IN SUPPORT OF THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

Edmonton Women

of Song

Meet the Edmonton Women of Song SOPHIE HUNTER Sophie Hunter is a local, national and international musician who began singing at age 5. Born in Ontario her vocal training from 6 – 18 years old has her musical tastes cover blues, gospel, rock, jazz and country. Sophie toured cross-border with country band “Boogie Creek” for three years before moving to Alberta in 1994. In Alberta Sophie was quickly scooped up to be the lead singer with “Deja Blue” who became “Sophie and the Shufflehounds”. In 1995 “Sophie and the Shufflehounds” took 2nd place (1st place “Rockin Highliners”) in Blues on Whyte battle of the bands. In 1996 the band was commissioned by Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta member Peter Hill to score the soundtrack for his movie “Happy Hour”. The fall of 1997 Sophie returned to her home in Stratford Ontario. It was during this time (2001) that she was diagnosed with stage 4 Metastasized Breast Cancer. After many treatments she felt certain the “dragon” was conquered. When she returned to Alberta in 2009, stronger than ever, Sophie continued with her singing career and the “Shufflehounds”. Sadly, in 2014, Sophie was subsequently diagnosed with stage 3 Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. Nothing can keep a great woman down. Sophie continues to sing and is the inspiration and fearless leader of the “Women of Song”. Her original song “Whatcha Do” is available on the 2016 Women of Song compilation disk. DALE LADOUCEUR Her critically acclaimed original project "Dale Ladouceur and the Broke Ensemble" have two releases. Ladouceur also recorded a solo recording RuffTracks in 2010. Lately, she has written scores for a number of Canadian theatre companies: (Workshop West's Language of Angels, Theatre Yes's Enchantment), and she scored and performed for Azimuth Theatre's acclaimed Freeman on the Land. Ladouceur also wrote the score for a documentary on the American Kidney Foundation of New York. As well, Dale works as a music producer with Levin E. Levin Productions. Branching into film, in 2011 Ladouceur co produced the critically acclaimed independent film Honest You Won't Get Hooked. Ladouceur is also a political writer and activist who has written a number of comprehensive articles that have been published internationally. Her articles have covered such topics as: the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, climate change, ozone depletion, water privatization as well as expose's on ethical misconduct in the media. Featured interviews include such Canadian icons as Peter C. Newman, Gwynne Dyer and David Suzuki. Dale also actively promotes and works with a number of environmental non profits. In 1999 Ladouceur landed the first interview in over a decade with Hip Hop pioneer Gil Scott Heron, (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised). Ladouceur also went head to head with interviewing the cast of the Canadian cult hit show "Trailer Park Boys" and has for the past few years been "long distance jamming" with maverick American author Tom Robbins. One of Dale's recent career highlights was performing at the world class Winspear Centre alongside Ed Mann and Ike Willis, alumni of one of her musical heroes Frank Zappa when the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra performed The Music of Frank Zappa in March 2011, also writing the accompanying cover story for a local magazine. January 2013 saw Dale reprise her role as Musical Director and cast member Kriquet in Azimuth Theatre's Freeman On The Land a unique, multi·media political comedy utilizing her live music performance as well as an actor, weaving through the fast paced storyline. Freeman garnered much critical praise from numerous print, television and internet media outlets. Currently, Dale is working on her next studio album at Crowtown Productions. LYNNE CHWYL Lynne began performing professionally with live blues bands just under a decade ago. She was a member of local Edmonton bands Bluesface, Insomnia, Forty Below, and The Collective R&B, as well as a member of the Calgary band, Gunn. She enjoyed rapid local success, performing at both the Beaumont Blues Festival and at the Calgary International Blues Festival and by personal invitation in Calgary at the Kelly Jay (Crowbar) benefit and the Amos Garrett 2013 flood relief benefit. She has also enjoyed performing as a guest with notables such as Bruce Conte (Tower of Power), MonkeyJunk, Studebaker John, Russell Jackson, Rusty Reed, Arsen Shomakhov, Dave Babcock, Tim Williams, and Mike Clark, as well as gigging in many venues throughout Alberta. She is a popular returning performer at the annual Edmonton Women of Song breast cancer benefit, and has recorded a track on the 2016 Edmonton Women of Song compilation CD. Her film credits include a small role as the legion singer in the Corkscrew Production of the CBC special “Balletlujah” featuring kd Lang. Lynne’s national anthem credits include the first ever anthem singer for not only the Beaumont Chiefs Junior B Hockey club, but also as the Capital Junior Hockey League’s first league anthem singer, and she has performed the national anthem at the Winspear to open the Alberta Body Building Championships, and repeat performances for the Alberta Saskatchewan Toastmasters Convention in Edmonton. Lynne is currently co-writing material for her own debut CD with plans to eventually record. MARY THOMAS Ms. Thomas is enjoying a musical career that started in Edmonton 48 years ago with her debut in Gilbert and Sullivans' "The Mikado". Classically trained in voice, piano dance and acting, Mary has performed in the Kiwanis Music Festivals, various musical theatre productions, CKUA and CJSR radio programs, tributes at city hall, as well as freelancing for private functions such as wedding and conferences. After taking the MacEwan Music Program for Vocal performance, Mary started working with and promoting such notables as Billie Joe Green and Tilo Paez, while working towards her own original music with her bands "Feeling Mary" and "JukeJoint". With the release of her CD "Out from The Shadows" in 2000, Ms. Thomas decided it was time to explore the Blues community where she met and started playing with Brian Petch in The Mary Thomas Band. She has headlined with her band, comprised of Brian Petch, Bill Fuhrer and Aaron "Gator" Shelemy, at such notable venues as the Blues on Whyte, Rock the Fort, and the Blues on Black festival, just to name a few. Through the years she has played with many local musicians and loves the different flavors of each musicians style on her repertoire. PAULA PERRO Paula Perro’s smooth yet unrestrained vocals are threaded with dulcet tones – a smoky sultriness rarely heard these days. She’s a sassy belter with a refreshingly genuine and captivating musical sensibility, and delivers a show with abundant heart and soul every time she hits the stage. Her energy is infectious. Growing up in St. John’s, Paula built her musical foundation on Celtic, Country and Newfoundland Folk, but she was also heavily influenced by her older siblings who loved all the infamous classic rock bands from the 60’s and 70’s. Her mother was a singer with a voice like Patsy Cline, which Paula found very soothing. One of her fondest memories is having her mom sing her to sleep, a tradition she continues with her own kids today. Performing is in Paula’s blood. As a child, Paula found joy in singing and performed whenever she could, even “producing” and selling tickets for her own shows at the tender age of six. She held these performances, during which she sang along to the era’s most popular songs, on her home street or in her family’s rec-room. The pivotal moment that shaped Paula’s musical path came when she was 18 and first heard the moving and unmistakable voice of Nina Simone. The song was I Want A Little Sugar in My Bowl, and Simone’s voice haunted Paula. She immersed herself in Simone’s music and eventually discovered a plethora of musicians that, like Simone, sang with conviction and authenticity. These artists encouraged Paula to pay critical attention to the “twelve bars” that eventually changed her life. It was the beautiful beginning of Paula’s exploration of Blues, and so much more … After various choral performances, Paula moved on to local solo choral competitions and found some early success. (Bar Tabs and Free Tanning Minutes count, right?) Eventually, she could not resist the urge to play with a band, and after appearing at some local jams, she formed her first band called JamBone. She began to explore the band dynamic and get her feet wet in her role as a lead singer. Although it was all new to her, she knew she was hooked, and she’s never looked back. “After going through some trials and tribulations, like most, I now understand that singing isn’t what I do, it’s who I am. There’s a real peace in that.” Paula has shared the stage with some local legends like Big Hank Lionheart and Harpdog Brown. For the last few years, she’s been seen around E-Town with the fabulous rock-n-blues band No Foolin’. Recently, she’s been working with The Project, a group of seasoned musicians delving into funky R&B and Electric Blues – a big band with a big sound! Alongside gutsy arrangements of esteemed covers that lend a refreshing take on tunes people have come to know and love, Paula also mixes classic R&B, Blues, as well as her own multi-flavored originals for a toe-tappin’, booty-shakin’ kind of show that delivers “food for your soul”! She’s just finished her first solo EP, Make It Look Easy, and is actively working on her full-length debut album. She couldn’t be more excited! RITA MCDADE Gentle Heart, Screaming Soul… Music flows through her blood. Rita’s a Lifer! Rita McDade is an electric powerhouse singer. Her infectious stage energy combined with rich sultry vocals is steeped in raw emotion. Blues, Jazz, Rock & R&B have influenced Rita’s style. Offering up fresh original compositions and classic covers with an original fusion “twist”, she is complimented by her five piece band. Presently the Fusion Blues Band consists of Co-Song Writer and husband Kevin McDade on guitars, Scott Alexander on piano (song writer extraordinaire!) Murray Schneider adds full flavors with keyboards, organ, harmonica, accordion, melodica (you get the picture!) and Rollie LaMarche on Bass. Rita’s journey in composition continues and she looks forward to returning to the recording studio in 2017. Her first original EP “Train Home” with the Fusion Blues Band, recorded in 2014, had two nominations for Edmonton’s Blues Recording of the Year (2015). “How Long Will It Take” is available on the 2016 “Women of Song” compilation disk produced by DanLyn Studios in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Born and raised in Edmonton Alberta, Rita’s singing career began in 1975 majoring in vocal studies