It’ll be a nostalgic trip down memory lane when Doug Jack presents popular songs from the ‘40s to ‘90s at the Elks Lodge in Vernon Saturday.
Entitled Music for Memories, the singer-keyboardist says he likes to provide an entertaining and fun evening of songs and music trivia, along with a name- that-tune and dance contests.
“There’s lots of audience feedback and laughs,” he said.
In trying to create a lounge -like and interactive atmosphere, Jack utilizes as many technical aids as he can, such as full sounding backing tracks, back-screen projection with song lyrics, trivia, artist images and extensive use of a camera aimed at the piano keys.
“The audience really appreciates this one because it is hard to watch what piano players do,” he said, adding “It all helps to make for a very pleasant experience.”
Born in Seattle and raised near Reno, Nevada, the now Prince George-based artist has performed in casinos in both the U.S. and Canada and has played and done sound production for a number of major acts, including The Mamas and the Papas, Freddy Fender, The Inkspots, The Platters, Johnny Rodriguez, and The New Supremes.
“I have close to 50 years of stage/audience experience and I still thrill to perform a good song to a good crowd,” he said.
“My crowds tend to be 50 and up and that’s where these older songs really shine.”
Doors to Jack’s performance Saturday at the Elks Lodge open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and are available the Bean Scene or the Elks. For more information, call 250-549-1883.