The History of Westcoast Music

An archive of names and media of contemporary bands, musicians, venues, promoters, artists and technicians, from the 1800's up to and including 1999.

2022 celebrates our 20th year capturing British Columbia & Westcoast music history.

Featured Artist

George Penwarn

George is not only BACKBEAT's frontman, he's the group’s resident musicologist. You wouldn't want to compete against him in a game of music trivia! He eats, breathes and sleeps 60's music and with more than four decades of playing experience, George is at his best when he is on stage. He joined his first band when he was 14 and his mom never forgave him. George has shared the stage with Nigel Olsen of the Elton John Band, Fee Waybill of The Tubes, members of Honeymoon Suite, Esai Morales and Dweezil Zappa. George has also appeared as an extra on episodes of SCTV. Former founding member of Reunion Jack. Source: www.backbeatentertainment.ca

Latest Bands

Bandit
from Trail BC
circa 1973 - circa 1976
The Chevelles
from Trail BC
circa 60s
Bad Infant
from Merritt BC
circa 80s

Latest Musicians

Victor Wells
from Victoria BC
Ian Tyson
from Longview Alberta
circa 1933 - circa 2022
Dan Zimmerman
from Vancouver BC

Latest Resources

Gassy Jack's Place
Venue
70s
Tally Ho-Nanaimo
Venue
split 2018

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