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.
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.
There have been many imitators, but there is only duo in North America
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.
Iconik Experience is one of the most dynamic and unique showbands known for its world class musicians and gifted and versatile vocalists. This glamorous and exciting 10-piece orchestra will inspire its audience to party “non-stop” all night long. With more than 4 hours of repertoire of the greatest Pop/R&B/Rock/Disco hits from the last decades as well as offering breathtaking performances, Iconik Experience will adjust its performance to suit your needs making every event a unique happening. Also well known for its dynamic stage presence as well as its bond with the audience making it the finest choice for any event or gala, whether corporate, wedding, bar/bat Mitzvah, fundraiser, grand opening, or any other type event, Iconik Experience is undoubtedly Montreal’s greatest showband.
Iconik LiveBand is not one of those bands that looks and sounds like so many others.
The 10 members of Iconik are ultra dynamic, disciplined and can adapt themselves easily to any types of events, such as private receptions, corporate/sports events, festivals, weddings or birthdays of sorts. Classics of yesterday and today’s hottest hits. There is music for everyone’s taste: Pop, Rock, Top 40, R & B and so much more, interpreted from accomplished artists, in carefully tied medleys that will push your guests to ‘non-stop’ party all night long. If they do not have the “Special” song in their repertoire, the band will prepare it for you. Live the experience Ikonik Live Band.
Take your event to the next level with the latest concept in party entertainment that fuses live music with modern technology. Picture this, an all star 10 pc band made up of the best musicians and singers in the country with the ability to take requests in real time from the audience.
Attendees simply pick their favorite tune from a touch screen “jukebox” kiosk set up near the stage or via their smartphones. When a user chooses a song, the band receives the music and lyrics in real time on their iPads on stage, allowing the band to draw from a massive list of party songs from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and current hits. The more a song gets requested by members in the audience the higher it goes in the queue for the band to play. The audience can also send the band messages and requests for dedications or shout outs.
It’s the ultimate in interactive entertainment. The audience can’t wait to hear what the next tune will be!!!!!!!!
The band recently hooked up with TimePlay, the company that does the on-screen trivia contests at the Cineplex movie theatre. Content, contests and trivia specific to your company can be developed for your event.