at Grant McEwan College under Dr. Dasha Goody. At present, Rita is on year 42 as one of Edmonton’s Vocal Technique & Performance Instructors. Her passion of sharing her craft of singing to hundreds of students has enriched many lives, including hers. Mentoring young musicians is also close to her heart. The development and administration of Garage Band Live each summer since 2013 is considered a joy! In the early days of her career she appeared in local TV and Radio specials such as CBC presentations with Tommy Banks, Edmonton Musical Theatre, Klondike Days extravaganzas, Spirit of Edmonton in Montreal, as well as various recording studios cameos. In the last 12 years she feels blessed to have performed with many outstanding musicians at Festivals, Theatres and Fund Raising events. She is honored to be among The Legends of the Edmonton Music Scene produced by The Shoebox at CJSR Radio 88.5. The latest celebration in song was for Canada’s Chautauqua 150 events at Festival Place and she looks forward to the 5th Annual “Women of Song” fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation on October 1, 2017. ANGELA MACKENZIE Angela Mackenzie, a valued past member of EWOS, is a published singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer, promoter and studio musician. She is the Alberta Recording Industry Association (A.R.I.A) award recipient for Gord Steinke’s “Hidden Agenda” CD in 1998. She was the drummer, singer and songwriter with Homestead Recording artists The Hootin’ Annies for 8 years. The band released a CD entitled “High Falootin” June 2003. They featured at the Juno Awards Spotlight in Edmonton, April 2004 and also performed at many major festivals in and around Edmonton and B.C. Angela was the powerful female lead vocalist for Celtic Fusion Illusion. Celtic Fusion Illusion was a 24 piece Celtic Rock band with bagpipes. Her vocals are featured on the 2014 CD “Walk the Tweed”. The band also performed at Rexall Place in October 2009 for the Edmonton Oilers opening ceremonies. On her musical journey, she has shared the stage with artists: Amos Garret, Gordie Mathews, Gerry Doucette, Johnny V, Dennis Marcenko, Duris Maxwell, Holly Woods, Texas Flood, The Headstones, The Tubes, Dr. Hook, Pat Travers, Nickelback, Default, Steppenwolf, Trooper, Harlequin, and Laura Love, to name a few. She has performed and “sat-in” with numerous bands in and around Edmonton. Angela is presently promoting her latest project, a newly released recording entitled “Movin’ On“. She is backed up by The Very Tasty Band with members Lynn Wells (bass), Percy Marshall (guitars), Dennis Meneely (keys), Miles Wilkinson (guitars), Gary Thomas (drums). Featured on the recording are special guests Bobby Cameron (guitar), Wayne Allchin (guitar), Carson Cole (vocals), John Rawlo (drums), Joe Piccolo (saxes), Leonard Saidman (percussion), Joe Larmand (drums), Paula Perro (vocals), Dale Ladouceur (vocals) & Gerald Moellering (vocals). She is involved in extensive volunteer work for various charities and events in the city of Edmonton. And Meet Our Host TIM KOSLO Tim Koslo has been delighting audiences internationally for over 20 years with his multi-faceted style of comedy. From the moment he hits the stage with his manic, animated, sideways look at life, the crowd, be it corporate, club or fundraiser is filled with a sense of something wonderfully strange this way comes. Koslo's show doesn't just rely on visual stimuli for audience response. Mastered dialects, witty prop interplay, dead-on impressions and impressive electric guitar absurdities together with hilarious off the wall humour make up Tim's show.

DESIGNED AND MAINTAINED BY MAGGIE TATE

VOXGROOVE PRODUCTIONS         2018

 IN SUPPORT OF THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
Meet the Edmonton Women of Song SOPHIE HUNTER Sophie Hunter is a local, national and international musician who began singing at age 5. Born in Ontario her vocal training from 6 – 18 years old has her musical tastes cover blues, gospel, rock, jazz and country. Sophie toured cross-border with country band “Boogie Creek” for three years before moving to Alberta in 1994. In Alberta Sophie was quickly scooped up to be the lead singer with “Deja Blue” who became “Sophie and the Shufflehounds”. In 1995 “Sophie and the Shufflehounds” took 2nd place (1st place “Rockin Highliners”) in Blues on Whyte battle of the bands. In 1996 the band was commissioned by Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta member Peter Hill to score the soundtrack for his movie “Happy Hour”. The fall of 1997 Sophie returned to her home in Stratford Ontario. It was during this time (2001) that she was diagnosed with stage 4 Metastasized Breast Cancer. After many treatments she felt certain the “dragon” was conquered. When she returned to Alberta in 2009, stronger than ever, Sophie continued with her singing career and the “Shufflehounds”. Sadly, in 2014, Sophie was subsequently diagnosed with stage 3 Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. Nothing can keep a great woman down. Sophie continues to sing and is the inspiration and fearless leader of the “Women of Song”. Her original song “Whatcha Do” is available on the 2016 Women of Song compilation disk. DALE LADOUCEUR Her critically acclaimed original project "Dale Ladouceur and the Broke Ensemble" have two releases. Ladouceur also recorded a solo recording RuffTracks in 2010. Lately, she has written scores for a number of Canadian theatre companies: (Workshop West's Language of Angels, Theatre Yes's Enchantment), and she scored and performed for Azimuth Theatre's acclaimed Freeman on the Land. Ladouceur also wrote the score for a documentary on the American Kidney Foundation of New York. As well, Dale works as a music producer with Levin E. Levin Productions. Branching into film, in 2011 Ladouceur co produced the critically acclaimed independent film Honest You Won't Get Hooked. Ladouceur is also a political writer and activist who has written a number of comprehensive articles that have been published internationally. Her articles have covered such topics as: the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, climate change, ozone depletion, water privatization as well as expose's on ethical misconduct in the media. Featured interviews include such Canadian icons as Peter C. Newman, Gwynne Dyer and David Suzuki. Dale also actively promotes and works with a number of environmental non profits. In 1999 Ladouceur landed the first interview in over a decade with Hip Hop pioneer Gil Scott Heron, (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised). Ladouceur also went head to head with interviewing the cast of the Canadian cult hit show "Trailer Park Boys" and has for the past few years been "long distance jamming" with maverick American author Tom Robbins. One of Dale's recent career highlights was performing at the world class Winspear Centre alongside Ed Mann and Ike Willis, alumni of one of her musical heroes Frank Zappa when the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra performed The Music of Frank Zappa in March 2011, also writing the accompanying cover story for a local magazine. January 2013 saw Dale reprise her role as Musical Director and cast member Kriquet in Azimuth Theatre's Freeman On The Land a unique, multi·media political comedy utilizing her live music performance as well as an actor, weaving through the fast paced storyline. Freeman garnered much critical praise from numerous print, television and internet media outlets. Currently, Dale is working on her next studio album at Crowtown Productions. LYNNE CHWYL Lynne began performing professionally with live blues bands just under a decade ago. She was a member of local Edmonton bands Bluesface, Insomnia, Forty Below, and The Collective R&B, as well as a member of the Calgary band, Gunn. She enjoyed rapid local success, performing at both the Beaumont Blues Festival and at the Calgary International Blues Festival and by personal invitation in Calgary at the Kelly Jay (Crowbar) benefit and the Amos Garrett 2013 flood relief benefit. She has also enjoyed performing as a guest with notables such as Bruce Conte (Tower of Power), MonkeyJunk, Studebaker John, Russell Jackson, Rusty Reed, Arsen Shomakhov, Dave Babcock, Tim Williams, and Mike Clark, as well as gigging in many venues throughout Alberta. She is a popular returning performer at the annual Edmonton Women of Song breast cancer benefit, and has recorded a track on the 2016 Edmonton Women of Song compilation CD. Her film credits include a small role as the legion singer in the Corkscrew Production of the CBC special “Balletlujah” featuring kd Lang. Lynne’s national anthem credits include the first ever anthem singer for not only the Beaumont Chiefs Junior B Hockey club, but also as the Capital Junior Hockey League’s first league anthem singer, and she has performed the national anthem at the Winspear to open the Alberta Body Building Championships, and repeat performances for the Alberta Saskatchewan Toastmasters Convention in Edmonton. Lynne is currently co-writing material for her own debut CD with plans to eventually record. MARY THOMAS Ms. Thomas is enjoying a musical career that started in Edmonton 48 years ago with her debut in Gilbert and Sullivans' "The Mikado". Classically trained in voice, piano dance and acting, Mary has performed in the Kiwanis Music Festivals, various musical theatre productions, CKUA and CJSR radio programs, tributes at city hall, as well as freelancing for private functions such as wedding and conferences. After taking the MacEwan Music Program for Vocal performance, Mary started working with and promoting such notables as Billie Joe Green and Tilo Paez, while working towards her own original music with her bands "Feeling Mary" and "JukeJoint". With the release of her CD "Out from The Shadows" in 2000, Ms. Thomas decided it was time to explore the Blues community where she met and started playing with Brian Petch in The Mary Thomas Band. She has headlined with her band, comprised of Brian Petch, Bill Fuhrer and Aaron "Gator" Shelemy, at such notable venues as the Blues on Whyte, Rock the Fort, and the Blues on Black festival, just to name a few. Through the years she has played with many local musicians and loves the different flavors of each musicians style on her repertoire. PAULA PERRO Paula Perro’s smooth yet unrestrained vocals are threaded with dulcet tones – a smoky sultriness rarely heard these days. She’s a sassy belter with a refreshingly genuine and captivating musical sensibility, and delivers a show with abundant heart and soul every time she hits the stage. Her energy is infectious. Growing up in St. John’s, Paula built her musical foundation on Celtic, Country and Newfoundland Folk, but she was also heavily influenced by her older siblings who loved all the infamous classic rock bands from the 60’s and 70’s. Her mother was a