Last minute swing dance!!

by Deanna Knight on September 11, 2014

Join us THIS Sunday at the Backstage Lounge for another Atomic Swing event. Everything kicks off with a dance lesson and you get to enjoy 2 sets of live swing from myself and The Hot Club. This is a gorgeous location and the food is pretty tasty too. Check out the Facebook event listing HERE

6:00 – 12:00 AM | Bar until 12 | $12 at the door
7:00 PM Beginner Swing Dance Lesson
8:00-11:00 PM Deanna Knight & The Hot Club of Mars

Dance instruction provided by: Port O Swing Vancouver

 

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H’Arts for the Homeless 2014

by Deanna Knight on September 9, 2014

In efforts to continue building community while sharpening my production skills, I celebrate my 4th year co-producing H’Arts for the Homeless in support of the Lookout Emergency Aid Society. After our sold out success last year, we return to The Imperial @ Main and Hastings on Thursday, Oct 2nd. The Hotties will play a couple acoustic sets in the lounge during cocktail hour while I wear my production hat and keep the night running smoothly.

Through circus, music, stories, dance and art, the gala will highlight the deep sense of relief and hope that a stable, safe home provides. H’Arts celebrates the joys, successes, untold strengths and stories of the residents, as well as the front-line workers who live and work at Lookout.

Experience art installations telling the story of homelessness, delicious food, fantastic performers, live visual artists, a silent auction and, of course, the live auction with comedian David C. Jones as our auctioneer. Visit our FaceBook page HERE

We are raising funds for the essential services and support necessary to bring solutions to homelessness in Greater Vancouver.

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: Doors at 5:30pm / Event 6 – 9:30 pm
Where: The Imperial, 319 Main St., Vancouver
* Valet parking available (suggested $10 donation)

Tickets: $60 – Purchase tickets HERE

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2014 Live Painters LINE – UP!!!!!!

Lori Goldberg - www.lorigorldberg.ca
Lori Sokoluk - www.lorisokoluk.com
Nick Gregson - www.nickgregson.ca
Lorraine Shulba - www.lshulba.com
Ceci Lam - www.cecilam.com
Wendy Sexsmith - www.wendysexsmith.com
Olga Rybalko - www.olgarybalko.com
Bill Higginson - www.higginsongallery.com.au

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Return to Pender Harbour Jazz Festival

by Deanna Knight on September 9, 2014

So happy to be invited back to the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival
We play a unique venue on Sunday morning- FREE community show!

John Henry Marina 10:45 – 11:30
More information HERE

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Greater Than Gatsby Garden Party!

by Deanna Knight on September 9, 2014

Lots of fun cooking up at Hycroft Manor on Sept 28th.

Deanna & the Hot Club provide ambiance for the arriving attendees while they have their photos taken with vintage Rolls Royce. Sounds like the perfect way to kick off this fabulous garden party!

More info and tickets HERE

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Captured at the Kino Cafe!

by Deanna Knight on September 7, 2014


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Joined by Vancouver’s City Singers Choir for several songs on their wrap up rehearsal night, before summer break. What a treat to have such fine voices support our songs. We all had a blast and it inspired talks about an official performance with a real plan. Perhaps April in Paris 2015!!!!??

This was what I thought would be my final show at The Kino Cafe in Vancouver where I held court with The Hot Club of Mars for 8 years. I left for numerous reasons though I now hear that there are new owners at the Cafe!! I may venture back now and then to join my talented Hotties who continue to make music and have fun on the 3rd Monday of each month.

Photo by Alexis Davy

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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

Here is some of the press we got around this wonderful show! 
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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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