Penticton rock ‘n’ roll band 13 Broken Bones pumped out the hits on Thursday July 23 at Music in the Park, from the Beatles to Queen and Van Halen.
Floyd Armstrong served as the band’s “Phil Collins”, as both lead vocalist and drummer.
Valentine Jones, lead guitar, rocked a number of impressive solos with some hot licks. He The audience hooted and hollered as his fingers flew over the frets.
Bassist Kevin Lamb seemed happy to back up the band but was front and centre on a couple of hard-rocking ZZ Top numbers. Showing he could be a “Sharp-Dressed Man” he and front man Bill Gilmour added some shades and long ZZ-beards to cpmplete the look.
“Here’s a song about something we can’t do anymore,” said front man Bill Gilmour wryly, as the band launched into Van Halen’s “Jump!” The gents may be slowing down at home, but they didn’t let up onstage.
Keyboardist Glenn Mageau “jumped” in with the familiar intro and the band kicked this rock anthem into high gear.
Dire Straits’ “Walk of Life” ended their show with the audience walking away through the park with big smiles.
Thank you to Valley First Credit Union for sponsoring this annual Feed the Valley concert. Please continue to donate to the Oliver Food Bank by visiting the local Valley First Credit Union during business hours.
Next up: Cindy Doucette, jazz and pop vocalist, on Thursday July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Oliver Community Band Shell. Admission by donation. Bring your lawnchair. Come early to do a little evening market shopping (4:30 – 8:00 p.m.) and pick up your supper or a treat at the on-site food vendor.