Open Mic Nights
Thursday March 21 | 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Every third thursday of the month, come on out to the Open Mic Event at House of James in Abbotsford!
Singer/Songwriters, Spoken Word poets, Storytellers should sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a complimentary latte or tea for the performers.
Please share this event and bring friends!
7pm Start, ends at 8:30
Please come before 7 so we know for sure who is coming.
~8-10 performers per night, max 2 people per act
Maximum 9 minutes each (i.e. up to two or three songs)
Piano and P.A. Provided, bring your own instruments or amp if needed
Sign up sheet at door for any open spots still available.
Order of performers coordinated by host.
Family Friendly material please.
Marty Franklin Jazz
Saturday April 06 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
U.K. vibraphonist Marty Franklin and friends will be in concert this Saturday, January 26, 7:00pm at House of James coffeehouse in Abbotsford.
Franklin first came to Canada in 1981. Already a named musician in the UK, Marty soon established himself in Toronto with performances at the Royal York Hotel and Bourbon Street Jazz Club.
He has also lived in Halifax, Montreal and Vancouver playing in many major jazz clubs and with various jazz greats including Maynard Ferguson, Sonny Stitt, Georgie Auld, Bud Freeman and Henry Cuesta. He did a three year residency at the prestigious Pan Pacific Hotel and appeared on the Vancouver Jazz festival stage over a period of 11 years. Franklin is now permanently based in Abbotsford.
Marty's current CD is a mixture of American Song Book standards, blues and latin jazz. His stellar band features electric guitar, stand up bass and drums.
Admission is $10.00 at the door.
Danny Brooks and Lil Miss Debbi
Friday May 03 @ 07:00PM - Saturday May 04 @ 09:00PM
Danny and Debi Brooks blues for 2 nights, May 3 and May 4
In our coffeehouse,
$15.00 at the door.
They have been with us many times and its always an unforgettable experience. Get some friends together and come on out.
As Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks and Lil Miss Debi, we have been touring extensively throughout North America for the past 5 years. With the completion of two CDs, "Texassippi Soul Man" (2012) and "This World Is Not Your Friend" (2015) we are now in the process working and recording "Get Your Joy On", slated for a 2017 release.
Life is precious and we need to make the best of what we have left of it!
'Listening to Danny Brooks is like driving out of Memphis, TN on a sunny Saturday morning into the Mississippi Delta listening to WDIA. It's one of those things where time stands still. A dash of Eddie Hinton, Solomon Burke, Rev. James Cleveland and Howlin' Wolf are all ingredients in Danny's soulful musical stew'. states Greg Martin of the Kentucky Headhunters. Maybe Greg Quill, noted musician and arts writer for the Toronto Star, sums it up the best: 'This is Roots music of great distinction.'
Saturday May 11 | 7:00PM - 8:50PM
Horizon is comprised of Crystal Hicks – Vocals, Warren Grosland – Guitar & vocals , Fred Schmidt – Sax and Flute,
Bill Fulton- Bass & Vocals, Rick Noel – Drums.
They will bring us an unforgettable night of pop classics, gospel tunes and songs that will bring a smile to your face and get your feet moving.
Songs include Up Above My Head, Grandma’s Hands, Wayfaring Stranger, Stand By Me, I Can See Clearly, At Last, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Route 66, Mercy, Mercy(instrumental)
$15.00 at the door.