‘Genre hoppers’ at Wave

Quoia, a band that focuses its live energy with genre-hopping sounds and a stage presence that always leaves fans dancing and singing along, comes to the Waverley Hotel on Oct. 14.

HIGH-ENERGY BAND Quioa brings its dynamic show to the Waverley Hotel on Oct. 14.

HIGH-ENERGY BAND Quioa brings its dynamic show to the Waverley Hotel on Oct. 14.

Quoia, a band that focuses its live energy with genre-hopping sounds and a stage presence that always leaves fans dancing and singing along, comes to the Waverley Hotel on Oct. 14.

Formed in the spring of 2008, Quoia (pronounced Kwoi – a) is a collective of musicians currently residing on Vancouver Island.


Quoia is a well-respected, well-established band known for their high-energy live show and uplifting grooves. Their music is a perfect blend of originality and accessibility and they perform a dynamically entertaining show with a tightness and style possible only through years of focused playing.

This quintet quickly developed a loyal fan base by playing over 60 shows in their first year. They originally garnered much attention through their hugely popular weekly session at the Canoe Brewpub in Victoria. The night quickly grew in popularity and soon consistently packed the 410-person venue to capacity.

In 2010, the attention surrounding the group continued to grow rapidly. Following the release of their first EP Five Feathers early in the year, they were offered a multitude of opportunities.

Some of the band’s notable accomplishments include having two songs licensed for use in the internationally distributed surfing movie Around the World in 80 Waves and being selected to play at Rexall Place in Edmonton for 14,000 people. They also played at Swangard Stadium in Vancouver for an MLS soccer game. On July 1, 2011 they were selected to perform for 30,000 people on the main stage for Victoria’s Canada Day Celebrations.

The band has also enjoyed sharing the stage with the likes of Taj Mahal, Nazareth, Colin James, Stars, Tom Cochrane, Ron Sexsmith, Delhi 2 Dublin, Jets Overhead, Vince Vacarro, Tommy Guererro, Aidan Knight, Current Swell, Jon & Roy, Kuba Oms, Fred Penner, Bill Bourne and Rachelle Van Zanten.

Quoia members are also co-founders/producers of the popular Tall Tree Music Festival in Port Renfrew. The event has featured many acts from the thriving music scene on Vancouver Island, and garnered national media attention by being put on CBC Radio 3’s Top Canadian Festivals list.


Opening for Quoia at the Waverley in Cumberland is talented Comox Valley singer/songwriter Des Larson.

There’s a $10 cover charge and doors open at 9:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.quoiaband.com.

— Cumberland Village Works


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

Just Posted

A map of the Village Forest Lands near Cumberland. Image, Village of Cumberland
Cumberland adopts forest management direction statement

Less detailed than full plan, documents sets out decision-making for village-owned land

Gp Vanier in Courtenay. Circa 2018. Photo courtesy Comox Valley Schools
Another COVID exposure alert for Vanier Secondary in Courtenay

Island Health has sent another exposure alert to parents of students attending… Continue reading

“Of Bears at Fridges, drinking Planes and Cinderella’s Shoe” is Jordis Trumby’s first children’s book. Photo supplied.
Courtenay author writes, illustrates first children’s book

When is a collaboration not a collaboration? At first glance, Courtenay author… Continue reading

The 5th Street Bridge requires structural improvements, new coating to repair and prevent corrosion, and deck repairs. File photo
City of Courtenay awards contract for 5th Street Bridge project

The City of Courtenay has awarded the contract for the rehabilitation of… Continue reading

Pumpjacks pump crude oil near Halkirk, Alta., June 20, 2007.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Gas prices jump in the Valley – and experts predict prices to rise even more

“We still could be talking about record prices…”

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Province invests $2M in three Vancouver Island food hubs

Hub network provides shared-use processing facilities to small agri-businesses

A vial of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a family doctor office, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 in Paris. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Christophe Ena
Trudeau ‘optimistic’ that timeline for rollout of COVID vaccines can be accelerated

Canada set to receive more than 6M COVID-19 vaccine dose than initially expected, by end of March

Beginning late Tuesday, anti-pipeline protesters blocked the intersection of Hastings Street and Clark Drive in Vancouver. (Instagram/Braidedwarriors)
Demonstrators block key access to Vancouver port over jail for pipeline protester

They group is protesting a 90-day jail sentence handed to a fellow anti-pipeline protester

Two Vancouver police officers were struck by a car when the driver learned he was being arrested for allegedly using a fraudulent credit card to pay for food. (Vancouver Police Department)
Driver being arrested for alleged food order fraud rams Vancouver police with car

Two officers are in stable condition, suffering with soft tissue injuries following the incident

A discarded blue surgical mask is shown hanging in a bush in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
B.C. RMT suspended for not wearing a mask after confirmed by undercover clients

College of Massage Therapists has 5 open files, said suspension necessary to protect public

Residential lawn and garden watering with a sprinkler is not permitted during Stage 3 water restrictions. File photo
Stage 3 restrictions apply to Comox Valley Water System during pipe repair

The Comox Valley Water System will move to Stage 3 from March… Continue reading

Most Read