"The Spit-Shine Orchestra"
Tom Neville-vocals,violin, mandolin
Vocals, guitar, mandolin, drums
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
Pat Covernton piano, accordion/ vocals
James McRae- Drums
Sam Shoichet vocals, uprite bass
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”.