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THe sHinE-oLas

The
sHineOlas



"The Spit-Shine Orchestra"
Bruce Gerrish 

Tom Neville-vocals,violin, mandolin

Bruce Gerrish
Vocals, guitar, banjo, piano, uke

Colin Stevenson 
Vocals, guitar, mandolin, drums

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Colin Stevenson

With

The Shine-Olas with-

THE SPIT SHINE ORCHESTRA

The Shine-olas with The Spit Shine Orchestra is the exciting full blown big version of the Shine-olas that features a roster of high calibre players from Vancouver and Vancouver 

Island. 

Pat Covernton piano, accordion/ vocals

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Tom Neville
Pat Covernton 
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John Ellis

James McRae- Drums  

Sam Shoichet vocals, uprite bass

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Sam Shoichet
James McRae

Bios

Bruce Gerrish- Bio

A versatile vocalist, award winning songwriter, entertainer and accomplished musician, Bruce Gerrish accompanies himself on acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele and piano. His recent “Quirkophony” studio album features The Shineolas in a seamless combination of Roots, Blues, Folk, New Orleans Boogie, Texas Swing and sincere ballads. “Quirkophony” has received airplay on CBC, BBC, Scotland, Germany, Holland and Italy. Bruce owns and operates Cozy Shack Productions in Nanaimo.

Colin Stevenson- Bio

Colin is a songwriter and singer who plays guitar, mandolin and drums. He now considers Nanaimo his home and continues to write and record his diverse and unique original style of music. “Teaming up with The Shineolas has been rewarding and a lot of fun”.  Colin has honed his craft over many years of touring Canada and beyond. He was on the road for many years with the Big River Band, (a tribute to Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings) as the group’s drummer. He looks forward to continuing his musical adventure

Tom Neville- Bio

Tom's playing offers up a wide variety of musical tastes; folk, celtic, blues, pop, jazz, country and ethnic styles performed in many varied settings. He has played on many recording sessions for film, commercials and on album projects. In 2001 he released his first solo CD, "Highly Strung", a collection of original and traditional material featuring many of the finest musicians and singers around B.C. and Canada.

Tom's playing offers up a wide variety of musical tastes; folk, celtic, blues, pop, jazz, country and ethnic styles performed in many varied settings. Tom can often be seen performing live in concerts with; Joelle Rabu, Nico Rhodes, Ken Lavigne, Bruce Gerrish (the Shineolas, Hopeless Romantics) Gerry Barnum, Bev Finch, Blue Dog Ramble, Typsy Gypsy Jazz, and the Hot Club of Mars

John Ellis Bio

John MacArthur Ellis is a Canadian award winning Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist whose known for capturing the hottest sounds in the Americana, Alt Country, Folk, Singer/Songwriter and Roots Rock genres. John started gigging at the age of 12, and by 18 he was touring auditorium shows and major festivals around the world.  

James McRae Bio

James has played with a wide diversity of players from Miles Black or Gerry Barnum to David Essig or Marc Atikinson. His passion for music defies easy categorization. He’s lived on Vancouver Island since 1986 and has long been an important part

of the Vancouver Island music scene, including his time in the 1990’s with the popular Victoria group Loose.
In 2011 he releaseed Slow Down, an album of all original songs he wrote with a Brazilian
flavour that received praise from Canada and internationally. He more recently was the
leader of a project reimagining Gordon Lightfoots music in a jazz context, which included
a CD release in 2017 titled “impressions of Lightfoot”.

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