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"Harmony Now!" to Sing Anthems for Harbourcats - July 2, 2013

"Harmony Now!" will be singing both the American and Canadian national anthems at two Victoria Harbourcats baseball games at Royal Athletic Park on:

- Friday, July 19th versus the Wenatchee Apple Sox, and
- Friday, August 9th against the Bellingham Bells.

Tickets to Harbourcats games are available at:

"Harmony Now!" to Perform at Butchart Gardens - May 13, 2013

"Harmony Now!" will bring their smooth vocal harmonies to the performance venue at Victoria's world renowned Butchart Gardens on Tuesday, July 9th.

In this glorious setting, the group - featuring singers Chelsea Kutyn, Jennifer Sanders, Timothy Kyle and Stan Davis, along with Peter Rothhauser (piano), George Koenig (bass guitar) and Don Leppard (drums) - will perform new arrangements of classic rock and pop hits.

Show time is 8:00 p.m. and is included with admission to the Gardens.

"Harmony Now!" to Perform at Alix Goolden - March 9, 2013

The vocal group "Harmony Now!" will be performing at Victoria's Alix Goolden Hall on Tuesday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m. - singing new harmony arrangements of rock and pop classics. The group features singer: Chelsea Kutyn, Jennifer Sanders, Timothy Kyle and Stan Davis - backed by piano, bass guitar and drums.

"Harmony Now!" to Sing at Royals' Fan Appreciation Night - February 1, 2013

"Harmony Now!" - featuring Chelsea Kutyn, Jennifer Sanders, Timothy Kyle and Stan Davis - will sing the U.S. and Canadian anthems at the final home game of the regular season for the Victoria Royals' Fan Appreciation Night versus the Everett Silvertips on Friday, March 15th at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre. Go Royals!

Celebration Continues! - January 1, 2013

"Celebration - a New Beginning" with Variety Fare continues at the David Foster Foundation Dinner Theatre in the new Oak Bay Beach Hotel on weekedns from January 11 until February 16. The group features Bob Leblanc, Dwayne Gordon, Timothy Kyle, Kelley O'Connor, Merissa Cox, Debbie Robinson and Stan Davis.

"Harmony for Christmas" Cast to Sing Russian Anthem - November 9, 2012

The cast of "Harmony for Christmas" - Heidi Gauci, Andrea Palin, Timothy Kyle and Stan Davis (aka "The Stan Davis Harmony Group") - will sing the Russian and Canadian anthems at the upcoming Subway Super Series on Thursday, November 15 at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, BC. The game between the WHL All-Stars and Russian National Junior Team will be will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet.

"Harmony for Christmas" opens for dinner theatre performances at the David Foster Foundation Theatre in the new Oak Bay Beach Hotel on Friday, November 23 and continues on Friday and Saturday evenings until December 22. There will also be a added dinner theatre performance on Sunday, December 23, and two afternoon tea performances on December 16 and 23.

"Harmony for Christmas" - the musical premiere - November 1, 2012

Stan Davis presents the Harmony Group in "Harmony for Christmas" - a premiere musical comedy from November 23 to December 23 at the David Foster Foundation Theatre in the beautiful, new Oak Bay Beach Hotel!

This mirthful musical comedy abounds with hilarious Yuletide yarns, warm sentiments and a delightful array of original and familiar holiday songs.

Staged by Jennifer Houston, the cast is: Heidi Gauci; Andrea Palin; Timothy Kyle and Stan Davis – with Stephanie Sartore (piano); Joey Smith (bass); and Don Leppard (drums). This one-act musical features a side-splitting Santa monologue, a visit from the "King", and an abundance of music and laughter – all wrapped up with a fulfilling conclusion.

A fun-filled evening providing rich vocal harmonies, plenty of laughs – and sobering heart – to help celebrate the season!

Celebration - A New Beginning - October 30, 2012

Variety Fare will be presenting "CELEBRATION - A NEW BEGINNING" to be performed at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel's new David Foster Dinner Theater beginning on Friday November 16, 17 and 18 - resuming again January 11, 12, 18, 19 ,25, 26. 27, February 1, 2, 8, 9.

Featuring vocalists Merissa Cox, Pam Miller, Debbie Robinson, Kathleen West, Dwayne Gordon, Timothy Kyle and Stan Davis - and Bob LeBlanc on the piano.

