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

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