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Howie James
was inducted into the Northwest
Western Swing Music Hall of Fame!

in Auburn, WA

Aug 2011


 

Date/Time: Sun, September 24, 2018
Event: Oh Canada We Sing for Thee - Starring Leisa Way
Venue: Sid Williams Theatre
Admission: $38 / $34
Links: http://www.sidwilliamstheatre.com/events/oh-canada-we-sing-for-thee/
Notes: Howie will be a special guest at his talented neice's show.

 

 

PAST GIGS


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Management: Carolyn V. Mill
cvm @ reidjamieson.com
778-384-6973

NOTE: Howie regularly performs at local seniors residences, so don't be shy about asking him to come by yours.


Please be kind and request Howie on CBC's Radio 2 if you get a chance. 

http://www.cbc.ca/radio2drive

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Past Gigs


2016

 

Date/Time: Friday, February 5, 2016, 5-8pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes play a dinner/dance show
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St.,Nanaimo  250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: mgmrestaraunt.
Notes: The best dinner/dance value in town!

Date/Time: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 2pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes play a live show.
Venue: Country Club Centre in the Food Court. 250-758-1102 x201
Admission: Free
Links: gina@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Come out and enjoy all the great savings in the mall on Seniors Day!

Date/Time: Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at 2pm
Event: Live show with Howie James and the Howlettes
Venue: Country Club Centre in Nanaimo
Admission: Free
Links: gina@northwestproperties.ca
Notes: Come for the bargains on Seniors Day....stay for the music!

Date/Time: Friday, Jan.1, 2016, 5-8pm
Event: Dinner/dance live show with Howie James and the Howlettes
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St., Nanaimo..250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaraunt.com
Notes: The best dinner/dance value in town! Hope to see you there!

 

2015

 

Date/Time: Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, 5-8pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live play a dinner/dance show Venue:MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in Nanaimo 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: The best dinner/dance value in Nanaimo!

Date/Time: Thursday,November 26, 2015, at 2pm
Event: Live show with Howie James and the Howlettes
Venue: Country Club Centre in the Food Court 250-758-1102 x201
Admission: Free
Links: gina@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Come for the bargains on Seniors Day....stay for the music!

Date/Time:Friday,November 6, 2015, 5-8pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes play a dinner/dance show
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in Nanaimo  250753-3535
Admission: Free
Links:www.mgmrestaraunt.com 
Notes: The best dinner/dance valueiin town!

Date/Time: Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 2pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live Show
Venue:Country Club Centre in Nanaimo 250-758-1102, ext.201
Admission: Free
Links:barbara@nwproperties.ca 
Notes: Come join us after you've picked up your Seniors Day bargains in the Mall!

Date/Time: Friday, October 9, 2015, from 7pm till 11pm
Event: Howie James Band plays a dinner/dance show
Venue: Smoke N' Water Restaurant at Pacific Shores Resort, 1-1600 Stroulger Rd., Nanoose 250-468-7192
Admission: Free
Links: www.SmokeNWater.com
This is our first playdate at this beautiful resort! Hope you can join us!

Date/Time: Friday, October 2, 2015, 5-8pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes play a dinner/dance show
Venue: MGM Restaurant,240 Nicol St. in Nanaimo  250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: The best bargain for a dinner/dance in Nanaimo!

Date/Time: Thursday, August 27, 2015, at 2pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live Show
Venue:Country Club Centre in Nanaimo, 250-758-1102  ext. 201
Admission: Free
Links: gina@nwproperties.ca
Notes:Seniors Day, plenty of bargains in the mall

Date/Time: Friday, September 4, 2015, 5-8pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes play a dinner-dance show
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in Nanaimo, 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaraunt.ca
Notes: The best dinner-dance value in Nanaimo!

Date/Time: Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 2pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live Show
Venue: Country Club Centre in the Food Court
Admission: Free
Links: gina@northwestproperties.ca
Notes: Come on out and enjoy the music and the many bargains on Seniors Day!

 

Date/Time: Friday, August 7,2015, 5-8pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes play a dinner-dance show
Venue:MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St.,Nanaimo, B.C. 250-753-3535 for reservations
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaraunt.com
Notes: The best (if not the only) dinner-dance value in town!

 

Date/Time: Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 2pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live Show
Venue: Country Club Centre in Nanaimo 250-758-1102 ext.201
Admission: Free
Links: gina@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Seniors Day, lots of bargains in the mall!

 

Date/Time: Friday, July 3, 2015, 5-8pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes play a dinner-dance and show
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. Nanaimo, B.C. 250-753-3535 for reservations
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaraunt.com
Notes: The best value and dance music in town!

 

Date/Time: Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 2pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live Concert
Venue: Country Club Centre
Admission: Free
Links: gina@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Live Music and tons of bargains on Seniors Day!

 

Date/Time: Friday, June 5th 2015, 5-8pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes, Live show and dinner/dance
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaraunt.com 
Notes: The best dinner/dance value in town!

 

Date/Time: Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 2pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live Concert
Venue: Country Club Centre
Admission: Free
Links: gina@nwproperties.ca 
Notes: Live Music and tons of Bargains on Seniors Day!

 

Date/Time: Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 7pm
Event: Howie James sings at a benefit for Cedar United Church
Venue: St.Andrews United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam St.(at Wesley) in the Old City Quarter 250-753-1924
Admission: $15. All proceeds go to Cedar United Church
Links:
Notes: The brilliant keyboard artistry of Marty Steele will be providing backup for myself, Joan Wallace, and Jona kristinsson.

 

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10am to 11:30am
Event: Community Coffee Break, Songs by Howie James
Venue: St. Andrews United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam St. at Wesley in the Old Quarter 250-753-1924
Admission: Free
Links: Eva Manly ejmanly@islandnet.com
Notes: This is an informal meet and greet welcome to everyone, with coffee and snacks included

 

Date/Time: Friday, May 1st, 2015, 5-8pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes, Live show and dinner/dance
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaraunt.com 
Notes: The best dinner/dance bargain in town!

 

Date/Time: Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live Concert
Venue: Country Club Centre
Admission: Free
Links: gina@nwproperties.ca 
Notes: Live Music and lots of Bargoons on Seniors Day!

 

Date/Time: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live Show
Venue: Country Club Centre 250-758-1102 x201
Admission: Free
Notes: Enjoy the show in the Food Court and many bargains on Seniors Day!!

 

Date/Time: Friday, March 6, 2015, 5-8pm
Event: Live show and dinner dance with Howie James and the Howlettes
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in south Nanaimo  250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: The best dinner dance music and value in town!

 

Date/Time: Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 2pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live Show
Venue: Country Club Centre 250-758-1102 x201
Admission: Free
Links: gina@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Enjoy the show in the Food Court and many bargains on Seniors Day!!

