Bye for now, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

Thanks to the people of Mayne Island, Victoria, Port Alberni, Lantzville, Nanaimo, Denman Island, Chemainus, and Gabriola Island for the warm reception you gave me and my new CD. Next stop: the UK.


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Timeline Tour

First stop: Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. More details on my “Shows” page.

timeline tour poster 150

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CD release and promo video

The new Timeline album is now officially out and can be purchased as a download or CD from BandCamp (preferred seller), iTunes, and other online stores. As well, this cool promo video has been posted on YouTube to coincide with the album’s release. Shot in one day at Overlynn Mansion in Burnaby, BC, the video features snippets of 4 songs from the new album. Thanks to Julie Dalkin of Driven by Gravity Productions for making the whole thing possible, and look out for Chris’ son and daughter making their movie debuts.

Click here for more details and a full list of credits. Thanks to all involved!

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TWO songs in the semi-finals

Semi-Finalist_LoRes_RevisedI’ve just learned that two songs from the upcoming new album have made it through to the semi-finals of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC). With the CD release party happening March 6th at Vancouver’s ANZA Club, this really couldn’t have come at a better time. “The Mountaineer” is in the running in the Americana category and – wait for it – “The Sneeze” made it through in the Instrumental category. Both of these tunes will be performed live with the band on March 6th (please scroll down for details on how to get tickets to the show). I should find out in a couple of weeks if either of them progress to the finals. Neither of these songs are available to hear at the moment, but I’m posting a track a month on my VIP page and I’ll be featuring “The Mountaineer” in March. In the meantime, I’m offering a free download of the ringtone I made out of “The Sneeze.” Wish me luck!

The Sneeze ringtone by chrisronald

This free download is for Android phones. To make it work for iPhone, download to your computer, change the file extension from .m4a to .m4r, add to iTunes library and sync. Alternatively, buy it direct from the iTunes store on your phone (easiest option).

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CD release party tickets

timeline posterTickets for the CD release party – March 6th at ANZA Club, Vancouver – are now on sale. Tickets are only $10 in advance, or you can pay just $20 for a ticket and CD autographed by the band (CD to be picked up on the night). Payment can be made directly by cheque or PayPal by e-mailing Alternatively, tickets and the ticket/CD combo can be purchased via Bandcamp (will call only). Tickets are also on sale at Zulu, Red Cat, and Highlife Records.

It’s going to be a fabulous night of music featuring all of the talented guys and gals who contributed to the album including John Ellis, Rob Becker, Pat Steward, Melissa Bandura, Graeme Coleman, Deanna Knight, and Mike Sanyshyn. The opening act will be Melissa and her band Familiar Wild.

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