Aaron Alander

Aaron Alander is a local to Cranbrook and has toured extensively throughout the Skeena/Bulkley Valley and Vancover as an originals band with a broad selection of self-penned songs and now performs locally as a solo act with a cleverly chosen grab-bag of suitable cover-tunes on the acoustic and electric guitar and aims to deliver heartfelt music no matter the genre. Alander has recorded in several studios and has music on Spotify and garage band as well as built and ran an $80,000 dollar recording studio in Terrace BC with his twin brother and session recorded multiple instruments (guitar, drums, bass) and vocals, as well as cover-drummed for many bands. He’s settled here in Cranbrook and adores performing in the restaurant scene in beautiful Kimberley BC.

Ian Skorscha

Ian Skorscha is a musician born in Patagonia, Argentina.

Alternating his solo songwriting project with session work for a few bands in different countries led him to become a nomad, a troubadour.

Ian is cultivating a personal and worldly sound nourished from Latin and Folk rhythms. Committed with words and guitar Ian takes us on a journey along his paths, moving between languages he seeks to create bridges on every place he passes through.

His second album will be out in 2024.

“Lilah” the first one, a pic to his earliest compositions, is on Bandcamp and all the streaming platforms.

AllenSONG

AllenSONG is Nova Scotia born, award-winning songwriter/guitarist Paul Allen and his British wife and vocalist Petra, who are described as a “Folk-Pop duo with Soul”. The essence of AllenSONG is beautiful songs with thought provoking lyrics and well crafted melodies in a fusion of folk, pop, soul and roots styles. Authentic songs of life and love that touch the heart and represent a soundtrack of the human condition. Paul has been writing songs and performing since 1972 and was a founding member of the successful 1980’s Canadian reggae band “Activate”, performing alongside artists like Spirit of the West, Kenny Shields and Streetheart. After receiving two A.R.I.A. (Alberta Recording Industry Assoc.) songwriting awards in 1990/91, Paul left to form recording act “Viewer Discretion”, performing on stage, radio and TV with artists like Grapes of Wrath and Sarah McLachlan. In 2000 after 30 years pursuing fame and fortune, Paul turned his back on the music industry and bought a candy factory! 2014 marked the re-boot of his musical career as a SOCAN songwriter. Since then he has received Regional, National and International awards and recognitions for his compositional abilities. In 2016 Paul formed acoustic duo AllenSONG as a performance vehicle for his songs and is now a self-promoted, independent artist. AllenSONG’s goal in concert is to create an atmosphere in which people become emotionally moved. Paul’s unique melodic cross-picking style and soulful baritone voice blending with Petra’s breathy harmonies, do a great job of transmitting emotion. AllenSONG music exudes a warmth and simple honesty that will elicit a tear and a smile.

Turtle Valley Band

TURTLE VALLEY: ROCK THROUGH THE AGES! Turtle Valley has been rockin’ the Valley for 17 years. We play 65 years of rock, and some country too!
  • On drums and lead vocals, Alfie Huston
  • On keys, guitars, harps, and vocals, Joan Southworth
  • On bass, Bill Lockie, a local jazz legend, who has also performed with Terry Jacks and the Chessmen and has opened for The Beach Boys
  • On guitar, another member of the local jazz scene, Jake McIntire-Paul
  • On sax, Cranbrook musician Larry Dureski
We have hundreds of songs at our fingertips and can play music of the 50s: Dion and Elvis, 60s: Beatles, Beach Boys, and Orbison, 70s: Creedence, Eagles, and Van Morrison, 80s: Supertramp to Willie Nelson, 90s: Garth Brooks to Blue Rodeo. The current millennium is not neglected either: Viva La Vida (Coldplay), Shallow (Lady Gaga), One Call Away (Charlie Puth), 10,000 Hours (Justin Bieber), and we’re always learning new ones! We combine all these elements in a tight, high energy show, bringing audiences the soundtrack of their lives, no matter what their generation. We are known for our harmonies, and all of our sound is 100% live and real. We specialize in outdoor venues, and have been an audience favourite at Armstrong’s Music In the Park for over a dozen years. Rhonda or Patti can attest to both our work ethic and entertainment value at: [email protected] Request List: Continue reading “Turtle Valley Band”

Sean Whalen

Bio is attached, please just update all areas to read as Sean Whalen, instead of Sean Michael.  Thank  you.

