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Friday December 23, 2011
The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel Vancouver, BC

This might be a posh lounge setting, but The John Pippus Band is gonna rock it. 10PM to Midnight. Quoting from the website: "Stop by the Fairmont Pacific Rim’s West Coast Music Sessions, presented by SHORE 104 FM - Roots, Rock & Rhythm. Running every Friday night for 26 weeks is a free live concert in one of Vancouver’s premiere intimate live music venues the Lobby Lounge. This 26 week event features some of Vancouver's most talented emerging artists." Best of all? No cover!

Sunday December 18, 2011
The Media Club Vancouver, BC

A very solid triple bill. Steel Audrey, Harma White, and The John Pippus Band. Only $8 for all this goodness. A Christmas treat in the making. 8PM.

Thursday December 15, 2011
The Sylvia Hotel Vancouver, BC

Once again, playing two sets in this historic venue overlooking English Bay. With Michelle Richard. 8PM to 10PM. No cover. Chill.

Saturday November 26, 2011
Darby's Pub Vancouver, BC

The John Pippus Band rides again. This time, at Darby's a pub in the heart of Kitsilano (4th and MacDonald). 9PM. No cover. Just rocking good times and beer.

Saturday November 12, 2011
The Princeton Pub Vancouver, BC

The John Pippus Band. Also on the bill: Marq DeSouza, Natalie Edward, and Stephanie Chatman. 9PM Cover $6.

Thursday November 3, 2011
The Sylvia Hotel Vancouver, BC

Playing in this historic venue overlooking English Bay. Sharing the stage with Michelle Richard, a talented blues and jazz vocalist. 8PM to 10PM. No cover. It's my favorite lounge gig.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Heritage Grill New Westminster, BC

The John Pippus Band playing three sets. Starting at 8PM. No cover. Three hours of music. Good to be able to stretch out. The Heritage Grill is on the same block as the Columbia sky train station, so easy to get to. Full menu and great vibes, open till 2am.

Sunday, October 16, 2011
Char's Landing Port Alberni, BC

Char's Landing is in a converted 100-year-old church. Doors at 7PM, show at 8PM. $15. Part of the Autumn Island Tour with Mike Weterings.

Saturday October 15, 2011
The Duncan Garage Showroom Duncan, BC

Great room over on the Island. Hosted by Longevity John. I'm sharing the bill with Mike Weterings. $10 advance, $12 at the door.

Friday, October 14, 2011
Joe's Garage Courtenay, BC

Last time I played here was in March with Ivan Boudreau. Now I'm coming back with Mike Weterings.

Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Moka House on Hillside Victoria, BC

The start of the Autumn Island Tour with Mike Weterings. A 50 seat (or so) coffee house in Victoria. $10 at the door or call the Moka to reserve tickets.

Sunday, October 2, 2011
Fibonacci Cafe Penticton, BC

Last stop on the Okanagan tour. 7:30PM. $5 suggested donation.

Sunday, October 2, 2011
Elephant Island Winery Naramata, BC

Mike and I are playing the courtyard for all the wine tasters. Chill, no cover. 2:30 to 4PM.

Saturday, October 1, 2011
The Talkin' Donkey Vernon, BC

Vernon songwriter, Pauline Kyllonen opens. Mike Weterings and I follow with separate 45 minute sets. Part of the Okanagan Fall Tour. 7:30PM $7 cover.

Friday September 30, 2011
The Minstrel Cafe Kelowna, BC

Day Two at The Minstrel. Solo/acoustic. Double bill with Mike Weterings. 8PM. $5 entertainment surcharge.

Thursday September 29, 2011
The Minstrel Cafe Kelowna, BC

A well established venue on the BC music circuit. Solo/acoustic. Double bill with Mike Weterings. 8PM. $5 entertainment surcharge.

Saturday September 24, 2011
Howe Sound Brew Pub Squamish, BC

Playing for the third time at this great pub in Squamish. With the trio. Three sets. Good times ahead!

