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Two Nights with a West Coast Band

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54•40 is...
Neil Osborne -vocals/guitar
Brad Merritt -bass
Matt Johnson- drums
Dave Genn -guitars /keys/backing vocals
David “Oz” Osborne -organ/backing vocals


Over the course of 40+ years of performing and recording, 54•40 has not only made their mark on the Canadian music industry, but the entire cultural landscape. Led by chief songwriter Neil Osborne, 54•40 has carved out a legacy of gold and platinum albums and an outstanding reputation for their live performances that carries through to this day. With decades of hit songs and more in the making, the secret to 54•40's longevity is their ability to redefine and reinvent themselves.


A 54•40 concert experience gives an understanding of how their songs have touched, inspired, and changed people’s lives. For those who have followed the band from their humble beginnings in East Vancouver to younger fans that are just discovering the band’s originality, 54•40 shows are extraordinary affairs that bridge gaps between generations through a shared love of music.


The band is currently preparing for the release of their 2023 album "West Coast Band" which was recorded remotely during the thick of COVID-19 lockdowns. Having come through the hardship with a sense of unity, the album celebrates the common history they share as band members.


"54•40 is always future thinking, as a band we’re always expanding our borders, (after all the name does comes from a border dispute) what we call ‘FUTURE HISTORY'…"   ~ Neil Osborne


"Two Nights with a West Coast Band" is presented by the Lester Centre of the Arts, in association with Trigon.



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