Kitsilano Showboat
Kitsilano Showboat

2016 Performers


All Programs Start at 7:00

Monday June 20 - Kitsilano Showboat Opening Ceremonies
Celebrating 81 Years of Entertaining the World!

Monday, June 20 - Kitsilano Showboat Opening Ceremonies

Vancouver Concert Band

The Vancouver Concert Band has been in operation for over 50 years (although the name has changed from time to time) and has members ranging in age from mid-teens to over 70! The band is first and foremost a Community Band and performs at many Seniors’ Residences, schools, and neighborhood events. We play a wide variety of musical styles, under the able direction of Frank Ludwig, ranging from the classics to pop, jazz, and rock. The band has performed a number of times at the Ladner Bandfest and been praised for its programming, intonation and overall performance.

West Vancouver Concert Band

The Westside Dance Centre is right in the Showboat neighbourhood and offers classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop for the kids of Kitsilano. Our dancers love to perform! We travel all over the lower mainland to perform and compete, as well as out of town to places like Whistler to give the kids of Kitsilano many exciting venues to dance.

Wednesday, June 22

Westside Dance Center

Westside Dance Centre is right in the showboat neighbourhood and offers classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop for the kids of Kitsilano. Our dancers love to perform! We travel all over the lower mainland to perform and compete, as well as out of town to places like Whistler to give the kids of Kitsilano many exciting venues to dance.

Friday, June 24

Urbana

Urbana is a 17 piece big band that plays a wide variety of big band music from Ellington to Basie to contemporary composers such as Hugh Fraser, Gordon Goodwin, Count Bassie, Duke Ellington and Stan Keaton. One of Vancouver’s finest jazz big bands featuring some of Vancouver’s finest musicians, directed by Robin Shier

Vancouver School of Highland Dance

The Vancouver School of Highland Dance is a local dance studio that enjoys performing traditional Highland Dances as well as original Highland choreographies. They are equally passionate about hard work and fun and endeavour to show both in performance. 

Saturday, June 25

Kalaya Polynesian Dancers

Under the direction of Kalaya Nelson, the Kalaya Dancers have presented the traditional dances of the South Pacific to enthusiastic audiences for 35+ years. Kalaya & her dancers have performed in hundreds of stage productions & musical dance reviews for community service groups, children’s hospitals, senior citizens’ residences, churches, Kitsilano Showboat and the PNE. It is a show that you cannot miss which includes Polynesian, Hawaiian, Tahitian, Maori and Ukele Music.

~~~  SHAW Cablevision will be recording tonight’s show.  ~~~
Watch for it on your Shaw Cable channel or on the Kitsilano Showboat You Tube Channel.

Monday, June 27

Stave Falls Scottish Dancers

The Stave Falls Scottish Dancers who are in there 57th year, are a non-competitive group of a 100 dancers who perform various forms of Scottish Dance. The dancers come from Abbotsford, Mission, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Port Coquitlam. They have performed in Scotland, England, Ireland, Spain, Australia, Hawaii, Disneyland, and the Yukon. 

~~~  SHAW Cablevision will be recording tonight’s show.  ~~~
Watch for it on your Shaw Cable channel or on the Kitsilano Showboat You Tube Channel.

Monday, June 29

Vancouver Performing Stars

Vancouver Performing Stars is a performing arts training program that operates out of 12 different community centres around Vancouver offering a variety of music, theatre and movement classes. From ballet, jazz and hip hop to glee and musical theatre performance classes, they strive to offer programs that are continually growing with their students. Today’s performance will feature our senior students in a multitude of genres.

Friday, July 1 - Canada Day Celebrations – 2016

Canada Day

Come and join us at the Kitsilano Showboat to celebrate Canada’s Birthday.
There will be entertainment, cake, goodies, fun, games and even more fun. We will start the day featuring a puppet show, Darcy the entertainer, children’s story telling, and the musical group “With One Voice”. To end the festivities we feature the famous and very popular Bob Liley’s “Sanctuary All Stars” Swing band. Make sure that Showboat is your destination for Canada’s Birthday, you won’t be disappointed.

3:00pm Opening ceremonies – Happy Birthday Canada

  3:15pm

Vancouver Puppet Theatre

This multicultural musical puppet play is based on the Ukrainian traditional folktale. The play has Carnival-size puppets and animal masks. This entertaining play was designed for 2-14 years old but will be enjoyed by parents just as much.

