Medici’s is both proud and honoured to promote and recommend you get yourself to The Venables for a rare treat. Friday October 7th, the Frank Venables Auditorium will host Thrill on Blueberry Hill, a Fats Domino Tribute, A magical night when true legends of music will take our wonderful theatre into a stratosphere of entertainment like none other.
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne and his band take us back to a time when piano players like Fats Domino worked the “strolls” in dozens of American Cities. This talented, internationally recognized Juno-award-winning “Boogie-woogie Piano Man” has a flamboyant stage presence, and his noteworthy 7 piece band – including Russell Jackson, who played 6 years with the legendary BB King, and saxophone player Craig Thomson, 2013 Okanagan Musician of the Year – are sure to wow with this incredible Fats Domino Tribute.
Local duo, Mountainview Drive, will open the night performing classic harmonies from the 1940s to the 1960’s. They’ll take you back to the good old days when lyrics told stories, and harmony soothed souls.
Concert is Friday Oct 7th, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Frank Venables Theatre. This is during Wine Festival, so get your tickets early.
Proceeds of the concert will benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society, to help fund MS research and services to help people living with MS.
Kenny Shaw and Brian Temple, Medici’s undisputed best sell-out show of last summer are back for another kick at your youthful, musical memories. These guys are a high-powered comedy duo aiming directly at the funny bone of baby boomer audiences. Both of these music veterans have been performing for decades and are celebrated entertainers in their home region of the Pacific Northwest. These two are not only achingly funny, but they also deliver the goods with a calibre of musicality of befitting serious concert musicians.
Their hilarious floorshow has brought standing ovations from sold out shows, and there are plenty more halls, country clubs, festivals and fairs on the horizon.
The humour and parody of this musical comedy duo is outrageously funny, and wielded with great skill. Kenny and Brian deliver an act tailored for all occasions that will appeal to audiences from all walks of life. Although there are plenty of unexpected laughs waiting, one thing is sure. You’ll never remember the harmony duos of the Baby Boomer generation the same way again.
They play Medici’s on Friday August 2nd of the long week-end the night before tenor Michael Burgess croons at our band-shell in the park. Doors open at 6:30 and Brian and Kenny open at7:30. Tickets are $20 each and are literally flying out the door. Get one (or two) quick. You’ll remember the laughter and the joy long after the sombre memories of this summer have faded. Medici’s is at 522 Fairview Road in Oliver…250-498-2228