Deeply influenced by Franklin’s style, DeeDee possesses a powerful and expressive 3-octave soprano voice that deftly recalls the agility and range of Aretha. Her interpretation of this legacy repertoire expresses the anthemic spirit of the original tunes as she charms the audience to share in the moment. DeeDee brings her improvisational ethos to the frontline while the show cooks on high heat with gospel soul-sister backups, searing brass solos, tingling piano riffs, soaring guitar melodies, all set against a driving energetic backbone of drum and bass.
Arranged and directed by bassist and composer Andrew Burns and pianist Nic Carey, the show features Aretha’s greatest hits played by Ottawa’s best talent:
Andrew Burns – Bass
Nic Carey – Keys
Alex McFarlane – Drums
David Campell – Guitar
Iyono Ede – Backing vocals
Zeke Gross – Saxaphone
Kelly Craig - Trumpet
DeeDee’s remarkable voice has been played on CBC Radio in Canada and around the world (WA12 UK, LRD Radio France, Big Indie Giant South Africa). A founding member of The PepTides, DeeDee can also be found playing with Canadian Southern Rock outfit The Cooper Brothers, Amanda Rheaume, Rebecca Noelle, Destiny Funk Band, and many others.
Marc Bourgon is the singer of Ottawa rock stalwarts Iconoclast and Dead Air Republic. After a disastrous cheese grating accident on tour in Brockville, Marc was banned from playing guitar in public by authorities. However, after years of intense therapy and probation he secretly began to book acoustic solo shows, eager to dazzle the audience with his mastery of the D-chord. Expect to hear all the Iconoclast and DAR hits, peppered with select original ditties penned by others and changed ever so slightly so he can say he wrote them. Also, crowds at his mom’s house are raving over his extended instrumental mandolin performance of Side B of Aldo Nova’s classic second album “Subject... Aldo Nova”. Visit Marc on Instagram @iconovox and Twitter @iconovoxx.
Cee Lawrence is a country singer-songwriter from Ottawa, Canada who writes funny songs about her life. Inspired by Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert, and Kacey Musgraves. Visit Cee at http://www.ceelawrence.com.
Sonny Slide’s music goes way back to the 1920s, playing the classics of Blues masters such as Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell, Bukka White, and Sleepy John Estes, as well as contemporary blues and originals.
Hosted by Ottawa’s Tara Shannon, together with LymeHope founders Sue Faber and Jennifer Kravis, the evening offers a mix and mingle starting at 7pm where guests will have access to information about Lyme Disease and can speak with members of the Lyme community including VOCAL Ottawa to learn more about the often misunderstood illness. The musical celebration starts at 8pm with a performance by the event host, country-soul singer/songwriter Shannon, who will share her own journey with Lyme through songs and stories. Special guests, The Commotions, Ottawa’s original 10 piece soul/funk/R&B band will bring the audience to their feet doing what they do best - “reclaiming the spirit of soul” as musical director Brian Asselin has so aptly stated...which makes them a perfect musical fit for this event...as Lyme Disease sufferers and their families are often trying to reclaim theirs.
All proceeds will be directed to LymeHope
Performing together for the first time - catch 'em now while you can still afford the price of admission! Which is currently a very reasonable $10.
Marc Seguin Harmonica / Vocals
Vince Halfhide Guitar / Vocals
Ken Kanwisher Upright Bass
Matt Aston Drums
We would LOVE to see you there!
Frederick Carriere - Guitar and vocals
Mike McNeil - Drums
Lyle Odjick - Harmonica and vocals
Eric Bacon - Bass Guitar
The Clint Everson Band is an original Blues/Roots band from Ottawa. Their sound is inspired from the early blues legends, modern blues, roots, rock and country. It is Blues and Americana music with a twist.
The band features Andre Ferraton (The Drew Nelson Band) on drums, Rob Lethbridge (Hillbilly Hepcats) on upright bass, Fredy Carriere (Firebelly) on guitar, Steve Trecarten (The Drew Nelson Band) on piano, and Melanie Vermeersch and Tanya Paulin singing background vocals.