Wednesday September 21, 2011
Folk Oasis Vancouver, BC

Playing live on CITR radio. Val Cormier hosts this weekly show, "Folk Oasis. 8PM to 10PM on Wednesday nights. I'll be on from 8:30PM to 9PM (PST) playing songs from the new album and more. 101.9FM and CITR.CA

Wednesday September 7, 2011
The Railway Club Vancouver, BC

This is the CD Release Party for my new all-blues album, "Wrapped Up In The Blues". Sharing the night with Ev and The Taylor Harp Band. $8 at the door.

Saturday August 20, 2011
City of Vancouver's 125th Birthday Celebrations Vancouver, BC

Solo/acoustic. Playing in the afternoon in the gardens of Mole Hill in Vancouver's West End. A neighbourhood event with music, art displays, and heritage walks.

Saturday August 13, 2011
Howe Sound Brew Pub Squamish, BC

Mission: Get the dance floor rocking. Saturday night in Squamish. The John Pippus Band. Power trio, tight and getting tighter. Action packed and ready to rock. Three sets. Good times ahead!

Saturday August 6, 2011
The Princeton Pub Vancouver, BC

The John Pippus Band. A fundraising night I'm co-producing with Jay Peachy. Also on the bill: Steel Audrey, Laine Henderson. Plus comedy, silent auction, raffle, and get this... body painting. $10 at the door. Proceeds to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Saturday to Monday, July 30 - August 1, 2011
The ArtsWells Music Festival Wells, BC

Looking forward to three days of music and good times at this annual music fest up in the Barkerville area. Rob Fillo backing me on bass and vocals. The Legion on Saturday at 9PM. And on The Sunset Stage at 2:30PM on Sunday. I'm also M.C'ing a workshop on Saturday afternoon. ArtsWells is rated one of the Top 10 festivals in Canada by CBC Radio 3. Honoured to be part of the 8th annual event.

Thursday July 28, 2011
The Art We Are Cafe Kamloops, BC

A double bill with Andrea Ramolo. We're both playing at the ArtsWells Festival on the weekend following. Cover $10. Show starts at 8PM. Acoustic. Backed by Rob Fillo on bas and second guitar.

Wednesday July 27, 2011
The Backstage Lounge Granville Island

The John Pippus Band. Son Jake on drums. And Rob Fillo on bass. Also on the bill: Natalie Edward. Music starts at 10PM. $6 cover. We play at 11PM. Part of Mike Weterings' West Coast Wednesday Series.

Tuesday July 26, 2011
CJSF Radio International (Online)

Tune in to Simon Fraser University's radio station, 90.1FM or CJSF.CA at 8PM PST to hear a 20 minute interview and a live performance. In the second hour, 9PM PST, I'll be playing 'in the round' with the two other guests, Sadie Donovan and Britt Bonshor. I'll be joined by my band, and we'll be playing songs from the new album, "Wrapped Up In The Blues".

Tuesday July 12 2011

The Railway Club Vancouver, BC

The John Pippus Band. Jake on drums, Rob on bass. Harma White closes the night, think young Led Zep party band. And opening act is LIO, a very fine singer/songwriter. $8 at the door.9PM.

Tuesday June 28, 2011
C'est What Toronto, Ontario

On Front St. in Downtown Toronto. Capacity 100. Singles malts and craft beers aplenty. Blair Packham opens. Hosted by Adam Faux. Solo/acoustic.

Thursday June 23, 2011
Elmdale Tavern Ottawa, Ontario

Double bill with Marie-Josee Houle. See The Elmdale's site for details. Solo acoustic.

Saturday June 11, 2011
Malone's Bar and Grill Vancouver, BC

The John Pippus Band. Rocking it out with the blues/rock power trio. Jake on drums, Rob on bass. 9PM.

Thursday June 9, 2011
Waves Coffee House Vancouver, BC

Solo/acoustic. Playing at 45 minute set at this coffee house on Kingsway, out near Willingdon. 8PM.

Friday May 20, 2011
Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel Vancouver, BC

Solo/acoustic. Michelle Richard guesting on a few songs too. Sponsored by The Shore 104.3 FM. 8 - 9PM. In the lounge. No cover.

Wednesday May 11, 2011
The Backstage Lounge Granville Island

Debut of The Pippus Family Band. Son Jake on drums. And Rob Fillo on bass. Also on the bill: Natalie Edward and Shera Kelly Band. Music starts at 10PM. $8 cover. Part of Mike Weterings' West Coast Wednesday Series.

