John Sheard Presents Legends of Motown:
All Stars from the Golden Age of Motown
6:45 pm Doors Open
7:30 pm Concert
The 60’s and 70’s were the glory days of Motown featuring some of the best songs ever written, sung by some of the greatest voices. John Sheard and his 7-piece band celebrate the reign of superstars, including Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and many others.
Tonight’s concert features:
Vocals: Selena Evangeline, Quisha Wint and Thomas Nelson
Guitar: Steve Briggs
Bass: Dennis Pendrith
Drums: Ryan Granville-Martin
Piano & Host: John Sheard
Probably best known as music director for Stuart Mclean’s Vinyl Café from 1997-2016, Toronto’s John Sheard has released 8 solo piano recordings and continues to work with artists of all styles and mentor many young musicians. Since 1975, he has appeared on hundreds of recordings with artists such as Rita MacNeil, Olivia Newton-John, Ian and Sylvia Tyson, Dan Hill, Rita Coolidge, Mary-Margaret O’Hara, Celine Dion, Matt Anderson, Danny Michel, and many, many more. He has performed live with too many artists to count, including Rough Trade, Jackie Richardson, John McDermott, Owen Pallett, Suzie Vinnick, Dala, Jill Barber and Art Garfunkel. As a producer and arranger, he has worked with The Guess Who, Buster Poindexter, Russell de Carle, Dan Hill, Shirley Eikhard and The Good Brothers. John has also produced and written music for television shows such as A+E.’s Biography, Sesame Street, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, and David Letterman’s Hollywood Film Festival.
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