Live music

The Volare Tenors Christmas: A not so silent night, comes to the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay High this Saturday, Dec. 11. (Courtesy Volare Tenors)

Tenors train with Oak Bay High choirs, set to collaborate in concert

Trio brings ‘popera’ to school’s Dave Dunnet Community Theatre

 

Avril Lavigne’s newly released song, Bite Me, precedes more music and a new album by the same name in the new year. (Warner Music Canada)

Avril Lavigne announces final tour stop in Victoria

Concert set for May 25, Bite Me tour the pop-punk artist’s first in over 10 years

 

Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida will be at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m (Photo courtesy of the Mary Winspear Centre)

Dynamic Canadian musical duo brings their music to Sidney

Mary Winspear Centre welcomes Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida this Thursday

 

The late Dusty Hill (left) and ZZ Top founder Billy F Gibbons are seen on stage at the band’s show in Penticton in 2009. The Tres Hombres will perform at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre April 22, 2022, with special guests Cheap Trick. (Black Press Media file photo)

ZZ Top to rock Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre April 22

Online ticket sales open Friday at 10 a.m., with tickets starting at $49

The late Dusty Hill (left) and ZZ Top founder Billy F Gibbons are seen on stage at the band’s show in Penticton in 2009. The Tres Hombres will perform at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre April 22, 2022, with special guests Cheap Trick. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Concert of Remembrance happens Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High. In-person and livestream tickets are available at tickets.ccpacanada.com. (Black Press Media file photo)

Band, CCPA choir weave music, memoirs for Oak Bay remembrance concert

Concert free, donations go to Military Family Resource Centre, Canadian Heritage Arts Society

The Concert of Remembrance happens Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High. In-person and livestream tickets are available at tickets.ccpacanada.com. (Black Press Media file photo)
Martha Wainwright plays Sidney’s Mary Winspear Theatre on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. (Courtesy Mary Winspear Centre)

Martha Wainwright brings optimistic new sound to Sidney Nov. 15

Singer/songwriter’s new album Love Will Be Reborn Strikes a more contemplative tone

Martha Wainwright plays Sidney’s Mary Winspear Theatre on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. (Courtesy Mary Winspear Centre)
Singdaptive founders Kevin Alexander (left), Greg. A. Barker, Stephen Evans and Kathy Alexander. (Chrstina Gregor/Singdaptive)

Victoria-based vocal instruction platform hits high note with $2.75 million valuation

“Singdaptive” pulled investors such as Blue Microphone’s CEO and co-founder of Guitar Hero

Singdaptive founders Kevin Alexander (left), Greg. A. Barker, Stephen Evans and Kathy Alexander. (Chrstina Gregor/Singdaptive)
Vancouver-based Madison Olds plays the Mary Winspear Centre on Oct. 7 as part of the Seaside Sessions. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

Emerging pop star to play Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

Oct. 7 headliner Madison Olds enjoys extensive following on TikTok, growing chart success

Vancouver-based Madison Olds plays the Mary Winspear Centre on Oct. 7 as part of the Seaside Sessions. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)
(Black Press Media File)

Dreamy pop quartet coming to Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

The music of Vancouver’s Vox Rea explores the nature of freedom

(Black Press Media File)
Bruce Ruddell is the director of Choral Evolution, a new choir looking for members on the West Shore and Sooke. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Longdale)

Choral Evolution looks to West Shore for new voices

Former members of the Sooke Community Choir make up heart of new vocal group

Bruce Ruddell is the director of Choral Evolution, a new choir looking for members on the West Shore and Sooke. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Longdale)
Sisters Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay performing as the duo PIQSIQ take to the stage on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Mary Winspear Centre to perform their blend of traditional Inuit throat singing infused with modern technology. (Photo courtesy of the Mary Winspear Centre)

Throat singing sisters bring haunting soundscape to Sidney

Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay perform as PIQSIQ at Mary Winspear Centre Sept. 11

Sisters Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay performing as the duo PIQSIQ take to the stage on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Mary Winspear Centre to perform their blend of traditional Inuit throat singing infused with modern technology. (Photo courtesy of the Mary Winspear Centre)
Headliner Jesse Roper of Metchosin performs with his band at the All Ways Home music festival in Langford at Starlight Stadium on Sunday. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Jesse Roper thrilled to wind up first All Ways Home festival in Langford

