The Manitoba Marathon is excited to have many talented artists gracing the participants and spectators with home grown talent on race day! Perfectly situated out on the course to keep you moving and motivated! Here are this year’s performers on the Manitoba Marathon course!
To view the course entertainment map & legend, click Course Entertainment Map!
Artist: Disraeli Dreamers
Disraeli Dreamers comes from the thriving Winnipeg music and arts scene, home to some of the most innovative and talented artists to ever walk the earth. Their sound is diverse and hard to easily categorize, moving effortlessly from funky jams to punk-inspired high-energy rockers. They have been compared to bands like Royal Blood and Queens of the Stone Age. Their goal is simple: make music that moves your body and rocks your soul! Comprised of veteran musicians, The Dreamers aims to create tunes for a broad audience that makes you dance, and makes you feel. Passionate, creative, intense, and full of energy, Disraeli Dreamers’ mission is to create good vibes that will resonate with you long after the songs are over and the night is done.
Disraeli Dreamers released their sophomore EP, Insomnia Island in early 2018. The record was recorded at the famed Studio 11 in Winnipeg, and produced by Jason Gordon (Kanye West, Inward Eye). The album as a whole has been generating positive reviews from music critics. The single, ‘Little Lie’, was featured in the UK-based A&R Factor’s award-winning music blog. Insomnia Island comes off the heels of The Lucid, the debut EP from Disraeli Dreamers, which was released in May of 2017. The lead single, ‘So Long Ago’, became a favorite on college stations across Canada and the United States, garnering indie radio play on 35 stations. Disraeli Dreamers were selected as top 50 finalists in Canada in the Jim Beam Make History Talent search, which was coordinated through Canadian Music Week. The band also made CBC Searchlights Top 100 bands during their 2018 search, as voted on by fans and industry personnel.
Artist: L Rae & J
L Rae & J are a prairie husband and wife duo, who love adventure, their dog named Willow, and sharing the stage together. This duo lights up the stage with their silly stories and heartwarming songs as they infuse music with the love and humour they share together! L Rae & J have entertained audiences at many summer festivals, coffee houses, and events across Manitoba over the past 2 years and embarked on a West Coast Adventure/Tour in the summer of 2017. They will be releasing their first single, ‘This Is Us’ in June! Come along on the journey as they inspire you to dream and hit life head on!
Artist: Neil Keep
Neil Keep’s voice is a bring-the-house-down, show-stopper. Whether tender, jagged, playful, mocking, brooding, belting – he is engaging, musical & communicating at all times.
Neil has performed jazz all over of Winnipeg with local legends: Merv Mauthe, Ron Paley, Jonathan Alexiuk – and since 1990, done well over a thousand solo shows with backing tracks. He is in high demand as a hands-down favourite at retirement residences and currently a member of three bands: The BMW (Bavarian Musik Werks); Ricky Bogart, and; “The InClines: Sweet Dreams of Patsy Cline”, a touring tribute show where he does backup harmony with sister Karen, solos and comedic schtick to the delight of audiences across western Canada.
Artist: Ryan Van Belleghem
Ryan Van Belleghem is a Canadian singer songwriter born in the
mosquito-infested forests of Northwestern Ontario. Currently making his
home in the central prairies of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ryan’s life has been
and continues to be full of adventures that have crafted his musical career
Ryan’s music has been inspired by such artists as John Mayer, Bob
Dylan, Eric Church, Neil Young, Tom Petty, and The Tragically Hip. He has
also worked with a number of inspiring artists such as Jason Collett, Dustin
Bentall, Ian Tamblyn, and Jeremy Fisher, who have helped craft his quirkyfunk-
folk-pop Canadian style.
Ryan plans to continue his musical career, continuously widening his
style. It seems every week he has dipped in to a new artist, style and genre
of music that allows him to expand, craft, and finely tune his style. After
releasing his first album entitled “Another Man”, Ryan released a second
album with CBG studios in Winnipeg entitled “For A Home”, reflecting on
his contrasting life between the lake, the woods, and the city, which is
apparent in such songs as “For A Home” and “One Hell Of A Year”. The
album has reached a number of radio stations across Canada and
continues to attain frequent radio play. Ryan has since written a number of
new songs that he plans to record in the new future. One of these new
songs, entitled “Manitoba Winds”, has been featured on Breakfast
Television in Winnipeg and can be found on his home page of his website.
