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Event Archive - Under Paris Skies -SOLD OUT: Edie DaPonte, Jonathan Eng, Joey Smith, Aaron Watson, Karel Roessingh

Sun. October 6th 2019 - Sun. October 6th 2019 The Mary Winspear Centre Sidney BC (All Ages)
2PM - 4PM
Edie Daponte returns to the Charlie White Theatre for one more encore! Her Under Paris Skies show has proved to be a fan favourite with two previous sell out Sidney shows in 2017 and 2018. Now Edie returns with full live band, invigorated by recent album releases and a tour of mainland BC! It’s the same legendary music of Edith Piaf performed in Edie’s captivating style, but this show will have a few new songs, costumes and surprises!

Celebrating the release of the Under Paris Skies album, supported by the Creative BC Amplify grant, the return to the Charlie White Theatre in Edie’s home town is sure to be a magical afternoon. Joining Edie are long-time collaborator Joey Smith on bass, and Vancouver Island favourites, Karel Roessingh on piano, Aaron Watson on accordion and guitar and Jonathan Eng on percussion. Share the atmosphere of an intimate Parisian theatre and enjoy the soulful, emotional and captivating music inspired by the city. Channelling Piaf, with her rich timbre and captivating stage presence, Edie aims for a completely authentic experience

"Wonderfully playful...Daponte's Piaf is stunningly accurate, vibrato and all, backed by a veritable who's who of the Victoria jazz scene" - Don Descoteau, Monday Magazine
“A true Talent!” – Robyn Burns, CBC Radio
“Edie is a charismatic, engaging, incredibly talented vocalist. Her Piaf show is enthralling!” – Adrien and Marie Bachand, Beacon Ridge Productions
“Edie steals the show channeling Piaf in this intimate theatre experience” -Deborah Rogers, Seaside Magazine
“Edie’s voice is amazing…an original and fantastic singer!” Paulo Garrido CFUV RadioBC


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Edie DaPonte (Jazz, Blues, Bossa Nova, Latin)

Anyone who has seen her perform will know that Edie Daponte brings the element of surprise to every show! Her range and repertoire travel far and wide crossing musical genres and spanning multiple decades and languages. She's equally at home in an intimate lounge setting or on an outdoor festival stage, having established a reputation in the music ... more info
Articles: Take a Trip to Paris

Joey Smith

*After touring for two and a half years with the Glenn Miller Orchestra as bassist and arranger, Joey Smith was married in Victoria and moved to Rochester, N.Y. to pursue graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music. For the past 18 years he has been bassist for many local groups and has collaborated with various artists during their stops in Vi... more info

Karel Roessingh (Jazz, folk, pop and blues)

Karel Roessingh is a composer, arranger, producer and musician who has written scores for over five hundred television episodes, and many award-winning films, documentaries, and promotional videos.  He has recorded and produced more than sixteen of his own CDs, including several for the Canadian Naturescapes series distributed world-wide, two jazz... more info