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Occurs on Wednesday March 13 2024

Approximate running time: 2 hours


James Cowan Theatre
6450 Deer Lake Ave.
Burnaby BC V5G 2J3

Event Notes

× The Piano Men Tour featuring Royal Wood and Jeffery Straker


Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes (2010), Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft while maintaining a unique identity. With two albums debuting in the Top 30 and multiple JUNO nominations, Wood is a 5-time Canadian Folk Music Award-nominee whose songs have been heard on high-profile programs such as Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. Following a headline performance at Toronto's iconic Massey Hall, Royal Wood released his latest album, What Tomorrow Brings, in November 2022. Crafted alongside world-renowned producers Linda Perry (Adele, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera) and Jamie Scott (Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber), the album draws from deeply personal points in Wood's life, effectively capturing the emotion of these moments. Royal Wood's considerable talents have granted him the opportunity to perform alongside internationally acclaimed artists, including Bonnie Raitt, who personally chose him as the direct support for her recently concluded cross-Canada tour.
Royal Wood continues to expand on the success of What Tomorrow Brings, approaching 300,000 Monthly Listeners on Spotify.


Jeffery has just emerged from the studio with his latest recording which will release in early 2024 (date TBC). Working with roots/americana producer Steve Dawson (Nashville) the album delivers a roots/country flavour.

A classically trained pianist, Straker swears he was born under the piano on the family grain farm. He was raised by a church-organist mother and auctioneer father which might explain his natural ability to share songs with audiences. He was a student of the Royal Conservatory of Music and received his licentiate diploma in piano performance from Trinity College, London when he was only 19. Straker has showcased at major events including Canadian Music Week, NXNE, Breakout West (Western Canada), & Juno Fest. He was an official showcase artist at Folk Alliance International 2022 in Kansas City. He’s gone on to perform over 100 shows per year across Canada, Europe and Latin America. Serving up a rootsy-storytelling brand of song with rich narratives, his song writing has the ability to transport a listener - out onto a lake in Canada’s North or to the main street of a prairie town. Across 8 albums to date critical comparisons have been drawn to the likes of Harry Chapin, Kris Kristofferson, & Jackson Browne while performances have seen him live on BBC radio in the UK, in concert with symphony orchestras and on festival and theatre stages. Jeffery’s songs have been used in TV, film and stage productions and saw him named “Roots-Folk Artist of the Year” in both the 2020 & 2021 Saskatchewan Music Awards. He took home a Western Canadian Music Award in 2019 and has twice been named ‘Keyboard Player of the Year’ at the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards. His 2021 ten-song recording “Just Before Sunrise” was voted #2 in the ‘Saskatchewan Best Albums’ rankings by music lovers across the province and earned Jeffery an official showcase at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City that year. Supporting the launch of a new 5-song acoustic EP “Just After Sunset” (2022), he toured 10 dates through the UK including a performance in London at Canada’s High Commission to the United Kingdom. Jeffery and his songs connect with audiences and to that end CBC Radio recently said: “He has a way of drawing us into his world and making us feel like we’re a welcome guest; an old friend he’s ready to catch up with”.

Doors: 7:00pm Performance: 7:30pm

Adults 35.00
Seniors (60yrs +) 30.00
Students (with valid student ID) 30.00
Youth (18yrs & under) 20.00

Purchase 3 separate regular season shows for the same patron for a special subscription price. Arts Club on tour excluded. Any additional ticket purchased for the season will be under the subscription price.
Adults 30.00
Seniors (60yrs +) 25.00
*Purchase subscriptions by phone or in person at the box office

If you need accessible seating please call the box office at 604.320.3000 to reserve this seating.
No refunds on tickets. 2.00 fee per ticket for exchanges
Contact the box office at 604-205-3000 with any ticketing questions.

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