The 2009 Victoria Music Hall Of Fame Inductee Celebration will be held Sunday September 20, 2009 at Element Nightclub (formerly the Forge & Legends) from 1:30p-5:00p. Tickets will be available at the front desk of the Strathcona Hotel starting in August 2009. We hope you can join us!
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Rock began his career in Langford, British Columbia (a suburb of Victoria) as a guitarist playing with friends William Alexander and Paul Hyde in the former's household basement. After high school graduation, Rock left Victoria and became the co-founder of the Payola$, who became well known for their '80s hit, "Eyes of a Stranger", which was used a... more info
He was born in New York City, and began playing the piano at the age of 4 and the saxophone when he was 12. He studied the flute in 1952 at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio and then earned a master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music.
Moving to Los Angeles he played with Chico Hamilton's Quintet from 1956 to 1958 and recorded hi... more info
Prior to 1968, "The Brothers Forbes", John and Larrie had a very productive career in the Royal Canadian Navy as musicians in the Naden Band, stationed in Esquimalt. They were also performing in separate groups playing dance music.
Larrie played drums,trumpet and vocals with "The Classics" along with Gabby Bruner, George Lovic and Bert Botten. Jo... more info
Now playing in Harry Creech and The Essentials, with son Darcy Creech on drums and David Balam on bass guitar.If the current rumours are indeed true, then Harry and the boys (The Essentials) have been playing all over town at such venues as the Victoria Curling Club, the Cedar Hill Golf Club, several large private parties and the Empress Hotel (Pal... more info
Please note that the picture above was the #2 version of Blues Union after the first version, with the exception of Lesher, went on to be Showdown.
Lesher reformed the band with these different members: Ken Moran, Glen Haley: guitars/Nick Hall-Patch, Bill Burdick: Bass/Tony MaCauley, Andy Hall-Patch, Graham White: Drums/Bob Lesher: Harmonica & v... more info
Voted as 2009's most influential country musician, Wayne Peters has been a mainstay of Victoria's country scene since arriving in 1969. His band "Homebrew" featured some of the cities musical elite performing regularily at the Wee Ponderosa, Westwind, Esquimalt Inn and all the other country hautes.Wayne also toured for many years with Ronnie Prophet. more info
Born in Shaunavon Saskatchewan, 1918 (October 14), died at 71 in Victoria in 1988.
Started playing the Ukulele when 11 – “Harold Teen” uke inscribed with “music self-played is happiness self made”
1934 – 38 in the “Freshmen” quartet in Regina, appeared on Radio Station CHWC
Met Bob McGill in 1936, they came out on Fred H... more info
In the picture above from 1958, Ron had put his guitar down and is in the white sport coat doing his vocal thing while Fred Wyatt is playing bass.
For a couple of years I played with a group call "Ron Tuele & The Monarchs". We were the house band for the Fleet Club in Victoria B.C., playing 50's rock, as well as dance standards. We also played c... more info