Sasquatch Inn welcomes Rhythm and Cello!

The Sasquatch Inn

Join Rhythm and Cello at the Sasquatch Inn Dec 1st, which also happens to be their CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY! Live music kicks off around 7:30pm – get ready for a friendly mix of rock, folk, Latin, reggae and Celtic music on acoustic guitar and cello with vocal harmonies, to ease you into December.

Side view of the Sasquatch Inn
The Sasquatch Inn

Customer Appreciation Day

As a ‘thank you” to the world’s best customers, the venue invites you to enjoy some appies and a bevy on them!!

Don’t forget your Food Bank donation!

They will also be helping those less fortunate by collecting food and raising money for the food bank. For every non-perishable food item you donate, you will receive a ticket to win one of many prizes.

Tickets for prizes are available for purchase at $1 each – 50/50 draws too!!! We hope to see you there!

Learn more here:

Labour Day Weekend at the Firefighters Public House

Labour Day weekend live music at the Firefighters Public House

Wrap up your summer with live music this Labour Day long weekend with Rhythm and Cello at the Firefighters Public House!

Firefighters Public House logo

The venue

Steps from the Metrotown skytrain station, the Firefighters Public House offers a neighbourhood pub feel, with live music every Saturday night. You can view their artist lineup here: Band List

The band

Rhythm and Cello returns to the Firefighters Public House to entertain you again! With a range of Latin, reggae, rock, folk, Celtic and maybe even a little country music, there’s sure to be something for everyone! We blend cello & acoustic guitar with vocal harmonies for a unique twist on originals and your favourite cover tunes. Check out our Music page for a sneak peak of what might be in store.

Rhythm and Cello

No cover – music starts at 9pm and ends around 11pm.

We hope to see you there!

John Welsh & Los Valientes featuring Stephanie Glegg at TODDCast Podcast Cheap Thrills 11

About the show

John Welsh will be performing an acoustic show featuring a range of talented musicians at The Roxy in Vancouver. Special guests include Stephanie Glegg (cello/vocals, Rhythm and Cello), John Gonzalez (accordion, Cumbia Galera), and members of John’s full band, Los Valientes (Courage Eigbike, Chris Welsh, Nathan Larsen, Devin Modugno and James Stobbe). Win your tickets to the show here: TODDCast Podcast Cheap Thrills 11 Event Page

About the host: TODDCast Podcast

TODDCast Podcast is a weekly podcast that features 3 guests each episode. Musical, sports and entertainment sector guests join host and radio personality Todd Hancock in conversation. ToddCast Podcast hosts this 11th event in its Cheap Thrills series, at the Roxy Cabaret in Vancouver.

ToddCast Podcast logo

About John Welsh & Los Valientes

From With a sound that blends high energy Latin, West African, reggae and folk rock rhythms the John Welsh Band gets crowds moving wherever they perform. Performing in both English and Spanish the John Welsh Band wins over audiences with a high energy show that emphasizes crowd participation, upbeat rhythms and singalong choruses.

Recent awards for John Welsh and his bandmates include:

  • 2016 ‘Best of Vancouver bands’ (VanMusic)
  • 2016 Fraser Valley Music Award
  • Winner of the 2014 CIVL Radio Singer/Songwriter Competition

John Welsh & Los Valientes

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, 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!

Rhythm and Cello at the Early Years Conference Reception

Conference Reception Live Music

On January 26th, Rhythm and Cello will be performing during the conference reception of the Early Years Conference 2018. Latin, folk, rock, reggae and country tunes will be among the musical styles attendees will enjoy. The background entertainment will give them a chance to unwind as they recap the day’s learning while meeting new people in their field.

About the Event

The conference focuses on early child development. The event brings together health care providers and leaders, policy makers, families, educators, school officials and more. This year’s theme is Strengthening Resilience in Today’s World – Leading with Kindness and Understanding. The conference runs from January 25th through 27th.

Conference reception banner
Early Years Conference 2018 Banner


Note the reception is open to paid conference attendees only. Click this link to register online:

More Information

Learn more about the event here: or contact Kristina Hiemstra, the event organizer.

Interested in booking Rhythm and Cello?

To hire Rhythm and Cello for your next conference, corporate, community or private event, click here:

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:

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

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

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 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