singer with a voice like Patsy Cline, which Paula found very soothing. One of her fondest memories is having her mom sing her to sleep, a tradition she continues with her own kids today. Performing is in Paula’s blood. As a child, Paula found joy in singing and performed whenever she could, even “producing” and selling tickets for her own shows at the tender age of six. She held these performances, during which she sang along to the era’s most popular songs, on her home street or in her family’s rec-room. The pivotal moment that shaped Paula’s musical path came when she was 18 and first heard the moving and unmistakable voice of Nina Simone. The song was I Want A Little Sugar in My Bowl, and Simone’s voice haunted Paula. She immersed herself in Simone’s music and eventually discovered a plethora of musicians that, like Simone, sang with conviction and authenticity. These artists encouraged Paula to pay critical attention to the “twelve bars” that eventually changed her life. It was the beautiful beginning of Paula’s exploration of Blues, and so much more … After various choral performances, Paula moved on to local solo choral competitions and found some early success. (Bar Tabs and Free Tanning Minutes count, right?) Eventually, she could not resist the urge to play with a band, and after appearing at some local jams, she formed her first band called JamBone. She began to explore the band dynamic and get her feet wet in her role as a lead singer. Although it was all new to her, she knew she was hooked, and she’s never looked back. “After going through some trials and tribulations, like most, I now understand that singing isn’t what I do, it’s who I am. There’s a real peace in that.” Paula has shared the stage with some local legends like Big Hank Lionheart and Harpdog Brown. For the last few years, she’s been seen around E-Town with the fabulous rock-n-blues band No Foolin’. Recently, she’s been working with The Project, a group of seasoned musicians delving into funky R&B and Electric Blues – a big band with a big sound! Alongside gutsy arrangements of esteemed covers that lend a refreshing take on tunes people have come to know and love, Paula also mixes classic R&B, Blues, as well as her own multi-flavored originals for a toe-tappin’, booty-shakin’ kind of show that delivers “food for your soul”! She’s just finished her first solo EP, Make It Look Easy, and is actively working on her full-length debut album. She couldn’t be more excited! RITA MCDADE Gentle Heart, Screaming Soul… Music flows through her blood. Rita’s a Lifer! Rita McDade is an electric powerhouse singer. Her infectious stage energy combined with rich sultry vocals is steeped in raw emotion. Blues, Jazz, Rock & R&B have influenced Rita’s style. Offering up fresh original compositions and classic covers with an original fusion “twist”, she is complimented by her five piece band. Presently the Fusion Blues Band consists of Co-Song Writer and husband Kevin McDade on guitars, Scott Alexander on piano (song writer extraordinaire!) Murray Schneider adds full flavors with keyboards, organ, harmonica, accordion, melodica (you get the picture!) and Rollie LaMarche on Bass. Rita’s journey in composition continues and she looks forward to returning to the recording studio in 2017. Her first original EP “Train Home” with the Fusion Blues Band, recorded in 2014, had two nominations for Edmonton’s Blues Recording of the Year (2015). “How Long Will It Take” is available on the 2016 “Women of Song” compilation disk produced by DanLyn Studios in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Born and raised in Edmonton Alberta, Rita’s singing career began in 1975 majoring in vocal studies at Grant McEwan College under Dr. Dasha Goody. At present, Rita is on year 42 as one of Edmonton’s Vocal Technique & Performance Instructors. Her passion of sharing her craft of singing to hundreds of students has enriched many lives, including hers. Mentoring young musicians is also close to her heart. The development and administration of Garage Band Live each summer since 2013 is considered a joy! In the early days of her career she appeared in local TV and Radio specials such as CBC presentations with Tommy Banks, Edmonton Musical Theatre, Klondike Days extravaganzas, Spirit of Edmonton in Montreal, as well as various recording studios cameos. In the last 12 years she feels blessed to have performed with many outstanding musicians at Festivals, Theatres and Fund Raising events. She is honored to be among The Legends of the Edmonton Music Scene produced by The Shoebox at CJSR Radio 88.5. The latest celebration in song was for Canada’s Chautauqua 150 events at Festival Place and she looks forward to the 5th Annual “Women of Song” fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation on October 1, 2017. ANGELA MACKENZIE Angela Mackenzie, a valued past member of EWOS, is a published singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer, promoter and studio musician. She is the Alberta Recording Industry Association (A.R.I.A) award recipient for Gord Steinke’s “Hidden Agenda” CD in 1998. She was the drummer, singer and songwriter with Homestead Recording artists The Hootin’ Annies for 8 years. The band released a CD entitled “High Falootin” June 2003. They featured at the Juno Awards Spotlight in Edmonton, April 2004 and also performed at many major festivals in and around Edmonton and B.C. Angela was the powerful female lead vocalist for Celtic Fusion Illusion. Celtic Fusion Illusion was a 24 piece Celtic Rock band with bagpipes. Her vocals are featured on the 2014 CD “Walk the Tweed”. The band also performed at Rexall Place in October 2009 for the Edmonton Oilers opening ceremonies. On her musical journey, she has shared the stage with artists: Amos Garret, Gordie Mathews, Gerry Doucette, Johnny V, Dennis Marcenko, Duris Maxwell, Holly Woods, Texas Flood, The Headstones, The Tubes, Dr. Hook, Pat Travers, Nickelback, Default, Steppenwolf, Trooper, Harlequin, and Laura Love, to name a few. She has performed and “sat-in” with numerous bands in and around Edmonton. Angela is presently promoting her latest project, a newly released recording entitled “Movin’ On“. She is backed up by The Very Tasty Band with members Lynn Wells (bass), Percy Marshall (guitars), Dennis Meneely (keys), Miles Wilkinson (guitars), Gary Thomas (drums). Featured on the recording are special guests Bobby Cameron (guitar), Wayne Allchin (guitar), Carson Cole (vocals), John Rawlo (drums), Joe Piccolo (saxes), Leonard Saidman (percussion), Joe Larmand (drums), Paula Perro (vocals), Dale Ladouceur (vocals) & Gerald Moellering (vocals). She is involved in extensive volunteer work for various charities and events in the city of Edmonton. And Meet Our Host TIM KOSLO Tim Koslo has been delighting audiences internationally for over 20 years with his multi-faceted style of comedy. From the moment he hits the stage with his manic, animated, sideways look at life, the crowd, be it corporate, club or fundraiser is filled with a sense of something wonderfully strange this way comes. Koslo's show doesn't just rely on visual stimuli for audience response. Mastered dialects, witty prop interplay, dead-on impressions and impressive electric guitar absurdities together with hilarious off the wall humour make up Tim's show.
 IN SUPPORT OF THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
Meet the Edmonton Women of Song SOPHIE HUNTER Sophie Hunter is a local, national and international musician who began singing at age 5. Born in Ontario her vocal training from 6 – 18 years old has her musical tastes cover blues, gospel, rock, jazz and country. Sophie toured cross-border with country band “Boogie Creek” for three years before moving to Alberta in 1994. In Alberta Sophie was quickly scooped up to be the lead singer with “Deja Blue” who became “Sophie and the Shufflehounds”. In 1995 “Sophie and the Shufflehounds” took 2nd place (1st place “Rockin Highliners”) in Blues on Whyte battle of the bands. In 1996 the band was commissioned by Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta member Peter Hill to score the soundtrack for his movie “Happy Hour”. The fall of 1997 Sophie returned to her home in Stratford Ontario. It was during this time (2001) that she was diagnosed with stage 4 Metastasized Breast Cancer. After many treatments she felt certain the “dragon” was conquered. When she returned to Alberta in 2009, stronger than ever, Sophie continued with her singing career and the “Shufflehounds”. Sadly, in 2014, Sophie was subsequently diagnosed with stage 3 Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. Nothing can keep a great woman down. Sophie continues to sing and is the inspiration and fearless leader of the “Women of Song”. Her original song “Whatcha Do” is available on the 2016 Women of Song compilation disk. DALE LADOUCEUR Her critically acclaimed original project "Dale Ladouceur and the Broke Ensemble" have two releases. Ladouceur also recorded a solo recording RuffTracks in 2010. Lately, she has written scores for a number of Canadian theatre companies: (Workshop West's Language of Angels, Theatre Yes's Enchantment), and she scored and performed for Azimuth Theatre's acclaimed Freeman on the Land. Ladouceur also wrote the score for a documentary on the American Kidney Foundation of New York. As well, Dale works as a music producer with Levin E. Levin Productions. Branching into film, in 2011 Ladouceur co produced the critically acclaimed independent film Honest You Won't Get Hooked. Ladouceur is also a political writer and activist who has written a number of comprehensive articles that have been published internationally. Her articles have covered such topics as: the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, climate change, ozone depletion, water privatization as well as expose's on ethical misconduct in the media. Featured interviews include such Canadian icons as Peter C. Newman, Gwynne Dyer and David Suzuki. Dale also actively promotes and works with a number of environmental non profits. In 1999 Ladouceur landed the first interview in over a decade with Hip Hop pioneer Gil Scott Heron, (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised). Ladouceur also went head to head with interviewing the cast of the Canadian cult hit show "Trailer Park Boys" and has for the past few years been "long distance jamming" with maverick American author Tom Robbins. One of Dale's recent career highlights was performing at the world class Winspear Centre alongside Ed Mann and Ike Willis, alumni of one of her musical heroes Frank Zappa when the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra performed The Music of Frank Zappa in March 2011, also writing the accompanying cover story for a local magazine. January 2013 saw Dale reprise her role as Musical Director and cast member Kriquet in Azimuth Theatre's Freeman On The Land a unique, multi·media