Third installment of the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert Series welcomes Rhythm & Cello to the stage

Abbotsford, BC—On May 31 from 7:30PM to 9:30PM, the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert Series is proud to present Rhythm & Cello at SippChai Café (31205 Maclure Rd) in Abbotsford.

Rhythm & Cello is a live music duo that blends acoustic guitar, cello and vocals for an upbeat performance that keeps fans coming back for more. John Welsh and Stephanie Glegg of Los Amigos have branched out from the high-energy fanfare of their six-piece band to create a unique sound that combines the richness of cello with acoustic rhythms from a variety of genres. Original songs showcase a combination of folk, reggae and Latin styles to satisfy both their fan following and first-time listeners alike. The duo also performs unique arrangements of familiar songs ranging from classics by the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel to the world music sound of the Gypsy Kings.

Singer/songwriter John Welsh grew up listening to the vocal harmonies of 60’s artists such as Simon and Garfunkel and the Beatles. He got his musical inspiration while living in Guatemala where he was influenced by the lively rhythms and sounds of Latin America. Welsh also studied reggae with several Latin American guitarists and began looking for local musicians who shared his vision of bringing world music to a more mainstream audience.


Envision Coffee House - Rhythm & Cello

Stephanie Glegg is a classically trained cellist from Vancouver, BC. She plays a cello made in Austria in 1752. Glegg has toured across Canada with Celtic rock band Shoofly from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland and has extensive experience performing both classical and popular songs.

For more information about the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert Series, including the full concert schedule, please contact the Abbotsford Arts Council at 604.852.9358 or, or visit us online at




About Envision Financial
Envision Financial is a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.’s third-largest credit union, with 39 branches and 28 insurance offices throughout the province operating under the Envision Financial, Valley First and Enderby & District Financial brands. Led by Launi Skinner, First West has $7.7 billion in assets under administration, more than 177,000 members and close to 1,300 employees. For its extensive community involvement, Envision Financial is designated a Caring Company by Imagine Canada. For more information on Envision Financial, visit


About the Abbotsford Arts Council

Established in 1972, the Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts. Nearly 70 local arts, heritage and culture organizations receive support under the umbrella of the Abbotsford Arts Council, and the talents of hundreds of local artists are showcased by the Abbotsford Arts Council each year at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique, the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert and Concert in the Park Series, the Arty Awards and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, visit

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