BENEFIT CONCERT - Please spread the word!
ST. PETER CHURCH BUILDING FUND
This will be the concert not to miss featuring two international superstars: George Hébert and Irene Gregory Wilkinson at St. Peter Church in Dartmouth, NS.
Tickets available at St. Peter Church Office -902-466-6183, Janet’s Flowers,
at the Church the night of the concert
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016 - 7:30 PM
10 MAPLE STREET, DARTMOUTH
REFLECTIONS ON JOYFUL LIVING - $20 per Copy
IN SUPPORT OF THE CANADIAN BREAST CANCER SOCIETY
Featuring the following artists:
Georges Hébert – Guitarist
and Irene Gregory Wilkinson – Vocalist (Standard Time Trio)
Georges Hébert – Guitarist
Producer / Recording Engineer
Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Georges began playing in the early sixties; influenced by Chet Atkins, Hank Garland, Harold Bradley, Django Reinhardt, Barney Kessel and Charlie Byrd.
Georges began his musical career playing with the Brunswick Playboys in Moncton and later in Halifax with CBC-TV Music Hop (Frank's Bandstand) and 6 years with Sing-a-Long Jubilee.
In the mid seventies, he moved to Toronto to tour with Anne Murray and later with Ian Tyson's Great Speckled Bird, returning to Halifax to work on CBC shows such as Denny Doherty Show, The Marg Osburne Show, The John Allan Cameron Show, Sunshine Hour and Coming up Country.
In 1979 Georges rejoined The Anne Murray Show and toured with her for over thirty years.
Georges has worked with: Moe Koffman / Gene MacLellan / Dusty Springfield / The Mamas and the Papas / Dionne Warwick / Vera Lynn / Doug Mallory / John Gracie / Shirley Eikhard / Terry Kelly / Jann Arden / Celine Dion / Jerry Seinfeld / Rodney Dangerfield / Sarah Brightman / Glen Campbell / Patti LaBelle / Bruce Cockburn / Lennie Gallant / Valdy / Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee / Sharon, Lois and Bram / Rita MacNeil / The Rankins / Julio Iglesias / Roger Whittaker / Mercey Bros / J.P. Cormier / Clary Croft / Dutch Mason / Tom Gallant / Bruce Guthro / Natalie MacMaster / Leahy / Bob Quinn / Bryan Adams / and many more.
He has toured all over Canada, and the United States, Bermuda, Caribbean, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, playing in well-known concert halls such as Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall in New York, The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Royal Albert Hall, The London Palladium and Victoria Palace in London England as well as Centennial Hall in Monte Carlo.
Television Appearances on The Johnny Carson show, The Merv Griffin Show, The Pat Sajak Show, The Boston Pops, BBC-TV, Germany and Holland.
Produced and recorded more than 60 CDs for various artists and released 6 of his own. He continues to record in his home studio (StudioArts) in Bedford, NS.
Irene Gregory Wilkinson – Vocalist (Standard Time Trio)
Although her formal qualifications are in biomedical science (she is published in the field of studies of the human larynx and worked in cancer research in the UK), Irene Gregory Wilkinson has, for much of her life, worked in fine and performing arts, as a graphic artist, musician, singer, songwriter, radio producer, dance teacher, artistic and technical director, scriptwriter & choreographer, motivational speaker and in educational support for children at risk (she continues her work as a writer/presenter in this field and the results of her research are published in various educational journals).
Irene travelled extensively throughout her native England and in Europe as part of a duo with her sister, Carole. Tours of France, Spain, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Italy, Sardinia and Sicily led to the release of a record which made the top seller list in Sicily. Soon after her marriage in 1974, she followed her husband, Peter, to Nova Scotia where she became involved with the theatre and eventually applied her talents to radio variety with CBC.
During her years as National Network Variety producer in radio, she recorded and produced programs for the national network and introduced Canadian audiences to the current popular music from other countries ("Pop Over the World") exposing an underground and thriving jazz movement, in what was then the U.S.S.R., by means of a two-part documentary heard across the network on Jazz Radio Canada. She also made many personal radio and television appearances on programs about women and music in Nova Scotia and recorded songs for airplay (“Music Maritimes”). She was also responsible for talent development in the Maritimes and produced commercial records for Nova Scotian artists like McGinty, Sandy Greenberg and Cobblestone.
Her love of jazz, in particular jazz standards, has never left her, neither has her belief in their potency and longevity. Standard Time Trio, a collaboration with guitarist Georges Hebert and bassist Jame Gatti, is Irene’s latest musical project.