folk/jazz/musical messenger from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Vocals details
Contact DetailsD Knight
Deanna Knight, known to many simply as D, has a voice that has been described as “sultry,” “as smooth as fine whiskey,” and “unmistakable.” She has worked with George Koller (Holy Cole, Loreena McKennitt) Gary Craig (Anne Murray, Jann Arden) and Richard Bell (Janis Joplin, The Band), performed as a lead soloist in a 60-piece touring choir, co-founded a theatre company, run her own record label and singing telegram service, and was a founding member of psychedelic jam band The Fat Cats.
Deeply rooted in the Vancouver gypsy –jazz scene for over 13 yrs as the sultry and dynamic chanteuse of The Hot Club of Mars, Knight’s musical partnership with world renowned luthier and guitarist Michael Dunn, has landed her on many prestigious stages including Vancouver and Pender Harbour International Jazz Festivals, Harmony Arts and In The House Festival, Vancouver Island Musicfest, Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Butchart Gardens and more.
Her life-affirming, earth-loving release “Shadow of a Star” was co-produced alongside the highly talented George Koller and gathered some of Canada's finest acoustic musicians in an original journey of "cosmic folk".
Deanna has recently been drawn back to her “soul song” with a return to songwriting and performing her original compositions. With her love of melody and lyric, she has the rare ability to dive deep into your heart and mind with an eclectic repertoire…not only leaving you with chills but also thoughts of heartbreak, love, hope and healing.
After a 13 year hiatus, fall 2015 will mark the return to singing telegrams for Deanna. She will launch minstrel Lullaby Stork to sing blessings and well wishes to new moms and dads. A unique gift....perfect for birth announcements. congratulations and baby showers.
|Deanna KNight & theHot Club of Mars||vocals||2003-present|
Available for serious projects