The second in the Anela & Friends series goes tomorrow night at the Royal Coachman Carriage Room and features Anela (above) with Sean Hogan (below).

Anela teams up with Sean Hogan

On the heals of an awesome first performance, new ownership at the Royal Coachman are thrilled to announce the second performance in the Anela & Friends three-part live music concert series at the Royal Coachman Carriage Room.

The second performance in the series is on Thursday at 7 p.m. and will feature Canadian Country music star Sean Hogan with special guest John Hyde on Bass and hosted by Anela Kahiamoe.

Since relocating from Hawaii five years ago, “Anela” has established himself as one of Vancouver Island’s premium musicians and entertainers. A lifetime musician and of pure Hawaiin descent, Anela was part of the elite Honolulu music scene. Anela’s warm stage presence, beautiful vocals and musicianship on Ukulele, Guitar and Lap Steel will perfectly complement Sean Hogan, as will John Hyde on bass, who has worked with elite musicians in the Canadian Jazz scene and performing with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

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.

Enjoy a memorable concert evening with Sean Hogan, Anela Kahiamoe and John Hyde in the warm setting of the Carriage Room.

Concert #3 with Anela on Thursday April 7 at 7 p.m. will feature Anela’s six-piece band, The Experimenters. Enjoy an awesome evening of music with tunes ranging from Hawaiian, Blues, Rock and Anela originals.

All concerts will be at the upstairs Carriage Room at The Royal Coachman. Doors open at 6:30 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, Royal Coachman Pub, Cafe and Beer & Wine Store.