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.

2024 celebrates our 22th year capturing British Columbia & Westcoast music history with our award winning website online since 2003. 

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Featured Musician

Peter Willing

Peter was born and raised in Langford, British Columbia. As a child he loved to play the piano and later found that singing and playing music would soothe his soul and fuel his optimistic spirit.
When the mania of the Beatles hit Canada, Peter became serious about music and formed his first band Bonded Stock, playing British wave music. That was in 1965 and he’s been playing ever since. Peter has performed lead vocals and played keyboards in many bands featuring music from Rock to Country, to his favourite, Rhythm and Blues.
Peter has an entertainment company and regularly produces music events and fund-raises for his community. Over the years he ran the "Dick Clark" National Singing Contests, judging and mentoring many talented artists. He also wrote and recorded a children's CD for his grandson called "Rockin Out with Ollie".
Peter has been blessed to have had a half-century performing with some amazing artists, many of whom have become lifelong friends. He continues to play live music as the lead singer with the Lateshift Band

Latest Bands

The Tornadoes
from Vancouver BC
circa 1960 - circa 1961
Wager
from Vancouver BC
since circa 1983
Damn The Diva
from Vancouver BC
circa 90s

Latest Musicians

Karel Roessingh
jazz/folk/pop/rock from Victoria BC
Jason Scott
from Vancouver BC
Cam MacInnes
from Victoria BC

Latest Resources

Barclay Hotel 50's-70's
Venue
1957 - 1976
Longhouse
Venue
split 80s
The Big Mother
Venue
1968 - 1969

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