political comedy utilizing her live music performance as well as an actor, weaving through the fast paced storyline. Freeman garnered much critical praise from numerous print, television and internet media outlets. Currently, Dale is working on her next studio album at Crowtown Productions. LYNNE CHWYL Lynne began performing professionally with live blues bands just under a decade ago. She was a member of local Edmonton bands Bluesface, Insomnia, Forty Below, and The Collective R&B, as well as a member of the Calgary band, Gunn. She enjoyed rapid local success, performing at both the Beaumont Blues Festival and at the Calgary International Blues Festival and by personal invitation in Calgary at the Kelly Jay (Crowbar) benefit and the Amos Garrett 2013 flood relief benefit. She has also enjoyed performing as a guest with notables such as Bruce Conte (Tower of Power), MonkeyJunk, Studebaker John, Russell Jackson, Rusty Reed, Arsen Shomakhov, Dave Babcock, Tim Williams, and Mike Clark, as well as gigging in many venues throughout Alberta. She is a popular returning performer at the annual Edmonton Women of Song breast cancer benefit, and has recorded a track on the 2016 Edmonton Women of Song compilation CD. Her film credits include a small role as the legion singer in the Corkscrew Production of the CBC special “Balletlujah” featuring kd Lang. Lynne’s national anthem credits include the first ever anthem singer for not only the Beaumont Chiefs Junior B Hockey club, but also as the Capital Junior Hockey League’s first league anthem singer, and she has performed the national anthem at the Winspear to open the Alberta Body Building Championships, and repeat performances for the Alberta Saskatchewan Toastmasters Convention in Edmonton. Lynne is currently co-writing material for her own debut CD with plans to eventually record. MARY THOMAS Ms. Thomas is enjoying a musical career that started in Edmonton 48 years ago with her debut in Gilbert and Sullivans' "The Mikado". Classically trained in voice, piano dance and acting, Mary has performed in the Kiwanis Music Festivals, various musical theatre productions, CKUA and CJSR radio programs, tributes at city hall, as well as freelancing for private functions such as wedding and conferences. After taking the MacEwan Music Program for Vocal performance, Mary started working with and promoting such notables as Billie Joe Green and Tilo Paez, while working towards her own original music with her bands "Feeling Mary" and "JukeJoint". With the release of her CD "Out from The Shadows" in 2000, Ms. Thomas decided it was time to explore the Blues community where she met and started playing with Brian Petch in The Mary Thomas Band. She has headlined with her band, comprised of Brian Petch, Bill Fuhrer and Aaron "Gator" Shelemy, at such notable venues as the Blues on Whyte, Rock the Fort, and the Blues on Black festival, just to name a few. Through the years she has played with many local musicians and loves the different flavors of each musicians style on her repertoire. PAULA PERRO Paula Perro’s smooth yet unrestrained vocals are threaded with dulcet tones – a smoky sultriness rarely heard these days. She’s a sassy belter with a refreshingly genuine and captivating musical sensibility, and delivers a show with abundant heart and soul every time she hits the stage. Her energy is infectious. Growing up in St. John’s, Paula built her musical foundation on Celtic, Country and Newfoundland Folk, but she was also heavily influenced by her older siblings who loved all the infamous classic rock bands from the 60’s and 70’s. Her mother was a singer with a voice like Patsy Cline, which Paula found very soothing. One of her fondest memories is having her mom sing her to sleep, a tradition she continues with her own kids today. Performing is in Paula’s blood. As a child, Paula found joy in singing and performed whenever she could, even “producing” and selling tickets for her own shows at the tender age of six. She held these performances, during which she sang along to the era’s most popular songs, on her home street or in her family’s rec-room. The pivotal moment that shaped Paula’s musical path came when she was 18 and first heard the moving and unmistakable voice of Nina Simone. The song was I Want A Little Sugar in My Bowl, and Simone’s voice haunted Paula. She immersed herself in Simone’s music and eventually discovered a plethora of musicians that, like Simone, sang with conviction and authenticity. These artists encouraged Paula to pay critical attention to the “twelve bars” that eventually changed her life. It was the beautiful beginning of Paula’s exploration of Blues, and so much more … After various choral performances, Paula moved on to local solo choral competitions and found some early success. (Bar Tabs and Free Tanning Minutes count, right?) Eventually, she could not resist the urge to play with a band, and after appearing at some local jams, she formed her first band called JamBone. She began to explore the band dynamic and get her feet wet in her role as a lead singer. Although it was all new to her, she knew she was hooked, and she’s never looked back. “After going through some trials and tribulations, like most, I now understand that singing isn’t what I do, it’s who I am. There’s a real peace in that.” Paula has shared the stage with some local legends like Big Hank Lionheart and Harpdog Brown. For the last few years, she’s been seen around E-Town with the fabulous rock-n-blues band No Foolin’. Recently, she’s been working with The Project, a group of seasoned musicians delving into funky R&B and Electric Blues – a big band with a big sound! Alongside gutsy arrangements of esteemed covers that lend a refreshing take on tunes people have come to know and love, Paula also mixes classic R&B, Blues, as well as her own multi-flavored originals for a toe-tappin’, booty-shakin’ kind of show that delivers “food for your soul”! She’s just finished her first solo EP, Make It Look Easy, and is actively working on her full-length debut album. She couldn’t be more excited! RITA MCDADE Gentle Heart, Screaming Soul… Music flows through her blood. Rita’s a Lifer! Rita McDade is an electric powerhouse singer. Her infectious stage energy combined with rich sultry vocals is steeped in raw emotion. Blues, Jazz, Rock & R&B have influenced Rita’s style. Offering up fresh original compositions and classic covers with an original fusion “twist”, she is complimented by her five piece band. Presently the Fusion Blues Band consists of Co-Song Writer and husband Kevin McDade on guitars, Scott Alexander on piano (song writer extraordinaire!) Murray Schneider adds full flavors with keyboards, organ, harmonica, accordion, melodica (you get the picture!) and Rollie LaMarche on Bass. Rita’s journey in composition continues and she looks forward to returning to the recording studio in 2017. Her first original EP “Train Home” with the Fusion Blues Band, recorded in 2014, had two nominations for Edmonton’s Blues Recording of the Year (2015). “How Long Will It Take” is available on the 2016 “Women of Song” compilation disk produced by DanLyn Studios in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Born and raised in Edmonton Alberta, Rita’s singing career began in 1975 majoring in vocal studies at Grant McEwan College under Dr. Dasha Goody. At present, Rita is on year 42 as one of Edmonton’s Vocal Technique & Performance Instructors. Her passion of sharing her craft of singing to hundreds of students has enriched many lives, including hers. Mentoring young musicians is also close to her heart. The development and administration of Garage Band Live each summer since 2013 is considered a joy! In the early days of her career she appeared in local TV and Radio specials such as CBC presentations with Tommy Banks, Edmonton Musical Theatre, Klondike Days extravaganzas, Spirit of Edmonton in Montreal, as well as various recording studios cameos. In the last 12 years she feels blessed to have performed with many outstanding musicians at Festivals, Theatres and Fund Raising events. She is honored to be among The Legends of the Edmonton Music Scene produced by The Shoebox at CJSR Radio 88.5. The latest celebration in song was for Canada’s Chautauqua 150 events at Festival Place and she looks forward to the 5th Annual “Women of Song” fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation on October 1, 2017. ANGELA MACKENZIE Angela Mackenzie, a valued past member of EWOS, is a published singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer, promoter and studio musician. She is the Alberta Recording Industry Association (A.R.I.A) award recipient for Gord Steinke’s “Hidden Agenda” CD in 1998. She was the drummer, singer and songwriter with Homestead Recording artists The Hootin’ Annies for 8 years. The band released a CD entitled “High Falootin” June 2003. They featured at the Juno Awards Spotlight in Edmonton, April 2004 and also performed at many major festivals in and around Edmonton and B.C. Angela was the powerful female lead vocalist for Celtic Fusion Illusion. Celtic Fusion Illusion was a 24 piece Celtic Rock band with bagpipes. Her vocals are featured on the 2014 CD “Walk the Tweed”. The band also performed at Rexall Place in October 2009 for the Edmonton Oilers opening ceremonies. On her musical journey, she has shared the stage with artists: Amos Garret, Gordie Mathews, Gerry Doucette, Johnny V, Dennis Marcenko, Duris Maxwell, Holly Woods, Texas Flood, The Headstones, The Tubes, Dr. Hook, Pat Travers, Nickelback, Default, Steppenwolf, Trooper, Harlequin, and Laura Love, to name a few. She has performed and “sat-in” with numerous bands in and around Edmonton. Angela is presently promoting her latest project, a newly released recording entitled “Movin’ On“. She is backed up by The Very Tasty Band with members Lynn Wells (bass), Percy Marshall (guitars), Dennis Meneely (keys), Miles Wilkinson (guitars), Gary Thomas (drums). Featured on the recording are special guests Bobby Cameron (guitar), Wayne Allchin (guitar), Carson Cole (vocals), John Rawlo (drums), Joe Piccolo (saxes), Leonard Saidman (percussion), Joe Larmand (drums), Paula Perro (vocals), Dale Ladouceur (vocals) & Gerald Moellering (vocals). She is involved in extensive volunteer work for various charities and events in the city of Edmonton. And Meet Our Host TIM KOSLO Tim Koslo has been delighting audiences internationally for over 20 years with his multi-faceted style of comedy. From the moment he hits the stage with his manic, animated, sideways look at life, the crowd, be it corporate, club or fundraiser is filled with a sense of something wonderfully strange this way comes. Koslo's show doesn't just rely on visual stimuli for audience response. Mastered dialects, witty prop interplay, dead-on impressions and impressive electric guitar absurdities together with hilarious off the wall humour make up Tim's show.
