The History of Westcoast Music

An archive of names and media of contemporary bands, musicians, venues, promoters, artists and technicians, from the 1800's up to and including 1999.

2024 celebrates our 22th year capturing British Columbia & Westcoast music history with our award winning website online since 2003. 

Featured Musician

Angela Verbrugge

JazzTimes Magazine writes that Canadian jazz vocalist Angela Verbrugge "possesses a winsome, brightly burnished, pliable voice, with ample emotional intelligence, considerable songwriting skills, and conspicuously good taste.” Toronto Music Report described, “ a stunning debut album beautifully crafted arrangements in beguiling variety and sensuousness. Verbrugge addresses each with the breathtakingly, absolutely natural and unaffected purity of her voice… her material sound magical.”

Angela was invited to release her debut record in 2019 on New York-based Gut String Records with piano trio backing from three veterans of the NYC Jazz scene: Ray Gallon (Lionel Hampton, Joe Williams, Chaka Khan), Cameron Brown (former Jazz Messenger, Sheila Jordan regular voice-bass duo partner) and Anthony Pinciotti (Stacey Kent, Dr Lonnie Smith). The album debuted at number one in jazz on iTunes-Canada. Raul de Gama of Toronto Music Report describes, “ beautifully crafted arrangements in beguiling variety and sensuousness.” CBC Radio host Laila Biali described, "There's so much joy in her delivery.” Angela was one of the youngest graduates from Toronto’s George Brown School of Performing Arts after a youth spent active on the arts scene of her birth city, Kingston, Ontario. She relocated to British Columbia in 1997. After having three kids (now 11, 13 and 15) and three brushes with death (drowning, car accident and cancer), she followed her passion to jazz cobbling togeth...

Latest Bands

from Victoria BC
circa 1975 - circa 70s
The Chattelles
from Vernon BC
circa 60s
from Richmond BC
circa 80s

Latest Musicians

Don Descoteau
from Victoria BC
Harris Gilmore
from Victoria BC
Skip Prest
from Vancouver BC

Latest Resources

Sooke River Hotel
since 1935
Sigi's Side Door
since 60s
Pig & Whistle

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