Pope has it

Canadian icon Carole Pope impresses locals in Errington

Carole Pope rocked the Errington Hall May 24 with an acoustic set that included new material as well as her hits from her Rough Trade days.

Brenda Gough

News Contributor

After more than four decades in the music business, Carole Pope can still rock out and she proved it May 24 with an engaging acoustic performance at the Errington Hall.

Pope is best known as the lead singer and co-songwriter for the punk/pop/alternative band Rough Trade from 1975 to 1988.

Before performing her hit High School Confidential she informed the audience that she is not creeping on high school girls … it is just a song.

Pope gave the crowd a wee glimpse into the crazy rock n’ roll life she has lived and shared some tales.  Although she poked fun at her sexuality and everyone else’s for that matter, no one seemed to mind because they would not let her leave the stage without an encore.

Pope, who now lives in New York, joked about performing in the middle of nowhere but she appreciated the love the Errington audience showed her and her partner Tim Welch, who, by the way, rocked the guitar.

Pope played some of her new songs as well as her old hits and with that powerful voice still just as fierce as it was. She proved why she is a Canadian music icon.

 

Just Posted

Individuals chosen to begin ‘road to recovery’ at supportive housing facility

Orca Place at 222 Corfield St. is expected to open this summer

RCMP make arrest following break-in at Parksville’s Log Cabin General Store

Police credit tips from public for helping with case

Qualicum Beach craft beer festival to showcase local brews, spirits

Event will feature 20 Vancouver Island breweries and distilleries

Astronaut David Saint-Jacques returns to Earth, sets Canadian space record

Native of Saint-Lambert, Que., set a record for longest single spaceflight by a Canadian at 204 days

Vancouver Aquarium drops cetacean ban lawsuit in new lease agreement

Ocean Wise CEO Lasse Gustavsson called the updated lease an exciting new chapter for the aquarium

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Stz’uminus dies from injuries

A male pedestrian was struck in the early morning of June 25

Thieves steal two $40K chairs featuring gold serpents from Vancouver furniture store

Chairs believed to be the only two of its kind in Canada, police said

Poll: Rising gas prices force B.C. residents rethink summer road trips

63 per cent of respondents reported gas prices are impacting their day-to-day finances

PHOTO: Moose cow and calf relax in Williams Lake flower garden

The homeowners got a surprise when they checked their most recent surveillance footage

Two in hospital after plane crashes in Okanagan Lake

RCMP say wheels left down caused landing plane to overturn on lake

The world’s Indigenous speakers gather in B.C.’s capital to revitalize languages

Organizers estimate about 1,000 delegates from 20 countries will be at the conference

Join talks on international treaty: B.C. First Nations mark ‘historic moment’

Representatives of the Ktunaxa, Syilx/Okanagan and Secwepemc Nations participated

Most Read