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. 

Featured Musician

Gavin Dixon

since 1947
Gavin was born in England during September of 1947 and started his musical journey at the age of 16. Touted by many as one of the best Brit-Rock singers of all time, in 1962 he joined a group in the town of Hull called The Strollers who opened for acts like “The Hollies”, “The Searchers”, “Pretty Things” and others. He befriended and hung out with other musicians in Hull lincluding Mick Ronson and Trevor Bolder who were in a band called The Rats. By 1967 his family emigrated to Canada, first to Hamilton Ontario for 6 months before relocating to British Columbia on Vancouver Island in the town of Sooke. He met and jammed with musicans Reg Young , Vic Woods and others at the Nine In the Fifth on Government Street in Victoria in the late 60's before going to Vancouver...

Latest Bands

The Jazzmanians
from Vancouver BC
circa 70s - circa 80s
The Marionette String Band
from Victoria BC
since circa 90s
The Sam Hurrie Band
from Vancouver BC
circa 70s

Latest Musicians

Don Descoteau
from Victoria BC
Harris Gilmore
from Victoria BC
Skip Prest
from Vancouver BC

Latest Resources

Sigi's Side Door
since 60s
Pig & Whistle
Kit Kat Klub
60s - 70s

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