Siegel Entertainment
Ottawa/Montreal/Toronto/Vancouver/
Vancouver Island

One-Stop Shopping

Dedicated to Bringing
Quality Entertainment to Audiences

Musicians, Photographers, Filmmakers
Speakers, Writers, Magicians, Chefs
Caterers, Personal Stylists

Contact: Lois Siegel
(613) 830-2509
lois@siegelproductions.ca


Index

Ottawa

Guest Speakers
Chef & Catering
Photographers
Musicians

45north - Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues
Acoustiq Duo
Adrian Cho Trio - Jazz
Albert and the Collection - 40s to 80s Pop-Rock Band

Albert Kaprielian - Jazz Piano/Vocals
Acacia Lyra - Harp
Anne-Marie Gaulin - Piano/Vocals
Anthology - Classic Roc

Arcadia Duo - Classical
The Backsliders Bluegrass Band
Bagpipes

Ball & Chain Duo
Barbara Jordan - Dixieland Jazz - Swing - Toronto
Bev Dunn Duo - Jazz, Pop, Rock
BluesReel Duo - Montreal
The British Invasion
Bowser and Blue - Montreal
Brad LaFortune - Traditional
 Métis Dance
Brant Pethick - Singer - Pop, Rock
Brent Miller Live - Jazz Pianist - Toronto
Bytown Bluegrass
Casey Cerson - Bagpipes
Cécile Desrosiers - Piano, Harpsichord
Celtic Cross - Step Dancers
Celtic Kitchen Party- Kingston
Celtic North - Celtic
Chairman George

Chaplin
Children's Music Workshop
Chris Pilsworth - Magician
Classical
Concession 23
Constant Black- Jazz
Country North
Country Road 44
Daisy Train - Rock and Roll
Dale Jones - Jazz, Swing
David Renaud - Jazz, Swing
Diable à Cinq -
Quebec French
Dickens Carolers - Christmas
Diego - Magician
Diplomats - Band
Donald W. Corbett - Piper
Doug Martin  - Jazz Sax
Doug Martin Duo - Jazz
Douglas Heyland - Piper
DragonFly and Libellule - Clarinet

Duo Pleides
Dusty Drifters - Bluegrass
Eddie Alleyne - Steeldrums
Elliott Smith - Magician
Ellen Daly - Fiddle
Elvis (Paul Anthony)
Emmanuel Bell Choir
Evan Runge - Violin
Fiddle Chicks
Fiona Armstrong - Cello
Fiona Noakes - Original Vocals
Franglais
Goopee - Magic, Face Painting, Balloons
Graeme Ogilvy - Bagpipes
Groove
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Gypsy North
Hayley Trio - Celtic, Jazz - Toronto
hEar Candy - Dance & Movies Music
Heartbeats -
50s –60s Rock ‘n Roll
Hibernia
Hugh Macpherson - Piper
Impressions Duo - Classical

Jeanette Arsenault - Acadian Music
John Cameron Yourt - Piper
John Henry Lacasse - Country, Blues
Johnny Vegas - Singer
Kimberley Dunn - Singer
Klezmer Duo
Latin American Duo
Laurino Pagliarello - Accordion
Laura Lynn Eggleston
- Caricatures
Liane Fainsinger - Jazz Piano, Vocals - Toronto
Luc Leduc - Magician
Lux Duo - Harp, Flute
The Lyon Street Celtic Band
Manvir Rai - Classic Rock, Jazz - Toronto
Marie Deziel - Accordion
Marie Patenaude Trio - Jazz
Mark Eisenman - Jazz Pianist - Toronto
Maurice Auger - Accordion
May-Jun - Singer - Inuit
Natalie Harrison - Violin
Nelson Martins  - Piano
Nigel Harris
North - Old Home Gospel
Northern Lights - Dance Band
Nostalgia
Out of Our Heads - Rolling Stones Cover Band
Paddy Gillissie and Garry Mennie - Duo - Celtic
Patrick Fynn - Country
Peter Mathers - Jazz, Latin, Flamenco - Toronto
Pierre Foret
Polaris  -
Barbershop Quartet
Pouch Cotatoes -
A cappella Singing 1950's to 1980's
Quatuor Despax - Classical
Ralitsa Tcholakova - Violin
Raymundo Pizana -
Latin and Flamenco Rhythms
Robert Fontaine - Storyteller
Russell Levia - Songs for Young Children
Santa
Sarah Adcock - Harp
Sax Appeal
Scottish Dancing Caller
Sens Unique
Sergei Chechui - Accordion
Simon Clarke - 50/60’s and some 70s
Sonic Blue Jazz Combo
Square Dance Caller- David Currie
Square Dance Caller  -
Wendy VanderMeulen
Steve Groves - Jazz, Blues
Squeezebox Chicks - Accordions
Summerhill Strings - Harp, Violin
Susan Toman - Harp
Susan Toman - Ellen MacIsaac
Swing Boys - Jazz
Swing Guys - Jazz & Swing
The Fitzgeralds - Fiddle  - Toronto
The fiVe -
Woodwind Quintet
The Jasmine Trio - Jazz
Tim Holland - The Puppet Trainer - Toronto
The Two Paddy's - Irish Duo
Tony True - Country
Trio Mundo - Classical, Latin, Celtic, French
Sway - Weddings
Where's Waldo Trio
Zephyr Harp Duo

Kemptville

Kingston

Lyndhurst

Montreal

Prince Edward County

Prince Edward Island

Toronto

Vancouver Island
 


Musicians

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Siegel Entertainment

Elvis (Paul Anthony)

Elvis' Birthday
January 8, 1935
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Johnny Vegas

johnny_vegas
Singer, Band Leader, Entertainer

Parties, Corporate Events, Fundraisers, Weddings

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Dickens Carolers
Christmas

Bass: Lee-Pierre Shirey
 Alto: Adrienne Morey
Soprano: Shawne Elizabeth
Tenor: Ken Parlee

The Dickens Carolers have been enjoyed throughout
Canada's National Capital Region, performing in venues large and small
 including Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, Embassies, Shopping Centres
Office Suites, Receptions, and Home Parties.

Bilingual

60% English/40% French (our most popular show in Ottawa)

80% English/20% French

80% French/20% English

50% English/50% French

100% in either official language.

 The repertoire includes a few carols in other traditional languages
German, Latin, Spanish, and Italian
Upon Request

Medley

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Franglais

Franglais is a band that plays a mixture of tunes
French, Irish, Scottish, Ottawa Valley, American

Robert Coutu
 Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica

Marie Déziel   
Accordion, Fiddle, Whistle, Piano

Lois Siegel
Fiddle, Bodhran
, Spoons, Dancing Marionettes
Percussion
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Sens Unique

Musique  canadienne française

French Canadian Tunes

Robert Coutu
 Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica

Marie Déziel   
Accordion, Fiddle, Whistle, Piano

Lois Siegel
Fiddle, Bodhran
, Spoons, Dancing Marionettes
Percussion

Sens Unique: Un groupe de musique traditionnelle et populaire qui vous offre des airs connus, des chansons à répondre, des reels et des gigues, au violon, guitare et à l'accordéon.
Une musique entraînante qui égaiera
n'importe quel évènement.

Sens-Unique is a group performing traditional and popular music (Piaf),
including well-known airs, call-and-response songs, reels, jigs
with fiddles guitar, bodhran, spoons, and accordion.
Presentations are unique and visually entertaining with percussive instruments
- lively music to delight any audience.

star

 Sens Unique engaged the audience with continuous energy.
Kellie Sarazin
Entertainment and Stage Manager
Canada Day
 Petrie Island
Orleans, Ontario

Our residents absolutely loved Sens Unique
 and we are hoping to have you back.
Staci Kufsky, T.R.S.
Activity Coordinator
Belcourt Manor Retirement Residence
Chartwell Reit
Ottawa

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Thank you for a great French Connection yesterday!

Cindy McNabb
Resident Program Manager
Extendicare Starwood

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Diable à Cinq


André-Michel Dambremont: Guitar
Félix Sabourin: Accordion
Rémi Pagé: Violin
Samuel: Violin, Banjo
Éloi Gagnon-Sabourin: Piano

Musique folklorique québécoise
Chansons à répondre et pièces musicales
Animation de foule
Quebec’s French traditionnal songs



Le Diable à Cinq, c’est un jeune band de folklore
émergeant natif de Ripon, en Outaouais,
formé de trois frères, un cousin et un ami.
 Ayant comme mission de faire revivre les bons vieux partys
de cuisine dans lesquels ils ont été élevés,
les musiciens enchaînent compositions et reprises de
chansons de leur région natale, la Petite-Nation,
avec des arrangements festifs qui ne laissent personne indifférent.

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Santa

Barry Willbond
Barry Willbond was a terrific Santa for our residents
and put a smile on everyone’s face that he came in contact with.
 We would definitely like to have him back with us again next year. 
Linda Ann Quigley
Engage Life Coordinator
Crystal View Lodge
Ottawa


Ruth, Santa, Marion


Santa, Ruth Kavanagh
Crystal View Lodge

It went extremely well! Exceeded my expectations!
Thank you

Tessa Toutant
Directrice de santé et bien-être | Director of Health and Wellness
Résidence Cité Parkway Retirement Residence
Ottawa

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Eddie Alleyne


 Steelpan Musician

Soloist on Steelpan With Backing Tracks,
or
2, 3, 4 or 5 Piece Band with Vocals
Provides Music for Entertainment
 Over 40  Years in the Music Business
Dance or Background Music For All Occasions
 Concert or Parties, Health Centers, Weddings
Caribbean, Jazz, Pop, Ballads, Classics

The Steelpan/Steeldrums is an acoustic instrument
 developed on the Island of Trinidad in the 1940s
with basic western music chromatic half steps.
It's a beautiful, subtle, captivating sound/tone when played.
Steelpan

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Eddie was amazing!!!! He is still playing now, love it!!!!
Emily Benson
Directrice, Santé et bien être | Health and Wellness Director
Résidence Chapel Hill Retirement Residence
Ottawa

Eddie did such a great job! He was very well received
 and the audience enjoyed his performance.
What a nice man he is!
Donna Wiggins
St. Andrew's United Church
Buckingham, Quebec

Eddie was great.  Residents really enjoyed his show.
He even was happy to show the residents the steel pans
 and answer their questions afterwards.
I would definitely recommend him to others
 and  bring him back in the future.
Nathalie Bartlett
Activity Director
 
Maplewood Retirement Community
Ottawa

HE WAS AMAZING!!! Member’s loved him!!!
Maegan Mann
Viva Barrhaven Retirement Community
Ottawa

He was amazing. Residents loved him. 
Alma Cook
Recreation Manager
Park Place Retirement Residence & Senior Suites
Ottawa

