Heffley Creek Coffeehouse Warms the Heart on a Winter Evening


Slow No Tempo

The most recent Heffley Creek Coffeehouse was held at the Heffley Creek Hall on January 25th. The musical portion of the evening started off with the a cappella group from Kamloops, called, Slow No Tempo. They sang their way through a very entertaining set which started with the classic “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” As this song already contains great vocal noises and is popular, it was a hit with the audience. This talented group consists of Alexander Bell, Ryan Noakes, Graham Specht, and Simon Walter. Slow No Tempo kept the audience entertained with a bit of humour and ended the night with a very cool version of “Lean on Me.”  They added some “a capella rap” to the Bill Wither’s hit and everyone enjoyed it. Slow No Tempo is doing a fundraiser for the Kamloops Hospice Association. For a set fee they will go visit the person of your choice on Valentines Day, in full costume, with candy and flowers and perform for them. Contact them at 250-318-2978 for more info. DSCN1447 (2)

Margit Sky Project

For the rest of the evening the mainly male performers provided a mix of originals and cover tunes, mostly in the country, roots and folk genres. Voice, guitars and a harmonica were the chosen instruments of the evening. There were many highlights. I enjoyed the Margit Sky Project’s three Indigenous themed songs, including “Fresh Off the Reservation” and their cover of Marshall Tucker’s “Can’t You See.” Mark Miller did a cool version of “Space Oddity (Major Tom)” and the AlKenolics did their lovely take on “Blame it On Midnight.”

Mark Miller        The AlKenolics

There were humourous moments, like, the MC, Ron’s original “Renovation Blues,” and emotional ones, too. Mike, from Barhartvale, dedicated a moving song to his recently departed father.

Ron and Mike

Rick Lee, had one of the AlKenolics join him for his set of originals and country covers. They played very well, together.

Rick and friend

Other country and roots songs game from Larry and Aaron’s Dad. The evening started with a meal from the concession stand and coffee and other soft drinks, along with some fine baking, which was available all night. There was, also, a 5050 draw. The Heffley Creek Coffeehouse is held monthly. For more info phone: 250-852-1011.


Aaron’s Dad and Larry