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Occurs on Saturday September 30 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


The Queens
34 Victoria Crescent
Nanaimo BC V9R 5B8

Event Notes


“Gloria” | “Brown Eyed Girl” | “Moondance” | “Domino” | “Into The Mystic” | “Wild Night is Calling” | “Have I told You Lately” & many more of everyone’s favs

Mystic Celtic Soul singer and songwriter, Van Morrison has placed his indelible stamp upon Western Music culture with a career spanning over half a century!

In “Van the Man” Mr Coughlan, Bruce, brings one of his major influences to life with an uncanny ability to make you shut your eyes and think the great Van is in the room. As well as being an award winning singer and songwriter with groups like Bare Facts, The Hitops and Tiller’s Folly, Bruce has long been recognized as one of great vocal interpreters of our time. In this show he puts all of that experience and interpretive skill into sharp focus as “Van The Man”.

Joining him on this journey is right hand man and many year partner bassist Laurence Knight (Tiller’s Folly, Foreman Young Band, Shari Ulrich, Roy Forbes Long John Baldry). These two have been touring for decades and receiving thunderous ovations from Nashville and The UK to across their Canadian homeland.

Laurence and Bruce specially picked a stellar cast to bring this show to life featuring some of Vancouver’s most in demand musicians with a few of their more illustrious credits.

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