 

Date/Time: Friday, February 6, 2015 from 5 to 8pm
Event: Howie James Live Show and Dinner Dance, with the Howlettes
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. Nanaimo, 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant
Notes: The best dinner-dance deal and the best music in town!

Date/Time: Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 2pm
Event: Howie James Live Concert with the Howlettes
Venue: Country Club Centre, Nanaimo
Admission: Free
Notes: Come and enjoy the specials and great music in the Food Court !

2014

Date/Time: Friday, December 5, 2014, 5-8pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes play a dinner/dance show
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in Nanaimo, 250-753-3535 for reservations
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: The best value in town, and great live music! With special guest Reid Jamieson !!

 

Date/Time:Thursday, November 27. 2014 at 2pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live!
Venue: Country Club Centre in the Food Court 250-758-1102, X201
Admission: Free
Links: beverley@nwproperties.ca
Notes: A great venue to have an afternoon dance!

 

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 11, 6-10pm
Event: Howie James Band plays Remembrance Day show and dance.
Venue: Lantzville Legion, Branch 257, 7227 Lantzville Road, 250-390-2841
Admission: Free
Links: jeanneack-car@shaw.ca
Notes: This is always a great time, watching the Mounties in their Red Serge, Pipers and Bands, and free appies!

Date/Time: Friday, November 7, 2014, 5-8pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes play a dinner/dance show
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in Nanaimo, 250-753-3535 for reservations
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: The best value in town, and great live music!

Date/Time: Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live!
Venue: Country Club Centre in the Food Court 250-758-1102, X201
Admission: Free
Links: beverley@nwproperties.ca
Notes: A great place to have an afternoon dance!

Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014, from 1-5pm.
Event: Western Swing Showcase and Dance, featuring Howie James Live
Venue: Lochdale Hall, 490 Sperling Avenue, North Burnaby, B.C. (Sperling and East Hastings)
Admission: Free to WSMS members, $5 to others
Links: 604-299-2301
Notes: This is always a fun afternoon with different bands onstage playing for the dancers.

Date/Time: Friday, October 3, 2014, 5-8pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes play a dinner/dance show
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in Nanaimo, 250-753-3535 for reservations
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: The best value in town, and great live music!

Date/Time: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 2pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live!
Venue: Country Club Centre in the Food Court 250-758-1102, X201
Admission: Free
Links: beverley@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Great entertainment and good food too!

Date/Time: Friday, September 5, 2014, 5-8pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes play a dinner/dance show
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in Nanaimo, 250-753-3535 for reservations
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: The best value in town and great live music!

Date/Time: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 2pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live!
Venue: Country Club Centre in the Food Court 250-758-1102-X201
Admission: Free
Links: beverley@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Great entertainment and good food too!

Date/Time: Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live!
Venue: Country Club Centre in the Food Court 250-758-1102, X201
Admission: Free
Links: beverley@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Great entertainment and good food too!

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6-9pm
Event: Craig St. Street Market in Parksville with Live Music by Howie James and the Howlettes
Venue: Corner of Craig St. and Middleton in Parksville
Admission: Free
Links: www.streetmarket@parksvillechamber.com
Notes: This is always a fun place to be every Tuesday evening from June 10 till August 26

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 7-8:30pm
Event: Howie James Western Swing Band Live Concert
Venue: Waterwheel Park in Chemainus 250-416-0382 (Kathy Wachs)
Admission: By Donation
Links: www.cvcas , musicintheparkseries@gmail.com
Notes: This is a family-oriented concert for all ages...you can even bring your dog! 

Date/Time: Friday, July 4, 2014, 5-8pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes play a dinner/dance show.
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in Nanaimo, 250-753-3535 for reservations
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: This is the best value dinner/dance event in town, and the best live dance music.

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 2-6pm
Event: Howie James Band plays Canada Day show and dance.
Venue: Lantzville Legion, Branch 257, 7227 Lantzville Road, 250-390-2841
Admission: Free
Links: jeanneack-car@shaw.ca
Notes: Come out and enjoy great dance music and fellowship!

Date/Time: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 2pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live!
Venue: Country Club Centre in the Food Court 250-758-1102, X201
Admission: Free
Links: beverley@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Great entertainment and good food too!

Date/Time: Friday, June 6, 2014, 5-8pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes play a Dinner Show and Dance
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: The best value in Nanaimo for dining and dancing to great music!

Date/Time: Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live!
Venue: Country Club Centre in the Food Court. 250-758-1102,X201
Admission: Free
Links: beverley@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Great entertainment and good food too!

Date/Time: Friday, May 16, 2014, from 5-8pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live 
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: The best dinner-dance value in Nanaimo, and the best music also!

 

Date/Time: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 2pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live!
Venue: Country Club Centre in the Food Court 250-758-1102, X201
Admission: Free
Links: beverley@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Great entertainment and good food too!

Date/Time: Friday, April 11, 2014, from 5-8pm
Event: Dinner/Dance/Show with Howie James and the Howlettes
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in Nanaimo 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: The best dinner/dance value in town, plus great music and a large dance floor!

Date/Time:Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 2pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live!
Venue:Country Club Centre in the Food Court 250-758-1102,X201
Admission: Free
Links: beverley@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Great entertainment and good food too!

Date/Time: Friday, March 7, 2014, 5-8pm, 2014
Event: Howie James Dinner Show and Dance
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: Best dance music and dinner value in town! See you there!

Date/Time: Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live!
Venue: Country Club Centre in the Food Court. 250-758-1102, X201
Admission: Free
Links: beverley@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Great entertainment and good food too!

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb.8, 2014 - 5-8pm.
Event: Howie James Live, 3 hour dinner show and dance.
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St.....250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: Great music, and the best dinner-dance value in Nanaimo!
Check out the new, expanded dance floor!

Date/Time: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 2pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live!
Venue: Country Club Centre in the Food Court. 250-758-1102, X201
Admission: Free
Links: beverley@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Great entertainment and good food too!

2013

Date/Time: Thursday, December 26, 2013  - 2pm to 3pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes live concert
Venue: Country Club Centre in Nanaimo 250-758-1102 Ext.201
Admission: Free
Links: barbara@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Stellar music and great eats too!

Date/Time: Thursday, November 28, 2013  - 2pm to 3pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes live concert
Venue: Country Club Centre in Nanaimo 250-758-1102 Ext.201
Admission: Free
Links: barbara@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Stellar music and great eats too!

Date/Time: Thursday, October 31, 2013  - 2pm to 3pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes live concert
Venue: Country Club Centre in Nanaimo 250-758-1102 Ext.201
Admission: Free
Links: barbara@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Stellar music and great eats too!

