Performer Spotlight: Nicole Byblow

Today’s performer spotlight is on one of our Retro Radio Hour regulars, Nicole Byblow. A trained singer and huge Judy Garland fan, Byblow is performing two songs that (while written in the 1910s) Judy performed in her early films.


Gene Kelly & Judy Garland performing a Vaudeville routine in For Me And My Gal

Bio: Nicole Byblow is a graduate of the Berklee affiliate Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology program in Nelson, British Columbia. She works in Toronto as a pianist and singer.

Among her career highlights Nicole counts performing at the Juno Awards Industry Gala and recording and performing with Juno award winner Buck 65.

She is thrilled to have had the opportunities, through her involvement with Bygone Theatre, to perform her favourite music from the golden era of show business.

Want to catch Nicole Byblow onstage? Get your tickets online now – only 2 shows left!

Retro Radio Hour: Holiday Special – Performer Spotlight – Olivia Lloyd

Olivia first worked with Bygone back in May 2013 as a singer in our first “Retro Radio Hour”. We’re thrilled to have her and her beautiful voice join the team again!

Olivia Lloyd

Olivia Lloyd

What made you want to be a part of Bygone Theatre’s “Retro Radio Hour: Holiday Special”?
The Retro Radio show in May was such a great time, spent with lovely and talented people. The Venue is great too. Everyone loves to sing Christmas songs!

What is your favourite holiday song, movie and tv special?
Song – Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree – the Brenda Lee version, or any Burl Ives Movie/special – Classic version of Rudolph (also with Burl Ives as a snowman!)

What is your fondest holiday memory?
A white Christmas and hot chocolate by the fire
What is your most embarrassing holiday memory?
One of my only, and definitely FINAL skiing experiences…
What are you most excited for in regards to “Retro Radio Hour”? Why should everyone come to see it?
What a great era to bring back in to play! We should always appreciate this genre of music 🙂 Come and experience some wonderful talent!