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Happy Hour Musician Bios

Discover what drives the musical expressions of our Happy Hour musician lineup.

Whether soulful melodies or energetic beats, our artists redefine sonic boundaries, creating a rich

tapestry of sound for every lucky listener to experience at LuLu Island Winery on Fridays from 5pm-7pm.

5 Dog Ears

Jazz, Swing and Blues Band

5 Dog Ears is made up of a talented group of seasoned musicians hailing from Vancouver, each bringing a diverse array of musical expertise and influences to the table.

 

Our ensemble typically performs as either a quartet or quintet, but we're flexible and happy to accommodate guest artists based on the venue and the preferences of our audience. Our repertoire spans across various genres including Jazz Standards, Swing, R&B, and Blues, ensuring a dynamic and captivating musical experience for all. Come and join in for music and fun!

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Blue Train

Jazz Trio

Blue Train consists of Francis Bucher piano and vocals, Vincent Chen trumpet, and Dave Marfleet upright bass. The group plays a variety of jazz standards in the latin and swing vein.

 

Their sound is very approachable and some of the numbers are even quite danceable if anyone feels the desire to ‘cut a rug’. 

 

So get ready to relax and be entertained to such standards as “Autumn Leaves, “Summertime” and “Alright, Okay, You Win”

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Cambree Lovesy

Country Singer-Songwriter

At just 23, Cambree Lovesy is making a bold mark in country music. Hailing from Abbotsford, B.C., this five-foot firecracker infuses infectious energy into every stage and room she enters.

 

With over a decade of performance experience, Cambree's powerhouse vocals and authentic storytelling create a perfect blend of old-school and modern country. She's graced prestigious stages like CN Grey Cup and Rogers Arena, opening for acts like Dallas Smith.

Recording at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville with producer Sean Gasaway, Cambree's single 'Runaway Queen' and her summer anthem 'Stompin' Grounds' showcase her rising presence in the Canadian country music scene.

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Colin Sankey

Bass Player,  Composer,  Arranger

Colin Sankey, a Vancouver-based bassist, blends tapping and harmonics like Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, and Alain Caron, creating rich, infectious grooves.

Colin won the 2022 Phil Jones Solo Bass Competition and placed 2nd in the 2021 BITE Bass Contest. His debut album, "Reawakening," was praised by Bass Magazine and CBC Radio. Now, he's funded by Creative BC for a new EP.

Colin's TikTok renditions of "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk and the Mario Theme reached 9.6 million views. With a 160,000+ following across platforms, he shares inspiring jazz, funk, rock, and Latin music renditions.

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Harris & DeBray

Blues / Roots Duo

Harris&DeBray, a dynamic blues/roots duo, branches out from Vancouver's renowned ensemble Lesismore. Featuring vocalist Leslie Harris and guitarist Curtis DeBray, they enchant audiences across the lower mainland with their unique spins on traditional blues, timeless roots classics, and compelling originals.

 

From opening for Suzie Vinnick and the Powder Blues Band to headlining the Pender Harbour Blues Festival, their journey is on a high note. With their infectious energy and soulful performances, Harris&DeBray are winning hearts and accolades alike. Stay tuned for their upcoming CD and catch them live for an unforgettable experience!

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Larisa

Violin Charmer

As a professional musician, Larisa Lebeda has had the opportunity to collaborate with orchestras in Russia, Poland, Germany, Colombia, and Canada. Whether performing on expansive stages with ensembles or captivating audiences as a solo artist, she relishes the creative possibilities her solo shows offer, often accompanied by pre-recorded tracks.

 

Larisa's versatility shines through various genres, from classical to pop/rock, jazz, and cherished holiday melodies. Her greatest joy lies in spreading happiness through the transformative power of music!

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Linda Szentes

Jazz Ensemble

Meet Linda Szentes and Jazzlinks: a dynamic jazz combo delivering a unique blend of jazz hits from the 20s to the 70s, spanning standards, blues-inflected jazz, Latin, bop, and '70s funk.

