The History of Westcoast Music

An archive of names and media of contemporary bands, musicians, venues, promoters, artists and technicians, from the 1800's up to and including 1999.

2022 celebrates our 20th year capturing British Columbia & Westcoast music history.

Featured Artist

Jan Randall

since 1952
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆRaised in Edmonton, now lives in Victoria BC CANADA
๐Ÿ–Recently wrote and performed over 50 comedy songs for CBC's The Irrelevant Show.
๐Ÿ—ฟ2008 First CD of original songs Good Fair World released on iTunes
๐Ÿ“•2005 Started sheet music publishing company Vista Heights Music
๐Ÿ“บ1985-2005 Composed and Produce over 800 soundtracks.
๐Ÿ…2001 Composed and Produced music for the 2001 World Championships which was broadcast live to 4 billion people with the Edmonton Symphony
๐Ÿ†1995-2005 Music Director for the World TV Festival in Banff
๐ŸŽช1981-89 Music Improvisor/Composer for Second City in LA, Toronto and Edmonton
๐ŸŽ“1971-78 Studied music at University of Alberta, North Texas State University, Grant Macewan and the Banff School of Fine Arts
๐ŸŒ1970 Manna first band recorded and managed by Holger Peterson, toured the world performed in concert with the Detroit, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary Symphonies. ๐Ÿ’ฟAppeared on CKUA's Acme Sausage Company Album

Latest Bands

from Trail BC
circa 1973 - circa 1976
The Chevelles
from Trail BC
circa 60s
Bad Infant
from Merritt BC
circa 80s

Latest Musicians

Victor Wells
from Victoria BC
Ian Tyson
from Longview Alberta
circa 1933 - circa 2022
Dan Zimmerman
from Vancouver BC

Latest Resources

Gassy Jack's Place
Tally Ho-Nanaimo
split 2018

Search the Directory / Archive

List an Event in the Calendar

List a Physical Single Date or Recurring Event

For physical events that happen at a specific time. For example a concert, or dance performance. If there are multiple shows, you can still duplicate your event to cover them all.

List an Online Livestream Event

For online / livestream events. This will allow you to include a livestream url and have it featured in our livestream listings.

Submit a Profile to the Directory

List a Music Band / Ensemble

(Band / Choir / Orchestra etc.)

List an Individual Musician

(Guitarist, Singer, DJ etc)

List a Music Resource

Venues, Event Promoters, Support Services etc.

News + Media

Add / Link a Video

Add a video, which will be linked to profiles, and appear in the video feed

Add / Link an Article

Add, or link to an article about content in the directory.

Log In to Your Account