A showcase of three amazing bands to raise money in support of the Music BC Charitable Foundation.
Good for Grapes, Tough Lovers, and Chimpanzebras will all take to the stage on Wednesday, March 13th at the Electric Owl Social Club.
March 13th, 2013; Doors at 8pm
The Electric Owl Social Club
926 Main Street
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The Vancouver Fan Club will be hosting a benefit party for the Music BC Charitable Foundation on February 13th, 2013. The party will be held at the Fan Club’s fantastic Granville Street venue. The party will be a Mardi Gras-themed celebration featuring these amazing musical guests:
Murray Porter will be joining us fresh off a performance at the Presidential Inauguration celebrations in Washington, DC.◊
Music BC Charitable Foundation would like to thank students from the Pacific Audio Visual Institute’s Music Business Management program for donating proceeds from their War of Rock fundraiser held at the Backstage Lounge on January 9th. The show was a resounding success, raising $970 for the Foundation and its ongoing mission of engaging and inspiring BC youth through access to music and music education.
Hosted by Ryan Biel and Taz VanRassel of The Sunday Service, the War of Rock featured a battle of the bands between Carm N Drea, Marry Me, Real Mad Decent, Those Things, The Plodes, Critical Junction, and American Supine. Joe Keithley of DOA and Daniel Byrne from Fader Master Studio were on hand to judge the performances.
All seven bands brought down the house, but Real Mad Decent and American Supine emerged victorious, winning 18 hours of studio time at PAVI studios and a student-produced music video. Congratulations to these two bands and to everyone who took part in the night!
To learn more about the Pacific Audio Visual Institute, visit their website.
On Friday, December 7th, 2012, Music BC Charitable Foundation hosted its first ever Celebration! event at the Vogue Theatre, to raise awareness and support for music education programs in BC, and to celebrate the fantastic and diverse talents of BC’s top music artists. Mistress of Ceremonies Tamara Stanners (of 102.7 The PEAK FM) was on hand to keep us entertained between acts, which she did with many a witty quip!
Joining us were musical acts of all stripes–from Bill Henderson and Chilliwack, to Shaun Verreault of Wide Mouth Mason, to PEAK Performance Project finalists The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer and Portage and Main, to hip hop sensation Cityreal with blues legend Wes Mackey. An all-star blues band, fronted by renowned blues man Jim Byrnes took turns showcasing the talents of a variety of established BC acts, like David Gogo, Steve Dawson, and Murray Porter.
On top of up-and-coming, hot-ticket acts like Steph Macpherson, Terri-Lynn Williams Davidson and Tonye Aganaba and The Foundation , we were also treated to some avant garde honor band pieces by Vancouver Technical Secondary School’s Senior Honor Band and the adorable grade 6/7 band from Queen Alexandra Elementary. Stand-out student act of the night belonged to Jesika Kula of the Songwriters of a New Generation program, who with mates Kirsten Kwong and Beth Saul, performed two original songs and charmed the audience thoroughly.
Special thanks goes to the Vogue Theatre- who provided the amazing and beautiful venue for the show as well as production staff to keep things running smoothly. Sponsors Tom Lee Music and Nimbus School of Recording Arts made sure we had all the backline and stage hands we needed, as well as recorded the show free of charge. Happy Water provided refreshment to our hard-working crew of volunteers, staff and artists, as well as the 150 student performers who joined us for the event.
A big thanks to our publicist extraordinaire Joelle May of Mod May Promotions, who was instrumental in securing a front page story in the Westender as well as various other invaluable media coverage. WE Vancouver really came through with an amazing print sponsorship and 102.7 The PEAK FM provided a well-needed push on the radio waves!
A huge hand goes to our volunteers who helped run our donation station and artist merch booths, as well as kept our performers and crew fed and hydrated. Volunteer videographers Lev Shum and Elias-Crespo Mulatto filmed the event and will be producing a video reel to recap the event and help promote for next year! Staff photographer Leigh Eldridge and Christine McAvoy took care of still photography of the night and you can check out their photos on the Foundation Facebook page.
Last (but not least) a HUGE hand to Vancouver Fanclub for hosting the terrific afterparty for our VIPS and performers! Check them out for music events and fab nightlife on Granville Street!
Thanks to the community at large and the awesome show of support from our amazing audience. We are overwhelmed by the renewed interest, support, donations and partnership requests that resulted from this fun night!
All photos credited to Christine McAvoy.
Music BC Charitable Foundation will host its annual community event on December 7th, 2012 at the Vogue Theater located at 918 Granville Street. The purpose of the event is to support music education and celebrate the incredible achievements of BC artists. The night will feature a stacked folk/roots/blues lineup, including solo and ensemble performances by:
Congratulations to Amber Livingstone of Surrey, BC, who won our one-of-a-kind autographed Epiphone guitar signed by LIVE at Squamish performers.
Music BC Charitable Foundation would like to thank LIVE at Squamish and brand.LIVE for the opportunity to conduct a charity guitar raffle at the LIVE at Squamish music festival this year. We have a gorgeous Epiphone acoustic which we will be requesting all LIVE at Squamish artists sign during the course of the festival. Attendees of the festival will have a chance to buy their tickets all weekend long, either at the artist merchandise booth or from our mobile ticket selling team!
Keep your eyes on our twitter feed to catch our snaps of LIVE at Squamish performers signing what could YOUR new axe!
If you want a chance to get in on this raffle, but don’t have your LIVE at Squamish tickets yet, there are still some available online. Surf to www.liveatsquamish.com for more info!
Music BC Charitable Foundation is proud to announce the very worthy recipients of our most recent Adopt an Instrument program grant.
Girls Rock Camp is a registered non-profit society and part of the North American alliance of Girls Rock Camps especially for girls ages 8-18 years old. The camps are unique in that they stress the importance of independence, pride and self-confidence for young women in a traditionally male-dominated genre. In their own words, they are
“…committed to building self-esteem and developing life skills in young women while cultivating a supportive community of peers and mentors.”
Along with Adopt an Instrument program partners Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, we supplied one full rock band set-up including guitars, bass, amps, drum set, keyboard, cases and accessories to this year’s Girls Rock Camp, which took place in July 2012 at the Urban Native Youth Association center. Every year Girls Rock Camp holds spaces in reserve for aboriginal youth to participate in the camps. Camp tuition is very reasonable, and provides an accessible, safe and positive space for girls to experience, experiment and learn about being part of a real rock ensemble.
Girls Rock Camp Vancouver also hosts a Ladies Rock Camp in the spring at the Waldorf Hotel, a ladies rock camp in a women’s correctional facility, a DTES Rock Camp and various rock-themed shows and workshops throughout the year.