Metchosin bluesman brings his A game to Starlight Stadium on second day of festival Sept. 5

Headliner Jesse Roper of Metchosin performs with his band at the All Ways Home music festival in Langford at Starlight Stadium on Sunday. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Ndidi O performs at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Theatre on Sept. 2 as part of the Seaside Sessions, a program highlighting emerging and underrepresented Canadian talent in a cross section of genres. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

Blues singer Ndidi O brings eclectic sound, storytelling to Sidney

B.C.-born singer performs Sept. 2 as part of Seaside Sessions at Mary Winspear Theatre

Ndidi O performs at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Theatre on Sept. 2 as part of the Seaside Sessions, a program highlighting emerging and underrepresented Canadian talent in a cross section of genres. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)
Alexander Ferguson, on keyboard and vocals, performs along with bandmates Alex Campbell on drums and Tyler Lieb on guitar at the Summer in the Park concert series Aug. 19 at Willows Park.

Popular Oak Bay summer concert series continues in Willows Park

Next up is four-piece band Black Angus, hitting the stage Sept. 2

  • Aug 29, 2021
Alexander Ferguson, on keyboard and vocals, performs along with bandmates Alex Campbell on drums and Tyler Lieb on guitar at the Summer in the Park concert series Aug. 19 at Willows Park.
The annual Philharmonic Fling! at Ed Macgregor Park in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Philharmonic Fling! will fill the air Aug. 29

Free outdoor classical concert in Ed Macgregor Park

The annual Philharmonic Fling! at Ed Macgregor Park in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Los Gringos Locos guitar duo Mike Sampson, left, and Al Sabourin perform outside Pharmasave at Oak Bay Avenue and Hampshire Road on Saturday, Aug. 14 as part of the District of Oak Bay’s Music in the Village pilot program. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Live music pilot program enlivens Oak Bay Village

Local favourite Los Gringos Locos bring ‘Love and Abundance’ to Oak Bay Avenue

  • Aug 21, 2021
Los Gringos Locos guitar duo Mike Sampson, left, and Al Sabourin perform outside Pharmasave at Oak Bay Avenue and Hampshire Road on Saturday, Aug. 14 as part of the District of Oak Bay’s Music in the Village pilot program. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Singer-songwriter and keyboardist Helena Descoteau will perform her first solo exhibition Thursday evening, Aug. 19 at Willows Park as the opening act for the Soul Shakers’ Alexander Ferguson. (Courtesy of Helena Descoteau)

Singer-songwriter performs solo for first time in Oak Bay concert

Helena Descoteau plans original songs as opening act for Alexander Ferguson

Singer-songwriter and keyboardist Helena Descoteau will perform her first solo exhibition Thursday evening, Aug. 19 at Willows Park as the opening act for the Soul Shakers’ Alexander Ferguson. (Courtesy of Helena Descoteau)
Retired holistic pediatrician Carl Ivey shares his passion for piano and the works of Beethoven at Spewhung/Turkey Head in Oak Bay on Wednesday evening, Aug. 11. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Oak Bay community tunes in to return of painted pianos

Instruments can be found at five locations, dusk to dawn, until mid September

Retired holistic pediatrician Carl Ivey shares his passion for piano and the works of Beethoven at Spewhung/Turkey Head in Oak Bay on Wednesday evening, Aug. 11. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Visitors stop to admire an artist's paintings at the Bowker Creek Brush-Up on Sunday, August 8. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Hundreds return to Brush-Up on Oak Bay’s Bowker Creek

Community brought together again by live music, food and the works of over 30 local artists

Visitors stop to admire an artist's paintings at the Bowker Creek Brush-Up on Sunday, August 8. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith, a.k.a. The Funk Hunters, will perform at Philips Backyard on Sept. 25. (Photo by Rob Campbell)

Funk Hunters making triumphant return to Victoria, Sept. 25 in Phillips Backyard

Tickets on sale Aug. 4 for show, also featuring Moontricks, Diamond Cafe and LIINKS

Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith, a.k.a. The Funk Hunters, will perform at Philips Backyard on Sept. 25. (Photo by Rob Campbell)