Simms Concert Series - Songwriters Circle

Date & Time: August 12, 2018 (7:00pm - 8:30pm)

Category: Recreation (See all events in this category)

Songwriters Circle:


The Songwriters Circle includes Ryan Castle, Alannah Clark, Gordon Phillips, Riel, Nathan Senner and Ashley Sykes.

Ryan Castle is a singer/songwriter, born and raised in the Comox Valley. Armed with his weapon of choice - the piano - he hopes to show you his deep love of song through his music.

West coast born and raised singer and songstress, Alannah Clark, isn't shy when it comes to writing about what truly matters to her. Her soulful melodies, and her powerful lyrics paired with her acoustic folk style, will leave you in awe.

As life happens singer/songwriter Gord Phillips writes. With a wide variety of interests, Gord’s songs are best described as folk rock, combining rootsy rhythms and storyteller lyrics with a rockabilly tone.

Riel is a 17 year old, Metis multi-instrumentalist whose song writing is mostly inspired by literature and modern popular culture. Riel’s music has generated much intrigue with her powerful voice and folk pop inspired sound.

Nathan Senner is a local musician well known for his moving songs about life and the human condition. He has been writing for more than 25 years, has produced and recorded an original CD “Dance in the Moon”.

Ashley Sykes (Ball) was born into a very musical family in the southern states. She moved to Vancouver Island in 2000 and brought her love of music with her. She has recently released her first studio album entitled “Dissonance”.

Simms Millennium Park is located by the 5th Street Bridge and across from Lewis Park. Please bring your own lawnchair or blanket.

Other featured Simms Park performances on Sundays at 7pm include Duo of Duos – take two on August 19, and Pure Petty on August 26. The Simms Summer Concert Series season is sponsored by the Comox Valley Record, The Goat 98.9 FM, What’s On Comox Valley and the City of Courtenay.

For concert information please call the Courtenay Recreation Lewis Centre at 250-338-5371 or visit our SIMMS CONCERTS page.