10am – Morien Jones
12:15pm – Nice Verdes
10am – Brad Prevedoros
Something happens when you combine fifty years of musical seasoning and the fingers of a magician. Something happens when you combine the soul of a classical musician, a world musician, and a jazz musician, with a dash of rainy west coast sensibility…and stir vigorously. Brad Prevedoros happens.
“Stylistically speaking I might go from Bach to Latin to the Beatles,” Prevedoros explains, “Then you can touch different people with different songs.”
Whether it’s a special reception, a prestigious jazz festival, a world class theatre, or an intimate house concert, a Brad Prevedoros performance stays with you. It’s an experience that simmers long afterwards, like a warm home-cooked meal. It’s a sound that soothes your soul like a fine wine.
12:15pm – Bill Hamilton
Bill has been a performer since his teens working with other musicians in folk and rock formats and also as a solo singer songwriter.
Early musical influences include international classic hits by Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, Carol King, CCR, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, and more.
Bill is also an artful and humorous story teller with engaging intros to his songs.
Bill’s own compositions are uplifting with a touch of McCartney charm. He writes about relationships, natural wonders, mysterious legends, love, family life, and more.
An inspiring writer, arranger and singer.
He’s performed in everything from Folk Festivals to Theatrical Productions… a man for all musical seasons! His talent and love of music walks with him everywhere.
Lives in the Outer Harbour, Victoria.
10am – Steve Palen
Steve Palen is the founder, promoter lead singer and songwriter for the HERBICIDAL MANIACS. Steve is the Host/MC and resident musician, for the Esquimalt Farmers Market and has been since it’s beginning 4 yrs. ago!!! Steve plays a blend of Classic Ballads, Awesome Originals and Killer Blues and has been joined on stage this year by a
Amazing guitarist and old Toronto
buddy Charles LaFluer. Be sure to catch their act you will not be disappointed!!!!
12:15pm – The Encores
The Encores sing popular hits from the 20’s to the 70’s, all genres (except classical). Richard sings and plays keyboard, Maureen sings harmony.
They have played over 200 performances on the island for seniors and various social clubs since forming their duo in October 2016. To quote a retired school teacher
“Anyone can play an instrument and sing-
You (The Encores) have brought music to my Heart!”
10 am – Morien Jones
12:15pm – Jennifer Taylor
Jennifer Louise Taylor regularly plays the market circuit on the South
Island and has ventured north as far as Texada Island for well received
house concerts. Jennifer has toured in North America and has been a guest
musician for CBC Radio. Her music has its roots in the folk tradition and
she consistently receives positive feedback from audiences for her
Jim Townley, President of the Peninsula Country Market Society says
Jennifer’s music is, “… perfect for those times a person looks to music
to make them feel joy!”
The Brentwood Bay Times writes that “[Jennifer] captures the west-coast
feel in a way few others can.”
10am – Auto Jansz
Off-stage over a pint, or on-stage in songs, Auto Jansz speaks and sings in soft, kind tones perhaps a product of a London-born, Sri Lankan/Irish heritage. Or maybe it’s the old souls of the historical women she sings about, emerging from a subtle yet precise every everywoman voice, and penchant for turning the clever and playful yet poignant phrase.
12:15pm – Terry Brennan
10am – Daniel Oliver
12:15pm – Swingkey
10am – Dean Wolfe
Ontario-born Dean Wolfe is an instrumental fingerstyle guitarist and folk rock singer/songwriter with 20 albums of original material. His music has been placed in commercials and recently in an award winning international documentary (’Nagaland is Changing’ best doc, 2017). He was lead guitarist for jazz fusion band nFuze for 3 years, featured twice at the Victoria JazzFest and jazz clubs like the venerable Hermann’s multiple times.
12:15pm – Rhonda Lou
10am – Chick Wagon
The distinct harmonies of Chick Wagon Band’s founding members – Darla & Karen – create the signature sound of this talented Westshore duo. Since 2004, audiences have enjoyed CWB at farmer’s markets, private parties, community celebrations, and sharing the big stage with some of Canada’s best known country stars. The diverse repertoire of the Chick Wagon duo will be familiar to many as the feature a wide range of songs from current country hits, traditional country/western favourites, plus some well-known rock classics. www.ChickWagonBand.com
12:15pm – Zion