2017 Musicians


Brickhouse is an original band with a vision. A vision that one day ‘live’music will rule the day... again! For 17 years, fans have hummed, sung and even lived the songs that bring them back [...]

Steve Kozak

Steve Kozak has been a mainstay on the western Canadian Blues scene since the mid-eighties performing his up-tempo brand of working man’s blues to enthusiastic audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest. Backed by some of Vancouver’s [...]

Diane Lines

Diane was the pianist/accompanist for Grammy winner Michael Bublé and has also performed with a variety of artists including: Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, Marian McPartland, Beverley Elliott, Dee Daniels, Jim Byrnes, Blues Boss Kenny Wayne, [...]

David Vest

Although he now lives in Canada, Maple Blues Award winner David Vest is an authentic, Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano player and blues shouter. Born in Alabama in 1943, David grew up in Birmingham, near Tuxedo Junction. [...]

Arsen Shomakhov

A Maple Blues Awards nominee, guitarist, songwriter and singer Arsen Shomakhov is an electric blues performer truly dedicated to the style’s roots yet never hesitating to borrow means of expression from other genres. He established [...]

Dawn Pemberton

Vibrant, genuine and soulful, Dawn Pemberton has deep musical roots that take her powerful voice from gospel and soul to jazz, funk and world music.

Jim Foster

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jim Foster first became known in Canada as the leader of the band Fosterchild, writing Top Ten Canadian hits such as “Let Me Down Easy”, “I Need Somebody Tonight”, “Troubled Child”, [...]

Simon Paradis

Simon received a BFA in Integrative Music Studies at Concordia University 1995. In 2012, he polished up his skills at The Berklee School of Music, completing the Professional Guitar Certificate. He has played in bands [...]

Joe Stanton

“With intricate fingerstyle guitar, earthy baritone and lyrics from life, Joe Stanton does what he loves – writing and performing acoustic music.” Joe’s philosophy of “playing wherever they’ll listen” has taken him and his Martin [...]

Poppa Greg & the Chillin’ Dylans

The devil’s music (you know – rock, blues, r&b, jazz) took hold of the young lad when his father ( a renowned musician in his own right) watched in dismay, as his son took the [...]

The Blue Line Trio

THE BLUE LINE TRIO consists of three seasoned pros who were lucky enough to connect on every level and come up with a highly entertaining act. The band features Gary Gilbert a.k.a. Dr. Fun of [...]

The Grand Koolios

The Grand Koolios are three of Western Canada’s premiere live performance and session musicians with collective biographies that read like a who’s who of the top blues, country and roots music worlds.

Tim Hearsey

Arriving on the west coast from New York City, Tim made Vancouver his adopted home and quickly gained a reputation as one of the city’s rising young guitar talents. Hard work and dedication to his [...]