Summer 2022

Summertime Boogie!

Very excited to host our 2nd Annual Summertime Boogie, outside at the Commons Reservoir Stage, Gabriola,
Sunday August 28, 3 pm.

I'll be joined by an amazing crew, featuring Cam MacInnes from Victoria on guitar and slide guitar, Josh Gellman on bass, charango and vocals, Al Murray on drums, and possibly a special guest or two.  There will be singing, dancing and general merriment!  Hope all you peeps from Gabriola and vicinity will join us to celebrate summer!

Tickets $25, available at Nature Spirit Earth Market (cash please), etransfer to, or cash at the door. 

Show is at 3 pm, doors open at 2:30.  Please bring chairs, layers, sunscreen, water and whatever else you may want or need.  There will be a washroom available. I'm thrilled to be able to play with these wonderful people for you!  There are new tunes, old ones, and I am reviving a couple of classics from underexposed Canadian songwriters, whose songs should be heard!  So we'll play them!  This should be a great event, hope you can join us!!


Wednesday June 22 at the Beban Park Farmers Market in Nanaimo with son Josh, hours are 2 – 6.  Beban Park hosts a great market, with lots of food and artisans and… music!  If you happen to be in Nanaimo, do drop on by!  We'll do another one on August 24.

Sunday, June 26, I’ll be playing at the Silva Bay Market here on Gabriola, and I’ve invited my pals Sandy Lucken and Fraser Gabbott to join.  The weather forecast is looking good, so I think it’ll be a great one!

My old friend (and I mean old!) Frank Patrick is once again gracing our shores this summer, after a three year hiatus!  We’ve booked the Reservoir Stage outside at the Commons for Thursday, July 21, 7 pm.

Spring 2022
As the weather warms up, we are looking forward to more gatherings outside, and concert opportunities.  So far, I am signed up for some Farmers Markets, and we are hoping to put on one or two other concerts or dances through the summer.  Stay tuned as things take shape.
Bob Bossin invited me to participate in his 75+1 belated Birthday celebration at the Gabriola Community Hall on March 26.  It was a wonderful event with lots of musicians sharing the stage.  I even got to sing one of my favourite Bob songs "Shirley Ann"!  There were videos from Bob's friends and colleagues around the world.  It was a special night!
Fall 2021

We're finally able to host some indoor events for real live (vaccinated) audiences, and Gabriola Arts Council has received a grant to sponsor a series of events called Gabriola Live!  We have a great show planned for Saturday December 18 at The Phoenix Auditorium on Gabriola.  This will be a variety show featuring four artists: Jake Galbraith, NEAVV, Sandy Lucken and me, performing some original tunes and mostly Canadian songs from Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Stan Rogers, Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn and more.  Our featured singers are joined by Brad Shipley on guitar and mandolin, Brian McMahon on bass and horns, and Phil Frisson on drums.  Brad and Phil will also be featured on a couple of tunes.  This promises to be a great show, so get your tickets ($20) at

Summer 2021
Excited to be able to host a Summertime Boogie!  Concert / Dance outside at The Commons, Paul Gellman Band featuring Brad Shipley, Alicia Murray, Brian McMahon and a possible special guest or two!  Put on your dancing feet, or just sit in your chair and groove along!  Thursday August 19, 3 pm, doors at 2:30.  See you there!!
Spring 2021
Well things are finally starting to open up a little!  Thanks to vaccinations, we can now begin to share music together in person in one place (mostly outside, but that's okay!).  So our weekly Music Workshop sessions have resumed under the Timber Frame at the Commons, and that's a great start!  And the Silva Bay Market has invited me to perform on Sunday July4 from 10 am to 2 pm.  I will be joined by our son Josh Gellman, so that should be great as well!  I'm also dreaming of an outdoor concert later on in the summer, so stay tuned!
Winter 2021
Hunkered down in the midst of COVID!  We are very lucky to live where we are, and keep trying to stay safe and healthy and in touch with our loved ones.  We're not out of the woods yet, so patience, patience...  We look forward to the day when we can once again gather together, even hug each other, and celebrate the passing of this storm.  It will get better!  Stay tuned...
Fall 2020
We are excited to release our new "old" album "island Celebration Remastered", originally recorded in 1978, remastered by Greg Pauker in 2019.  It is available on CD or download, check the Music page on this site for more details!