Juno award-winning singer, songwriter and percussionist.
Many know Julie as the percussionist and vocalist from the gold and platinum award-winning band The Parachute Club. She was a co-writer of several of the band’s songs and toured extensively throughout Canada, Europe, Jamaica and the USA performing for live audiences.
Today she is a sought after talent. After leaving the Parachute Club she worked with popular artists such as Bruce Cockburn, Dan Hill, Alannah Myles, Annie Lennox, Sarah MacLachlan and David Foster. Her soulful & sultry voice can be heard on many recordings for artists such as Dan Hill, Bruce Cockburn, Shirley Eikhard, Alannah Miles, Leonard Cohen and Ken Whiteley.
Now living in Kelowna Julie performs and records regularly with the many talented musicians here and across Canada. Popular duo Le Mo Nay—Julie Masi & Steve Soucy—are professional entertainers performing many concerts throughout the year at local wineries, special events and galas.
In 2010 Julie’s husband of 32 years succumbed to Prostate Cancer. In his honor Julie organized a Winnipeg Social in Kelowna to raise Prostate Cancer Awareness.
What is a Social?
It’s a Winnipeg tradition where friends come together in a big hall to listen to live music, dance, eat Winnipeg Rye Bread piled with sandwich meat in order to raise money for someone who really needs it. So far Julie’s Socials have brought in more than $40,000.00 benefiting Prostate Support Groups here in Kelowna.
The Zamboni Brothers will be returning again this year to perform selections from their song list as well as provide accompaniment for the other performers. Ken Heatherington (right) and Graham Scofield (center) are the founding members of the band with Murray Holmes (left) as a newer member on the bass guitar. The “Brothers” have played in the Okanagan for many years at assorted venues including annually at the Kelowna Yacht Club boat show, the Parks Alive program and the Downtown Kelowna Association street festival and Christmas Light-Up. They are looking forward to participating in this event again this year!
John Delaney opened for The Northern Pikes, Sue Medley, Tom Cochrane and the Tragically Hip. Relocated to Vancouver in 92 he has fronted the Indestructibles ever since.
Vicky Nish grew up in Winnipeg only moving to Alberta to finish high school. She played in many bands in southern Alberta thru the 80’s before moving to Kelowna in 1989. Now a regular on the Kelowna music scene you can see her perform with Rann Berry’s soul of Motown show and most recently with the Metal Stilleto tribute shows.
Born in Winnipeg in 1950, Bob Silversides left home at the tender age of 15 to play in Disneyland in Los Angeles. He spent 16 years in the USA playing with the likes of Kenney Loggins And Seals and Crofts also with Sheena Easton. When he came back to Canada he worked with the Tommy Hunter organization and CBC. He’s played with many great artists and continues to do so here in Kelowna, including with the wonderful talented Steve Soucy.
Jimmy Leguilloux is an award-winning guitarist living in Kelowna. He’s played in tribute concerts celebrating the lives of Gord Downie and Tom Petty. He performs regularly at ski resorts in the winter, festival shows in the summer and clubs year round. When not performing he spends his time in his own recording studio producing for up and coming artists in the area. He has hosted Whiski Jacks Rock4kids benefiting the Power104 kids care campaign for almost 20 years.
Two drummers—two drum kits—one unique sound.
Gord Osland & Harvey Kostenchuk are teaming up as a duo for an entertaining evening of double drums.
Gord Osland has played, toured and recorded with numerous Winnipeg bands for over 40 years. Wild Rice, Burton Cummings, Prairie Dog, Rocki Rolletti, Kilowatt, and Fred Penner.
Harvey Kostenchuk has toured and recorded with numerous Winnipeg bands including the iconic Hurricane Hannah, Prairie Dog, Hound Dog, Rocki Roulette and Kilowatt. He’s also played Shari Ulrich, Valdy, Ferron, Long John Baldry, and Kathy McDonald!