Entertainment

Since LOVERBOY founded the event in 2000, Rockin’ for Research guests have been entertained by some of the finest talent the industry has to offer, and this year promises to be the same. This year, we are excited to feature the rythm and blues powerhouse R&B Conspiracy.

2019 Entertainment – R&B Conspiracy 

The rhythm and blues powerhouse the R&B Conspiracy, is a mix of traditional R&B, rock, funk, disco and soul with an edge. This dynamic seven-piece band features three powerful female vocalists belting out beautiful harmonies and singing all of your favorite songs from the 60’s to today.  This band has a close connection to Type 1 Diabetes as vocalist Deborah Carter’s 10 year old daughter Sylvia, was diagnosed just before her first birthday.  It was Deb’s dream for her band to one day rock out for research for JDRF!

The Vancouver-based R&B Conspiracy was founded by guitarist, Michael Toth and bassist, Paul Iverson just four years before Paul Dean and Lou Blair founded the very first Rockin’ for Research in November 2000.  Joined by the talented vocalists Deborah Carter, Samantha Godin, and Shannon Soper, the amazing Al Davidson on the keys, and most recently Brian Carballo on the drums, the R&B Conspiracy will excite you with their seasoned sound and high-energy hits. The band is thrilled to have the opportunity to entertain you on this very special 20th anniversary occasion.  Please RISE UP and get on the dance floor!

Past Entertainment

2018
Famous Players Band

2017
Famous Players Band, Elton John tribute artist Andrew Johns, and George Michael tribute artist Bill Pantazis

2016
Famous Players Band

2015
A troupe of talented Musical Theatre Performers recreated 5 iconic showstoppers from the multi Academy Award winning musical extravaganza Cabaret. Famous Players Band.

2014
Three Extraordinary Tenors: Giovanni Amenta, Leon Leontaridis & Paul Ouellette.  The Carmelina Cupo Trio. Famous Players Band.

2013
The Scorchers. Cole Armour. Leora Cashe. Candus Churchill. Warren Dean Flandez. Mike Henry. Linda Kidder. Jane Mortifee. Marcus Mosely. Kendra Sprinkling. Don Stewart. Sibel Thrasher. Garfield Wilson.

2012
SwingSoul Orchestra. Famous Players Band.

2011
A Cupcake Affair. Famous Players Band.

2010
Brass Transit

2009
LOVERBOY. Bill Henderson (Chilliwack). Paul Hyde (The Payolas). Saffron Henderson and Camille Henderson.

2008
Stayin Alive – The Bee Gees Tribute

2007
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

2006
Colin James. Jim Byrnes. Bill Henderson (Chilliwack). Camille Henderson (Sarah McLachlan), Saffron Henderson. Rob Baker (Tragically Hip). Paul Hyde (The Payolas). Craig Northey (Odds, Strippers Union) and Sharkskin.

2005
Colin James

2004
Atlantic Crossing

2003
Michael Bublé

2002
Stephen Kabakos

2001
LOVERBOY. Jann Arden.

2000
LOVERBOY & Friends – Loverboy. Paul Hyde. Colin James. Powder Blues. Bif Naked. Jeff Healey.