Edgar Muenala is a unique artist among his own generation, a composer, songwriter and a pan flute extraordinaire who combines ancient tunes with new age sensibility. Edgar relates to music much in the way of an ongoing journey, Edgar Muenala is an independent artist based in British Columbia, he has traveled across the world for the past 21 years sharing his music with all types of crowds. In February of 2010, he was featured at the stage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics Game in 2010.
He has produced 8 albums and 2 DVD’s of live performances of his own music and of other Canadian artists. In addition to his scoring credits, he has been heard at the Vancouver Pacific National Exhibition, Surrey Fusion Festival (BC), Oriental Strings of Harmony Concert at the Richmond River Rock Casino, Edmonton Heritage Festival.
Jack Jackson is a talented entertainer from Calgary Alberta Canada, whom has been performing for North American audiences for over 30 years. Growing up in the middle of British Columbia Canada, exposed Jack to the "country way of life" that has characterized his personality. With his "cowboy hat" on or off, any time spent with Jack Jackson will reveal to you why he is called "Canada's New Country Gentleman".
With 14 albums to his credit and over 30 years experience in the North American Music industry, Jack Jackson knows how to entertain an audience of all ages. With music that is "genuinely country", Jack has become a popular entertainer at festivals and fairs throughout Canada, and the United States of America. His music has endeared him with radio fans in many parts of Europe, the Orient and the Netherlands, making Jack an "International recording artist".
The music of today's Country music legends such as George Strait, Allan Jackson, Mark Chestnut ,and many others along with yesterdays legends such as Marty Robbins, Merle Haggard, Jim Reeves, Ray Price, and Bob Wills is recreated through the gifted vocal talents of this CANADIAN "NEW COUNTRY" GENTLEMAN.
The Still Waters (Dianne Quinton and Peter May) connect with audiences through a combination of powerful songs infused with close soulful harmonies and evocative instrumentals. Their shows include original compositions and covers rooted in folk, country and blues.
Equally comfortable in small intimate settings or large venues, The Still Waters have played at the Calgary Stampede, venues on Calgary’s Music Mile, Little Concerts, charitable events, house concerts and private functions. Their chemistry and performances have been described as heart opening and magical.
Based out of BC's Okanagan Valley since 2009, this Celtic inspired band is focused on giving traditional music a modern edge. Blending the varied talents of four musicians whose classical, folk and rock backgrounds fuse together to create a dynamic and unique sound that instantly connects and resonates with audiences. Through their uplifting energy and remarkable stage presence, they weave together a tapestry of tales that evoke a nostalgic experience of days gone by. Booking everything from weddings to festivals, house concerts to sports tournaments, their music and performance is diverse and adaptable to any size venue or demographic.
Having independently recorded and produced three albums to date that primarily feature traditional tunes (Cod Gone Wild, The Traveler and Battered and Fried), they have an increasing amount of original material that has come with their maturity as musicians, songwriters and performers that we can expect to hear on their new album that released in May 2017.
Horizon Ridge is a group of four fine singers, songwriters and players with a passion for all kinds of music. Multi-instrumentalists Dianne Quinton, Steve Goodchild, Helen Goodchild and Peter May blend rich voices and bring diverse musical backgrounds to the different styles of songs they play.
With influences from traditional and contemporary folk, country, blues, and rock to gospel, they are versatile and adventurous. Throw in some traditional and contemporary a cappella and you have a band that is truly multifaceted. Their repertoire includes a variety of original compositions and covers.
The band members, who are based in Calgary, Alberta, have played in festivals, music clubs, coffee houses and house concerts in Alberta, British Columbia, the U.S. and U.K. Summer 2016 saw them release their first CD, Enough is all you need, followed by a tour in Newfoundland and British Columbia. They have also delivered music instruction in individual and group settings. Most recently, Horizon Ridge taught harmony singing in an extended weekend class format at the Foothills Acoustic Music Institute (www.fami.ca) – a real thrill!
The summer of 2017 will see Horizon Ridge playing multiple shows at the Calgary Stampede and concerts in southern British Columbia. They are very excited to perform August 29 – September 3 at the 118th Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong, BC!
Talent, commitment, sacrifice, and attitude are the four words Kelowna, British Columbia based artist, Ben Klick, lives by. Klick is establishing himself as a guitar slinging, unique, high energy and interactive country artist.
Originally from Vancouver and raised in West Kelowna, Klick has always been surrounded by music. Ben found his passion for guitar and started playing at age 6. As an artist he has received multiple awards and industry association nominations, his most recent, taking first place in the 2015 Edmonton Global Country Star Search, and is nominated for 5 2015 BCCMA Awards including: Gaylord Wood Traditional Country Award, Country Club Act of the Year, Ray McAuley Horizon Award, Guitar Player of the Year, and Website of the Year.
Shaughnessy O’Brien is a singer/songwriter from Armstrong, BC. She was last years winner of the 2016 IPE Youth Talent Contest. She is a beautiful talented performer who has performed for many audiences. Some of you may recall Shaughnessy as “Annie” in 2012 at the Powerhouse Theatre in Vernon, BC.
Mike is a singer/songwriter who draws from his experiences learning and jamming with musicians such as Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Carl Johnston (Library Voices) and BC banjo great, Devon Wells. Having honed his craft playing gigs throughout Western Canada and in Europe, Michael comfortably delivers well written originals and puts his own special flavour to well known songs.
To appreciate the attraction of Canadian Magician Sean Watson, feel the excitement in the words of the Entertainment Manager of Sega World Theme Park in Sydney, Australia.
“By far Sean is one of our favorite entertainers, a great crowd pleaser with his quick sleight of hand, affable personality, and great stage presentation.”
With over 20 years magical experience in practically every type of venue in Canada, United States, Australia, Hong Kong and Brazil, Sean has perfected his skills as a magician, but moreover as an “entertainer” – a real crowd pleaser.
Sean has won great acclaim at venues such as the Las Vegas Hilton, MGM Grand Casino, Mandalay Bay (House of Blues), the renowned “Carnival” in Brazil, various casinos, state fairs, corporate events and product launches. He has also received many accolades for his close-up entertainment and Illusion Comedy Show.
As with most successful entertainers, Sean “works his audience”, and “involves” them in on-stage and close-up entertainment that elicits that wonderful combination of amazement and laughter.
As this glowing review from actor Kiefer Sutherland makes bluntly clear, Sean is a real entertainer…
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