JOHN THEODORE – Biography
A five piece dance band, Studebaker Pie has earned a reputation for keeping the audience dancing from the first beat to the last. Specializing in the corporate and group markets, their combination of hits from the 50’s to present, along with a professional attitude, will ensure an exciting and successful event.
We look forward to exceeding your expectations!
Downeast Entertainment & Meeting Specialists is pleased to announce the addition of Rayanne Mailman as Event Co-ordinator. Rayanne is a graduate of Mount St. Vincent University with a degree in Tourism & Hospitality Management. For the past 2 years Rayanne has been involved with the planning and execution of numerous successful events at Pier 21.
You may contact Rayanne at: (902) 423-1974
We are delighted to announce that Joanne Keating has joined Downeast Entertainment & Meeting Specialists. Joanne has fourteen years’ experience in the incentive and meeting industry and brings with her a wealth of knowledge, creativity and account management skills. Joanne has extensive program planning and has expertly executed hundreds of programs. She has managed programs and groups of varying sizes from 10 people to 1500 delegates to destinations such as Amsterdam, Portugal, France, Ireland, Spain, the Caribbean and throughout the USA and Canada. Joanne will be sure to add creativity from her vast experiences.
Katey Day has been amazing crowds all over with her powerful stage presence and wide vocal/instrument talent. From corporate events, nightclubs, talent shows, benefits, Katey Day’s (blues, rock, jazz) style can entertain the most unique crowds, as well as the most diverse. Katey Day also plays many favorite Maritime music as well as various timeless favorites. Working closely with Filmotree Entertainment & Meeting Specialists, your event will be flawlessly entertaining, and full of fun!
ACCOMPANIED FAMOUS CANADIAN PERFORMERS SUCH AS: CATHERINE MACKINNON (SINGALONG JUBILEE), DON HARRON (HEE HAW), NANCY WHITE(CBC RADIO), CATHY JONES (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES), BETTE MACDONALD (HALIFAX COMEDY FESTIVAL)
PLAYED KEYBOARDS FOR THE NOVA SCOTIA MASS CHOIR FOR ONE SEASON ON THEIR TELEVISION SHOW HALLELUJAH
FEATURED KEYBOARD PLAYER WITH MARK HAINES AND THE ZIPPERS FOR CBC RADIO’S OCEAN LIMITED
FEATURED KEYBOARD PLAYER FOR CBC’S D.N.T.O. -EAST COAST MUSIC AWARDS SALUTE TO CANADA’S BLUES LEGENDS
MOST RECENTLY, FEATURED AS ONE OF HALIFAX’S FINEST PIANO AND HAMMOND ORGAN PLAYERS FOR CBC RADIO’S ATLANTIC AIRWAVES
JOHN HAS ALSO BEEN A PART OF MANY SUCCESSFUL CANADIAN BANDS SUCH AS : MARK HAINES AND THE ZIPPERS, ROBBIE ROX AND THE MONSTER HORN BAND, RASTA GUMBO, URBAN RENEWAL, J.P. LEBLANC BLUES BAND
PLAYED PIANO IN SOME OF TORONTO’S AND HALIFAX’S FINEST HOTELS, LOUNGES, AND RESTAURANTS: THE PRESS GANG, THE BIRMINGHAM BAR AND GRILL, RYAN DUFFYS, THE HALIFAX CLUB, THE PRINCE GEORGE HOTEL. THE HALIFAX SHERATON HOTEL, THE HOLIDAY INN-HALIFAX, THE KING EDWARD HOTEL-TORONTO, THE WINDSOR ARMS HOTEL-TORONTO, SUTTON PLACE HOTEL-TORONTO
FEATURED HAMMOND ORGAN PLAYER FOR NEPTUNE THEATRE’S LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
FEATURED PIANO PLAYER ON BOARD THE OLYMPIAN WHICH SAILED FROM HELSINKI TO STOCKHOLM
FEATURED PIANO PLAYER ON THE MV BLUENOSE WHICH SAILS FROM YARMOUTH TO PORTLAND
CURRENTLY, JOHN IS A FEATURED PIANO PLAYER AT PETE’S FROOTIQUE STORES IN HALIFAX AND BEDFORD
What do you get when you combine three talented energetic ladies from the Grafton Street Dinner Theatre, a four-piece band and a number of costume changes?
Our newest act.The Musical Cabaret
This musical show features music from the Big band era right up to and including Disco and is enhanced with several costume changes that reflect the particular era. This is a fast paced 45 minute show with lots of audience participation, lots of teasing from the ladies as they wander throughout the audience and sit on a few laps and lots of tables singing along with the chorus lines.
This wonderful new act can be customized to fit any group’s needs. Check out some of their live photos on our filmotree Entertainment page photo tour.
Fiddles and Feet
Meet a group of young musicians and dancers from Central Nova Scotia. “Fiddles and Feet” consists of four young girls ranging in age from 12 to 17. They are Alycia Putnam, fiddle; Laura Lee Marshall, fiddle; Alisha Hannam, fiddle; and Janelle Putnam, mandolin. Under the direction of Gordon Tucker, fiddle, and accompanied by Rob Putnam, guitar, they have been making music together for over a year. Three of the girls, Alycia, Alisha, and Janelle, set their instruments down from time to time and do some lively step dancing while Laura Lee and Gordon fiddle up a storm.
Although the overriding tone of the group is “fiddle” their musical palette contains many colors. In their repertoire, you find Cape Breton style tunes, Downeast style tunes, swing and Western swing, even a few blues tunes. They move from a set of Irish/Scottish jigs to “Five Foot Two”, from Don Messer’s “Rubber Dolly” to “In the Mood”. Then the feet will be flying to “Big John MacNeil” or ” Anne that have livened up many a Maritime kitchen. The fiddles burst into three-part harmony on “Rose of San Antone” and on the gentle Scottish air “Rosebud of Allenvale”. All this delivered with the exuberance of youth and the old fashioned joy of making live music together.
Make your next event extra special by including “Fiddles and Feet” on the menu! Check out some of their live photos on our Entertainment page photo tour.