Comox Valley performer Sue Medley (above) will kick off a new series of concerts featuring Anela Kahiamoe as host (below

Anela & Friends Concert Series kicks off at the Royal Coachman with special guest Sue Medley

New ownership at the Royal Coachman are thrilled to announce a very special three-part live music concert series at the Royal Coachman Carriage Room.

All three performances will be hosted by Anela Kahiamoe and will feature Sue Medley on Thursday March 10,  Sean Hogan on Thursday, March 24 and Anela’s band The Experimenters on Thursday, April 7.

Since relocating from Hawaii five years ago, Kahiamoe has established himself as one of Vancouver Island’s premium musicians and entertainers. A lifetime musician and of pure Hawaiin descent, Kahiamoe was part of the elite Honolulu musician scene. Kahiamoe’s warm stage presence, beautiful vocals and musicianship on ukulele, guitar and lap steel will perfectly complement Kahiamoe’s special guests throughout this series.

Concert #1 with Kahiamoe on March 10 at 7 p.m. will feature Juno award winner and Gold Record recipient Sue Medley, who has toured with Bob Dylan, Tom Cochrane, Steve Earl and Dwight Yoakum, to name a few. Medley has performed at Farm Aid, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and with John Mellancamp’s band for the Bob Dylan Tribute at Madison Square Gardens. Now residing in Comox, Medley brings a lifetime of experience and performance at the highest level, for an unforgettable evening. Complimenting the performance on guitar is well known singer/songwriter Jim “Gypsy Jim” Papp. On Bass is John Hyde who has worked with the elite in Canadian Jazz and performing with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Concert #2 with Kahiamoe on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. will feature Sean Hogan. Long considered a dark horse in the Canadian Country Music scene, Hogan made a mark as male artist of the year. Now 20 years on with back-to-back West Coast Music Awards for Best Country Albums, Hogan is considered by many to be the best live vocalist out there. Hogan’s songwriting and singing solidified that image by winning Roots Artist of the Year with the CCMA in 2003. On bass will be the incredible talent of John Hyde, to round out what will be an awesome evening of live music.

Concert #3 on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. will feature Kahiamoe’s five-piece band, The Experimenters. Enjoy an evening of music ranging from Hawaiian, blues, rock and Kahiamoe originals.

All concerts will be at the upstairs Carriage Room at The Royal Coachman. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and complimentary pastries and desserts. All performances begin at 7 p.m. Tickets to each performance $20. Advance tickets available at the Music Plant on 11th Ave., Royal Coachman Pub, Cafe and Beer & Wine Store.