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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Deep Cove with my Tree-O

by Deanna Knight on June 5, 2018

Super happy to bring my sweet Tree-O to Deep Cove for the very popular Deep Cove Coffee House. This series has been running for plenty of years and showcases wonderful talent in a lovely listening room. I will have my dear pianoman Simon Kendall with me as well as Finn Manniche on cello.  These are such special nights for me. A rare treat to share my “soul song” and continue to nurture these songs along. So often I play 6-7 songs at local jazz vespers but for this show, I will have a full set of my songs to perform. Hope you can join us.

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Good times with The Creekers

by Deanna Knight on June 5, 2018

Very happy to bring Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars to the Little Legion hall in Roberts Creek this wknd. Join us on the dance floor Friday June 8th for a swingin’ good time. We will share 3 sets starting at 8pm. Pay at the door $8 for members and $15 for guests of members. I hear this Little Legion has a lot of spunk :)  Hope to see you there!

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Deanna Knight Tree-O in North Van

by Deanna Knight on May 8, 2018

So excited to share this talented trio with you all. It is a rare treat for me to perform a full night of my songs as the Deanna Knight Tree-O with Simon Kendall (Doug and the Slugs) on piano and Finn Manniche (Van Django) on cello.

Friday Night Live is Lynn Valley’s only regularly-scheduled, inspiring storytelling, musical experience ….perfect for all ages.

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Swingin’ on the Sunshine Coast x2

by Deanna Knight on February 21, 2018

Thrilled to have both the Gibsons and Roberts Creek Legions Halls booked for Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars. Last June we played the Gibsons Jazz Festival and witnessed the full dance floor for a hoppin’ 3 sets of tunes… I actually moved to the Sunshine Coast. It is exciting to be here now and to invite my sweet swing band over to join me in my new community.
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Both nights are billed as dances so bring your dancing shoes and have some fun with us. There is a kitchen at both Legions and they do serve dinner prior to the dance. Remember – you don’t HAVE to dance. You can always sit and enjoy the music as well but we are thrilled to have dance floors to offer our fans! Tell all your friends….tell a whole bunch!

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Double Bill Salon Series Gibsons

by Deanna Knight on January 23, 2018

Sunday, Jan 28th will be the second concert in my Double Bill Salon Series. This time we feature the wonderful Chris Ronald with his strong songs and delightful stories. I’m thrilled to share Chris with my new community here on the Sunshine Coast. I had the pleasure of singing harmony vocals on Chris’s award winning CD Timeline. This concert will be a full double bill with myself and Simon Kendall (Doug and the Slugs) on piano. I’ll share a set of my original songs and a few covers (Traditional folk, tango, swing) So looking forward to this sweet night together.

You MUST RSVP me directly to save your seat. Payment through E-transfer is appreciated. Please email dthesinger@gmail.com today as seats are limited. 

This new focus on my own songwriting is very exciting. 16 years of booking, managing and performing with The Hot Club of Mars was a real blessing and I am very proud of what we accomplished together. Now it is time to focus inward and share my “soul song” This recent move was a great leap of faith to a new community with very few folks who know me. If you have friends or family on the Sunshine Coast and can help spread the word…I would be so grateful :) 2018_chris_doublebill

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Hotties return to Commercial Drive

by Deanna Knight on November 30, 2017

With my move to Gibsons BC….. I’m not sure how often I will get back into the city for performance but I’m thrilled to return to the Libra Room on Commercial Drive Thursday, Nov 30th / 6:30 – 8:30. Swing on by for some fun with myself and The Hotties!

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SheMoon presents Oliver Swain

by Deanna Knight on November 30, 2017

Here in my NEW HOME of Gibsons BC, I will be keeping active musically in a variety of ways. I hope to put more focus on my songwriting and performance of my own “soul song” I’m always so pleased to present talented artists. This Salon Concert will be hosted by my friends Lehe and Jonah and I will open the night with a short set …with Oliver accompanying me on a couple songs. You MUST RSVP directly to reserve your seat. You can pay in advance for your ticket via Etransfer …..and remember there is limited seating.

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Time for change…

by Deanna Knight on August 14, 2017

Over a 6 week healing from surgery this spring, I had plenty of time to  contemplate my career, my family and lifestyle.  I’ve been on stage since I was 5. Early days were filled with musical theatre, choral tours and Kiwanis where much of the admin and details were taken care of. I hit the ground running after collage and dove deep into the hustle of the ever-changing music industry.  I co-founded a successful jam-band, backed and recorded with many fine songwriters, created a busy singing telegram service, wrote and recorded my first solo CD and had many interesting run-ins with label executives and music big-wigs.

I’ve shared songs in hospice, hotels, community parks, dance halls, schools, restaurants, festivals, gardens, street parties, carnivals, fairs, weddings, funerals, churches, conventions, rallies, ferries, …the list goes on. I’ve had the pleasure of fronting the fabulous Hot Club of Mars in Vancouver for the past 16 years and pulled together ensembles to share my “soul song” as well. I’ve even found time to share harmonies with Grateful Dead cover bands and started up another telegram service dedicated to new babies.

As the value of arts and community continue to degrade in this age of digital distraction, I find myself continuing to work hard for little financial gain. Artists wear all the hats these days and as great as it is to have creative control in this new digital era, we often don’t have the funds to build a team around us. Leaving us to be the manager, publicist, booking agent, social media expert, web master, accountant, radio tracker, musical director, stylist…..yaddah yaddah. The list goes on and YES the richness of these adventures often fill my heart with love and appreciation but unfortunately the hours put in average to about a “buck an hour” pay. This is not a great retirement plan :)

So – Some major changes are in the works. I can’t share details as of yet but the ball is rolling. Know that i will always find ways hit the stage and share my voice. I’m what they call a “lifer.” I was born to sing and bring happiness and healing to the world through song. I’m confidant that I have more songs inside of me, so I hope to find some quiet to have them surface and I do have plans to record another solo CD.  This journey has always been a magical one. Sometimes I just need to get out of my own way and let the magic unfold <3

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