Tunes NOTES: Sting does his point, StarWalk for Skylark and news of one more F**K Cancer concert

Oct will rock Rogers Arena, not just with Canucks hockey video games but live shows by Iron Maiden, Morgan Wallen, Peter Gabriel, Wu-Tang Clan, P!nk, Software and Hozier, moreover other folks (I see you as well, Adam Sandler).

On Friday evening (Sept. 29) it was Sting’s change in the highlight at 800 Griffiths Way, and he did not disappoint.

Comfortable, chatty and charming as typical, Gordon Sumner has assembled an ace band for his prolonged “My Songs” tour, a nod to a reimagined-hits album produced pre-pandemic.

The guitar-strumming opener, Joe Sumner, later joined his pops for “King of Soreness,” a highlight of the night. The hits of the aged man’s aged band had been performed early and generally, starting up with “Message in a Bottle” and continuing with “Everything Tiny Detail She Does is Magic,” “Invisible Sun,” “Roxanne,” “Walking on the Moon” and a lot more.

Sting’s solo work shined, also. Every single so often he intro’d songs with stories, about the barley crops that encompass his U.K. castle in autumn (“Fields of Gold”), how mutual-appreciate tunes are monotonous (“Loving You”) and how he liked American place tunes as a child (“I’m So Pleased I Simply cannot Quit Crying”).

During, I was amazed by Sting’s underrated actively playing on his weathered P-bass. He normally applied a decide on back in the day, but he was all fingers on Friday evening, and the pockets have been deep (like people who can afford to pay for a concert ticket these times).

Past time the Police gentleman performed in Vancouver, in 2017, he rocked the Commodore Ballroom, where by Australia’s Wolfmother turned up the fuzz for a evening of retro blues-rock on Sept. 23.

At Rogers, Sting done to a packed reduce bowl only, with the arena’s upper deck draped off. The environment was a fairly personal a single for a night of reggae- and jazz-influenced hits by a male who positive is aware how to publish them, ending with the sublime “Fragile.”


In circumstance you skipped it, David Foster and Skylark ended up the newest “StarWalk” inductees of the BC Amusement Hall of Fame throughout a Sept. 22 ceremony on Granville Avenue in Vancouver.

Foster and BJ Prepare dinner are the two surviving members of Skylark. They were joined in the ’70s band by Doug Edwards, Donny Gerrard, Steve Pugsley, Maxwell, Robbie King, Bobby Taylor and Dave Richardson, all of whom have handed. Skylark is very best regarded for the tender ballad “Wildflower,” introduced in 1973.

“These inductees,” mentioned Invoice Allman, hall president, “are in particular poignant because they characterize the heart of the B.C. amusement sector, offered the 50th anniversary of the significant hit ‘Wildflower’ by Skylark and the innumerable hits David ‘the hitman’ Foster has had on the world wide music, movie and enjoyment industries.”

Of note is the web-site, which charts the heritage of “one of the most performed songs in the record of Canadian well known songs.” Covers of “Wildflower” have been completed by The O’Jays, Blake Shelton, The Neville Brothers and other individuals, and the song has been sampled by Kanye West, Eminem, Jaimie Foxx, Tupac Shakur and Drake.

Colin James is a occupied blues-rocker these days. (File picture)

‘F**K Cancer 2’ Live performance

The BC Enjoyment Hall of Fame’s Monthly bill Allman (outlined higher than) is also the media speak to for F**K Most cancers 2, prepared Saturday, Oct. 21 at Vancouver’s The Centre theatre (which I recall as The Ford when it opened in 1995).

Previous fall’s inaugural profit live performance observed dozens of classic-rockers fill the phase at Coquitlam’s Challenging Rock On line casino theatre to raise an remarkable $344,000 for cancer research. This time all around the clearly show will benefit BC Most cancers Foundation’s PROFYLE method (Precision Oncology for Youthful Men and women), focusing on children’s most cancers.

On tickets are priced from $105 for the Oct. 21 demonstrate, to function Colin James as headliner as well as members of Chilliwack, Doug & the Slugs, Headpins, H.U.N.N., Loverboy, Powder Blues, PRISM, Trooper Sizzling Photographs (3 unique Trooper associates with two members of Stonebolt), Jeff Neill, Al Harlow, Jim Byrnes and Lee Aaron.

“All the musicians donate their time and expertise for no cost, but the manufacturing expenses are generously protected by Wheaton Cherished Metals and Beedie,” a information launch notes.

Colin James was a huge draw all through White Rock’s Live shows at the Pier collection in August, and he’ll convey his Little Significant Band to the Commodore Ballroom for two displays early subsequent year, Feb. 2-3.