Welcome to Big Rumble Music

Welcome to the Big Rumble Music web site featuring the music, blog and photos of Jim Vining and Jim Vining and the Ideal Band. Visit the blog for current updates.  Thank you for visiting.

New songs from an upcoming album will be featured on the music site this May.  Several songs from A Big Rumble Out West will also be featured.

A Big Rumble Out West was the first full length solo CD I recorded ( fourteen songs ) and was released to friends and family November 7th 2010.  Some songs from the album are on the music page as well as some newer songs. For a full list of the songs on the album, click on the album title. 

The songs on the album reflect experiences of family life and are sure to appeal to anyone who has ever been a parent or a son or daughter;  songs that everyone can relate to. The CD was released to the public at Still Water Books and Art in Campbell River, B.C. on Saturday November 27th, 2010.  Thank you Ruth and Trevor for hosting the event!

The album is for sale at the Music Plant in Campbell River,B.C. or contact me at jvining@telus.net 

The second CD is an EP called A Secret Quartet and consists of four songs that are performed by other singers.  It was first released on June 21st 2011. 
  This album is also available at the Music Plant in Campbell River,B.C. or by contacting me at jvining@telus.net 
Songs on this album are:

1. Maybe You’re In There:  I wrote this song in 1982 with lyricist Dave Richardson (Wildflower). We produced a demo of the song in the summer of 1983 at Summit Sound Studio in LA. Our friend, David Foster, heard our demo and liked the song but he wanted to re-demo it.  On a trip home to Victoria in December of 1983, David produced another demo version of the song with April Gislason doing the vocal.
On my album " A Secret Quartet",a singer from Campbell River, Rose Decook accompanied by Chris Coon on guitar sings her version of Maybe You're In There.
However, I also recorded a version of the song (2009) sung by Michelle Weckhesser, also accompanied by Chris Coon on guitar.   I've posted both April and Michelle's recordings on the music page.

2. Let’s Dream Tonight: This song features Norm Watson.  He was a well known country singer in Victoria, B.C. for many years.  We recorded this song at Legacy studios in Victoria in 1985-6.  He is accompanied by Cindy Church on vocals and  Nathan Tinkem on electric guitar. Cindy is presently in a band called Lunch at Allen's . You must check them out - go to their website.  Nathan divides his time between the Gulf Islands and Mexico - way to go Nathan. This song is on the music page.

3. The Promise: This song features my wife Lorill playing flute and longtime friend Rob Carriere on vocals.  Graham Edwards plays bass guitar on this version. This song was written for two students at my high school.

4.The Promise Reprise: An instrumental version of The Promise done in a very different style than the vocal version.  The song features Bill Young on electric guitar, VP (Kai) Taylor on bass, Amanda Rogers on drums and James Vining piano and keyboards.

PHOTOS of the album covers and several of the musicians are featured on the photo page. 

  A song that I wrote and recorded in May 2014 for my son's graduation called Dancing With My Baby is also included on the music page. It was recorded in Victoria, B.C. at Dale Baglow's and sung by April Gislason and Duncan Meiklejohn.
 Thank you for listening.


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Collin and James at the Sundance Java Bar

Sundance Java Bar, Willow Point, B.C.

Advance tickets are available at Sundance Java Bar or at the door on the day.