Welcome to the Official WGB website!


The Wonderful Grand Band, Newfoundland's tremendously popular trad-rock band from the 1980s was conceived in 1977 for The Root Seller, a six-part mini-series produced by CBC St John's.  The show was written by Codco alumni Greg Malone, Mary Walsh and White and hosted by Greg Malone and Mary Walsh as Mr and Mrs Budgell, characters from the CODCO stage shows. The Root Seller had special weekly guests including Emile Benoit, Rufus Guinchard, Minnie White, Cathy Jones, and Jimmy Oulton. It was an instant local favourite but only two of these shows, with special guests Minnie White and Emile Benoit, survived at the CBC.

July 3. 2010

Wonderful Grand Band "Root Seller" album available on CD for the first time!


Upcoming Shows -- Aug. 2012

Catch WGB on stage this summer at havin' a time: Reunion 2012 Memorial Variety Show, Mile One Centre, St. John's, Saturday, Aug. 11. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Nov. 2011


Due to sold-out shows at the St. John's Arts & Culture Centre, WGB has added another night, Thursday Nov. 17, to the line-up, along with a night at the Garrick Theatre, Bonavista, Sat., Nov. 12, due to fan demand.


Don't miss the mix of old favourites as well as new offerings from the band, Mr. Budgell's current take on the world, and an update from Mavis, along with other new characters from near and far!



  • Labrador West -- Thursday, Nov. 3
  • Goose Bay -- Friday, Nov. 4
  • Clarenville -- Sunday, Nov. 6
  • Gander -- Monday, Nov. 7
  • Grand Falls-Windsor -- Tuesday, Nov. 8
  • Stephenville -- Thursday, Nov. 10
  • Corner Brook -- Friday, Nov. 11
  • Bonavista -- Saturday, Nov. 12
  • Carbonear -- Monday, Nov. 14
  • St. John's -- Show added: Due to sold-out houses Friday & Saturday, Nov. 18 & 19, a third show has been added for Thursday, Nov. 17. WGB will welcome special guests from the past at one show only in St. John's.

Tickets are $30 and $25 students/seniors and available at  A&C Box Offices or online at the A&C website: https://artsandculturecentre.com/Online/



Available Now

The Wonderful Grand Band will launch the release of Volumes 3 (first season) and 4 (last season) from the 1980's WGB TV series during their Fall  2011 tour starting in Labrador this week.


dvdsFind the The Best of WGB DVDs, Volumes 1 through 4,  at your favorite local retailer!






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Check out the Wonderful Grand Band Facebook page.


Other Links

Find Wonderful Grand Band Posters from the past at Memorial University's digital archives: http://collections.mun.ca/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Fa_posters

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