Anniversary concert for Roy Forbes

With a reputation as one of the best singer and songwriters of the past 40 years, Roy Forbes should have standing room only at his upcoming anniversary concert at the Errington War Memorial Hall.

Roy Forbes has been a leading light of the Canadian music scene for the past 40 years.

ERRINGTON — With a reputation as one of the best singer and songwriters of the past 40 years, Roy Forbes should have standing room only at his upcoming anniversary concert at the Errington War Memorial Hall.

From the early days in the 1970s in small coffee houses and opening act slots for bands such as Supertramp, Three Dog Night, Jeff Beck and Santana, Forbes, formerly known as Bim, moved on to sell out his own shows and headline most of the major folk music festivals in Canada.

Forbes’ songs have always been performed and recorded by other people, including Shari Ulrich, Valdy, Shawn Colvin, Hart Rouge and many other musicians.

An eclectic artist, Forbes has turned his hand to producing other artists, such as the likes of Connie Kaldor, Mark Perry, and Blu Hopkins.

He has also provided the soundtrack to several films and television specials, his most recent soundtrack being to the CBC TV documentary, Stand up Samurais.

Listeners to CBC Radio might recognize Forbes from his popular Snap, Crackle Pop show.

Forbes’ 40th anniversary concert will take place at the Errington Hall on Saturday, Oct. 15, starting at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20, while those under age 12 are $10 and children under age 5 are free.

They are available at Cranky Dog in Parksville and Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach, as well as at the Errington Hall.

— Submitted

Just Posted

Parksville recycling depot employees report verbal, physical harassment from members of public

Staff say some people are unaware they must sort their own items

Nanoose Bay carver goes all-in on projects

Bellis creates eight-foot totem as Christmas gift for wife

Oceanside RCMP auxiliary officer earns top honour for volunteer work

Dally presented special award by Island Commander

Regional District of Nanaimo to webcast board and committee meetings

Viewers can tune in to watch the regular meetings in real-time

VIDEO: Missing teens named as suspects in three northern B.C. killings

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky are wanted in the deaths of Lucas Fowler, Chynna Deese, unknown man

B.C. teens wanted in double homicide, suspicious death spotted in Manitoba

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky were thought to have been seen in the Gillam area

Vancouver Island man wanted after walking away from halfway house in Victoria

Warrant issued for Jesse Goodale, convicted of aggravated assault

Vancouver Island teacher suspended for professional misconduct

Grade 8 shop teacher admits to use of vulgar language and profanities toward students, parents

Northern B.C. double homicide, suspicious death: A timeline of what we know

Two teens from Port Alberni are now wanted Canada-wide in connection to the three deaths

B.C. wine industry legend Harry McWatters dies

Among his accomplishments, McWatters founded the province’s first estate winery, Sumac Ridge Estate

Provincial health body refuses to release full findings of cancer triage system audit

Information and Privacy Commissioner asked to review redactions

Southern resident killer whale died of blunt trauma, likely from ship

J34 was found more than two years ago near Sechelt, but the necropsy findings have now been released

Tourism Nanaimo invites celebrities to sample ‘real’ Nanaimo bars

Tourism organization creates video, invites actors Seth Rogen and Dan Levy to visit

Most Read