Celebrating music from Motown to Memphis, New York and beyond
Motown Meltdown has remained, year after year, one of the more highly anticipated events in Vancouver. Sing and dance your way through earth-shaking, toe-tapping Motown hits. Step back in time to the 1960s and '70s, and remember your favourite tunes from Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin and many more!
Anchoring the 2019 incarnation of Motown Meltdown is a 12-piece band of the most seasoned and veteran session musicians in the country who will accompany 25 dynamic and exciting performers, each singing a classic soul tune.
All the artists happily lend their talents for the cause. Proceeds from the evening benefit Seva Canada, a Vancouver-based charity whose mission is to restore sight and prevent blindness in developing countries.
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Dee Daniels (Jazz, blues, gospel)
“Daniels’ hearty tones, jazz-wise phrasing and triumphant scat showed why she’s considered among the cream of mainstream jazz vocalists.”—Los Angeles Times.
Whether accompanying her self at the piano, fronting a trio, big band or symphony, Dee Daniels’ musical career is as varied as her four-octave vocal range is thrilling. She is a... more info
Warren Dean Flandez embodies the essence of singing from the soul.
Born in Yellowknife and calling Vancouver home, Warren grew up singing in the church, steeped in the rich tapestry of gospel music. At the age of 15, Warren began singing lead in a soul gospel choir under the direction of Checo Tohomaso, former backup singer and keyboardist of Ma... more info
Krystle Dos Santos (Soul)
With compelling stage presence, Krystle Dos Santos channels an earthy retro-soul vibe that this sexy chanteuse calls “electro soul.” Her first CD, Krystle Dos Santos, won the 2009 Western Canadian Music Award for “Best Urban Album”. Her sophomore release, Femme Fatale, includes urban beats, electronica, and an indie-pop vibe. Dos Santos has... more info
One July morning in 1971, a British Columbia kid full of dreams named Roy Forbes caught a ride down the Hart Highway from his native Dawson Creek to Vancouver. Thirty years later he and a lot of loyal fans shake their heads to think how far a battered �63 Studebaker can actually carry a good northern boy and his suitcase full of tunes.
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Remember the Ed Sullivan Show and the guy running around keeping all the plates spinning on the tall sticks? Well, that’ll give you an idea of Linda Kidder’s many career projects! As songwriter, engineer, producer, on her own material, Linda has recently released the 1st of many Home Recordings, with For My Darling Betty, Volume 1, now availabl... more info
Vocalist Candus Churchill’s up-tempo performances unite the heart of church music with the soul of pop. Her inspired and inspiring voice lifts the audience’s spirit and guarantees that a good time will be had by all. more info
"donsmoothstewart" (soul, R&B, jazz, gospel, blues,)
Vancouver singer/songwriter Don Stewart sings beautiful songs with a unique style, and a rich voice capable of great emotional power and also delicate sensitivity. He tells stories of love, hurt and joy in a memorable and beautiful way that leaves his audiences transfixed. Don has built up a loyal fan base who follow him from club to lounge to conc... more info
David Wills & The Dynamics (Classic Soul)
9"-pc soul review specializing in Motown, Memphis and similar influences. Featuring male and female lead vocals balanced with a tight horn section. High-energy live show perfect for special events. more info