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Event Archive - Roy Forbes

Sat. January 24th 2015 @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages)
8pm doors at 7pm
$28 ($24 members)
Tickets at:, Rufus Guitar Shop, Highlife Records, Prussin Music Inc., Red Cat Records
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
Roy Forbes makes his first appearance at the Rogue Folk Club on January 24, 2015, showcasing his long-promised new album “Strikin’ Matches LIVE”, recorded at several of Roy's solo shows between 2011 and 2013.

Superb guitar-vocal renderings of material originally presented on “Crazy Old Moon”, “The Human Kind”, and the UHF discs, are seasoned with an essential live take of Love Turns To Ice, as well as About My Broken Heart, first presented on the acclaimed “Some Tunes For That Mother of Mine” in 2006.

The entire combination makes for a most welcome live set from this one-of-a-kind artist who has handed us so many timeless, inspired and beautifully crafted tunes over the past four decades.

For over forty years now, Roy Forbes has been a prominent and critically acclaimed artist who has made enduring artistic contributions to the Canadian music scene as a performer, recording artist, songwriter, producer and broadcaster. From his solo recordings that began with the 1975 album Kid Full of Dreams to his collaborations in UHF, to his work hosting CKUA and CBC programs, Forbes has proven to be an inspired artist who has never lost touch with the magic of music

The intimate setting of St. James Hall will beautifully showcase the stripped down sounds of one of our national treasures, Roy Forbes—one guitar and one voice - the unmistakable sound that audiences keep coming back for.


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Roy Forbes

One July morning in 1971, a British Columbia kid full of dreams named Roy Forbes caught a ride down the Hart Highway from his native Dawson Creek to Vancouver. Thirty years later he and a lot of loyal fans shake their heads to think how far a battered �63 Studebaker can actually carry a good northern boy and his suitcase full of tunes. Five m... more info