Cowichan's Musical Community Centre

Duncan Showroom
131 Station Street
-ground floor-



located in the heart of downtown Duncan

'it's all about the music'    
    Our heart lies in the attentive audience experience and we are revered for creating and maintaining one of the finest intimate showcase venues in the local / provincial / national and international Canadian music scene for over 15 years. We do believe we have had and will continue to have a positive effect on live entertainment production standards for Canadian venues and we do trust that our endeavours are appreciated by our audiences and performers alike. 

 

link to our live streaming
https://www.youtube.com/c/DuncanShowroom/live
 
should you wish to donate the ticket price to the concerts you watch
or are just willing to donate to help keep us keep afloat in this audacious vision
there is a paypal donate button for yours and our convenience just further down this page
thank you for your generosity  
 
 
 
 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
 
You enter these premises with the understanding that 

 this is a non-alcohol venue ,
that means no alcohol allowed on premises, please...
inebriated patrons will be asked to leave
 
 we reserve the right to refuse entry
 

 

 

 

TO ATTENTIVE AUDIENCES
...ONWARD HO
YAHOOO!!

 


Longevity John
Duncan Showroom    250-748-7246 (RAIN)
 

 

Welcome to

Duncan Showroom Arrears Campaign 

The building that the houses the Duncan Showroom Downstairs and Upstairs has been put up for sale ($495,000 firm)  
It  come  with us. 
 
We have a written lease as tenants for 3-1/2 more years with a verbal option for 5 more..... 
This lease is legal only if our lease is in good standing. 
We knew when we started off with nothing,  we were going to need financial help to get us through and  this next hurdle  is one of those on the way. 
We do believe what we do is needed not only in our community but as an…

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Previous events

May24

Medderick and The Jokers and Prophets Band

Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

a group that in the main features songs written by lead vocalist Medderick and back up vocalist Steve Gidora. However, Steve and the other two vocalists, the Jans (Janet Iggulden and Janice Sentell) step out and sing a few classic covers, but not your top 40, well maybe, depending on your point of view. This vocal extravaganza encompasses a rich and eclectic accompaniment provided by Medderick on acoustic and electric guitars, Steve on bass, mandolin, Irish bazouki and acoustic guitar and Wayne Iggulden on all manner of keyboards including accordion and harmonica.

$20 door $18 advance

May23

Sam Tudor / Kirsten Ludwig

Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

SAM TUDOR Tudor grew up at a forest research station, developing an affinity for both plants and outdated technology in the process. His 2014 album “The Modern New Year” was a campus radio hit and earned him a cult following across the country. Soon after, Sam began playing with a stellar live band and their album Quotidian Dream was released in September 2017 to critical acclaim in Western Canada and beyond. The Georgia Straight called it “a gem... with a penchant for everything left field” while Beatroute magazine describes it as “beautifully self aware, sonically interesting, and masterful.” Sam is a poignant, clear songwriter with experimental leanings that he proudly wears on his sleeve.

KIRSTEN LUDWIG We Get It Now’, Kirsten Ludwig's third release, is an infusion of dream-pop, haunt-folk, and Canadiana; with its low-key atmosphere, thoughtful arrangements, and honest sound guiding the way. With influences like Beach House, Laura Marling, and Sharon Van Etten, Ludwig set out to produce a record - alongside Colin Stewart (Dan Mangan, Black Mountain, Sleepy Sun) - with strong melodic structures, catchy hooks, and soaring dynamic soundscapes. ‘We Get It Now’ is anchored by themes of loss, grief, fleeting optimism, and residual anger. $15 door $12 advance

http://www.samtudormusic.com

May22

Caleb Hart - Album Release

Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

'Caleb Hart has the ability to bring something fresh, honest and powerful every time he steps on a stage. A natural born performer since he was a young boy growing up in the small Caribbean island of Tobago; Hart has been taking his music across Canada and around the world to Australia, USA, New Zealand, Europe, Africa & the Caribbean full time for the past 6 years playing almost 900 shows. From his inception as Bravehart to his success with Tasman Jude, Caleb Hart has also managed to win prestigious awards from Edmonton Folk Fest, the Western Canadian Music Awards and much more.'