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The Lyon Street Celtic Band
Irish and Scottish Music


©Photo by Paul Jean
Lois Siegel (Bodhran),  Steve McCarthy (Fiddle)
Robert Coutu (Mandolin), Marie Déziel (Accordion)
Dan Perkins (Guitar)


Natalie Harrison

Irish, Scottish, Breton, French, Christmas/Celtic, Old-Time

Road to Lisdoonvarna
Swallowtail

Wind That Shakes The Barley
Merry Blacksmith

star

Everyone told us it was the best party we ever had.
  Thanks in great part to you!  Thank you so much – we’ve never had dancing before!
Dawn Firestone
Consultant
Community Investment

Bell Canada
National Arts Centre
Opera Lyra Reception
Ottawa, Ontario

"Too much of a good thing is...absolutely wonderful."
 Mae West
Great music last night from you and your fellow musicians.
Fine array of varied talents well worth the drive across town
to hear, to enjoy.
We were also delighted by the stylings. I did say, "I never cared for
"McNamara's Band" before; last night I did.
And "Jambalaya," joyous.
We look forward to hearing the band again.
Gerard Lavelle
Casey's Grill Bar
St. Patrick's Day
Ottawa

What a FABULOUS evening!  LOVED every minute
music fabulous  especially the Newfie songs and those Irish ones.   
 People so friendly. 
 You have a great group there, and the ambiance was excellent.
 Joan Forbes, Board of Directors
 Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra
 Casey's Grill Bar
 St. Patrick's Day
 Ottawa

I would like to thank you once again for such a fabulous concert at Casey's, 
St-Patrick’s Day. Two of my very long time friends came to join me
at the restaurant where you and your band were playing
and I must say, it made me wish to return
 to the soft green hills of Ireland.  Your music was totally outstanding
with the traditional songs one would expect to hear
 in Ottawa on St-Patrick’s day and so well played.
It was a honor to listening to you all.
Thank you for such a beautiful evening
filled with such warm atmosphere.
 
MS. LAURENCE SCHALLER
SALES MANAGER, GOVERNMENT & PROTOCOL
Fairmont Château Laurier
Ottawa

Big thanks to you and your bandmates for
helping make our event so successful!
You did a wonderful job entertaining the crowd
and we heard from so many people about
how much they enjoyed the music.
Kristin Harold
Senior Director of Operations and Communications
Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa

Quelle belle musique ce midi. Merci.
Marc Desjardins
Cégep Heritage College
Gatineau, Quebec

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by  Georgia Golfinopoulos

Thanks so much for coming in Sunday.
 I have heard nothing but positive feedback!

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Katie Quinn
Activities Coordinator
Ottawa

Thank you so much for the great entertainment you provided
for our Christmas Party.
Everyone enjoyed the music and had a great time!
Luisa Romero
Director of Recreation
The Edinburgh Retirement Residence
Ottawa

What a FABULOUS evening!
 LOVED every minute - music fabulous
especially the Newfie songs and those Irish ones.   
People so friendly. 
You have a great group there, and the ambiance was excellent,
Joan Forbes
Ottawa

Thank you so much for coming. It was a great night.
Heather Erven • Business Manager
Nepean Sailing Club
East Coast Kitchen Party
Ottawa

Thank you!  The residents had a terrific time
 and loved the band. They want me to book you back in!
Karen Timmons
Recreation Manager
Ravines Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence
Ottawa


Colleen
Ugly Stick

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Chairman George
(George
Sapounidis)

Music

Folksongs from Different Countries
 Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Spanish Hebrew, Arabic
Farsi, Tagalo, Russian, English, French

Speaks Multiple Languages, including Greek & Chinese



 

Types of Shows

 1) Greek:                  1 Hour, Vocal with Bouzouki, Popular Songs

               2)Chinese :                 1 Hour, Vocal with Bouzouki/Guitar, Popular Songs

                  3)International:   Around the World in 1 Hour - Vocal with Bouzouki/Guitar
 

MAGIC Effects can be Mixed into a Music Performance
 For Example:  Gagbag, Vanishing Silk, Chinese Sticks
Vanishing Bottle, Flower Production, Balloon Animals                    

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Klezmer Duo


Nigel Harris
Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele


Lois Siegel
Poyk, Snare


 In Eastern Europe, percussion was often provided by a drummer
who played a
frame drum, or poyk, sometimes called baraban.
A poyk is similar to a
bass drum and often has a cymbal or piece of metal
 mounted on top, which is struck by a beater.

Klezmer, Jewish Jazz , Traditional Jazz
Tunes
Ale Brider, Hava Nagila, Tumbalalaika, If I were a Rich Man, Sunrise Sunset
Be Mir Bish du Shein, Midnight in Moscow


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Concession 23

Jonathan Ferrabee -  Acoustic Bass, Vocals
 Kevin Golka  -Mandolin, Vocals
 Sherry Philp -  Banjo, Vocals
 Nick Strachan - Guitar, Vocals

Bluegrass

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Country Road 44

Kim Wallace – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
 Bernie Coville – Lead Guitar, Vocals
 Shawn Wallace – Mandolin, Vocals
Dr. Heather Aiken – Banjo, Vocals
Lisa Pigeau – Standup Bass, Vocals
 

Traditional, Gospel and Original Bluegrass Music with Tight Harmonies


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Pierre Foret


Flute
Classical, Latin, Bosnian, Celtic, French
Pop, Québécois Folk Music
Tango

star

Pierre was excellent! It was the perfect match for our Mad Hatter Tea Party!

Maegan Mann
Lifestyles Manager
V!VA Barrhaven Retirement Community

Ottawa

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Charlie Inglis

Scottish Country and Ceilidh Dancing Caller

Taught  Scottish Dancing for Over 40 Years
and Have Lead Many Ceilidhs

Charles also address the haggis and recites Burns poetry
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Children's Music Workshop
or Performance

Parties and Entertainment
(613) 830-2509

Lois Siegel and Friends






Children's Music Workshop
Cumberland Village Heritage Museum
Power and Country Festival
2010, 2011


Sarah Hill (fiddle)                   Lois Siegel (spoons)


Sarah (Bodhran - Irish Drum)



Photo by Paul Jean

Lois Siegel
with Mop Top Jane
Ugly Stick


Children participate and play along with the performers
using a selection of percussion instruments we provide:
Spoons, Shakers, Washboards, Dancing Marionettes


Pierrot
Jig Doll


star

I would love if you could come back this year and provide another
children’s interactive workshop.
 It was such a hit last year…
Kellie Sarazin
Cumberland Heritage Power and Country Festival
2011
Ottawa

Metcalfe Fair
Kidzland
2014


Photo by Jim McCuaig

Rideau Rural Roots Festival
Smith Falls
Children's Percussion Workshop
Kinsman Tent

2013

star

for  Uncle Jack & Auntie Lois partnering with us this weekend at the
Orleans Festival.  Feedback from the organizers and attendees
indicated that they loved your music!
There is no doubt that your performance added enjoyment for the
attendees during the community breakfast and to the festival!
Kellie Sarazin
Arts Director
Do More Canada Inc.
Ottawa

You were both fabulous at the Festival and had everyone tapping their feet.
Christine Tremblay
Executive Director/Directrice générale 
AOE Arts Council/Counseil des arts AOE 
Ottawa

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Under The Pines Music Festival
Celtic North
2015





Puppets Up!: International Puppet Festival
2015


Photo by Paul Jean


Workshop

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“You and the Fiddle Chicks were perfect.”
Noreen Young, Artistic Director – Puppet’s Up!
 


Photo by Victor Turco

Albert Kaprielian
Jazz Piano/Vocals
Old-Time, Standards, Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock/Pop
House Parties, Corporate Events,
 Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays

Imagination
Take the A Train


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Valentine's Day

He was fantastic! He actually had quite a few ladies
who were enamoured with him.
Albert was extremely professional and easy going.
He has an excellent way of judging the crowd.
He made our night extra romantic and special.
Emily
Parenteau
Chapel Hill Retirement
Residence
Ottawa


Nigel Harris
Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele

Vaudeville, Kiddies, Blues, Gospel, Folk Indie

Paddy G & The Mennie Man


Paddy Gillissie and Garry Mennie
Celtic
Irish and Scottish Music
Rock & Roll, Old-Time, Christmas

Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Vocals

Tunes
Crocodile Rock, Brown Eyed Girl, Come a Little Bit Closer
Only You, Can't Help Falling in Love, Sonny's Dream
Bye, Bye Blackbird, Tennessee Waltz,
Darktown Strutters' Ball, A Shanty in Old Shanty Town
Black Velvet Band, American Pie, Whiskey in the Jar

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Paddy G
6th Annual Hope Garden Party

Paddy “G” - with his Golden Oldies
and rollicking Celtic music and song.

Paddy is a wonderful performer
who is extremely generous with his talent.
We are deeply grateful for his largesse.
Ann MacDonald
Manager of Volunteers
Shepherds of Good Hope
Ottawa

They were really good.
 The residents really appreciated their music and humour.
They would like to have them back!
Renée Poirier
Health and Wellness Director
Beacon Heights Retirement Residence
Ottawa

It was fantastic!! Our members thoroughly enjoyed them.
Maegan Mann
Lifestyles Manager
Viva Barrhaven Retirement Community


Russell Levia

Songs for Children
Six years and younger

Performing for over 30 years
Puppets, Props, Guitar, Xylophone, Harmonica, Rhythm Instruments

Teddy Bears' Picnic, Rubber Duckie, The Cat Came Back, Apples and Bananas
The People in Your Neighborhood

Retirement Homes
Big Band era
Jazz

On The Sunnyside of The Street, Blue Moon, Cheek To Cheek, Side by Side
Tennessee Waltz, Ain't She Sweet, You Are My Sunshine. Me And My Shadow
Lily Marlene, Jamaica Farewell
 

Adult Audiences
Jazz, Old-Time, Folk Songs, Country, Blues, Celtic, Bluegrass
60's, 70's

 Bars, Coffee Houses, House Parties, Festivals

Hard Times...Stephen Foster
Last Thing On My Mind....Tom Paxton
Going to the Country....Bruce Cockburn
The Circle Game....Joni Mitchell
Four Strong Winds....Ian Tyson
Star Of The County Down....Irish
Farewell To Nova Scotia
The Swimming Song.....Kate and Anna McGarrigle
For Lovin' Me..... Gordon Lightfoot
The Hockey Song....Stompin Tom Connors
Dylan, Neil Young, Hank Williams, James Taylor, The Carter Family
Billie Holiday, The Beatles

Squeezebox Chicks


Photo by Lois Siegel
Marie Déziel


Photo by Paul Jean
Lois Siegel

Squeezebox Chicks perform all types of music:
 t
raditional French-Canadian tunes,
Celtic jigs and reels, Old-Time melodies,
 and music from around the world.