  4:00pm

Darcy the Entertainer

Formerly Whistles the Clown, Darcy brings his brand of silly, magical fun to "The Boat" on Canada Day. His interactive magic show which includes a Canadian Trivia Quiz for the kids makes a delightful time for all. Don't miss it! Even fun for the big kids

Story Time with Barry

 Our very own Barry Leinbach has been entertaining children for years with original stories that they develop themselves. Their imagination will create the characters, the animals, the setting and the story line; Barry will pull it all together to create an original adventure that is sure to entertain everyone.

  5:00pm

Canada Day Birthday Cake.

  5:20pm

With One Voice

“With One Voice” will perform a variety of musical styles from Reggae, Pop, Contemporary, Christian and Instrumental numbers. The band and vocalists are local musical veterans who have played individually and together for years. Previous performances include large concerts, conferences and musical productions throughout Canada. Today’s performance will be an inspiring concert. Don’t be surprised if the audience breaks out into a sing along during the performance where you can join in “With One Voice.”   

  5:00pm

More Canada Day Birthday Cake.

  7:00pm

Canada Day remarks with MP Joyce Murray
Come help us with flag waving and singing O’Canada.

It can’t get any better than that for Canada day

Santuary All Stars


The “ Sanctuary All Stars” has been featured at the Gibson's Jazz Festival. Conductor Bob Liley says the band has played many concerts around the lower mainland including appearances at St. Andrews-Wesley's Jazz Vespers, the Coal Harbour and Jericho Community Centres and at Mission's Heritage Park. Sit back and enjoy the best of the best in a wonderful night of Jazz.

Satuday, July 2

Rhythm Rush

Rhythm Rush was formed in late 2014 when drummer Rick Klemm, bassist Irv Loewen & guitarist Mike Greene decided to form their own group capable of the styles and genres they love. With the addition of Sergey Fedyushin (from Russia – with keys), Karen Nakajima on trumpet, Spencer Day on tenor sax and vocalist Emile Greene, the band covers jazz, latin, funk, rock and R&B classics.


Monday, July 4

The Art of Dance Studio

The studio has been located in Maple Ridge for the past 14 years and provide a variety of classes for both recreational and serious students.  Their aim is to inspire all of their dancers as they navigate their journey through the art of dance. 

Dancin’ Stars School of the Performing Arts 
 
At Dancin’ Stars Dance School we foster personal growth not only in dance, music and the arts but in all areas of life. Through our genuine passion for the arts, we inspire young artists to achieve their dreams. Our highly trained and educated faculty are still actively involved in performances locally and internationally!  

Vancouver Dance Tango Team

This group of dancers like to perform for the audience like they would dance privately at a milonga or tango dance. Each couple interprets the music to their mutual feelings and technical abilities. The Tango is about passion, the songs about love and loss, sad songs but the “secret” is you are happier after listening and dancing the Tango.

Sam’s Dance

Sandro Guidi Soncini is from Florianopolis, Brazil.  Sandro’s training is in Zouk, Tango, Samba, Bachata, and other Latin partner dances.  He has participated in several conferences and competitions and has diverse experience in performance on the Brazilian stage.  Recently, Sandro won second place in the Pro-Am West Coast Swing competition in San Diego.  The goal of Sam’s Dance is to integrate movement, music, friendship, and fun.

Wednesday, July 6

Collage

Collage is a group of friends who - quite simply - love to sing!  They are based in the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam area, but perform all over the lower mainland. They are a fun 8 person group that sing a variety of music - show tunes, pop and jazz. But they don't do all the singing while you just kick back and listen – they will get you singing along and maybe even up dancing!

Diamond Country Dancers

Formed in the 1990’s, Diamond Country Dancers love to show audiences how much fun modern Square Dancing can be, always encouraging potential new dancers to join their local Square Dance clubs. They have been entertaining audiences from Merritt to Vancouver and many places in between. Tonight’s show are volunteers from various Square Dance clubs around the lower mainland, and  have performed at Merritt Mountain Music Festival, local Fairs and Festivals, and the PNE, to name a few. They are excited to be at Kitsilano Showboat

Lefty and Sugar

Lefty (Jamie) and Sugar (Raili) are a song and dance duo that aims to lighten and brighten your day with their tap antics.  They have worked closely with tap innovator and choreographer Troy McLaughlin to bring you an array of styles and entertainment from swing and jazz to show tunes.  Lefty has performed in the Sleeping Beauty Pantomime and Comic Potential at the Metro Theatre. They recently performed at Vancouver's Tap Day celebrations and hosted an evening of Old Tap Magic at Studio 16.  L&S are delighted to be back on the Showboat stage.

