Music

A music therapy program created for isolated seniors brought a little groove into the lives of White Rock and Surrey care-home residents, including at the Evergreen Baptist campus, Peace Arch Hospital and Kinsmen Lodge. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Music therapy program brightens lives of isolated White Rock, Surrey seniors

Surrey-based foundation started Heart for Music in 2019

 

Synth-pop duo Erasure. (Photo: facebook.com/erasureinfo)

Surrey video director ‘ecstatic’ to work with his favourite band since childhood

Stephano Barberis hired to do Erasure’s tour visuals and also direct music video for a song

 

Cloverdale singer Rayne is seen on the cover of her debut EP “False Love.” The six-song EP will be available on all streaming services beginning July 30. (Submitted)

Cloverdale singer Rayne to release debut EP

Lord Tweedsmuir alumna to launch six-song offering July 30

Cloverdale singer Rayne is seen on the cover of her debut EP “False Love.” The six-song EP will be available on all streaming services beginning July 30. (Submitted)
RCA Records presented a Tribute to Ray McAuley at the Newton Inn in February 1980, featuring an all-star band of B.C. Country Music Association members JC Cadeau, Gerry Hughes, Perry Mann, Ed Molyski, Norman Jones, Mark Telford and Jess Less. Admission was $3. The tribute concert is recalled in a book by Surrey resident Ray Ramsay, “Promo Monkey: My Life as a Bellhop in the Waldord Hysteria.” (Photo courtesy Ray Ramsay)
RCA Records presented a Tribute to Ray McAuley at the Newton Inn in February 1980, featuring an all-star band of B.C. Country Music Association members JC Cadeau, Gerry Hughes, Perry Mann, Ed Molyski, Norman Jones, Mark Telford and Jess Less. Admission was $3. The tribute concert is recalled in a book by Surrey resident Ray Ramsay, “Promo Monkey: My Life as a Bellhop in the Waldord Hysteria.” (Photo courtesy Ray Ramsay)
Emma Alves is seen here on the cover for her second studio album, “Up Late Writing This.” The album will be available on all streaming services beginning July 30. (Submitted)

Cloverdale’s Emma Alves to release new album July 30

Alves self-produced her latest offering, ‘Up Late Writing This’

Emma Alves is seen here on the cover for her second studio album, “Up Late Writing This.” The album will be available on all streaming services beginning July 30. (Submitted)
Singer/actor Diljit Dosanjh in the video for his “Umbrella” song. (YouTube screenshot)

Surrey connections to ‘Umbrella’ hit song by Indian pop star/actor Diljit Dosanjh

‘Dream come true’ for Chani Nattan and other Surrey-area artists who helped create song, video

Singer/actor Diljit Dosanjh in the video for his “Umbrella” song. (YouTube screenshot)
Britain’s singer Harry Styles poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the movie “Dunkirk,” in Dunkirk, northern France, Sunday, July 16, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michel Spingler

Harry Styles fans angered as singer cancels Vancouver, Toronto concert dates

The pop star released a schedule of his North American tour Wednesday but missing was mention of his Canadian shows

Britain’s singer Harry Styles poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the movie “Dunkirk,” in Dunkirk, northern France, Sunday, July 16, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michel Spingler
Landing in the Guinness World Book of Records for the lowest recorded female note gained Clayton’s Joy Chapman international attention in February, but she’s following up with her own solid brand of original retro-modern country, including a sassy new single, Could’ve Been Yes. (Contributed photo)

Guinness record-holding Surrey country singer releases inspirational single

Joy Chapman recently set a world record for lowest female vocal note ever recorded

Landing in the Guinness World Book of Records for the lowest recorded female note gained Clayton’s Joy Chapman international attention in February, but she’s following up with her own solid brand of original retro-modern country, including a sassy new single, Could’ve Been Yes. (Contributed photo)
Tyler Joe Miller in a promo photo.
Tyler Joe Miller in a promo photo.
Richard Tichelman is a B.C. finalist in the Jim Beam National Talent Search. Voting is open until July 10. (Contributed photo)

White Rock singer a finalist in national talent search

Opportunity still open to cast votes for pop artist Richard Tichelman

Richard Tichelman is a B.C. finalist in the Jim Beam National Talent Search. Voting is open until July 10. (Contributed photo)
The streamed show Ladies Sing The Blues, featuring five of Vancouver’s most dynamic singers, returns to ‘The Pond’ at Blue Frog Studios on July 10. (Christy Fox photo)

Ladies Sing the Blues returns to White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios

‘The Pond’ limited-audience screening joins streaming broadcast on July 10

The streamed show Ladies Sing The Blues, featuring five of Vancouver’s most dynamic singers, returns to ‘The Pond’ at Blue Frog Studios on July 10. (Christy Fox photo)
Students of A.J. Elliott Elementary in Sointula during filming of their virtual Sing Out For The Earth concert. Contributed photo
Students of A.J. Elliott Elementary in Sointula during filming of their virtual Sing Out For The Earth concert. Contributed photo
Surrey resident Becky Van Drunen has published “Playlist Kitchen,” a pandemic-project cookbook featuring music-inspired recipes. (submitted photo)

Pop songs inspire ‘Playlist Kitchen’ cookbook that ‘saved’ Surrey entrepreneur during pandemic

‘I’m a creative person and I get bored, but it was out of necessity too,’ says Becky Van Drunen

Surrey resident Becky Van Drunen has published “Playlist Kitchen,” a pandemic-project cookbook featuring music-inspired recipes. (submitted photo)
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Surrey singer soars into Searchlight song contest’s top 10 with ‘It Doesn’t Matter’

Argel Monte de Ramos is among ‘popular vote’ finalists, with winner to be announced June 22

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Country artist Tyler Joe Miller. (submitted photo)
Country artist Tyler Joe Miller. (submitted photo)
Singer-songwriter Jann Arden is pictured with a draft horse. (Canadian Horse Defence Coalition)

Jann Arden backs petition to stop ‘appalling’ live horse export, slaughter

June 14 is the International Day to End Live Export of Animals

Singer-songwriter Jann Arden is pictured with a draft horse. (Canadian Horse Defence Coalition)
Electronic producer Joanne Hill, who performs as Sydney Blu, lobbied for the Juno Awards to introduce a category for underground dance single of the year. The new award will launch in 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Juno Awards to announce new category for underground dance single of the year

Joanne Hill lobbied for the award with support from DJs, producers and other members of the dance music industry

Electronic producer Joanne Hill, who performs as Sydney Blu, lobbied for the Juno Awards to introduce a category for underground dance single of the year. The new award will launch in 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
At Surrey’s Queen Elizabeth Secondary in Surrey, musician Luv Randhawa (second from right) with students Kenny Segura (middle) and Gracy Gandhi (second from left), school counsellor Jeremy Lendvoy (left) and TV news reporter Jay Durant (right). (Submitted photo)

For love of music, bhangra artist Randhawa helps Surrey students get to next level

Five $500 scholarships include mentorship from White Rock-based artist

At Surrey’s Queen Elizabeth Secondary in Surrey, musician Luv Randhawa (second from right) with students Kenny Segura (middle) and Gracy Gandhi (second from left), school counsellor Jeremy Lendvoy (left) and TV news reporter Jay Durant (right). (Submitted photo)
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‘Red Sneakers’ for contest-winning musician on Surrey’s Canada Day livestream

Ashley Pater says she’s excited to be back on City of Surrey Canada Day stage for third year in a row

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