The DWOS 2017 band is made up of some of Canada’s finest musicians and singers – led by the incomparable Brigham Phillips. The sound of the live band accompanying our talented dancers makes this a truly unique event and when you hear the band playing you will have no choice but to get on your dancing shoes and join in.
BRIGHAM PHILLIPS: Musical director/keyboards
work with David Clayton-Thomas. John McDermott, The Tenors, Mirvish&Drayton Productions
MARCO INNEO: Drums
work with David Foster, Paul Anka, Jann Arden, Amy Sky, Sarah Mclachlan, The Tenors, Mirvish & Dancap Productions
PETER BLEAKNEY: Bass guitar
work 24 years with Anne Murray, also Toronto Productions of Mama Mia, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots
DAVID GRAY: Guitar
work with Parachute Club, Paul Butterfield Blues Band,Lorraine Segado, Soul Stew, Ross Petty Productions.
DAVE DUNLOP: Trumpet
work with Michael Bublé, Shania Twain, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Ross Petty Productions, Mirvish Productions
ALEXANDRE (SACHA) BOYCHOUK: Saxophone&Clarinet
work with Michael Bublé, Gladys Knight, Michael Bolton, Mirvish Productions, Ross Petty Productions, Dancap Productions
POL COUSSEE: Saxophone&Flute
work with Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Sammy Davies Jr, Shirley MacLane, Barry White, Ross Petty Productions, Mirvish Productions
SARAH MORRISON: Vocals
work as vocal coach on Canadian Idol, Canada’s got Talent, Entertainment Tonight
MARY PANACCI: Vocals
work on the national jazz scene, leading her own band and/or guesting with international jazz musicians.
KATHLEEN EYEMAN: Vocals
work with her own band, corporate functions, opening act to Blue Rodeo, voice over and jingle work
MIKE FERFOLIA: Vocals
work with his own band “Shugga”, Serena Ryder,Divine Brown, Amy Sky, commercial and TV session work