Copper Canyon Band cranks out the hits. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Copper Canyon Band cranks out the hits. (Photo by Don Bodger)

And the band played on

Copper Canyon Band further brightens a sunny day

Music wafting through the air in downtown Chemainus was, well, music to the ears of folks who stopped to listen at a distance.

The Copper Canyon Band made an impromptu appearance Thursday on the plaza next to the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce office and Visitor Centre.

The band cranked out a wide variety of hits, including Johnny Rivers’ Memphis, Roy Orbison’s Oh Pretty Woman, classic Eagles and so much more.

Some folks were already there in the plaza and others popped in to enjoy the music once they heard it all around town from the band.

There’s been a huge void in live entertainment since COVID and the mini outdoor concert filled the void while complying with protocols.

The Copper Canyon Band is made up of Doug Fitzpatrick (lead singer and guitar), Gord Bigham (guitar), Dawn Geddie (bass) and Ian Smith (drums).

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Sunny day in Chemainus was made even brighter with the presence of the Copper Canyon Band. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sunny day in Chemainus was made even brighter with the presence of the Copper Canyon Band. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Doug Fitzpatrick on lead vocals for the Copper Canyon Band, with Dawn Geddie on bass. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Doug Fitzpatrick on lead vocals for the Copper Canyon Band, with Dawn Geddie on bass. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Music outdoors by the Copper Canyon Band soothes some of the COVID anxiety. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Music outdoors by the Copper Canyon Band soothes some of the COVID anxiety. (Photo by Don Bodger)

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