 

Friday, July 8


Royal City Concert Band

The Royal City Concert Band is a group of 45+ adult musicians who enjoy performing a wide variety of music including traditional concert band repertoire as well as pop, classical and show-tunes. Under the direction of our new Music Director Kris Covlin, this year marks our 28th anniversary.

Saturday, July 9

Bruce James Orchestra

The Bruce James Orchestra is a 19-piece Big Band based in Pitt Meadows, B.C. Our ensemble has been providing exceptional big band/dance band music in the Vancouver area since 1999.  We perform a variety of big band arrangements from the 1920’s   swing classics through present day pop and rock hits for events such as dances, weddings, anniversaries, jazz clubs, pubs, fundraisers, corporate events, concerts in the park series, and jazz vespers. We  are an ensemble which prides itself on excellence in both music and showmanship.


Monday, July 11

Echo  Nebraska

Join Vancouver indie folk-rockers Echo Nebraska for an exciting night at the Kitsilano Showboat. Launching the group in late 2014 with the release of a music video for their first single, ‘Hey, Allison’, the band quickly gained a reputation of combining soul strung acoustic songs and subtle shades of Americana. CBC Music added the music video to their list of Best New Music Videos for November 2014. Their debut EP, Send the Ships has received rave reviews and since charted on numerous stations across Canada, reaching a high of #3 on CJSF.

Wednesday, July 13

T. Riley

Teresa (T) Riley grew up in Medicine Hat, Alberta, moved to Toronto and started a rock band, then moved to Vancouver to study jazz at Vancouver Community College.  She can be found around Vancouver singing with various jazz bands such as Swing Aggregation and the Bourbon Rebels. All her influences are put together in her original music which she writes and performs as T Riley. Welcome back to Showboat Teresa.

Parno Drom
                                                       
Parno Drom is a group formed by Bob Kozak, a talented accordionist and vocalist.
The group performs Eastern European gypsy style music with a repertoire that includes music from Russia; Poland; Hungary; and beyond. They sing in the original language of each song including the Romany language of the Gypsies. As musicians they have performed internationally: Japan, England, Russia, Poland, Germany, and USA, to name a few.

~~~  SHAW Cablevision will be recording tonight’s show.  ~~~
Watch for it on your Shaw Cable channel or on the Kitsilano Showboat You Tube Channel.

Friday, July 15

Peggy Peat School of Dance

Peggy Peat School of Dance was established in 1950. They are a three generation family dance school that is best known for their high energy performances including musical theatre, tap, jazz, hip hop & much more. They have performed at the Vancouver Special Olympics Opening & Closing Ceremonies, Vancouver 2010 Olympic bid, Carnival Cruise Lines, Variety Club Telethon, PNE, “Great Big Boo”, Queen Elizabeth’s 2002 Royal Canadian Tour and many other notable occasions. Come join us for a fun filled evening of song & dance   

All For Dance

ALL-4-DANCE offers the best dance experience with fantastic instructors in all styles of dance. Our dancers range in age from 4 -18 and we hope to entertain you with Acro, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Breakdance, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre.

Saturday, July 16

The Ear Buds

The Ear Buds are an eclectic amalgam of six musicians who play original tunes, country, bluegrass, folk, blues and alternate music.  They are accomplished musicians on acoustic mandolin, fiddle, guitar, dobro, banjo and harmonica along with versatile vocals.

Minami

Minami’s comes to us from Japan in her first appearance at Showboat.  Accompanied on her guitar she sings a range of contemporary  and modern music. You will often see her performing around town on Open Mike stages and coffee houses. 

 Lions Gate Chorus

Lions Gate Chorus is an energetic, innovative group of diverse women who are passionately committed to musical excellence. Through high level competition and public performance, Lions Gate Chorus is taking four-part a cappella entertainment to a whole new level of respect and recognition in the world of the performing arts.

Monday, July 18

Mexican Dance Ensemble
                                                     
Caudillos del Sur “MEXICAN DANCE ENSEMBLE” (MDE) main objectives are to offer a Mexican performing platform for emerging artists and expand the importance and value of the arts in our community. Mexico’s folk dance tradition is a blending of elements from its Indigenous, African and European heritage. From the north to the south each town has its own way to express its history through dance and music. Dancing in a travel of colours and energy representing the states of: Chiapas (South), Veracruz (Eastern) and Jalisco (the land of tequila, mariachi and the charro).

Wednesday, July 20

Rock Paper Moon

Two Chartered Accountants and a company president get a kick out of providing wholesome family entertainment when they get away from the office. They enjoy playing the rock classics from the fifties, sixties, and seventies and are branching into light jazz by adding new instruments to their lineup. This year they are delighting us with a set of country music classics ranging from Hank Williams to Dolly Parton and the Eagles.

Michael Fraser

Michael Fraser has traveled Canada, USA, Europe and the UK. He’s performed at a number of gypsy and jazz events, club showcases and folk festivals. His recorded music has been commissioned by Ben Affleck and academy award-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu. Come listen to Michael weave in and out of his original creations and thoughtful curations.

Friday, July 22

Precision Dance Academy

Precision Dance Academy is a young studio located in Coquitlam. Dancers range in age from 1 year old to young adults and participate in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and musical theatre. The youngest dancers actively participate in the creative dance programs and are our dancers of tomorrow.  

BC Regiment Brass Group
 
The BCR Brass Group is a group of brass musicians from the British Columbia Regiment Band. They play very listenable and lively music from a variety of genres, including jazz, pop, classical and folk. The regiment band comprises civilian volunteers who perform for military and public functions as representatives of the Regiment.

Saturday, July 23

The 4OH4 Band
Every celebration party needs to have a band. To celebrate the 81st Anniversary at Showboat we have the 4oh4 band. This group is coming together to perform the music they love....Blues & Rock. The 4oh4 Band’s has a large repertoire and are stoked to be back at Showboat to perform in such an amazing venue. Sit back (or dance) to the sounds from the 50’s to the present, something for everyone. Enjoy the music, enjoy the view!!!

Celebration of Light Fireworks - Netherlands

Showboat will be simulcasting the music for tonight’s fireworks.


Monday, July 25

Doe Bender's Quartet

Always a crowd pleaser Doe's group has provided music for fundraisers, corporate events and private functions.   Whether performing for "Adoptive Families Association of BC", "Jazz in the Park", Canuck's Children's Hospice, "World Walk in Stanley Park” or the Surrey Memorial Hospital for the children's ward their songs are welcomed by a wide range of audiences. They like to add Latin and pop tunes set in jazz arrangements with keyboard/vocals, guitar, acoustic bass, and drums. 

Land of Deborah

The Land of Deborah is an award-winning singer-songwriter with a unique take on life, love and the pursuit of fair trade chocolate.  She has been described in the Georgia Straight as “feel good folk-pop” and in 24Hours having “one of the smoothest voices in the city”. Audience members describe her music as "transformative" and "soothing".  Her songs, like her shows, are a cornucopia of feel good, infectious tunes that are personal, eclectic and downright fun. Welcome to The Land - A comfy couch for your soul.

Wednesday, July 27

The Jarrod Tyler Band

Fraser River Ramblers

Morgan will guarantee to entertain with his sing a long country and western show. This guitar player / singer brings to the stage a terrific energy, a great country voice and a real appreciation and respect for the audience. The music of Peter Paul and Mary, Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan and the Kingston Trio influenced Morgan. Tonight he will be featuring country greats such as Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams and Waylins in a sing-a-long night of entertainment and a prelude to the fireworks.

Celebration of Light Fireworks - Australia

Showboat will be simulcasting the music for tonight’s fireworks.

Friday, July 29

Vancouver Dorfmusik

The Vancouver Dorfmusik was founded in 1983 by 4 members of the Vancouver Swiss Society to perform Swiss and European style music similar to small village bands.  The band has performed in the Vancouver area, Whistler, Vernon, the USA and toured Switzerland and Germany twice in 1991 and 1998.

Wailele Wai Wai

“Wailele Wai Wai” means “a waterfall that flows endlessly”. It signifies their intention to grow endlessly as individuals and enrich their own lives and of those around us. Their focus is on the modern Hawaiian hula known as Auana that tells a story through hand and arm gestures and rhythmic patterns. Wailele Wai Wai strive to capture the Aloha Spirit and share the love and joy through their  performance and presence. They enjoy performing at Kitsilano Showboat every summer and also at various seminars, cultural events and seniors centers in Greater Vancouver.

Saturday, July 30

“Las Vegas Night at the Kitsilano Showboat” 

Grayson Favor    AKA     Mr Vegas

With the elevator pitch line like “A one-man musical Las Vegas in a box” there is nothing like the Grayson Favor jacket show. Great old-timey sing-along music, piano, singing, sax, clarinet, lights, bubble machine – but what’s amazing is that every song features a Flashier and flashier self-made jacket.  Mr Vegas is alive and well at the Kitsilano Showboat.

Bobby Bacchus

Bobby Bacchus, the silky voiced crooner from Vancouver will sing his favourites by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett and others. Join Bobby for a walk down Memory Lane in a perfect prelude to an amazing Fireworks Evening. See you here!

Celebration of Light Fireworks - USA - Finale

Showboat will be simulcasting the music for tonight’s fireworks.


Monday, August 1

Shona Monty

Shona brings to the Showboat stage celtic influenced pop-rock/art-pop songs laced with flute. Her voice has been compared to Dolores O'Riorden, Grace Slick, and Sandy Denny. She has a degree and a half in classical flute, a self-taught guitarist, and studied voice for four years with Taylore T. Fox in Vancouver.  She strives  to write music that people can identify with. That they hear and think, "That's me. That's my life. I know how that feels."

Alice Crestejo

Alice  is a trained classical singer (soprano), specializes in Broadway Musical Theatre. Her music includes Carmen, Tosca, Le Boheme, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, West Side Story, Sound of Music, Music Man and Merry Widow. She sings in French, German, Latin, Italian, English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. She has performed at numerous competitions, charities and now on our stage. You will most definitely enjoy a great night of opera in one of the world’s most relaxing settings. 

Zero Day Quartet

Zero Day Quartet is a brand new a cappella Barbershop quartet based in New Westminster. You will want to sign along with this group. They are looking forward to sharing their love, harmony, fellowship and fun at the 81st Kitsilano Showboat this year.

Wednesday, August 3

Bright Sunset Chinese Dance Group

Chinese classical dance is very graceful. The costumes are specially made for each dance to indicate the time period of the traditional dance or the region of the folk dance. Red Sunset is a mix of adults and seniors, the majority of its members are over the age of 55, the oldest being 76.  Our goals are to share the Chinese culture as a means of expressing our gratitude to the community that we live in, and to encourage older adults to stay active and fit. 

Chinese Canadian Zhiqing Friendship Association

Zhiqing were the Chinese educated youths in the city of China, who were forced, mobilized, or persuaded to leave their homes and be sent to the countryside or mountain areas by Chinese Government from 1950 to 1979. They had to do the tough labour work as adults and they were called “the educated youth re-educated by the peasant in the countryside(Zhiqing)”. They had a very hard time in their lives. Some of them lost their lives during that time.

Today, very few of them are living in Vancouver, and they have organized
the "Chinese Canadian Zhiqing Friendship Association (CCZFA)". This is a non-profit, non-religious, and non-political organization. Their goal is to provide a healthy and better life in this multi-cultural society. 

Los Gitanos

Based in Tsawwassen, this highly professional group will present an evening filled with the spirit & passion of flamenco dance.  The show will highlight professionally trained dancers of all ages & skill levels in a show filled with powerful footwork, hypnotic rhythms & graceful movement.  The dancers will be performing in a colourful array of traditional flamenco costumes to the mesmerizing music of the flamenco.  Their performance in 2014 of “A Tribute to Nelson Mandelawas spectacular. You do not want to miss this evening of exhilarating & emotional performances that will momentarily transport you to Spain!

