7th Annual Victoria Battle of the Bar Bands

March 30, 2012

Event description from the Victoria Bar Association website:

Thank you to everyone that made it down to the Edelweiss Club for the VBA Battle of the Bar Bands on Friday, March 30, 2012. It was a very successful evening with bands from Vancouver and Nanaimo as well as Victoria. All of the bands put on spectacular performances! The winner for Best Rolling Stones Cover was the Trenkel Brothers, and the winner for Best Band was House Arrest.

We would like to thank the generous firm sponsors for their contributions: Waddell Raponi, Hart Legal, Cox Taylor, Mulligan Tam Pearson, Brown Henderson Melbye, Carfra & Lawton and Cook Roberts.

We would also like to thank our generous local sponsors, including: Premiere Verbatim Reporting, Hotel Grand Pacific, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, the Victoria Royals Hockey Club, the Prince of Whales, Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, the Trial Lawyers Association of BC, Dig This, Courtside Sports, the YMCA/YWCA, Iyengar Yoga Centre, Red Fish Blue Fish, John's Place, Moksana Yoga Centre, Sante Spa, and CBABC.

 The Battle would not have been complete without our esteemed judges: David Lennam, a writer, producer and television host from Victoria; Maria Manna, professional jazz vocalist and producer of Vancouver Island's Got Talent; the Honourable Judge Jeff Gaul, presently sitting on the bench of the Supreme Court of British Columbia; and the Honourable Judge Robert Higinbotham, presently sitting on the bench of the Provincial Court of British Columbia.

And last but not least, we would like to thank our Master of Ceremonies, Bill Murphy-Dyson, who makes overseeing the evening appear effortless with his wit and charm.

Until next year!

The 2012 VBA Battle of the Bar Bands Organizing Committee:

John Waddell QC, Eugene Raponi QC, Tom MacLachlan QC, Bill Murphy-Dyson, Shannon Mather and Krystle Gill