The Unfaithful Servants

The Unfaithful Servants have gained a reputation in Western Canada as a must-see act. With an original and exciting approach to acoustic music, the group serves up explosive instrumentals, compelling story-telling and high-powered vocals. As Kelly Nakatsuka (Islands Folk Festival, CBC host) describes “The Unfaithful Servants are one of the most exciting bands from Vancouver Island in some time…gorgeous harmonies and fine song writing, beautiful instrumental interplay and some seriously rippin’ solos.”   With critically acclaimed performances under their belt (Vancouver Island MusicFest, Salmon Arm Roots & Blues, The Islands Folk Festival) and a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination (New Group of The Year) they continue to build upon that buzz.   American born mandolinist Jesse Cobb could be described as a virtuoso on his instrument.  Jesse has recorded and performed with Bela Fleck, David Grisman, Lee Anne Womack, Dirks Bentley, John Cowan, Jim Lauderdale and others. He’s held residency on the historic stage of The Grand Ole Opry and has toured the world. His exceptional talent is widely recognized in the bluegrass world and he is an innovator of the instrument. Dylan Stone is a restless songwriter, a modern-day troubadour who has lived and toured across Canada and toured the West Coast extensively. He’s performed with or opened for Keith Urban, Colin James, Robert Randolf and others. On fiddle, Quin Etheridge (Quin With One N) has already made a big impact on the Western Canadian music scene while still in his early years. His skill and talent bring a fresh new addition to the Servants sound and help elevate the band to new musical heights. Louis Rudner joins the band on bass, Louis grew up playing Traditional American music in Michigan along with earning a Masters of Jazz performance and has found an immediate belonging in the group. The Servants are very excited to be performing and touring with this new assemble and are poised to push the limits of their capabilities in the Canadian musical landscape.

John Michael Lind

Vancouver, Canada-based alt-country singer-songwriter John Michael Lind delivers heart-to-heart connection with soaring vocals, driving rhythm guitar, and well-crafted tunes. Often compared to Blue Rodeo, JML ignites venues across Canada and Europe, entertaining crowds for over 10 years.  Touring for over 10 years sees JML always ready to head your way. From a wellspring of inspiration fed by John Prine, Van Morrison, Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle (and more!), JML crafts touching songs that reverberate in hearts long after the show. Covers of gems like Gordon Lightfoot’s “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,” Bob Dylan’s “Lily, Rosemary & the Jack of Hearts” and more make a great night of music! Raised on the vast prairies of Saskatchewan, son of a hard rock miner, JML learned the values of community, plain talking, and hard work early on. A life spent on the road working as a travelling salesman (yep, he even once dated a farmer’s daughter!), truck driver, and now as a wandering minstrel, brings a unique perspective to life, love, loss, and joy that weaves a discernible thread through his music. JML’s debut CD “Out On The Land” has received acclaim and wide airplay.  January 2024 sees JML back in the studio with a passel of new songs. Get ready!

Rockinomix

Rockinomix is a dynamic classic rock 4-piece party band. Their attention to detail in covering some of the most memorable rock, pop, and heavy blue tunes has audiences around the province singing their praises. Having played everything from festivals, civic events, casinos, resorts, corporate & private parties, the band has gained notoriety for their polished and powerhouse shows. Featuring the amazing Eli Beingessner on lead guitar, the band is in demand and has played some of the top venues in the province, all while calling the Columbia Valley home.

Bohemian Misfits

To whom it may concern, I hope this letter finds you in excellent spirits. My name is Marcel Dou Roig, and I would like to introduce you to the Bohemian Misfits Productions. As a director I am a passionate Performer with a reputation for delivering captivating and mesmerizing shows. I am writing to express my interest in contributing to the Fisher Peak Performing Artist roster and to present my performance of Ed the Elephant for your consideration. With more than 25 years of experience within the arts, I have honed my craft to offer a show that is both unique and engaging, designed to leave audiences spellbound and craving for more. Here’s a glimpse of what the show entails: Our show includes ten performers showcasing a 16 foot tall Elephant puppet, powered by humans. The performance takes place in the streets, it is reminiscent of the 1923 circus as they enter town. This is a very interactive performance between actors, puppets and the audience. Our little circus moves audiences in streets, squares or parks, regardless there age. Children and adults enjoy the up close and personal interaction with Ed the elephant and all the circus performers. As in the 1900’s our show attracts and captivates audiences through the streets. Our show is a high energy, moving parade that travels from point A to point B spreading happiness and amusement. I am confident that our performance would be a perfect fit for Fisher Peak Performing Artists audience. With a track record of leaving crowds in awe, I believe I can contribute to the Fisher Peak Performing Artist success by providing topnotch entertainment that attendees will remember for years to come. Thank you for taking the time to consider my proposal. Sincerely, Marcel Dou Roig