Look for amazing entertainment at CVEX this year…
Click 2017 Entertainers Schedule for overview of times.
Anela Kahiamoe is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who performs regularly around the Comox Valley. Raised in Hawaii, he grew up influenced by gospel music from a young age. His styles also include jazz, rock, country, blues and reggae with a Hawaiian flavour. Anela’s music brings a tropical feel-good vibe, so sit back, relax hang loose and enjoy the ride…
Friday 3:00 PM, Island Honda Main Stage
Judy and Bruce Wing
Judy and Bruce Wing are a duo from the Comox Valley who have been performing together since 2005. Their music features a mix of genres delivered with a mix of Judy’s smooth vocal and Bruce’s percussive guitar style. They’ve released four albums for which we’ve received some regional recognition that includes a nomination of Female Songwriter of the Year (2007), Roots Song of the Year (2014) and a nomination for Pop/Rock song of the year (2014) at the Vancouver Island Music Awards.
Saturday 10:00 am, Island Honda Main Stage
Azucena Flamenco is the collaboration of guitarist from Mexico Oscar Robles Diaz, vocalist Britt de la Isla (Brittany Bowman), and dancer from Japan Tomomi Ozaki. Azucena Flamenco has performed at the annual Victoria Flamenco Festival for the past two consecutive years and has performed locally at the Sid Williams Theater, the City of Courtenay’s recent Centennial celebrations as well as at a number of multicultural festivals.
Sunday noon, Island Honda Main Stage
CPTN THNDRPNTZ!!! Is a singing, storytelling, intergalactic space pirate. His home planet, Funkathon, is completely inhabited by ceratopsian dinosaurs, (the ones with horns and frills, like Triceratops) where he was the head cook to King Zaxxon. After running out of sweet potatoes, the CPTN headed out across the universe in his Space Galleon, to trade stories and songs for more sweet potatoes.
Friday 1:00 pm, Saturday noon, Sunday 1:00 pm – Island Honda Main Stage
Larry Ayre has lived in the Comox Valley for over 20 years, where he has been performing and teaching many styles of music. His instrumental focus is the guitar but he also plays the acoustic bass, electric bass and harmonica. Larry Ayre varies his musical style; his current passion is classical music on a nylon string guitar. This highly experienced and talented musician is not to be missed.
Saturday 5:00 pm, Meadow Stage
Laurie Tinkler Dancers
Laurie Tinkler School of Dance has been entertaining audiences in the Comox Valley for over 32 years. They offer classes to children and adults starting at age 3 in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Highland, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre. Recreational and competitive classes, beginner to advanced levels. Visit our website at laurietinkler.com
Sunday 10:00 am, Island Honda Main Stage
Clare Brett (raised in Merville) is known across Canada and around the world as a multilingual, multi-style singer and musician. Her unique combination of celtic, country, Cajun, folk, blues and jazz, create a “magic web of music” adored by audiences everywhere. Clare has toured all across Canada, Asia and the southeastern U.S. with her lively family performances.
Saturday 11:00 am, Island Honda Main Stage
Born and raised in the Comox Valley, Alan Jossul has been teaching and playing guitar for most of his life. His influences have been guitar legends such as Don Ross, Leo Kottke and Lindsay Buckingham. He has also picked at the Banjo, the Bass and a few other instruments and managed to make a few of these stringed things sing. When he isn’t teaching or out with his dogs, he is generally on a stage performing or in an audience appreciating and keeping the art of live performance alive and kicking.
Friday 4:00 pm, Island Honda Main Stage
Friday 3:00 pm, Meadow Stage
Expect nothing less than high-energy, Latin and world-beat dance-party grooves from Zandhunga, a far-reaching collective first-born in Mexico City but now based in the Comox Valley. The ensemble has released one album that features original compositions and showcases the talents of members from both Mexico and Canada.
Saturday 4:00 & 5:00 pm, Island Honda Main Stage
Centerpiece is a new band in the Comox Valley. They perform Classic Rock, Blues, and Country. On drums and vocals is Bryan McNiff. Dave Stevenson, bassist and vocalist; Art Vipond, guitarist and lead vocalist. Our newest member on guitar is Bruce Nichols. Centerpiece has accumulated a great lineup of experienced musicians who seek out to perform great music. They promise to keep you on the dance floor all night!
Saturday 1:00 pm, Island Honda Main Stage
The Rangers are a four-piece Comox Valley Rock Tribute Band that have been together for over four years. All of the members of this group have decades of musical and stage experience and it shows. They are a tight group and they love what they do! Fasten your seatbelts!
Saturday 3:00 pm, Island Honda Main Stage
Sunday 3:00 pm, Island Honda Main Stage
S, V & B Trio
S, V & B Trio; Steve and Viv Ruskin are a multi-genre duo performing ballads to blues, Celtic to contemporary, rockabilly to reggae, originals and even a dash of Latin and jazz. Viv does lead vocals and guitar and Steve is a piano and keyboard player with harmonica and harmonies. As a trio, they are joined by Blaine Dunaway; violinist extraordinaire and Chincello and horn player.
Friday 2:00 pm, Island Honda Main Stage
Annie Handley and Dave Devindisch are Easy Street; multi-instrumentalists who have teamed together and are playing songs from the 1940’s to the current songs of today in their own fun jazzy style. From the first time you hear Annie’s voice you will be drawn into her easy going smooth style and Dave’s accompaniment on harmonies and Upright bass guitar as well as his comedic MC-ing round out this dynamic duo. You can hear their original music on the Discovery Channel, A&E, Travel Network as well as multiple Radio jingles.
Saturday 3:00 pm, Meadow Stage
Fiddlejam is an eclectic group of 20 to 30 or so musicians of all ages, from 6 to 66, which started in Comox a decade ago led by International fiddler Trent Freeman. Though primarily a fiddle group, accordions, banjos, guitars, mandolins and piano also fill out the sound with the occasional saxophone thrown in for good measure. Fiddlejam plays a variety of tunes ranging from traditional Old Time and Celtic, to Swing and Bluegrass. Fiddle music is part of Canada’s cultural heritage and Fiddlejam plays it all.
Saturday 2:00 pm, Island Honda Main Stage