Local musicians Steve “Ringer” Ring

Ten Times Bigger hopes to revive live music in CR

Local musicians have been entertaining Vancouver Island for a decade

With the closing of the Quinsam Hotel, Campbell River’s options for live entertainment have dried up a bit.

In an effort to do something about this, local musicians Steve “Ringer” Ring, Larry Anderson and Ray Sharp, collectively known as Ten Times Bigger, have joined forces with the Campbell River Legion to host a series of dances at the Legion Hall beginning Saturday, July 18.

“We really want to give people a safe, fun option for going out for a night of dancing and partying,” says Ringer. “We’re hoping that there is enough of an appetite to do something like this on a regular basis.”

The band decided that the Legion was the perfect place to try this idea out. Like many of the province’s Legions, they feel Campbell River’s Branch #137 is far past its heyday and could use all the support it can get.

“We all feel strongly about helping the Legion,” Ringer says. “It’s an important link to a very critical part of our history and it’s getting more and more important to preserve the memory of the men and women that all Legions represent.”

It also puts a lot of money into the community by supporting the likes of the Food Bank, the Knights of Columbus, and a host of other local causes, he says.

For those not familiar with Ten Times Bigger, they are a local cover band that have been entertaining Vancouver Island with a variety of music from the last six decades for over 10 years.

Tickets for the dance are only $10 and are available at the Legion and at the Music Plant. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. You must be 19 years of age to attend.

For more information, call Ringer at 250-286-3434 of check out Ten Times Bigger on Facebook.