Our Story

Centrepiece is a local 4 piece band that performs Classic Rock, Blues and Country in the Comox Valley. Each individual member brings a wealth of experience and talent to this current lineup.

On drums and vocals is  Bryan McNiff. He has been performing for over 30 years as percussionist and drummer both in Canada and the U.S. playing with large ensembles in such varied musical styles as Swing, Latin, and Fusion.

Dave Stevenson is the bassist and vocalist for the band and has lived and played in various parts of B.C.  but mostly in Vancouver and Victoria. Dave has played in duos, trios, many rock bands and has also played in big bands performing Jazz and Broadway musicals.

On lead vocals and lead guitar we have Art Vipond who has performed in various bands here on Vancouver Island and the city of Vancouver as well. Art has written songs for the band and who knows there could be a CD in the future!

The newest addition to the band is Bruce Nichols playing lead guitar and vocals. Bruce has performed for many years in B.C playing in blues bands, R & B bands, rock bands, country rock bands and also a bluegrass band. Bruce also plays a mean slide guitar as well.

Centerpiece has accumulated a great lineup of experienced musicians who seek out to perform great music. Audiences are astounded by the great selection of tunes. In addition, the band has written songs as well and will be performing them. The band senses the audience with great perception and adapts to the crowd. They have had great success and are asked again and again to come back.

You can see Centerpiece perform at the Flying Canoe, Cumberland Hotel, and Griffin Pub in the Comox Valley. They also played at Deez and French Creek Pub in Qualicum. They also perform regularly at the Royal Coachman in Campbell River. In addition they play at private functions entertaining audiences throughout the island. They promise to keep you on the dance floor all night!

You can follow Centerpiece by signing up on our mailing list and checking our calendar.