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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SoulShine Garden Concert Series!!!

by Deanna Knight on June 4, 2021

It’s a GO!!!!!! We are beyond thrilled to announce our 2021 SoulShine Garden Concert Series. Wow – what fun we will have in our gorgeous garden setting of Secret Beach B&B in Gibsons, BC.   Join us on Thursday evenings 7-9pm in July and Aug. We will celebrate a variety of music genres with TOP notch Canadian artists, all in a safe outdoor space together. Community and song…carry on :) We do hope to live stream on FaceBook and perhaps Youtube?
RSVP me directly via email or phone. DtheSinger@gmail.com / 604 362 1280.
Include the show you would like to attend, the number of seats you would like to request and I will direct you from there.
These concerts are all LIMITED SEATING

Thur. July 1 – Valdy – 2 shows SOLD OUT

Thur. July 8 – Deanna Knight Tree-O
Thur. July 15 – Chris Ronald Trio
Thur. July 22 – The Myrtle Sisters
Thur. Aug 5 – The Burying Ground 
Thur. Aug 12 – Dawn Pemberton - SOLD OUT
Thur. Aug 19 – Oliver Swain
Thur. Aug 26 – Deanna & the Hot Club of Mars – SOLD OUT
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Summer Concert Series – waiting on a thumbs up!!

by Deanna Knight on February 17, 2021

The Secret Beach Garden Stage is primed for another amazing summer series of outstanding talent. We are just waiting on a “Thumbs Up” from Dr. Bonnie Henry to allow us once again to have 50 folks attend each of our social distanced – very safe – acoustic concerts in our garden. Last summer was a great success and we have some REALLY amazing artists to share this year….I mean I can’t even believe it myself. Not ready to announce the line-up until we know for sure that it can happen but I suspect by July and August we will get the OK. Stay connected through my mailing list and be sure to join us via live stream if you are not in our area.

Secret Beach Garden Stage is located at our beautiful B&B in Gibsons. BC. You can check it out HERE

I had a great time designing this new logo….Let your Soul Shine and support the Arts!!!!

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Uke song #2 – Free 2 B Me

by Deanna Knight on February 17, 2021

HERE is the second song written on my little ukulele. I’m posting to YouTube more often these days in hopes to stir up support on a platform that I have not been very active on.

Rumour has it that in order to live stream from YT…you need 1000 subscribers so…hit subscribe and I promise to get better at this :)

Free 2 B Me – Written to help support all relationships feeling the strain of this difficult time.Seeing the good in our partners, family and friends can be our saving grace and loving ourselves is the greatest gift of all. Celebrate the SPARK that lives inside of you! Comment, like, share…thnx

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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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