Loverboy keyboardist Doug Johnson and fellow South Surrey musician Don Wells have partnered again, this time to write "Because We Dream," the theme song for the 2012 BC Summer Games being held in Surrey.
Austin, Texas-based guitarist Ian Moore returns to the Semiahmoo Peninsula for a May 11 gig at Blue Frog studio/concert hall in White Rock, which follows a date for him last fall at the Rhumba Room bar in South Surrey.
Blue Morris is on a mission to fuse the music of The Beatles with bumping, grinding burlesque dancing.
A pair of Surrey singers are in the running for the Variety's Got Talent contest title, with a showdown set for Friday, Feb. 3 at River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond. Cloverdale-based pop/rock performer Joe Given, 19, and South Surrey's Payton Rector, a Grade 9 student at Elgin Park Secondary, will be there with eight other top-10 finalists from across B.C., including Matthew Van Vooght of Delta. Two "People's Choice" contestants will also be in the mix, with votes tallied this week via YouTube (linked at varietysgottalent.ca, also a site for $10 tickets for the contest finals).
Surrey's wonderful Billy The Kid (Pettinger) is back in town to help oversee the free weekly release of 12 new songs from her forthcoming Ours album, a fan-funded effort. The free downloads went live in mid-June and will continue for the next several weeks at www.billythekidonline.com. Also of note, Pettinger has seen her "Us Broken Hearts" video go viral, with images of her shot on an iPhone at landmark sites around Europe -- good creative fun! The Kid is also prepped to play July 7 at Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret as one of 10 finalists in the latest Shore 104.3 Song Search talent contest. The Sumner Brothers are among those slated to play there July 14.