Instruments:
Unique and visually entertaining percussive instruments,
 accordions, piano, washboard, fiddle, and dancing marionettes
Lively music to delight any audience.

Kitchen Parties, Holidays, Anniversaries, Birthdays
Retirement Homes, Weddings, Festivals

Where's Waldo Trio


Joe Valente and Mark Hall
An acoustic-ish duo
(With a drum machine named Waldo)

Upbeat mix of pop, classic rock, and new country
Two vocals, lots of harmonies, and tons of fun

Blue Rodeo, Elvis Costello, Keith Urban, Sublime
 Bruce Springsteen, Garth Brooks


Northern Lights
Left to Right (Clockwise)
Albert Kaprielian (Piano, Organ, Voice), Andre Van Schyndel (Bass, Accordion, Voice)
Garnet Picot (Guitar, Bass), Jean Trudel (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
Ralph Hopper (Sax, Percussion, Voice), Bill Brown (Drums)

Old-Time, Broadway Show Tunes, Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock, Popular Tunes
House Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings, Anniversaries

Great Dance Band
Green Onions

Easy

star

It was absolutely fantastic!!! Everyone loved it, and many said 'Northern Lights'
were the best band in all the international conferences!
Manon Plouffe
International Psychotherapy Conference
Montreal, 2010
Delta Hotel

45north



Ralph Hopper,  Saxophones/Guitar; Jean Trudel, Trumpet/Fugelhorn
Paul O’Connor, Piano/Vocals; Ed Stevens, Guitar;
Andre Van Schyndel, Bass/Vocals; Sacha Contant-Nagy, Drums

Canadian music: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues

From the 1960's to Today: Powder Blues Band, Joni Mitchell
Lighthouse,  Jeff Healey, Manteca, the Guess Who
Oscar Peterson, David Braid, Daniel Lanois, Snaggle

Dances, Parties, Celebrations, Charities

"Swing Boys"


Photo by Sandra Whitlock
Yves Larouche, Piano
 Tom Denison, String Bass
 Dale Jones, Trumpet, Tenor Sax, Flute, Clarinet
Jazz, Swing
Weddings, Special Events, Retirement Homes, Parties

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It went very well.  The residents loved it.
Sandra Whitlock
Coordonnatrice d'activiti
és
Activities Coordinator
Chateau Symmes
Gatineau, Quebec



Tom Denison


Dale Jones

Blues North
Dale Jones
Diana Lloyd

WOW!!! Dale brought 8 instruments. The residents thought they were great.
Thank you so much for finding them for us. We will have them back.
Jacqui Haffner | Life Style and Program Manager
CHARTWELL KANATA retirement residence
20 Shirley's Brook Drive, Kanata
Ottawa

David Renaud


Photo by Sophie Renaud
Jazz, Swing
Weddings, Special Events, Retirement Homes
Corporate Affairs, Parties

"Swing Guys"


David Renaud
©Brett Delmage
OttawaJazzScene.ca


Tom McMahon
Jazz, Swing
Weddings, Special Events, Retirement Homes, Parties

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It went great with the Swing Guys.
Residents enjoyed the music, great memories for some of them…
Renee Poirier
Health and Wellness Director
Beacon Heights Retirement Residence
Ottawa

THEY WERE AMAZING!!  Just a lovely duo who played great tunes
for our reception at the Delta Hotel. I really appreciate all your efforts
and thank you for recommending them to me.
Whenever I am in Ottawa again or at my next conference,
I will be sure to pass along your information.

Lisa Isaacs B.A., CMP
Isaacs & Co., Barristers & Solicitors
 Toronto

Dusty Drifters


Stuart Rutherford - Harmony and Lead Vocals
Michael Ball - Bass & Fiddle
 Paul Roberto -Guitar, Lead and Harmony Vocals
Gilles Leclerc - Mandolin, Harmony and Lead Vocals
John Steele - Banjo, Harmony and Lead Vocals

Bluegrass

Rogers TV

Sonic Blue Jazz Combo

Albert Kaprielian (Piano), Michael Pytura (Vocals)
 Daniel Ko (Saxophone), Bohne Forsberg (Bass)
Art Katona (Trombone), and Ron Rancourt (Drums)

Jazz, Blues, Swing, Groove, Funk
Standard Vocal Repertoire
1930s to 1960s  
When You're Smiling
, Satin Doll, Ain't Misbehavin'
I've Got Rhythm, Fly Me To the Moon
, Bye Bye Blackbird
On the Sunny Side of the Street, Summertime
Take the A Train

 Corporate Events, Private Parties, Charitable Functions, Weddings

"All of Me"
Featuring Michael Pytura on Vocals
It Don't Mean a Thing
Ball & Chain Duo


Michael Ball, Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals
 Jody Benjamin, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Triangle

Vintage Country and Cajun Dance Music
Classic and Original Songs
Hank Williams, George Jones, Roger Miller and Webb Pierce

The Backsliders Bluegrass Band


Warren Recoskie, Guitar & Vocals
Don Fletcher, Fiddle
 Jason McDonald, Mandolin & Vocals
Ed Sexton, Guitar & Vocals 
Terry McDonald, Bass & Vocals

Bluegrass
Quebecois, Irish, Down East, Ottawa Valley

Bytown Bluegrass


Photo by Lois Siegel
Ray and Glen Adams
Ray, Mandolin & Vocals
 Glen, 5-String banjo & Vocals

Bluegrass & Country Music

Constant Black

Mike Mopas, Bass 
Valeriy Nehovora, Drums
David Constant, Keyboards
Ian Schwartz, Saxophone & Clarinet

 Jazz

My Funny Valentine, Almost Like Being in Love
Goodbye Porkpie Hat, Round Midnight, Lullaby of Birdland

Almost Like Being In Love
Beatrice
Bluesette Samba
Mediterranean Sunset
Willow Weep For Me

Nostalgia


Pat Willbond, Vocals & Guitar& Harmonica
Rick Picard, Percussion
Sarah Monica , Percussion & Vocals & Dance

Classic Swing, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock

Lounges, Special Events
Brad LaFortune


 

Traditional Métis Dance
Teaching about History of
Métis
How to Jig

Acoustiq Duo


Gary Racicot, Accordion
Joseph Crowley, Guitar & Vocals

  Cape Breton, Celtic, Light Classical, French, Italian, Latin,
Popular Tunes, Quebec Folk Songs, Standards, Swing, Jazz

Birthday Parties, Christmas Parties, Conventions,
Christmas Parties, Churches, Cocktail Receptions, Corporate Functions,
Fund Raisers,
House Parties New Year's Eve Parties, Restaurants
Senior Residences, Valentine Parties, Wedding Receptions

Trio with Neil Sealy
Acoustic Bass

Nelson Martins


Classical, Jazz, Old-Time 20's - 80's, Latin
Christmas, Pop, Dance Music

Can't Help Falling in Love,  Danny Boy,
Hello, Dolly, Jealousy,  La Vie En Rose,  Mona Lisa,
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien,  Summertime, Waldstein (Beethoven)
 
Fantaisie-Impromptu (Chopin), You Are My Sunshine.

Besame Mucho
Dizzy Fingers
Étude en Fa Majeur
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Steve Groves

Jazz, Blues

American Standards
Autumn Leaves, Blue Moon, Bye Bye Blackbird
The Girl from Ipanema, Satin Doll, My Funny Valentine
Summertime, Night and Day

That Old Black Magic
May to October

North


Rob Alexander
Keyboard, Accordion


Penelope Goranson

Guitar, Harmonica
Both Vocalists

Old Home Gospel with a Mix of Sing-a-Long
Ballads
, Blues.. Soft Rock... Christmas Carols, French and English ...
Peppered with Original Compositions

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Robert has a great voice and plays the piano very well.
 Penelope is a good singer as well. The two of them appear
 to be having fun while playing for the crowd. 
The residents enjoyed their music.
Robert and Penelope were wonderful.
Renée Poirier
Health and Wellness Director
Beacon Heights Retirement Residence
Ottawa

Anne-Marie Gaulin

          Classiques Québécois: Cent Mille Chansons, Y'a Une Étoile Pour Vous
          Folk: Jolie Louise, Un Amour Qui Ne Veut Pas Mourir
          Jazz: Autumn In New York
          Pop: Lullaby
          Musique Classique: Ombra Mai Fu, Se L'aura Spira, No One Is Alone

Tune Sample
 Emotions

Sylvie Duchesneau, Clarinet


Garry Elliot, Guitar

Classical & Jazz


Tom McMahon
Baliset, Bass
Special Events, Retirement Homes

The Baliset is a 12-string instrument that has the range of a
guitar and bass and is played by tapping the strings.
YouTube

Black Orpheus
Doxy
Demo

Chaplin




Morgan Blackbyrne
S
trolling and Comedic Interactions with People  at Parties
Photo Opportunities, Photo Booths


Photo by Lois Siegel

Marie Patenaude Trio
Paul Soble, Double Bass
Marie Patenaude, Vocals
Shinya Sato, Piano
Jazz

Corporate Affairs, Special Events, House Parties
Weddings, Retirement Homes

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Marie Patenaude Trio Demo
Tunes
Four
Skylark
Fait Comme L'oiseau


©Photo by Lois Siegel

Jeanette Arsenault
Singer/Songwriter
Acadian Music
Queen's Jubilee Medal

Mi'kmaq


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Jeanette is a fantastic Acadian performer. She sings, she dances, she plays the spoons, harmonica, and piano. She knows how to involve her audience by encouraging them to participate in fun tunes. Her stories about her family are heartwarming. Your hands will be clapping; your toes will be tapping to “Mi’kmaq.” Your smiles will be a mile wide for “My Forgetter.”  Your eyes will tear to “My Daughter, My friend/ My Mother My Friend.”  A show you will never forget…”I’m An Acadian-Canadian, Eh!”
Lois Siegel
Siegel Entertainment
Ottawa

It was incredible!  They were amazing!! The residents loved them!!
We would love to have them back some time for sure
 and look forward to doing business with you for our other events.
Sandra Whitlock
Chateau Symmes
Gatineau, Quebec

Evan Runge


Photo by Jan Amell
Violinist, Fiddler

Celtic, Classical, Old-Time, Jazz

Weddings, Special Events, Parties, Funerals
Retirement Residences
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They loved him. He is perfect for a Sunday afternoon tea.
I will book him in the future.
Denisa Zevedei
Activities Director
Chartwell Rideau Place Retirement Residence

It went very well, thank you! 
Evan is a very talented musician and great to work with.
Ottawa Hospital Conference
Westin Hotel

Cassandre Pretorius (Boland)
Planificatrice de conférences - Conference Planner
University of Ottawa

Evan was great!
Bradley Lamoureux
Activity Director

waterford
Ottawa

Goopee Fun Family Entertainment


Close-Up Magic, Face Painting, Balloon Sculpting

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The seniors loved it.
R
ésidence de la Gappe
Gatineau

Celtic Cross
Dancers


Photo by LeeAnne Watt
Irish, Scottish, and Ottawa Valley Step Dance
15, 30, or 45 Minute Performances

A recent highlight for some members of the group
was travelling to Scotland with the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band
 to perform for the Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle.