 

Date/Time: Friday, Oct.4, 2013 - 5-8pm
Event: Howie James Live Concert and Dinner Dance.
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St., Nanaimo. 250-753-3535 for reservations.
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com 
Notes: Great dance floor, great food and great music with the Howlettes...what more could you ask? See you there!

Date/Time: Sunday, Sept.29, 2013  - 5-8pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live...Dine and Dance.
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in South Nanaimo. Res. 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: Great food, great dance floor, great music....what's not to like? See you there!

Date/Time: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013  - 2pm to 3pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes live concert
Venue: Country Club Centre in Nanaimo 250-758-1102 Ext. 201
Admission: Free
Links:
Notes: Stellar music and great eats too!

Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept.17, 2013 10am to 3pm.
Event: Cruise Ship Day at the Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market, with Howie and the Howlettes in concert.
Venue: Pioneer Square on the Waterfront
Admission: Free
Links:
Notes: This is a special market to coincide with the arrival of the cruise ship, and there will be a 5-hour concert with Howie and the Howlettes on this special occasion!

 

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 20, 2013   6-9 pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes play the Street Market in Parksville
Venue: Craig Street in Parksville, one block off the Old Island Highway
Admission: Free
Links:  phone: Jamie Franzmann, 250-248-3613
Notes: Loads of street vendors...stroll around in the cool of the evening and check it out while listening to great music! Hope to see you there...be sure to say hello!

Date/Time: Sunday, August 25, 2013  6-8pm.
Event: Concerts in the Park in Ladysmith, with Howie James and the Howlettes
Venue: Transfer Beach in Ladysmith 250-245-3079
Admission: By donation
Links: info@lrca.bc.ca , jackval@shaw.ca
Notes: We will be opening for Cliff Marcil, playing the first set starting at 6pm. This is a beautiful setting, right on the ocean. If you've never been there, you're in for a wonderful surprise! This is the last show of the summer season....see you there!

Date/Time: Saturday, August 17, 2013 5:30 till 8:30
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes play a dinner/dance show
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol Street in South Nanaimo. Reservations: 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: This venue has become so popular that they have extended the dance floor again! Dine and dance to great music and delicious, affordable cuisine.

Date/Time: Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 5:30--8:30pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes Live Concert
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in South Nanaimo 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: Great food and a great dance floor....come and join the Arthur Murray dancers tripping the light fantastic to the very danceable music of Howie and the Howlettes!

Date/Time: Friday, Aug.2, 2013 10am to 2pm.
Event: Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market, with Howie and the Howlettes in concert.
Venue: Pioneer Square on the Waterfront
Admission: Free
Links: lilabob@shaw.ca
Notes: Come and check out the fresh produce, crafts, etc. and listen to some great music!

Date/Time: Thursday, July 25, 2013  2-3pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes live concert
Venue: Country Club Centre in Nanaimo 250-758-1102 Ext. 201
Admission: Free
Links: barbara@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Stellar music and great eats too!

Date/Time: Friday, June 28,  2013 10am to 2pm.
Event: Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market, with Howie and the Howlettes in concert.
Venue: Pioneer Square on the Waterfront
Admission: Free
Links: lilabob@shaw.ca
Notes: Come and check out the fresh produce, crafts, etc. and listen to some great music!

Date/Time: Thursday, June 27, 2013  - 2pm to 3pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes live concert.
Venue: Country Club Centre in Nanaimo 250-758-1102 Ext. 201
Admission: Free
Links: barbara@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Good music and good food in the Food Court!

Date/Time: Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 6pm to 8pm.
Event: Howie James Solo Concert for the dinner hour.
Venue: Cabernets Restaurant, 272 West Island Highway, Parksville, 250-954-1023
Admission: Free
Links: www.cabernetsrestaurant.ca
Notes: This is a wonderfully intimate little Greek Restaurant with an ocean view, and a great menu including many succulent seafood items. Reservations recommended. Hope to see you there!

Date/Time: Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 2pm
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes in Concert
Venue: The Food Court at Country Club Centre in Nanaimo. 250-758-1102, Ext. 201
Admission: Free
Links: Barbara@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Come and enjoy the food and the fun.....we had a full house last time, with people dancing in the aisles!

Date/Time: Friday, May 24, 2013 10am to 2pm.
Event: Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market, with Howie and the Howlettes in concert
Venue: Pioneer Square on the Waterfront
Admission: Free
Links: lilabob@shaw.ca
Notes: Come and check out the fresh produce, crafts, etc. and listen to some great music!

Date/Time: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 2pm.
Event: Howie James and the Howlettes free concert
Venue: Country Club Mall in the Food Court  250-758-1102, X201
Admission: Free
Links: barbara@nwproperties.ca
Notes: Howie will be performing a great variety of music, backed by Cyndi and Shirley, the Howlettes. Come and enjoy!

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb.16, 2013, from 5-8pm.
Event: Howie James Solo
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in South Nanaimo 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: Dine and Dance; Dance Classes on Fridays and Sundays, immediately following Howie's performance. http://www.mgmrestaurant.com/

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb.9, 2013, from 5-8pm.
Event: Howie James Solo
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in South Nanaimo 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: Dine and Dance; Dance Classes on Fridays and Sundays, immediately following Howie's performance. http://www.mgmrestaurant.com/

Date/Time:Saturday,  Feb.2, 2013, from 5-8pm.
Event: Howie James Solo
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in South Nanaimo 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: Dine and Dance; Dance Classes on Fridays and Sundays, immediately following Howie's performance. http://www.mgmrestaurant.com/

Date/Time: Friday, Jan.11, 2013, 5-8pm.
Event: Howie James Solo
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in Nanaimo. 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: A great place to eat, and a great place to dance!

Date/Time: Saturday, Jan.4, 2013, from 5-8pm.
Event: Howie James Solo
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in South Nanaimo 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: Dine and Dance; Dance Classes on Fridays and Sundays, immediately following Howie's performance. http://www.mgmrestaurant.com/

2012

Date/Time: Friday, Dec.28, 201, from 5-8pm
Event: Howie James Solo
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in South Nanaimo 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: Dine and Dance; Dance Classes on Fridays and Sundays, immediately following Howie's performance.

Date/Time: Sunday, Dec.23, 2012 5-8pm.
Event: Howie James Solo
MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in Nanaimo. 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: Come and enjoy a great meal at reasonable prices, and check out the new dance floor and stage!

Date/Time: Friday, Nov.30, 6:30-8:30
Event: Howie James Solo
Venue: Driftwood Bistro, 22 Victoria Crescent in Downtown Nanaimo, next door to the Queens. 250-591-6660
Admission: Free
Links: www.driftwoodbistro.ca
Notes: This is an intimate little bistro with terrific food. Reservations recommended.

