Joel Lightman and Donavon LeNabat entertain audiences across Toronto and Canada The show combines collective keyboard musical talent. The duo is a one-of-a-kind live entertainment experience, incorporating outrageous high-energy music of all styles, requests, and audience participation. This highly fun and interactive show is guaranteed to entertain and be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Together with their pianos, they bring you a show filled with music, flashy piano pieces, and singalongs. Thanks to discriminating clients and thoroughly-entertained audiences they remain one of the most requested entertainment programs for corporate events, conventions, conferences, and other venues in Canada. Enjoy the show…or be a part of it! They incorporate outrageous high-energy music of all styles, requests, and audience participation. Great for all types of corporate and special events!
It started with singer/songwriter Joel Lightman, cranking out classics in the bar of London’s Savoy Hotel. Encouraged by some music industry contacts, Joel cut the Savoy gig, sold the case of stolen jewels he had buried in the garden and got the hell out of dodge. Arriving in Toronto, Joel began playing solo gigs immediately: honing his sound, sharpening his lyrics, pummelling the piano with a craftsman’s vengeance. Joel’s influences range far and wide, from the composers of the roaring twenties through to Ben Folds Five. And as the songs developed – the warmth of his voice rising to match the casual elegance with which he hammers those keys – he knew his contemporary sound was becoming unique.
With a genius band, Joel honed the songs with endless hours of rehearsal, developing the on-stage telepathy that makes the four of them such a powerfully engaging live act. Some serious quality time in the studio with acclaimed producer George Seara (50 Cent, Sting, Chris Robinson) brought you Every Street Corner, the extraordinary debut album by the JLB.
Fedora enthusiast Donavon LeNabat is an accomplished performer, singer, pianist, accompanist, arranger, and music director. Hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Donavon relocated to Toronto in 2000 to attend the world-renowned Jazz Music Studies program at Humber College. Under the tutelage of such greats as Brian Dickinson, Art Maiste, Don Thompson, Hilario Duran as well as his peers, Donavon learned as much as he could about every aspect of music. After college, Donavon spent several years touring around parts of the world while performing on cruise ships, eventually coming back home to Toronto to further his musical career. Since then, he has worked with many bands and stellar musicians, including Jim Cuddy, Molly Johnson, Esthero, The Tenors (formerly “The Canadian Tenors”), Andy Maize, Mark Cassius, Sharron Matthews, Ed Robertson, Steven Page, and playing Keyboards 2 in the Toronto production of Jersey Boys. He also performs fun 80s songs of his youth that no other bands were playing. Donavon performs regularly in and around Toronto as a piano entertainer for public and private events, often working with some of the city’s finest talent. Piano shells may be added to the keyboards also.