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Dock Side Drive is one of the West Coast’s hottest swing & show bands. Touring performances through BC for the past 4 years, this dynamic 8 piece ensemble entertains audiences with the music of the 1930s through current day in an authentic swing style. At its core, Dock Side Drive is musicians, Joey Smith, Don Leppard, Anita Bonkowski, Heather Burns, Dave Flello, Paul Wainwright. Chris Newstead, Fran Bitonti, and Angela Ireland. They offer a blend of vocal & instrumental tunes, including the music of Ray Charles, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, The Beatles and other favourites. You won’t want to miss the chance to see & hear them performing well-known swing, blues, jazz & show tunes.

Since its inception, Dock Side Drive has established a reputation as a show band that features vocalists & instrumentalists alike. They have built a repertoire of tunes, including Route 66, Blue Skies, Hit That Jive Jack, Jump, Jive and Wail, A-Train, Come Together, Puttin on the Ritz, At Last, Zoot Suit Riot, & Sweet Georgia Brown. They will officially release their first recording "As Long As I'm Singing" in Jan 2016, and will be ready to hit the road again.

Their 1940's Radio stage show, "A Night at the Savoy" highlights the music of the big band era, set in New York's legendary Savoy Ballroom; A fantastic show for stage and theme events.

"With a musical repertoire that spanned decades...they entertained with wonderful harmonies and witty repartee...elegant and entertaining" P. BURNS - Vernon, BC

"Powerhouse vocals, riveting instrumentals, & a wonderful richness & class" D RENZ, Sid Williams Theatre

"Accomplished, multi-talented musicians, whose relaxed style had us on our feet and dancing to almost every song. We loved the show” DIANA GAULT, Quadra Island Cultural Committee.

"Highly entertaining, with the variety of music & polished performance. They were having a good time and so were we" C. BRINES, Quesnel Live Arts

Home Base: British Columbia

Touring Schedule: Click here


Dock Side Drive
Heather Burns
#13-864 Central Spur Rd
Victoria, BC
V9A 0C1

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