JAMES HILL AND ANNE JANELLE
A night out with James Hill & Anne Janelle is “the perfect evening of tunes, stories and musical virtuosity” (Wellington Dominion-Post). The Canadian Folk Music Award-winning ukulele/cello duo have charmed audiences in over 15 countries. In concert, James is “a dazzling performer with a genial, low-key sense of humour” (Edmonton Journal) and Anne brings her “gorgeous voice” (Acoustic Magazine) to songs that are “beautifully written and brilliantly performed” (R2 Magazine).
Link to James Hill’s bio: https://jameshillmusic.com/bio
Anne Janelle bio: https://annejanelle.com/bio
Rob Wilkinson has been in one band or another starting from around the time he was in middle school. Since then he has done years of study with the Royal Conservatory of Music, and completed his diploma of Jazz studies at VIU, where he studied piano under acclaimed pianists Bill Costin and Bob Wilson and won the George and Daisy Fraser Music award.
Rob has been teaching ukulele for three years now, and group ukulele courses for two years; currently, he leads the Ukuladies ukulele group, holds beginner ukulele group classes at Arbutus Music, and teaches music and ukulele at Mount Benson Elementary.
The Revolving Doors, formerly known as the Alumni Band when playing at the MAC in Parksville, as several members of the band attended the building for their Grade 3 schooling many years ago, has now fixed on the name Revolving Doors as they never know who, out of their ever expanding and contracting roster, will be available for rehearsing and performing.
On July 16th, for the Jammin’ Jamboree, players will be Bill Naylor, John Lundine, Ade Barnum, and Liz DeBarros. Instruments will be swapped, lead singers will change and fun will ensue. Most band members play several different instruments and the U-bass will likely change hands several times.
They will be performing covers of many well-known and well-loved folk/rock tunes on ukes and a mandolin, so the electric guitars, drums and dance tunes will be left at home this time.