6:30pm - 12:00am
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The Swinging Belles, a JUNO award-winning swing band for kids from St. John’s, NL, are intent on getting both kids and adults to kick up their heels and have a swinging good time with the whole family!
The Swinging Belles feature child educators and performers Laura Winter and Erin Power joined by guitarist extraordinaire Duane Andrews. This show is all about getting kids and parents out to have a dance and enjoy some swing country and jazz…kid style. As primary school teachers, both Laura and Erin know firsthand the joy that kids feel when they can boogie to some good time music, and as parents, Duane and Erin know the importance of enjoying the music that our kids are listening to! The show is packed with music, interactive storytelling and dancing…lots of dancing!
Both Erin and Laura have recently completed Masters degrees in Education and Folklore respectively. By night, the two are part of folk/country group The Dilettantes who have recorded 3 albums and perform in the local music circuit. Guitar guru Duane Andrews is an established international performer having performed on stages such as the Newport Folk and Montreal Jazz festivals. He is an accomplished composer and producer as well. This multi-award winning artist is thrilled to be able to bring his passion for Swing Jazz and NL traditional music to an enthusiastic young audience.
Awards/Nominations & Highlights
2016 JUNO WINNER – Children’s Album of the Year
2015 Canadian Folk Music Award WINNER – Children’s Album of the Year
2015 MusicNL Award Nominee – Group of the Year, Jazz/Blues Recording of the Year
2015 Intl’ Songwriting Competition Finalists – “Sock Gnomes” and “Some Monsters”
This tour is part of the Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) and RADARTS’ Canada 150 Performance Series. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada.