VANCOUVER ROWING CLUB - The Carver Room
Friday November 27th, 2009

450 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC
8:30PM to 9:00PM
No Cover Charge

This is a part of a November/December, Friday night acoustic concert series presented by Bruce Gerrish and
Vancouver City Limits, with the support of the Vancouver Rowing Club. Throughout the evening there were performances by some talented individuals whom I felt honored to share the stage (or should I say floor) with. Bruce (guitar & vocals) and James (lap slide and harmonica) invited me up for a fun jam with them to conclude the evening. Many thanks to the hard work and dedication of Bruce Gerrish in promoting live music shows around Vancouver. See my YouTube Videos page for a short clip of the evening.
Jeff Rowing Club-1(resized) Vancouver Rowing Club Poster
Photo by Janice Wyatt
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ROSSINI'S
Wednesday November 18th, 2009
1525 Yew St, Vancouver, BC
8:00PM to 9:00PM
No Cover Charge

Okay,... this is looking like it's getting to be a regular thing. I'm so glad !! It was another fun time of playing some of my blues influenced tunes with help from Bob York (piano), Stephen Berne (drums) and Clyde Griffith (conga). Thanks to a very apppreciative crowd this ended up being a 75 minute set. Thanks Arni, for having me back again, and thanks to my manager Ken Wood for arranging this with him. Also, many thanks to Bob, Stephen and Clyde for helping play my tunes with me.
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ROSSINI'S
Wednesday October 21st, 2009
1525 Yew St, Vancouver, BC
7:45PM to 8:30PM
No Cover Charge

This was my 2nd performance at this friendly venue owned by Arni May, thanks to Arni (of course) and my friend and manager Ken Wood. My 40 minute set consisted of Part-time Love Full-time Pain, The Lonely Hearts Dance and RL Burnside Blues. Then the fabulous house pianist and drummer (Bob York and Stephen Berne, respectively) graciously joined me to help out with Whistle in the Dark, Girl From the North Country (Bob Dylan), Slip'n'Slide, Corae Corae and Got My Mojo Workin' (Preston Foster). What an amazing time I had with the warm and inviting crowd that was present. Many thanks to Bob and Stephen for helping me out, as they did on September 9th.

My set was followed with another set by Bob and Stephen as they featured individual lady vocalists who were in attendance in the audience. These ladies were excellent !! If I can obtain their names I would love to add them to this write up. I was completely flattered when they dedicated songs to me.
That was a humbling experience, indeed. Thanks girls for entertaining our table of six with those class act performances. I hope our paths cross again.
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ROSSINI'S
Wednesday September 9th, 2009
1525 Yew St, Vancouver, BC
7:45PM to 8:15PM
No Cover Charge

Thanks to my good friend (and acting manager) Ken Wood, I was graciously invited by club owner (and awesome jazz drummer) Arni May to perform a short set at his location on 1525 Yew Street in Vancouver. The amiable Arni and his lovely wife feature live jazz music every night of the week, which seems to be a rare thing in Vancouver these days for any music genre. Kudos to Arni and his wife Anne for maintaining such a grand tradition!!

Some of the acts are local and some international. I was given the honor of performing following an instrumental set by the talented duo, pianist Bob York and drummer Stephen Berne.

My music certainly isn't jazz, but some of the blues influenced music I play certainly has a somewhat distant but conjugal and cordial relationship with the former. I opened with 2 of my original guitar instrumentals (
Shenandoah and Max and the Squirrel), before slipping into my blues ballad I Don't Want to Lose Your Love, followed by Preston Foster's blues standard (that became the well known Muddy Waters signature tune), Got My Mojo Working. As appreciative as audiences are to hear original music, I find they also like to hear something thrown in the mix that they're well acquainted with. In closing I performed my blues song I Just Got the News to which Bob York and Stephen Berne came back up, joining in to help bring my set to a trio finale.

For the remainder of the evening the stage was graced with a variety of fine, well seasoned jazz gentlemen and ladies; both instrumentalists and vocalists. The evening was a blast with interesting solos swirling at every musical turn. I wish I could remember the names of all the players but I haven't been involved much with the jazz circles over the years, unfortunately. Although any local jazz aficionado would no doubt know the faces and recognize the names.

