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DISCO NATION

Disco Nation is Canada's premier disco tribute show band. The band will turn any event into Saturday Night Fever and have everyone getting down with all the hits of Donna Summer, Abba, The Bee Gees, KC & the Sunshine Band, and more! With 70's costumes, great music, and dancing contests during the show, you will be signing and dancing all night with Disco Nation!

Based in Toronto, Disco Nation has performed for thousands of people in a wide variety of events for Fortune 500 companies, festivals and casinos all over North America, and is active in the charity fundraising community. Join the Disco Nation today!

Performing:

9pm, July 5th


DESTINY INTERNATIONAL

Loud, energetic, passionate and diverse are just some of the words that describe Destiny Int'l.

Destiny is a crossover band that was formed in 2007 and is based in Toronto, Ontario. They recently received the awards for Best Soca/ Calypso Band as well as Best Soca Artist (Curtis B).Destiny create a fusion of music that incorporates genres like Soca, Reggae, R&B, Chutney, Film and Crossover.

Destiny not only brings their own energetic vibes to the stage, but also a positive energy, allowing them to continuously excel in their performances. In 2012 Destiny was blessed with the opportunity to perform for the Vancouver, Toronto, Barrie and Vaughan Carnival, which resulted in outstanding reviews from all the critics and promotes who attended.They have performed at events and venues which includes: Sound Academy, Dundas Square, Ontario Place, Unionville, Gerrard Square, CNE just to name a few.

Destiny is like a family, a cohesiveunit that brings their musical talent together creating music that unifies all people.

Performing:

5pm, July 7th



The Imbayakunas

The Imbayakunas' music allows the listener to escape on an exotic voyage to a South American traditional Native community. Our musical intention is to share the rich sounds of the Andean regions. In Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia traditional music is the privileged expression of 20 million Quechua and 4 million Aymaras.
Their music ranges from the traditional sounds of Yarabi, San Juan, Albasos, Tinkus, Huaynos, Tobas, Taquiraris and Sayas to the more contemporary sounds of Cumbias, Bombas, Rumbas and Ballads. We play traditional Andean Native music with an infusion of Latin and European sounds. Our traditional instruments are the pan flutes, rondador, charango, drum, ronrroco and cajas. We also use newer instruments like the guitar, violin, bandolin and bass. The mixing of these sounds allows us to expand our art.

Performing:

11am, July 6th



GEORGE OLLIVER

George Olliver is celebrating 21/2 decades as a professional Canadian recording artist/writer/producer. He has had several Canadian hit records as lead singer for the lengendary 'MANDALA', 'GEO.OLLIVER AND NATURAL GAS' and George Olliver as a SOLO ARTIST.

He's also a JUNO NOMINEEE and was music director and houseband for Toronto's no.1 r&b/concert niteclub of the early 90s.'CLUB BLUENOTE'. He's known as Canada's finest entertainer and has opened for 'THE ROLLING STONES', worked along side of famous classic r&b/blues artists.

Website
www.georgeolliver.com

Performing:

9pm, July 6th



CALIFORNIA SUN

Ruhnke not only looks and sounds like Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love, performing those impossibly high vocal parts, he is he also plays just about any musical instrument a rocknroll band needs. Hearing the groups CD All Your Surfin Hits, youd find it difficult to believe you aren?t listening to The Beach Boys themselves. Over the past 20 years, their great performances have taken the Toronto-based band across Canada and the U.S. and made them one of the most popular tribute bands in North America. Songs like Surfin USA?,California Girls, In My Room and Good Vibrations will transport you from your seat to a beach in California sun.

Performing:

7:30pm, July 5th



SHIRAK

Started music in his early ages fell in love with the bass guitar since he was 6 years old and Started from then, he continued his love for the beautiful instrument and started to compose his First bass solo when he was 15 years old.it was a mix of oriental and jazz music started to being recognized By other popular and famous bands and musicians. He then learned the guitar after he heard one of the best guitar players on this planet ( AL DI MEOLA ). Started to practice MEOLA?S techniques and since then he became shirak's biggest influence.

Singing was always something he wanted to do but he made sure he had the solid basses for that. He started to take singing lessons and at the same time teaching music.

In the early 90's shirak joined YEREVAN BAND it was an international band. They played Armenian, Arabic, English and Spanish music and they started to be popular so fast in their home country IRAQ.He then joined this first HEAVY METAL band in IRQ back in 1993 the name of the band was SCARE CREW. They wrote their own songs and composed their own music it was a big success.

In 1996 moved to JORDAN and started making music for himself and others singing in pubs, restaurants, cafes and concerts.He performed in many country's started from Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, England, United States and Canada.

He released his GOLDEN ARMENIAN ROMANCE CD in 2007 also released Arabic songs and he released 2 music video's first was in December 31 2012 and in February 12 2013 it was a great success people loved those songs and he now working on the final stages of his CD and on 3 music videos that will be released this year.

Performing:

4:15pm, July 6th



TORONTO MAMBO PROJECT

Newly conceived by leader Patricio Lahman in 2012, the Toronto Mambo Project or TMP connect deeply with the Latin culture and endeavour to bring it to the community through their music.

The TMP successfully recreate the music and vibe of the 1940s and 1950s Latin big bands from Cuba and New York. In addition to mambo, TMP includes cha-cha-cha, boleros and latin jazz in the big band format. As evidenced by the solid and authentic TMP rhythm section, key influences include Tito Puente, Mario Bauza, Machito, Beny More, and Chico O'Farrill among many others.

Creating a big band, much less a 20-piece Latin big band has been a labour of love. These bands are a rare breed nowadays and the TMP has worked hard to revive an art form loved by many but seen all too rarely. The band selects repertoire that inspire dancing and make people feel connected, happy and enjoy life.

Website:
www.TorontoMambo.com

Performing:

7:30pm, July 6th



CHRIS TSUJIUCHI

Chris is a graduate of Sheridan College's Musical Theatre Performance program. Musical Direction credits include HAIR (FirstAct Productions), One Song Glory '10 '11 & '12 (ActingUp Stage), A Joyful Noise (co-composer/lyricist, Smile Theatre), Mickey & Judy (Toronto Fringe),the Rocky Horror Show (Lower Ossington Theatre), bare: the Canadian Premiere (WatersEdge Productions) and Oberon (Theatre Sheridan). Chris has also worked as an accompanist and teacher at Sheridan, Randolph and George Brown College. He has toured extensively with the Nathaniel Dett Chorale as a singer and with Sharron Matthews as an accompanist/arranger (Sharron's Big Broadway Show, Jesus Thinks I'm Funny, GOLD). Chris can be seen performing in his own series of cabarets every month at the Flying Beaver Pubaret, as well as twice a year at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.

Twitter
@ChrisTsujiuchi
www.youtube.com/christsujiuchi

Performing:

3pm, July 6th



Little Peter and the Elegants

Whether you love straight ahead rock 'n' roll or the vocal harmonies from the 50s and 60s, Little Peter and the Elegants will deliver. This 8-piece band has been pleasing fans of all ages for almost 40 years. Whether you feel like dancing or just sit back and listen, it?s great family entertainment!

Website
www.littlepeterandtheelegants.com

Performing:

1:30pm, July 7th



Diane Raeside

Scarborough native Diane Raeside has been performing in the music industry both internationally and locally. She has several CDs to her name has won many awards and accolades thru music especially in Country Music as well as pursuing her love of other musical genres such as Celtic, pop, rhythm & blues and theatre . Not only a talented vocalist but active in the acting world as well. Diane is an Ontario Country Music Association and Juno nominated artist.

This operatically inspired Scarborough native grew up in a close-knit family of Scottish heritage. Being one of three sisters, she cherishes fond memories at cousin John?s knee while he played his guitar and sang in the family room. Those many lazy Sunday afternoons were filled with song and laughter. Diane began performing at family functions at the early age of five and spent hours fascinated by melodies heard over the airwaves. Throughout her teen and school years, Diane actively participated in musical theatre and performed in a number of pop, rhythm & blues bands.

She has received numerous awards and accolades stemming from her sterling appearances at many open singing contests and competitions in the early years. Diane's euphonious bloodlines wind their way back even further to her ancestral home in Scotland. Her vocal prowess at singing contests enabled her to follow those roots when she won all-expenses paid trip overseas courtesy of Guinness Labatt?s, which won her a memorable award prize of a trip back to her heritage with a visit to Scotland, England and Ireland

Performing:

2pm, July 6th



FLUX440

FLUX440 is a Toronto area Rock Band.
What's in the name? FLUX440 = Magnetic Music! Or in Layman' terms, FLUX440 = Powerful catchy tunes!
It is all here with a heavy sound, killer tone, great riffs and vocals and Lots of Hooks! Playing originals and covers, FLUX440 were raised on Hard Rock. The classic styling?s filtered through fresh expression and originality makes the music irresistibly catchy. In other words, It Sticks!

FLUX440 are,
Danny Vee, Lead Vocals and Bass
Frank Nicoletti, Guitar and Vocals
Tom Alexiou, Guitar and Vocals
Peter Greco, Drums

AND THEY'RE FOR REAL!!
Website

www.flux440.com

Performing:

1pm, July 6th



CRAZY VODA

Crazy Voda is an Afro-Latin Polka band based in Toronto.

The group strives to examine and foster the surprising similarities between Eastern European and Afro-Latin musical traditions. Crazy Voda is a great advocate of music fusion, a concept that has had, for many years now, a strong presence in the folk music world.

More info
https://www.facebook.com/crazyvoda
http://www.youtube.com/user/crazyvoda

Performing:

3:30pm, July 7th



divercity

If being the city of diversity is Toronto's defining identity, then teen quintet -- Paulo, Nino, Why Jay E, Ryan and JJ-- are quickly becoming the city's most vibrant representatives. DiverseCity represents Toronto's newest generation of homegrown musicians embodying youth, ambition, multi-dimensional talent and passion.

Born out of Senator O'Connor High School in Scarborough, DiverseCity's dream was sparked and formed officially February 7th 2012. DiverseCity's musical sound is all them -- produced, written, played and sung all by the group. Mingling R&B grooves, pop hooks, hip hop swag and rock elements, the group has created a sound unique to the city that is rooted in their upbringing and life in the T Dot.

DiverseCity dreams of reaching bigger audiences and sharing their music worldwide.

Performing:

6:00pm, July 5th



Stacey Renee

From a young age Stacey has always been an exceptionally gifted singer/ songwriter and instrumentalist.

A soulful yet edgy singer, Stacey has entertained crowds across Canada opening for such artists as, Kardinal Official, Danny Fernandes, Chris Brown, Gloria Gaynor, and Deborah Cox. Her powerful and dynamic vocal abilities resonate with each and every one of her performances.

Stacey is a sought after singer whose creativity and originality knows no boundaries! As an artist, Stacey is a true triple threat performer whose high energy performance and unique vocal styles are impossible to ignore.

Website:

http://www.staceyreneemusic.com

Performing:

12pm, July 6th



Godfrey Mack

The Godfrey Mack Band will be performing on the Main Stage. Please come and join us!


Performing:

6pm, July 6th


LINDA CARA



Linda Cara is a singer/musician, a member of ACTRA, and Vice President of the Toronto Musicians? Association. She has been performing for over 20 years in Canada and the United States. Linda attended the Royal Conservatory of Music where she was a scholarship recipient while studying with world renowned accordionist, Joseph Macerollo and acclaimed vocal coach Carolyn Leslie. Highlights in her career include being a successful competitor in the accordion world, featured soloist on CJRT?s Classical Live Radio Spotlight recorded at U of T?s Walter Hall, and Linda is also a Roland artist and adjudicates the Roland yearly V-Accordion National finals. Along side her classical roots, Linda has established herself as a vocalist in Toronto?s Top 40/R&B and jazz scene. Highlights in her career include vocal and accordion sessions for TV, film and jingles, and she has lent her talents to other artist?s CDs, along with releasing her own CDs. Her voice has been featured both on film - ?Powder Room?, TV - ?The Famous Jett Jackson?, ?He Said, She Said? just to name a few. Linda also writes for and produces independent artists.


Performing:

2:30pm, July 7th


Tony Padalino studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and has studied Theory & Composition, Orchestration, History, and Arranging with renowned professors William Andrews, Dr. Roman Toi and Dr. Samuel Dolin. Tony is best known as the keyboardist on Canada?s longest running national late night talk show, Open Mike with Mike Bullard. Tony?s worked with international artists, from Paul Shaffer to Macy Gray, Kid Rock to Wayne Newton, and George Duke to Burton Cummings, just to name a few. His other TV credits include 6 seasons of Canadian Idol, Canada?s Walk of Fame, the NHL Awards, Hockey Night in Canada, Stars on Ice, the CFL Awards and most recent, The Canadian Screen Actors? Guild awards. He has also written for film and TV--these credits include, ?No Contest?, ?The Rage?, ?Stag?, ?Brooklyn State of Mind?, and his music has been featured on CBS, CTV, Global, CBC, City TV and other networks.Currently, he is involved in writing and producing for a variety of recording artists.