Friday Night Live is currently on a break while we continue to look ahead at the future of FNL after the pandemic is over.
March 12, 2020 - Special Announcement From The FNL Production Team
Friday Night Live is live streaming. During this time of social isolation, Friday Night Live is committed to creating a place where once a week we can all gather and loose ourselves in conversation and entertainment. We are keeping the format close to its original so here is what happens.
Here is what's going to happen. Our host Joel is going to open the feed at 7:00pm. We are going to start with a social part, just like our regular shows. Joel will be giving instructions on how to join that conversation. Around 7:30, the house band will start and will play until 8:00pm. Our featured guest, will start at 8:00pm. At around 8:20, Joel will interview the guest for about 15 minutes and then the featured guest will continue until 9:00pm. (Of course side bar chats will be happening as well.)
We are offering these live stream broadcasts at no charge. However, we are also very aware that this a a very difficult time for our artist who rely on income from gigs like this. Therefor, the FNL production team will do their very best to insure that these artists get paid and we are asking for your help. If you are so moved to help us support these amazing artists, please make a donation.
March 20th, 2020 - Spring Break
April 10, 2020 - Carlotta Gurl
Evening show starts at 7:00 for the Kitchen party, Carlotta Girl at 8:00.
Carl McDonald a.k.a Carlotta Gurl hails from Eastern Canada and has been amazing audiences in Vancouver with his incredible and awesome female impersonations of some of the world's brightest and best performers for the past fifteen years.
In addition to performing for several corporate events and specialty parties in and out of town, this dynamic performer is also involved in doing feature work within Vancouver's burgeoning film and television industry, and has had starring roles in movies such as "Stark Raving Mad" and "Thralls" as well as TV shows such as "Caprica" and "The L Word". He has worked with TD, Tourism Vancouver, Gayvan.com travel Marketing, Smack Productions and has performed on many a large stage both in and out of town. Carlotta is also a strong advocate for many charities and lends his talents to help raise money for many deserving causes. He has been elected "entertainer of the year" and "empress 29" of Vancouver.
Carlotta currently hosts and performs in one Of Vancouver's most popular and critically-acclaimed weekly cabaret-style shows in Vancouver, the “Absolutely Dragulous” show on sat nights at the Junction nightclub, and he is very proud to host
“Bingo for Life’, a fantastic fundraiser for the Vancouver Friends For Life Society, every Wednesday At 7pm at Mary’s on Davie. He is best known for astonishing people with his impersonations of Marilyn Monroe, Cher, Madonna, Reba McEntire, Lady GaGa, Shania Twain and a host of others. Feel free to check out his website at carlottagurl.ca
April 17, 2020 - Amy Stephen
Evening show starts at 7:00 for the Kitchen party, Amy at 8:00.
A co-founder of Canada's internationally acclaimed Celtic funk band, Mad Pudding, she toured with that group for close to ten years across North America and Europe playing Celtic music. Mad Pudding released four CDs of original and traditional music between.
Amy has more recently released four Celtic-influenced recordings: "And Then It Pours" (a mixture of original and traditional music), "A Westcoast Carol" (Christmas songs sung and played on harp, piano and flutes), "Among the Sanctuaries" (spiritual songs from various faith traditions), and "In the Heather" (a CBC-produced benefit CD for downtown eastside disadvantaged residents, made with other Irish traditional musicians from Vancouver).
April 24, 2020 - Shawn Bullshields
Shawn Bullshields is a regular performer at Friday Night Live. Shawn’s performances are always amazing. Much of his music is songs that you have heard before, bit, when Shawn plays them it is like hearing them for the first time again. In his music you will hear the influences of contemporary rock greats like Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Cockburn, Paul Simon, and Billy Joel. However, Shawn’s music and style is all his own.
Shawn is a regular performer on Granville Island. To find him, look for a large crowd, you will hear his unmistakable voice and musical style coming from the middle of the crowd. We are honoured to have Shawn returning to FNL.