Saturday May 27th
Daybreak Rotary welcomes you to our 11th Wine, Brews & Blues Festival by the Sea at Painter’s Lodge. We trust you’ll enjoy the evening of wine and beer tasting and appies along with great entertainment on stage featuring Dr. Lindsay Mitchell founder of the band Prism, the Doc Gallagher Blues Group and “Singin” Rockin’ Saxman Johnny Ferriera.
This fundraising event hosted by Daybreak Rotary will in part support the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island’s Campbell River Qwalayu House supporting families throughout northern Vancouver Island. Daybreak Rotary does many projects in the community and around the world through this and other fundraisers.
Order Tickets: $85 Main Event Early Bird until April 15, $95 Main Event after April 15, $160 VIP Ticket Package, $195 Stay & Play*, $270 VIP Stay & Play* (+applicable taxes & fees)
*Stay & Play and VIP Stay & Play packages available only through Painter’s Lodge
Contact 250.830.2757│[email protected]
Doc Gallagher Blues Group
It was in the early ‘70’s Doc “Fingers” while working with the Ronnie Hawkins band, when the handle “Fingers” was acquired. When it comes time for that therapeutic, good time, boogie woogie blues, jazz and rock and roll, there’s no one that can tickle the keys quite like the Doctor.
“Doc” has played with musical greats such as Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson, Frank Zappa, David Clayton-Thomas (Blood Sweat and Tears), Bo Diddley, Jim Byrnes and many others.
Rockin’ Saxman” Johnny Ferreira
Born in Portugal and growing up in Vancouver some of Ferreira’s primary influences were early rock and roll saxophonists King Curtis, Edgar Winter, Sam Taylor and later Bruce Springsteen and Supertramp. Later, he collaborated with guitarist and singer-songwriter Colin James, both playing in clubs and joining the Colin James Band. The band toured with Steve Winwood, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Plat, ZZ Top, The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt and Keith Richards. In 1990 the band released their second album going from gold to platinum. And, in the late 1990’s Ferreira form his own band “Johnny Ferreira and The Swing Machine” touring most of Europe.
Dr. Lindsay Mitchell
Born in North London, England he emigrated with his family to Canada and settled in Vancouver where he developed his guitar skills emulating instrumental surf music bands such as the Shadows, the Ventures, and British Invasion artists like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds.
In 1974 he joined Bruce Fairbairn’s rhythm and blues band to help transform their sound from jazz fusion into blues rock. 1980 saw Prism win Juno Awards for Group of the Year while Fairbairn took Producer of the Year where Mitchell conceived the title song “Armageddon” in 1978 and earning multi-platinum status. Mitchell and Prism performed on the first anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death.
More recently, Mitchell was a regular performer on the Vancouver Blues scene, notably with British blues legend Long John Baldry and with St. Louis-born actor/musician Jim Byrnes.
Luke Blu Guthrie
Luke Blu Guthrie is an Independent Rhythm and Blues artist who electrifies acoustic instruments with an Alternative Roots style. This style is built around a large sound that relies heavily on slide guitar, finger picking, strong vocals and a unique foot percussion setup.
Armed with acoustic & electric guitars and plenty of rhythmic slaps and yowls, Guthrie has lived and worked in the Western Canadian music scene for over twenty years.