Rhythm and Cello joins The Kwerks at the Railyard

Rhythm and Cello at The Railyard

Rhythm and Cello will be opening for headliners The Kwerks on April 7th at The Railyard in Mission, BC, to kick off our spring schedule! We are really looking forward to taking the stage, after a few months of private and corporate events. As a result, we miss our loyal fans and friends!

The Kwerks promo poster for the Railyard
Laura and Ryan Koch feature their latest album, Bigger Badder Dreams, at the Railyard April 7th

Doors at 7pm, Music at 8pm

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Buy tickets online here: SeaWest or email tickets@seawestentertainment.com, because they’re going fast!

About Rhythm and Cello

Rhythm and Cello is a Vancouver duo that blends high energy rhythm of the acoustic guitar with the versatility of the seductive cello.

Stephanie Glegg‘s cello melodies, harmonies, bass lines, fills and solos complement John Welsh‘s original songs beautifully, and bring a range of crowd-favourite cover tunes to life, while leaving space for the duo’s rich vocal harmonies.

Come ready to expect reggae (yes, reggae), Latin, folk and rock music, and maybe even a little Celtic or country. Our goal is to move you from your chair to the dance floor by the end of the set. Come on out and let us change the way you think about the cello!

Click here for a sampling of our music: Music | Rhythm and Cello

About The Kwerks

Making the Top 10 in CBC’s Searchlight Competition two years in a row, The Kwerks are riding a tidal wave of momentum as they emerge from the studio with their 3rd EP, Bigger Badder Dreams.

Laura Koch captivates with her standout voice and lays the groundwork on guitar. Ryan Koch harmonizes beautifully, while moving to the music in ways vaguely reminiscent of Elaine Benes (Seinfeld). The full band is rounded out by Gregg Porter (mandolin/banjo), Jay Rennicks (electric guitar), Jonathan Perkins (bass) and Tim Dyck (drums, percussion).

Entertaining stories, eclectic dance moves, and enchanting tunes will make you groove, laugh and maybe even shed a few tears. But you’ll leave with a bounce in your step and a smile on your face, already waiting for their next show.

About The Railyard

The Railyard is a hotbed of local musical talent, located in Mission, BC. Hosted by SeaWest Entertainment, the licensed performance space features state of the art sound and lighting. Also, the venue boasts 38 consecutive sellouts! So buy your tickets in advance to ensure you have a seat at the stage!

Phoenix party: Rise from the Ashes

Rhythm and Cello is proud to announce that we will be among the many live acts performing at this year’s Phoenix party!

Phoenix Party: The Theme

The theme of the party is Phoenix: Rise from the Ashes. Party guests are invited to come dressed as anyone who no longer walks the Earth/Middle Earth/Hosnian system, etc. Characters may be real (e.g. Bowie), fictional (e.g. Boromir), or figurative (American democracy?). The idea is to fuel the rebirth of their legacies, stories, or memories about them.

Image of Bowie as Phoenix
Phoenix: Rise from the Ashes

Entertainment Line-up

Rhythm and Cello will join other musicians, including Tony O’Hara, Ivory and Wood and The Kwerks, as well as a special appearance by Adrienne Smith, who will join sister Stephanie on stage for an a cappella performance. All music has been selected with the Phoenix theme in mind. Think Bowie, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, MJ, Leonard Cohen, etc., and some  movie soundtrack favourites as well!

To complement the music, a strong line-up of slam poets will take the stage to share their magic, in keeping with the theme.


This private event is by invitation only – cover at the door.

To book Rhythm and Cello

Consider Rhythm and Cello for your next private party – contact us today: http://rhythmandcello.ca/contact/

Backyard Vineyards hosts Rhythm and Cello April 29th

Backyard Vineyards Hosts Rhythm and Cello

Kick back in the Tasting Room at Backyard Vineyards with some award-winning wine, grant-funded music and great friends! Rhythm and Cello is thrilled to be back at this beautiful local winery with some great new tunes (and of course old favourites). Think rock, folk, Latin, reggae, and even a little country! There’s something for everyone – it’ll be up to you to discover the perfect wine pairing! Not a bad responsibility for a Friday night…

This event is free for Backyard Vineyards customers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Photo of the wine wall behind the bar at Backyard Vineyards

Testimonial from the Winery

Backyard Vineyards had the pleasure of showcasing Rhythm and Cello – both John and Stephanie had the place alive with their eclectic toe tapping music. Everything from CCR and the Beatles to passionate Latin renditions  – the crowd did not want them to leave. A great atmosphere to be had by all! We will definitely be having them back again.

-Felicity, Backyard Vineyards

More about Backyard Vineyards

From http://backyardvineyards.ca/: It’s no secret what we do in our backyard.
We have big fun creating top-quality varietal, blended and bubbly wines from 100% BC Grapes. We grow our own grapes right here in our Langley vineyard and complement those with fruit from the Fraser Valley and South Okanagan.

We pride ourselves in making exceptional wine BC VQA wines at affordable prices. It’s the neighbourly thing to do. Backyard Vineyards has been open for business in the Fraser Valley since 2009. In that short time we have been recognized for our wines both locally and internationally, winning over 50 medals for our reds, whites and our bubble.

Rhythm and Cello at Backyard Vineyards April 24th – Wine & Music, a Perfect Pairing

Love wine? Love music? Kill two birds with one stone at Backyard Vineyards in Langley on Friday, April 24th! Raise a glass to spring to the sound of our folk, rock, Latin & reggae tunes. This is a new venue for us, and we’re excited to join the lineup of local musicians pairing great music with great wine!

Photo of Rhythm and Cello at a previous wedding performance
Stephanie & John of Rhythm and Cello at a previous wedding performance

About Backyard Vineyards

“It’s no secret what we do in our backyard. We have big fun creating top-quality varietal, blended and bubbly wines from 100% BC Grapes. We grow our own grapes right here in our Langley vineyard and complement those with fruit from the Fraser Valley and South Okanagan. Mostly, we make wine that we like to drink and we think you’ll like it too.” –http://www.backyardvineyards.ca

RSVP on Facebook – Hope to see you there!