Date/Time: Friday, Nov.23, 5-8pm.
Event: Howie James Solo
Venue: MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol Street in Nanaimo 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: Come and see the new dance floor and stage, and enjoy a good meal with reasonable prices, while Howie sets the ambience for diners and dancers.

Date/Time:Sunday, Dec.16, 2012 5-8pm.
Event: Howie James Solo
MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. in Nanaimo. 250-753-3535
Admission: Free
Links: www.mgmrestaurant.com
Notes: Come and enjoy a great meal at reasonable prices, and check out the new dance floor and stage!

 

 

Date/Time: Sunday, Nov.11, 2012 - 3-8pm
Event: Howie James Band plays for Remembrance Day.
Venue: Lantzville Legion Ballroom, 7227 Lantzville Road, 250-390-2841
Admission: Free
Links: arts@nanaimobulletin.com
Notes: This is always a great time....come and see the Mounties in their Red Serge, also the Pipers, and honour our Veterans!

Date/Time: Friday, September 7, 2012 from 10am to 2pm
Event: Howie James plays Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market
Venue: Pioneer Square in Downtown Nanaimo on the Waterfront
Admission: Free
Links: www.nanaimofarmersmarket.com
Notes: Come and enjoy the products of the many vendors and the great scenery. Howie will be creating the ambience with his huge and varied repertoire of songs old and new.

Date/Time: Friday, August 10, 2012 from 10am to 2pm
Event: Howie James plays Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market
Venue: Pioneer Square in Downtown Nanaimo on the Waterfront
Admission: Free
Links: www.nanaimofarmersmarket.com
Notes: Come and enjoy the products of the many vendors and the great scenery. Howie will be creating the ambience with his huge and varied repertoire of songs old and new.

Date/Time: Friday, July 6, 2012 from 10am to 2pm
Event: Howie James plays Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market
Venue: Pioneer Square in Downtown Nanaimo on the Waterfront
Admission: Free
Links: www.nanaimofarmersmarket.com
Notes: Come and enjoy the products of the many vendors and the great scenery. Howie will be creating the ambience with his huge and varied repertoire of songs old and new.

Date/Time: Sunday, July 1, 2012 - from 2-6pm.
Event: Howie James Band plays for Canada Day.
Venue: Lantzville Legion, 7227 Lantzville Road 250-390-2841
Admission: Free
Links: arts@nanaimobulletin.com
Notes: Come dance with us and celebrate the most wonderful country in the world!

Date/Time: Friday, June 1, 2012 from 10am to 2pm
Event: Howie James plays Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market
Venue: Pioneer Square in Downtown Nanaimo on the Waterfront
Admission: Free
Links: www.nanaimofarmersmarket.com
Notes: Come and enjoy the products of the many vendors and the great scenery. Howie will be creating the ambience with his huge and varied repertoire of songs old and new.

Date/Time: Sunday, May 27, 2012, two shows at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
Event: Howie James Trio plays two shows
Venue: Ladysmith Maritime Festival, off Transfer Beach Boulevard in Ladysmith. 250-245-0109
Admission: Free
Links: www.ladysmithmaritimesociety.ca/festival; lmscommunitymarina@telus.net
Notes: This is always a fun event for all ages, with Heritage boats, free entertainment, face-painting, local celebrities walking the plank for charities, great costumes, Johny Depp lookalikes walking around, beer gardens, barbecues, etc. Hope to see you there...Howie and the lads will be playing two shows at the Visitor's Centre with some great sea songs included!

Date/Time: Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 10am to 3pm.
Event: Howie James Solo Performance
Venue: Downtown Nanaimo Farmers Market at Pioneer Square on the Waterfront...Cruise Ship Day
Admission: Free
Links: www.nanaimofarmersmarket.com
Notes: This is a special market to coincide with the cruise ship arrival. Come and show our visitors what a friendly place Nanaimo is!

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb.11, 2012 - from 8pm till Midnight
Event: Howie James Band plays Valentine's Dance
Venue: Lantzville Legion Ballroom, 7227 Lantzville Road in North Nanaimo 250-390-2841
Admission: $15, and appies will be served
Links: arts@nanaimobulletin.com
Notes: Come join us and dance to the Howie James Band on this romantic occasion!

Date/Time: Friday, Feb.24 at 7:30pm.
Event: February Concert with Cyndi and Shirley (Denim and Diamonds), with Special Guest Howie James, recent inductee into the Western Swing Hall of Fame.
Venue: St. Philip's By-The-Sea Anglican Church in Lantzville
Admission: $15, includes refreshments. Tickets available at Tom Lee Music at Dickinson Crossing Mall, or the Green Store on Wallace St. downtown.
Links: www.howiejames.com   www.moresingingplease.com
Notes: Howie will be playing a set on his own, and also will be interacting with Cyndi and Shirley on much of their material. The girls show up at many of Howie's concerts, and are marvelous backup singers! Hope to see you there!

 

2011

Date/Time: Friday, November 11, 2011 - Remembrance Day, 3-8pm
Event: Remembrance Day Special Concert and Dance with Howie James and Friends.
Venue: Lantzville Legion, 7227 Lantzville Rd. in North Nanaimo, in the upstairs hall. 250-390-2841
Admission: Free
Links: events@nanaimodailynews.com
Notes: This is always a fun event, with the Mounties in Red Serge, Pipe Bands, and Howie and his group playing a marathon of music this year--five hours! Lots of war songs and good solid dance music upstairs on the big dance floor. See you there!

 

Date/Time: Sunday, October 30 from 1pm till 5pm.
Event: Western Swing Music Showcase with Howie James.
Venue: Lochdale Hall, 490 Sperling Ave. (Hastings and Sperling) in North Burnaby. (Please note new venue) 604-299-2301
Admission: Free to WSMS members...all others $5, which can be applied to a new membership Oct.30 only.
Links: www.westernswingmusic.ca
Notes: Howie James is one of the featured guests, but there will be 4 hours of solid Western Swing dance music by some great bands! See you there....bring your dancing shoes!

 

Date/Time: Friday, Oct.7, from 10am to 2pm
Event: Howie James Solo Concert at the Last Farmers Market of the Season for Downtown Nanaimo
Venue: Downtown Nanaimo Farmers Market in Pioneer Square at the Waterfront
Admission: Free
Links: www.nanaimofarmersmarket.com
Notes: Come and listen to Howie's amazing repertoire of songs as you check out the fresh produce, unique gifts, art work and so much more that the many vendors have to offer you! This will be the last market of the season.