"Harmony Forever" - Let the Harmony Begin! - October 8, 2011

Stan Davis proudly presents the Harmony Group in the world premiere of “Harmony Forever” – for a sneak preview performance at the Metro Studio Theatre in Victoria on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.

This wacky and heart-warming musical comedy – starring Fran Bitonti, Tara Britt, Owen Searle and Stan Davis – finds a carefree Ted and his nuptial-minded partner, Fiona, squabbling over his forgetting the tenth anniversary of their first date, as they perform with their vocal band.

A thoroughly entertaining show-within-a-show that’ll leave you humming, smiling and enjoying harmony... forever!

What: “Harmony Forever” – a world premiere musical comedy
Where: Metro Studio, 1411 Quadra Street, Victoria
When: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Show Length: approximately 75 minutes, no intermission
Tickets: $20 available at the Door.
Info: 250-744-1397

Additional Info:

“Harmony Forever” is the first of the new “Harmony Series of Musical Comedies”, written by Stan Davis.

Each show features a musical performance by a vocal harmony band and the hilarious antics of the group when momentous events in their lives intervene.

The second show in the series, “Harmony for Christmas”, will premiere at the new Oak Bay Beach Hotel Dinner Theatre in November 2012.

The Harmony Guys to Perform with Crystal Singers - February 24, 2011

The Harmony Guys (aka the Four Neat Guys) - Dwayne Gordon, Chris Newstead, Timothy Kyle and Stan Davis - will be featured performers with the Victoria's Crystal Singers on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm at the Salvation Army Citadel.

Variety Fare to perform "Hats Off to Broadway" - February 4, 2011

The premiere performances of Variety Fare - a new vocal harmony group - will be on March 24 & 26, 2011 at Victoria's Metro Studio Theatre. The group will perform "Hats Off to Broadway" - a musical revue written by Bob Leblanc.

Assembled by pianist Bob Leblanc, Variety Fare is a vocal harmony group featuring the voices of Fran Bitonti; Angela Ireland; Sarah Carle; Dwayne Gordon; Timothy Kyle; and Stan Davis.

"Hats Off to Broadway" will also be performed at Sidney's Mary Winspear Centre on April 9 and 10, 2011.

"Forever Plaid" Coming to Chilliwack! - November 10, 2010

Featuring: Dwayne Gordon (Jinx); Chris Newstead (Frankie); Timothy Kyle (Sparky); Stan Davis (Smudge); under the musical direction of Heather Burns - the Plaids continue their sojourn with a performance at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on January 28, 2011.

"Forever Plaid" is a fast-paced musical comedy, acclaimed worldwide, about four irresistible harmony singers who finally realize their dream. This hilarious look at the guy groups of the '50s include breathtaking renditions of 29 timeless hits of that era, a wild calypso medley, and the entire Ed Sullivan Show performed in 3 minutes and 11 seconds! Enjoy a hit parade of such classic songs as Heart & Soul, Chain Gang, Catch a Falling Star, Three Coins in a Fountain and many more. Take a trip back in time to a musical era that will put a smile on your face, a tap in your toes, and a tune in your heart.

A Heavenly Musical Hit!

"Wizard of Oz" Performances - October 15, 2010

Stan will be appearing in the VOS production of "The Wizard of Oz" at Victoria's McPherson Playhouse from November 19-28, directed by Matthew Howe with musical direction by Heather Burns. Chelsea Tucker plays Dorothy and Stan's dog, Bishop, has landed the coveted role of Toto!

Doing What You Love - September 6, 2010

Stan Davis and Friends have just finished recording "Doing What You Love (And Loving What You Do)" at the Woodshop Studios in Duncan, B.C. featuring: Eryne Sharpe (soprano); Alina Krogstad (alto); Timothy Kyle (tenor); Stan Davis (bass vocal and guitar); Alex Olson (bass guitar); and Don Leppard (drums). Engineered by Zak Cohen.

"Forever Plaid" is Back! - July 3, 2010

Six years and about a hundred performances throughout BC since our first performance of "Forever Plaid" at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, we're thrilled to be at the McPherson Playhouse for a fundraiser for Victoria Operatic Society!

Starring: Dwayne Gordon (Jinx); Chris Newstead (Frankie); Timothy Kyle (Sparky); Stan Davis (Smudge); with Heather Burns on piano, Joey Smith on Bass and Don Leppard on drums, this fast-paced musical comedy, acclaimed worldwide, features four irresistible harmony singers struggling to make it in the 1950's who are killed in a car accident and are given the opportunity to return from the afterlife to finally realize their dream. This hilarious look at the guy groups of the era includes breathtaking renditions of 29 timeless hits of that era including such favourites as "Heart & Soul", "Chain Gang" and "Catch A Falling Star", "Three Coins In A Fountain", a wild calypso medley, and the entire Ed Sullivan Show performed in 3 minutes and 11 seconds! Enjoy this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience!