They also perform with the Lyon Street Celtic Band
on St. Patrick’s Day at Casey’s Grill Bar.

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Celtic Cross Dancers and Fiddler Eric Provencher
It was wonderful! Thank you so much for arranging the talent.
 They were both really great and loved by the Residents.
Kristy Whittle | Lifestyle and Program Manager
Chartwell
Kanata Retirement Residence

The ladies were fantastic as always!
Very highly recommended from us here at Maplewood.
Things went really well!
Caitlin Crockard did a wonderful job at narrating
and giving us little tidbits about the history and origin of each dance.
Very professional and beautiful to watch.

Nathalie Bartlett
 Activity Director
Maplewood Retirement Community
Ottawa

Gypsy North


Photo by Jan Amell
Evan Runge
Violinist, Fiddler


Nebo Djukic
Guitar/Vocals

Gypsy, Spanish, Balkan, Mediterranean, Popular Music


Albert and the Collection
40s to 80s Pop-Rock Band
Scott Voelzing, Keyboards; Joe Ivison, Drums; Albert Cardarelli, Frontman/Vocals
John Julian
, Bass; John Battison, Guitar
Also
 Scott and Albert Duo
Charities, Fundraisers, Weddings, Legions, Private Parties

Summerhill Strings


 Heather Flinn and Linda Mathies
Celtic, Classical, Latin, Jazz, Pop Music, Christmas, Seasonal
Harp

Summerhill Strings and when we are a trio it is Summerhill Trio

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FABULOUS. Very well done :)
Michale LeMoine
Director of Recreation, Landmark Court Retirement Residence
Ottawa

The wedding is over - spectacular. 
Thank you.
Michele McCarthy
Ottawa

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Susan Toman


Harp
Celtic, Folk and Classical

Piano
 Weddings, Funerals, Church Services

Harp
Inis Oir
Jesu Joy - Bach

Piano
Bach Largo
Corelli Opus 5. Number 3, Movement 2

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Acacia Lyra


©Photo by Jean-Marc Carisse
Susan Sweeney Hermon and Janine Dudding
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Lux Duo


Marianne Lin, Melanie Demarais
Harp, Flute

Classical, Celtic
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AMAZING. They were awesome
 and the residents LOVED IT.
 Thank you sooo much.
Nadia Potoczny
Director of Recreation
Villa Marconi Long-Term Care Centre

Hibernia


Susan Toman
Celtic
Harp


Ellen MacIsaac
Voice

 Specializing in the Repertoire of Ireland and Scotland
Vocals in Gaelic and English
Concerts, Weddings, and Private Events

Braes of Rannoch
Star of the County Down


Additional Musicians


Photo by Lois Siegel
Graham Lindsay
Mandolin, Bodhran, Flute


Ross Davison
Whistle, Uilleann Pipes

 
Sarah Adcock
Harp
Classical, Celtic


Angela Blackwell, Clarinet
Bob Brown, Horn
Elsa Slater, Flute
Christiane Wilke, Oboe
Gordon Slater, Bassoon

Woodwind Quintet

Classical, Popular, Christmas
Churches, Libraries, Senior Centres, Private Functions

John Henry Lacasse


Photo by Lois Siegel
Vocals, Guitar, Blues, Country, Popular, 50's, 60's, Irish
Rock & Roll
House Parties, Pubs, Festivals, Corporate Events, Retirement Homes

Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock, White Christmas
Silent Night, Feliz Navidad

2005 Inductee, Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame
 

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Everyone seemed to be enjoying his music.
 I personally quite liked his repertoire. 
He interacted with the crowd, introduced songs, was not shy to chat. 
He uses background prerecorded tracks
 which helps – given we were outdoors, and he is a one man show… 
Guitar playing was great.  Overall, he did a great job – much enjoyed
Cindy McNabb
Extendicare Starwood
Ottawa

Simon Clarke
 


Simon specializes in that great musical era of the 50/60’s and some 70s performing
British Invasion, American Rock N Roll, ballads,  all suited for dancing or listening

Ex-band member of Freddie and the Dreamers
World-Famous British Invasion 60s band

All Shook Up, Blue Suede Shoes, Twist and Shout, Let It Be
 I Can't Get No Satisfaction, YMCA, Moon River,  Mustang Sally

Live Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Ukulele, Harmonica, Vocals
Full Sound Self-Produced Backing Tracks
Festivals, Fairs, Dinner Dances Private Parties, Retirement Homes
It Doesn't Matter Anymore
Why Do Fools Fall In Love

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The British Invasion

Simon Clarke and Paul Anthony

 


Elvis
(Paul Anthony)

Simon starts with a cabaret-style mixture of British Invasion and comedy songs,
as well as a few jokes and audience participation.
Paul then appears as Elvis (scream as much as you want!)
 and then together they perform as a duo.
Dancing and having a good time is obligatory!      

Bagpipes

Graeme Ogilvie


 

Graeme has 50+ years experience on the bagpipes,
playing for competition, military, police and fire service pipe bands.

He has performed with the Chieftains and in Las Vegas with Regis Philbin,
and has piped in the Millennium on Parliament Hill and played at Windsor Castle
 for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

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He is great. Everyone enjoyed it. He knows his stuff!  Thanks.

Miriam Dwyer
Activities Director
Oakpark Retirement Community
2 Valour Drive
Ottawa

It went very well…Mr. Ogilvie’s used to our residence
and he’s a pro
.
Renée Poirier
Health and Wellness Director
Beacon Heights Retirement Residence
Ottawa

Fantastic - he was great!
Emily Benson
Directrice Santé et bien être | Health and Wellness Director
Résidence Chapel Hill Retirement Residence
Ottawa

John Cameron Yourt


©Photo by Lois Siegel
Piper

 Played with the Ottawa Police Service Pipe Band for 24 years
Civilian Volunteer Member of the RCMP Pipes & Drums, National Capital Region
Repairs and Maintains Bagpipes

Past President and a Director with the Maxville Highland Games

Funerals, Memorial Services
Casey Cerson


Piper

 Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Pipe Band
 

Douglas Heyland


©Photo by Lois Siegel
Piper

Twenty years experience, including the Highland Mist Pipe Band
 and the RCMP Pipes and Drums, National Capital Region


Piping engagements for Head Tables, Weddings and Memorials

Donald W. Corbett


Bagpipes

Special Events, Weddings, Memorial Services

With over 40 years piping experience with military, police and civilian pipe bands
across Canada, Donald is currently the Pipe Sergeant for
the RCMP Pipes and Drums of the National Capital Region.   
He has played: for memorial services at Vimy Ridge, the Menin Gate
 and during the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland;
onstage at the NAC; at the Royal Nova Scotia and Royal Edinburgh Tattoos;
for the Governor General; and in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
In addition to the bagpipe, Donald can provide a special touch
to your Burn’s Supper with his Address to the Haggis.

PIPE MAJOR HUGH MACPHERSON CD, BA


Photo Courtesy: The Senate of Canada

From April 1992 until his retirement, Hugh Macpherson served as pipe major
of Air Command Pipes & Drums in Ottawa. He achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer
in 1995 as the Canadian Forces Senior Pipe Major. 
During that period he also held the appointment as
 Personal Piper to successive Governors General of Canada
.

Funerals, Memorial Services, Weddings
Heartbeats


All Vocals
Pat Hallett, Rhythm Guitar (white jacket)
Clockwise
Denny Welburn, Lead Guitar; Richard Wills, Drums;
Roger
Héroux, Bass Guitar; Roddy McCann, Sax

50s –60s Rock ‘n Roll
Great Balls of Fire, Wake Up Little Suzie, Rock Around the Clock
Peggy Sue, Jailhouse Rock, Surfin USA, Mustang Sally
My Girl, Satisfaction, I Saw Her Standing There

Fundraisers, Weddings, Dances, Fairs, Corporate Events, Parties

Tune Clips

Ellen Daly


Country, Country Rock, Celtic, Old-Time, Cape Breton
Classical, Cover Music

Weddings, Events, House Parties, Bars, Fairs

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Ellen was punctual, friendly, engaging and professional.
Her St. Patrick's Day performance was very well received
by the residents of New Edinburgh Square.
Jessica Laffin, Lifestyle & Program Manager
CHARTWELL
Retirement Residences
New Edinburgh Square
Ottawa

All went very well, and Ellen played beautifully!
I had never been to Restaurant Eighteen before, and it has such ambiance.
With the restaurant's atmosphere, and Ellen's playing, it made for a lovely evening!
Sophia Pacheco
Conference Planner
Ottawa

The Two Paddy's


©Photo by Lois Siegel

Paddy Kelly and Pat Maher
Irish Duo

Kimberley Dunn

Singer/Pianist/Flute

Contemporary, Jazz and Classical
70 Christmas and Holiday Songs

Elegantly styled popular cover music for Weddings, Cocktail Receptions
Dinners, Private Parties, Corporate Events, and Galas

Kaleidoscope of Hope Gala, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala
F.A.B. Women Gala

Fire and Rain
Hallelujah
Let It Rain
Press Kit

Celtic North


Marie Deziel, Lois Siegel, Dan Perkins

Irish, Scottish, Breton, Welsh
 French, Old-Time, Country, Latin American
Spoons, Ugly Stick, Washboard
Dancing Marionette

La Bastringue
Hangman's Reel
Maggie in the Woods & The Girl I Left Behind Me

Road to Lisdoonvarna & Morrison's

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I was going to e-mail you and tell you how fantastic you three were.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. John enjoyed it especially.
 I am going to recommend your band wherever I can.
Jillian Soame
Surprise Birthday Party for Her Husband John
Ottawa

The seniors loved it
R
ésidence de la Gappe
Gatineau

Everybody had a super evening. The band was excellent.
Fundraiser for "Habitat for Humanity of Great Ottawa."
Bruce Fanjoy
Ottawa

I have heard wonderful things!!
The residents had a blast!! We will be in touch soon
for other possible events!!
Jessica Dube
Recreation Manager
 
Ravines
Seniors’ Suites & Retirement Residence

Ottawa
Event of the Year
2007


©Photo by By Charles Frost
Lois  Siegel, Marie Deziel, Dan Perkins, Mike Blakeley

T
he Grand Finale
Celtic North Performed New Year's Eve
at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Grand Hall, Gatineau, Quebec
 for the 150th Anniversary of the City of Ottawa
Being Named the Capital by Queen Victoria

Photos

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Country North


Photo by Cynthia Sager
SNAP Ottawa Downtown

Lois Siegel, Fiddle, Spoons, Washboard
Albert Kaprielian, Piano
Dan Perkins, Guitar

Country Tunes
American & Ottawa Valley, Quebec

Home on the Range, Comin' Round the Mountain, Faded Love
Your Cheatin' Heart, Turkey in the Straw, 16 Tons, Tennessee Waltz
La Bastringue, Country Waltz, My Darling Clemintine
You Are My Sunshine, Oh Suzanna, Country Fiddler
Can't Help Falling in Love, Westphalia Waltz

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Fiddle Chicks


Photo by Paul Jean
Lois Siegel, Marie Deziel


Natalie Harrison

Fiddles, Bodhran, Spoons
Dancing Marionettes,
Washboard
Ugly Stick, Poyk, Percussion

Fiddle Chicks perform all types of music:
 T
raditional French-Canadian tunes
with lots of fiddle and spoons
Celtic jigs and reels, Old-Time melodies,
 and music from around the world.

