The Siobhan Walsh Group, featuring Siobhan Walsh (vocals), Jason de Couto (keyboards/piano), Adam Rohrlick (guitar/saxophone), and Jamie Fraser (drums) performs at the Vernon Jazz Club May 19. (Photo submitted)

Walsh closes Vernon Jazz Society series

The Siobhan Walsh Group will rock for the Vernon Jazz Society May 19

Candice McMahon

Special to The Morning Star

The Siobhan Walsh Group is a Vancouver-based jazz band formed from a passion for music that speaks to their hearts. Including aspects of neo-soul, R&B, blues and gospel, this group marries classic and modern style into one.

Their aim is to produce great feeling, great sounding music that inspires and transports an audience.

Walsh has such a passionate, intimate and soulful voice which, when combined with her infectious energy, captivates and enchants jazz patrons everywhere.

Walsh attended Malaspina College in 2006 in the jazz diploma program. Shortly afterwards, she won the Comox Valley Idol with her rendition of the jazz standard Teach Me Tonight. She then became the lead singer of Flat Nine and performed regularly at The Downtown Social Club.

Since 2014, Walsh has lived in Vancouver and performs as the lead vocalist in the Siobhan Walsh Group and in A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, as well as singing co-lead vocals in the dance band The Rain City 6.

“For me, music has always been about connecting with an audience on a deeper level and giving them an experience they won’t forget,” reveals Walsh. “I’ve been greatly inspired by many artists including Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Norah Jones, and Gregory Porter. I’m really excited to come to the Vernon Jazz Club and share this music that I’m so passionate about.”

Accompanying Walsh is her pro band from Vancouver: Jason de Couto on keyboards and piano, Adam Rohrlick on guitar and saxophone and Jamie Fraser on drums.

De Couto emits a galvanizing performance on piano and keyboards. He has a vast résumé as a performer and extensive technical knowledge gained through his degrees at SFU, UBC, and Capilano University.

Besides being highly in-demand as a true multi-instrumentalist, Rohrlick is also a producer, arranger, and songwriter who has played and/or recorded with notable musicians such as Michael Bublé and Colin James.

Fraser brings more than 20 years of drumming experience performing with many prominent jazz, R&B and blues bands. His long-time love for these music genres permeates through every song he plays.

On May 19, prepare to be taken on a delightful musical journey as the Siobhan Walsh Group melds the stylings of soul, blues, jazz, and gospel into one.

Siobhan Walsh Group will be onstage at the Vernon Jazz Club (3000-31 Street) May 19 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. CASH only bar on site. Tickets $20 online at www.vernonjazz.com and at Expressions of Time (2901-30 Ave), with a $5 rebate at the gig for VJS members. VJS is a volunteer-run organization. Please consider joining.


@VernonNews
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Vernon Vipers survive collapse, edge Cents in shootout

Merritt rallies from 6-0 and 7-2 deficits to earn single BCHL point against Snakes

Vernon Vipers game going to the dogs

Vipers to host Pacific Assistance Dog Society Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Kal Tire Place

Vernon students get course in financial literacy

Credit union liaison teaches students about everything financial to help them plan their futures

Vernon stores part of company holiday food drive

Donate food or cash until Dec. 24 at Wholesale Club or Superstore

Vernon runner third at nationals

Robyn Poulin wins bronze in masters women’s race, gold in age group; handful of local runners compete

VIDEO: Led by ‘Marriage Story,’ Netflix dominates Golden Globe noms

Netflix flexed its muscles across all categories, just as it is girding for battle with a host of new streaming services

B.C. VIEWS: An engine that hums right along

First Nations are leading a new surge of investment in B.C.

74% of 911 calls are from cellphones, so know your location: E-Comm

Cell tower triangulation generally only narrows location down to the block someone is calling from

No negligence in RCMP actions in B.C. teen’s overdose death: IIO

Police acted properly when they responded to the first reports of the boy being in distress

320 years since the ‘Big One’ doesn’t mean it’s overdue: B.C. professor

‘It could happen today, tomorrow or 100 years from now’

Would you leave your baby alone to go to the gym? This Canadian dad did

The man identifies just as a divorced dad with a nine-month-old baby

B.C. coroner asking for help identifying man found dead in Peace region

Mounties have deemed the man’s death not suspicious and believe he died earlier this year

Lawyer competence includes knowledge of Indigenous-Crown history: B.C. law society

All practising lawyers in B.C. will be required to take a six-hour online course covering these areas

Wealth of Canadians divided along racial lines, says report on income inequality

One interesting finding was that racialized men have a higher employment rate than non-racialized men

Most Read