Please note, there are more band profiles to come.
The ‘B’ Side
The “B-Side” is a 6 piece band.
The members are :
Gordon Dorish, vocals, guitar
Marlene Bernier, vocals, guitar
Terry Receveur, vocals, accordion, piano
Doug Borden, vocals, guitar, fiddle, mandolin
Duane Grant , vocals, bass
Blaine Powel, drums
We love to play Classic Country, old Rock & Roll, Texas Swing, waltzes and fiddle music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Gordon, Marlene and Blaine are formally from Mud River. Terry has played with the Chainsaw Boys, the Elks Elastic Band, The Barndance Boys and the Oldtime Fiddlers. Doug has been involved with the P.G. Oldtime Fiddlers Club for many years and Duane has just joined the band to play bass and became our fifth singer.
Hope you enjoy listening and dancing.
Sounds of CK
The Sounds of C.K is comprised of Charlie Vaughan (mother) and Kyle Vaughan (son).
Charlie raised Kyle around music and at the age of six he performed for the Wild-Boar Music Festival and BC Winter Games. It was Country and Bluegrass and Gospel.
This weekend this mother and son duo from Terrace, BC will share some songs with many being old favourites. Charlie will be on rhythm guitar and vocals and Kyle will be on lead guitar and vocals.
As a very special treat, Mr. Jim Dow, one of the most talented bass players we have had the pleasure and honour to play with, has agreed to join us this Festival week-end.
The Sounds of C.K would like to express our thanks to Quesnel for inviting us to perform.
Charlie and Kyle Vaughan.
Mr Jim Dow.
Cariboo Thunder is a local country dance band that plays throughout the Cariboo area.
The band is made up of Amy Robertson on fiddle and vocals, Dennis Manuel on Steel Guitar and Ken Taylor on Guitar and vocals. This band loves to entertain people and has fun doing so.
Country Horizon Sound
Country Horizon Sound consists of Simon Wiebe (left), Ernie Loewen (second from left), John Klassen (third from left), Earl Creighton (right) and Steven Wiebe (back).
All live in Fort St John (Prespatou) area. Simon and John started playing together in high school and in the local talent shows. The rest of the band joined in and found they enjoyed playing together and have ever since. They bring their music to the local hospital, senior halls and care homes, and travel to many music jamborees and festivals across BC and Alberta.
Ellaine & Friends
We are back again! The Country-Bluegrass is so special as we see all our friends here again and meet new ones. We are so blessed to do what we love to do: playing for senior complexes, Billy Barker Days, the church pot lucks and jams, dressing up and having fun with them in the Seniors’ Homes.
Come out to the band scramble Friday night, dress up if you like. It’s a fun night for all!!
John Koback on lead
Norm and Ellaine Botterill on bass, vocals and rhythm guitar.
Be safe, Ellaine.
Good News Band
THE GOOD NEWS BAND is a Gospel Music Band consisting of: Larry Keegstra, Rhythm guitar and vocals; Marlene Giesbrecht, bass and vocals; Ron Atkins, tenor banjo and vocals; and Stan & Tara Giesbrecht, vocals. Their style is primarily Country Gospel with a little Southern Gospel and Bluegrass thrown in. They have been playing and singing together since the very first Cluculz Lake Jamboree 20 years ago. They have sung in many local Jamborees as well as at tent meetings and at the Vanderhoof Seniors Friendship Centre. They also play weekly at local street missions. You will enjoy the rich harmonies and variety of their music.
The Hamps aka ” The Hampsters ” is a family based group residing in the small northern community of Burns Lake. Their love for music is derived from having fun and making people smile. Nicole 14 and little sister Julia 12 are the meat and the potatoes of the group !
They have invited their parents to accompany their selections but are currently resisting the sharing of any profits. Past performances include playing for there grandparents, family and friends, The Lakes District Festival of the Performing Arts, Hayfever Music Festival and of course Burns Lake Idol which takes place annually at the Lakes District Fall Fair. All four members also belong to the Valley youth Fiddlers which recently completed their BC tour of Alaria’s Fiddle.
It’s About Time
This group consists of local talented musicians who just love to play music. In 2018 a cd was produced featuring original songs written by Autry Combs and Debbie Harrington. They will be playing some of the songs from their cd on stage Thursday evening at 8pm, this is their debut. The group consists of Autry Combs on lead guitar, Debbie Harrington on rhythm guitar and vocals, Stacy Monnich on steel guitar, Adam Johnson playing fiddle, Judy Skerratt on mandolin and harmony and Eddie deSouza on bass and harmony. The cd was recorded at Cool Cat Studios in Quesnel and is being played on the radio in Prince George and Vancouver. As for the name, one had to be decided for this jamboree and this is so appropriate as it’s about time these folks got on stage to make music.
Johnson Country Bros.
The band consists of JJ & DJ the Johnson Brothers. Both have been involved in music from early age. Jim forming a band at 12.
Jim has played with Marge Osbourne on tour and his brother in the 80s. He also has had several other bands. He plays guitar, is lead vocal and is a songwriter. Jim has produced several CD’s ‘Ragged Man’ his finest.
Doug plays bass guitar, vocals and is a songwriter, has produced his own CD ‘Making Memories’.
Milltown Philosophers are a non-traditional bluegrass group from Quesnel, British Columbia. Featuring (Front to back) Lawrence Lust (guitar, dobro, banjo), Laurie Rathier (vocals), James Climenhage (vocals, upright bass, guitar), Corry Climenhage (vocals, ukulele-banjo), and Adam Johnson (fiddle), this five-piece band blends bluegrass and gospel with an eclectic mix of newgrass, folk, and country-rock.
Moose Horn Mountain Boys
“Moose Horn Mountain Boys” include Roger Kyncl, lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Larry Aspen on lead guitar and vocals as well as Kevin Lazeski on bass. They started together in 2010 playing in coffee houses and at dances in the Southbank, Burns Lake areas. Roger originated in Alberta and now runs Moose Home Lodge with his wife Bev.
Larry has been playing guitar since 5 yrs and also plays banjo and Pedal Steel. Kevin, playing since the age of 13 also plays acoustic guitar.
The Quesnel Fiddlers
THE QUESNEL FIDDLERS are a volunteer group of musicians who play dance style music geared to the fiddle and acoustic backup instruments. They have regular dances at the Legion and keep busy playing for benefits, fund raisers, and festivals. Today’s group is lead by Anita Mamela.
The Windy Reeds
THE WINDY REEDS is a senior group that consists of harmonicas, vocals, and instrumental backup. They play every Tuesday afternoon at the Legion and every month at Dunrovin and Maeford place. Besides these regular play-dates, they enjoy performing for senior activities, festivals, and public functions.
This group of cousins is just what their name says: “young”. They are all 18 and under and “Country” is what they do. They started jamming together in 2013 and enjoy putting their own twist on older and newer country songs. The band consists of three siblings, Laveana Klassen on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Briana Klassen lead vocals, Brentten Klassen bass guitar, and cousins Steven Wiebe lead vocals and drums, and Eric Klassen on lead guitar. Young Country has performed at several music festivals and talent shows as well as for senior citizens in an extended care home. All five band members live in the community of Prespatou (Fort St John) B.C.