Phonix Entertainment Group
Let us design a soundscape for your event!
We have a fantastic lineup of musicians who are ready to party on with your guests. You will be impressed by the versatility of our artists and their ability to draw a crowd wherever they perform.
Whether it's a standalone solo act or a dynamic duo, we tailor-make the best entertainment lineups to amplify the atmosphere of every venue and occasion.
Guitar & Vocal
Patrick Gavigan is an accomplished singer best known for his undeniable vocal talent. His warm tone and powerful delivery truly highlight his unique vocal style. Patrick is also a go-to singer for many Vancouver bands and producers alike. His ability to move between any genre and perform like he had been singing that style for years makes him a ‘first call’ for live or session work.
Krystle Dos Santos
Guitar + Vocal
From the sultry, syncopated funky rhythms to the Classic Soul and R&B infused instant classics, her writing pays tribute to her heroes and influences while exploring fresh new vistas of urban soul. Her impressive range of styles showcase the power and versatility of her voice with a warmth that envelops you. Her approach to music is unmistakably genuine.
Mark is an in-demand keyboardist and vocalist playing with a variety of the top bands in Vancouver, performing at lounges, weddings, corporate events and casino showrooms. He draws on all these genres for inspiration and repertoire, providing just the right touch for what is needed in the moment. His performances in bars, theatres, studios, cruise ships, casinos and hotel clubs throughout Asia and the Middle East have garnered him much praise and been a source of great personal growth and joy.
Guitar & Vocal
“David Ward is a singular talent. His unique voice—high, keening, packed with emotion—is allied to a songwriting sensibility which is, at times, devastating.” Clash Ward collaborated and performed with a who’s who of local musicians and international A-list artists, including Daru Jones (Slum Village); Patrice Quinn; and Brandon Coleman (Childish Gambino).
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Jackie is the lead singer of the Phonix Band. She has one of the most soulful voices in all of Vancouver. Well-versed in old-school R&B and mesmerizing slow-jams, she's been the defining sound of the Phonix Band since 2009!
Jonny Tobin is a GRAMMY-nominated, multi award-winning keys player, producer, and beatmaker based in Canada. His tunes been transmitted through the underground radio waves all over the world, and his keys and production have graced tracks from independent artists like NYC-based Sarah Kang to acclaimed underground producer Trian Kayhatu to breakout hip-hop artist D. Smoke.
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With a 28-year vocal career and a decade of composing award-winning music for screen and stage, Red Heartbreaker combines classical training and know-how with deep passion for unique sound palettes. She offers a collaborative rock & roll spirit, and a fresh voice for your visual media.
Guitar + Vocals
Jacob has been in the Entertainment & Event industry since 1999 and has been involved in thousands of events with audiences ranging from 100 to 20,000. He has had the pleasure of working with the following organizations: LuluLemon, The Vancouver Canucks, Canadian Breast Cancer Society, Vancouver Pride Society, Canadian Cancer Society, The BC Lions, Snoop Dogg, Kool Keith, DJ Premier, K-os, Kardinal Offishal, The Beatnuts, Maestro fresh Wes, Marianas Trench, Carly Rae Jepsen, Dear Rouge, Ronald Macdonald House, Autism Society of BC and thousands more…
Keyboard + Vocal
Over the years, Jay Esplana has become one of Vancouver’s most sought after keyboard players. Anything from jazz, funk, pop, rock and everything in between, Jay’s versatility behind the keyboards as well vocally has found him performing and recording with various local and touring groups such as Speakerbox, The Airtights, Groove & Tonic, Jay Leonard Juatco Trio, No Island and Electric Ballroom.
“Vancouver pianist and vocalist Jen Lewin began her professional career in 2001, and has had the privilege of playing in hundreds of rooms (from intimate venues to spacious theatres) for thousands of happy people over this time. Well-versed in styles ranging from jazz to pop to top 40 to rock and even including country and Afro-beat styles, Jen enjoys the novelty that every gig, every band, and every night offers.
The Siobhan Walsh Group is a jazz/R&B/neo-soul band based in Vancouver, BC. Her take of Aretha Franklin tribute never fails to draw a crowd. It's an exciting and engaging experience everytime you hear her sing!
Max Zipursky is one of the Vancouver’s edgiest pianists. Although he plays your typical Jazz standards and lounge tunes, Max specializes in Hip Hop, Jazz and Soul. He plays old favorites, new and originals with a special twist that makes him unique to Vancouver’s circuit of players. Max can be seen playing solo, or with his band TheStarCaptains.
