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Johnny vs Johnny at Fleetwood Public House

Local guitar duo, Johnny vs Johnny, takes to the stage at Fleetwood Public House Friday, September 11 at 9 p.m. With John Vesterinen on electric guitar and John Paul Byrne on acoustic, the two toss lead vocals back and forth while providing an entertaining on stage presence. Byrne’s deep baritone pairs well with Vesterinen’s tenor and the pair offer up some ’70s greats like Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Diamond and The Beatles, rock, blues as well as newer artists like Jason Mraz and Train.   Fleetwood Public House is just one of  two eateries to serve locals and hotel guests at the...

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Johnny vs. Johnny at Tonics Pub March 14

Local guitar duo, Johnny vs Johnny, takes to the stage at downtown Kelowna's Tonics Pub for a one-night performance on Friday, March 14 at 7 pm. With John Vesterinen on electric guitar and John Paul Byrne on acoustic, the two toss lead vocals back and forth while providing an entertaining on stage presence. Byrne’s deep baritone pairs well with Vesterinen’s tenor and the pair offer up some ’70s greats like The Beatles, Neil Diamond, and Gordon Lightfoot and rock, blues as well as newer artists like Jason Mraz and Train. Their camaraderie is always apparent and, no matter how...

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Reason for the Seasons

October 26 Hotel Eldorado Elevation Outdoors annual fundraising event, Reason for the Season, is set for Saturday, October 26 at the Hotel Eldorado. The evening of fun and entertainment includes live music, three course dinner with wine, live and silent auctions, and lots of door prizes. Taking to the stage is Okanagan Life Publisher John Paul Byrne’s guitar duo, Johnny vs. Johnny. Elevation Outdoors works to enhance the lives of underprivileged youth by teaching them outdoor sports and pursuits and drawing parallels to life through the experience. In the process they help youth develop passion for snowboarding and mountain...

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Dueling Guitars Take the Stage at Minstrel Cafe

Johnny vs. Johnny Duo to play June 26 Local guitar duo, Johnny vs Johnny, returns to the Minstrel Café for a one-night performance Wednesday, June 26 at 8 p.m. With John Vesterinen on electric guitar and John Paul Byrne on acoustic, the two toss lead vocals back and forth while providing an entertaining on stage presence. Byrne’s deep baritone pairs well with Vesterinen’s tenor and the pair offer up some ’70s greats like Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Diamond and The Beatles, rock, blues as well as newer artists like Jason Mraz and Train. Their camaraderie is always apparent and the...

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Publisher’s Alter-ego

When Okanagan Life publisher John Paul Byrne expanded his passion from the printed word to music scores, it’s no surprise that magazines were his focal point. In 1991, he took a walk just a few blocks from the magazine conference he was attending in New York to see his first Broadway musical (Les Misérables). He then set to work, composing one of his early songs, Power of the Printed Word, which has a mesmerizing rock beat powerful enough for centre stage. Paul was determined to see his own musical Ink! on stage. He called on the mastery of local...

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