A new song!!! Introducing Blessed to Witness

by Deanna Knight on November 10, 2020

Well, never say never. I couldn’t imagine that I would accompany myself on stage with this new little ukulele friend but that is exactly what happened this summer on our garden stage at Secret Beach B&B. I purchased a tenor uke back in February with the hope that it may inspire some new songs…..and that is exactly what happened. As some of you may know, I am not a prolific writer but I’m very proud of the songs that I have written. I’ve been on stage most of my life alongside tremendously talented musicians but have yet to master an instrument myself. Seems I don’t have the patience, self discipline or neurological make-up for this and it sure doesn’t get any easier as I age. This sweet instrument has brought much joy in these Covid days. I opened each summer concert on our garden stage with this new song called Blessed to Witness. A response to Covid with a hopeful message for our human evolution. Please give a listen and if you are so inclined, please like, share and add a comment on YouTube. I have made a personal commitment to populate more video online and comments sure help inspire me to do that……thnx bunches.

Lets hope that humanity is ramping up for some much needed healing. As we recognize beauty all around us and focus on gratitude for what we have instead of what we want….perhaps LOVE will lead the way to better days for us and future generations. I am an eternal optimist with a number of new songs that are to be recorded this winter with a similar theme. Keep well and Keep safe out there and thanx for listening HERE

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Thnx Coast Life Magazine

by Deanna Knight on November 10, 2020

We were so thrilled to receive some support from local Coast Life Magazine about our Sweet Sundays concert series this summer. A wonderful photo of me sitting in with the amazing Burying Ground was captured by my friend Kristen Dennis and used on  a sweet 2 page story. The concert series was a great success and sure helped us all enjoy live music together in a safe and beautiful setting. We look forward to next summer and hopefully we can host a much larger audience to enjoy more outstanding talent. Thnx to all who purchased tickets and to the super talented folks who graced our stage each Sunday. It was a real honour to open and close the series with my Tree-O and have the Hot Club of Mars finish the series off with a real bang. I sure loved kicking off each concert with a mini set that included special guests along with me who learned my originals for the shows. What a treat to share the stage with Michael Friedman, Simon Kendall, Wynston Minkler, Budge Schachte, Karen Graves, John Ellis and Oliver Swain. I sure enjoyed every moment and we even went live to Facebook to help document the shows. It was a little quick and dirty on the stream but we captured it and you can always check it out under Deanna Knight Music on FB.

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Sweet Sundays – garden concert series

by Deanna Knight on July 1, 2020

We are thrilled to be hosting intimate garden concerts at our beautiful B&B in Gibsons BC. Each Sunday in July and August from 2-5pm we will share super talented artists to a lucky 30 in our audience. These are artists I love and who have inspired me over the years. Many I have collaborated with in some way, shape of form ….so expect more of that :)

You MUST RSVP me directly via email or phone to secure your seat. I will open each event in this series with a mini set to kick things off. We will all practice social distancing while enjoying a live performance together in a fabulous setting. We encourage those in “Covid pods” to please stick together on the property for everyone’s enjoyment.
Doors 2pm / Show 2:30 – 4:30 ish
$20 – $30 suggested donation
BYO chairs, drinks, blankets etc.
Street parking available
RSVP directly to reserve your spot
Deanna : 604 362 1280
dthesinger@gmail.com

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V-day Legion Dinner Dance with the Hotties on the Coast

by Deanna Knight on February 4, 2020

Join myself and The Hot Club of Mars for a Dinner Dance at the Legion in Gibsons on Valentines Day!
Friday, February 14th
Doors 6pm
Dinner 7pm
Dance 8pm

TICKETS - sold in advance at the Gibsons Legion itself or at West Coast Logos in Sechelt.
$35 members
$40 guests of members
$10 dance only

3 Coarse dinner – Appie / Steak Neptune or Butternut Squash Ravioli / desert.
We will follow dinner with 2 sets of swing, bossa tango and more.

There is a lovely necklace door prize for those who come for both dinner and the dance. ($100 value)

Hope to see you there!

 

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JUNO award winner Lynn Miles in Gibsons

by Deanna Knight on January 14, 2020

I am super honoured to be sharing this show with the amazing Lynn Miles. I will open the night with a set alongside Anna Lumiere on piano. We present this evening at St. Bart’s in Gibsons with advance tickets only $15!!! Apparently this is Lynn’s first time playing the coast… so I am super stoked to present her in collaboration with Coast Jazz. Sure hope you can make it out and please bring a friend and help spread the word.

