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

Brian Black

1951 - 2022
Remembering Brian Black

After Earthbound playing in Vancouver formed a band in 1980 called the Wet. Released a 4 song E.P. which 2 songs playlisted for 8 months (Deborah and It's all up to You). Missed a Juno Award nomination by 1 Vote. Opened the JUNO AWARDS which that year were televised from the Denman Place Hotel.

Opened for Split Enz at the Commodore.

Formed Mango Dub an eight piece Reggae,Rock, World Beat band in 1984. Played with Toots and the Maytals, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Byron Lee and the Dragonaires. Released a single - We can hear you Africa and No Complications. Also released a cassette album.

Information about Brian's Celebration of Life can be found here

Latest Bands

The Furies
from Vancouver BC
since circa 1977
October Crisis-1984
from Victoria BC
circa 1984 - circa 1986
Sleeping Dogs Lie
Straight Ahead Original Rock from Victoria BC

Latest Musicians

Bunk McEwen
Jazz/Blues from Victoria BC
Bert Kent
from Victoria BC

Latest Resources

Bunny's Hall
1939 - 40
Sub Pub-Uvic
1964 - 1982

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