The Lions Club CONCERT ON THE SCREEN happens August 13th!
Buy your tickets now!
Support this amazing group as they raise money for the Gabriola Island Community. The Gabriola Lions Club gives money to so many vital programs in our commmunity. The Gabriola Lions need your help now and they’ve found a way to adapt to these strange and uncertain times. Tune in to their virtual CONCERT ON THE SCREEN which will happen live in a physically distanced location. This a chance for the whole island to come together in these uncertain times.
Get your bubble together! Grab some great take out from one of our amazing island restaurants. Ice down your favourite summer drinks and get ready to have a rockin’ good time just like you do every year at Concert on the Green…just a little different.
Donate directly to the Lions at the ticket button link. Even if you can’t “attend” the concert, go to the link above to donate. This is the Lions’ “mane” fundrasier of the year and they need your help!
Tomorrow Never Knows: A Beatles Homage
This is an all-star collection of your Gabriola musicians. They have created a special night of Beatles music for Concert On The Screen. There will be two sets, with some in between set annoucments and a few suprise guests.
BIG NEWS – We have just connected with Ron Cote, a recent arrival to Gabriola Island. He is a career professional sound engineer who owns and operates Roadrunner Mobile Studio. A mobile, mixing and recording studio. This means CONCERT ON THE SCREEN comes to you in high fidelity on any device, laptop, handheld , desktop or Smart TV. You can also connect to your stereo for an even bigger experience.
Tickets for CONCERT ON THE SCREEN raise money to support so many needed Gabriola Island programs.
Gabriola Songs is pleased to announce a partnership with the Gabriola Lions to produce a 2020 online fundraising concert called Concert On The Screen – Music Of The Beatles. As per usual it will be on a Thursday night. August 13 – 7 pm. We are still laughing how well the name works! This is the Lions anual “Concert On The Green” fundraiser to raise money for the Gabriola community.
The actual concert will occur in a physically distanced performance space and be shown on-line using ZOOM. To go to the concert we will be providing an online ticket service where you buy a link to the show. There will also be a donate button to give money directly to the Gabriola Lions. Concert goers will have the chance to clap, and be seen if they choose to. The exciting part is the whole Isand is invited to watch the same show at the same time. It will also be a great oppourtunity to thank the frontline workers and celebrate our fantastic community. And of course, fundraise for the Gabriola Lions who do so much for our Gabriola Island.
Secretly we have been working for months on a replacement show for the annual Lions Concert On The Green Fundraiser. Once the name Concert On The Screen was hatched we have been busy putting all the behind the scene stuff together to make an online fundraising concert a reality. In the tradition of having cover bands perform at Concert On The Green, we have enlisted an all star Beatles Band of Gabriola musicians. The whole story is we were going to be doing a big Beatles Music concert in June at the Community hall. You know the rest of that story.
Gabriola Songs is proud to offer a Gabriola Couchfest Musician Guaranty of $1000 to the Gabriola Couchfest. $100 to 9 Music acts(solo & groups) and 1 dance troupe. Each show is 30 minutes long. You can help by going to Couch Fest and buying a $10 ticket to a show or $40 for the whole festival.
Giving a $100 Gabriola Couchfest Musician Guaranty is Gabriola Songs way of helping out the Gabriola Musical community. Our initial concern was how many North American Professional acts are giving away their performances for free. Wouldn’t it be great to underwrite the efforts of our island musicians. A strong musical community always includes paying musicians.
It is impossible to holds a live show due to the Pandemic. Gabriola Songs was planning a 2020 summer festival this year featuring Gabriola Musicians. Naturally, we had to put our festival plans on hold till 2021. We care also exploring other ways we can partner to get funds to those musicians that need it most. In the meantime you can reminisce about the great Gabriola Songs music night we held by looking at picture from the release party. You can also still buy a CD or download as well.
Greetings as we emerge from complete isolation. This summer(2020) Gabriola Songs was planning to hold Gabriola Summer Fest. Unfourtunately we have had to hold off until 2021 due to physical distancing concerns that come with a live music event.
What is the plan? The plan is to hold an evening and a day of local music at the commons in July 2021. A Friday night concert/dance to electronic music, pancake breakfest with live music, afternoon of live music and workshops and an evening dine and dance party to live bands. Possibly a studio tour on the Sunday as well. All local and paid to perform. Still spit balling on this. If you have input or ideas get a hold of us.
Gabriola songs is commiteed to increasing the amount of paid local music events. We believe a healthy musical community attracts more music. And that paying musicians for their art improves the amount and quality of music events held each year on Gabriola Island. That pay comes from you, the audience.
Almost forgot to upload this. Me, Dave Teichroeb, the authour of this post, created a Gabriola video. Essentially a slide show of all things Salish Sea with some concert fottage and musician pics. Most of the Gabriola musicians who participated in the Gabriola Songs CD and concert are featured. The song, Gabriola, was the inspiration for the Gabriola Songs double CD. The backing band on this recording are The Kramdens from Guelph , Ontario. They can be seen in some live clips added from a theatre show I did with them. Live footage of a concert from Cultivate Music Festival includes the Gabriola Singers as my choir. That was a blast.
This Gabriola video was my first crack at video editing!
The Gabriola Songs Organizers are proud to announce that we have given a $4,000 donation to People For A Healthy Community( PHC). Dave Teichroeb, Gerry Stefanson and Ivan Bulic went down to the Gabriola Commons last Friday to hand over proceeds from the concert and sale of CD’s. The concert was a roaring success and CD’s have been selling briskly since. A special thanks to Gerry for getting the CD’s to 15 local stores. He has also been hawking the Gabriola Songs CD at craft shows where he retails his Cymbal Wear Jewelry.
I’ll have picture to add soon of the grip and grab cheque hand over. For now enjoy this one. That’s Dave Teichroeb Explaining why we do this……
Also: Proceeds Benefit PHC. Double CD with 40 Songs including digital download go on Sale Nov. 10 at your Favourite stores.
Who: Nerdicus – Gary Fjellgaard – Leah Hokanson – Bob Bossin – Blue Moon – Steve Elder – Calico – Dwight Ivany – Andrea Georgiev – Dave Teichroeb – Heidi Burtenshaw – Paul Gellman – Erik Johnson – Rebecca Holbrook – Corbin Keep – Daniel Petersen – Dinah D – Star Bredt – Jeremy McDonald – Déjà vu – Brad Shipley – Tim Runkle – Frank Sehr and many more!