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Shaye is a singer, a sometimes songwriter, but a full-time singer, and an exceptional one – a throwback to the era when great singers lent their voices to the best material and built their careers on the backs of these great songs. To see and hear Shaye Zadravec in concert is (as one noted radio personality commented) “like listening to the greatest radio show you ever heard”. Her repertoire is familiar and unfamiliar at the same time, including songs written by Bobby Darin, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Lynn Miles, Willie Dixon, Shelby Lynne, Gus Kahn, Chip Taylor and Doc Pomus, just to name a few. She sings with an ease and comfort that washes over the listener….  so subtle, so graceful – no big notes, no overwrought star search theatrics, just pure, unaffected performance beauty.
Shaye Zadravec has spent many hours on the stages across Western Canada. She has opened shows for William Prince, Dan Mangan, David Francey, Valdy, Tom Russell, Chip Taylor, Kacy and Clayton, Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk, and pop opera sensations Il Divo, who invited Shaye to open their Western Canadian tour of soft seat theatres. The Il Divo tour put Shaye in front of more than 10,000 people. 

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The Kingpins are a hard-hitting fun-loving band of veteran musicians who play classic Swing an R&B from the ‘50s and ‘60s (plus a few original songs penned within the idiom). Fronted by the lion-voiced Hank Lionhart and powered by a dynamic horn and rhythm section, these guys are guaranteed to bounce the audience out of their seats and onto the dance floor.  A mainstay in Vancouver’s pubs and clubs from 2000 till 2005 the Kingpins have released 2 Cds: Knockin’ ‘Em Down in ’01 and This Road in ’05. After a hiatus of over 14 years Hank has reunited with original members Steve Cross (guitar/vocals) and Jack Lavin (bass/vocals) when the three of them found that they were neighbours, all having relocated to Victoria BC. Joined by original member Steve Ranta (keys) with Calgary’s own Ross Hall (drums) Wayne Kozak (sax) and Paul Wainwright (sax), this group will be sure to surprise, delight and entertain the most discerning R&B fans!  Keep your eyes and ears open the Kingpins are back!

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