CHANTAL MARIE AND THE ROAD BAND
Chantal Marie and the Road Band is a very versatile band covering a lot of musical ground from Canadian Roots, Country, to Rock and Roll Classics (see Set Lists). They have a wide appeal to many age groups and have successfully performed at a variety of events including dances, concert venues, festivals, and private events. Versatility is the key to the group’s success. They always play for the audience. Their excellent showmanship, musicianship, and professionalism have made them one of the region’s favorite bands.
2021 REMIX by Nik Kozub
Chantal Marie and the Road Band’s latest CD release, “Roads, Paths, and Tales” on Pachanga Records traces the path of a musical journey that began in Quebec up through the Northwest Territories and back down to the Prairies, all the time gathering music and influences that produced the incredible CD.
Three of the songs composed by prolific singer/songwriter Rick Poltaruk (Northland, Raven’s Wing and Old Towner’s Story – A tribute to Gordon Lightfoot) reflect a way of life in the Yellowknife region and are a tribute to true Canadian roots.
Their music is a culmination of styles that include Folk-Rock, Country, Pop-Rock, Classics and “musique française”. Their music draws from influences that include Gordon Lightfoot, Chris de Burgh, CCR, Neil Young, Gaston Mandeville and others. Highlights include the Road Band’s rendition of the famous Gerry Rafferty song Baker Street, a true crowd pleaser. Chantal Marie’s backup band “The Road Band” are seasoned professionals that perform with a passion and energy reflecting their collective years of performance. This current release captures Chantal Marie at the top of her game with many years of experience.
Drummer/Percussionist and Music Director Jeff “JJ” Lisk (Boogie Patrol, Graham Guest, Texas Johnny Brown, Sonny Rhodes, Russell Jackson, etc.) has assembled a stellar group of some of the region’s best musicians.
All in all, a very diverse and upbeat show. Music for all ages.
Chantal Marie is featured at many festivals throughout Canada with performances at:
Festival Place, Sherwood Park, AB
Folk on the Rocks, Yellowknife, NWT
Wye Community Centre, Sherwood Park, AB
Shakers Pub, Edmonton, AB
LB’s, St. Albert, AB
Richards Pub, Edmonton, AB
Newcastle Pub, Edmonton, AB
Music Festival, Swift Current, SK
Taste of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB
Festival by the Sea, St. John, NB
Cardel Theatre, Calgary, AB
and many other locations