Led by the versatile Linda and mentored by jazz great Bob Murphy, Jazzlinks core rhythm section includes Michael Toth on guitar, Johan Worst on bass, and Zoltan Kollar on drums.

It's not just their diverse repertoire that sets them apart, but their consistent lineup, crafting a warm, bluesy sound with infectious swing and melodic improvisation. Since Feb 2016, they've been captivating audiences outdoors, entertaining seniors, and gracing Jazz Vespers services.

A musical force in the Fraser Valley, Jazzlinks earned nominations at the Fraser Valley Music Awards in 2020 and the Arty Awards in 2021 and 2022.

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Nick Apivor

Alchemist of Sound

Nick received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Victoria in 1986, studying with Sal Ferreras.

 

For the past 15 years, Nick has immersed himself in a Variety of Latin Musical Styles performing and recording with Juno-Nominated Rumba Calzada, Ache Brazil, The World Jive Big Band, John Gilliat Group and many others.

 

He has also performed with the Canadian Tenors, Saxophonist Kenny G, legendary singer Petula Clark, comedian Don Rickles and the great Persian vocalist Dariush.

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Nikita Afonso

The Voice of Comfort

Nikita Afonso is an award-winning songwriter who loves to perform cover songs ranging from artists like Elvis to Ed Sheeran to The Eagles to Etta James.

 

With a wide range of songs and genres along with over a decade of experience, Nikita has the ability to captivate audiences from the vibrant young to the charming old and has the ability to perform as a soloist, a duo and a trio.

 

Her delicate yet soulful voice is perfect for intimate events such as wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours and dinner parties.

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Peter Tam

Singer-Songwriter, Composer

Working with JUNO award-winning musicians to blend classic jazz favourites uniquely with a rock-inspired twist. 

 

He infuses rock and jazz into original compositions, offering a fresh take on timeless hits from famous classic artists like Louise Armstrong and Nat King Cole.

 

Since 2020, Peter has released 11 songs and composed an opera. 

He accomplished 70k streams and 24k listeners in a Spotify 2023 year wrap, played 128 shows and was named Sidedoor

Top Artist of the Year.

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Rachael Chatoor 

Master of Strings and Paddles

Rachael Chatoor, a versatile artist known for her prowess as a musician, vocalist, tribute performer, writer, and visual artist, is a true powerhouse of talent.

 

With a wealth of experience touring, she has mesmerized audiences with her portrayals of iconic figures such as Anne Murray, Nancy Wilson of Heart, and Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac. Her voice evokes nostalgia for bygone eras, making each performance a journey through time.

 

Catch Rachael's captivating performances before she heads off to indulge in her passion for pickleball!

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SIESKI

indie-alt-pop songstress

Meet SIESKI, the multi-talented queer-femme force hailing from Vancouver's vibrant arts scene.

As a singer, songwriter, musician, and actor, she crafts indie-alt-pop magic with an ethereal voice and hypnotic piano themes. A captivating storyteller, she weaves lush soundscapes and unique hooks, creating a whimsical world where joy and sensitivity flourish.

Notable releases include the Factor-Funded music video 'Scale Model' and the #VizzybilityProject anthem 'Lady Deity.' SIESKI's artistry, a satisfying blend of modern and timeless, promises a captivating journey in every note.

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Teresa Marie

Jazz, Pop and R&B Artist

Teresa Marie is a Vancouver-based Jazz and R&B vocalist. She is an experienced performer, and has played in several venues around the city such as Water St Cafe, Frankie’s Jazz Club, and the Shadbolt Centre of the Arts.

 

Teresa takes inspiration from a variety of iconic musicians like Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, and Etta James, and is passionate about learning from and listening to a wide range of genres.

 

You can typically find her singing her favorite Jazz standards, Pop covers, and occasionally, her own compositions.

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