Vocalist Doreen Smith sings a story of love as told through the Great American Songbook. Songs of anticipation, unfettered joy and heartbreak presented in true “old school” form in the tradition of Sinatra, O’day and Holiday. Doreen digs in and doesn’t let go for a moment. Digs in to the lyric and the melody, and digs in to an unshakable swingin’ groove. Hers is a soulful performance, imparting a unique understanding of every note and every word of these songs called “Great” for a reason.
Guitarist/Composer Roddy Ellias is one of Canada’s most respected guitarists, equally at home with contemporary, jazz, or classical repertoire. His dynamism as an artist and his consistent pursuit of harmonic and melodic adventure have made him a consummate musician. Known for his energetic performances and his thoughtful renditions of both new and existing works, he continues to surprise and delight his audiences. He set the stage on fire in a series of duets with other guitarists, including Vic Juris, Gene Bertoncini, Lorne Lofsky, and David Occhipinti, showcasing his versatility and his generosity as a performer.