Hotties hit the Coast for 2 shows!

by Deanna Knight on January 22, 2019

I’m so thrilled to have my dear Hotties join me once again for a dance at the Gibsons Legion #109. This time we will spice things up with the talented Lucy Faulkner kicking off the night with a swing dance lesson at 7pm. Lucy has years of experience and is new to our community. Come learn some moves, brush up on old moves or skip the lesson and the dancing all together …come for the music.  Know that the lesson is for everyone and you need not have experience or a partner to enjoy. Hope to see you there!

SAT. JAN 26th @ the Gibsons Legion

TICKETS @ the door
LESSON @ 7pm
CONCERT @ 8pm
Members: $8 (concert only) $10 (concert & lesson)
Guests: $12 (concert only) $15 (concert & lesson)

We hope to turn this into a regular thaaaang…yippee!!

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JAN 27th @ The 101 BREWHOUSE & DISTILERY

If the Legion does not work out for you then you are in luck! We will hit the local 101 Brewhouse for a little afternoon concert. Come tap your toes alongside a little bevie and appie perhaps?

We plan to hit the stage around 2:30 for a couple sets. This show is by donation so please bring real money :)  Be mindful that there is no room for dancing at this venue.  The Legion will be a fabulous room to shake it up! Hope to see ya!

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GD~BC hits the Coast for 3 Shows!

by Deanna Knight on December 14, 2018

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Catch GD~BC on our little Coastal Mini Tour. 3 Shows to choose from!

This project comes as a surprise to some of you who may be new to my music. It is actually taking me full circle to the early 90′s when I co-founded one of Canada’s finest jam bands The FatCats (who are still truckin’ along) This was an original project inspired by the songs of The Grateful Dead and to this day play live to a very “deadicated” following.

The mixed reaction I get when I mention this project proves to me that The Dead is somewhat mis-understood. Perhaps it is the colourful scene that surrounded the band or the experience of a really lousy live recording or just the name itself. In truth – it is not for everyone but I love the eclectic songs that mix psychadelia, blues, folk, country, rock ‘n’ roll and jazz to create an incredibly unique rock sound. The songs are heartfelt and fun to dance to and I have the pleasure of adding a sweet 3rd harmony to the already solid vocals of Gord Kushner and Brad Tidswell. Eric Stephenson is one of Vancouver’s finest bass players and keeps our groove solid alongside  Jeffrey Kornblum on percussion and Noel Peters on drums. AND I get to return to the stage with original FatCats keyboard player Tyler Gibson.  All in all….this is a side project that is fun for me and serendipitously brought together all my fav Vancouver jammers in one band. A nice break from centre stage though I do sing lead on a song from time to time :)

If you know fans of this music or folks open to a good time…please help spread the word on the Coast…Robert’s Creek on Friday, Powell River on Saturday and Gobsons afternoon on Sunday!!! Perhaps we will see YOU on the dance floor “shakin’ you bones”

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St. Andrews Vespers

by Deanna Knight on October 25, 2018

This will be a slightly new line-up with Anna Lumiere on piano and Finn Manniche on cello. I always feel so blessed to perform in this amazing venue. The acoustics are out of this world and we fill an hour service with 8 songs. This happens every Sunday by donation with free parking below St. Andrew-Wesley. Hope to see you there!

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Dinner / Concert in Port Moody

by Deanna Knight on October 25, 2018

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So happy to return to the sweet Gallery Bistro in Port Moody for another dinner/concert. I miss singing with my Hotties and can’t wait to catch up and swing the night away. Please RSVP for tickets by calling directly or better yet going to their website HERE There is very limited seating so please book early to avoid disappointment. If you know anyone in the area who might enjoy a night out…please help spread the word.

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GD~BC Prankster Party

by Deanna Knight on October 25, 2018

Gathering at Vancouver’s Fairview Pub on Broadway Saturday night for a Halloween Dance. Come in costume and shake your bones!!! Advance tickets HERE.

This is a talented group of jam-band lovers who can sure get the groove on together. It is such fun adding a little sugar to the already great vocals of Gord Kushner and BRad Tidswell. Happy to be keeping this music alive and well.

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10th Annual H’Arts for the Homeless

by Deanna Knight on October 24, 2018

Oct 4th brought the 10th Annual H’Arts for the Homeless at the Imperial in Vancouver. My 7th year producing this fun-filled event for The Lookout Health + Housing Society was another hit. It is always such a honour for me to curate some of Vancouver’s finest talent in music, dance, circus, poetry and visual art. Our 8 live painters kicked butt once again while David C Jones had us all giggling through the live auctioneer. The night was full of colour and inspiration with The Ladies in White, CR Avery, The Burying Ground, Mike Battie, Double Treble, Brooke Vandyk, The Hot Club of Mars, Balkan Schmalkan who all brought their A Game. CBC’s Kathryn Gretsinger was our emcee full of heart and holding together all the bits and pieces of the cabaret and awards.

