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Art Bergmann has returned with ShadowWalk, a 12-song album dedicated to his late wife Sherri Decembrini. After a release show in September, Bergmann is set to perform at Blue Frog Studios on Nov. 18, returning to his White Rock roots.
Studio boss Kelly Breaks fondly remembers Bergmann during their high school days in the Cloverdale area, recalling their shared experiences and Bergmann’s transformation from a wild rocker to a punk musician.
Bergmann’s story is documented in Jason Schneider’s biography, “The Longest Suicide,” which chronicles his journey from his early gigs in White Rock and Surrey to receiving the Order of Canada award in 2020.
Breaks also recalls hosting Moon Meadow Festivals in the mid-1970s and his memories of Bergmann during that time.
Bergmann will be playing songs from ShadowWalk, recorded in Surrey, at the Blue Frog Studios. Tickets can be found on bluefrogstudios.ca.
BONEY M. AND THE MILLI VANILLI CONNECTION
As Boney M. prepares for their concert at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre, there is a connection to the “Milli Vanilli” documentary, shedding light on the lip-synching duo’s story.
Farian’s connection to Boney M. and the tragic story of Milli Vanilli are explored in the documentary, providing insight into the group’s history and the influence of producer Frank Farian.
Tickets for Boney M.’s concert in Surrey can be found on tickets.bellperformingartscentre.com, starting at $75.
TOUR THE COMMODORE ON DEC. 3
An updated edition of “Live at the Commodore” is out this fall, detailing the history of the iconic Granville Street concert venue. The author, Aaron Chapman, is hosting backstage tours of the Commodore to celebrate the venue’s 93rd birthday on December 3.
Details for the tours can be found on forbiddenvancouver.ca, offering attendees the chance to explore the venue where iconic bands such as KISS, U2, and The Clash have performed.
The author shares his personal memories of the Commodore, including seeing bands like The Tragically Hip, Soundgarden, and Jane’s Addiction during the ’90s era.
Read the full article here