Posts Tagged ‘vocalist’

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Robin Banks releases Modern Classic

June 23, 2014

Artist: Robin Banks
Release: Modern Classic
Year: 2014
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Blues, R&B and Pop.

From: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada
Resides: Toronto Area.

Tracks:
1. A Man Is Just a Man, 2. Superhero, 3. I Really Dig You, 4. Crazy, 5. My Baby Loves Me, 6. A Little Bit of Heaven, 7. I’ll Meet You There, 8. Tonight, 9. Bite Your Tongue, 10. You Boogie Too Fast for Me, 11. A Place in the City, 12. Some Day.

Notes:
A master of tone and phrasing, Robin Banks has a vocal style, strength and clarity that has been compared to Etta James and Dinah Washington. But match that with the charisma and boldness of a Tina Turner and you’ll understand why Robin Banks has the world on a string!

Robin Banks has her roots deeply dug. Born in Canada a mere 50 miles from Detroit, then transplanted to Dallas, and then Jamaica, Banks is a diverse, international artist who is clearly comfortable with Jazz, Classic R&B, Soul, even Reggae. She’s often lauded for her captivating live performance, her confident ability to connect and affect each member of her audience, her sincerity and certainly her authenticity. Robin Banks has established herself as a fearless, female force in International Blues circles recording and performing with the likes of Duke Robillard, Doug James and a long list of legendary Texas, West Coast and Chicago musicians. A powerful songwriter as well, Tom Hyslop of Blues Revue Magazine was quoted as saying Banks writes compositions “that lyrically echo the song craft of Cole Porter and the Gershwins”.

Discography
1997 – Permanent Record
2001 – Honestly
2002 – Live After Dark
2009 – Livin’ life (Christian Dozzler & Robin Banks)

Links:
Buy or preview ‘Modern Classic’ – CD BABY.
Buy or preview ‘Modern Classic’ – ITUNES.
Robin Banks –  Youtube.
Robin Banks – Facebook.

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Robin Banks 2013

December 26, 2013

 

Robin Banks 2013

Robin Banks 2013

Artist: Robin Banks
Genre: Blues, Jazz
From: Chatham Ontario Canada
Resides: Toronto On Canada

Notes:
Clearly comfortable with Jazz, Classic R&B and Soul, even Reggae, she’s also known for her authentic electric Blues style. She has 4 independently released CDs to her credit and makes regular tours to Europe and the Caribbean, but recently made Toronto Canada her home. A master of tone and phrasing, ROBIN BANK$ has a vocal style, strength and clarity that has been compared to Etta James and Dinah Washington. She recently performed at Massey Hall in Toronto as part of the celebrated annual Women’s Blues Revue event.

A new Robin Banks Cd is in the works as we speak.

Discography
1997 – Permanent Record
2001 – Honestly
2002 – Live After Dark
2009 – Livin’ life (Christian Dozzler & Robin Banks)

Links:
* Reverbnation.
* CDBaby.
* Facebook.
* Youtube.

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Allyson Morris 2013 Release

November 19, 2013

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Artist: Allyson Morris
Release: I Saw the Light
Year: 2013
Genre: Jazz
From: Chatham-Kent.
Resides: Toronto area.

Notes:
A statuesque blonde with small-town charm, Allyson was raised in Chatham Ontario and now calls Toronto her home. She was somewhat of a late bloomer, which of course can be a real plus for her style of music. Her depth of feeling, her rich musical vocabulary and her life experiences – all these combine to create the confident, unique style that is Allyson Morris.

Allyson has performed with many wonderful musicians over the last few years. Some of the notable Juno award-winning artists who have discovered Allyson and performed with her include:
Pianists Bernie Senensky and Bill King; Guitarists Reg Schwager and Bill Bridges; Percussionist Art Alvalos; Drummers Ben Riley and Jorn Andersen; Saxophonists Charlie Huntley and Sean O’Connor; Trumpeter Ray Podhornik.

Links:
Website link here.
Itunes preview/download link here.

