Des Larson playing in the park

Local musician Des Larson will be playing an open air concert at Filberg Park on Thursday.

Local musician Des Larson will be playing an open air concert at Filberg Park on Thursday.



Warm summer nights and hot summer music continue Thursday, Aug. 14 with the Filberg Summer Concert series and a special show from home grown talent of the highest order — The Des Larson Band.

Des Larson has a big city heart and small town soul. Pop vocals with a West Coast edge. Comparable to artists Michael Buble, JT and Dave Matthews Band. His unique style reflects West Coast lifestyle with urban appeal. Des always captures the perfect moment with straight-to-the-heart vocals, soulful falsetto and mesmerizing guitar work.

Larson, 23, has grown to capture and engage his audience.

“That’s why I make music, to make people feel something, to create moments,” explains Larson.

“It was at church that I learned the power of music. I guess it could be called a power of manipulation – it can make people feel things. For example, the preacher, he was eloquent and all, however, until his piano organ struck chord, that is when his words would truly move me.”

Des is in the process of completing his latest songs Sober Love, Amber Light, and Mother Lovin’, recorded at Bryan Adams Warehouse studios with producer and engineer Jamey Koch. Des’ music is handled, undoubtedly by those of a reputable career. Mentor Phil Comparelli quotes. “He’s got the looks, sound and the talent. He’s unstoppable, a runaway train!”

Tickets are only $15 for the Filberg Summer Concert Series and kids 12 and under are absolutely free. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and shows start at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket and experience the show ‘festival style’ or use the chairs provided. Pack and picnic, call your friends and come dance under the trees in the seaside breeze.

Tickets on sale at Long and McQuade or Laughing Oyster Bookshop in Courtenay or Blue Heron Books in Comox.

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