 IN SUPPORT OF THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
Meet the Edmonton Women of Song SOPHIE HUNTER Sophie Hunter is a local, national and international musician who began singing at age 5. Born in Ontario her vocal training from 6 – 18 years old has her musical tastes cover blues, gospel, rock, jazz and country. Sophie toured cross-border with country band “Boogie Creek” for three years before moving to Alberta in 1994. In Alberta Sophie was quickly scooped up to be the lead singer with “Deja Blue” who became “Sophie and the Shufflehounds”. In 1995 “Sophie and the Shufflehounds” took 2nd place (1st place “Rockin Highliners”) in Blues on Whyte battle of the bands. In 1996 the band was commissioned by Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta member Peter Hill to score the soundtrack for his movie “Happy Hour”. The fall of 1997 Sophie returned to her home in Stratford Ontario. It was during this time (2001) that she was diagnosed with stage 4 Metastasized Breast Cancer. After many treatments she felt certain the “dragon” was conquered. When she returned to Alberta in 2009, stronger than ever, Sophie continued with her singing career and the “Shufflehounds”. Sadly, in 2014, Sophie was subsequently diagnosed with stage 3 Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. Nothing can keep a great woman down. Sophie continues to sing and is the inspiration and fearless leader of the “Women of Song”. Her original song “Whatcha Do” is available on the 2016 Women of Song compilation disk. DALE LADOUCEUR Her critically acclaimed original project "Dale Ladouceur and the Broke Ensemble" have two releases. Ladouceur also recorded a solo recording RuffTracks in 2010. Lately, she has written scores for a number of Canadian theatre companies: (Workshop West's Language of Angels, Theatre Yes's Enchantment), and she scored and performed for Azimuth Theatre's acclaimed Freeman on the Land. Ladouceur also wrote the score for a documentary on the American Kidney Foundation of New York. As well, Dale works as a music producer with Levin E. Levin Productions. Branching into film, in 2011 Ladouceur co produced the critically acclaimed independent film Honest You Won't Get Hooked. Ladouceur is also a political writer and activist who has written a number of comprehensive articles that have been published internationally. Her articles have covered such topics as: the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, climate change, ozone depletion, water privatization as well as expose's on ethical misconduct in the media. Featured interviews include such Canadian icons as Peter C. Newman, Gwynne Dyer and David Suzuki. Dale also actively promotes and works with a number of environmental non profits. In 1999 Ladouceur landed the first interview in over a decade with Hip Hop pioneer Gil Scott Heron, (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised). Ladouceur also went head to head with interviewing the cast of the Canadian cult hit show "Trailer Park Boys" and has for the past few years been "long distance jamming" with maverick American author Tom Robbins. One of Dale's recent career highlights was performing at the world class Winspear Centre alongside Ed Mann and Ike Willis, alumni of one of her musical heroes Frank Zappa when the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra performed The Music of Frank Zappa in March 2011, also writing the accompanying cover story for a local magazine. January 2013 saw Dale reprise her role as Musical Director and cast member Kriquet in Azimuth Theatre's Freeman On The Land a unique, multi·media political comedy utilizing her live music performance as well as an actor, weaving through the fast paced storyline. Freeman garnered much critical praise from numerous print, television and internet media outlets. Currently, Dale is working on her next studio album at Crowtown Productions. LYNNE CHWYL Lynne began performing professionally with live blues bands just under a decade ago. She was a member of local Edmonton bands Bluesface, Insomnia, Forty Below, and The Collective R&B, as well as a member of the Calgary band, Gunn. She enjoyed rapid local success, performing at both the Beaumont Blues Festival and at the Calgary International Blues Festival and by personal invitation in Calgary at the Kelly Jay (Crowbar) benefit and the Amos Garrett 2013 flood relief benefit. She has also enjoyed performing as a guest with notables such as Bruce Conte (Tower of Power), MonkeyJunk, Studebaker John, Russell Jackson, Rusty Reed, Arsen Shomakhov, Dave Babcock, Tim Williams, and Mike Clark, as well as gigging in many venues throughout Alberta. She is a popular returning performer at the annual Edmonton Women of Song breast cancer benefit, and has recorded a track on the 2016 Edmonton Women of Song compilation CD. Her film credits include a small role as the legion singer in the Corkscrew Production of the CBC special “Balletlujah” featuring kd Lang. Lynne’s national anthem credits include the first ever anthem singer for not only the Beaumont Chiefs Junior B Hockey club, but also as the Capital Junior Hockey League’s first league anthem singer, and she has performed the national anthem at the Winspear to open the Alberta Body Building Championships, and repeat performances for the Alberta Saskatchewan Toastmasters Convention in Edmonton. Lynne is currently co-writing material for her own debut CD with plans to eventually record. MARY THOMAS Ms. Thomas is enjoying a musical career that started in Edmonton 48 years ago with her debut in Gilbert and Sullivans' "The Mikado". Classically trained in voice, piano dance and acting, Mary has performed in the Kiwanis Music Festivals, various musical theatre productions, CKUA and CJSR radio programs, tributes at city hall, as well as freelancing for private functions such as wedding and conferences. After taking the MacEwan Music Program for Vocal performance, Mary started working with and promoting such notables as Billie Joe Green and Tilo Paez, while working towards her own original music with her bands "Feeling Mary" and "JukeJoint". With the release of her CD "Out from The Shadows" in 2000, Ms. Thomas decided it was time to explore the Blues community where she met and started playing with Brian Petch in The Mary Thomas Band. She has headlined with her band, comprised of Brian Petch, Bill Fuhrer and Aaron "Gator" Shelemy, at such notable venues as the Blues on Whyte, Rock the Fort, and the Blues on Black festival, just to name a few. Through the years she has played with many local musicians and loves the different flavors of each musicians style on her repertoire. PAULA PERRO Paula Perro’s smooth yet unrestrained vocals are threaded with dulcet tones – a smoky sultriness rarely heard these days. She’s a sassy belter with a refreshingly genuine and captivating musical sensibility, and delivers a show with abundant heart and soul every time she hits the stage. Her energy is infectious. Growing up in St. John’s, Paula built her musical foundation on Celtic, Country and Newfoundland Folk, but she was also heavily influenced by her older siblings who loved all the infamous classic rock bands from the 60’s and 70’s. Her mother was a singer with a voice like Patsy Cline, which Paula found very soothing. One of her fondest memories is having her mom sing her to sleep, a tradition she continues with her own kids today. Performing is in Paula’s blood. As a child, Paula found joy in singing and performed whenever she could, even “producing” and selling tickets for her own shows at the tender age of six. She held these performances, during which she sang along to the era’s most popular songs, on her home street or in her family’s rec-room. The pivotal moment that shaped Paula’s musical path came when she was 18 and first heard the moving and unmistakable voice of Nina Simone. The song was I Want A Little Sugar in My Bowl, and Simone’s voice haunted Paula. She immersed herself in Simone’s music and eventually discovered a plethora of musicians that, like Simone, sang with conviction and authenticity. These artists encouraged Paula to pay critical attention to the “twelve bars” that eventually changed her life. It was the beautiful beginning of Paula’s exploration of Blues, and so much more … After various choral performances, Paula moved on to local solo choral competitions and found some early success. (Bar Tabs and Free Tanning Minutes count, right?) Eventually, she could not resist the urge to play with a band, and after appearing at some local jams, she formed her first band called JamBone. She began to explore the band dynamic and get her feet wet in her role as a lead singer. Although it was all new to her, she knew she was hooked, and she’s never looked back. “After going through some trials and tribulations, like most, I now understand that singing isn’t what I do, it’s who I am. There’s a real peace in that.” Paula has shared the stage with some local legends like Big Hank Lionheart and Harpdog Brown. For the last few years, she’s been seen around E-Town with the fabulous rock-n-blues band No Foolin’. Recently, she’s been working with The Project, a group of seasoned musicians delving into funky R&B and Electric Blues – a big band with a big sound! Alongside gutsy arrangements of esteemed covers that lend a refreshing take on tunes people have come to know and love, Paula also mixes classic R&B, Blues, as well as her own multi-flavored originals for a toe-tappin’, booty-shakin’ kind of show that delivers “food for your soul”! She’s just finished her first solo EP, Make It Look Easy, and is actively working on her full-length debut album. She couldn’t be more excited! RITA MCDADE Gentle Heart, Screaming Soul… Music flows through her blood. Rita’s a Lifer! Rita McDade is an electric powerhouse singer. Her infectious stage energy combined with rich sultry vocals is steeped in raw emotion. Blues, Jazz, Rock & R&B have influenced Rita’s style. Offering up fresh original compositions and classic covers with an original fusion “twist”, she is complimented by her five piece band. Presently the Fusion Blues Band consists of Co-Song Writer and husband Kevin McDade on guitars, Scott Alexander on piano (song writer extraordinaire!) Murray Schneider adds full flavors with keyboards, organ, harmonica, accordion, melodica (you get the picture!) and Rollie LaMarche on Bass. Rita’s journey in composition continues and she looks forward to returning to the recording studio in 2017. Her first original EP “Train Home” with the Fusion Blues Band, recorded in 2014, had two nominations for Edmonton’s Blues Recording of the Year (2015). “How Long Will It Take” is available on the 2016 “Women of Song” compilation disk produced by DanLyn Studios in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Born and raised in Edmonton Alberta, Rita’s singing career began in 1975 majoring in vocal studies