Sabrina Weeks, vocalist extraordinaire and Mike Hilliard, guitar master form this Duo. They are engaging, very entertaining and play a blend of classic, swing, dirty blues and vocal jazz standards. They are perfect for any size event from home routes style house parties to classy corporate dinner parties to festival main stages.
Sabrina Weeks has been playing music professionally for over 2 1/2 decades. An award winning vocalist known throughout Canada for her deeply expressive, powerful voice, Sabrina brings an extraordinary vocal and emotional range to her music. A composer since the age of 10, her original songs are known for their thoughtful yet quirky lyrics, catchy vocal lines and strong grooves. Sabrina Weeks and her band Swing Cat Bounce were named the best new blues act in Canada after winning the prestigious title of best new artist / group at the 2012 Maple Blues Awards. In 2010, Sabrina Weeks released her debut CD “Tales from Lenny’s Diner.” The CD debuted at #1 in Canada, #12 globally on the Roots Music Report Blues Music charts, peaking at #6 on the global blues charts in March 2011. Further, the CD made the top 100 RMR list for most radio plays globally for 2011. “Tales from Lenny’s Diner” has been rated in the top 100 new CDs released in 2010/2011 according to the Real Blues “Top of the Charts” report and voted as the #1 CD released for 2010 by CFBX and best new artist for 2010 by the Blues Underground. Sabrina Weeks has shared the stage or opened for such performers as Colin James, Tom Lavin and Powder Blues, Steppenwolf, Jack de Keyzer and the Downchild Blues Band. As a natural entertainer, Sabrina continues to thrill audiences with her talent and commanding stage presence and will continue to do so for years to come. Currently, she is working on a new album due to be released in early 2013.
Mike Hilliard has been playing professionally for over 30 years. Originally from Toronto, Mike moved to Kamloops in 1974. After working in Vancouver and the B.C. interior for several years, Mike signed a contract with Intercan and RCA records which brought him back to Toronto where he spent the next eight years recording and touring in Canada, the USA, and Asia. Mike has appeared on stage with some of the biggest names in Canadian music such Colin James, Steppenwolf, Powder Blues, Guess Who, and Stonebolt and continues to tour throughout BC and the rest of Canada.
Nancy Bepple - Kamloops City Counciller - " . . . the room lit up . . . Sabrina and Mike connected and got the audience engaged . . . their energy was infectious"
Korina Felhauer - Local Promoter - "Amazing vocals and killer riffs is what you will experience with the Sabrina Weeks Duo! They have an incredible way of personally connecting with their audience no matter what venue they are playing. True artistic professionalism coupled with a fun, intimate and somewhat flirtatious performance makes for an incredible evening of entertainment every time they hit the stage!"
Marie-Eve Nolin - Event Attendee - " Acoustic duo was amazing, awesome and beautiful."
Terry P. Hancock Sehn - Event Attendee - "I loved the show. . . "
Jean Hudson Lewis - Event Attendee - "My husband and I love Sabrina and Mike if we hear they are playing we always put that date on our to do calendar. We were disappointed last time as when we arrived the venue was full. Good for them bad for us. Next time we will go earlier."
Richard Holmes - Home Routes Style House Party Host - "We hosted Sabrina and Mike for their first livingroom concert and they blew our socks off. Sultry and sweet vocals accompanied by Mike's great guitar gave us all such a memorable evening. You will not be disappointed should you get the chance to see and hear what these two entertainers have to offer. We will be having them back!"