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 Westcoast music history.

Featured Artist

Phil Albert

Phil Albert is a sought after professional bassist who has relocated to Victoria after a long time in Toronto. He released his first record as leader called “In the Big World” which features original compositions and touching renditions of familiar songs. In 2013 Phil released his EP, “Perspective Suite”.

As a professional performer both on Double Bass and Electric Bass, Phil has played over 1000 shows on over 50 recordings. Phil grew up in a musical home on the exceptionally artistic Saltspring Island, B.C. and started playing music at age five. Phill explored and became proficient on many instruments including: drums, guitar, trumpet, electric and acoustic bass, and voice. Phil is a graduate from Vancouver Island University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music in Jazz studies.
He has performed with many Canada’s finest musicians including: Hugh Fraser, Phil Dwyer, The Mike Harriot, Pat Coleman, Brent Jarvis, Tony Wilson, George McFetridge, Buff Allen, Ross Taggart, Nick Fraser, Brad Turner, Tony Genge, John Capon, Haley Sales, Monik Nordine, Alex Goodman, Mike Mur...

Latest Bands

The Note-ables
from North Vancouver BC
since circa 1965
Grass Harp
from Vancouver BC
circa 60s
Melodic Energy Commission
from Vancouver BC
circa 1979 - circa 1980

Latest Musicians

Phil Albert
from Victoria BC
Ron McRobbie
from Vancouver BC
Greg Esposito
from Salt Spring Island BC

Latest Resources

Goddamatch Light Show
Vancouver BC
60s - 70s
Out & Out Perversion
Victoria BC
60s - 70s

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