Saturday, February 16, 2013
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mary Winspear Centre
Saturday February 16 – Roy Forbes Mary Winspear Centre – Sidney
“I loved the energy in the room last night. There was sustained applause after quite a few songs. And … 2 standing ovations”. – Bob de Wolff
Jo-Ann Roberts from CBC did a marvelous job as the MC/Host (once again) – Thank you Jo-Ann.
Roy at the CD table singing CDs – There was along line.
Born in Dawson Creek, B.C. and nicknamed Bim as a child, Roy Forbes has been a strong presence on the Canadian music scene since the early 70s as a performer, songwriter, recording artist, record producer, and broadcaster. It might be on the CBC or across a festival meadow, but you’ll always recognize the unique, intense guitar playing and the high soulful singing of Roy Forbes. He has absorbed all of his influences and developed into a totally original, dynamic, exciting performer of deeply resonant lyrics. Roy started making up songs in 1967, after receiving his first guitar. From the 1975 release of his first album, Kid Full Of Dreams, Roy has been regarded as one of Canada’s finest songwriters. This two-time Juno nominee and multi West Coast Music Award winner has nine solo albums to his credit as well as two CDs with UHF (Ulrich Henderson and Forbes) and a Christmas album with Connie Kaldor. Roy has not only had success singing his own songs – they’ve also been performed and recorded by a myriad of other performers and have been used as ‘source music’ for movies and television. He is also a producer of other artists, contributes regularly to CBC Radio One with the occasional but popular Snap Crackle Pop and is now hosting a weekly radio show on CKUA – Roy’s Record Room – heard every Monday evening. His latest album,Some Tunes For That Mother of Mine, pays tribute to the songs he grew up hearing in his snowy Dawson Creek hometown in northern British Columbia. After forty years, Roy Forbes remains one of Canada’s favourite and best-loved acoustic artists. For more information go to Roy’s website http://www.royforbes.ca
Saturday February 16 – Roy Forbes
Mary Winspear Centre – Sidney
Photos from the concert: (1) Our MC, Joanne Roberts of CBC (2) Joanne and Bob de Wolff drawing the winning ticket for the signed Roy Forbes poster (3) Roy Forbes providing a great evening of entertainment (4) Roy at the CD table signing CDs – there was a long line!