Ryan’s style has allowed him to emerge as an up and coming
musician with a soulful voice and a lyrical complexity as immense and
intricate as his last name, that reaches the heart, the mind and the soul.
Artist: Ashes and Dreams
Inspire. Uplift. Spread positivity. This is the mission statement of Ashes and Dreams, and its touring show, the Chillout Groove Experience.
Ashes and Dreams specializes in an imaginative blend of ethereal pop music created by Lisa Saunders (born + raised in Portage la Prairie, now based in Winnipeg) and her UK co-writer, Liv Mircea.
Lisa tours with Manitoba bandmates Kris Kosie (bass) and Paul Claxton (keys), allowing Ashes and Dreams to bring their musical creations to life.
The band has received international airplay, TV placements & performed at festivals, community events & coffee houses.
Dance amidst a sea of captivating lights, unwind, let go of frustrations, and enjoy bonding with others in a Chillout Groove Experience.
Artist: Suzanne Bird
Suzanne Bird is a Manitoba Métis singer-songwriter and three-time Juno nominee. Suzanne creates a soulful, bluesy vibe with her gorgeous and powerful voice – which encompasses a range from blues to folk to rock, with influences of jazz and Indigenous roots. The depth of her storied lyrics evokes strength and beauty; her heartfelt harmonies evoke spirituality and charm.
Artist: Ted Meseyton
I am known as “The Singing Gardener.”
I am a gardening columnist for The Herald Leader in Portage la Prairie and am attaching 2 of my recent articles.
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I write and sing my own original songs with guitar accompaniment and am a retired senior.
During my talks, writing and singing I often focus on eating tomatoes for their antioxidant lycopene.
I wrote and sing “The Prostate Song”. It promotes prostate health, wellness and awareness to the menfolk and to the woman that loves her man.
Artist: Paulo Borges
Paulo Borges/ Bogus Parole has been making and teaching music for 38 years. His influences are wide ranging: Portuguese Folk, Brazilian Jazz, Rock and American Folk, to name a few. A bass player by trade (Jazz Studies @ STFX), Paulo has come to play and compose primarily on the guitar.
Having sung in various choirs throughout school (including a chamber choir at X), Paulo found his true voice as the lead vocalist for local Brazilian Jazz combo Bossa Norte (mid 90s), enjoying a string of successes culminating in gigs at Winnipeg’s Pan Am gigs in ’99. This experience inspired him to finally bring his writing to the forefront of his musical endeavours.
When not busy talking music with his high-school students, Paulo loves creating music with and for his friends in and out of his studio.
Artist: Matt Moskal
Matt Moskal plays a fresh form of Manitoban folk. The Ontario-born troubadour mixes tried-and-true finger plucking and evocative storytelling with lively yet smoky vocal melodies. He delivers confused and compassionate truths with tact. Brutal honesty feels so sweet when it’s cushioned between soft, sentimental acoustic tones. Suited for coffee time after Sunday family meals, a waning August afternoon or those late night moments after your worst breakup.
Artist: New Horizons Winnipeg
You Have the Music in You …
We have the music in us but how can we let it out? Music is one of the elixirs of life and most of us have our favorite genres. The popularity of “reality” shows that encourage bold “wannabes” to strut their stuff is another indicator of the latent performer that lies just beneath the skin of many of us. Becoming a member of the Winnipeg New Horizons Band may be just the answer for those of you that have had an urge to express yourselves musically.
The Winnipeg New Horizons Band is an adult learning band and a member of the New Horizons International Music Association. The philosophical basis for the association and its members is to provide opportunities for adults with limited or no musical experience, as well as those who have been inactive, to make music in an enjoyable and supportive environment. The only requirement is your desire to play a concert band instrument and they will help you with the rest.