The versatile style of David Johanns places him among the most in-demand, prolific pianists, vocalists and composers on the recording and live appearance scene today. With a repertoire steeped in the music of Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Joe Williams and other giants of the Great American Songbook, Johanns succeeds in offering a charismatic and adventurous style, while infusing the moment with originality. Born in Amsterdam and riased in Ontario, Johanns went on to pursue his music studies at McGill University in Montreal where he received formal training in Jazz and Classical music. Johanns has performed in hotels, bars, festivals, cruise ships and concert halls. As a sideman, musical director and headliner, Johanns has worked through the entire spectrum all of which has blessed him with solid musicianship and stage presence. Strongly influenced by the music of Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Tony Bennet, Bill Evans and Keith Jarret, Johanns continues to hone his craft. Johanns performs with his group at festivals, weddings, corporate events and the local live scene.
Bandaloni draws from a century deep well of songs – his ever evolving set lists span a multitude of musical genres.You’ll hear greats like Elvis, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, the Rolling Stones, Dean Martin, Hank Snow and the Beatles. John Prine, Wilson Pickett, Chuck Berry, Roger Miller and Creedence Clearwater Revival have all found a welcome place in his show.
His audiences also enjoy a variety of traditional folk songs and perennial Canadian favourites like Neil Young, Stompin’ Tom Connors and Stan Rogers.
All songs are time tested crowd pleasers, specially arranged by Bandaloni for maximum groove on the harmonica, guitar and drum rig.Bandaloni has custom set lists for specialty shows, and can also compose special songs or lyrics for your event!Personalized entertainment for any event!
Bandaloni is a Victorian showman with a twist ~ he uses the latest hi-tech wireless sound equipment and customized instruments.Bandaloni is a live performer ~Guitar, harmonica, bass & snare drums, cymbals & tambourine are simultaneously played with hands and feet. No pre-recorded tracks or enhancements. Specialized shows for your special event ~Bandaloni plays theme and holiday shows for kids and adults of all ages. From the fair to the boardroom, toddlers to CEO’s.Bandaloni is a licensed pyrotechnician ~
Four Men. No Instruments. Start with a playlist that covers jazz, popular music, doo-wop, even classical. Add in four guys who can’t help but have fun. The result is a show that has something for everyone: instrumental imitation, sophisticated harmonies, and engaging audience interaction. This winning formula has earned CADENCE international recognition as “one of the finest quartets to make an appearance in the a cappella scene”. In the journey from four-guys-in-the-living-room to international touring band, CADENCE has performed for many of the greatest names in vocal music including Quincy Jones and Manhattan transfer. CADENCE has also had the honour of singing with vocal maestro Bobby McFerrin in 2003 at the Montreal Jazz Festival, and in 2005 at Roy Thomson Hall. CADENCE has performed across the world, with delighted audiences across North America, Asia, and Europe. Wherever they go, CADENCE delivers its mandate: to explore and demonstrate that the voice has no limits. Close your eyes: you’ll never believe you’re hearing only voices. Open your eyes: enjoy the show! The Albums “Elegant, energetic and inventive, Cadence’s latest release, frost free, catapults the Canadian quartet into the ranks of the must-own” — Jonathan Minkoff, Recorded A Cappella Review Board The debut album that put Cadence on the map, frost free is a collection of popular and lesser-known songs representing different musical styles, and mirrors the band’s approach to live performance. frost free was nominated for a Juno award in 2001, and won several prestigious a cappella music awards. Twenty For One (2005) “Tremendous…. Great arrangements and delivery, very inventive ideas: a nice new twist in a cappella singing. Bravo!” — Peter Eldridge, New York Voices Continuing the tradition of redefining the “vocal band”, Twenty For One is a balance of hip jazz, cool pop, and clever and thoughtful original songs.