Glenn Parfitt, founder of the Royal City Music Project's 60th birthday party.
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Started circa 1974-75 with Roger Yurkowski and John Myhill. Joined in 1975 bassist Ken Sherwood, vocalist Wayne Grimshaw and guitarist Lloyd Erdman. Lloyd left in 1976, Don Peterson would fill in for 1 gig until guitarist Jack Jazlowiecki joined later in 1976. In 2014, the band reformed as a trio and continues to play selected engagements more info
With a career that began humbly at a University of Victoria Sub Pub, this band led the live music, independent recording and producing scene in Victoria BC in the 80’s. They became RCA recording Artists, received rave reviews of live performances along the way and shared stages with Paul Butterfield, Joe Cocker, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the great M... more info
This classic rock band is one of the most versatile and requested groups on the West coast. Led by Don Peterson, this seasoned group plays it all and focuses on dance hits that everyone loves. Strong 3 part harmonies, great musicians. Always positive and rave reviews followed by a rebooking. more info
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Victoria's Holy Smoke were a power rock trio from 1972-1977. Not to be confused Vancouver based folk/pop group Wholly Smoke who were together in the late 1960's.
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I saw Holy Smoke open for T. Rex and Blue Oyster Cult at the Memorial Arena in 1974 or 1975. They were famous for do... more info