(lead) - Olaf De Shield
Born of Bermudian parents
in Toronto, premier vocalist/guitarist, resides in Vancouver, BC.
Master of R&B, Blues, a dash of Reggae at times, to “break
it up." Toured in concert with JUNIOR WALKER and MARY WELLS.
Currently performs locally with Night Train Revue, SOULTRAX, Sibel
Thrasher to name a few. Venues include Red Robinson Theater, the River
Rock Casino, Boulevard Casino, the Yale. Imaginative, ingenious vocalist,
a “monster” guitarist, & sensational stage presence
all give rise to render this talent, the lead ‘consummate artist’.
Fran Jaré (visit
Composer/arranger hails originally from Chicago,
now based in Vancouver. Her credits include opening quartet for ANTONIO
CARLOS JOBIM “Showcase Lounge," San Francisco; opening
trio for THE SUPREMES “Emerald Room of the Palmer House,"
Chicago; Harrah’s in Las Vegas, Reno & Tahoe with the Lloyd
Lindroth Show band. Featured on B3 organ and piano/vocals at the Vancouver
International. Jazz Festival, Granville Island Stage for R&B with
SOULTRAX. Jaré also performs her original compositions at the
Cellar Jazz Club.
Bass - Brian Newcombe
Top Pro Studio & Concert Bassist whose performance
shows consist of DAVID FOSTER featuring CELINE DION & The Atlanta
Symphony, RICHARD MARX & The Chicago Symphony. In concert with
the legendary RAY CHARLES 4 times. Member of the renowned classic
rock band CHILLIWACK. Recording credits 98 Degrees, Heart, Peabo Bryson,
Philip Bailey Jeffrey Osborne, Melissa Manchester, Jim Brickman, Michelle
Wright, and Leanard & Sample. Add to this stellar package the
honor of “Bassist of the Year” - West Coast Music Awards.
- Don Powrie
Don epitomizes his performance & recording
versatility with a wide spectrum of artists: Notably, New York based
artist/producer, Todd Rundgren; 1990 ALCAN Jazz Festival award winners,
“Creatures of Habbit”; Funk based “H.B. Concept”
(European Tour); country artist “Rocky Swanson”. A member
of “Skywalk”, and a tribute to their CD, “Great
Northern”. Powrie is power, one of the most in demand musicians,
live & in the studio, doing many radio & television spots
for CBC and internationally.
- Derry Byrne
A highly sought after session & live performer
comfortable in virtually all genres of music. Recorded on major labels
as well as in concert with AEROSMITH, BARENAKED LADIES, COLIN JAMES,
BOZ SCAGGS, and DIANA KRALL. From Principal Chair with the Vancouver
Symphony Orchestra to the great jazz artists of our time such as ERNESTINE
ANDERSON, LOUIS BELLSON, IAN MCDOUGALL. Highlights of some Broadway
credits include Miss Saigon, Kiss Of The Spider Woman, 42nd Street,
The Full Monty and West Side Story.
- Dave Say
An icon in the music industry 25 years, encompassing
multi-faceted styles. Dave “Sax” Say is a featured soloist
and sideman and has been in concerts with luminaries MICHAEL BUBLE,
SUPREMES, DEE DANIELS, BOBBIE TAYLER, VEGI, HARD RUBBER ORCHESTRA,
MICHAEL KAESHAMMER to name a few. A most versatile sax artist emanating
a rich tone, with scintillating solos, a dazzling gem for any concert