Saturday April 16, 2011 Gallery Gachet Vancouver, BC

Eight singer/songwriters, including me, play other local singer/songwriters' songs. Doors at 8PM. Music at 9PM. $8 at the door. Beer and wine $3.75.

Tuesday April 5, 2011 The ACT Maple Ridge, BC

The Maple Ridge Art Centre and Theatre. Playing as part of the After-hours Lobby Events Program. A decent stage/lights/and sound, I'm told. And a beverage bar with beer/wine/soft drinks. Hosted by Ivan Boudreau.

Tuesday March 29, 2011
"Melodies In Mind" SFU Campus, Burnaby, BC

Playing on CJSF radio with multiple Juno Award winner, Bill Bourne. Also Vancouver singer/songwriter Lindsay May. Hosted by Ryan Fletcher. Tune in to 90.1FM or on the 'net at CJSF.CA

Saturday March 26, 2011
The Penticton Art Gallery Penticton, BC

Last stop on the BC tour with Ivan Boudreau. Only 50 seats available. $10 members and students. $15 non-members. 7PM.

Friday March 25, 2011
The Minstrel Cafe Kelowna, BC

A well established venue on the BC music circuit. Solo/acoustic. Double bill with Ivan Boudreau. 8PM.

Thursday March 24, 2011 The Talkin' Donkey Vernon, BC

First stop on the Okanagan Tour leg of the tour with Ivan Boudreau. Pauline Kyllonen opens. $12 at the door.

Saturday March 12, 2011
Char's Landing Port Alberni, BC

Char's Landing is in a converted 100-year-old church. Doors at 7PM, show at 8PM. $15. Birgit Kuit opens for Ivan and I.

Friday March 11, 2011
The Duncan Garage Showroom Duncan, BC

Great room over on the Island. Hosted by Longevity John. I'm sharing the bill with Ivan Boudreau. $10 advance, $12 at the door. David Teichrob, host of CHLY Radio's "Road Poets" will open with a four-song set.

Thursday March 10, 2011
Joe's Garage Courtenay, BC

Kicking off the BC Tour with Ivan Boudreau. Opening act: Birgit Kuit.

Thursday February 24, 2011
Nyala African Restaurant Vancouver, BC

Double bill with Jimfre Bacal. A rare talent. Glad to be getting funky with Jimfre. Ev will be joining us for this one. By donation.

Saturday February 12, 2011
The Billy Bishop Legion Vancouver, BC

A Valentine's Day triple bill for music lovers. Featuring, and in this order: Harma White, John and EV, and Satori Tide. Silent auction art sale and painting demo organized by Sound Therapy Radio. Storm Brewing providing beer at a cheap price. Cool venue tucked away at 1407 Laburnum St. (near Kits Beach), just off Cornwall St. Big dance floor so bring your booty so you can shake it. $10 advance (available at Zulu and Red Cat Records). $12 at the door. 8:30PM to midnight. Sponsored by CITR and VANMUSIC.CA.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The Morning After Show on CITR Radio Vancouver, BC

Interview and playing live 'in-studio' on Oswaldo Perez' lunch hour radio show on CITR radio. This is UBC's radio station. UBC is my alma mater (2004). Going back to campus. Going to promote the Feb. 12th triple bill at The Billy.

Thursday January 27, 2011
The Sylvia Hotel Vancouver, BC

Playing two sets in this historic venue overlooking English Bay. Backed up by Ev on vocals and percussion. A lounge gig. More covers than usual. Keeping it mellow(ish). 8PM to 10PM. No cover.

Saturday January 15, 2011
Howe Sound Brew Pub Squamish, BC

Mission: Get the dance floor rocking. Saturday night in Squamish. John and EV, and Ross Fairbairn playing a few tunes as well. I'll be playing: open tuned guitar, regular tuned guitar, overdriven amped-up harmonica, and more. No cover charge. Just good times.

Thursday Jan. 6, 2011

The Railway Club Vancouver, BC

Triple bill with Sam & Luke, John and EV, and Freeflow. Cover $8. A rocking good night!

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