Rhythm and Cello at Acoustic Emporium

Live Music in the Fraser Valley

Rhythm and Cello is excited to perform at Acoustic Emporium in the Fraser Valley later this month! We’ll be playing a full complement of original tunes to get you moving – so get ready for some folk, Latin and reggae on acoustic guitar & cello to make your Friday night a little brighter.

Rhythm and Cello: Fraser Valley live music regulars
Stephanie Glegg & John Welsh of Rhythm and Cello

About Acoustic Emporium

The Acoustic Emporium is a registered non-profit that hosts high-quality live, original acoustic music.  If you love roots/alt/folk/singer-songwriter genres, this is the place for you!

Past artists that have taken the stage here include​ The Lion The Bear The Fox, Josh HyslopGood for GrapesLauren Mann and The Tourist Company

Show details

Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 7:30. Buy your tickets for $12 at the door. See you there!

Inclusive Cities Panel in Vancouver

Inclusive Cities – The New Urban Agenda: Lessons from the Habitat III Conference

Interested in inclusive cities and sustainable urban development? Miss the United Nations Habitat III Conference that took place in Quito in October? Enjoy live music? You can access the best of all this and more at Dudoc Vancouver on December 14, 2016, for a special panel presentation and reception. Co-hosted by the Netherlands Consulate in Vancouver, the evening will feature a speaker panel and audience discussion about the goals and impact of the New Urban Agenda that was established in Quito, and what it means for our communities.


Rhythm and Cello will provide the musical entertainment during the reception for this event, which includes drinks and light snacks, and the opportunity to network with local and international attendees who share a passion for building better urban communities. Prepare for some Latin, rolk and folk music to set the mood for a wonderful evening.


Bert Smolders, Manager, Shelter Program, UN-Habitat Arcadis CSR partnership, Netherlands
May So, Associate, Henriquez Partners Architects, Vancouver, Co-author of ‘Towards an Ethical Architecture’
Ellen Woodsworth, Chairperson Women Transforming Cities International Society, Former Vancouver City Councillor
Andrew Martin, Habitat III delegation member, UBC Masters Program School of Community and Regional Planning
Moderator: Frances Bula, journalist specializing in urban issues and city politics


Entrance is by donation, and you can register here!

Suggested donation is $5-10, with all proceeds being used for book donations to organizations supporting local low-income children.

For more information, contact contact@dudocvancouver.com

Latinos in Action Fundraiser

Latinos in Action Celebration

Join us on November 19th at Latinos in Action‘s benefit event to raise money for the Surrey Christmas Bureau! Your ticket purchase at the door includes a night of live Latin music, food, a complimentary drink, and that warm fuzzy feeling from contributing to a wonderful cause.

Latin Music

Expect to move, with live music by Rhythm & Cello and the Rio Samaya Band, followed by a DJ spinning Caribbean Latino dance music!

About Rhythm and Cello

Rhythm and Cello is a Vancouver music duo

About the Rio Samaya Band (from panchoandsal.com):

Based in Vancouver, the Rio Samaya Band is made up of Pancho and Sal, partners in life as well as in music, which is full of wonderfully enchanting latin rhythms and romantic melodies in Spanish including some Italian, English and French folk songs. With a style that flows through the folkloric traditions of Central and South America,  Rio Samaya music beats to the natural pulse of our planet, writing and  blending it with elements of folk, country, and reggae, as well as the rhythms from Gypsies in the south of France.

Sal grew up playing accordion in Vancouver but has roots in Argentina, sings ethereal harmonies and plays hand percussion instruments. They have a unique style of translating simultaneously from Spanish to English. Guitar, bombo, chachas, accordion, quena, flute, harmonica, piano, charango and ukulele are just some of the instruments they play.  Together they create a gentle and compelling sound.

Buffet Dinner

Prepare for a fantastic dinner – the buffet will be provided by Di Reggae Cafe and Chef Daniel Restaurant. Have a peek at their respective menus to get an idea about what you’re in for, but don’t blame us if your mouth starts to water!

Promotional poster for Latinos in Action Fundraiser November 19 - Latin music, buffet & benefit
Latinos in Action Year End Celebration featuring Rhythm and Cello & Rio Samaya Band

The Cause

Partial proceeds go to support the Surrey Christmas Bureau, a volunteer-run non-profit, charitable organization.

When you choose to support the Surrey Christmas Bureau, your contribution is used to purchase and distribute age-appropriate toys. Parents can pick out toys, games, stuffed animals, sports equipment and winter clothing for their children at our central depot. Grocery cards are also distributed according to family size to be used for nutritious food. Make someone’s holiday season better – what’s not to love?

More information

Tickets can be purchased at the door:$10/kids, $45/seniors, $60/adults.

Contact info@latinsummerfest.com 604-593-2448 for more information about this event, or read more about Latinos in Action and their annual Latin Summer Fest here!


We hope to see you there!

-Stephanie & John

Rhythm and Cello

Eric McCormack show features Stephanie Glegg on cello

Eric McCormack Live in Vancouver

Join actor Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) for a night of music and storytelling at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at his show, called ‘The Concert I Never Gave…(except for, like 2000 times in my bedroom)’. It features music from the 70s and 80s, along with McCormack’s entertaining stories about growing up, and about life as a celebrity. Because this event sold out in both L.A. and Toronto, it is being offered in Vancouver for 2 nights: August 5th & 6th.