 

Date/Time: Saturday, Sept.24, 8-11pm
Event: Howie James sings with Marty Steele on keyboards
Venue: Front Street Grill, (former Red Room) 75 Front St., Nanaimo, 250-591-8850
Admission: Free
Links: www.nanaimomagazine.ca
Notes: If you like jazz standards ala Count Basie arrangements, you will love this music. Marty Steele is a giant talent on keyboards, and an honour to work with!

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.
Event: Howie James Show and Dance in the auditorium.
Venue:Trafalgar/ Pro Patria Legion Branch 292, 411 Gorge Road East, Victoria  250-384-7814
Admission: $5
Links: rcl292@shaw.ca
Notes: Great dance music and vocals of all genres and a wonderful dance floor! Come and enjoy!

Date/Time: Fri Aug 12 - 9pm, Sat Aug 13 - 6pm, Sun Aug.14 - 6pm, 2011.
Event: Northwest Western Swing Music Festival & "Hall of Fame"
Venue: Auburn Eagles Club--702 "M" Street SE, Auburn, Wa. 425-374-2452
Admission: $5 per day (Thursday FREE)
Links: http://www.nwwsms.org/events_2011.htm

Notes: Howie is very honoured to be inducted into the Western Swing Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, Aug. 14, along with Danny Romaniuk (posthumous), Howie's mentor and good friend with whom he performed  extensively in the 1960's, and recorded an LP "Western Swing from Canada's West" in 1962. Four days of Western Swing dance music by bands from all over the US with Howie James and the Canadian Allstars performing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Date/Time: Saturday, August 6, 2011 - from 8:30 to 11:30 pm.
Event: Howie James Duo plays a show and dance in the big auditorium.
Venue: Trafalgar/ Pro Patria Royal Canadian Legion Branch 292,
411 Gorge Road East, Victoria  250-384-7814
Admission: $5
Links:
Notes: This will be a fun night with lots of great dance music of all genres! This is a beautiful facility with a huge dance floor and a professional stage setup. Come and enjoy! The cafe is open from 4-7 pm. on Saturdays.

 

 

Date/Time: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 8-11pm
Event: Howie James and Marty Steele in concert
Venue: Front Street Grill (formerly Red Room Grill), Unit 2, 75 Front St. in Nanaimo, 250-591-8850
Admission: Free
Links: www.howiejames.com
Note:If you like smooth jazz standards and listening to a very accomplished pianist along with Howie's vocals, you will really enjoy the evening at the newly refurbished lounge. Hope to see you there! 

Date/Time: Friday, July 8, 2011 - 5-8 pm.
Event: Primrose Street Faire
Venue: Courtyard between Bailey's Restaurant and Qualicum Beach City Hall, Primrose and Second Ave. in uptown Qualicum Beach. 250-927-5006
Admission: Free
Links: mbrouilette@qualicumbeach.com
Notes: Howie will be entertaining from 5:00 till 8:00 pm in the Courtyard, with his original music and pop favourites. Come and shout out your requests!

Date/Time: Friday, July 1, 2011 - CANADA DAY, 2-6pm
Event: Special Canada Day show and dance with Howie James and Friends.
Venue: Lantzville Legion, 7227 Lantzville Rd. in North Nanaimo, in the lounge. 250-390-2841
Admission: Free
Links: events@nanaimodailynews.com
Notes: Another fun afternoon, with special music plus Howie's dance music.

 

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Event: Show and Shine Classic Car Show
Venue: Longlake Chateau parking lot, 3035 Ross Road in Nanaimo (behind Country Club Mall) 250-756-1411
Admission: Free
Links: lisa.enslow@holidaytouch.com
Notes: This is a fundraiser for the care home. The activities commence at 11:am and end at 3:00 pm. There will be a lunch, silent auctions, music, car viewing and other fun things. Howie will be singing from 1:00 to 2:00, performing Elvis and other songs from the Fifties, to go along with the classic car theme. See you there...pray for good weather!

Date/Time: Saturday, June 4, 7-11pm
Event: Show and dance with Howie James and Friends
Venue: Lantzville Legion, 7227 Lantzville Rd. in North Nanaimo, in the lounge. 250-390-2841
Admission: Free
Links: events@nanaimodailynews.com

 

Date/Time: Sunday, May 29, 1:45 to 4:00 pm for Howie's performances, but other musicians all day long at the two venues also! Please check out the website.
Event: 2011 Ladysmith Maritime Festival
Venue: Mainstage and Waterfront Stage, 610 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith. 250-245-0109
Admission: FREE
Links: www.ladysmithmaritimesociety.ca  lmscommunitymarina@telus.net
Notes: A fun-filled day for all ages, with all kinds of activities, food and lots of music from 10:am. to 5:00 pm, followed by dinner and a dance! Please check it out further on the website above for directions, etc. Ladysmith is a short drive south from Nanaimo. See you there!

 

Date/Time: Saturday, April 23, 7:30-11:30 pm.
Event: Howie James and Friends Live Show and Dance
Venue: Harewood Legion, 129 Harewood Rd. in Nanaimo. 250-753-4442
Admission: Donation appreciated at the door.
Links: events@nanaimodailynews.com
Notes: Come and join in the fun! This Legion has an excellent dance floor, and Howie and the band will be playing jazz standards, country, originals, requests, and most of all--good dance music! See you there!

 

Date/Time: Saturday, April 16 from 11am to 4pm.
Event: Wild Foods Festival sponsored by Nanaimo Area Land Trust (NALT) paul@nalt.bc.ca
Venue: Bowen Park Centre, 500 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, B.C. 250-714-1990
Admission: $2 entry fee, Tickets for food sampling are $1 each.
Links: www.nalt.bc.ca
Notes: Local chefs offering samples of gourmet wild foods, guided plant walks, pesticide-free demonstrations, live music, local foods and craft vendors, community tables, interactive yoga, wild kids zone and special speakers emphasizing the 100-mile diet.
Howie and Joan Wallace will be providing ambient acoustic music beginning at noon.

 

Date/Time: Saturday, April 9, 7-11 pm.
Event: Show and dance with Howie James and Friends.
Venue: Lantzville Legion, 7227 Lantzville Rd. in Lantzville (North Nanaimo), in the lounge. 250-390-2841
Admission: Free
Links: events@nanaimodailynews.com
Notes: HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN! Hope to see many of our loyal fans from the Red Room Grill days! This venue has a really nice dance floor!

 

 

 

 

2010

 

Date/Time: Friday, Dec.10, at 8:00 pm.
Event: Howie James Live Concert and Dance
Venue: Red Room Grill, 1-75 Front St. in Nanaimo 250-753-5181
Admission: $5
Links: www.redroomgrill.ca
Notes: Another night of jazz standards, originals and requests. Great music for dancing, or whatever! Special guests from Vancouver will be joining us...come and enjoy! Reservations recommended.

