2016 End Of Season Party
- Event2016 End Of Season Party
- LocationThe Clubhouse
- DateSeptember 10, 2017 to September 13, 2017
Live Music ~ Guest Chefs ~ Great Fishing
The West Coast Fishing Club is pleased to present Langara Rocks, a season-ending special event trip to the Clubhouse that features live music nightly by our house band The Dock Rockers, consisting of some of Canada’s most sought-after professional musicians who have recorded and performed with a long list of international artists – from Shania Twain and Cher to Bon Jovi and Motley Crue – and countless musical points in between. They’ve also recorded and/or performed with Canadian rock icons Loverboy, Trooper, Prism, Chilliwack, Barney Bentall and have for many years been the backing band for music legend Randy Bachman and the frame of Bachman-Turner, whose long list of global hit singles include Takin’ Care of Business and Roll on Down the Highway.
A party atmosphere (outdoors on the deck weather permitting) will provide guests with ample opportunity to interact with friendly and personable band members and ask them pretty much any question they want about their experiences playing big stages and creating some of the most listened-to music from the 1980’s right up to present day. Add some rock-star guest chefs to the mix and it’s a memorable ending to another unforgettable summer in Haida Gwaii.
September has typically produced lots of Chinook Salmon in the 20 to 30lb range and frequently the action is non-stop, particularly when Coho linger as they often do in late summer around Langara Island. This time of year also tends to provide the best weather we see all season long, along with calm seas that create an unbeatable fishing experience.
Expect nightly live music, delectable fare from our guest chefs and of course the world’s best Salmon fishing.
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Introducing The Dock Rockers:
When not rocking Langara Island or touring with Randy Bachman, the Dock Rockers play night clubs and corporate shows as Cease and Desist, or as tribute band Atlantic Crossing, which features incredibly authentic portrayals of UK artists Elton John, AC/DC, Rod Stewart and The Beatles.
The band members are Marc LaFrance (drums, vocals); Mick Dalla-Vee (guitar, keyboards, vocals); Brent Knudsen (bass, guitar, vocals), and Ian Cameron (guitar, violin, vocals).
Marc has been involved in the music industry for over four decades and is a well-known and highly regarded industry professional. He has performed as a drummer and/or singer on over 100 albums, and countless sessions and live performances. In addition to playing drums and singing in the band Bachman Turner and as a member of Randy Bachman’s touring band, some of Marc’s past and present accomplishments include recordings with a vast array of prominent artists including Canadian groups Crowcuss, Chilliwack, Payolas, Loverboy, Trooper, Prism, Shari Ulrich, Bruce Miller, Straight Lines and Glass Tiger and international stars such as Long John Baldry, Alice Cooper, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Cher, Carly Simon, Blue Murder, The Cult, David Lee Roth, Scorpions, Black Veil Brides, “Michael Bublé’s Christmas in New York,” and many others.
Singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Mick Dalla-Vee taught himself to first play the guitar at age 10. In a career that’s spanned three decades, the Cease & Desist front-man, bassist and guitarist has also become a very busy studio producer, musician, arranger and vocalist. Mick attained Gold and Platinum status for his work with Bachman & Turner (Live in New York City 2010) amongst other musical awards and co-written or written everything from country to smooth jazz, has played bass for Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive) and keyboards for Grammy Award-winning R&B diva Melanie Fiona. He has also contributed vocals to projects by Mötley Crüe and Trooper, and created soundscapes for TV programs such as HGTV’s popular Holmes Makes Right series. Currently he has an ongoing contract writing music soundscapes for ITV in the USA and Great Britain along with business partner Jeff Neill (of Streetheart and Jimmy Barnes fame) with their company ‘The NV Music Group. Since 1986, Mick has played in ‘Revolver – The World’s Best Beatles Band’ to sold out houses everywhere.
Brent is a gifted and versatile instrumentalist, singer and songwriter who has played with, or shared the stage with many other stars including Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, Michelle Wright, Deanna Carter, Don Felder (The Eagles), Patricia Conroy, Aaron Pritchett, Alan Frew and many others. Along with Marc LaFrance and Mick Dalla-Vee, he is an original member of Cease and Desist and a veteran sideman (guitar, vocals) for Randy Bachman and Bachman Turner. He has also written and recorded two country albums that garnered national airplay and awards, including a nomination for best Male Country Vocalist at the Canadian Country Music Awards. Brent has also made a feature film appearance as Neil Diamond’s guitar player in “Saving Silverman,” with Jason Bigg, Jack Black and Amanda Peet.
Ian began playing violin at age 5. He studied classically for over a decade including Toronto Conservatory theory, harmony and composition. Beginning his career as guitarist/violinist for Capitol/EMI recording artists Strange Advance, he has appeared on hundreds of recordings and has played live or in session with innumerable artists including Mike Reno (Loverboy), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Jimi Jameson (Survivor) Shania Twain and countless other talented musicians and singers worldwide. Over the years he has written and co-written several radio singles including a number two chart position in Europe. He also co-wrote and played violin on the 2013 GRAMMY® nominated album Rumbadoodle with Singapore-based producer Arun Shenoy. He has collaborated with producers, songwriters and musicians worldwide since 2000 through his site efiddler.com and is the leading provider of digital violin content.
End Of Season Party 2016 ~ Rock & Roll The Season Away!
Imagine that you are about to leave for the last trip of the year to The Clubhouse. All of the other lodges in Haida Gwaii have closed for the season, but there are still lots of Chinook Salmon feeding at Langara Island and the Coho have been steadily increasing in size into the upper teens. Now imagine that the weather forecast is for sunny skies and unseasonably warm. And now imagine that along with all the other happy people on board the flight to Massett, four of the top musicians and singers from Vancouver’s legendary music scene are on board. Just a week earlier they were backing Canadian music icon Randy Bachman at a large-venue show in New York state opening for ZZ Top, but now they are with you and ready to rock Langara Island at the second annual End Of Season Party for The Clubhouse.
That is exactly what the final guests of the season for The West Coast Fishing Club were thinking and feeling as they got on board the final flight of the season. Upon arrival they had to be patient but eventually started to find fish out on The Highway past McPherson Point and other places, including Lacy Island, where the guests on Korey Fletcher’s boat tubbed out on the first day. Eventually almost every boat limited out on this trip. The boys in the band, The Dock Rockers, put in a couple of memorable shifts too, including on day three when drummer Marc LaFrance and multi-instrumentalists Ian Cameron and Mick Dalla-Vee stayed out through the lunch break to take advantage of a red-hot bite that saw them all hit their daily limit by 2:00 pm. Guitar slinger Brent Knudsen headed out for a brief two-hour fish that afternoon that saw him and a couple other guests get into a whole lot of hungry and big Northern Coho that averaged about 15 pounds, not to mention a blue shark that frequent these waters.
By the time guests congregated for the cocktail and appetizer hour each evening, the Dock Rockers were tuning up for a short pre-dinner set. They then dined with guests and mixed freely with as many people as they could and happily shared their lives on the big stages and in the studio with anyone who cared to ask. And then at about 9:30 each night they played another rockin set, turning the lounge into the world’s most remote and coziest night club. People danced and sang along and the whole thing at times just seemed too perfect to be real. On the last night the staff and guides were invited to join the party, and guests enjoyed having them there in order to thank them for 120 straight days of providing the service and comfort for which The West Coast Fishing Club is famous.
The boys will be back again September 11-14 of 2017 so book your spots to rock the island in sunny September. There’s just no party like a Clubhouse party, and you’re invited!