Advance tickets are on sale in 3 locations.
One Flower One Leaf Gallery in Lower Gibsons
MELOmania in Roberts Creek
Straight Music in Sechelt

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GD/BC is back for Lunar NewYears!!

by Deanna Knight on January 14, 2020

My dear Grateful Dead Tribute will celebrate
the Lunar New Year with 2 shows late January.


FIRST
 

Robert’s Creek Legion Friday Jan 24th for 2 longs sets to shake your bones!!!
FaceBook listing HERE - invite your friends!
SECOND
Fairview Pub Saturday, Jan 25th on Broadway in Vancouver with more stellar songs and good fun.
FaceBook listing here with online ticket link HERE

Check out this amazing double poster designed by coastal artist John Ridd. He does such a great job that we will print limited editions and have them for sale at the shows. Come on out and have a blast with us and be sure to tell all your buddies who miss The Dead. This is the finest group of jammers I know. They genuinely channel the good stuff and show us all a “real good time”

Tickets at the door.
Guests $15 Members $8

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LIVE @ The Kube

by Deanna Knight on January 14, 2020

For something new! The Kube in Gibsons will host live events!!!!

We will kick things off with 2 shows in February and I will open each night with a little mini set. This is an experiment to see what the sound is like in the room. If all goes well, we will add to the series.

Tickets are sold in advance at The Kube.
There is limited space so please purchase in advance. Helps us all relax a little going into the show as well. 
Concession will be provided by The Kube :)

FRIDAY, Feb 7th – OLIVER SWAIN w/ Deanna Knight opening

Super excited to have Oliver back. He is a unique talent with an amazing voice and stellar chops. We will hope to collaborate on a few songs as we have in the past. This will be a superb night of songs showcasing Oliver on bass and banjo…. sharing his very own take on Folk Noir. Save $5 on Advance tickets!
Find out more about Oliver HERE
Find out more about the show on Facebook and please invite your friends  HERE

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FRIDAY, Feb 21st – The Burying Ground w/ Deanna Knight opening

This sweet quartet has a stellar sound with fine musicianship and fun repertoire. I’m thrilled to join them for a night of old time music. They are building a solid fan-base here on the coast so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
Find out more about The Burying Ground HERE
Find out more about the show on FaceBook and please invite your friends HERE

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Unity – Centre for Awakening Dec 1/19

by Deanna Knight on November 21, 2019

Simon Kendall and I will share our music with the amazing Unity Community on Dec 1st/2019 @ 11am.   This is a wonderful space with many workshops, meditations and events supporting our health, healing and spiritual path.

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SUNDAY: 11:00 AM – Meditation & Sharing of ideas
Unity – Centre for Awakening
5840 Oak St. Vancouver

We’d love to have you join us for our weekly sharing of spiritual ideas. Expect some uplifting music performed by some of Vancouver’s best professional musicians, a relaxing guided meditation, some new insights and usually a few genuine aha! moments.

The gathering ends at 12 noon and you are welcome to join us for discussion, coffee, herbal teas and refreshments afterwards. Newcomers are always welcome!

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Northwood Jazz Vespers Nov 24/19

by Deanna Knight on November 21, 2019

Looking forward to sharing my songs once again with the congregation of the lovely Northwood United church in Surrey on Sunday Nov 24.  I will be joined by Anna Lumiere on piano and Finn Manniche on cello.  This Vespers runs every Sunday from 4-5pm and is followed by a little reception with refreshments and goodies.


2018_anna_DI don’t currently have a photo of Anna, Finn and I. So blessed to be surrounded by such fine musicians. Simon is sorry to miss our performance. It is a treat to work with the very talented Anna Lumiere once again. Sure to be a lovely Vespers for us all.
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Soul Shakedown @ Fairview Pub

by Deanna Knight on October 30, 2019

Hit the dance floor or come to witness some of the finest Grateful Dead musicians in the area. I sure love getting on stage with these fellas. The energy and intuitive play that happens on stage is infectious. The 100 advance tickets are close to sold out but there will be $15 tickets at the door! Try for Advance tickets HERE or just come on down to the Fairview Pub on Broadway in Vancouver. We hit the stage at 10pm for 2 long sets. FB event page HERE

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