SUNDANCE: Sundance is a spicy stew of flavours from diverse world music styles: nouveau flamenco, bossa-nova and exotic middle eastern sounds blend with the romance of the Spanish guitar. Instrumentation: Kevin Laliberte: guitars, electric bass Rosendo 'Chendy' Leon: drums, percussion Ernie Tollar: bansuri, nay Drew Birston: upright bass Nana Jokura: violin Peter Smith: flute KEVIN LALIBERTE HIGHLIGHTS: : Appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno with Jesse Cook, backing up Charlotte Church : Toured Japan and Canada with Jesse Cook and The Chieftains : Performed in China with Jesse Cook and Chinese recording artist Dadawa : Independent CD 'Elation' sold over 10,000 units in 4 months under licence with Somerset Entertainment (released as 'Spanish Cafe') : CD 'Siesta' released internationally March 1, 2006 on Avalon label KEVIN LALIBERTE BIO: In 1999, Kevin was invited by EMI recording artist/guitarist Jesse Cook to join his band. Touring internationally with Jesse has afforded Kevin the opportunity to tour twice with Irish superstars the Chieftains, perform in concert and on the Tonight Show with Charlotte Church, and perform in Beijing with Chinese recording artist Dadawa. During this period of his career, Kevin also began a concentrated exploration of his own musical voice, turning his attention to composition. The result is the album 'Elation', an independently produced compact disc which represents a meeting of many aspects of Kevin's experience as a guitarist. 'Elation' melds flamenco rhythms, a jazz improvisational approach, and a pop melodic sensibility. In 2005, Kevin's CD 'Elation' was licensed by Somerset Entertainment, and packaged as part of a 2-disc set called 'Spanish Café'. Sales in Canada surpassed 10,000 units in just 4 months. In October of 2005, Kevin completed a recording of original guitar music for Somerset Entertainment, entitled 'Siesta'. This album is currently distributed internationally on the Avalon label. Kevin performs regularly in the Toronto area, both as a solo act, and supporting numerous artists including Chris McKhool (with whom he founded the gypsy-jazz-flamenco fusion band Sultans of String), Amanda Martinez, Julie Michels, Melissa Boyce, Peter Smith, and many others.
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