Erica Dee & Tonye Aganaba
With playful melodies and an infectiously warm personality, Vancouver-based vocalist/DJ/writer/producer Erica Dee brings it every time. Her magnetic presence and honey-laced voice is sure to get the beats bumping and the crowds moving. She is a Shambhala Festival mainstay and a captivating performer with deep roots in funk and soul. She’s toured with artists such as Mos Def, Quest Love, LiL Kim, DJ Shadow and Beats Antique to name a few.
With Dave Mergens sax/keys, Sean Mitchell drums, Nate Drobner bass/keys, Jena Fair vocals, and Scott Verbeek guitar.
Soul/Neo-Folk/Hiphop: that’s the genre defying style of singer-songwriter Tonye Aganaba. London-born and Vancouver-based, Tonye’s music heals, connects, and draws the listener in—all while maintaining its wicked groove. With ‘90s hooks and R&B and pop melodies, she’ll have you moving to the rhythm in no time.
In 2015 her trajectory was almost cut short by a multiple sclerosis diagnosis and a car accident where she fractured her spine in six places. But like a phoenix emerging from the proverbial ashes, nothing can keep this queen down. Come prepared to dance and be inspired.
With Scott Verbeek guitar, Mary Ancheta keyboards, JeanSe Le Doujet bass, Tim Proznick drums, and Aaron Hamblin percussion.
*Please note! RSVPs for this show have reached online capacity. An RSVP does not guarantee admittance. Come early (we advise to arrive between 7:00pm-7:30pm) and come prepared to dance! The venue is set up cabaret style and there will be more room to dance than there will be seats.