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We are proud to present A Tribute to Amy Winehouse featuring vocalist Johanna Sillanpaa and her 10-piece Cherry Orchestra under the musical direction of bassist John Gray. This amazing 10-piece band performs all her beloved hits from the albums Back to Black, Frank and more. John Gray took up the acoustic bass in high school. By grade 12 he was playing in 2 symphony orchestras and started performing with Jazz & Blues great Clarence “Big” Miller who he was to spend the next 22 years working with. During his career he has also performed with Ray Charles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker, K.D. Lang and many more! John Gray is currently the Bassist/Bandleader/Manager  of the Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra, the Motown Tribute Orchestra, the Amy Winehouse Tribute Orchestra and the Blossom Dearie Tribute Band based in Calgary Alberta Canada.

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