$15 door $12 advance

https://www.facebook.com/events/333169830521441/

May21

Dress Reharsal Tuesday-open mic

Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

another way of saying an 'open mic'

for those that want to get on stage for the first time, or have new songs they want o try out or just getting those 10,000 hours in

always fun,

always with a community feel

3 songs or 15 minutes

$5 for everyone

(and we broadcast it all to youtube where it is archived)

Sari Alesh and friends

Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

Gifted violinist Sari Alesh arrived in Victoria just over three years ago as a refugee and has been winning hearts everywhere he plays Before the war, Sari was a member of the Syrian National Orchestra and performed with well known artists in the Middle East and Europe It is Sari's wish to go back to university so he can become a teacher

he brings his friends: Wilf Davies -keys Barrie Hughes-bass/mandolin Keith Bjorndahl-drums Dave Conway-drums Sherry Williams - vocal

they will play a wide range of styles including Arab and Western pop, traditional melodies and Celtic fiddle music

$25 door $20 advance

May17

South Island Rythym Kings

Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

Mike Mallon,a Nanaimo based harmonica player extraordinaire has a collection of blues musicians (even his guitar playin' son) join him to make sure any juke joint will rock...so we clear up some floor space and we get down to the boogie part of the blues

$20 door $15 advance

May16

The KingmiXers Trio / Shake ‘n’Cor Trio

Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

think high end harmonica, these two island 'blues' trios have well respected harmonica players, both originally from the Winnipeg blues scene, they now live here to give you a taste their blues

each have a 50 minute set and what a treat

$20 door $15 advance

May15

David Essig

Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

often asked “what kind of music do you play?” The best answer I’ve been able to come up with is “authentic.” I make songs that combine the narrative style of my literary heroes, Alden Nowlan, Raymond Carver and Richard Ford, with the intense, blues-flavoured slide guitar playing that’s often associated with Ry Cooder. I’m basically a finger-picker, working a lot in open tunings, and building songs out of blues and country traditions.

$20 advance $25 door

http://davidessig.com/cms/

May14

Dress Reharsal Tuesday-open mic

Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

another way of saying an 'open mic'

for those that want to get on stage for the first time, or have new songs they want o try out or just getting those 10,000 hours in

always fun,

always with a community feel

3 songs or 15 minutes

$5 for everyone

(and we broadcast it all to youtube where it is archived)

May12

Michael Jerome Browne

the new Duncan Showroom-downstairs, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

official Vancouver Island launch of his new CD « That’s Where It’s At! » (Borealis label)... an amazing roots music artist...very much a musical treat

Three-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner (Traditional Singer, 2015; Solo Artist, 2012 & 2008), Maple Blues Award winner (with 32 nominations since 1999), Kerrville (Texas) New Folk Finalist, Four-time Juno Award Nominee in both the Roots/Traditional and Blues categories- MJB is a multi-instrumentalist, a songwriter, and a living encyclopedia of American Roots music

$20 advance $25 door

www.michaeljeromebrowne.com

May12

Blues Fest 2019 presented by Duncan Showroom Productions

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Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

from Sundays concert with Michael Jerome Browne to David Vest the following Saturday evening, a week full of acoustic blues players with one nite of a blues / boogie dance band as well as adding an evening for blues jammers

and heh, you have a blues fest.....

Sun./ Mon / Wed. / Thurs./ Sat. $20 advance each nite or commit to all 5 and pay only $90 $25 door

-Blues Tuesday-$5 for everyone

-South Island Rhythm Kings-$15 advance / $20 door

schedule May 12th
Michael Jerome Browne https://www.michaeljeromebrowne.com - May 13th
Lester Quitsau https://www.lesterq.com/

May 14th
Blues jam

May 15th
David Essig https://www.davidessig.com/cms

May 16th
The KingmiXers Trio / Shake ‘n’ Cor Trio

May 17th
South Island Rhythm Kings https://www.lazymikemallonmusic.net/south-island-rhythm-kings

May 18th
David Vest https://www.davidvest.ca/

Dr Bill Code-Solving the Brain Puzzle

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Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

an anesthesiologist, integrative medicine specialist, and acclaimed international speaker and author. A medical practitioner for forty years, he has studied integrative medicine under Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona, and is a leading expert in pain management. He has had his own twenty-two year journey with MS.

today he speaks to his recent book 'Solving the Brain Puzzle' as well as he will answers questions you might have

Free but must register: please do so at longevityjohn@shaw.ca

books will be on sale on site

https://drbillcode.com/

May11

Jesse Roper at Red Arrow Brewery

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Red Arrow Brewery, Duncan BC

SOLD OUT show where we are in charge of the production

although the Showroom will be open for spinnin' vinyl from 9pm on

May7

Dress Reharsal Tuesday-open mic

Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

another way of saying an 'open mic'

for those that want to get on stage for the first time, or have new songs they want o try out or just getting those 10,000 hours in

always fun,

always with a community feel

3 songs or 15 minutes

$5 for everyone

(and we broadcast it all to youtube where it is archived)