Libra Room Swings!

by Deanna Knight on July 31, 2014

In light of the recent changes to The Drive’s live-music hot spot, The Libra Room ….I’ve been inspired to cook up shows for The Hot Club.  I’m pleased to announce a NEW monthly gig…..currently planned for the last Thursday of each month. We kick off today - Thursday,  July 31st on the early shift 7:30 – 9pm. Following us will be Tim Sars and his fine trio, taking the late shift 9:30 – midnight.

Tim has joined us for a number of shows and it is always a treat to hear him play and an even bigger treat to hear he and the Hot Club’s Mark Dowding, blow their horns together.

Facebook Event Listing with a few more details HERE

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Calling all dancers!!!

by Deanna Knight on July 7, 2014

We are thrilled to be invited back to one of the best swing dance event in Vancouver! Join us @ The Back Stage Lounge for loads of fun and great dancing. The evening kicks off with a swing dance lesson, so if you want to brush up on some moves or just get started with some simple steps…this is the place! More info HERE

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Gorgeous Gardens and Gourmet Picnics

by Deanna Knight on July 4, 2014

Join myself and The Hot Club of Mars for one of our most special concerts of the summer. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens has teamed up with a gourmet picnic basket company to bring you a unique concert experience. Check out the number of baskets available with your ticket purchase, including vegetarian and gluten free! Dine 6-8pm in the beautiful gardens and stay for 2 sets of gypsy swing, bossa, boogie, tango and more! Ticket info HERE

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Happy Birthday Canada!

by Deanna Knight on July 1, 2014

Tuesday, JULY 1st - D & the Hotties are closing off the Railspur Stage of the Vancouver Jazz Festival on Canada Day @ 8-9pm. Join us on Granville Island in celebration. Our stage has a little lounge and apparently room for dancing!!! Hope to see you there!   More info HERE 

This is our Canada Day concert at the Vancouver Jazz Festival in 2012.   Photo : Dave Biggs

Wednesday, JULY 2nd - D & the Hotties kick off the Trout Lake Concert Series. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or festival chairs to enjoy a FREE evening of gypsy swing. Perfect night to include the kiddies as the stage is beside the playground.
6:30 – 8:30pm  / There is also room for dancing!


Find the Trout Lake Concert Series full summer line up HERE 

 

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community support

by Deanna Knight on June 13, 2014

Vancouver’s UGM does amazing work  for the homeless and under privileged in Vancouver. Myself and the Hot Club always play their Table for 2000 in December. A very successful hot meal event, serving over 3000 meals in a 5 hour span… to men, women and children living in poverty.  This is their summer networking event and we are happy to offer our music as an up-lifting soundtrack….and maybe a little dancing ;)

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Garden Stage with an ocean view

by Deanna Knight on May 26, 2014

So pleased to be invited back to the Garden Stage of the Harmony Arts Festival.

Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars
Friday, August 8th, 12:30 – 2pm

Thanx to Scott Alpen for these photos from our 2013 appearance.

For more than two decades, the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver has been one of the North Shore’s best loved community events. This 10 day festival continues to grow with more musical performances, new artist workshops, artsy kids studio, exhibitions of visual arts with a juried group show, upscale art market with over 80 tents, dance and drum performances, new food cart area, children’s art auction, free outdoor movies.

Enjoy the natural beauty of the setting. There is something for everyone!

 

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Lift off!

by Deanna Knight on May 24, 2014

I had the complete pleasure of sharing the stage with Andrea Menard, Robert Walsh, Shawn Soucy and Nathan Aswell at the CD release of LIFT! A musical leap of faith for this accomplished musician, actress and ground breaker. What a treat!

Andrea and I became fast friends after meeting at Brock Tully’s Kindness Concert and Book Launch this spring. I was thrilled to find out that she has coined a new phrase and given me  a genre to settle into with my own writing –  Musical Messenger.

Here is a little back stage look at the making of this wonderful CD 

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Magical Garden!

by Deanna Knight on May 23, 2014

I’m so happy to be invited back to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens with The Hot Club of Mars on Thursday, August 7th. This is clearly the most magical performance of our year and rumour has it that you will be able to purchase a gourmet picnic basket to dine inside the gardens prior to the show.

Tickets will be on sale soon!

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Day after Canada Day!

by Deanna Knight on May 22, 2014

FREE family friendly concert at the back of the Trout Lake Community Centre.
Located right beside their wonderful playground!
Bring a blanket and picnic and enjoy the music while the kiddies run and play.
Rain venue inside in the Grandview Room.

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Vancouver International Jazz Festival

by Deanna Knight on May 22, 2014

Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars return to BC’s most prestigious jazz festival headlining the Railspur Stage on Canada Day / Granville Island / 8PM.  So happy to have a dance floor and lounge close at hand so all you dancing folk can come along and kick up your heels!! The whole area goes off with loads of FREE music and good times. Hope to see you there.

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