SoulShine 2022!!!!

by Deanna Knight on June 28, 2022

Let the fun begin with another amazing line-up of talent. Please join us in the beautiful gardens of Secret Beach B&B Suites and relax into some of Canada’s finest musical artists.

NEW this year - Order your delicious Graze Boxes along with your seats @ EventBrite. Local Food Co. Good Fridays will provide assorted sizes of charcuterie snack boxes. When you order these online as an ADD ON, they will be here for you when you arrive.  They can be made with our without meat and are just lovely little treats. An easy and yummy picnic during the show!

NOTE: Our scheduled kick off with Valdy on June 30th was postponed to JULY 28TH!! Hold on to your seats if you had purchased for June 30th and please join us for the new date :)

Reserve your seats online at EventBrite or in person at One Flower One Leaf in Lower Gibsons.
www.deannaknight.eventbrite.com 

ALL THURSDAY evenings  7-9pm

Doors @ 6:30
Wrap up by 9:30

BYO lawn chair, blanket, snacks and drinks.
There are some chairs on site, though you may be more comfortable with your own.

July 7 – Veda Hille
July 14 – Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars
July 28 – Valdy (new date)
Aug 4 – Dawn Pemberton
Aug 11 – The Burying Ground
Aug 18 – Deanna Knight Tree-O

More info at EventBrite with bios and videos for each artist. Or just google any of them….you will find lots of good stuff :)

 

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These Lovelies are so Gooood!

by Deanna Knight on June 17, 2022

Wow – we sure enjoyed our sold out show with The Good Lovelies at St. Bart’s June 14th.
These beautiful women are so darn talented. I got to know each of them a little better as we hosted them at our B&B for a couple nights and I can’t wait for the next time.

I was thrilled to warm up our full house alongside Anna Lumiere on piano.
Thanx to the Sunshine Coast for being so supportive of the arts!!
A great night all around.

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Carry Me Home – debut

by Deanna Knight on May 13, 2022

I’m slowly getting my new crop of originals out into the world. I’ve shared several of these songs over the years on stage but yet to share them online or record them on a proper “CDish kinda dealio”
It all takes time but I assure you that I am chipping away at this and would so appreciate LIKES and COMMENTS and even subscribing to my Youtube channel, as I grow my online presence. It would mean a lot to me and encourage more songs to be posted :) ha!

Here is the online debut of Carry Me Home. This song was originally written in 2012 in my usual process of creating melody and lyric without an instrument. My personal thoughts on Heaven on Earth sparked the initial idea. Since then, I have had the unique pleasure of sharing this in palliative care, in hospice and at many Celebrations’ of Life. Funny how songs take on a life of their own. Perhaps it will stir a whole new meaning for you as well.

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Deanna Knight – vocals
Simon Kendall – piano
Finn Maniche – cello
Filmed by Rod Matheson @ St. Bart’s in Gibsons, May 2019

© 2012 Deanna Knight, Dave Biggs, Jane Milliken, SheMoon Music Canada / SOCAN

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SoulShine Garden Concert Series!

by Deanna Knight on May 13, 2022

Thrilled to announce our first 3 wonderful SoulShine Garden Concerts for this summer 2022!!

Please save your seats directly through EventBrite HERE OR if you live on the Sunshine Coast you can also purchase seats at One Flower One Leaf Gallery in Lower Gibsons (436 Marine Dr.)

Last year I experimented with a sliding scale approach and I was so pleasantly surprised at the generosity of folks who really wanted to add extra support to the artists. Professional touring artists and the entire arts and culture sector have been hit hard since 2020.  Most of our artists have been shut out of their careers due to venues closing and festival cancellations. This year looks like humanity can celebrate on all accounts. Let’s connect in community and raise each others spirits together. Hope you can join us for some amazing music in our beautiful garden.

More shows to come!

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Welcome Good Lovelies to the Coast!

by Deanna Knight on May 2, 2022

Super thrilled to announce this wonderful show!

Please join us for a fun-loving time with these very talented women. I’m so happy to be opening with some of my own songs and to bring more of my friends to our little Sunshine Coast town of Gibsons. The wonderful Anna Lumiere will be joining me on piano.

With nine critically acclaimed releases, a #1 single, a JUNO Award, and a devoted fanbase blanketing the globe, roots-pop combo The Good Lovelies are among Canada’s brightest musical lights. The hardworking trio of Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough, and Susan Passmore — guitar-wielding songwriters all, and queens of the goose bump–raising three-part harmony.

Get your tickets before May 31st… and save! HERE
Eventbrite and I have made friends so no more spread sheets with endless names and emails for me.

Our first 3 shows of the SoulShine Summer Concert Series will launch soon…. so keep in contact :)

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The Good Lovelies were just so darn Lovely.  Another great success!
I had a blast opening the show alongside Anna Lumiere and look forward to hosting them again down the road.

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GD/BC returns to the Coast

by Deanna Knight on April 27, 2022

For those of you who have yet to witness the fun I have with GD/BC….get your tickets now!!
It’s a busy wknd for me, so I will likely only be performing at the Legion show.

Hope to see you there shaking your bones :)
Tickets on sale HERE

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Centre for Spiritual Living

by Deanna Knight on April 27, 2022

I had a wonderful , heartwarming time singing for the community at the White Rock – Centre for Spiritual Living last weekend.  Fortunately they ramped up their techy side and went online in early 2020. Now the whole world can tune in to their sunday service and enjoy the inspirational insights. I had the pleasure of sharing a few of my songs on April 24th and I will do it again on May 8th.

Here is topic for last week and I’m sure each week has plenty to offer your heart and soul. I performed Blessed to Witness, Carry Me Home and covered the classic Let It Be.

Creativity: Boldly Go….
So far, we have looked at the creative impulse in the individual, danced with our donkeys of resistance, transcended the world of effect to expand our visions, and embraced a higher idea of our own divinity.
What’s left? It’s time to get off our “nots” and bring our creative selves and whatever it is we are wanting to do, to the world. As stated in the monthly theme summary, when we dare to present our talents, gifts, and passions, we are both vulnerable and victorious.
Here’s the issue: if we want to be victorious, we must be vulnerable. We must open our hearts, let down our ego defenses, and dare to live authentically if we want the rewards of a life well-lived.
This week is not about judging the quality of a performance or assessing the efficacy of a product. This week is all about each of us knowing our authentic life purpose.

If you visit their site you can get the info on how to join the Zoom hour each week.
Perhaps I will see your smiling face on May 8th. HERE

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Larry comes to the Coast!

by Deanna Knight on April 27, 2022

So I must take this time to introduce you to my dear friend Candice Roberts. She is one of the most talented women I know, not to mention the most hilarious!

Her one woman show called Larry will resurface after a 2 year shut down and we on the Sunshine Coast have the great pleasure of hosting her and sharing this outstanding show with you all.

Please purchase your tickets right away ….since I am sure it will sell out. TICKETS HERE

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A HUGE thank you to our coastal community for being such great supporters of the Arts. Larry was a huge SOLD OUT success on a Tuesday night….on the Solstice. I so appreciate you all for showing up and sharing in the laughter. If you missed this and heard how outstanding it was….I will be sure to have Larry back. Sign the mailing list here to the left.

I will continue to bring amazing artists over to share their unique talents with us in various venues. I am blessed to know an abundance of super awesome souls.
NOW go get your SoulShine Garden Concert Series seats secured…. so we can cruise on into this summer together
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My Own Creation – Uke song #3

by Deanna Knight on March 1, 2022

Picking up Ukulele in the spring of 2020 was a real treat for me. I’ve enjoyed performing as a singer for most of my life, hitting the stage at 5 years young. Songwriting came later in my 20′s and has been a magical experience with songs surfacing as melody and lyric often at the same time…..with no instrument to guide my way.  I hear so much beyond the melody and experimented with these sounds in my debut solo CD “Shadow of  Star” released in 2001. You can hear samples and purchase on Itunes HERE.

I’m working away on another batch of songs and have been in the initial phases of recording. Both Uke song #1 “Blessed to Witness” and #2 “Free To Be Me” were posted to Youtube upon what felt like completion. Seems I’ve come full circle in so many ways. The past 2 decades have been driven by my work with Vancouver’s Hot Club of Mars. Booking and managing this collection of merry musicians has been one of my greatest honours. World renowned luthier and gran-daddy of gypsy jazz Michael Dunn, took me under his wing months after my move from Ontario to BC in 2002. We have stirred up toe-tapping, swinging fun on endless stages at festivals, dance halls, restaurants and theatres. Not sure what the future holds for this project but I’m open and absolutely adore the Hot Club of Mars repertoire. That said – it is time for a little shift :)

A NEW CHAPTER – 2022 will see a focused shift from Hot Club chanteuse to singer songwriter. The Deanna Knight Tree-O will most often feature piano and bass, though I am privileged to know a great number of very talented musicians. Perhaps we will experiment a little as this  new project unfolds. I’m really trying to get my ducks in a row. So much so that I sm hiring some help :) If you or someone you know has skills in music marketing and a passion for heart and healing….please contact me directly. I have plans for a website upgrade perhaps to Bandzoogle? I’d like to  finally offer access to streaming both my solo work and The Hotties 2 CD’s. I could use an update and training on newer social networks, an Elist revamp, regular NEW Youtube posts and more.

NEW SONG – Uke song #3  My Own Creation
These newest songs are pretty raw still but I like to get them out into the world in this format. You can let me know what you think and I have a wee document of them in early days

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Holiday blessings to all

by Deanna Knight on February 28, 2022

 

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