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The Affectionate Ordeal

( Brian Hazelbower and Valerie Childs )


Brian and Val's 5 song EPBrian and Val's 5 song EP

Brian and Val's 5 song EP

To purchase physical CD Contact Brian and Valerie:

CD - $10   (shipping included)

Coming Soon:  Digital Download from BandCamp

The Hermit's Music

A cooperative association of Vancouver Island Songwriters

Singer songwriter Brian Hazelbower has been involved in the islands music scene since arriving in Nanaimo with his guitar in 1991. With two studio albums of original music, his band “Workin’ Stiffs” and nominated for VIMA male vocal of the year, Brian is an accomplished musician. He is well known for his involvement in “The Nanaimo’s Songwriters Circle” and over 17 years as a music programmer on CHLY’s 101.7 community radio. The warm timbre of his voice, and personality, compliment his songs catchy hooks.  Brian is a favourite performing M.C. at the Islands Folk Festival each summer.  Enjoying connection on stage, he invited Valerie Childs to create a performing duet.

Although coming from an accomplished musical family, Valerie was drawn to traveling and outdoor recreation. Taking up the ukulele just prior to meeting Brian 4 years ago, she embraced the 2 new passions. Her innate musical ability and love of the planet makes her his ideal companion on stage.

Having found each other later in life and having creative personalities they have used music & song writing as a venue for relationship challenges. The duets debut was at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, their first traveling experience.  To date the “The Affectionate Ordeal” has gratefully shared their loving spirits with audiences on Vancouver Island and California.