 

Date/Time: Thursday, Nov.11, from 3:00 to 7:00pm
Event: Remembrance Day Open House Show and Dance with Howie James Quartet
Venue: Lantzville Legion (upstairs ballroom), 7227 Lantzville Road in North Nanaimo. 250-390-2841
Admission: Free
Links: www.howiejames.com
Notes: We had a lot of fun last year, and this year should be no different. Come and join the fun!

Date/Time: Sunday, Oct.24, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Event: Western Swing Music Society Showcase and Dance
Venue: Polish Hall, 4015 Fraser St., at 24th Ave. in Vancouver 604-299-2301
Admission: Free to Members, for Non-Members only $5, which can be applied to a new membership.
Links: www.westernswingmusic.ca
Notes: This promises to be a great fun afternoon, with professional musicians playing great Texas Swing and Jazz--very danceable! Howie will be performing with the band at various times in the afternoon, along with other special guests! See you there!

Date/Time: Sat Oct. 16 at 8:00 pm
Event: Howie James Live
Venue: Red Room Grill and Market, 1-75 Front St. in Nanaimo 250-753-5181
Admission: $5
Links: www.redroomgrillandmarket.ca
Notes: Dine and dance to jazz standards, originals, pop and requests. Reservations recommended.

Date/Time: Friday, Sept.10 at 8:00 pm
Event: Howie James Live
Venue: Red Room Grill and Market, 1-75 Front St. in Nanaimo 250-753-5181
Admission: $5
Links: www.redroomgrillandmarket.ca
Notes: Join us for a fun night of dancing to jazz standards, originals, pop and requests. Reservations recommended.

Date/Time: Saturday, Aug. 21 at 8:00 pm
Event: Howie James Live
Venue: Red Room Grill, 1-75 Front St. in Nanaimo, 250-753-5181
Admission: $5
Links: www.redroomgrill.ca
Notes: Jazz standards, pop, country, originals and your requests. Reservations recommended.

Date/Time: Monday, Aug.2 at 12:15 pm (BC Day)
Event: Coaltown Festival
Venue: Diana Krall Plaza Mainstage in Downtown Nanaimo
Admission: Free
Links: www.coaltownfestival.ca
Notes: Howie will be performing on the Mainstage from 12:15--12:55, then at Serious Coffee in the Convention Centre from 1:30--2:15

Date/Time: Thursday, July 1, 2010; 12:30 pm--3:00 pm
Event: Howie James Concert and Canada Day Dance
Venue: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 76, 180 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach, B.C. 250-752-9632
Admission: Free to everyone
Links: www.qualicumbeachlegion.ca
Notes: A show and dance to celebrate our wonderful country of Canada. The Arrowsmith Pipe Band will also join us. Everyone is welcome....come and enjoy the afternoon with us--it will be a fun time!

Date/Time: Friday, June 18 at 8:00 pm
Event: Howie James Concert and Dance
Venue: Red Martini Grill, 1-75 Front St. Nanaimo 250-753-5181
Admission: $5
Links: www.howiejames.com  www.redmartinigrill.ca
Notes: Another fun night of swingin' jazz and pop standards and originals from Howie in his second home! Come join us!

Date/Time: Saturday, June 5 at 8pm
Event: Howie James Show and Dance
Venue: Red Martini Grill, 1-75 Front St. Nanaimo 250-753-5181
Admission: $5
Links: www.redmartinigrill.ca
Notes: Another fun night of jazz standards, originals, pop and country and your requests.

Date/Time: Friday, May 14 at 8:00pm
Event: Howie James Concert
Venue: Red Martini Grill, 1-75 Front St. Nanaimo 250-753-5181
Admission: $5
Links: www.howiejames.com , www.redmartinigrill.ca
Notes: Another evening of pop and jazz standards, originals, great dance tunes and wonderful food! What's not to like? Come and enjoy the fun!

 

Date/Time: Saturday, April 24 at 6:30pm
Event: Howie James Solo Concert
Venue: Serious Coffee, 60 Commercial St. in Nanaimo
Admission: Free
Links: jimmosusan@hotmail.com
Notes: Pop and Jazz favourites, originals and requests. Hope you can come early, as seating is limited.
We had a really fun evening last time, with special guests Denim and Diamonds joining Howie for some great old standards! Hope to see you there!

 

Date/Time: Saturday, April 10 at 6:30pm
Event: Howie James Solo Concert
Venue: Serious Coffee, 60 Commercial St. in downtown Nanaimo (Convention Centre) 250-591-1065
Links: www.howiejames.com www.seriouscoffee29@hotmail.com
Notes: Howie will be playing his originals and jazz and pop standards in a very intimate setting. Seating is limited, so come early. See you there!

Date/Time: Friday, March 19, at 8 pm
Event: Howie James Live Concert
Venue: Red Martini Grill, 1-75 Front St., Nanaimo. 250-753-5181
Admission: $5
Links: www.redmartinigrill.ca
Notes: Swingin' jazz and pop standards and originals. It's party time!

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb.27, 3-5pm
Event: Howie James solo concert
Venue: Serious Coffee - Parksville BC
Heritage Centre Mall, #9-1209 East Island Hwy. 250-586-0188
Links: 28parksville@seriouscoffee.com  www.seriouscoffee.com

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 20, at 8 pm
Event: Howie James Live Concert
Venue: Joe's Garage - Courtenay, BC
115 5th St. V9N 1J3 (250) 702-6456
Links: http://joeson5th.wordpress.com/

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb.13, at 8 pm
Event: Howie James Valentines Day Concert
Venue: Red Martini Grill, 1-75 Front St., Nanaimo. 250-753-5181
Links: www.redmartinigrill.ca

2009

Date/Time: Thursday, Nov. 19/09, at 7:15 --8:45
Event: Howie James Solo Concert
Venue: Serious Coffee Convention Centre location on Commercial St. in Nanaimo
Admission: By donation
Links:
Notes: Howie will be performing songs from his CD, plus many popular cover tunes and requests. Seriously......

DATE/TIME: Fri. and Sat. Nov.13,14 at 8:00 PM
EVENT: Howie James in concert
VENUE: Red Martini Grill, 1-75 Front St. Nanaimo 250-753-5181
ADMISSION: $5
LINKS: www.redmartinigrill.ca
NOTES: Join us for an evening of swingin' jazz standards, originals and requests

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, Nov.11/09, 2-5 pm
EVENT: Remembrance Day Open House with Howie James and Friends.
VENUE: Lantzville Legion (upstairs lounge) 250-390-2841
ADMISSION: Free
LINKS: arts@nanaimobulletin.com
NOTES: This will be a fun afternoon, with a 4-piece band playing a variety of requests, including many songs from the war years. Food will be available also.