at Grant McEwan College under Dr. Dasha Goody. At present, Rita is on year 42 as one of Edmonton’s Vocal Technique & Performance Instructors. Her passion of sharing her craft of singing to hundreds of students has enriched many lives, including hers. Mentoring young musicians is also close to her heart. The development and administration of Garage Band Live each summer since 2013 is considered a joy! In the early days of her career she appeared in local TV and Radio specials such as CBC presentations with Tommy Banks, Edmonton Musical Theatre, Klondike Days extravaganzas, Spirit of Edmonton in Montreal, as well as various recording studios cameos. In the last 12 years she feels blessed to have performed with many outstanding musicians at Festivals, Theatres and Fund Raising events. She is honored to be among The Legends of the Edmonton Music Scene produced by The Shoebox at CJSR Radio 88.5. The latest celebration in song was for Canada’s Chautauqua 150 events at Festival Place and she looks forward to the 5th Annual “Women of Song” fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation on October 1, 2017. ANGELA MACKENZIE Angela Mackenzie, a valued past member of EWOS, is a published singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer, promoter and studio musician. She is the Alberta Recording Industry Association (A.R.I.A) award recipient for Gord Steinke’s “Hidden Agenda” CD in 1998. She was the drummer, singer and songwriter with Homestead Recording artists The Hootin’ Annies for 8 years. The band released a CD entitled “High Falootin” June 2003. They featured at the Juno Awards Spotlight in Edmonton, April 2004 and also performed at many major festivals in and around Edmonton and B.C. Angela was the powerful female lead vocalist for Celtic Fusion Illusion. Celtic Fusion Illusion was a 24 piece Celtic Rock band with bagpipes. Her vocals are featured on the 2014 CD “Walk the Tweed”. The band also performed at Rexall Place in October 2009 for the Edmonton Oilers opening ceremonies. On her musical journey, she has shared the stage with artists: Amos Garret, Gordie Mathews, Gerry Doucette, Johnny V, Dennis Marcenko, Duris Maxwell, Holly Woods, Texas Flood, The Headstones, The Tubes, Dr. Hook, Pat Travers, Nickelback, Default, Steppenwolf, Trooper, Harlequin, and Laura Love, to name a few. She has performed and “sat-in” with numerous bands in and around Edmonton. Angela is presently promoting her latest project, a newly released recording entitled “Movin’ On“. She is backed up by The Very Tasty Band with members Lynn Wells (bass), Percy Marshall (guitars), Dennis Meneely (keys), Miles Wilkinson (guitars), Gary Thomas (drums). Featured on the recording are special guests Bobby Cameron (guitar), Wayne Allchin (guitar), Carson Cole (vocals), John Rawlo (drums), Joe Piccolo (saxes), Leonard Saidman (percussion), Joe Larmand (drums), Paula Perro (vocals), Dale Ladouceur (vocals) & Gerald Moellering (vocals). She is involved in extensive volunteer work for various charities and events in the city of Edmonton. And Meet Our Host TIM KOSLO Tim Koslo has been delighting audiences internationally for over 20 years with his multi-faceted style of comedy. From the moment he hits the stage with his manic, animated, sideways look at life, the crowd, be it corporate, club or fundraiser is filled with a sense of something wonderfully strange this way comes. Koslo's show doesn't just rely on visual stimuli for audience response. Mastered dialects, witty prop interplay, dead-on impressions and impressive electric guitar absurdities together with hilarious off the wall humour make up Tim's show.
 IN SUPPORT OF THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
Meet the Edmonton Women of Song SOPHIE HUNTER Sophie Hunter is a local, national and international musician who began singing at age 5. Born in Ontario her vocal training from 6 – 18 years old has her musical tastes cover blues, gospel, rock, jazz and country. Sophie toured cross-border with country band “Boogie Creek” for three years before moving to Alberta in 1994. In Alberta Sophie was quickly scooped up to be the lead singer with “Deja Blue” who became “Sophie and the Shufflehounds”. In 1995 “Sophie and the Shufflehounds” took 2nd place (1st place “Rockin Highliners”) in Blues on Whyte battle of the bands. In 1996 the band was commissioned by Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta member Peter Hill to score the soundtrack for his movie “Happy Hour”. The fall of 1997 Sophie returned to her home in Stratford Ontario. It was during this time (2001) that she was diagnosed with stage 4 Metastasized Breast Cancer. After many treatments she felt certain the “dragon” was conquered. When she returned to Alberta in 2009, stronger than ever, Sophie continued with her singing career and the “Shufflehounds”. Sadly, in 2014, Sophie was subsequently diagnosed with stage 3 Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. Nothing can keep a great woman down. Sophie continues to sing and is the inspiration and fearless leader of the “Women of Song”. Her original song “Whatcha Do” is available on the 2016 Women of Song compilation disk. DALE LADOUCEUR Her critically acclaimed original project "Dale Ladouceur and the Broke Ensemble" have two releases. Ladouceur also recorded a solo recording RuffTracks in 2010. Lately, she has written scores for a number of Canadian theatre companies: (Workshop West's Language of Angels, Theatre Yes's Enchantment), and she scored and performed for Azimuth Theatre's acclaimed Freeman on the Land. Ladouceur also wrote the score for a documentary on the American Kidney Foundation of New York. As well, Dale works as a music producer with Levin E. Levin Productions. Branching into film, in 2011 Ladouceur co produced the critically acclaimed independent film Honest You Won't Get Hooked. Ladouceur is also a political writer and activist who has written a number of comprehensive articles that have been published internationally. Her articles have covered such topics as: the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, climate change, ozone depletion, water privatization as well as expose's on ethical misconduct in the media. Featured interviews include such Canadian icons as Peter C. Newman, Gwynne Dyer and David Suzuki. Dale also actively promotes and works with a number of environmental non profits. In 1999 Ladouceur landed the first interview in over a decade with Hip Hop pioneer Gil Scott Heron, (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised). Ladouceur also went head to head with interviewing the cast of the Canadian cult hit show "Trailer Park Boys" and has for the past few years been "long distance jamming" with maverick American author Tom Robbins. One of Dale's recent career highlights was performing at the world class Winspear Centre alongside Ed Mann and Ike Willis, alumni of one of her musical heroes Frank Zappa when the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra performed The Music of Frank Zappa in March 2011, also writing the accompanying cover story for a local magazine. January 2013 saw Dale reprise her role as Musical Director and cast member Kriquet in Azimuth Theatre's Freeman On The Land a unique, multi·media political comedy utilizing her live music performance as well as an actor, weaving through the fast paced storyline. Freeman garnered much critical praise from numerous print, television and internet media outlets. Currently, Dale is working on her next studio album at Crowtown Productions. LYNNE CHWYL Lynne began performing professionally with live blues bands just under a decade ago. She was a member of local Edmonton bands Bluesface, Insomnia, Forty Below, and The Collective R&B, as well as a member of the Calgary band, Gunn. She enjoyed rapid local success, performing at both the Beaumont Blues Festival and at the Calgary International Blues Festival and by personal invitation in Calgary at the Kelly Jay (Crowbar) benefit and the Amos Garrett 2013 flood relief benefit. She has also enjoyed performing as a guest with notables such as Bruce Conte (Tower of Power), MonkeyJunk, Studebaker John, Russell Jackson, Rusty Reed, Arsen Shomakhov, Dave Babcock, Tim Williams, and Mike Clark, as well as gigging in many venues throughout Alberta. She is a popular returning performer at the annual Edmonton Women of Song breast cancer benefit, and has recorded a track on the 2016 Edmonton Women of Song compilation CD. Her film credits include a small role as the legion singer in the Corkscrew Production of the CBC special “Balletlujah” featuring kd Lang. Lynne’s national anthem credits include the first ever anthem singer for not only the Beaumont Chiefs Junior B Hockey club, but also as the Capital Junior Hockey League’s first league anthem singer, and she has performed the national anthem at the Winspear to open the Alberta Body Building Championships, and repeat performances for the Alberta Saskatchewan Toastmasters Convention in Edmonton. Lynne is currently co-writing material for her own debut CD with plans to eventually record. MARY THOMAS Ms. Thomas is enjoying a musical career that started in Edmonton 48 years ago with her debut in Gilbert and Sullivans' "The Mikado". Classically trained in voice, piano dance and acting, Mary has performed in the Kiwanis Music Festivals, various musical theatre productions, CKUA and CJSR radio programs, tributes at city hall, as well as freelancing for private functions such as wedding and conferences. After taking the MacEwan Music Program for Vocal performance, Mary started working with and promoting such notables as Billie Joe Green and Tilo Paez, while working towards her own original music with her bands "Feeling Mary" and "JukeJoint". With the release of her CD "Out from The Shadows" in 2000, Ms. Thomas decided it was time to explore the Blues community where she met and started playing with Brian Petch in The Mary Thomas Band. She has headlined with her band, comprised of Brian Petch, Bill Fuhrer and Aaron "Gator" Shelemy, at such notable venues as the Blues on Whyte, Rock the Fort, and the Blues on Black festival, just to name a few. Through the years she has played with many local musicians and loves the different flavors of each musicians style on her repertoire. PAULA PERRO Paula Perro’s smooth yet unrestrained vocals are threaded with dulcet tones – a smoky sultriness rarely heard these days. She’s a sassy belter with a refreshingly genuine and captivating musical sensibility, and delivers a show with abundant heart and soul every time she hits the stage. Her energy is infectious. Growing up in St. John’s, Paula built her musical foundation on Celtic, Country and Newfoundland Folk, but she was also heavily influenced by her older siblings who loved all the infamous classic rock bands from the 60’s and 70’s. Her mother was a singer with a voice like Patsy Cline, which Paula