Instruments:
Unique and visually entertaining percussive instruments,
fiddle, accordion, washboard and dancing marionettes
Lively music to delight any audience.

Kitchen Parties, Holidays, Anniversaries, Birthdays
Retirement Homes, Weddings, Festivals


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Thanks for a wonderful performance at my Halloween party.
 Your music created a most fabulous ambiance for not only the adults, but the children, who especially enjoyed Lois' drumming and shared musical instruments:
 dancing marionettes, and spoons.
  I had wanted to have a real East-Coast-like Kitchen Party, and boy, did we get it. 
Thanks again - you gave my friends and me some terrific memories!
Emily Crocco
Ottawa

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The Diplomats


Barry Willbond, Gary O'Meara, Pat Willbond

Classic Rock, Country, Celtic, Blues, Cajun, Reggae, French, Folk
Comedy Skits (French, Italian, German Polish, Jewish)
Swing, Caribbean, Hawaiian, Mexican, Dance Band
Polkas, Sing-a-Long, Caroling

Santa
Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Dean Martin
Frank Sinatra

 Halloween,
Christmas, New Years Eve, Robbie Burns Day
 Valentines, St. Patrick Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries
Funerals, Mass, Services, Weddings
Stag & Doe:
Similar to a combined Bachelor
 and Bachelorette Party, Mardi Gras, Oktoberfest

Videos
Blues

Celtic
Wild Rover
Drunken Sailor
Long Way To Tipperary
Farewell To Nova Scotia

Comedy


Ghost Rider & St. Patrick's Day


Santa
Photos by Lois Siegel

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"Bring Summer Back Beach Party"
January

Really great. Thank you !
Martine Cantin
Recreation Manager
Promenade
Seniors’ Suites & Retirement Residence
Ottawa

The "Hawaiian Luau" performance went very well with The Diplomats.
They were very entertaining, and the residents loved them.
Also everyone got a great kick out of all their costume changes!
Loved it!
Thanks So Much
Karen Parks
Recreational Manager
Alavida, Seniors’ Suites and Retirement Residence
Ottawa

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Photo by Lois Siegel
Elvis

Diplomats "Elvis Impersonator" Show

We had ball…they were fantastic…Thank you.
Renée Poirier
Health and Wellness Director
Beacon Heights Retirement Residence
Ottawa


David’s very memorable 65th birthday was one
 that none of us will ever forget! 
Barry & Pat are a credit to their profession,
and I would hire them again. 
Everyone enjoyed them, and I look forward
to seeing them wherever and whenever
they are entertaining elsewhere.
Mary Cassetta
Ottawa

I wanted to thank you for the lovely band you sent.
It was amazing!!
We will definitely have them again to entertain us.
Sandy El-Bitar  
Directrice de Loisirs /Director of Recreation Frontenac Residence
Gatineau, Quebec

The Diplomats were very professional and entertaining
to say the least! They are full of surprises.
Residents thought they were the best entertainment
 we have had all year! We hope to have them back again soon.
Nathalie Bartlett
 Activity Director
Maplewood Retirement Community
Ottawa

The Diplomats were fantastic. 
The residents here really enjoyed their show.
We would love to have them back.
Linda Ann Quigley
Resident Enrichment Coordinator
Crystal View Lodge
Ottawa

They were amazing. Thank you!
Martine Cantin
Health and Wellness Director
Beacon Heights Retirement Residence
Ottawa

Great! the residents loved them.
Jacqueline Haffner| Lifestyle and Program Manager
Chartwell Kanata

Ottawa

The duo, Barry and Pat, was very well received by out residents and guests
 and they were a good fit for the event.
Residents have even requested
 to have The Diplomats back to New Edinburgh Square in the future.
Jessica Laffin, Lifestyle & Program Manager
Chartwell
Retirement Residence
New Edinburgh Square

The Diplomats were the best band we have EVER had
 and we need to have them back again, and again.
They were so amazing, the residents are still raving about them!
Thank you for this.
Sarah Splaine
Lifestyle Consultant, Red Oak Retirement Residence

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Dale Jones
 


Trumpet, Saxophone
Beatles, R &B/Soul, Classic Rock, Classical Wedding Songs
Latin Jazz, Jazz, Dixieland, Disney Movie Hits (Kids)
Contemporary, Swing, Michael Jackson, Movie Themes

Video




Dale was amazing!  Such great talent! Everybody was very impressed.
One family member thought there was going to be a band
because there were so many instruments!
Christine Smith
Activities Programmer
Carlingview Manor
Ottawa
 

The party went really well. The residents are still talking about it.
They danced the evening away. Dale was great! Everyone was pleased.

Jannel Dennis
Activity Coordinator
Blackburn Lodge Seniors Residence
Ottawa

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Nostalgia


Pat Willbond, (Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica)
Rick Picard (Percussion)
 Sarah Willbond (Vocals)

Popular, Dance, Reggae, Classic Folk , Rock, Blues, Rap

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Bev Dunn Duo


Bev Dunn, (Vocals)


Photo by Lois Siegel
 Ed Bimm, (Keyboard/Piano)


Alternative Performer Everard De Souza

Bev and the Torpedos
Bev Dunn (Vocals), Ed Bimm (Keyboard/Bass),  Peter Beaudoin, Drums

 Easy listening, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Disco
Restaurants, Golf Courses, Private Events, Corporate Venues
Retirement Residences
Popular Tunes
Fly Me to the Moon
Cry Me a River
Bye Bye Love
Don't Be Cruel
I Saw You  Standing There
Honkey Tonk Woman
Let It Be
La Bamba
 
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Natalie Harrison


Natalie Harrison
Fiddler
Ottawa Valley, Celtic, French Canadian, Old-Time, Classical

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Just wanted to let you know that Natalie was absolutely lovely
 and extremely professional. She was a joy to work with.
Jennifer Jensen-Tracy
Project Manager
Patrick Roberge Productions Inc (PRP Inc), Toronto
Gala Dinner for FIFA, Museum of History
Gatineau
 

Nathalie was great. Residents loved her.
Alma Cook
Recreation Manager
Park Place Retirement Residence
& Senior Suites
Ottawa

Natalie played beautifully at our “Sugar Bush Lunch.”
She was very good at reading the crowd. She started playing soft music
 as residents arrived, and they were thrilled later on to see her step dance
while she played a lively tune! She is very talented, and we’re glad
 she came to share her talents with us. One resident, who was once
 involved in Pembroke’s Fiddle Fest Competition, was particularly
very moved by her performance. We would love to have her back someday.

Jillian Bourbonnais
Recreation Coordinator
Villa Marconi Long-Term Care Centre
Ottawa

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Raymundo Pizana


Guitar, Vocals, Cajon

Irene Gryndahl


Flamenco Dancer

New Age Fusion of Original Compositions
Influenced by Latin and Flamenco Rhythms

YouTube

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The event was fantabulous.
It really captured the Spanish essence
 and it flowed throughout the evening.
Everyone had a great time.
Thank you so much to have provided us
 with such wonderful entertainment.
Roxanne Lacroix
 Lifestyle Consultant
 Frontenac Résidence
Gatineau, Quebec

Raymundo and Irene were great yesterday
very much enjoyed their performance.
Emily Benson
Directrice, Santé et bien être | Health and Wellness Director
Résidence Chapel Hill Retirement Residence
Ottawa

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The entertainment was great! I had so many wonderful reviews,
I would love to book them again and have them back.
Carolyn Mills
Activity Director
Maplewood Retirement Community

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Laurino Pagliarello


Accordion, Piano
Italian, German, French, Latin American
 Jewish, Christmas, Oktoberfest

Music for All Occasions
35 Years Experience

Speaks: English, Italian, French, Spanish


Photo by Roger Lalonde
Mayor's Seniors Summit
City Hall
2011

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Larry Pagliarello Demo
Tunes
Tu fais tourner la tete
La vie en Rose
Cuand Cuando
New York, New York

Larry was wonderful.
Michale LeMoine
Director of Recreation, Landmark Court Retirement Residence
Ottawa

We were extremely pleased with Larry's performance. 
You were right on target with your recommendation for this event.
Larry was really professional, and we all loved his music. 
He was most sensitive to the audience (seniors in a long-term facility).
His musical offerings were varied and most suitable for the occasion. 
He even played a few songs from World War II (Lili Marlene, etc.)
which were much appreciated by the seniors
as these songs mean a great deal to them.
Larry  interacted well, moving around the room
and making eye contact and communicating with the guests.
Frances Wesley
Le Foyer du Bonheur
Gatineau, Quebec

The seniors loved it.
R
ésidence de la Gappe
Gatineau

The evening went very well. 
Larry was congenial, flexible and entertaining;
 the perfect mood/background music for the start of the evening.
40th Surprise Birthday Party
Patrick Martel
Ottawa

Larry was absolutely fantastic.  The residents just loved him.
Staci Kufsky, T.R.S.
Activity Coordinator
Belcourt Manor
Ottawa


Italian Embassy Residence

 I just wanted to let you know
that the residence enjoyed his music so much
 that we will be looking forward to booking him again.
Tiffany Bryan
Thorncliffe Place Seniors Residence
Ottawa

It went great, thank you so much!
Shaw Centre Reception
Sheena Levesque
Planificatrice de conférences - Conference Planner
UOttawa
Office of Continuing Professional  Development

We had a wonderful time and created a great memory.
It was perfect! And even emotional for my husband and his father.

