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Dockside Drive

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Dock Side Drive is one of the West Coast’s hottest swing & show bands. This dynamic band entertains audiences with music of the classic swing genre with a fresh “Little Big Band” style and sound. At its core, Dock Side Drive features local Victoria musicians, Joey Smith, Anita Bonkowski, Heather Burns (rhythm section); Dave Flello, Paul Wainwright (horns); Chris Newstead, Fran Bitonti, & Angela Ireland (vocals). They offer a blend of vocal and instrumental tunes that will usher you through more than seven decades of song, including the music of Ray Charles, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, The Beatles, with a large repertoire of tunes such as Sing Sing Sing, Route 66, Blue Skies, Boogie Woogie Bugel Boy, Hit That Jive Jack, Sunny Days, Jump, Jive and Wail, A-Train, Come Together, Puttin on the Ritz, At Last. And dozens more.

The band hosts a roster of seasoned and established musicians from the Victoria area, all of whom perform regularly both together and with other bands. In addition to individual international and national touring and performing careers, many of these veteran musicians have been seen together on the Dixie, Swing and Jazz festival circuit. Dock Side Drive has toured their high energy, engaging shows in theatres & festivals through western Canada, performed on stages including Victoria’s Symphony Splash, Butchart Gardens, Government House, Saanich Fair, and at home in Hermanns Jazz Club.

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August 20
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society
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Waterwheel Park Bandshell
3828 Croft Street
Chemainus, BC V0R 1K2 Canada
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