The Washboard Union
28X Award winners, JUNO Breakthrough Group of the Year and two-time reigning CCMA Group/Duo of the Year, The Washboard Union have defied classification and continue to be one of the most talked about bands in Country music. Led by step-brothers Aaron Grain & Chris Duncombe and their best friend David John Roberts, The Washboard Union share an innate love for the art of songwriting and storytelling that has resonated with audiences from North America to Europe. Certified Gold in Canada, the band has several Top 10 hits and numerous top 20 hits in Canada, and was the first country band to ever win the JUNO Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year; a multi-genre category.
One of the busiest bands touring in Canada, The Washboard Union have played nearly every stage between Vancouver Island and Newfoundland, and have shared the stage with Old Dominion, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Dwight Yoakam, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band, Thomas Rhett, Lonestar, and more.
Beginning with the pursuit to create groovy sounds that are both playful and exploritive, Vancouver, Canada’s Ludic, have quickly made name as pioneers to a new formula of modern soul. Drawing from great music icons such as Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan, and modern soul pioneers such as Hiatus Kiayote, Ludic seamlessly blend vintage and present soul, funk, jazz, and pop, creating music for a wide-array of listeners. Though visual inspirations remain different depending on what member you ask, there is a strong ode to the past present in the bands lyrical expression. Since their first single in April 2019, Ludic has released four songs (with an album released scheduled for 2020). These songs now have over 1,000,000 streams between Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube-- a
number that is growing by the 1000’s per day.
John Cullen is the rare comedian that you watch and he’s having so much fun on stage that you can’t decide whether he’s having more fun or you are. Comedy should be about having fun, after all, and John’s had a lot of it, accomplishing many things in just 8 years as a stand-up comedian. His album, Most Likely to be a Comedian, went to #1 on iTunes and can be frequently heard on SiriusXM radio. His former podcast, Real Good Show, was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award and his current podcast, Blocked Party, regularly hits the top 50 on the iTunes podcast charts and has been featured on the A.V. Club. He’s appeared on television as part of the Just for Laughs, Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy Festivals, and is a regular at the Just for Laughs Northwest festival. Oh, and he’s made multiple appearances on CBC’s The Debaters.
Mr. O Canada
Most recognized for his immensely popular appearances singing the national anthem at NHL games, Mark Donnelly is commonly referred to as “Mr. O Canada”. As the Signature Performer of the Vancouver Canucks, Mark has won the hearts of hockey fans and all Canadians from coast to coast by holding the microphone to the crowd and encouraging them to sing along to his solid and unabashedly patriotic version of the Canadian national anthem.
Sing the Canadian anthem with Mr. O Canada from your door-step, front yard, balcony and let’s celebrate our city, our province and our country!
Voice of the Vancouver Canucks
Al Murdoch is the Public Address Announcer for the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena and most recently was selected by the National Hockey League to be the PA voice for their signature ‘special events’ like the 2020 NHL Winter Classic in Dallas, Texas; the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills Competition and All-Star Game in St. Louis, Missouri and the 2020 NHL Stadium Series in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
If you listen to the radio, watch television, play video games, go to the movies or spend time on any social media platform, you no doubt have heard his voice. Murdoch has spent over 35 years applying his voice ‘artistry’, first as a radio host and for the last 25 years as a much in demand voice actor. Al has provided his voice talents on thousands of radio/television commercials, movie trailers, Network TV promos, theme park shows, video games and is currently the promo voice of more than 40 radio stations around the globe.
Michele loves being on stage as well as behind the scenes.
Michele was an actor for 10 years, then went into casting, then produced short films, a feature film, video games and commercials. She has owned and operated several successful businesses including 3 successful acting schools for all ages. Her current business is the award-winning performing arts studio in White Rock, The Drama Class.