One thing we NEED to tap into – is who out there has $$$ AND care about the issue of homelessness? We need to get more bums in seats and more folks out to support the important work of the Lookout. Homelessness hits not only the addicted and mentally ill but it hits seniors and families and folks who are just down on their luck.  So many live one cheque away from loosing their home and once that happens…it is very difficult to get back into the system. It can happen to ANYONE. Please contact me if you have ideas or connections that may help get the right folks to this event next year.

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My 50th Bday Jamboree

by Deanna Knight on October 24, 2018

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Gosh we had a fabulous time celebrating  my 50th with some of my favourite musical guests. The festivities started at 2pm with little mini sets leading up to a fabulous jam on our garden stage then acoustic around the fire.

Guests included Bud & Heidi Kurz – harp and flute , Varya and Bill – violin and guitar, Micheal Friedman – guitar and voice, Chris Stone and Jeff Behrner with a little bluegrass folk, songwriter Chris Ronald and the amazing Reid Jamieson and saucy wife Caroline Victoria Mills. I did a small set with my old buddy Jane Milliken joining me on piano. The jam kicked off around 9pm and pulled in beat poet Andrew Bee and Tyler Gibson on keys. The jam was cooking real good until the police shut us down at 10:30. (oooops…we thought shut down would be 11pm)  We quickly moved to the fire until 2:30 with heart melting harmonies and Michael Friedman cooking up endless songs for us all join in on.  A super memorable night that proved the Secret Beach B&B stage will be a place for culture and community. …not to mention super fun sleepovers!

Oh yes – and the amazing Jerk Pan  Chicken Man Diego cooked us up some fine Jamaican chicken dinners….yum!

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Official launch of Secret Beach Garden Stage

by Deanna Knight on July 25, 2018

I’m so thrilled to announce the official launch of our very own beautiful stage here at our new home in Gibsons, BC. We opened the doors of Secret Beach B&B Suites in April and haven’t looked back. It has been a very busy spring and early summer and there is no sight of things slowing down. What fun we are having, meeting so many interesting folks from all over the world and offering a relaxing retreat away from the hustle of the city.

This next phase of hosting acoustic concerts on our very own property…. is a dream come true. We look forward to sharing amazing local talent and touring artists, community movie nights and more. I imagine the space will work very well for grand dinner parties, small work retreats and perhaps even a little yoga.  What better way to officially kick off this beautiful new venue…but with my beloved Hotties.

Advance tickets are a good idea and can be purchased via E-transfer. Please contact me directly via dthesinger at gmail.com or call 604 255 9449. We are offering a sliding scale donation of $15-20 for entry. Please bring your lawn chairs, blankets. picnics and beverages. We will have cold drinks and snacks for sale.

Please help us spread the word! Here is the FB event listing  and you can invite folks directly from there….if you do the Facebook thang :) Hope you can be with us!

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by Deanna Knight on June 12, 2018

MORE upcoming dates DKTree-O, GD~BC and Hot Club of Mars!

I don’t have all of these listed on the schedule …so here is a quick reference list.

Fri, July 6th – D & the Hotties
@ Lynn Valley Village Live and Local Concert Series / 7-9pm
July 26 – 29th – GD~BC Grateful Dead Tribute
@ Element Music Festival / Shows each day / family friendly / info HERE
Sat, Sept 1st - GD~BC Grateful Dead Tribute
@ Shakedown at the Ranch / Squamish / family friendly / more info HERE
Sat, Sept 8th – D & the Hotties
@ Gibsons Legion / 8pm / $5 members $12 guests
Sat, Nov 3rd – D & the Hotties
@ Gallery Bistro /Port Moody / 8pm
Sun, Nov 4th – D Tree-O
@ St. Andrew’s Jazz Vespers / 4pm / donation
Tues, Nov 6th – Deanna Knight
@ Just Singin’ Round / Vancouver Rowing Club / 7pm
Sat, Dec 1st – GD~BC Grateful Dead Tribute
@ Roberts Creek Legion / 8pm

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On my new home turf…Gibsons Jazz Festival

by Deanna Knight on June 6, 2018

Thrilled to be asked back 2 years in a row for the Gibsons Jazz Festival. We will close down the afternoon stage at WineGarden Park in Lower Gibsons. Free music starting at 1:30 and we hit the stage at 3:30. Bring lawn chairs, picnics, snacks and perhaps your dancing shoes.  Go to coastjazz.com for details, bios
and to purchase tickets for the festival on-line.

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