Father's Day Surprise Performance
Jeannette Alexander
Ottawa

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Marie Deziel


Photo by Lois Siegel
Marie Déziel  

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Tony True


Country Music

Traditional Country, 50's-70's  Rock and Roll,
Popular Standards (e.g. Frank Sinatra)
 Current Country and
Rock and Roll Music

Retirement Homes, Birthday Parties, Weddings,
Pubs, Special Events, House Parties

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Arcadia Duo


Janice Wong, Garry Elliott
Classical

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Trio Mundo


Diane Briscoe (Piano)
Marie Déziel (Accordion, Violin, Guitar, Penny Whistle)
Pierre Foret ( Flute)

Classical, Latin, Bosnian, Celtic, French
Pop, Québécois Folk Music
Tango

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Fiona Armstrong


Cello
Classical, Traditional Music
Weddings, Receptions, Corporate Events, Cafes, Bars
Retirement Homes

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Square Dance Caller
David Currie


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Contemporary Square Dance Caller/Teacher
Wendy VanderMeulen



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Albert Kaprielian Jazz Trio


Tom McMahon, Bass; Mike McNeil, Drums; Albert Kaprielian, Piano
Chateau Laurier, Christmas Time Is Here

Old-Time, Standards, Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock/Pop
Dance, Swing

 Performing Jazz Standards from a Performance at the War Museum
Paul Soble, Bass; Mike McNeil, Drums
; Albert Kaprielian, Piano

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Just wanted to let you know that Albert was great last night!
Thank you
Helen Adams, Activities Coordinator
Riverpark Place Retirement Residence
Ottawa

It went very well. He is a pleasure. Very accommodating.
Look forward to working with him again.
Karen Parks
Recreation Co-ordinator
Garden Villa Retirement Residence
Chesterville

I got so many compliments from residents and family.
They were so happy with his performance.
I will book him again.
Stephanie Barns
Activity and Volunteer Coordinator
Symphony Senior Living
Kanata


Mayor’s Annual Canada Day Breakfast for Seniors
Lansdowne Park
2011
Office of Protocol / Bureau du protocole
City of Ottawa / Ville d'Ottawa

Thank you so much. They got everyone up and dancing.
The Ottawa Citizen came in to cover it.
Danielle Griffin
Activity Coordinator
Beacon Heights Retirement Residence
Ottawa

Albert was wonderful. The concert was very mellow, yet right on theme.
Emilie Gagnon
 Activity Director
Jardin Royal Garden Retirement Residence
Ottawa

Residents enjoyed him.
Elmsmere Villa Retirement Residence
Anjali Pall

Director of Recreation
Ottawa

Albert was wonderful, so wonderful, in fact,
I sent him home with an entire freshly baked apple pie

Emily Parenteau
Directrice Santé et bien-être | Health and Wellness Director
Résidence Chapel Hill Retirement Residence
Ottawa
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Jazz


Doug Martin
Jazz Sax

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Adrian Cho Trio


©Photo  by Lois Siegel
David Renaud, Rene Gely, Adrian Cho

The musicians with the Adrian Cho Trio vary,
depending on the performance.
Jazz
star

Fantastic! Thank you. Great group
They were very professional and accommodating.
Danielle Griffin
Health and Wellness Director
Beacon Heights Retirement Residence
Ottawa

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Magicians
 

Elliott Smith


©Photo  by Lois Siegel

Note: Winters in Florida

Magician for over 39 years, Elliott offers a wide range
 of interactive magic from children's parties
 to company events.
Elliott's comedic style of magic
brings lots of fun and excitement and will create
many hilarious moments
your guests are sure to remember.

star

He was wonderful...the staff, residents and family members
loved the show.  Lots of positive feedback. Thanks again.
Stephanie Atwood
Recreation Manager
Carlingview Manor
Ottawa



Elliott in Nunavut

Video

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Diego



star

All was excellent.  As usual.  Many thanks.
St
éphane Ritchot
Pr
ésident/Fondateur
Équipe M.A.S.C.? Team M.A.S.C.
Auto Show Gatineau
Gatineau, Quebec

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Luc Leduc
Magician
Bilingual


Has been entertaining audiences around the world
with his magic for 4 decades


Home, Walk Around, Stand Up, Solo, Stage

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Chris Pilsworth
Magician


One person show that has a unique blend of magic and humour
Programs suitable for children, families or adults
Walk around close-up magic for cocktail hours or sit down dinners

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Sway
Ottawa's most versatile band
 Top 40, Classic Rock, Motown, 70s, 80s, 90s, Jazz, Swing, Ballads, Latino
English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Hebrew
Weddings, Corporate Events, Galas

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DragonFly and Libellule


Sylvie Duchesneau et David Renaud
Clarinet & Bass Clarinet

Classical to Light Jazz

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hEar Candy


Sylvie Duchesneau, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
Mike Mullin, Tenor Saxophone
Tom McMahon, Baliset, Bass

Ballroom Dance, Music from Classic Movies

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©Photo by Lois Siegel
Laura Lynn Eggleston
Caricatures



Black & White Caricatures with a Theme:
Work, Hobby, and Sports
Clowns


Face-Painting and/or Balloon-Twisting


Bunky the clown is a female, non-scary clown
available for children's birthdays, company picnics, and store openings.



Green Cat



 Laura has a menu of face-painting, balloon-animals
and interactive story times with puppets and mini-costumes.
Mini-costumes include a dragon hat, sword and cape, princess crown,
and fairy
crinoline
and wand, to be used in the story:
 A Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munch and the song, Little Bunny Foo
-Foo.



Caricatures can be included with other activities.
 Insured.
Uses professional, safe paints.
She has been clowning for 20 years.

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Ralitsa Tcholakova
Violin, Viola
Electric Violin

Classical, Jazz, Tango, World, Contemporary
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Sergei Chechui
Accordion
International Popular Tunes, Polkas, Oktoberfest, and Folk Music

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Maurice Auger
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Accordion, Keyboard, Vocals
Oktoberfest, Christmas, Old-Time, French,
German, Irish & Scottish, Italian
Romantic Medleys
Bilingual: English and French

Moe & Pat - Harmony II

Mexican Fiesta, Blue Hawaii, The Big Band Years, Country Classics
Oktoberfest, Irish, Holiday Season, Folk Music of the 50s & 60s

The Weavers, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens

Sing-a-long music

Guitars, Keyboards, Accordions
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Cécile Desrosiers


Photo by Lois Siegel

Piano, Harpsichord
Music for all Occasions

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Steve Groves


Jazz Guitarist
Jazz, Blues, American Standards, Popular Tunes, Beatles
House Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings, Anniversaries
Children's Shows, Birthdays
Saggy Baggy Elephant

Video Demo

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Elmer Deagle, Fiddle, Mandolin
Simon Marion, Guitar


Photo by Lois Siegel
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Taste of Winterlude
Grand Hall, Gatineau, Quebec
2011
Elmer recently moved to the Ottawa/Gatineau area from Prince Edward Island.
He is a member of the renowned Chaisson family of musicians
in Prince Edward Island


Canadian Horticultural Council
Westin Hotel
2011


Photo by Lois Siegel
J. J. Chiasson, Fiddle, Piano
Elmer Deagle, Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle

Elmer Deagle
Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar
P. E. I. Style

Mandolin

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Polaris


Barbershop Quartet
The Sweetheart Tree

Head O Hair
Visa Visa

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Pouch Cotatoes


©Photo by Ryan Lindsey
Chris Bancej, Mark Green, Stephen Beneteau,
Ryan Lindsey, Jerome Gobuyan


A cappella Singing Group
Five-part harmony arrangements of contemporary songs
 dating from the 1950's to 1980's.
Brown Eyed Girl
Kodachrome
Still the One

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Doug Martin Duo


Photo by
Brett Delmage

Jazz
Yves Laroche, piano; Doug Martin, sax

star

Doug and Yves Laroche were amazing,
 and we received rave reviews of their performance.
Karly Ali
Cumberland Heritage Village
Canada Day
2011

The duo was fantastic.
And we look forward to working with you in the future!

Sarah Welch
Office of Protocol
City of Ottawa
Canada Day
2011

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Fiona Noakes

Vocals
Original Compositions

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Jenna Glatt


Photo by Jeffrey Pierre-Louis

Pop, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Classical
House Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings, Anniversaries

Take Time

A Story of Our Own

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May-Jun


Photo by Richard Desmarais

An eclectic singer songwriter with an ethnic fusion
has incorporated beat boxing, Inuit throat singing
and slap dancers to her live performance mix.


My Summer
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Brant Pethick


©Photo by Dwayne Brown Studio
Pop/Rock, Singer, Songwriter
Original Tunes

star

Music with a message! Guitar-driven,
his collection of original tunes is strong on anthemic melodies,
infectious hooks and emotional delivery!

Patrick Langston
The Ottawa Citizen

Inspiring words...a tuneful 11-track collection
that is most rare of popular music lyrical offerings:
Something positive!

Allan Wigney
 The Ottawa S
un

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Nubia Cermeño
Gustavo Saavedra


©Photo by Lois Siegel
Latin American Music
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Natalia and Montuno

Natalia Leonor Cabrera - Vocals
Anthony Peter Cook -Guitar
Kurt Walther - Classical and Pedal Steel Guitars
Ken Kanwisher - Cello and Upright Bass
Alvaro de Minaya - Percussion
Latin, Jazz , Blues, Soul, Country
Elegant and Exotic

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The Jasmine Trio


Photo by Dayle Reynolds

Yves Laroche
, Doug Martin, Tom Denison
Jazz
Autumn Leaves, Georgia On My Mind, Misty, It Had To Be You
Take the "A" Train, Blue Rondo a la Turk, Round Midnight
Ottawa Jazz Festival 2009

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Sax Appeal
Saxophone Quartet


© Photo by E2M Photo

Mike Mullin – Tenor Saxophone
Jarrod E. Goldsmith - Baritone Saxophone (Leader)
Dave Renaud - Alto Saxophone
Christine Davies - Soprano Saxophone

 Background Entertainment

Cocktails, Receptions, Weddings, Diplomatic and Corporate Events
 Conferences, Galas, Parties, Holidays, Clubs, Fundraisers, Restaurants

 Classical, Jazz, Latin, Popular, Funk, Christmas

When I’m Sixty-Four (Lennon)
New York New York (Kander)
Fly Me to the Moon (Howard)

Air on the G String (Bach)
Pavane (Faure)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)
Pachelbel Canon (Pachelbel)

Music Sampler

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Groove²


 

