8th May, 2020

Jim Byrnes with Simon Kendall

Mary Winspear Center
2243 Beacon Ave.
Sidney, BC
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DOORS
7:00PM
SHOW
7:30PM


PRESS RELEASE

Songs and Stories tried and true JIM BYRNES with SIMON KENDALL and Special Guest BABE GURR Friday, May 8 at Mary Winspear Centre’s Charlie White Theatre in Sidney. Tickets are $47.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges). Charge by phone, 250-656-0275 or online at www.marywinspear.ca. Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents JIM BYRNES with SIMON KENDALL and Special Guest BABE GURR Friday, May 8 at Mary Winspear Centre’s Charlie White Theatre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney. Tickets are $47.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges). Charge by phone at 250-656-0275 or online at www.marywinspear.ca. Three-time Juno winner and BC Entertainment Hall of Famer JIM BYRNES lives and breathes music. For nearly fifty years he’s crooned, drawled, belted, hollered and sweet talked more songs into a microphone than most people ever get to hear in a lifetime. Byrnes has amassed a stellar collection of true blue hits including “12 Questions”, “Walk on Boy”, “Still Stuck on You”, “Jailbird Love Song”, “Me and Piney Brown”, “Four Until Late”, “Love is Just a Gamble”, “Of Whom Shall I be Afraid”, “That River”, “Stardust”, “Talk in Circles” and “Just a Pilgrim”, Winner of Canadian Spotlight Awards' best music video of the year (2006). His evocative themes and smoky vocals reveal a truth that doesn’t come overnight. The sheer joy you can hear in the music he creates is a reason to celebrate JIM BYRNES as a living musical treasure. From his numerous TV and movie roles to his award-winning albums and a staggering list of accolades it is little wonder Axs Magazine declares, “Jim Byrnes shows that he just might be the next singer-songwriter you mention to all your friends.” For more about JIM BYRNES visit: www.jamestbyrnes.com. SIMON KENDALL is a mainstay of the Vancouver music scene; from psychedelic teen hippie bands to getting the call to join the upstart Doug and The Slugs. Fifteen years as the band’s music director and keyboardist contributed to 4 Gold Albums and a number of Canadian top 40 hits, most notably “Who Knows How To Make Love Stay”, “Making It Work”, “Tomcat Prowl” and “Too Bad” which saw a revival as the theme song for the ABC sitcom The Norm Show (1999-2001). He recently formed the instrumental R&B group ‘Sharkskin’ with three members of the Odds, and currently divides his time between composing, producing and performing. For more about SIMON KENDALL visit: simonkendall.com. Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Music Producer and Animal Advocate, BABE GURR’s sound defies labelling, but musically she finds a home best described as adult alternative; a fusion of blues and pop, with a twist of roots. Her new release “Blurred Lines” exemplifies her unique and seamless blend of genres. Her warm and sultry voice, intelligent lyrics, memorable melodies and savvy personality add up to pretty much everything you want to see on a stage. The organic bent to Gurr’s music contributes to the success of her songwriting. She has recently taken the win for the Sonicbids Nashville Song Contest, garnered Honourable Mention for three self-penned tunes in the acclaimed Billboard World Song Contest and has been selected as a finalist for three tunes in the 12th and 13th Great American Song Contests. Whether headlining a festival, taking the stage at prestigious concert halls on both sides of the border, or through her recordings, BABE GURR takes her audience on an on an emotional rollercoaster, leaving a smile upon their faces. With good reason Nashville’s Gary Allen states, “This Canadian chick rocks!” For more about BABE GURR visit: www.babegurr.com. Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents JIM BYRNES with SIMON KENDALL and Special Guest BABE GURR Friday, May 8 at Mary Winspear Centre’s Charlie White Theatre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney. Tickets are $47.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges). Charge by phone at 250-656-0275 or online at www.marywinspear.ca. Doors 7:00PM. Show 7:30PM. -30-