DATE/TIME: Friday, August 14/09, 7-10 pm
EVENT: Howie James Solo
VENUE: Lantzville Legion Branch 257, 7225 Lantzville Road, Lantzville BC
ADMISSION: Free
LINKS: www.howiejames.com 
NOTES: This will be a fun evening with Howie doing all kinds of requests.

 

DATE/TIME: Friday August 21 & Saturday Aug 22, 2009, 8pm-11:30pm
EVENT: Howie James Live Show
VENUE: Red Martini Grill, 1-75 Front St., Nanaimo, B.C.  Tel. 250-753-5181
LINKS: www.howiejames.com  , http://www.redmartinigrill.ca
NOTES: Reservations recommended

 

DATE/TIME: Sat. August 29 at 12:00 Noon
EVENT: Coaltown Festival 2009
VENUE: Diana Krall Plaza Mainstage, downtown Nanaimo
ADMISSION: Free
LINKS: www.coaltownfestival.ca
NOTES: We're really excited about holding our festival downtown this year in a big venue! Again, it is by donation (optional) as we don't want to leave anyone out. Howie will be performing around noon, but we have an exceptional line-up of entertainers all day from 10:00 AM onwards, culminating in a dance in the evening with the big band in the new Convention Centre. Please click on the above link for more info. See you there!

 

DATE/TIME: Friday September 18 and Saturday 19, 2009, 8pm
EVENT: Howie James Entertains
VENUE:   Red Martini Grill, 1-75 Front Street, Nanaimo BC (250-753-5181)
ADMISSION: $5.00
LINKS:  www.redmartinigrill.com
NOTES:  An evening of swinging jazz standards and requests                 

 

 

 

DATE/TIME: Tuesday July 21, 2009, 6pm-9pm.
EVENT: Parksville Street Fair
VENUE: Craig Street in Parksville BC
ADMISSION:   Free
LINKS:  www.howiejames.com
NOTES:  Howie will be featured with the Little Qualicum Jazzworks Quintet

 

DATE/TIME: Sunday July 19, 2009 - 1:30 pm
EVENT: Little Qualicum Cheeseworks Presents
Jazz, Tea & Cheesecake, & Wine Tasting
VENUE: Morningstar Farm, 403 Lowry's Road, Parksville BC (250-954-3931)
ADMISSION: $15.00 - Includes Tea & Cheesecake + Wine Tasting + Music!
Tickets: available at The Farmgate Store, Mulberry Books and Cranky Dog Music
LINKS: www.cheeseworks.ca, www.howiejames.com
NOTES:  Lineup includes: Little Qualicum Jazzworks with Howie James (Cool Jazz of the Forties & Fifties) -  Amanda Tosoff Group (Artist in Residence, Phil Dwyer Academy of Music & Culinary Arts) The Desperation Jazz Band with Bill Cave (Traditiional Jazz of the Twenties & Thirties) We are praying for good weather - bring along your lawn chairs and sun hats. "
SPONSORED BY:Oliver Sayah at  RBC Dominion Securities, The Beach and The Lounge Radio Stations

 

DATE/TIME: FRIDAY, JULY 10/09 @ 9:00PM
EVENT: HOWIE JAMES SOLO 
VENUE: GRAND OPENING OF THE OCEAN LOUNGE, 491 E. ISLAND HWY. PARKSVILLE, BC 250-586-2890

DATE/TIME: Friday July 3rd & Saturday July 4, 2009, 8pm-11:30pm
EVENT: Howie James Live Show
VENUE: Red Martini Grill, 1-75 Front St., Nanaimo, BC Tel. 250-753-5181

DATE/TIME: Friday May 22nd & Saturday, May 23rd, 2009, 8pm to 11:30
EVENT: Howie James Live Show
VENUE: Red Martini Grill, 1-75 Front St., Nanaimo, B.C. Tel. 250-753-5181

DATE/TIME: Saturday, Feb.21/09 at 8:00 pm
EVENT: Howie James live performance
VENUE: Red Martini Grill, 75 Front St. in downtown Nanaimo
ADMISSION: $5 cover

DATE/TIME: Friday and Saturday, Jan.16&17/09 at 8:00 pm.
EVENT: Howie James live performance.
VENUE: Red Martini Grill, 75 Front St. in downtown Nanaimo
ADMISSION: $5 cover

DATE/TIME: Friday, Jan.02/09 at 7:30 pm
EVENT: Howie James live, acoustic performance
VENUE: Coyote's Cafe, Suite B, 1045 Terminal Ave. North, Nanaimo, B.C. 250-753-1054
ADMISSION: $5
LINKS: www.howiejames.com  www.coyotescafe.ca
NOTES: This is part of the Downtown Story Tellers series held on the first Friday of every month. Come and enjoy the ambience of this intimate setting and hear some wonderful stories that will warm your heart. This is a small venue and is always sold out, so get your tickets early. Howie's CD of original songs (Don't Be Ashamed) will be available at the door.

2008

DATE/TIME: Friday November 28 & Saturday November 29, @ 8:00 PM
EVENT: Howie James in concert
VENUE: Red Martini Grill, 1-75 Front St., Nanaimo, B.C. 250-753-5181
ADMISSION: $5 cover
NOTES: 3 sets of swingin' jazz standards and smooth old-fashioned country and pop favourites, plus original songs from his new cd"Don't Be Ashamed".
He even does requests! A perfect date night, come and join in on the fun!


DATE/TIME: Sat Oct 4, 2008, at
8pm-11:30pm
VENUE: Red Martini Grill
(formerly Tania's Downtown)
at 75 Front St., Nanaimo, B.C.

DATE/TIME: Thu Oct 16th,2008, at
8pm-11:30pm
VENUE: Red Martini Grill
(formerly Tania's Downtown)
at 75 Front St., Nanaimo, B.C.


DATE/TIME: Thursday, September 25, 2008, 6:30-9:30pm
EVENT: 2008 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock
Wine and Cheese and Silent Auction Benefit for Cancer
VENUE: The Beach Club Resort Parksville, B.C.
ADMISSION: $35.00 - Tickets available at Coast Capital Savings, or at the Beach Club Resort (250-713-5880)
LINKS: info@beachclubbc.com http://www.beachclubbc.com
NOTES: Howie will be featured with the Little Qualicum Jazzworks Band and there will be other entertainment as well.


DATE/TIME: Thurs Sept.4,2008, at
8pm-11:30pm
VENUE: Red Martini Grill
(formerly Tania's Downtown)
at 75 Front St., Nanaimo, B.C.


