Blackwater Draw has been wowing audiences for nearly twenty five years. Why? Mainly because they understand what it takes to create and drive a party. Whether you’re planning a corporate function, conference, wedding or special occasion, you want a band that will fill the dance floor and keep it full all evening long. They do just that. With the seasoned experience to “read the room” they’re able to choose the right songs at the right time in the right order to ensure that the dance floor stays full and the event is hugely successful. Under the leadership of frontman Fred Hale, the band’s performance, song choice, volume, and level of interaction with guests is monitored and tailored to fit that evenings unique characteristics and atmosphere. It is customized from the moment they walk in the room until the last song. They have been doing this long enough to have arrived at the perfect combination of musical excellence, high energy, and the ability to fully understand and deliver the right performance and song choice for each event. In the words of band leader Fred Hale, “we take great pride in getting it right every time”.
With material that covers all popular styles including current pop, R & B, Rock and Roll, Americana, and Old School, you will recognize and want to dance to all of the songs they play. For a sample list of repertoire. please look here.
The band is, Fred Hale on guitar/vocals, who brings a very interactive, party driving persona to the band’s performances. From him you’ll hear covers of Philip Philips, Mumford and Sons, Spirit of The West, Eric Clapton as well as many other classic and current hit songs. Joining him is sensational female singer Janet Hale, with performances of Aretha Franklin, Serena Ryder, Amanda Marshall, KT Tunstall, Linda Rhonstadt, ABBA and others. The very well known and much loved artist Ken Munshaw on piano and vocals delivers unforgettable covers of Coldplay, Billy Joel, Elton John, James Brown and Train among others.
Rhythm section for the band is chosen on a gig by gig basis from some of the top Canadian music industry veterans: Jim Boudreau, Roger Travossos, Michael Scima are among the drummers we utilize. Steve Hogg, Drew Ness, Adam Cooke are regular choices of talent for bass/vocals. For some specific functions or at special request the band will add a horn player such as the Neil Braithwaite, Dave Wiffen or Bobby Reeves – all brilliant R&B and Jazz saxophonists.
From time to time and at special request, we will incorporate other very remarkable talents into the show. They include female singers like Stacey Guse, Sarah Dell, Lynzie Kent or multi instrumentalists like Shane Guse or John Lee.
If you need a worry free choice of live entertainment for your event (and who doesn’t) look no further than a band that has a fresh professional approach, and years and years of satisfied clients; Blackwater Draw.
Download a sample of the Black Water Draw Songlist.
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