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Susie McGregor & Friends

sat11feb7:30 pmsat9:30 pmSusie McGregor & Friends7:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-08:00)

Time

(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-08:00)

Location

Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre

1205 Pinetree Way

Event Details

ABOUT THE SHOW

Susie will be joined by island and local musician friends Lisa Gillespie, Genevieve Marshall, Peter Tam, Ken Johnson, and John Mundy. From Patsy Cline to Adele, and original music from her “Something Real” & “Tartan” CDs with some new songs too! 

Opening Artist: Ea Ritchie, 2022 Dare to Shine Winner

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

SUSIE MCGREGOR | Born and raised in Port Coquitlam, Susie McGregor has spent her life on stage with Country Music road bands, Saddlerock, Wild Frontier, The Thrillbillies, Susie McGregor Band, you may have seen her in an ABBA Tribute and/or Adele Tribute, heard radio singles  ”3000 miles” , “I Can’t Hold On” and/or “16 For A While”, or seen her on tour with Dan Hill.

Susie’s music journey started in the late 80’s as the winner of the first PNE talent search. This provided her with her first opportunity to record an original song in a professional recording studio and a music video to accompany the recording. After this experience Susie worked at several musical theatre dinner shows including Maz and me” and Crackers to hone her singing and stage skills, before going on the road” with a variety of country bands. After several years on the road, recording songs and performing across Western Canada, Susie recorded her first album on Vancouver Island called “Something Real”. In 1998 Susie and her band, went across Canada on a radio/ warm feet tour to promote the album and the single 3000 miles. They gave away 3000 pairs of branded Susie McGregor socks and met many amazing people along the way. In Eastern Canada Susie fell in love with Celtic music and was inspired to record her next CD “Tartan”. While recording Tartan, Susie and her team formed a record company (Highland Music) to record and promote other talented Island artists. The first compilation CD called Jewels of the Island hit the shelves in 1999, followed by Jewels of the Island 2 (2006) and Jewels of the Island 3 (2008).

Throughout her career Susie has always created singing contest to give other singers the same encouragement and opportunities that she received and appreciated. In 2007 Highland Music created and produced an Island wide singing contest called “Valley Idol”. Over the next ten years in addition to Valley Idol, Highland Music created and produced yearly music business conferences (VIMBC) , song-writing workshops , and The Great Canadian Song Race. The Great Canadian Song Race was a project that involved helping song -writers co-write a song with feedback from top music professionals, record the song, and collaboratively create a business plan for said song. Susie continued to play live at a variety of festivals and theatres and public houses as well as providing singing lessons, mentoring, and managing other artists. In 2011 through 2013, Susie had the great honour of touring with the Canadian Superstar,Dan Hill, performing duets including “Can’t we Try” and “How I feel” amongst others.

In 2017, Highland music was dissolved, and a new music company call Sincerely Susie was created. Sincerely Susie is a publishing company that facilitates live music events, contests, conferences, workshops and provides mentoring and networking opportunities to artists of all ages. Susie has moved back to her hometown of Port Coquitlam and continues to perform live, teach, and produce music events. She is also proud to have a co-write on Mother Mothers newest album “Inside” called “ The Knack”.  Over the last few years, she has been working closely with the amazing team at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. Susie is excited to be the newest member of the Long and McQuade teaching team.  

KEN JOHNSON | Singer / Songwriter & previously on the Board of Directors of the BC Songwriters Showcase Association, a love of bass guitar with that “amazing bottom end growl” has landed Ken Johnson in many bands since 1966, then leaning more toward guitar as his songwriting required! Ken is an author of children’s books, an entrepreneur, businessman, a proud dad & grandpa, he love’s spending as much time as possible with family & friends!

PETER TAM | Working with JUNO award-winning musicians and Michael Bublé’s first producer to create a unique style of Jazzy Adult Contemporary music inspired by nature. Peter became a professional musician when COVID grounded his work in aviation. Since 2020, Peter has released two singles and an album titled “A Walk in the Wood” (available on all streaming platforms such as Spotify, iTunes and 12″ vinyl). His milestone performances included the Richmond Salmon Fest and the Langley Rib Festival.  In 2022, Peter had 2 Vancouver Island Tours and composed the English and Indigenous portion of a hybrid Chinese opera sold-out at the Orpheum Annex theatre in Vancouver.   Peter is also an active community member. He received the Scouts Canada Centennial Metal in 2007 and was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation in 2020.

 

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SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE!

Adults: $35 | Seniors: $32 | Students: $16