Mercer, Delaney Rose, with Earl Travis Taylor (accompanied by Frank Tacek) closing out the evening.
Thanks to LaRaine VDZ, our President and Talent Booker, Bob the Sound Guy, who helps everyone sound great, and who took these pictures, and NY Grill & Bistro for being such an amazing venue for us to hold our Showcases at !!!
September 25th’s Songwriter Showcase featured the original songs of Edward Moll and Robert VanderMeer, followed by Open Mic, which featured the songs of Amanda Marino, Ramblin’ Gump, Dave Mercer & Joey Mullins.
The Songwriter Showcase last night featured three different performers… all talented performers and songwriters. The Evening started off with Angela Harris performing a mix of songs from her award-winning albums, as well as some new material. Angela then introduced us to (first) Savannah Quinn and (later) Amanda Thate – two singer/songwriters from Abbotsford. Each got up and performed a few of their songs. The Showcase was closed out with Angela performing a few more of her songs, before Bruce opened the stage for the Open Mic section of the evening.
Summer is in full force, but McBurney Lane is under construction, so everyone packed inside to catch the great songs and performance of The Flying Ritas. Suzanne, Rick and Dale put on a great Songwriter Showcase, followed by a “full to overflowing” Open Mic list. A great time was had by all !
On June 19th, the fantastic Brad Darrid (accompanied by Tianna Lefebvre & Mike Sanyshyn) performed his wonderful songs for an appreciative crowd, in advance of his upcoming new CD release. After Brad finished his Songwriter Showcase, Mike and Tianna performed a few of their songs, before Open Mic began.
KerryLee Manuel and Dave Mercer showcased this week, with Dave stepping in last minute for another performer who was unable to perform, due to illness. Despite the nice, early June weather outside, the audience enjoyed an extended Songwriter Showcase by KerryLee and Dave, with Amanda Marino finishing off the evening sharing her songs at Open Mic.