Tickets are available at the McPherson Playhouse box office.

"Cardboard Castle" at Victoria Fringe Aug.26-Sept.5 - July 2, 2010

"The Cardboard Castle" – a new one-act musical written by Ernest Paul Murray, with songs by by Ernest Paul Murray and Stan Davis – premieres at the Victoria Fringe Festival August 26 to September 5, 2010.

The story focuses on the lives of five homeless "people of the street" and illustrates that, while everyone has different life experiences, we are all inherently the same in our hearts and as people. Directed and choreographed by Sylvia Hosie, the show features 12 catchy musical numbers and an outstanding cast.

All performances are at Fringe Venue 16 - University Canada West, 950 Kings Road: August 26 (8:15 pm); August 28 (6:15 pm); August 29 (9:30 pm); August 31 (8:15 pm); September 2 (10:15 pm); September 5 (8:15 pm)

Performances with Starlight Pops Choir - May 6, 2010

The Four Neat Guys (Dwayne Gordon, Chris Newstead, Timothy Kyle, Stan Davis) will be special guest performers with the Starlight Pops Choir:

- Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 2:00 PM at ArtSpring Theatre, Salt Spring Island
- Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 2:30 PM at St. Aidan's United Church, Victoria
- Sunday, June 27, 2010 - 2:30 PM at St. Aidan's United Church, Victoria

The Cardboard Castle - February 23, 2010

Stan Davis will be directing the premiere production of "The Cardboard Castle" at the Victoria Fringe Festival from August 26-September 5, 2010. Book and lyrics by Ernest Paul Murray; Music by Ernest Paul Murray and Stan Davis.

Fairmont Empress Carolling - December 20, 2009

Check out the Empress Carollers December 24-26, 2009 - featuring Ginny Langham (sop); Maureen Branch (alto); Tim Kyle (tenor); and Stan Davis (bass).

Review of "Harmony for Christmas" - December 10, 2009

Please check out the Robert Moyes' review of "Harmony for Christmas" in Monday Magazine dated December 9, 2009 - article titled "Sing a Song of Christmas" (or click on the "Reviews" tab).

"Harmony for Christmas" CD available at "Gypsy" performances - October 2, 2009

"Harmony for Christmas" CD's will be available for sale at Victoria Operatic Society's presentation of "Gypsy" at Victoria's McPherson Playhouse November 20-29 at Pre-Show and Intermission. The CD showcases the musical talents of VOS members - including "Gypsy" stars Fran Bitonti and Jason Vikse, and a share of the proceeds will go to VOS.

Harmony for Christmas - July 28, 2009

When song-writer Stan Davis set out to produce a new Christmas album, he wanted to present original, new carols for the holiday season - performed with rich vocal harmonies. Thus was the genesis of "Harmony for Christmas".

Featuring the fabulous voices of: Erin Magee (soprano); Noelle Antonsen (mezzo); Kezia Yates (alto); Fran Bitonti (alto); Dwayne Gordon (tenor); Jason Vikse (tenor); Chris Newstead (ten/bar); Timothy Kyle (baritone); and Stan Davis (bass); this recording also highlights the excellent musicality of: Heather Burns (piano); Alex Olson (bass guitar); and Don Leppard (drums).

Thirteen of the sixteen tracks are original tunes, and all are lush with harmonies and memorable, hummable melodies.

With songs that will touch your heart with joyful harmony this CD is a perfect addition to any holiday music collection.

Recorded at Woodshop Studios in Duncan, BC, Canada - and engineered, mixed and mastered by Zak Cohen, "Harmony for Christmas" will be released in November 2009.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier - July 26, 2009

a musical play by Nancy & Stan Davis
will be produced by Four Seasons Musical Theatre with shows on the following dates:

November 21st & 22nd, 2009 - St. Ann's Academy (Victoria, BC)
November 28th & 29th, 2009 - Charlie White Theatre (Sidney, BC)
December 5th & 6th, 2009 - Isabelle Reader Theatre (Victoria, BC)

Filled with memorable songs and delightful characters, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" will charm audiences of all ages! Phone: 250 478-0329
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