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Judy Paling My Wings CD

August 12, 2010

Artist: Judy Paling
CD Title: My Wings (For His Glory)
Year: 1995
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre:  Gospel

Members:
Judy Paling
Chuck FitzGerald
Steve Kubica

Tracks:
01
A Miracle And Nothing Less
02 Mary Did You Know
03 Joy
04 In The Name Of The Lord
05 Immanuel
06 Prince Of Peace
07 The Altar
08 Women Of Mystery
09 The Name Above All Names
10 Well Done My Child

Co- Produced by: Gary Barnett
Digitally recorded and mixed @ Baseline Studio, Chatham, Ontario, Canada

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Margaret Wysman 2000 CD Release

February 5, 2010


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Artist: Margaret Wysman
Debut Release: Turns of the Century
Year: 2000
Born: Chatham Ontario

Songs:
01 Turns Of The Century   
02 I Want To Be With You   
03 Betrayal   
04
I Am On My Way   
05 Guardian Angel   
06 Modern-Day Woman   
07 The Feel Good Song   
08 Shades Of Red, Hues Of Blue   
09 Wondrous Light: A Wayward Girl Reclaimed   
10 Blue Skies And Fields Of Green   
11 Meeting

Bio
  Margaret Wysman was born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, and she is the youngest of nine siblings.
  From 1985 to 1991 Margaret attended The University of Western Ontario, worked in molecular genetics research at UWO for a couple of years, taught laboratory courses, and in 1991, did a short stint as a field ecologist for the Ministry of Natural Resources in Wingham, Ontario. Although she was a science major in Western’s Ecology and Evolution program, Margaret loved variety, and consequently, she enrolled in English Literature and psychology courses and taught herself to play the guitar.From 1987 until 1993 she belonged to a Christian folk group, The 53RD Musicians. Margaret played some key musical roles in this group. In addition to creating many new harmonies and arrangements for the songs in their repertoire, she sang, played guitar, recorder, penny whistle, mandolin, and often provided comic relief.

  From August of 1997 to March of 1999 some 25 songs were penned and performed by Margaret  at a variety of venues in Bruce, Grey and Kent Counties. She has performed for several events at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, including anniversaries of the Montreal Massacre, The Women’s International Dinners, political rallies for Ontario Teachers’ Federations, and CAW Cultural Nights. She has been a regular performer at The Songbird Cafe in Durham, at The Storybook Cafe in Southampton and for the Candlelight Music Series in Southampton. Also, she has opened for Keating-Jones at the annual Sing Out Cafe at Glencolton Farms and has played for the students at Saugeen District Secondary several times.

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Rachel Schwarz 2009

October 30, 2009


Rachel Schwarz
Home
: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Year: 2009
Vocalist

  Rachel Schwarz is an award winning vocalist, dramatic artist, choral conductor and performer. She has starred in a variety of sold out productions from opera to Broadway cabaret, and maintains an active career as a soloist throughout the community.

  She studied choral conducting at the University of Western Ontario and has been successfully conducting concerts in Chatham-Kent for many years. In addition to her work with the PURE Youth Choir Rachel is currently the music director at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Chatham. She is accomplished in choral conducting, singing and solo performing but she is also an accomplished pianist, organist and violinist.

  Rachel has studied singing in Canada, the United States and overseas, and is a highly sought after private voice instructor and coach. She is very excited to share her love of music, her knowledge and wide experience plus her enthusiastic approach to performance with this fantastic group of young musicians.

source: http://www.pureacademy.ca

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ROBIN BANKS – Live After Dark (2002)

August 26, 2009
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Band: ROBIN BANKS
Release: Live After Dark
Year: 2002
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues

Home: Chatham Kent Ontario
Resides: Texas U.S.A.

Notes: ROBIN BANK$ is one of the country’s most exciting and hardest working female Blues entertainers! Award winning and internationally renowned, this songstress has 3 CD’s to her credit and performs some 240 nights each year throguhout Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and the U.S.!

