Ex Sidney-ites spread Tropical Jam

Musical family formerly from Sidney excited to share taste of Tobago

The Carmen Miranda Sisters – Kenny Podmore and Clive Tanner – are having fun preparing for their guest appearances in Tropical Jam

“Teeming with life, beauty and colour” is how Peter, Anne-Marie and Daniel Brimacombe describe Tobago, the small, tropical Caribbean island they live on. The musical family, formerly from Sidney, is excited about sharing a taste of Tobago through music, stories and images during their show, Tropical Jam, Aug. 17 and 18.

The family will be assisted by the Carmen Miranda Sisters – Kenny Podmore and Clive Tanner – who will be featured in some special song and dance numbers in the show.

“Kenny and Clive are well known in Sidney and are certainly stars in their own right, or at least in their own minds,” said Anne-Marie.

The Brimacombes moved to the tropical island of Tobago two years ago where they have been performing music as a trio at hotels and resorts. For many years, Anne-Marie was known on the Peninsula as a singer, singing teacher and choral director. Her husband, Peter, provides full instrumental backup on keyboards and their son Daniel, accompanies them on the Caribbean steel drums.

Tropical Jam begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Charlie White Theatre in the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for seniors, students and children through the Mary Winspear box office, www.mary

winspear.ca or 250-656-0275. Partial proceeds benefit the Arts Alive Tobago Children’s Performing Company.



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

North Saanich among six communities facing ‘chronic shortage’ of daycare spaces

Findings appear in a report that also analyzed daycare in Central Saanich and Sidney

VicPD looking for 17-year-old girl, believed to be in downtown Victoria

Circumstance under which she has gone missing are considered to be high-risk

New urgent, primary care health centre opens in Saanich come November

North Quadra area facility to provide same-day, ongoing care for folks without family doctors

Woman arrested for hit and run that left another vehicle in Colwood front lawn

The woman was issued a 24 hour driving prohibition and a ticket

McKenzie interchange project drives towards completion

Motorists asked to continue following construction zone signage as crews will be on site into the fall

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

70-year-old punched in the head in dispute over disability parking space in Nanaimo

Senior’s turban knocked off in incident at mall parking lot

One person dead in two-vehicle accident in North Island

Highway 19A was closed for several hours north of Courtenay following the crash

CHARTS: Beyond Metro Vancouver, COVID-19 cases in B.C. haven’t increased much recently

COVID-19 case counts outside of Metro Vancouver have been level since July

Record-breaking 165 new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in B.C. in 24-hour period

Fifty-seven people are in hospital battling the novel coronavirus

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

Long-term care need pressuring acute care in Comox Valley, Strathcona

Region could use a couple of large facilities for seniors on the north part of the Island

B.C.’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan: Top 5 things you need to know

Jobs training, tax incentives for employers to hire staff and more

Most Read