Friday Night Live

Life. Stories. Music

Fall 2018 Guest Lineup

2018 fall season is now complete

Our 2018 fall season is now complete. Our Spring 2019 season opens on January 18th with Matt Grinke's "Happiest Big Band On Earth".

click here to see FNL's current lineup of guests

September 21st - Off Key Improv with Matt Grinke

Sketch improvisation

The production team at FNL is super excited to be going back to our roots with the first show of our 2018/19 season. 

September 28th - Kate MacColl

singer - songwriter - performer - actor - teacher

Kate McColl is an exceptionally talented performer, singer, writer and composer. The FNL team as been trying to get Kate out to one of the shows for some time now but her busy schedule did not allow for it. But now the stars have aligned and we are thrilled to be having Kate here at Friday Night Live.

Learn more about Kate from her web site katemaccoll.com

October 5th - Cate Richardson accompanied by Matt Grinke

Jazz/Blues singer

Over the summer, FNL's Matt Grinke has teamed up with the one and only Cate Richardson. Two of Vancouver's most outstanding young musical artist together creating music. This will be a once in a lifetime performance featuring these two powerhouse musicians.

Learn more about Cate here

Learn more about Matt here


October 12th - Craig Addy

Improvisational Classical Pianist

Come join us for this very special evening with pianist Craig Addy. Craig is a classically trained pianist but has pushed his music beyond traditional boundaries to create a beautiful heartfelt improvised experience that is like no other. 
Originally scheduled to appear with Craig was Howard Meadows. Unfortunately, Howard is unable to make tonights show and sends his regrets.

Visit Craig's web site, Under The Piano, to learn more about Craig and his music.
Visit the Amicus Music Duo’s website to learn more about the duo and their magical offering called Music Oasis.

October 19th - Melanie Dekker

Folk Pop Singer/ Songwriter Recording Artist

Learn more about Melanie here

Eventbrite - FNL Presents Melanie Dekker


October 26th - Illiteratty

Folk Music - with a twist

Illiteratty is a folk band from Vancouver, BC. We play metafolk…meaning, original swing, european cabaret, ambient, celtic, rockabilly, a cappella, folk, world, pop, (did I mention folk?); with sharp lyrics and up to 5 part vocals. The instrumentation is from 3 to 6 people…full complement is guitar, mandolin, violin, keys/accordion, standup bass & small percussion. It’s funny, angry, idiosyncratic, intelligent, and extremely varied…(more)

Eventbrite - FNL Presents Illiteratty


November 2nd - Sweet Scarlet

6 piece A cappella group

Sweet Scarlet is made up of six friends who love a cappella music. With a background in choral music and a love for pop classics and contemporary favourites, Sweet Scarlet defines ....(more)

Eventbrite - FNL Presents Sweet Scarlet


November 9th - Shawn Bullshields

Shawn Bullshields is a singer/guitarist, and has a natural charisma and professional delivery that combines a repertoire of songs from the genres of pop, blues, country and folk: the point where they intersect is through his masterful singing voice.  He commands instant attention because his voice conveys the truth, beauty and deep meaning within each song, expressed with the full weight of his personal life experience.  Shawn sings from the heart, and each song is a gift.

Eventbrite - FNL Presents Shawn Bullshields


November 16th - The Authentics

Meet THE AUTHENTICS! The band featuring iconic classic rock talents from the Lower Mainland: Al Harlow(Prism), Ab Bryant (Prism, Chilliwack, the Headpins), John Hall (Prism, Seeds of Time), Rocket Norton (the Rocket Norton Band, Prism, Seeds of Time), and Ray Ayotte (world-famous drum maker and a percussion master!). Classic Rock at its bests. ......(more)

This is an FNL Special Event

Eventbrite - FNL Presents The Authentics


November 23rd - Devon Hanley
with Special Guests Rene Worst on Bass and Finn Manniche on Cello


Devon Hanley grew up on the North Shore, which meant long walks up and down mountain side to get to piano, theory .... (more)

Eventbrite - FNL Presents Devon Hanley


December 7th - Micah Barnes and Sing City

Our Christmas special This year will be featuring Micah Barnes with Vancouver based choir Sing City opening the show.

Micah Barnes has been a treasured voice on the Canadian music scene for decades, and is a former member of the A Cappella group The 

Nylons. Micah's latest C.D. "New York Stories"(eOne Music)......(More)

This is an FNL special event

Eventbrite - FNL Presents Micah Barnes and Sing City