Music

Billie Eilish arrives at the 2020 Spotify Best New Artist Party at The Lot Studios on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Billie Eilish, a voice of the youth, tops the Grammy Awards

Alicia Keys spoke about Kobe Bryant’s death

Billie Eilish arrives at the 2020 Spotify Best New Artist Party at The Lot Studios on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Victoria songstress is fueled by the music

  • Dec 18, 2019
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage
The Voices in Motion choir is led by Erica Phare-Bergh on Sunday. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
The Voices in Motion choir is led by Erica Phare-Bergh on Sunday. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are coming to town on April 14, 2020 (Jamestaylor.com)

James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt make their way to Victoria

The Hall of Fame members will be performing together in April 2020

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are coming to town on April 14, 2020 (Jamestaylor.com)
Kelly Derrickson’s music with a message

Kelly Derrickson’s music with a message

Musician traded in a law career for her musical journey

  • Nov 18, 2019
Kelly Derrickson’s music with a message
Fugget about it! Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding invites you to join the family

Fugget about it! Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding invites you to join the family

Interactive dinner theatre happening Sept. 26-29 at the Edelweiss Club in James Bay

Fugget about it! Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding invites you to join the family
Christian folk-rock duo Bruce and Cheryl Harding perform some of their repertoire at St. Paul’s United Church, and other musicians are welcome to join them Sunday, Sept. 1 at 10:30 a.m. (Pixabay File)

Three churches joining through the power of music

Anyone who can play an instrument welcome to join Christian rockers Bruce and Cheryl Harding

Christian folk-rock duo Bruce and Cheryl Harding perform some of their repertoire at St. Paul’s United Church, and other musicians are welcome to join them Sunday, Sept. 1 at 10:30 a.m. (Pixabay File)
PIGS rocking out, accompanied by their impressive laser show. (PIGS submission)

Victoria Pink Floyd tribute band to kick off North American tour in Sidney

Band started out ten years ago at Winspear, now they’re back

PIGS rocking out, accompanied by their impressive laser show. (PIGS submission)
Isaiah Carvalhal-Smith beat hundreds of other young musicians to win the coveted Slaight Family Scholarship to Berklee College of Music. (Isaiah Carvalhal-Smith submission)

Peninsula student scores only scholarship in Canada for top music school

Isaiah Carvalhal-Smith and his electric bass off to Boston after successful Vancouver audition

Isaiah Carvalhal-Smith beat hundreds of other young musicians to win the coveted Slaight Family Scholarship to Berklee College of Music. (Isaiah Carvalhal-Smith submission)
Michael Kaeshammer is set to have his Aug. 21 and 22 performances at the Mary Winspear Centre recorded for PBS. (Courtesy Michael Kaeshammer)

North Saanich jazz singer and pianist scores PBS special

Two August concerts at Mary Winspear to be filmed for American TV

Michael Kaeshammer is set to have his Aug. 21 and 22 performances at the Mary Winspear Centre recorded for PBS. (Courtesy Michael Kaeshammer)
The Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific is gearing up to celebrate 25 years of the Arts and Music in the Gardens event Aug. 10 and 11. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich’s HCP celebrates 25 years of Arts and Music in the Gardens

Over 50 artists, 15 bands and several food trucks will be at Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

The Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific is gearing up to celebrate 25 years of the Arts and Music in the Gardens event Aug. 10 and 11. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
DJ Rennie Foster: Bringing the house music home

DJ Rennie Foster: Bringing the house music home

Victoria-reared recording artist looks forward to Lucky Bar shows, near where he got his start

  • Jul 14, 2019
DJ Rennie Foster: Bringing the house music home
Los Texmaniacs play a tejano style of traditional TexMex conjunto music. (Los Texmaniacs submission)

Grammy winning TexMex conjunto band to play Butchart in July

July 10 Los Texmaniacs gig included in price of general admission

Los Texmaniacs play a tejano style of traditional TexMex conjunto music. (Los Texmaniacs submission)
Local musician, Cody Rueger, has started a playlist to feature the music of Victoria’s artists. (Courtesy of Cody Rueger)

Queue up a playlist of Victoria musicians

Local guitarist, Cody Rueger, creates playlist to highlight Victoria’s music scene

Local musician, Cody Rueger, has started a playlist to feature the music of Victoria’s artists. (Courtesy of Cody Rueger)
Songwriter Sandy Zeleznik will compose a song just for you

Songwriter Sandy Zeleznik will compose a song just for you

Personalized songs a thoughtful wedding gift

  • May 27, 2019
Songwriter Sandy Zeleznik will compose a song just for you
Community choir Via Choralis in action. The choir will be joined by dancers from the Kathy White Academy. (Submitted by Via Choralis)

Peninsula choral concerts celebrate British and Irish music

Benjamin Britten, sea shanties and folk songs part of diverse musical concerts

Community choir Via Choralis in action. The choir will be joined by dancers from the Kathy White Academy. (Submitted by Via Choralis)
Nova Scotian Erin Costelo who will be performing her latest album Sweet Marie at St Paul’s United Church March 30. (Mat Dunlap)

Erin Costelo sings in Sidney as part of world tour

Costelo kicks off world tour in B.C., showcasing latest album Sweet Marie

Nova Scotian Erin Costelo who will be performing her latest album Sweet Marie at St Paul’s United Church March 30. (Mat Dunlap)
Mike Edel is a Victoria Man whose song was recently featured on American Idol. (Facebook/ Mike Edel)

Victoria musician’s song featured on American Idol

Mike Edel’s song ‘The Finish Line’ was featured on the hit show

Mike Edel is a Victoria Man whose song was recently featured on American Idol. (Facebook/ Mike Edel)
The Victoria School of Irish Dance, who are booked to perform at the fundraiser. (Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival)

St. Patrick’s Day folk festival fundraiser hits SHOAL Centre in Sidney

The Folk N Fiddle festival is holding a fundraising concert ahead of the Sidney event

The Victoria School of Irish Dance, who are booked to perform at the fundraiser. (Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival)
Christian Kluxen is the New Face of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra

Christian Kluxen is the New Face of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra

VSO’s new Music Director and Conductor is ready to inspire a new generation of classical music lovers

  • Oct 3, 2018
Christian Kluxen is the New Face of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra