Toronto Latin powerhouse ensemble Sean Bellaviti & Conjunto Lacalu is at the leading edge of Canada’s salsa revival. Rooting itself in the Cuban conjunto tradition, this internationally renowned 11-piece ensemble couples a dynamic three-trumpet horn section with a rhythm section featuring Afro-Cuban percussion, piano, bass and Cuban tres guitar. This particular instrumentation gives the group its “classic” salsa sound all the while enabling the sort of stylistic versatility and creative extemporization expected by contemporary Latin and world music concert goers.
In their own particular way, Conjunto Lacalu’s sound and style pays homage its predecessors such asConjunto Clasico and Sonora Ponceña. Its repertoire features primarily original compositions as well as a number of original arrangements of salsa and Latin American folk music classics. Conjunto Lacalu was founded in 2008 by Sean Bellaviti, also group’s pianist and frequent arranger/composer. Since its inception the Conjunto Lacalu has toured regularly and been featured at major Latin and world music festivals throughout Canada, including Lula World, Hispanic Fiesta, Salsa on St. Clair, and Pan Am Games Torch Run.
As a unit of top tier musicians, this band has been singled out for their bombastic performances and outstanding musicianship—a quality that has made them the backing band of choice for visiting international salsa stars including Tito Rojas, Jimmy Bosch, Tony Vega, and Eddie Santiago, among many others. Conjunto Lacalu is currently in the process of recording its debut album titled “Conjunto Lacalu: Toronto Grooves!,” which pays tribute to the group’s home-base and North America’s northernmost salsa centre.
Party down and dance with the ultimate party band. This choreographed, energetic, good-looking group of talented musicians play all the current hits and the favorites of classic rock – the music of your lives.
Inspired by the classic sounds of Motown, Soul, R&B, Pop, Rock, Latin, Dance Music and Top 40, Soular performs all your favorite songs with a passion and energy that moves people to hit the dance floor and “Dance to the Music”!
Depending on budget, Soular can perform as a 7 pc. group all the way up to a 12 pc. orchestra. The most popular line-up is a 9 pc. band which includes 3 dynamic vocalists and a 2 member horn section.
Soular is a tight-knit band with lots of chemistry that only comes from years of professional experience. Members of the band are Juno and Gemini award winners.
The musicians have performed with The Neville Brothers, Patti LaBelle, Barenaked Ladies, Feist, Blue Rodeo and Johnny Reid, just to name a few.
Ten Souljers are Vancouver’s #1 Event Band – the freshest, hottest, most talented “must have” dance band in the land!
The most elite musicians from the Vancouver area combines brilliantly accomplished musicianship with youthful zeal, enthusiasm and an inherent ability to entertain as well as perform. They are Experts at reading the crowd, champions of interaction, Ten Souljers light up the room with their glorious energy and their infectious persona – every single time!
They have established a huge repertoire of songs, carefully selected to suit their energetic style, and to cater to all tastes. All the big contemporary songs, the dance floor fillers, including Black Eyed Peas, Flo-Rida, Pitt Bull, Lady Ga Ga, Adele, Rhianna, Maroon 5. Rock anthems by AC/DC, Kiss, White Stripes, Kings of Leon are performed with incomparable ghusto! Old classics by Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, and even the odd Country anthem is thrown in for good measure!
Committed to providing a full package, and in consideration of varying budgets, Ten Souljers can provide smaller band configurations. Background piano can be provided upon request. Three piece jazz trio to jazz quartets and quintets, for background dinner music ensembles. A strolling violin player during dinner for the more discerning client, and a string quartet is available upon request. From 6 to 12 piece for the main event.
hand-picked and sanctioned by Dan Ackroyd and Judith Belushi to don the official hat and sunglasses and walk in the legendary footsteps of Jake and Elwood Blues. Discovered in Las Vegas, performers Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty capture the infectious humor and unbridled spirit of the Blues Brothers like no one since John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd walked the stage. Backed by a powerhouse band, they’ll give you a show to remember packed with classic hits from the Blues Brothers catalog including Soul Man, Rubber Biscuit, Sweet Home Chicago, Flip Flop & Fly, and many more. For a night of laughter, dancing, and foot-stompin’ fun, this is the show!
Blues Brothers Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty are the subjects of an A&E award winning docudrama/comedy “Lost in Las Vegas” about two performers impersonating two actors playing two fictitious brothers in a town where almost everything is a replica of something else. Produced by Paul Jay, the documentarian who created the multi-award winning expose of the World Wrestling Federation “Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows”, this film explores pop culture and the underlying social issues of life in Las Vegas. It’s a fascinating back stage view of the entertainment world.