Playing Music for a Living


Revolver is a Beatles Tribute Band that has been in existence for a couple of decades now. The band members are Skip Prest, Rocket Norton, Michael Sicoly, and Mick Dalla-Vee.    Here is an example of a typical Revolver show:     Here are some pertinent videos: Revolver Plays Half Time at BC Lions vs….
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Randy Bachman

Randy Bachman is now 70 years old and still rocking. Randy just never quits. Working with him has shown me just how hard a worker he is, and how tenacious that you have to be to succeed like he has. I worked with him casually before 2001, but about that time I got a regular…
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Cease and Desist

Cease and Desist has just celebrated their 25th anniversary. During all that time together, they have performed with many of the top groups in North America and abroad. Their repertoire of music is “10,000 songs”, according to Randy Bachman, who is one of their biggest fans. The group is comprised of four members: Brent Howard…
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Atlantic Crossing Show

The Atlantic Crossing show is a special performance put on by Cease and Desist. It is designed for special events and corporate functions. This multi-band tribute is four complete sets featuring the music of: The Beatles – More than any other band in history, The Beatles had the most profound impact on pop music and…
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Randy Bachman Band

Randy Bachman Band - Vinyl Tap Tour - Massey Hall Toronto, March 15, 2014 . Mick Dalla-Vee, Marc LaFrance, Randy Bachman, and Brent Howard Knudsen. Photo 20

My history with Randy Bachman goes back a long way. (For more on this please refer to the meme ‘How did I come to work with Randy Bachman?’ – it’s more in-depth) I have played on the same stage as him a few times over the course of my career. In the early 2000’s, Randy…
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Bachman & Turner

Bachman and Turner Band. Left to Right - Brent Howard Knudsen, C.F. Fred Turner, Randy Bachman, Marc LaFrance, Mick Dalla-Vee

In 2008, The Randy Bachman Band (with Colin Arthur Wiebe, Roge` Belanger and myself) was on a small hiatus between tours. During some of these touring breaks, I had started the ‘McRock Skool’ for kids wanting to learn how to play in a band together. I taught that class in a back room of my…
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Elton / Billy-Live

Elton/Billy - Live! Elton John and Billy Joel's Famous Face to Face Concert Playlists recreated live for your listening enjoyment.

Experience a Musical Milestone “Elton / Billy – Live” recreates the magical Face to Face tour that brought together the two most famous piano singers and songwriters in the history of music. Elton John And Billy Joel Billy Joel has sold over 100 million albums while garnering Grammy Awards, Kennedy Center honors and a place…
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Soundtrack Canada

Kelly Brock, Tom Arntzen, Mick Dalla-Vee, Marc LaFrance A Tribute to Canada’s Finest Singers & Songwriters SoundTrack Canada are female singer/songwriter, Kelly Brock, Keyboardist/Vocalist Tom Artnzen, Guitarist/Vocalist Mick Dalla-Vee and Percussionist/Vocalist Marc LaFrance. The group blends unique vocal stylings and acoustic arrangements on some of Canada’s biggest and most loved hit songs. From popular Canadian…
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The Legendary Deans

On Facebook The Deans came about in a ambiguous way somewhat. Way back in the beginnings of Shama, Michael Sicoly often made the point of saying he wished our name had a ‘The’ in front of it. For a time, we had thought about using ‘The Pages’ (which looking back would have been a…
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Duelling Pianos International

This is “Duelling Pianos International” on Shaw TV Vancouver’s Urban Rush with hosts Fiona Forbes and Michael Eckford. A fun rollicking (did I just type that?) good time for everyone. This particular configuration is the incredible talent of Tom Arntzen and myself. All shows are request driven, so it’s never the same show twice! Originally…
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