found very soothing. One of her fondest memories is having her mom sing her to sleep, a tradition she continues with her own kids today. Performing is in Paula’s blood. As a child, Paula found joy in singing and performed whenever she could, even “producing” and selling tickets for her own shows at the tender age of six. She held these performances, during which she sang along to the era’s most popular songs, on her home street or in her family’s rec-room. The pivotal moment that shaped Paula’s musical path came when she was 18 and first heard the moving and unmistakable voice of Nina Simone. The song was I Want A Little Sugar in My Bowl, and Simone’s voice haunted Paula. She immersed herself in Simone’s music and eventually discovered a plethora of musicians that, like Simone, sang with conviction and authenticity. These artists encouraged Paula to pay critical attention to the “twelve bars” that eventually changed her life. It was the beautiful beginning of Paula’s exploration of Blues, and so much more … After various choral performances, Paula moved on to local solo choral competitions and found some early success. (Bar Tabs and Free Tanning Minutes count, right?) Eventually, she could not resist the urge to play with a band, and after appearing at some local jams, she formed her first band called JamBone. She began to explore the band dynamic and get her feet wet in her role as a lead singer. Although it was all new to her, she knew she was hooked, and she’s never looked back. “After going through some trials and tribulations, like most, I now understand that singing isn’t what I do, it’s who I am. There’s a real peace in that.” Paula has shared the stage with some local legends like Big Hank Lionheart and Harpdog Brown. For the last few years, she’s been seen around E-Town with the fabulous rock-n-blues band No Foolin’. Recently, she’s been working with The Project, a group of seasoned musicians delving into funky R&B and Electric Blues – a big band with a big sound! Alongside gutsy arrangements of esteemed covers that lend a refreshing take on tunes people have come to know and love, Paula also mixes classic R&B, Blues, as well as her own multi-flavored originals for a toe-tappin’, booty-shakin’ kind of show that delivers “food for your soul”! She’s just finished her first solo EP, Make It Look Easy, and is actively working on her full-length debut album. She couldn’t be more excited! RITA MCDADE Gentle Heart, Screaming Soul… Music flows through her blood. Rita’s a Lifer! Rita McDade is an electric powerhouse singer. Her infectious stage energy combined with rich sultry vocals is steeped in raw emotion. Blues, Jazz, Rock & R&B have influenced Rita’s style. Offering up fresh original compositions and classic covers with an original fusion “twist”, she is complimented by her five piece band. Presently the Fusion Blues Band consists of Co-Song Writer and husband Kevin McDade on guitars, Scott Alexander on piano (song writer extraordinaire!) Murray Schneider adds full flavors with keyboards, organ, harmonica, accordion, melodica (you get the picture!) and Rollie LaMarche on Bass. Rita’s journey in composition continues and she looks forward to returning to the recording studio in 2017. Her first original EP “Train Home” with the Fusion Blues Band, recorded in 2014, had two nominations for Edmonton’s Blues Recording of the Year (2015). “How Long Will It Take” is available on the 2016 “Women of Song” compilation disk produced by DanLyn Studios in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Born and raised in Edmonton Alberta, Rita’s singing career began in 1975 majoring in vocal studies at Grant McEwan College under Dr. Dasha Goody. At present, Rita is on year 42 as one of Edmonton’s Vocal Technique & Performance Instructors. Her passion of sharing her craft of singing to hundreds of students has enriched many lives, including hers. Mentoring young musicians is also close to her heart. The development and administration of Garage Band Live each summer since 2013 is considered a joy! In the early days of her career she appeared in local TV and Radio specials such as CBC presentations with Tommy Banks, Edmonton Musical Theatre, Klondike Days extravaganzas, Spirit of Edmonton in Montreal, as well as various recording studios cameos. In the last 12 years she feels blessed to have performed with many outstanding musicians at Festivals, Theatres and Fund Raising events. She is honored to be among The Legends of the Edmonton Music Scene produced by The Shoebox at CJSR Radio 88.5. The latest celebration in song was for Canada’s Chautauqua 150 events at Festival Place and she looks forward to the 5th Annual “Women of Song” fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation on October 1, 2017. ANGELA MACKENZIE Angela Mackenzie, a valued past member of EWOS, is a published singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer, promoter and studio musician. She is the Alberta Recording Industry Association (A.R.I.A) award recipient for Gord Steinke’s “Hidden Agenda” CD in 1998. She was the drummer, singer and songwriter with Homestead Recording artists The Hootin’ Annies for 8 years. The band released a CD entitled “High Falootin” June 2003. They featured at the Juno Awards Spotlight in Edmonton, April 2004 and also performed at many major festivals in and around Edmonton and B.C. Angela was the powerful female lead vocalist for Celtic Fusion Illusion. Celtic Fusion Illusion was a 24 piece Celtic Rock band with bagpipes. Her vocals are featured on the 2014 CD “Walk the Tweed”. The band also performed at Rexall Place in October 2009 for the Edmonton Oilers opening ceremonies. On her musical journey, she has shared the stage with artists: Amos Garret, Gordie Mathews, Gerry Doucette, Johnny V, Dennis Marcenko, Duris Maxwell, Holly Woods, Texas Flood, The Headstones, The Tubes, Dr. Hook, Pat Travers, Nickelback, Default, Steppenwolf, Trooper, Harlequin, and Laura Love, to name a few. She has performed and “sat-in” with numerous bands in and around Edmonton. Angela is presently promoting her latest project, a newly released recording entitled “Movin’ On“. She is backed up by The Very Tasty Band with members Lynn Wells (bass), Percy Marshall (guitars), Dennis Meneely (keys), Miles Wilkinson (guitars), Gary Thomas (drums). Featured on the recording are special guests Bobby Cameron (guitar), Wayne Allchin (guitar), Carson Cole (vocals), John Rawlo (drums), Joe Piccolo (saxes), Leonard Saidman (percussion), Joe Larmand (drums), Paula Perro (vocals), Dale Ladouceur (vocals) & Gerald Moellering (vocals). She is involved in extensive volunteer work for various charities and events in the city of Edmonton. And Meet Our Host TIM KOSLO Tim Koslo has been delighting audiences internationally for over 20 years with his multi-faceted style of comedy. From the moment he hits the stage with his manic, animated, sideways look at life, the crowd, be it corporate, club or fundraiser is filled with a sense of something wonderfully strange this way comes. Koslo's show doesn't just rely on visual stimuli for audience response. Mastered dialects, witty prop interplay, dead-on impressions and impressive electric guitar absurdities together with hilarious off the wall humour make up Tim's show.
 IN SUPPORT OF THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
Meet the Edmonton Women of Song SOPHIE HUNTER Sophie Hunter is a local, national and international musician who began singing at age 5. Born in Ontario her vocal training from 6 – 18 years old has her musical tastes cover blues, gospel, rock, jazz and country. Sophie toured cross-border with country band “Boogie Creek” for three years before moving to Alberta in 1994. In Alberta Sophie was quickly scooped up to be the lead singer with “Deja Blue” who became “Sophie and the Shufflehounds”. In 1995 “Sophie and the Shufflehounds” took 2nd place (1st place “Rockin Highliners”) in Blues on Whyte battle of the bands. In 1996 the band was commissioned by Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta member Peter Hill to score the soundtrack for his movie “Happy Hour”. The fall of 1997 Sophie returned to her home in Stratford Ontario. It was during this time (2001) that she was diagnosed with stage 4 Metastasized Breast Cancer. After many treatments she felt certain the “dragon” was conquered. When she returned to Alberta in 2009, stronger than ever, Sophie continued with her singing career and the “Shufflehounds”. Sadly, in 2014, Sophie was subsequently diagnosed with stage 3 Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. Nothing can keep a great woman down. Sophie continues to sing and is the inspiration and fearless leader of the “Women of Song”. Her original song “Whatcha Do” is available on the 2016 Women of Song compilation disk. DALE LADOUCEUR Her critically acclaimed original project "Dale Ladouceur and the Broke Ensemble" have two releases. Ladouceur also recorded a solo recording RuffTracks in 2010. Lately, she has written scores for a number of Canadian theatre companies: (Workshop West's Language of Angels, Theatre Yes's Enchantment), and she scored and performed for Azimuth Theatre's acclaimed Freeman on the Land. Ladouceur also wrote the score for a documentary on the American Kidney Foundation of New York. As well, Dale works as a music producer with Levin E. Levin Productions. Branching into film, in 2011 Ladouceur co produced the critically acclaimed independent film Honest You Won't Get Hooked. Ladouceur is also a political writer and activist who has written a number of comprehensive articles that have been published internationally. Her articles have covered such topics as: the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, climate change, ozone depletion, water privatization as well as expose's on ethical misconduct in the media. Featured interviews include such Canadian icons as Peter C. Newman, Gwynne Dyer and David Suzuki. Dale also actively promotes and works with a number of environmental non profits. In 1999 Ladouceur landed the first interview in over a decade with Hip Hop pioneer Gil Scott Heron, (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised). Ladouceur also went head to head with interviewing the cast of the Canadian cult hit show "Trailer Park Boys" and has for the past few years been "long distance jamming" with maverick American author Tom Robbins. One of Dale's recent career highlights was performing at the world class Winspear Centre alongside Ed Mann and Ike Willis, alumni of one of her musical heroes Frank Zappa when the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra performed The Music of Frank Zappa in March 2011, also writing the accompanying cover story for a local magazine. January 2013 saw Dale reprise her role as Musical Director and cast member Kriquet in Azimuth Theatre's Freeman On The Land a unique, multi·media political comedy utilizing her live music performance as well as an actor, weaving through the fast paced storyline. Freeman garnered much critical praise from numerous print, television and internet media outlets. Currently, Dale is working on her next studio album at Crowtown Productions. LYNNE CHWYL Lynne began performing professionally with live blues bands just under a decade ago. She was a member of local Edmonton bands Bluesface, Insomnia, Forty Below, and The Collective R&B, as well as a member of the Calgary band, Gunn. She enjoyed rapid local success, performing at both the Beaumont Blues Festival and at the Calgary International Blues Festival and by personal invitation in Calgary at the Kelly Jay (Crowbar) benefit and the Amos Garrett 2013 flood relief benefit. She has also enjoyed performing as a guest with notables such as Bruce Conte (Tower of Power), MonkeyJunk, Studebaker John, Russell Jackson, Rusty Reed, Arsen Shomakhov, Dave Babcock, Tim Williams, and Mike Clark, as well as gigging in many venues throughout Alberta. She is a popular returning performer at the annual Edmonton Women of Song breast cancer benefit, and has recorded a track on the 2016 Edmonton Women of Song compilation CD. Her film credits include a small role as the legion singer in the Corkscrew Production of the CBC special “Balletlujah” featuring kd Lang. Lynne’s national anthem credits include the first ever anthem singer for not only the Beaumont Chiefs Junior B Hockey club, but also as the Capital Junior Hockey League’s first league anthem singer, and she has performed the national anthem at the Winspear to open the Alberta Body Building Championships, and repeat performances for the Alberta Saskatchewan Toastmasters Convention in Edmonton. Lynne is currently co-writing material for her own debut CD with plans to eventually record. MARY THOMAS Ms. Thomas is enjoying a musical career that started in Edmonton 48 years ago with her debut in Gilbert and Sullivans' "The Mikado". Classically trained in voice, piano dance and acting, Mary has performed in the Kiwanis Music Festivals, various musical theatre productions, CKUA and CJSR radio programs, tributes at city hall, as well as freelancing for private functions such as wedding and conferences. After taking the MacEwan Music Program for Vocal performance, Mary started working with and promoting such notables as Billie Joe Green and Tilo Paez, while working towards her own original music with her bands "Feeling Mary" and "JukeJoint". With the release of her CD "Out from The Shadows" in 2000, Ms. Thomas decided it was time to explore the Blues community where she met and started playing with Brian Petch in The Mary Thomas Band. She has headlined with her band, comprised of Brian Petch, Bill Fuhrer and Aaron "Gator" Shelemy, at such notable venues as the Blues on Whyte, Rock the Fort, and the Blues on Black festival, just to name a few. Through the years she has played with many local musicians and loves the different flavors of each musicians style on her repertoire. PAULA PERRO Paula Perro’s smooth yet unrestrained vocals are threaded with dulcet tones – a smoky sultriness rarely heard these days. She’s a sassy belter with a refreshingly genuine and captivating musical sensibility, and delivers a show with abundant heart and soul every time she hits the stage. Her energy is infectious. Growing up in St. John’s, Paula built her musical foundation on Celtic, Country and Newfoundland Folk, but she was also heavily influenced by her older siblings who loved all the infamous classic rock bands from the 60’s and 70’s. Her mother was a singer with a voice like Patsy Cline, which Paula found very soothing. One of her fondest memories is having her mom sing her to sleep, a tradition she continues with her own kids today. Performing is in Paula’s blood. As a child, Paula found joy in singing and performed whenever she could, even “producing” and selling tickets for her own shows at the tender age of six. She held these performances, during which she sang along to the era’s most popular songs, on her home street or in her family’s rec-room. The pivotal moment that shaped Paula’s musical path came when she was 18 and first heard the moving and unmistakable voice of Nina Simone. The song was I Want A Little Sugar in My Bowl, and Simone’s voice haunted Paula. She immersed herself in Simone’s music and eventually discovered a plethora of musicians that, like Simone, sang with conviction and authenticity. These artists encouraged Paula to pay critical attention to the “twelve bars” that eventually changed her life. It was the beautiful beginning of Paula’s exploration of Blues, and so much more … After various choral performances, Paula moved on to local solo choral competitions and found some early success. (Bar Tabs and Free Tanning Minutes count, right?) Eventually, she could not resist the urge to play with a band, and after appearing at some local jams, she formed her first band called JamBone. She began to explore the band dynamic and get her feet wet in her role as a lead singer. Although it was all new to her, she knew she was hooked, and she’s never looked back. “After going through some trials and tribulations, like most, I now understand that singing isn’t what I do, it’s who I am. There’s a real peace in that.” Paula has shared the stage with some local legends like Big Hank Lionheart and Harpdog Brown. For the last few years, she’s been seen around E-Town with the fabulous rock-n-blues band No Foolin’. Recently, she’s been working with The Project, a group of seasoned musicians delving into funky R&B and Electric Blues – a big band with a big sound! Alongside gutsy arrangements of esteemed covers that lend a refreshing take on tunes people have come to know and love, Paula also mixes classic R&B, Blues, as well as her own multi-flavored originals for a toe-tappin’, booty-shakin’ kind of show that delivers “food for your soul”! She’s just finished her first solo EP, Make It Look Easy, and is actively working on her full-length debut album. She couldn’t be more excited! RITA MCDADE Gentle Heart, Screaming Soul… Music flows through her blood. Rita’s a Lifer! Rita McDade is an electric powerhouse singer. Her infectious stage energy combined with rich sultry vocals is steeped in raw emotion. Blues, Jazz, Rock & R&B have influenced Rita’s style. Offering up fresh original compositions and classic covers with an original fusion “twist”, she is complimented by her five piece band. Presently the Fusion Blues Band consists of Co-Song Writer and husband Kevin McDade on guitars, Scott Alexander on piano (song writer extraordinaire!) Murray Schneider adds full flavors with keyboards, organ, harmonica, accordion, melodica (you get the picture!) and Rollie LaMarche on Bass. Rita’s journey in composition continues and she looks forward to returning to the recording studio in 2017. Her first original EP “Train Home” with the Fusion Blues Band, recorded in 2014, had two nominations for Edmonton’s Blues Recording of the Year (2015). “How Long Will It Take” is available on the 2016 “Women of Song” compilation disk produced by DanLyn Studios in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Born and raised in Edmonton Alberta, Rita’s singing career began in 1975 majoring in vocal studies at Grant McEwan College under Dr. Dasha Goody. At present, Rita is on year 42 as one of Edmonton’s Vocal Technique & Performance Instructors. Her passion of sharing her craft of singing to hundreds of students has enriched many lives, including hers. Mentoring young musicians is also close to her heart. The development and administration of Garage Band Live each summer since 2013 is considered a joy! In the early days of her career she appeared in local TV and Radio specials such as CBC presentations with Tommy Banks, Edmonton Musical Theatre, Klondike Days extravaganzas, Spirit of Edmonton in Montreal, as well as various recording studios cameos. In the last 12 years she feels blessed to have performed with many outstanding musicians at Festivals, Theatres and Fund Raising events. She is honored to be among The Legends of the Edmonton Music Scene produced by The Shoebox at CJSR Radio 88.5. The latest celebration in song was for Canada’s Chautauqua 150 events at Festival Place and she looks forward to the 5th Annual “Women of Song” fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation on October 1, 2017. ANGELA MACKENZIE Angela Mackenzie, a valued past member of EWOS, is a published singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer, promoter and studio musician. She is the Alberta Recording Industry Association (A.R.I.A) award recipient for Gord Steinke’s “Hidden Agenda” CD in 1998. She was the drummer, singer and songwriter with Homestead Recording artists The Hootin’ Annies for 8 years. The band released a CD entitled “High Falootin” June 2003. They featured at the Juno Awards Spotlight in Edmonton, April 2004 and also performed at many major festivals in and around Edmonton and B.C. Angela was the powerful female lead vocalist for Celtic Fusion Illusion. Celtic Fusion Illusion was a 24 piece Celtic Rock band with bagpipes. Her vocals are featured on the 2014 CD “Walk the Tweed”. The band also performed at Rexall Place in October 2009 for the Edmonton Oilers opening ceremonies. On her musical journey, she has shared the stage with artists: Amos Garret, Gordie Mathews, Gerry Doucette, Johnny V, Dennis Marcenko, Duris Maxwell, Holly Woods, Texas Flood, The Headstones, The Tubes, Dr. Hook, Pat Travers, Nickelback, Default, Steppenwolf, Trooper, Harlequin, and Laura Love, to name a few. She has performed and “sat-in” with numerous bands in and around Edmonton. Angela is presently promoting her latest project, a newly released recording entitled “Movin’ On“. She is backed up by The Very Tasty Band with members Lynn Wells (bass), Percy Marshall (guitars), Dennis Meneely (keys), Miles Wilkinson (guitars), Gary Thomas (drums). Featured on the recording are special guests Bobby Cameron (guitar), Wayne Allchin (guitar), Carson Cole (vocals), John Rawlo (drums), Joe Piccolo (saxes), Leonard Saidman (percussion), Joe Larmand (drums), Paula Perro (vocals), Dale Ladouceur (vocals) & Gerald Moellering (vocals). She is involved in extensive volunteer work for various charities and events in the city of Edmonton. And Meet Our Host TIM KOSLO Tim Koslo has been delighting audiences internationally for over 20 years with his multi-faceted style of comedy. From the moment he hits the stage with his manic, animated, sideways look at life, the crowd, be it corporate, club or fundraiser is filled with a sense of something wonderfully strange this way comes. Koslo's show doesn't just rely on visual stimuli for audience response. Mastered dialects, witty prop interplay, dead-on impressions and impressive electric guitar absurdities together with hilarious off the wall humour make up Tim's show.