Randy Bachman – October 13
Randy Bachman – October 13
Reserved Seating – All Ages
Date: Friday, October 13
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show Time: 8:00 PM
Event Cost: Tickets from $59.99 (Plus applicable fees)
About This Performance
Passion, determination, dedication, focus, challenge. These qualities have remained consistent throughout Randy Bachman’s lengthy and remarkable career. He is a legendary figure in the music world through his talents as a guitarist, songwriter, performer, record producer and mentor. As founder of two formidable rock bands, The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy has accrued over 120 platinum, gold and silver album/singles awards from around the world. His songwriting has garnered the coveted #1 spot on radio playlists in over 20 countries and his total record sales exceed 40 million albums and singles.
Randy’s music is a veritable soundtrack of the last forty years of popular music. “These Eyes”, “Laughing”, “Undun”, “No Time”, “American Woman” and “No Sugar Tonight” with The Guess Who all resonate with the Bachman touch. Between 1969 and 1970, The Guess Who sold more records than the entire Canadian music industry combined with the Bachman-Cummings songwriting team becoming the most celebrated partnership in Canadian music to that point. The Guess Who brought Randy’s music to North America.
He followed that with “Let it Ride”, “Roll on Down The Highway”, “Takin’ Care of Business”, “Looking Out For #1”, “Hey You” and “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” with Bachman-Turner Overdrive, taking his name and hit-making abilities worldwide. In 1974, BTO was the biggest-selling recording act in popular music.
Randy also stands in rarified air as a member of a very exclusive handful of artists who have topped the charts in two different bands: “American Woman” (co-written by Randy) with The Guess Who and “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” (composed wholly by Randy) as leader and singer with Bachman-Turner Overdrive. In addition, “No Sugar Tonight”, written by Randy, was a double A-sided #1 hit paired with “American Woman”.
As host of the top-rated CBC and Sirius XM radio program Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap, Randy’s listeners each week worldwide number in the millions. He can also add best-selling author to his numerous list of accomplishments, having penned both Vinyl Tap Stories and Tales From Beyond The Tap.
In 2017, Randy embarked on his most ambitious project in many years, taking the music of one of his personal heroes, Beatles guitarist George Harrison, and re-imagining many of Harrison’s best-known songs in a contemporary musical context with all new arrangements. By George By Bachman became an international sensation on release the following year.
The release of the acclaimed full-length documentary film Bachman, written and directed by award-winning director John Barnard, brings the oft described architect of Canadian rock ‘n’ roll’s story full circle with an insightful retrospective of his many remarkable career milestones while continuing to look forward to what is still ahead.
With no plans to retire, the man who once wrote “Rock Is My Life” and whose business cards read “Write Songs, Will Travel” continues to focus on creating new music. He is back in the studio working on new material, curating an exhibit of guitars from his vast personal collection for a 2020 National Music Centre feature presentation, and involved with several theatrical and film productions.
Though his music industry awards include dozens of coveted acknowledgments and celebrated achievements, when asked which award is most prized, Randy responds, “The one I haven’t got yet.”