Meet The Shadows
The Shadows are a 50's, 60's, and 70's rock & roll and country band from the Belleville/Trenton area. The band plays classics from a wide variety of artists such as Elvis, Jay & the Americans, Marty Robbins, Roy Orbison, Van Morrison, Billy Joel, Brenda Lee, and Linda Ronstadt just to mention a few.
The Shadows not only play in locally but will travel on weekends for dances, festivals, jamborees or weddings. Their musical style is to ‘mix it up’ and get people dancing and having fun.
and now it is time to meet The Shadows…………..
Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals
Donnie grew up in Madoc area and now lives in Trenton and has had a deep love for music since the age of 11. He learned to play guitar at 12 and mimicked Elvis, George Jones and his hero Marty Robbins. Donnie has won many first place awards and trophies. He loves singing and entertaining all ages and it shows on stage. He released his first album titled “For the First Time” in March 2001 and has 3 songs from the album playing on radio stations across Canada, the US and Europe. Formerly with “The Cadillacs” show band and currently with the various genre group “The Shadows” and the country group “Kinfolk” in which he plays lead guitar, vocals and backup vocals.
Rhythm guitar, Percussion, Lead Vocals
Vicki is also from Trenton. Like Donnie, she was raised on country music and was inspired by Patsy Cline, Patti Loveless and Brenda Lee. She has played rhythm guitar and bass in various bands since the age of 16. She has also written a few award winning songs. She has competed in many contests and came home with a few awards of her own. Vicki has been a backup vocalist with “Mike E & the Hound Dogs” and currently in “The Shadows” and “Kinfolk”. She plays rhythm guitar and sings lead and backup vocals.
Bass guitar, Vocals
Jennifer was born and raised in Belleville and started playing music in high school. She has played in several local groups including “The Commodores” and “The Arlingtons”. Jennifer has also played bass guitar for theater productions by Caroline Smith at the Empire Theater of “The Full Monty” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”. She enjoys playing different venues as well as a variety of music.
Kenn was born and raised in St. Catherines, Ontario. He started playing drums at the age of 5. He has played with several bands in St. Catherines and the Niagara region. Kenn has a heart for a variety of music having played in local rock and country bands “The Kentucky Bluebyrds”, “Mary’s Grave” and “Rude Violet”. He is multi-talented playing bass, guitar and drums - ‘he just loves to play’.
Steve was born and raised in Prince Edward County and now lives close to Belleville. Being introduced to music at an early age, he has enjoyed playing in bands in Peterborough and Belleville with “The Cadillacs” show band. Forming “The Shadows” most recently, has given Steve new life to his style on the keyboards. He also plays with “Kinfolk” and working with “The Rockets”.