Rossini's, besides being a great venue to enjoy some flavorful jazz, also has a tantalizing, reasonably priced menu of Italian cuisine. The place has charisma and charm and it's wonderful to see and hear jazz musicians just walk in the back door and sit in with the musicians that are already playing. Even the talented owner Arni came up to play a set on the drums. One of Arni's most memorable and humbling experiences as a young man of 18 was playing the drums in a band fronted by the 20 year old Elvis Presley at the beginning of his kingly reign. Arni proudly displays a couple old framed photos of him and Elvis from that period on the club wall.
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DEZFEST 2009, Metchosin, BC,
Vancouver Island
August 8th, 2009


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Photo by Janice Wyatt

This was the 5th annual outdoor music festival on a beautiful 40 acre property along the Pacific Ocean in Metchosin, British Columbia sponsored by drummer/carpenter
Des Carpenter and Shiatsu, reflexology practitioner and cookie maker extraordinaire, Hayley Clarke. Once again the weather co-operated for this fun filled event, which included a Berkshire pig roast and live music provided by myself and the fantastic melodic metal band Black Hat Villain.  BHV drummer Tim Sweeting joined me on stage for some of my performance. Also my lovely wife Janice joined in on mandolin with Tim and I for our acoustic power trio rendition of Steve Earle's COPPERHEAD ROAD. For my 2 sets I performed about 75% original material and 25% covers, which consisted of favorites by Muddy Waters, Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot, Greg Lake, Taj Mahal, and Mark Knopfler. It was on this occasion that I first performed my newly written dedication blues tune to the late, great R.L. Burnside, entitled R.L. BURNSIDE BLUES.

No one leaves this family event hungry, as there are ample amounts of roast pig, potato salad, coleslaw, buns and Hayley's irresistible chocolate chip cookies. The weather was "iffy" early on in the day, so ample tarps were suspended over the food areas and the smoking pit. Fortunately they weren't actually needed until after the music portion of the day and evening was over. This was the first year the "endless beer keg" (which is generally reserved for the musicians and volunteers) actually ran out in the wee hours after the event. That's what happens with musicians around. Usually there's a few cold glasses still left for the next day's site tear down work crew. But not this year.

Once again, many thanks to Des, Hayley and new son Charlie for the personal invite to come and perform. I look forward to DezFest 2010. The musical planning is already in the works.
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DEZFEST 2008, Metchosin, BC,
Vancouver Island
August 2nd, 2008

This was the 4th annual outdoor music festival on a beautiful 40 acre property along the Pacific Ocean in Metchosin, British Columbia sponsored by drummer/carpenter Des Carpenter and Shiatsu, reflexology practitioner and cookie maker extraordinaire, Hayley Clarke. This weather perfect, fun filled event included a Berkshire pig roast and live music provided by myself, Chinese Downhill and Black Hat Villain.  My lovely wife Janice accompanied me on mandolin for our acoustic cover rendition of Steve Earle's COPPERHEAD ROAD. Many thanks to Des and Hayley and for the personal invite to come and perform solo.
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BLUE MOOSE CAFE
Hope, BC
July 21st, 2006

Our final greenfield wyatt concert took place on Friday July 21st, 2006 at Blue Moose Café in Hope, BC.  This musical evening was provided by Barry Greenfield (guitar/vocals) and myself (guitar/bass/piano/vocals). 
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THE CELLAR JAZZ CLUB
Vancouver BC
June 10th, 2006

Once again on Saturday June 10th, 2006 we returned to The Cellar Jazz Club in Vancouver, BC.;  our 2nd and final appearance at this venue.  This musical evening was provided by Barry Greenfield (guitar/vocals) and myself (guitar/bass/piano/vocals) with the help of Vancouver musician Nick Apivor  (percussion).
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NORMAN ROTHSTEIN THEATRE
Vancouver, BC
April 1st, 2006

Saturday April 1st, 2006 was another memorable and fun concert at the Norman Rothstein Theatre in Vancouver, BC.;  our third and final performance at this fine venue.  This musical lineup included Barry Greenfield (guitar/vocals) and myself (guitar/bass/piano/vocals) with the help of Vancouver musicians Tom Keenlyside (woodwinds), Nick Apivor (percussion), and my son Chris Sleightholm (electric guitar).  On this particular evening I got to use the theater’s vintage, refurbished 6-1/2 foot Steinway “A” grand piano (circa 1910).  Paul Baker handled sound engineering.  Derek Mack provided lighting and theatre technical direction.  Guitar amplification was provided by Mike Freda with his tube amps.  As with the previous Rothstein concert, we once again we used my sister-in-law’s (Judy Wyatt) rear screen projected video, which she created to a recording of the song Hold Out For Love by Barry Greenfield and Bill Runge.  Our opening MC for the evening was, once again, popular and amiable radio celebrity Clay St Thomas.  Concert photos were by Sheryl Smith. 
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THE CELLAR JAZZ CLUB
Vancouver, BC
February 25th, 2006

The Cellar Jazz Club in Vancouver, BC was the venue for a Saturday February 25th, 2006 concert.  This musical evening was provided by Barry Greenfield (guitar/vocals) and myself (guitar/bass/piano/vocals) with the help of Vancouver musicians Jack Duncan (percussion) and Richard St Onge (cello/didgereedo).  Our opening MC for the evening was radio celebrity Clay St Thomas.
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BLUE MOOSE CAFE
Hope, BC
December 3rd, 2005