~~~  SHAW Cablevision will be recording tonight’s show.  ~~~
Watch for it on your Shaw Cable channel or on the Kitsilano Showboat You Tube Channel.

 

Friday, August 5

The Howe Sound

The How Sound is a young, local Vancouver rock and roll band with influence derived from those spectacular musical decades of the 1950, 60s, and 70s.  With almost a year of experience playing together and over 30 years of playing music combined, there is no telling what Gibson Switzer (drums), Noah Thullner (guitar and vocal), and Diego Castelo-Corry (guitar and vocals) will whip up for you next. They have played numerous live shows and are being described as a “laid back, but ROCKIN band”.  There is no question that you are in for an amazing Rock and Roll treat.

Saturday, August 6

The Lonesome Town Painters

The Lonesome Town Painters are Vancouver’s traditional bluegrass standard-bearers. Having gravitated toward each other in late-night local jam sessions, and by way of their mutual adoration for the Stanley Brothers, these fellas harken back to the raw and ragged edge of the genre. Their high-lonesome harmony singing and melodic instrumentation pay homage to bluegrass pioneers, while their spirited performances kick the dust off of golden-era favourites, and bristle with emotional honesty. Playing an eclectic mix of songs about love and loss, the odd original, and gospel, The Lonesome Town Painters would be equally at home in the barroom on Saturday night and the next morning’s church service, comfortable treading that fine line between perdition and salvation.

Bella Domingo Polynesian Dancers

The Bela Domingo Polynesian Dancers consists of three generations of performers with this year marking the 40th anniversary of the group’s founding. The majority of the performers belong to the Domingo clan with most of them immigrating to Canada some 45 years ago. The group has participated in numerous productions across Canada. The group’s repertoire includes Hawaiian hula, Tahitian, and Pilipino dances.  Tonight we welcome them back to the Kitsilano Showboat stage.


Monday, August 8

Straight Up

John and Dan are multi-talented performers who enjoy writing and performing either their own originals, or cover tunes.  They are most comfortable singing ballads, along with blues and rock.  Other styles would include R&B.  All background music has been tastefully pre-recorded for an exhilarating sonic experience which I hope you will enjoy! 

Heart and Sole Dance Group

Heart and Sole is an ensemble of enthusiastic adult tappers under the direction of Shelley Stewart Hunt.  The group has performed at the Vancouver International Tap Festival Showcase, West Coast Tap Dance Collective tap jams, Variety Club parties, and PNE outdoor stages.  The dancers enjoy entertaining throughout the community at seniors' homes, Greek Summerfest, Chinese New Year celebrations, Sunrise Days, and Christmas fundraisers.  The repertoire includes routines from musical theatre and popular pieces from the 40's and 50's.  If you would like to revive your tap dance and performance skills, ask for us at the Vancouver Tap Dance Society. 

Bert Munn and Company

A handicapping, toe tapping, sing a long journey that everyone enjoys to the max…….With a flare for Entertaining & a Passion for Singing & Entertaining Bert Munn has an intimate connection with his always-involved Audience. A diverse Entertainer, dynamic & fun. With a professional background ranging from Drummer-Vocalist-Dancer-Comedy-International T.V./Radio Commercials-Numerous Voice Overs-Several appearances on Shaw Cable’s Paul Anthony’s Talent Time T.V. & Showcased in 2012’s Youtube video “Because It’s Christmas Time”. Bert delivers a Toe Tapping-Hand Clapping-Sing-A-Long Show. With a repertoire ranging from the 1920’s to present day BERT is sure to please.

Wednesday, August 10

Halau Kia’I O Ka Hula
The Guardian of the Hula / Josie de Baat’s

Josie de Baat’s Polynesian Dancers is a Burnaby based Hula Dance studio. This high energy and colorful group is celebrating their 37th anniversary at The Surrey Art Centre. This event will donate all net proceeds to the Vancouver Children’s Hospital and Union Gospel for Christmas. Ask us for details.

