LukeFest and More!

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Not only is great fun to head out and enjoy some live music but it’s that much better when you know that the program is going to a great cause!

This exciting evening showcase of local talent came together in memory of Luke Rachwalski, a Victoria resident and musician who was lost due to a tragic house fire in Montreal in 2014.  In memory of his passion for music, Luke’s family established the Luke Rachwalski Memorial Fund and in 2015, Rachwalski’s family started working with the Chwyl Family School of Contemporary Music at the Victoria Conservatory of Music to raise money for scholarships called Luke’s Gift and songwriting workshops called Luke’s Legacy.

Before the main even begins, guests will feel like a rockstar at the backstage VIP reception hosted at Wood Hall.  Enjoy fine foods provided by Charelli’s, along with handcrafted local wine from Domaine Jasmin’s Thetis Island Winery.  For those who prefer hops, a selection of beers from Vancouver Island Brewery will also be provided.  Mix and mingle while Lloyd and Myles English of 13 Strings, and founders of MyGuitarPal.com entertain with their dynamic father and son Canadian jazz guitar duo followed by a short set from jazz pianist, Jimi James Fraser.

After that comes the main event which features the long time Victoria artist Daniel Lapp and the LukeFest Houseband.  This is followed by some exciting collaberations from the Students from the Chwyl Family School of Contemporary Music with will feature students playing live with their instructors!

LukeFest takes place on February 13th at Alix Goolden Perfomance Hall, 907 Pandora Ave in Victoria B.C.

The reception opens at 6pm!

You can find out more about this exciting event at www.LukeFest.ca

Also coming up for us in the next week is our interview with Westsound Magazine’s next artist in the spotlight…The Imperfections

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Stay tuned for that interview with this exciting new artist with Bunker Productions!

Check them out here!

Thank you for supporting local independent artists!

Cheers!

Tom

Chantal Fabre – The Interview!

Happy New Year to everyone! And what a great way to bring in 2016 but to discover the joyous creativity of independent Victoria artist Chantal Fabre! Our now third installment of Westsound Magazine would like to welcome you to this bright light who is continuing to not only work on her extremely prolific writing but a variety of other projects that are about making life that much better for everyone.

You only have to listen to the tracks on her self released first cd “Chantzy Q & Jammin@chya Including All Shades” to hear that. The tracks are a mixture of spiritual, francophone and English, roots, country and rock that have a wonderful sing a long quality. The use of percussion and harmonies only adds to the material, provided by family and friends for a wonderful warm quality. With a voice that reminds me of an early Mae Moore, her influences of Gordon Lightfoot are also apparent and she moves the melodies along with her leading 12 string in interesting and inventive ways. From the gang singing and bright fun of Special Friend to the slow build of Loving Guidance into its large anthemic pulse the album is an absolute treat or like a gift from Chantal’s family to you.

You can check out more of her at

http://www.jamminatchya.ca

or have a listen to some of her YouTube clips right now at…

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPbh5DOU9foqfkgEEmYYQyw

 

And now, here’s the interview I had with Chantal Fabre on January 12, 2016!

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