A musician/songwriter/choral director (Radiant Heart Song Circle) for the past 30+ yrs. Julie Blue has been teaching the sacred power of awakening the voice throughout her life.With a richly soulful and beautifully evocative voice that has had music critics comparing her to Norah Jones, Sade, and Dido. Julie looks beyond stylistic boundaries, weaving together influences of jazz, classical, pop, and blues with a painter’s eye for sonic detail.
Theda Phoenix is a sacred sound channel, intuitive singer, songwriter and recording artist whose angelic voice, intuitive, shamanic music and soul-inspiring lyrics touch people. She leads sound healing events using her powerful voice along with Crystal Singing.
She has performed at public and private events and conferences with international speakers who have included Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Joe Dispenza and recently the InGoopHealth Summit in Vancouver. Her music inspires a deep connection to the heart and spirituality of the human experience, reminding listeners of the power of gratitude and their own inner guidance and connection with Source energy.
As one of Vancouver’s most sought after session singers, Linda’s recording credits include a wide range, from kd lang, Bon Jovi, Harry Manx and Raffi, to Rita MacNeil, and Gary Fjellgaard and hundreds of jingles praising everything from Barbie to Safeway.
Linda has three CD’s of her own material.
She has been nominated and won eight awards from the BCCMA, the CMA and Junos for vocalist and bass player of the year. Recent theatre productions include, I think I’m Fallin’, songs of Joni Mitchell, Belfry Theatre, 2016 and Bittergirl, Arts Club, 2017.
Nathen Aswell is a recording artist and inspirational speaker based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and he believes that his calling in this life is to encourage people to live Big Lives one Small Step at a time.
He honours his calling by performing and speaking internationally at conferences, concerts, retreats and churches, presenting his music, stories and humour with his voice and the Chapman Stick, a 12-stringed electronic instrument that is tapped with both hands like a piano.
A staple of the Canadian jazz scene, Lorraine Foster has come to be recognized and loved as one of Canada's foremost ladies of jazz. Toronto-born Lorraine Foster’s career began as a teen vocalist with the Art Hallman Orchestra.
She joined the legendary Dal Richards and his orchestra in 1991 and worked for Dal for eleven years, all the while headlining Vancouver’s hottest venues.
Lorraine has recorded with legendary jazz artists and her latest recording, featuring Miles Black, Oliver Gannon and Rene Worst, is titled “Compositions by Musicians.” Lorraine’s live one woman show performs throughout Vancouver and up island. She continues to be a regular for Jazz Vespers at St. Andrews Wesley Church since 1993.
Ranjit “Ranj” Singh makes music with a distinct Indian-Western flair that draws on the singer-songwriter and self-taught guitarist’s love for rock music and heartfelt lyrics. He refers to his unique blend of music as “Indo-Canadian Folk”.
In the mid 80’s, Ranj started his career performing with many folk-Punjabi and Hindi artists in the Vancouver area. In the 90’s he helped form — along with his talented brothers — the influential and critically acclaimed group Dal Dil Vog (a.k.a. DDV). The group went on to win numerous awards — including CFOX‘s “Vancouver Seeds 9” battle of the bands in 1994 — and performed with artists such as Jan Arden, 54-40, Mathew Good. DDV’s unique style of bhangara/rock music led to tours throughout North America and India, a live performance on MuchMusic, 3 videos on MuchMusic, and one on MTV Asia.
Beverley is a successful Vancouver-based singer and songwriter. She describes her music as earthy, inspiring folk with a pop twist, and she has released four CDs. Beverley performs regularly in concert, at festivals and at benefits. She was seen at the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics bouncing around and entertaining children with her group, ‘Beverley and the Billionaires.’ She has over 100 film and TV credits and is well known around the world for her recurring role as “Granny” on ABC’s hit series, ONCE UPON A TIME. Her theatrical career has taken her across Canada, and she has written and performed two one-woman shows.
Heidi is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and author. She draws on a rich tapestry of influences for her unique blend of global jazz-soul. Her CD “Fickle Mind” received song-writing awards and was featured on TV and national radio. She has toured in Canada and Europe and has performed at jazz, wine and world music festivals. Her current backing band, Urban Tribe, consists of some of Vancouver’s finest musicians, performing funky originals and jazz standards.
Judy Armstrong, a singer, songwriter, speaker, and coach breathes light into the human spirit and uplifts those who are seeking the doorway to their own expression.
Judy’s professional credits, which number over 3000 presentations and performances, include numerous television guest appearances, entertaining with the late Danny Kaye, summer theatre, cruise ships, concert stage and world class conventions. With her zany sense of humor and extensive experience on stage, Judy opens your heart and touches your soul through music, laughter and inspiration.
Wendy Walker is a Cree/Metis and M’iKMaq First Nations, originally from Manitoba. She has made Alberta and in particular Treaty 7, her home for many years.
A singer/songwriter, Wendy has toured internationally, has sung for the United Nations and for several prime ministers. She, also, performed at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.
Hayley Brown is a singer/songwriter who loves performing. Her songs reflect her life experiences and how she sees the world. She also loves many genres of music but has an affinity to the blues and folk. She loves watching the audience relate or be moved by the music. She feels music connects us to each other and our higher selves.
A professional musician/songwriter and wandering minstrel for over 45 years, with deep roots in Nova Scotia, years in Boston, Toronto and now Greater Vancouver, with a passion for stories and songs that are honest and heartfelt. Ivan’s passion for song writing is evident through his method of delivery. When Ivan performs, it’s up close and personal: Recounting stories of events that draw out compassion in the listener. Only an experienced, gifted songwriter can create this intimate narrative relationship with their audience. Ivan delivers well-crafted songs that are sensitive, thought provoking, and unique, with hauntingly beautiful melodies and rhythms that take his audience on an insightful journey of reflection.
A former teen-idol & recording artist, Michael Vincent was a regular singer and guest host on the popular Teen TV dance shows “Let’s Go” “Music Hop” and others. Michael made approximately 100 TV appearances, recorded with Polydor and Atlantic, and toured across the continent and around the world.
Known for his soulful vocals, local promoters called him, “the voice”. Now reviving a longstanding musical career, Michael continues to bring audiences to their feet. His recording work with R&B Blues band BIG BLACK DOG saw the band nominated nationally for a SMOOTH JAZZ AWARD in 2007. Michael has just completed his latest solo CD entitled, THANK YOU -featuring 7 of his own originals and a few favorite covers.
Sue Turner is a Vancouver B.C. based singer-songwriter who writes from her deep personal experiences with a poignant and humorous perspective.
She is a jazz and blues trained pianist, acoustic guitarist and an aficionado of the Appalachian Dulcimer.
Her music invites us to stop and pay attention to what’s in and around us, and from there, consider what’s next.
For Sue, what’s next is a collaborative project abroad, a Via Rail gig across Canada, a recording adventure on a gulf island or whatever spontaneous adventure shows up.
Producer and recording engineer Victor Smith is a multi-instrumentalist who's work has appeared on dozens of CDs. Both in live band situations and in the recording studio, he brings a distinct musicality and vibe to the performances and to the productions, whether it's on guitar, flute, percussion, accordion or other instruments. He's also a composer who hangs out in orchestral, jazz, funk, folk and electronic realms.