“The JBW band is a unique blend of jazz motif in a rock sound, complete with a soulful voice. Our band members have honed their skills on each other over a long time; playing the characteristics that mirror the mood of the material. The music is all original and arranged.”


~~~  SHAW Cablevision will be recording tonight’s show.  ~~~
Watch for it on your Shaw Cable channel or on the Kitsilano Showboat You Tube Channel.

Friday, August 12

Paul Snider 

Paul is a Vancouver-based singer/songwriter/actor. His original songs are reflect his life experiences, with lyrics that explore family, relationships, and give inspiration to a younger generation. Paul performs his original music live with vocals and piano, along with a backing track he composed, arranged and recorded. He will also be touring next year with his unique musical project called ‘The Music of Junk’, an orchestra of instruments built from junk and recycled materials. 

Spirit of the South Seas - Hula Halau Na Keiki ‘O Ohana Lokahi

Marji believes that their “aloha” is something to be shared.  …. “Hang Loose” & travel with them as they Journey through Polynesia from the graceful hulas and the ancient traditional kahiko chants of Hawai’i..to the pulsating drums of Tahiti..to the haka’s  & whirling Poi Balls of the New Zealand Maori.

Saturday, August 13

Dante

Rodante 'Dante' Jovillar was born to sing! His passion for music was nurtured at a very young age when he would often spend time listening to the musical stylings of his talented uncle. Other musical influences include BoyzIIMen, Brian McKnight and Richard Marx. Dante grew up to develop his own voice and style which has earned him many trophies from singing competitions over the years. His soulful R&B sound and impeccable range are regularly showcased as a featured soloist with VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir (directed by Checo Tohomaso) and Topline Vocal Collective (directed by Warren Dean Flandez), two groups he feels humbly blessed to be a part of.

 

Summer Oasis
Summer Oasis:  Members of Ala Nar, Floreo, Y Bellydance and Ammara return this year with a dance line-up to charm you with a captivating journey of dance to the Middle East.   The show includes group pieces, duets, solos and a couple of collaborative pieces featuring all of the dancers. You will see traditional belly dance and folkloric styles, as well as some fusion and modern pieces.

Monday, August 15

South Van Big Band

The South Van Big Band is a 17-piece jazz orchestra based in Metro Vancouver, performing music composed or arranged for modern big band jazz. The band’s repertoire covers music from great jazz artists such as Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Pat Metheny, but also takes on big band jazz transformations of popular music from the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Santana and Steely Dan. With a broad spectrum of musical taste ranging across blues, latin, jazz, funk, swing, bebop and contemporary styles, the band grooves hard to deliver an eclectic set of music through the dynamic power of a modern big band.

Special Prize Draws All This Week

Wednesday, August 17

The Burnaby International Folk Dancers 

Fun, Fitness, and Friendship are shared by the Burnaby International Folk Dancers.  Since 1979 the group has been learning, teaching, and performing ethnic dances from many of the world’s cultures for enthusiastic audiences and experienced dancers.  A variety of colourful costumes enhances their presentation.

Penk O’Donnell Irish Dancers

Penk O’Donnell Irish Dancers have performed at many events including the Smile for Harmony Festival, the World Partnership Walk, Breakfast TV, the Urban Rush, the Vicki Gabereau Show, the opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Olympics and are “regulars” at the Blarney Stone in Gastown. They have also performed with the Rankin Family and Natalie McMaster.  They have won numerous World Championship/National Championship medals.  Five dancers from the school have gone on to dance professionally with shows such as Lord of the Dance & Riverdance. 

BC Dance
 
Nestor takes pride on serving the community, not only by teaching and sharing the different flavours of our Latin Culture, but by helping people and countries in need of fund raising, and donating our participation as performers, volunteers and instructors. They are always ready to support any organisation in need. You will be dancing in the aisles tonight.

Friday, August 19

Gas Covered Planet

Gas Covered Planet is an alternative rock band with that unique northwestern rock sound that can only come from Vancouver and its inclement surroundings. You can feel the rain in the lyrics and hear the sunshine’s brief appearance in the agonizingly beautiful chord construction of guitarist/vocalist Bryan Southern. Book-ended by the rhythm duo of Darrell Huyton’s sleek riff-inspired bass lines and Andrew Gilligan’s thundering testosterone-infused polyrhythms, Gas Covered Planet is as West Coast as wet running shoes.

 

                                                      Jarrod Tyler Band

Jarrod Tyler’s music has been featured on the ABC and Fox networks. The band has appeared at many notable venues in Canada and the USA. The band brings to their refined live performance an edge of spontaneity and continues to seek out intriguing venues and the music lovers who keep original music alive.

Special Prize Draws All This Week

Saturday, August 20 - Our final performances for the 2016 season

Top Line Vocal Collective

Top Line Vocal Collective is an exclusive one-of-a-kind choral group, built on the foundation of harmony, rhythm, and fun. This non-denominational, community-based vocal ensemble showcases 50 of Vancouver’s most celebrated voices through the sounds of pop, traditional and contemporary R&B, soul and classic gospel. With a diverse range of repertoire by artists like Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, Destiny’s Child and Bob Marley, the Top Line Vocal Collective is guaranteed to have a little something for everyone!

Closing Ceremonies      

Tonight's show will include Special Prize Draws All This Week


Tonight’s show brings our season to an end. I would like to thank all of you for your continued support of the
Kitsilano Showboat and making it a success for 81 consecutive years.


Barry Leinbach
Showboat Producer

Kitsilano Showboat Society