Tracks
Rompin’ After Dark 3:35 
My Daily Wish 7:56  
Rock This House 7:34 
I’m Walkin’ 5:08  
Built For Comfort 6:48   
The Whiskey Song 5:10 
Aint Nobody’s Business 6:01 
Hey Little Boy 4:52
Blue Bird 7:38  
Work It Out 5:11  
Whole Lotta Love

Preview or buy the CD here: CD Baby
More Links: http://www.myspace.com/missrobinbanks

 

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Shaune Ann (2009)

August 20, 2009

Artist: Shaune Ann
CD Release: Does Anybody Really Care?”
Born: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada.
Year: 2009

Tracks
1. Warm Mix 2. Acoustic Mix 3. Radio Mix

Credits:
Written by: Shaune Ann Feuz
Vocals by: Shaune Ann
Produced and Arranged by: Tim Kobza
Drum Programmimg : Eric Valentine
Bass: J.V. Collier
Guitar: Tim Kobza
Keys/Organ: Brandon Coleman
Background Vocals: Denaime Jones
Photo by: Joshua Roy

Note:
A musical journey that began 20 years ago and influenced by such divas as Ella Fitzgerald and Barbra Streisand, Shaune Ann Feuz knew her destiny belonged in music. She is a dynamic singer and performer with a voice that is powerful, sultry and velvety smooth. Shaune Ann’s unique blend of music unites the sounds of Contemporary/Pop with the cool undertones of Jazz. She developed her passion for Jazz while at Humber College in Toronto and has spent the past five years developing new material in anticipation of new album release due out later this year.

Since moving to explore life outside of Canada in 1997, Shaune Ann has continued to expand her portfolio of original material by recording new songs and performing across the USA, Canada and internationally. She has performed in a myriad of languages including Ancient Egyptian, Hebrew, Italian, French, German, Spanish and English.

Success & Accolades

•”Let’s Talk About Love” written and performed for TV Movie called “Z3” (Disney Channel) with Phil Marshall (Aired June 2004)
•”A Whole New Me” written with Phil Marshall and performed by Julie Regans for movie called ‘Revenge of the Middle Aged Woman” for CBS; achieved #1 in ratings for movie of the week on CBS for 2004.
•”Love Changes Everything” is an original song written & performed by Shaune Ann and featured in the ABC Family Network Movie-Of-The-Week special “I Want To Marry Ryan Banks” in January 2004.
•Contributed vocals to the Dreamworks Animated feature film “Sinbad” featuring the voices of Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones &Michelle Pheifer (Released July 2003)
•Finalist for the KLAC 570 AM “Fabulous Finds” 2003 Jazz Contest
•In 2002, provided background vocals for Enya’s performance on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show

•Performed the closing theme song for the final episode of Survivor II – The Outback
•2002 Re-release of her ballad “Come Morning” received regular airplay on the WAVE 94.7 FM and various other smooth Jazz stations in Canada.
•Ceasar’s Palace – July 4th, 2002 Weekend Celebration in Las Vegas, featured Big Band/Jazz singer.
•Semi-finalist in the 2001 USA Songwriters Competition for her original song “I Can’t Carry You”, she was invited to perform in a showcase in February 2002.
•In 2001, toured with Peter Fonda and Branscombe Richmond (Renegade) in Tahiti and Campo Grande, Brazil as a lead vocalist for the World Motor Cycle Tour representing Indian Motor Cycles.
•Winner of the 2000 Millennium Talent Search, a pilot TV show for USA Network.
•Finalist in the 1999 Lilith Fair Competition to tour with Sarah McLaughlin, sponsored by Star 98.7 FM, chosen for the Top 20 finalists out of 3,000 applicant submissions.

Links:
* Website here.
* Youtube website here.

Video Of Shaune below


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Sarah Hiltz – How Many Fires (2009)

July 10, 2009

Artist: Sarah Hiltz
Release: How Many Fires
Year: 2009
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada
Style: Acoustic, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and Folk.

