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.
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
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
ARTS & CULTURE CENTRES :
- 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/
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.
Find the The Best
of WGB DVDs, Volumes 1 through 4,
at your favorite local retailer!
Follow us on Facebook
Check out the
Wonderful Grand Band Facebook page.
Find Wonderful Grand Band Posters from the past at Memorial
University's digital archives:
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