Jazz Standards, Smooth Jazz, Funk, and Latin at an amplification
you can talk over or R&B and Pop Tunes at a volume for dancing

Conferences, Conventions, Corporate Events, Cocktail Parties
Galas, Weddings, Anniversaries, Club Dates

Days of Wine and Roses, Lullaby of Birdland, Night & Day, Satin Doll
'Round Midnight, Girl from Ipanema, Look of Love, Take Five,
Black Orpheus, Take the 'A' Train, When Sunny Gets Blue

Morning Dance

Dindi

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Out of Our Heads


Mark Fitzgerald, Lead Guitar; Adrian Butts, Lead Vocals; Guy Brunet, Drums
John Major, Rhythm, Guitar; Al Pollack, Bass Guitar
Rolling Stones Cover Band

Route 66, Bitch, Dead Flowers, Under My Thumb
Hang Fire, Imagination, Let it Bleed, Respectable
You Can't Always Get What You Want. Heartbreaker
Honky Tonk Woman, Brown Sugar, Jumping Jack Flash

You Can't Always Get What You Want

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Duo Pleiades


Anna Baksheeva, Violin;
Andrew Mah, Guitar


Wayne Irschick, Piano

Classical, Jazz, Pop, Tango, Fiddle, Country, Folk, Old-Time
World Music, Celtic, Brazilian

Christmas, Mother's Day, Valentine’s, Canada Day, Halloween
Funerals, Marriage Proposals, Fundraising, Romantic Dinner
Parties, Government Offices, Churches

 Violin and Guitar, Violin and  Piano

YouTube
Anna Baksheeva
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Air G String

Gounod

Pacoca
Tico

Anna Baksheeva and Andrew Mah

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Classical Music

Impressions Duo


Doug Brierley

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Orion Duo


Melanie Desmarais, Olivier Henchiri
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Aurora String Trio


Sophe Pan, Thaddeus Morden, Alla Perevalova
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Evergreen Piano Trio


Bridget Knect, Jo-Ann Holden, Greg Weeks
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Festival String Quartet


Douglas Brierley, Kelly McGuire, Donna Legault, Mary Freeman
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Quatuor Despax


Cendrine Despax, Violin - violon
Jean Despax, Violin - violon
Maxime Despax, Viola - Alto
Valérie Despax
, Cello - Violoncelle

Classical Music
Weddings, Events, Corporate Affairs

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Anthology


Ric Dagenais, Drums & Vocals
Michel Jetté, Guitar & Vocals
Marc Bisaillon as Bass & Vocals
Rob Halloran, Keyboard & Vocals

Classic Rock Cover Band 
Beatles-Centric
 Not a Beatles Tribute Band
because we are playing great hits by other artists
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Patrick Fynn



 

HOSS is a 5-piece band, including pedal steel and fiddle,
 that focuses on “Outlaw Country” of the 60’s and 70’s.
HOSS brings the big sounds of Texas and Tennessee
 with heartfelt ballads and danceable favorites
drawing from such legends as
Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson.

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Daisy Train
 


Retro Rock and Roll Party Band
Hits of the 80s and 90s

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Emmanuel Bell Choir


©Photo by Lois Siegel

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Kemptville, Ontario

Kemptville Community Concert Band


Formed in 2009, the band is composed of 25-30 members.

Copacabana, Theme from Get Smart, Begin The Beguine
A Rockin’ Christmas, Holiday Snippets
We Wish You A Merry Christmas,
The 12 Days Of Christmas

Retirement Homes, Fundraisers

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Kingston, Ontairo

Celtic Kitchen Party


Andrew Vanhorn, Guitar
Colin Skinner, Bagpipes/Tin Whistle
Tedd Chew, Fiddle; Martyn Piper, Drums
Mike Kidd, Bass

Traditional and Contemporary East Coast/Irish/Scottish Celtic Music
and Pop/Folk, With a Dash of Rock n' Country

Weddings, Receptions, Cocktails, Parties, Anniversaries

Jump and Drink
 

Down home feeling where all your relatives and neighbors
drop by for a traditional kitchen party 
  Traditional and Contemporary East Coast/Irish/Scottish Celtic Music and Pop/Folk
(with a dash of rock n' Country).
Dance and sing along to some of the best party music ever made.
Welcome to The Celtic Kitchen Party!

Video

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Lyndhurst, Ontario

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Toronto Ontario

        

Fiddlers 3
 

Canada's 7- Piece Celtic Party Band
3-Time "Entertainer of the Year" Award
Rock Your Event

"Feisty take on Canadian Celtic music"
Hamilton Magazine

"Celtic band of the 21st century"
Rambles Cultural Magazine

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Fit as a Fiddle Canada


Margot and Aiden

Golden oldies, audience dance numbers and even a  whirlwind musical trip
around the world are the features of this outstanding sing-along duo's show.
 

Fit as a Fiddle Canada's one-hour show is action-packed.
Margot plays percussion (snare drum, spoons, shakers, bongos),
Aidan plays guitar and fiddle and some special surprise instruments too!
They both sing, and their audiences always love to join in and sing along with them.

Musical trip around the world

star

"You guys have so much fun it's impossible for us not to have a good time!"
Tom Gibson, Resident, Amica Newmarket
Toronto
2012

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The Fitzgeralds


Fiddlers

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Hayley Trio


Hayley Ryerson
Fiddle/Vocals

Celtic, Classic Jazz
Weddings, Pit Orchestra, Composition


Alex Purcell, guitar
Hayley Ryerson, fiddle
Anthony Savidge, percussion

Celtic, Classic Jazz
 

First Pick


Hayley Ryerson, Violin
Ben Lemma
, Guitar
Jazz Standards

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The Kitchen Orkestra


5-Piece Band 
Celtic, Balkan, Folk Songs

 mandolin, fiddle & vocals, upright bass, and cajon/percussion

YouTube

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Manvir Rai

 
"Daysdeaf"
Vocals, Guitar

Classic Rock, Jazz, Top40, Pop, Indie, Soul and R&B
Bars/Restaurants, Golf Courses, Retirements Residences,
Weddings/Banquet Halls, Law Firms

Stand By Me
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Brent Miller Live

Brent Miller, Piano, Vocals
Jazz Pianist
&

Sarah Giles, Stand-Up Bass

Popular Tunes: 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's
Weddings, Cocktail Receptions, Dinners, Private Parties, Corporate Events, Galas

Sad Eyes
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Liane Fainsinger


Jazz Piano/Vocals
S
olo/Duo/Trio/Quartet

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Satin Doll
Night and Day
The Way You Look Tonight

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Mark Eisenman
Jazz Pianist

Soloist and Group Ensembles: Vocalists and Instrumentalists as Musical Guests
Parties, Weddings, Bar-Mitzvahs
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Tim Holland
The Puppet Trainer

Interactive Family Entertainment
Multi-talented Ventriloquist,
Prop comic, & Circus Artist
Corporate Shows, Festivals

Video

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Barbara Jordan


Vocalist

Dixieland Jazz, Swing, Country, 50s tunes
St. Louis Blues

Beginning to See the Light
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Peter Mathers


 

Jazz, Latin, Flamenco, Classical, Pop, Holiday Music

Peter was just terrific.  He played some fantastic tunes
both holiday, Jazz & even a little Rock-n-Roll
which was well received by everyone. 
In fact, there were a few folks interested in karaoke,
 which Peter was ready to indulge,
but time got away from us!
 We will definitely want him back next year!!
star
Lisa Isaacs B.A., CMP
Isaacs & Co., Barristers & Solicitors
Toronto

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Jerusalem Ridge


©Photo by Lois Siegel
Matt Newton
Jazz Pianist
Matt Newton, originally from Ottawa, now lives in Toronto
 where he has played at the premiere jazz venues,
 such as the Rex and the Montreal Bistro.

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Bob Wiseman


Founding member of Blue Rodeo
Composer, Filmmaker, Singer-Songwriter, Actor
Produced Ron Sexsmith: "Grand Opera Lane"
Bruce McCulloch: "Shame Based Man"
Demo

(Password: Wiseman)

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Prince Edward County

BluZone

Frank Artes
 Bass, Vocals

Martin Soldat
Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals

Bluesy Soul-Jazz
Fats Domino to Sam Cooke

Pubs, Clubs, Wineries, Private Parties
Will Travel to Kingston and Ottawa
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Prince Edward Island

Teresa Doyle


Photo by Lois Siegel
Shruti Box , India

Vocals, Guitar, Shruti
Celtic, Folk, Jazz, Gaelic
House Concerts Festivals, Private Functions, Corporate Events, Galas

Girl on the Dunes
Caoineath Mhuire

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Montreal, Quebec

Bowser and Blue



Musical Comedy Duo
Montreal

Rick plays acoustic guitar and harmonica
George plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass and banjo.

Bowser and Blue appear in theatres and concert halls
across Canada, and since 2007 they have been featured
 in the Canadian Snowbird Extravaganza concert series
 both in Canada and the United States.

They have appeared frequently at the Just for Laughs comedy festival
and can often be seen on CBC television and the Comedy Channel
in shows compiled from those appearances. Their Christmas CTV special
"Two Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire" was nominate for a Gemini award.

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The Directors Showband


 

Full Variety Showband

Top 40, 70's, 80's, 90's, R&B, Soul, Funk, Motown, Dance, Jazz
Pop, Rock, Disco, Standards, Rock n’ Roll, Tangos, Cha-Chas, Duets, and Ballads
Italian, French, Hebrew, and Spanish
 DJ included

Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Corporate Events, Social Events
 Fundraisers, Anniversaries, Birthdays
Large and Small Scale Events

"Barney’s Version,” the motion picture premiered
at the Venice Film Festival and has been nominated for a
Golden Globe Award: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture
Musical or Comedy
Paul Giamatti 
The Canadian premiere was at the Toronto International Film Festival.


"Barney's Version" stars Paul Giamatti (left) and Dustin Hoffman (right)
 as his father.

Montreal’s most sought after showband, The Directors, were the band cast
 in the pivotal wedding scene. The movie stars Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Minnie Driver,
Scott Speedman, and Rachel Lefevbre. The film is based on  Mordechai Richler's novel “Barney’s Version” and is directed by Richard J Lewis and produced by Robert Lantos.
The screenplay was written by Montreal native, Michael Konyves.

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Val Teodori


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John Kerkhoven


Photo by Lindsay Ballard
Harmonica
Blues, Folk
Paul Butterfield, Blind Willie Johnson, Sonny Terry, James Cotton
Solo and performances with other artists.


Audio Clip

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BluesReel Duo


John Kerkhoven: Harmonica/Vocals
Patrick Hutchinson: Guitar/Vocals
BluesReel is a harmonica-guitar duo inspired
 by the folk tradition from both sides of the Atlantic.