On Saturday December 3rd, 2005 we performed a concert at Blue Moose Café in Hope, BC.  This musical evening was provided by Barry Greenfield (guitar/vocals), myself (guitar/bass/piano/vocals), Ken Dahl (percussion) and Richard St Onge (cello/didgereedo).  
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NORMAN ROTHSTEIN THEATRE
Vancouver, BC
October 22nd, 2005

There was a Saturday October 22nd, 2005 concert at the Norman Rothstein Theatre in Vancouver, BC;  our second performance at this venue.  This musical evening was provided by Barry Greenfield (guitar/vocals) and myself (guitar/bass/piano/vocals) with the help of Vancouver musicians Tom Keenlyside (woodwinds), Jack Duncan (percussion), Richard St Onge (cello/didgereedo), Stan Dorsett (bass) and my son, Chris Sleightholm (electric guitar).  This was the first time Chris and I took the stage together, and it was loads of fun.  “Commodor Perry” Barrett once again handled sound engineering, as he did for the previous Rothstein concert.  My sister-in-law Judy Wyatt created an opening, rear screen projected video, which she created to a recording of the song Hold Out For Love by Barry Greenfield and Bill Runge.  Lighting tech was Itai Erdal.  Technical director was Derek Mack.  Our opening MC for the evening was radio celebrity Clay St Thomas.  Concert photos below were by Stan & Jane Dorsett.  On www.straight.com a brief article promoting this return engagement is still available at the following link.
http://www.straight.com/article/greenfield-and-wyatt
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NORMAN ROTHSTEIN THEATRE
Vancouver BC
February 12th, 2005

It was from November 2004 to July of 2006 that I worked with Barry Greenfield.  We co-wrote, rehearsed, performed and recorded together, improving, inspiring and challenging each other’s creativity.  On February 12th, 2005 we delivered our first concert at the Norman Rothstein Theatre in Vancouver, BC.  This musical evening was provided by Barry Greenfield (guitar/vocals) and myself (guitar/bass/piano/vocals) with the talented help of Vancouver musicians who included the late Gaye Delorme (electric and classical guitar), Ken Dahl (drum kit/vocals), the late Roge Belanger (percussion/vocals) and Richard St Onge (Cello).  Sound engineering was handled by “Commodor Perry” Barrett.  Lighting tech was Kris Boyd while the technical director was Derek Mack.  Our opening MC was radio celebrity Clay St Thomas.

Shortly after Barry and I began to bill ourselves as
greenfield and wyatt,.... and later simply as greenfield wyatt, and sometimes even the greenfield wyatt band.
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JACK LONSDALE'S PUB
North Vancouver, BC
August 20th,1994

From my time at SPIRALS I had the pleasure of meeting a number of good local musicians and songwriters. One of which was guitarist and local radio DJ (at the time) Shawn Carle. Shawn Carle, Todd Butler and I once performed a 1994 North Vancouver gig together at a bar (I can't remember the name of) on Lonsdale, a number of blocks north of where SPIRALS was located. Shawn arranged this enjoyable event.
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SPIRALS
North Vancouver BC
throughout 1993

In 1993 I used to perform regularly at a fun, funky, colorful little club in North Vancouver near the foot of Lonsdale called SPIRALS.  It was owned by a man named Ian who liked to support local artists. Artsy people hung out, performed, exhibited their art on the walls and just generally had a great time, supporting and inspiring each other.  Each of us musicians took our turns performing on it’s very warm, vertically challenged stage,… above the kitchen.  I refer to this stage in a line of a song I recently wrote (“…on a stage so small, I couldn’t stand up tall…”).  Although the original building still exists, SPIRALS no longer does, but it lives on in the memories of the many who regularly dropped in for a pint, a tune and a visit.
As a side note......it was here where I met a pretty redhead waitress named Janice Streng.  We hung out together from time to time over the following months that I performed there, but we never seriously perused any ongoing relationship with each other at the time.  It was all very casual.  After Janice stopped working there, and I stopped playing there we lost touch, only to accidentally(?) reunite in July 2006.  Janice and I were married on August 4th, 2007.   
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THE ROGUE FOLK CLUB
Vancouver BC
June 1992
After my move to the west coast of British Columbia I became involved in more solo performing at bars and clubs. One such included a short, single set performance at the W.I.S.E. Hall in Vancouver BC for Rogue Folk Club. What a warm and appreciative crowd they were. Here's excerpts from the ROGUE FOLK REVIEW,  June 1992, Vol. 6 No. 7:

“Jeff Wyatt was also making his debut at the hall and had the guts to open with a tricky instrumental entitled
Arizona Wedding March….Jeff’s voice reminded of Murray McLauchlan’s, yet I could never quite pinpoint why.  Maybe it had something to do with the way he slid down a crescendo to a bass swallow (African or European Swallow? – ed. Sorry).  Jeff had a considerable professional stage presence,…His guitar riffs were strong…” 
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REGINA GUILD OF FOLK ARTS,
Regina, SK - 1990
Once again I had the pleasure of performing for this warm crowd presenting an acoustic/electric warm up set for the brilliant and velvety voiced Lynn Miles at Regina's Copper Kettle Restaurant. She's a very funny lady as well with a very calm, straight delivery of a punch line. That evening I had performed a few tracks off my newly released album Flight of the Hawk with musical assistance from my good buddy bassist Stan Dorsett (who I had played with in the prairie rock band EDEN) along with a local tabla player whose name escapes me.
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REGINA GUILD OF FOLK ARTS,
Regina, SK - 1989
It was both fun and exciting to perform an acoustic warm up set for headliner, and Canada's acoustic guitar wizard from Ontario, Don Ross. I've heard a lot of acoustic guitarists live and on record, and his skills and tasteful playing far exceed that of anyone else I've heard. A few international guitarists that I've heard and seen come close, but I think Don still edges forth as the king among the varied and amazing acoustic ax troops world-wide. His amazing talent is well balanced with a warm, humble and funny personality. He has since married Canadian talented east coast performer and songwriter Brooke Miller, who he works with musically as well as with the guitar group Men of Steel. Don still does his well received solo tours in his perpetual globe trotting fashion.
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MICHAEL'S ON HAMILTON,
Regina SK - 1989
This was a quaint family owned restaurant and bar that I used to perform at regularly on acoustic guitar. The bar had a Cheers type of atmosphere where there was often something amusing happening, just like on the TV series. Those were very happy times for me and I used to look forward to going there to perform and have a few late night brews with the staff and clientele.
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THE HOTEL SASKATCHEWAN,
Regina, SK - 1989
I remember playing there in their basement bar once or twice on acoustic guitar. It was a loud but fun place to hang out. The manager at the time was very generous with providing beer for the musicians. The bar had regular solo acts, duo acts and bands taking the stage on most nights every week.
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NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sk
April 1989

Acoustic guitar solo performing became a joy for me and I thus performed extensively in and around Regina in clubs bars and restaurants. One far reaching concert was to North Battleford, Sask. in April 1989 to perform for a large international gathering of the Sweet Adelines. At that time I went by the stage name The Traveling Troubadour. A local newspaper called THE TELEGRAPH reviewed my performance stating:

“Jeff Wyatt was The Traveling Troubadour Saturday and enchanted the crowd…”
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REGINA GUILD OF FOLK ARTS,
Regina, SK - 1988
This was my first performance for this musically appreciative crowd at Regina's Copper Kettle Restaurant. It was my treat to perform an acoustic warm up set for Vancouver based headliner Stephen Fearing. He was a a masterful guitarist and songwriter even back then. Since then he's been involved in solo as well as group projects, one of the later being Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Stephen is a veteran Vancouver musician who travels the world.
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THE SANDMAN INN,
Regina, SK - 1988
The bar/restaurant management of the south side Regina landmark was gracious enough to have me perform regularly at their pool-side bar and restaurant. Someone once informed me that there was a ballroom at this hotel that the talented 'prince of polyester', David Lindley and his band once performed at some years prior. Since I've moved to Vancouver area I've had the pleasure of seeing this gifted and entertaining veteran musician perform on 2 occasions. Once solo at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, and once with legendary Ry Cooder at the historic Orpheum Theatre.
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SASKATCHEWAN IN THE 1970's
- performances with rock band
EDEN
I performed at literally hundreds of rock concerts and dances in the 70's with my band-mates from EDEN throughout Saskatchewan and even slightly into Manitoba and Alberta. On the page EDEN - the band on this website I go into much more detail on our once popular prairie band.
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SASKATCHEWAN IN THE 1960's
- performances with a variety of prairie rock bands

In the late 1960's, as a very young fellow in my early teens, I performed with some early prairie rock bands, which included
The Wildsmen, The Unwritten Document, and The Sound of One Hand Clapping. I couldn't begin to count how many dances and concerts I performed at with these bands. The memberships of the first two bands consisted of my childhood friends Vern Wild (guitar & vocals), Curtis Wild (drums & vocals), Jerry Baumgartner (bass & vocals), Preston McDade (keyboards) and me (lead guitar & vocals). The membership of The Sound of One Hand Clapping were my friends Brian Malloy (drums & vocals), Jerry Baumgartner (bass & vocals), Greg Kurtz (bass vocals), Ray Silzer (keyboards & vocals), Bernice Braumberger (lead vocals) and me (lead guitar & vocals). There may have been other members in there as well, but I'm a little foggy on it after all this time.
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