Pianist Rob Deans grew up playing in Victoria before becoming a session musician in Vancouver. He recorded with international pop/rock group Heart at Mushroom studios on the Dreamboat Annie LP in 1976 providing the piano, keyboards and synthesizer arrangements and in 1980, Rob performed with Trooper and on their next two albums: a self-produced seventh album "Untitled", released in October 1980, and "Money Talks" which was released in 1982 on the RCA Label and produced by Mike Flicker who also worked with Heart. Rob left the pop/rock music business and became interested in playing solo piano music including classical, pop, blues, jazz and lounge standards. From September 2001 to September 2003, he was the resident pianist at the Hotel Grand Pacific, the most exclusive hotel in Victoria, BC. Since then, Rob still performs regularly at high profile venues like The Wedgewood Hotel in Vancouver and others, many overseas.
THE ROYAL BRITISH COLUMBIA MUSEUM
As part of our 15th anniversary celebration, on Sunday, February 19th, at the Newcombe Conference Centre in the Royal British Columbia Museum from 2:00pm -3:30pm, Glenn Parfitt of the Royal City Music Project will speaking about building a historical database for musicians, musical groups, events and venues in the City of Victoria. Although the website's timeline now starts in the 1800's and continues through to 1999, Glenn will also be describing the city's "Golden Age of Rock & Roll" during the 1950's in great detail along with a sample from 1967's "Summer of Love" which celebrates it's 50th anniversary in 2017. This is a "Free" event and sponsored by the "Friends of the B.C. Archives".
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VICTORIA BLUES SOCIETY
Find out more about them and their upcoming show with “Arsen Shomakhov” Saturday January 7 , 2017 at the Tallyho Pub Click Here
VICTORIA JAZZ SOCIETY
Find out more about them and their Fall/Winter concert schedule Click Here
HALLMARK HERITAGE SOCIETY
Victoria's heritage advocacy society preserving and protecting the city's significant historical past