Banish Misfortune

World of My Own

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Sjean MacLeod


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Andre Vincelli


Composer

A 20th Century Chocolate Cake
Directed by Lois Siegel
Main Theme (mp3)

Talk About it  (mp3) (Original Song)
Two Genie Award nominations
 Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
 Best Musical Score, Best Original Song, 1984

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Vancouver Island, B.C.

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Alison Vardy

Harp

Celtic, Latin, Original and Easy Listening

Private, Corporate, Community Events
Weddings, Birthdays, Dinners, Cocktails, Memorials, Workshops

Scottish Tunes

Guest Speakers
Contact Lois Siegel
(613) 830-2509

Ottawa

Film Animation Workshops


©Photo  by Lois Siegel
Peter Adamakos
Disada Productions Ltd.

Peter Adamakos has spent a lifetime producing and directing films
in both live-action and animation. He has worked with many clients,
including Disney, Sesame Street, and TV networks.
Peter has
and has met many famous people over the past 40 years:
Fritz Lang, John Ford, and Chuck Jones.

He talks about the sometimes crazy world of making films for television and theatres
 and has many entertaining and amazing stories.

 Peter offers a very different “show and tell.”  You'll go behind the scenes of animation and see actual original animation drawings and artwork both from films he made and  from classics like Mickey Mouse, Snow White, and Fantasia.

His live-action filmmaking stories include being in the Academy Award rat race, filming wilderness animal documentaries, and funny stories on how television commercials are made. Peter also created the first Canadian comic strip to be syndicated in newspapers across the country.
His perspective will give you a better understanding of the world of filmmaking.

Note: A DVD machine is required to show films on a TV set or projection system,
and a long table to display drawings and other animation work.

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Robert Fontaine
Storyteller

Audiences enjoy very much the Q&A part of my talks.
 They love to talk about favourite or despised movies.

Robert Fontaine grew up in the sixties in a house where movies were woven into the family fabric—all‑night marathons at the drive-in and Saturday matinée double-bills were treasured family outings, eagerly anticipated and energetically discussed afterwards. Since 1993 Robert has been the film reviewer for CBC Radio One’s popular drive-home program All in a Day, and his lively, witty, and often irreverent reviews have become a highlight of the week for many CBC listeners. His second book, True Confessions of a Film Critic, was published in 2013. It presents Robert’s unique take on some of the very best—and the very worst—films he has seen over the last few years.

                                                               


Robert is an energetic and entertaining presenter. His in-person talks cover the highs and lows of film criticism, mixing amusing digressions and side trips with excerpts from his most recent book. His talks feature a lively Q & A session during which all aspects of film are fair game for a lively back and forth with the audience. Robert has been accompanying film lovers on his journey through the myriad worlds of popular film for twenty years. Ever wondered what makes a film critic tick (and occasionally explode)? Prepare for some true film confessions...


True Confessions of a Film Critic
by Robert Fontaine

book cover

star

Excellent!
All residents in attendance really enjoyed his talk…..a lot of laughter.
Aylene McKeown
Activity and Volunteer Coordinator
Symphony at the Palisades
Ottawa

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Films by Lois Siegel


Invite a filmmaker to show and talk about her films
Ottawa
 

 

LOIS SIEGEL is a filmmaker,  photographer, professor, musician and writer.
Siegel was named one of the Capital City's Top 50: People who are shaping the future of the National Capital, by Ottawa Life Magazine, 2002.

 

She is listed in "Who's Who in Canadian Film and Television." OXYGEN, the women's TV network in the States, purchased Siegel’s documentary film BASEBALL GIRLS. The film aired on the network 2000-2002. Oxygen is partially owned by Oprah Winfrey

 

Siegel teaches Video Production at the University of Ottawa.

Her film STUNT PEOPLE (featuring four generations of the Fournier family) won a 1990 Genie Award: Best Short Documentary from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. STUNT PEOPLE appeared on Bravo as part of their "Drive-in Classics" series. 


Photo by Attila Dory
Celine Fournier
 

Siegel's film, BASEBALL GIRLS (women who play softball and baseball)
 a documentary feature produced by The National Film Board of Canada
 won the “TARGA CITTA’ DI PALERMO” at the
 International Sports Film Festival in Palermo, Italy.
BASEBALL GIRLS also won an award for
 “Film Documentary” at the 1996 Athens (Ohio)
 International Film and Video Festival and
 a BRONZE APPLE AWARD from The National Education Media Network
 California, 1998.   It played at the Athlete’s Village
 in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1996 Olympics
 and on the Women’s Television Network
 and TV New Brunswick in Canada.
 BASEBALL GIRLS also appeared on PBS stations
 in the States. It was selected as one of the
 Best Documentaries in Canadian Cinema for 1996
 by “TAKE ONE” film magazine: Toronto Film Critics’ Poll.

 

 


©Photo by Lois Siegel

Michele Granger
Pitcher

 

Siegel's other documentary films include LIP GLOSS (female impersonators), broadcast on Bravo Channel, and STRANGERS IN TOWN" (albinism).

A selection of her films may be seen here:

http://www.siegelproductions.ca/films.htm

 

 FIPSI
is a spunky
80-year-old lady

 
Note: Films shown on Video projected on Screen or TV, dark room

Photography by Lois Siegel

 
Photo of Lois by Bill Blackstone


Invite a photographer to show her work and talk about photography

 

LOIS SIEGEL is known as chief cook and bottle washer
 filmmaker, writer, photographer, professor, and would-be fiddler.
 She lives in Ottawa, Canada.  Siegel was named
one of the Capital City's Top 50: People who are
 shaping the future of the National Capital
 by Ottawa Life Magazine, 2002. 
She taught Video Production
 at the University of Ottawa for 18 years.
 

Siegel won 1st Prize “Photography” at the
 23rd Annual ArtEast Art & Photo Exhibition, Orleans, Ontario
 (2004) for her portrait of “The Crowd” trumpeter Adam Bell.
 In previous years she won 2nd place, (1999)
 for her portrait of Irish Actor Stephen Rea,
 and 3rd place (2002) for her portrait of Italian Actress Sophia Loren.

 
Sophia Loren
 

Eighty-two of her photographs (film producers, directors
 actors) were displayed
in Complexe Desjardins during the
 20th Anniversary of the Montreal World Film Festival
 1996, and 120 of her photos were displayed
 at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2002.


Ottawa Turkish Festival
2009
 

She wrote/photographed for “Cinema Canada”
 and has also written and photographed for FPS
 (Frames Per Second): The Magazine of Animation
 and The Ottawa Citizen.
 


Catherine Deneuve

 

She is also a freelance writer/photographer
 for The Glebe Report, Ottawa and  photographer for
 The Ottawa Business Journal.

 

A selection of her photographs may be seen here:
 

http://www.siegelproductions.ca/galleries/celebrityphotos/index.htm

 

http://www.siegelproductions.ca/photos.htm

 

Equipment required: screen or TV, dark room
 capacity to show DVDs.

Vancouver


John Zaritsky
Film and Investigative Journalism

John Zaritsky has won more than 40 awards for his documentary films.



 His major honors include an Academy Award®
 in 1982 for his documentary “Just Another Missing Kid.”
The story of a rich and powerful Ottawa family
 trying to find their teenage son
who had gone missing while on his way to summer school. 
But everywhere they went, police refused
 to help and finally a private detective was hired
to track down the two killers of the teenage boy.
 First broadcast on the CBC’s Fifth Estate, April, 1981.


Watch Online: http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/missingkid/

In 1995-96, he was an artist-in-residence at
 the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley.
Zaritsky taught documentary film at the University of British Columbia
 as an adjunct professor
2002- 2006.

Prior to entering the film business
 Zaritsky worked as a newspaper reporter for seven years.
  In 1970, he received a Ford Foundation Fellowship to study at the
Washington Journalism Center for six months. 
He won a National Newspaper Award for his investigative reporting
 at Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, 1972.


Films

"Leave Them Laughing" is a real life musical comedy
 starring Carla Zilbersmith, a Berkeley California
 comedienne, singer and songwriter
who is dying of ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The documentary chronicles Carla’s debilitating illness
 while she vows to leave audiences laughing
 with her jokes and quips about death and dying.
World premiere: The Hot Docs Film Festival, May 6,2010
 Nine awards at 15 festivals.

"Tears Are Not Enough" chronicles the day
 top Canadian musical stars came together
 to record a song for Ethiopian famine victims.
  Featuring Neil Young, Bryan Adams, Joni Mitchell
 Anne Murray, and Cory Hart, the film was a behind-the-scenes
 at a recording session in which even the biggest stars
 left their egos at the studio door.  The film was released theatrically
 in Canada and Los Angeles and first broadcast
 by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in December, 1985. 

Writers
OTTAWA


Mike Levin

Special occasions, business promotions, family celebrations
 letters, biographies, publicity, art shows

Let Mike write for you. Fast and precise. Entertaining.

Mike Levin has 30 years experience as a professional journalist
 and can capture the exact messages you want to convey
to your audience, co-workers or family.
His specialties are features, personal portraits, and event previews.

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Articles, bios, copywriting, corporate copy, ghostwriting, profiles
media releases, reports, resumes

“I make you look good.”

Wedding and Special Event Photography
Ottawa


Photo by Bill Blackstone
Lois Siegel


Stephanie et Hugues


Meghan & Dominic
Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa


50th Wedding Anniversary
Andrew Haydon Park


Photo by Lois Siegel
Victor Turco Photographer


Photo by Lois Siegel
Tuong La
Videographer
Wedding

Toronto


Photo by Jerry Abramowicz
Greg Van Riel Photographer


Advertising


Architecture


Sports

Architecture, advertisements, landscape design
 people, catalogues, and events

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Stuntman

Justin Schmueck


Introducing
Chef Alain
Personal Chef
Ottawa


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Catering
Ottawa


Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli
    The shop is an art gallery, coffee shop,
 restaurant, deli, and gourmet food emporium.     
And don't forget the bagels.


©Photos by Lois Siegel

You can find items here
 that you can't find anywhere else in town.
Ottawa West


"The Toast of the Town"
Bagelsub
Montreal Smoked Meat


Desserts


Bagelshop Platter


Cheese Platter


Fruit Platter


Veggie Dip

Choco-Locate

Vince has the largest selection of dark chocolate in all of Ottawa.
An entire walkway, the size of a large grocery aisle
is devoted to the darkest and sinful of chocolaty delights.


  © Photo by Lois Siegel
Vince Piazza
Regional Contact
April 30, 2011

Victoria


Caricature by Dean Lewis
Location
Inner Harbour Causeway
Victoria, B.C.


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Lois Siegel

(613) 830-2509
lois@siegelproductions.ca