The Band

Stephanie Glegg of Rhythm and Cello will be playing the cello and singing backup vocals, alongside a stellar lineup of musicians: Loren Gold (keyboardist, The Who), Murray Foster (bassist, Great Big Sea), Tyler Stewart (drummer, Barenaked Ladies) and guitarist Paul Kinman! You don’t want to miss this!

Eric McCormack concert poster
Eric McCormack’s The Concert I Never Gave

The Cause

The charity show is in memory of Eric’s parents. Accordingly, all proceeds support cancer research. Did you know that 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime? That makes it the most common cancer affecting men in Canada. So let’s help Prostate Cancer Canada contribute to advancements in research to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment! 


Tickets for this fundraiser start at $95. Get yours today at http://vancouvertix.com!

Canada Day with Rhythm and Cello

Have Canada Day plans yet?

Get your red and white on for Canada Day with some stellar wine and live music at one of our favourite venues – Backyard Vineyards! Note: Rosé also available!

Stephanie and John of Rhythm and Cello performing at Canada Day venue Backyard Vineyards
Photo credit: Backyard Vineyards

After a successful performance at BYV in April, Stephanie and John are back to help you celebrate Canada Day with live music, including our signature Latin, folk, rock, reggae and country smorgasbord. Relax and enjoy the tunes from your table in the Tasting Room, or from the outdoor gazebo – if you can’t sit still, dancing’s encouraged too. Sounds like the perfect summer afternoon!

Laurica Farms will be partnering with Backyard Vineyards to host two sittings of a hog roast for this event, which start at noon and 2:30pm. Rhythm and Cello will take the stage at 1pm. Be sure to call to reserve a table well in advance so you aren’t turned away.

Tickets are $48 for two people, which includes a bottle of their 2015 Rose. Call 604-539-9463 to RSVP.

See you there!

Photo of the wine wall behind the bar at Backyard Vineyards

About the venue

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.

Check out their impressive list of awards: http://www.backyardvineyards.ca/about-us/medals/

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.

Happy Friday with Rhythm and Cello July 17th

Happy Friday!

Start your weekend off right with Rhythm and Cello’s live music at Lougheed Town Centre‘s Feel Good Fridays entertainment series! Happy Friday! We’re back on July 17th with your favourite original and cover tunes, from Bob Marley and the Beatles to Steve Miller Band, the Gypsy Kings and Of Monsters and Men. This is your music, like you’ve never heard it before!

John Welsh and Stephanie Glegg of Rhythm and Cello

What to Expect

Folk, rock, Latin and reggae music (that’s right – reggae on the cello!) awaits you – what better way to enjoy your lunch, coffee, free colouring pack (for the kids) or shopping break than with free live music? This is an all-ages show! Our last appearance had a few dancers up out of their chairs – we hope you’ll be there grooving’ with us!


Every Friday | 12PM – 2PM
Lougheed Town Centre Food Court

Kick-off your weekend every Friday from 12PM-2PM at Lougheed with live entertainment, complimentary services, giveaways and more. With over 25 of Lougheed’s food vendors to choose from, it’s the ultimate Friday lunch spot #HappyFriday

Rhythm and Cello at the Bow & Stern Seafood Restaurant – Abbotsford

Seafood Lovers

Rhythm and Cello will be rockin’ at the Bow & Stern for the first time on July 8th! If you live in the Valley, this show is for you!

Musical Preview

Watch our newly released music video of original tune ‘All Your Secrets’  to get yourself warmed up for a great night of local entertainment! We look forward to seeing you there!

More about the Bow and Stern

The Bow and Stern in Abbotsford features a full menu including an oyster bar, seafood, burgers, salads, mains and more. Pop in for live music, featured beers and daily specials – check out the Bow & Stern’s Facebook page for all the details!

Live Music Videos: Release Announcement

New Music Videos from Rhythm and Cello

A little while back, we had the pleasure of filming a couple of live music videos at a funky East Van venue called The Juniper Room. We’re thrilled to be able to share them with you now!

All Your Secrets

This first video is an original song called All Your Secrets. The backstory to this one is that a week before we recorded a version of this song in studio with funding from Factor and the Government of Canada, John decided to change the key on me – one with crazy sharps, which was not so cool for cello… But it did sound better – so I reluctantly forgave him and we kept the change for the video too.

Oye Como Va – Santana cover song

This video has a strikingly similar backstory (seriously, this happens almost any time we have a shoot or a recording or an important show!). John felt the arrangement needed a bit of tweaking for the video a couple of days before the shoot. Sadly, I agreed, so we worked out a new layout for the song, and you’re the first ones to hear it! The title is a bit misleading, it’s actually a Santana medley – let us know which Santana song that you love is missing from our arrangement, by posting a comment! We’d love to hear from you!

Thanks again to The Juniper Room for their enthusiasm and stellar work in putting these together for us, and to every single person who filled the room for the filming and brought their energy and love. These videos wouldn’t be what they are without you!