Soul II: Roots and Rights
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Calvary Church, Peterborough
Beau Dixon is a musician, singer, songwriter, producer, actor, director, and playwright raised in Canada and
currently based in Peterborough, Ontario. Beau developed his passion for performance at an early age, singing and
playing piano at church services and in school plays. This passion is evident in his body of work and sustains his commitment to his art.
He began his professional music career immediately following high school while living in Ottawa, touring the province with the popular Freeway Band. In 1993, he moved to Toronto to sing in numerous bands (Whetherman Groove Tube, The New Deal, One Step Beyond, Gypsy Soul, One, Woebegone). While touring the folk festival circuit, he performed in Peterborough, met Willie P. Bennett and Fred Eaglesmith, and fell in love with the Kawartha region. While staying in Peterborough, he was hired as apprentice producer for a reputable jingle company called Davinci Marketing (Alarmforce, Fleming College, Nadeau's Collision, Call A Cab, Kidspot, Lampton Mall…). Beau has shared the stage with a wide range of artists: e.g., Serena Ryder, Chili Gonzales, Ronnie Hawkins, Raffi, Eric Burden, Prairie Oyster, Willie P. Bennett, The New Deal, and Feist. In 2017, he made received a Toronto Theatre Critics Award for his performance in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama rock musical Passing Strange. The same year, Beau performed in two shows at the Stratford Festival--Guys & Dolls and HMS Pinafore. Beau has received two Dora awards and a Calgary Critic's Award, on top of the Toronto Critic's Award.
A rare gift to have, Divine Brown’s five-octave vocal range makes everybody stand up and pay attention. Divine captured the heart of the public, and her music garnered her a Certified Gold Album for her debut self-titled project (2005 - Universal Music), a Juno Award for R&B Album of the Year (The Love Chronicles, 2009) as well as a SOCAN #1 Award.
Her versatility as a performer both musically and vocally has found her manifesting success in the musical theatre world, as well as in the Top 40 on radio. Divine has starred in several musical plays such as Rent, Ain’t Miss Behavin’ (St Lawrence Centre), Life, Death and the Blues (Theatre Passe Muraille), Father Comes Home From The War Part 1, 2 & 3 (Soul Pepper Theatre), and Passing Strange (Musical Stage Company).