David Morin plays gigs around the world accompanied by a live band. Yet the humble neo-soul singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist still chooses to busk regularly on street corners in his hometown of Vancouver. After all, that's where this 32-year old, who is of Metis Native American descent, honed his craft––and his social message. Like the man himself, David Morin's music is pure, authentic and from the heart. Self-taught and passionately committed to being a career artist, he's blessed with the ability to turn strangers into fans. That's why he earned his stripes the hard way, busking on Vancouver streets and singing to make a living. This guitar (and loop-pedal) virtuoso makes a solo performance sound like an entire band.
Vocals + Piano + Guitar
Nette kickstarted her career playing all over the greater Vancouver area, gaining attention for her storytelling and sultry smooth vocals. She brings an infectiously bubbly presence to her performances and her songs are a vulnerable yet optimistic glimpse into personal struggles, self-doubt, and self-discovery. She is an advocate for women in the music industry and is paving her way as an artist, songwriter, and producer. Through sharing her musical journey with others she has built an audience of over sixty thousand on TikTok. Nette is currently working on three singles to be released in 2021.
Mark Woodyard is a multi-talented musician who uses looping machines, his voice and his guitar to create a truly unique and dance-inspiring sound. He’s best known for his wide array of genre-bending covers that showcase his vocal range and eclectic style. Often referred to as a “Human Jukebox”, his knowledge of music spans effortlessly across eras and genres. Born and raised in North Vancouver, he has been playing shows for 16 years at events, weddings and bars in the Vancouver area, getting booked by clients such as Lululemon, Cactus Club and The Donnelly Group. He is a member of the Lazy Syrup Orchestra and has joined them performing at festivals such as BassCoast, Shambhala, and Envision. He has released multiple originals in the form of YouTube performances.
Singer Pianist + Loop Artist
Music brings people together, and for that reason Cassandra Maze has made it her lifelong pursuit to connect those around her through the power of words and songs. Hailed by many as a one-woman-band, Cassandra will jump from piano to guitar to ukulele to loop pedal in a single show, all the while making sure her audience is having the time of their lives. As an old soul with a fresh perspective, Cassandra blends classic with modern (think Carole King meets Dua Lipa), and plays songs you love in a way you've never heard them before. Expect to put your vocal chords to good use at a Cassandra Maze show!
Vocals + Piano + Trumpet
Vancouver trumpeter/vocalist Bonnie Northgraves harkens back to the fertile and festive early days of New Orleans jazz. Performing classics from the ‘20s, ‘30s, and ‘40s, plus her own originals, she’s a smoky-smooth delight. Northgraves and co. have kept very busy since the start of the pandemic lockdown: the quartet is on track to release THREE new albums in 2021! No word on how many sourdough loaves they baked, though…
Sarah Yusha Tan is an independent Zheng artist. She began learning Zheng at the early age and start her professional training at the age of 12 at Xinghai Conservatory of Music secondary school . In 2004, Tan was admitted to Shanghai Conservatory of Music Zheng professional, studied with the tutelage of the famous guzheng musician, educator Professor Wang Wei. In 2007, Tan won silver medal in the Asian Star competition. The same year, she won the Excellence Award in the Shanghai Xiangyin competition. After obtaining the Bachelor of Music degree in Zheng performance in 2008, Tan moved to Canada, she was being a member of several music ensemble such as BC Chinese Orchestra, Vancouver Chinese ensemble，Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, and she was invited to perform with Ukrainian Choir,the Vancouver Philharmonic Choir, the Korean Filis Choir . In past few years, she has preformed many concerts and musical activities, such as Vancouver Jazz Festival, folk music festival, Sound of dragon music festival , she was also invited to Phoenix for the Chinese Miss Canada regional competition as a performer guest In 2016 , In the same year, Tan cooperated with Japanese Koto musician Kozue Matsumoto and South Korea Gayagum musician Grace Lee for the concert "Sound of Asia - Zheng dialogue". The concert got a huge positive response.
Kristin Fung’s ferocious, tender, and captivating voice as a lead singer, keyboardist, ukulele player, composer, and bandleader traverse multiple musical landscapes, from “soulful grace [and] jazzy joy” (From The Intercom) to funky R&B. Her deeply earnest originals evoke the sounds of self-accompanying piano queens Alicia Keys and Patrice Rushen, showing off her powerhouse lungs and assured piano chops. Recently returning to Vancouver after 7 years in Toronto, Fung has performed original music at Roulette (NY), Vancouver International Jazz Festival (BC), Markham Jazz Festival (ON), and The Orbit Room (Toronto).
Vocals + Guitar + Loops
Phil Bo is a multi-instrumental Loop Artist known for creating a soulful blend of smooth bass lines, carefully constructed guitar melodies, percussion and tenor vocals to supply an eclectic mix of your favourite songs from the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s all created live on the spot.