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Sakamoto Agency represents a roster of some of Canada’s brightest stars, booking and supporting all of their live performances, as well as specializing in talent buying and programming for all manner of events. We also offer a variety of additional live performance-related services and industry consultation, utilizing over 100 years of combined experience on our team. Sakamoto Agency has the expertise needed to negotiate fair prices for artists and buyers, program exciting events, and assist with logistics and marketing, while providing the added value of being thoroughly involved, helpful, and communicative, from start to finish. Give us a call to inquire about our services including but not limited to:

  • International Talent Procurement
  • Artist Booking Agency Services
  • Event Programming
  • Live Production/Event Consultation
  • Marketing and Publicity Assistance
  • Tour Management
  • On-Site Production Management
  • On-Site Artist Relations

Brad Krauza - Publisher, Promoter,Sales & Marketing

News, media, marketing, music, film, sports, technology, science, arts & entertainment culture...LIFE!

GonzoFest - Event Producer – Online Events Calendar in the Thompson Okanagan & Lower Mainland.

Gonzo Fundraising Association – President & Chair. Artist & Event Production & Development - Not For Profit

Okanagan Stage Rentals –

The Younguns Band –

LINUS Band –

Phone: 250-899-2112



commerce.  A collective of elite experts in the entertainment industry offering an extensive spectrum of services. With over 700 promoted and produced shows yearly, Invictus has forged solid, reliable relationships. These relationships include agencies, management companies, artists and buildings. Invictus boasts the most extensive secondary and tertiary market touring alliance, greatly expanding the North American market base for international touring.

Started in 2011, by Jim Cressman, with the vision to form a one of a kind artist services company - dedicated to facilitating the unconquerable artistic spirit. His past had prepared him for this moment, at 16 he convinced a radio station to allow him to do an on-air shift, later a stint in pro boxing, and by 30 he had convinced the top promoter in Canada to partner with him. Never being one to succumb to a challenge, Cressman developed his 360 model with fervor and evolved his portfolio further by leading Invictus Entertainment into Pollstar’s Top 100 Promoters in the World list.



We opened the doors to The Duke Saloon on August 17th, 2014, in what was to become one of the most memorable nights in Victoria nightlife history. You may ask why we decided to open up a country bar here in Victoria? It was out of necessity. Over a four year period we hosted monthly Gone Country nights at our sister venue, Upstairs Cabaret. As Gone Country evolved into one of the most anticipated events in the city, the decision was made to open a permanent country music venue.

The Duke Saloon was born into an old brick building originally constructed in 1902 for the BC Electric Company to house its street cars. This space has been home to a variety of nightlife locales over the years before undergoing a massive renovation to birth the venue you see today. Along with neighbourhood businesses such as CRAFT and Phillips Brewing and Malting Co., the Duke has established itself at the centre of one of downtown Victoria’s up-and-coming districts.

The Duke Saloon is proud to be a promoter of rising country music acts, including local bands like Fox & Hound, Born Reckless, The Bankes Brothers, The County Line, Whiskey Business, and The Tumblin’ Dice. Every night we are open we can guarantee there’ll be an incredible live band gracing The Jim Beam Stage to bring you incredible music.

The Duke Saloon is a proud member of the Frontier Group, a family that includes both Darcy’s Pub locations, Frontier Food Catering, and Upstairs Cabaret.

The Duke Saloon 502 Discovery Street
Victoria BC V8T 1G8


The newly incorporated Valley West Stampede Ltd. was created expressly to organize and operate the Valley West Stampede event in Langley, British Columbia. The company consists of a supportive and passionate board of directors who have a combined 100 years of rodeo and animal knowledge and expertise. ​About Langley Riders Society:​The Langley Riders Society started in 1965 and is a non-profit organization located in Langley, British Columbia. The society is a family club operated by and with volunteers who provide an opportunity for people of all ages to get together to share their mutual interest in horses. The Society provides a fun, learning, practice environment in which both children and adults get together to participate in several multi-disciplinary riding events and shows. Visit

Valley West Stampede is grateful to be hosted by the Langley Riders Society and appreciate the society sharing their grounds and allowing a pro rodeo to occur at their amazing venue.  The Langley Riders Society hosts many little britches rodeos and other equine events.  Please see their page for more information.

Rodeo Schedule

Valley West Stampede is the premier destination for family entertainment in Langley. We offer a wide range of activities, from rodeo-style events, to live music, to special shows and more. Every day we feature new professional cowboys and cowgirls from around North America, so you can choose your day and find the show that’s right for you.Join us for a day of fun, excitement, and entertainment that you won’t soon forget!

Country 107.1
#318-31935 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC
V2T 5N7



Studio Downe Under is a professional, well-equipped recording studio designed with both the artist and musician in mind. We are located in the beautiful Fraser Valley, just outside Vancouver, British Columbia. A relaxed environment with a great selection of analog and digital gear, your recording experience is comfortable and rewarding. Hotels and restaurants within a 5 minute drive.

The Studio

Control room, 4 isolation rooms, main tracking room 900 sq. ft. with 17ft. ceiling, 3 amp rooms, one iso room with leslie. You have the  the ability to record 9 musicians at one time, each with their own 16 channel cue station.

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Studio Upgrade

We are excited to announce we qualified for a grant with Creative BC to upgrade the studio with a new control room, 4 new ISO rooms and A/C for all the rooms. Construction has begun and we are 95% complete and open for business 


A Multi Service Agency


Black Mountain KC Music & Media LTD as we are legally known will turn 9 years old in 2023. Not a simple feat in today's economy, and certainly not an easy task to keep the doors open during the Pandemic. Located in BC, Black Mountain is licensed to provide service across Canada, and the USA. Check out our services and talented roster of musicians!