The Deaf Aids

Stage set for open mike

Singers lead way for Beatles tribute band

Rick StiebelThe Chronicle

If you’ve ever dreamt of opening for the headliner to show off your musical chops, here’s your chance.

This year’s series of open mic evenings Open Stage, presented by the Cowichan Valley Cultural Arts Society, starts again at St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus with Deaf Aids, an acoustic Beatles tribute band, performing on Oct. 15. The Deaf Aids repertoire focuses on songs from the Beatles’ first album, Please Please Me, to the sixth, Rubber Soul.

The good news for local artists is that there are openings available for the open mike portion of the show before the Deaf Aids concert, where you can lay down three songs to a maximum of 15 minutes.

The sound gear is provided for those who want to play and sing, explained Bob Johns, director of Chemainus Valley Cultural Society.

“These events are a lot of fun,” Johns noted. “We’re always surprised by the level of talent and you never know where it’s going to go. It provides a great venue for people who like to perform in front of a live audience but don’t usually get the chance.”

If you’re interested in signing up, book ahead by calling Johns at 250-246-1389, or check out open stage@cvcas.com to ensure organizers can fit you in.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first performer taking the stage at 6:45 p.m. There will be a short intermission between the open mike portion and the Deaf Aids show, which begins at 8:15 p.m..

Admission is free for open participants, and $5 for everyone else.

“It’s a great value and a wonderful night out,” Johns added. The series will continue on the third Saturday of the month until the summer. Refreshments are available.

St. Michael’s Hall is next to St. Michael’s Anglican Church at 2858 Mill St.

 

 

Just Posted

No shortage of water supply in Ladysmith despite stage three water restrictions

Water restrictions remain in place to service community in case of an emergency

Chemainus Harvest House still demands attention in summer

Food bank supplies dwindle with diminished donations

Mamma Mia! smashes Chemainus Theatre Festival ticket sales record

Total expected to surpass 30,000 tickets before the show ends on Aug. 31

Ladysmith’s Pamela Anderson adds star power to B.C. Green Party town hall

Celebrity attended Nanaimo meeting Wednesday with representatives from U.S. environmental group

Going with the flow in River Tales

Crofton author documents many interesting experiences from her time on the Cowichan River

Feds lowered poverty line, reducing the number of seniors in need: documents

Liberals introduced a poverty line that was below the prior low-income cutoff

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

“Does Kirby care?” B.C. First Nation’s group using geo-targeted ads in Houston, Texas for justice

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has called out Kirby Corporation for the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill

Trudeau announces $79M investment for 118 more public transit buses across B.C.

Contributions from municipal to federal level to fund more buses in a bid to cut commutes

B.C. woman wins record $2.1 million on casino slot machine

‘That night was so surreal … I wasn’t able to sleep or eat for the first two days,’ she said

After B.C. dad’s death, Technical Safety BC wants changes to trampoline park rules

Jay Greenwood, 46, did ‘a series of acrobatic manoeuvres prior to a fall that caused serious injury and cardiac arrest’

Cars keyed on BC Ferries after alarms bother dog on board

Delta police arrested one passenger on suspicion of mischief

Rescue required after woman falls trying to climb down from Nanaimo walkway

Husband says his wife fell trying to find a place to urinate

Most Read