DATE/TIME: Sat Sept.6, 2008 at 3-3:30 pm
EVENT: Coaltown Music Festival and Mine Days
VENUE: Lantzville Heritage Church at Huddlestone Park, 7244 Lantzville Road, Lantzville, B.C. (Lantzville borders on North Nanaimo)
ADMISSION: By donation (suggested $20 for family or adult, $10 for children), or whatever you can afford. This is for the entire day and all of the entertainment. If you can't afford it, that's alright--we don't want anyone to miss this great event.
LINKS: www.coaltownfestival.com ; coaltownadmin@shaw.ca; coaltownrecords@shaw.ca ; raincoastmusic@shaw.ca for all the information.
NOTES: Howie will be performing his original songs from his new cd DON'T BE ASHAMED at 3:30, but we have a terrific line-up of entertainers all day, plus a dance in the evening. Check it all out at the above websites!


DATE/TIME Thurs Aug.7,2008 at
8pm-11:30pm
VENUE: Red Martini Grill (formerly Tania's Downtown) at
1-75 Front St. in Nanaimo, B.C. 
ADMISSION: TBA
LINKS: www.harbourliving.ca
NOTES: Howie will be performing his favourite jazz standards, plus original songs from his new cd, DON'T BE ASHAMED, in this warm and intimate setting.


DATE/TIME: Sunday, July 13, 2008 @ 2-4 p.m.
EVENT: Western Swing Music Society Showcase
VENUE: Polish Community Centre, lower floor, 4015 Fraser Street at 24th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
ADMISSION: No charge to WSMS members; all others $5 at the door
(which can be applied towards a WSMS membership ON THAT DATE ONLY)
LINKS:
NOTES: It should be a fun afternoon, with top-rate musicians providing some solid, swing dance music. Howie is really looking forward to re-connecting with people he worked with many years ago.

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
EVENT: Parksville Street Fair
VENUE: Craig Street, Parksville, B.C.
ADMISSION: Free
LINKS: www.littlequalicumcheeseworks.com
NOTES: Howie will be performing with Little Qualicum Jazz Works, a Five Piece Band. His new CD will be available.
This will be a fun evening with musical guests sitting in. We are praying for good weather.

Sat June 7, 2008 - 1pm
Parksville BCDATE/TIME: Saturday, June 7, 2008, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
EVENT: Open House & Fundraiser for Oceanside Manor for Seniors
VENUE: 758 Soriel Road, Parksville, B.C.
ADMISSION: Free
NOTES: A Benefit Show Perfomed by Howie James. There will be a Bake Sale & Raffles

EVENT: Howie James Solo
VENUE: New York Style Pizza & Pasta Restaurant
299 Wallace Street (at Fitzwilliam), Nanaimo, B.C. 250-754-0111
ADMISSION: Free
NOTES: Howie will perform songs from his amazing catalog of standards and musical favourites, as well as songs from his all new original record Don't Be Ashamed. Howie new disc Don't Be Ashamed will also be available for sale.

Howie James
CD Release!

with special guest
Reid Jamieson

Sat Feb 2nd, 2008 - show @ 3pm
Hermann's Jazz Club,
Victoria BC


Howie released his first full length album of all original material! These jazz and country influenced tunes swing with tales of love and faith. more
Order your copy now!

Watch some video
of the show!!

Don't Be Ashamed - live!

Dreamin' Old Dreams - live!

Never Sang A Love Song - live!

The live band for the evening was:

Wes Wraggett - Guitar
Vic Gnaedinger - Bass
Jan Stirling - Piano
Mirium Sonstenes - Violin
Reid Jamieson - Drums

Carolyn V. Mill - MC

Door donations went to:
the Mustardseed Foodbank
in Victoria (lots of great food items received!)
and the Loaves & Fishes food bank of Nanaimo
($350!)

 

Howie James - Solo
Sat October 13th & Sun 14th, 2007
New York Style Pizza, Nanaimo



Howie James - Solo
August 18th, 2007
Pasture to Palate - A Local Food & Wine Celebration, Parksville, BC

Howie James - Solo
July 7 th & 8 th, 2007
New York Style Pizza, Nanaimo




Little Qualicum Jazzworks
with Howie James
July 15th & 17th, 2007
Cheeseworks Jazz Fest
& Parksville Street Fair



Nanaimo Songwriters Circle
May 3, 2007
Mermaids Mug, Nanaimo


Reid Jamieson www.reidjamieson.com
featuring very special guest his great-uncle Howie James

Sunday 3pm Feb 25th, 2007

Queen Mother Waterside Cafe
Victoria BC qmwaterside.ca

 

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Thank you to everyone who came out to the show
and made it such an overwhelming success!
And very sorry to those who couldn't get in, next time
we will book a bigger room! Howie performed some great songs
old and new, including his newest hit "Don't Be Ashamed"...
check it out here.

The concert raised many bags of food for Mustardseed in
Victoria and $330 for the Loaves & Fishes food bank of Nanaimo,
well done everyone!

Howie wants everyone to know that it was one of the most
special days of his life, and certainly the best show ever....

Thank you. Thank you very much.

 

 

 


Press

"Quadra club owner Gordon Town has always credited singer guitarest Howie James with making the Quadra a success over the past six years."

"Anyone who consistently makes it in the local clubs has to have something going for him...Howie James, the man with the People Power at The Living Room, and consequentially the highest paid single entertainer in town, is on of them."

Alix MacGillivray - The Vancouver Sun



"Howie James and the Jamesman have turned the place (The Quadra) into the town's most swinging non-rock roost."

"Howie James singing the blues at The Newsman Club is one of the better things around town. You havent lived until youve heard him sing tunes from Sesame Street to the slightly spiffed midnight mob." (1971)

Jack Wasserman - CJOR
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Wasserman



"Howie James, the guitarist who sings so well, is actually Howie Jamieson who once sang with Evan Kemp and friends on radio and TV."

"At the Quadra Club...pleasant group called Howie James and the Jamesmen...absorbed much of the nightclub sophistication. the result is a man who can sing the standards and set the atmosphere.  This kind of atmosphere is the kind you want...appeals to the introvert in us all" (1966)

Lorne Parton - Vancouver Province


"I heard Howie James singing and playing to a packed house at the Quadra...If there was a college course on ways to satisfy steadily the biggest possible audience, the faculty, led by lawrenece Welk, should include Howie (James). I think every young musician eyeing a commercial career should watch and listen to James at work." (1969)

"Its nice to welcome the coolest of them all, Howie James, back to the nightly scene. He and accompanist Clive Gard opened recently at Clementine's, Ken Stauffer's refurbished flashback in the Lulu belle on West Broadway....The set I caught was typcal James: all kinds of material from his bag of musical and vocal tricks, and I must admit I was especially taken with the sophisticated sambas and bossa novas." (1975)

Bob Smith - Vancouver Sun

 

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