Articles by: Neighbours Band

Neighbours Band Spring Collection Part I

Coming up to Earth Day, this playlist  at shows three lyric videos designed for easy listening/viewing of all three in series. No ads. The songs, by W. Mick Gibbs and,  hope to contribute to understanding and action on today’s earth issues.


CONTROL written by W. Mick Gibbs is the third of three lyric video pre-releases leading up to Earth Day. Is Mother Nature out of control? Or is it us? She will adapt quickly based on physics and biology. Can we adapt fast enough?  Mother Nature will survive. Will we?


TREES is a love story for Canada’s forest ecosystems, and the trees in them and trees everywhere. TREES is the second pre-release towards Earth Day. This is for the future and Sadie, one of the daughters, written by her father W. Mick Gibbs.

Climate Change

It’s coming up to another Earth Day, and is featuring three songs that comment on our relationship with nature.  CLIMATE CHANGE explores the confusion between climate change awareness and prompt action.

Neighbours Band Winter Collection

Spring is at least a month late this year in Canada. But it’s time to close out the Winter collection of pre-releases. As well as going through the SongStories Blog, you can view/listen to the 7 songs in the winter collection in a playlist here: 

The playlist is a nice way to hear/see all seven songs in a continuous series. No ads. Enjoy!

Winter Song

It’s April. In Canada, that’s a struggle between winter and summer, with spring days once in a while. There might be heat one day and blizzard the next night. Winter Song is about getting through the tough times supporting one another. It features lyrics by Barry Hodgson, who often travels from Quebec to Vancouver Island – seeing much of our Canadian weather smorgasbord. Music and singing is Neighbours John Little – a multi-talented lead/bass and mandolin player. Enough of winter – its time for spring. But there is beauty there!

God I Want to Sing You a Lullaby

Neighbours is not a gospel band. But all of us have a spiritual side. It’s Good Friday. The Christian God is one of the most famous fathers in the world, and he is crying today.

Many spirits in the world try to point us towards good, whether through organized religion or simply our awe for our world and its life. Whatever your higher spirit, some days they could use a lullaby.


Night in Ukraine

It’s April 5, 2023 and it still goes on. We’re re-releasing Night In Ukraine now that we’re more online.

February 25th 2023 means a full year of war in Ukraine. My spouse is of Ukrainian Canadian heritage. The tragedy strikes deep here, but is nothing compared to the suffering there. Wherever you are – fighting for peace –  or fleeing for peace –  this song is in support of you and Ukraine getting through this nightmare.

Love In This Bar

Love In This Bar became a song tribute by the Neighbours Band to the strong community spirit of rural Montana – and neighbourhood bars and pubs everywhere. A chance stop by for supper bumped in to an annual rodeo afterparty. Everyone was there – all creeds, colours and cultures – and they all celebrated being together again. It was an honour to witness.

This REEL version for social media is to honour our local Lantzville Pub – a key part of our heritage here on Vancouver Island. Neighbours Band is a gang of friends – and love having a good time with our friends at Lantzville Pub. From Saint Patrick 2023.

(We’ll Get Over the) COVID BLUES

Who would have thought we’d be three years into a pandemic? We’ve been lucky – just a minor Covid infection that meant no trip to a family wedding. Thankfully people around us are vaccinated so much they glow.

Times are better, but there are still too many sick and dying. Please take care of your health and community. But while we’re at it, is it ever too soon to laugh at danger? We’ll (slowly) get over the Covid Blues.