Friday Night Live

Life. Stories. Music

The Home Stretch

It is hard to believe that we only have 5 regular season shows left before FNL breaks for the Summer. The last regular season show is on May 11th with The Deana Knight Tree-O. Coming up this week is Ross Douglas then Richard Lett. Then FNL’s very own Matt Grinke is going to debut his […]

Cheer Them On

For the March 16th and the March 23 FNL shows, some of the regular FNL crew will be away. Some strong supporters of the show have stepped up and along with the regular crew  that is staying behind, they will make the show go on. This is no small task. Joel will be hosting the […]

The Big Sound

Last night (February 9th, 2018) was a family affair. Ross Barrett, local Jazz legend, and his two sons Tim and Nathan, came to FNL and blew us away. With them they also brought along a world class drummer and bassist which completed the sound. And what a sound! It was a unique and wonderful experience […]

FNL’s First Show of 2018

January 19 is our first show of 2018. I couldn’t be more excited that Beverley Elliott is going to be our opening guest. From her one woman show Sink or Swim to her much loved role as Granny in Once Upon A Time, Beverley is performing artist and star material through and through.

Remembrance Day

FNL was on November 10th this year. Devon More came to help us recognize Remembrance Day by performing her one woman show “Berlin Waltz”.  Through music, story, and video projections, Devon took us through her journey as she searched for the Berlin Wall – on bicycle. Devon’s mixture of both personal reflections of her journey […]

What Do You Do On Friday Night?

What do you do on a Friday night after a long draining week?  Sitting at home in front of the TV is an option but there is another option available every Friday night and that is FNL. No stress getting there as it is just around the corner in Lynn Valley, free parking, complimentary pizza, […]

Shawn Bullshields – Hallelujah!

We were so delighted to have Shawn Bullshields join us again at October 20th’s  Friday Night Live.  Shawn is a well-known busker at Granville Island, who has an inspiring personal story along with a beautiful, grounded, humble presence.  His story telling through music speaks directly to my soul. When everyone at FNL was singing along […]

Les Finnegan – our ”Friday the 13th” guest – I wonder.

Well, Friday the 13th is often the ‘spooky/creepy/no-good-news’ Friday.  Not so with our guest Les Finnegan!  Of course, Les was a remarkable musician.  But more than that, he is a remarkable human being   At FNL, we explored all the ‘Friday the 13th’lore’ that is in the world now.  Yikes!  The state of international relations.  […]

October 6th – Thanksgiving FNL

Reflecting on our FNL of October 6th, featuring our wonderful friend and guest Trent Savage, I am inspired by how lives interconnect, and how we can be changed by serendipity.  FNL sound guy, Len,  originally met Trent when Len was teaching photography at the same school Trent was teaching aboriginal studies.  Trent happened to audit […]

FNL Makes The News

This week, Friday Night Live was featured in an article in the North Shore News. It features a picture of our pianist Matt and excerpts from an interview with production team member, Shauna Grinke. It is worth the time to read the article Here is a link to the article