A TOUCH OF COLE
Shelley Jones - Vocalist
Wes Yaciuk - Guitarist
Wes Caswell - Bassist
ABOUT THE BAND: A TOUCH OF COLE
Vocalist Shelley Jones, guitarist Wes Yaciuk and bassist Wes Caswell have teamed up together for a new musical project called A Touch of Cole which features the timeless music of Natalie and Nat King Cole. Paying tribute to the “unforgettable” musical legacy of both father and daughter , A Touch of Cole weaves together a collection of classic “Cole” standards that take the audience on a musical journey that spans from Jazz and Latin, to Soul and R&B.
A Touch of Cole show also includes timeless standards from artists such as Peggy Lee, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday and is sure to add class and taste to your event.
Shelley’s passion for music is clearly evident in any style she sings, be it jazz, groove, R&B or soul. A highly seasoned and versatile artist, Shelley’s rhythmic, soulful and passionate voice infuse all her performances with excitement, taste and style. Having performed in big bands, symphony orchestras, jazz groups as well as Top 40 pop, soul and R&B bands, Shelley has the experience and talent to make any style she sings her very own. With 4 solo albums to her credit as well as numerous recordings as a guest vocalist, Shelley continues to expand her fan base across the country.
ABOUT WES YACIUK
With a performing career spanning over four decades, Wes’ unwavering dedication to his craft has earned him the reputation of being one of western Canada’s most respected and in-demand musicians. Wes has played alongside several well known local, national, and international artists, including Dan Aykroyd, Ruben Studdard, Take 6, Brett Kissel and Tyler Scott Hamilton and has been the lead guitarist in the “Singing Christmas Tree” house band for the past several years. Wes has also been a band leader and musical director for several music productions including the CBC televised visit of Queen Elizabeth. A talented songwriter, Wes’ original music has been featured on several recordings and his talents as a session musician is showcased on dozens of albums. Wes’ passion for playing guitar, superb musicianship and unwavering professionalism is well known to all in the music community and to his many fans.
ABOUT WES CASWELL
As a first-call bassist, music producer, arranger and recording engineer, Wes Caswell has been at the forefront of the Alberta music scene for over 30 years. After heading the Bass Department at Grant MacEwan University for over a decade, Wes then branched out into producing recordings for dozens of artists as well as playing bass on several albums and musical productions. Wes has also served as producer on a many “live” shows including the Harvest Gala Foundation Fundraiser and is the bassist for John Cameron Productions and the “Singing Christmas Tree” house band. Wes is widely recognized as a top-notch bassist, producer and engineer and demand for his talents and expertise continues to grow.
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