Summer Sounds - July 20

Summer Sounds - July 20

July 20 featured performers

6 p.m. – Aaron Alander – Also registered through SOCAN under the Band name Radix Bloom, Aaron has toured around the Bulkley Skeena Valley area from Prince Rupert through Terrace. He has performed at many small festivals choosing a repertoire of mainly originals over a time span of almost four years. On top of this he has session recorded multiple instruments (guitar, drums, bass) and vocals, as well as cover drummed for many bands.

Summer Sounds - July 13

Summer Sounds - July 13

July 13 featured performers:

6 p.m. Maddisun

Maddi Keiver is a Kootenay singer/songwriter with dreamy soulful vocals and expressive lyrics. Her feel-good, Indie-rock music is written from the heart and she loves to make the audience feel what she’s feeling and have them get as lost in the lyrics and vocal melodies as she does.

2019 Summer Sounds - Dancing in the Park

2019 Summer Sounds - Dancing in the Park

July 6 featured performers:

6 p.m. Kootenay Lately

This relatively new four-piece Kimberley band brings the soul of Motown with a mix of standards and retro jazz. Pam Ruby (vocals) appeared in Kimberley’s Centre 64 musical theatre production of Godspell (November 2018). Pam’s powerful vocals are supported by musicians Bryan Reichert (guitar), Chad Andriousky (drums) and Theresa Reichert (stand-up bass). Bryan and Chad have been involved in numerous collaborations over the years, including F&M. The Reicherts released their own album, ‘Autumn’ in 2014, as ‘Tess & the d’Linquint.’

Summer 'heartbeat' on Saturdays

Summer 'heartbeat' on Saturdays

Summer Sounds, Cranbrook’s outdoor, live music concert series in Rotary Park, runs simultaneously with the Dancing in the Park program each Saturday from July 6 to August 24 courtesy of the non-profit Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society (FPPAS) volunteers.

Regional performing artists, along with a few touring artists, will entertain from the Rotary Park bandstand starting at 6 p.m. until 10 completely free to the public.

“All our performers and technicians receive reasonable compensation and the rest of us volunteer our time and skills to contribute to the development of arts and culture in our community,” states James Neve, FPPAS President.

Collaboration Offers Digital Sound Program

Collaboration Offers Digital Sound Program

An incredible audio technician training opportunity has emerged through a partnership between the Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society (FPPAS), the Key City Theatre (KCT) and BC Hydro.

The summer program will include a comprehensive workshop that will familiarize participants with the digital engineering of sound with live performers followed by an eight-hour practicum during the summer. This introductory course will immerse students into the world of audio technician to inspire formal training and careers.

“There are many amazing things about this mentorship program, the best of which is free tuition for students thanks to BC Hydro funding of one thousand dollars,” stated James Neve, FPPAS President.

BC Hydro announced a community grant for the program in May. The community grant focus area supports organizations and programs that centre on youth programming in the areas of trades, science, technology, engineering and math to help foster a more highly qualified workforce for British Columbia’s future.

Where there is Hurricanes there is Lovebullies

Where there is Hurricanes there is Lovebullies

The Fisher Peak Winter Ale Concert Series is wrapping up with just one amazing concert remaining on Tuesday, May 14 at the Key City Theatre’s gallery stage at 7:30 p.m.

This series was created to bring together a local artist with a non-local touring artist to foster connections and treat audiences to something intimately unique.

All four previous concerts from January to April have been sold out. Event collaborators, the Fisher Peak Performing Arts Society and the Key City Theatre, are elated with the success and are encouraged to continue in 2020.

On May 14, ticket holders will be captured by The Hurricanes, Stacy DeCosse and Ally Blake, a Cranbrook/Kimberley duo that combines Stacy’s vocals and guitar playing with Ally’s beautiful harmonies and Irish fiddle.

Both ladies have played in numerous local bands, community events and coffee houses. Their friendship always included music and they are thrilled to finally be playing country, folk and rock music together as The Hurricanes!

PEAK Music and Shred Kelly Funds Amplified by Province

PEAK Music and Shred Kelly Funds Amplified by Province

Concert lovers, festival-goers and music enthusiasts will be able to enjoy more music while artists hone their skills and music developers create new projects, thanks to the province’s one-year $7.5-million renewal of Amplify BC.

“B.C. is home to so many creative artists who inspire us all with their talent,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “With Amplify BC, we are helping musicians to be able to follow their passions while supporting an industry to continue to thrive and showcasing all that B.C.’s music scene has to offer.”

Local vocalist pairing with Kootenay singer-songwriter

Local vocalist pairing with Kootenay singer-songwriter

Don’t let her age fool you. Pyper Standing, 13, has been dropping jaws since she was eight-years-old, belting out cover songs that experienced singers wouldn’t attempt.

When she draws in a breath and lets the song escape, the reaction of the audience is always the same – total disbelief followed by ear-to-ear smiles.

Foote Kicks Off for JUNO Nominee March 27

Foote Kicks Off for JUNO Nominee March 27

Connor Foote is a Cranbrook country/folk singer and songwriter who will open the 2019 Winter Ale Concert at Key City Theatre on Wednesday, March 27 for 2019 JUNO Nominee, The Slocan Ramblers.

Foote (pictured above) has shared the stage with Valdy, Ken Hamm and Ben Rogers and toured B.C. and Alberta with Jack Marks and Friends. He is one of six local performing artists who will entertain audiences alongside touring artists in one of the five 2019 seasonal concerts formulated by The Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society (FPPAS) and the Key City Theatre (KCT).

2019 Winter Ale

2019 Winter Ale

The Wardens and McQuaid Deliver Winter Ale

Cranbrook and area music lovers are in for a phenomenal treaton Wednesday, February 13 when Kimberley’s Oliver McQuaid opens the second sold out show of five Winter Ale Concerts.

THE Wardens (from Banff) headline the event on Key City Theatre’s Gallery Stage. This is the fourth year that the Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society has partnered with the Key City Theatre to further the development of local performing artists by pairing them with a seasoned touring entertainer.

Catering by The Heid Out Restaurant and Fisher Peak Brewing Company makes these events one of the best places in Cranbrook to enjoy a night out. The enthusiastic response of audiences has been reflected through 2019 ticket sales. January and February shows were sold out and purchases of series ticket packages more than doubled the 2018 total, reserving 44% of available seating per event.