Song List:
01. Strong As Death
02. Thank You Mr. Yorke
03. Homesick
04. You’ll Fall In Love
05. Amnesia
06. Wind And Iron Collide
07. Ultimate Inadequecy
08. You Don’t Know
09. Rosita
10. Maker of Desire

Sarah Hiltz: Vocals, guitar & percussion, Kalimba, Keys.
Musicians:
Andy Tattersall – Guitar
Bob Hiltz – Bass, Organ
Byron Harrett – Sax, flute
Dan Stronks – Banjo
Franklin Fitz – Choir
Graham Kivell – Piano. Keyboards, Organ
Jeff Johnson – Drums
Jordan Michaelis – Percussion, Drums, Choir. Bowis
Leanne Hessel – Cello
Linz Ross – Choir
Tim Tanner – Drums

Chatham Music Archive Review:
   It is not surprising that this is a very rich release from Sarah considering her passion and educated musical background. This release is fresh in that it blends the modern styles with retro vibes. It is experimental, but never crosses the line of becoming strange or lost. Simply put, it is a beautiful and complete work of art. I don’t want to use the words mature when describing music, but Sarah has grown as a musician quickly and is becoming an innovator of our scene.
    The best part of the CD is that her vocal styling and voice is original. When you hit play, you know it is Sarah singing. I am really curious and excited to hear what is next for her music. Keep your ear out.
   Sarah is very active in the live music scene and is always out there playing. Go see her live and look for the CD.
Shawn.

All Music by Sarah.
Produced by: Sarah Hiltz
Engineered by: Bob Hiltz, Ass. with Sarah.
Mixed and mastered by: Bob Hiltz
Photography by: Tim Cooper.

Official Bio:
   Drawing comparisons to both Billie Holiday and Feist, musician Sarah Hiltz is a paradoxical blend of old world and modernity. She’s been praised for her ability to tell a story through song, but isn’t afraid to take risks when she performs.

   While her tasteful and sometimes unexpected note choices have made Sarah an in demand session vocalist, she is now turning her focus onto her own collection of originals and is in pre-production for her first full-length release. In the meantime, Sarah continues to write and study piano, as well as perform regularly as one half of an acoustic duo.

   Sarah has been performing since childhood and composing for almost as long. At the age of thirteen, she won the Chatham-Kent Song Contest to write the official song of Chatham-Kent. Following the competition, she recorded her first independent record of all original tunes and released it in the fall of 2001. In 2004, Sarah’s writing was again recognized when she placed first at the Kiwanis Music festival in the original composition category.

   Later that year, Sarah moved to Toronto to study voice at the world-renowned Humber College Jazz Program. At the same time, Sarah was the vocalist for the Jef Kearns Four, a jazz quartet that performed in her hometown, Chatham. She went on to host a weekly jazz evening at the William Street Café in the fall of 2006, leading a quartet under her own name. In no time the evening grew into success, drawing people every Monday night to brave the Canadian cold in favour of warm vocals and hot coffee.

Click the video below to play the CD preview.

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Visit Sarah online here: www.sarahhiltz.com
and http://www.myspace.com/sarahhiltz

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Jade Lester Demo Includes Many Cover Songs (2003)

May 17, 2009
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Artist: Jade Lester
Release: 11 cover song demo
Date: 2003
Home: Chatham

Jade has won many awards this year including:

1. Wallaceburg Summerfest Talent Contest “Winner” under 15
2. Chatham/Kent’s “Search For a Bright Shining Star” Overall Winner February 2002, and Winner 11-14 years- 2003
3. London Idol Finals at the Galleria March 2003
4. May 2003, 2004 – Lambton Music Festival Junior Vocal Trophy -Eyre Memorial Trophy Winner & Leckie Rose Bowl Winner 2006
5. Point Edward Optimist Junior/Youth Talent Competition- “1st Place 12-under”
6. July 1, 2003 Festival of Nations Karaoke Contest “1st place Under 16” and “1st place- Duets”
7. July 15, 2003 WMUS/FM 107 Colgate Country Showdown Finals in Fremont Michigan
8. Aug 9 2003 Comber Fair Singing Contest 1st Place 12-under
9. Aug 22 2003 Ingersoll Harvest Days Talent Contest 1st place Open Class
10. Aug 31 2003 CNE “Rising Star” Youth Talent Competition “Finals”
11. Sept. 6  2003, 2005, 2006 Petrolia Fair Talent Contest- “Intermediate Grade 6-9” 1st Place
12. Sept. 13  2003 “Troy Daze” Talent Contest, Troy Michigan, 1st Place 12 under
13. Oct. 2003 Brigden Fair talent contest 1st place Elementary School category
14. Oct. 2003 Rockton Fair talent contest 1st place 10-15 yrs category

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