Silver Wings: A Tribute To Our Veterans and to the Men and Women Serving in The Canadian Armed Forces

Starts in 3 Days, 16 Hours

September 22, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

6 Broad St, Brockville, ON K6V 0C4, Canada

  • Name of Volunteer

    A.J. Benoit

A.J. Benoit is back again with his musical troupe to present another show of Remembrance! This “all new”show is called “Silver Wings” A Music Tribute to Our Veterans and to the men and women currently serving in our Canadian Armed Forces.

Featuring A.J Benoit, Trish Reilly, and Christina Madden with Lee Anne Frederickson, Ainsleey Worden and Niki Houldcroft performing as the “Andrew Sisters”. Music accompaniment by the Mary Ross-Comstock Trio. Along with Mary on piano is bassist Paul Gardiner from the Fabulous Belairs and well-known percussionist James Mackenzie.

The show features some of the WWII Vera Lynn classics like “The White Cliffs of Dover”, “We’ll Meet Again” “The Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square” and iconic Andrew Sister songs such as “The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy from Company B” and “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree”. Plus many other songs never performed before by this musical troupe!

All of the proceeds from this show are being donated to the “F-86 Sabre Jet Memorial Restoration Project” that was started 50 years ago and was never completed. The F-86 Sabre Jet that stands proudly at Block House Island is a monument dedicated to the people that served in the RCAF and lost their lives fighting for our freedom.

So come on out and sing along to the wonderful songs that won the war and pay tribute to our Veterans and to those currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces!

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AJ Benoit

Bio A.J. Benoit is a native of Brockville, Ontario and has been involved in music since the age of 15. A.J. plays a variety of musical instruments and is a triple threat performer having performed in numerous musical productions at the Brockville Art Center and the Kingston Grand Theater. He played the lead male character, Petruccio in “Kiss Me Kate”, Herbie in “Gypsy”, Johnny Casino in “Grease”, The Mikado in “The Mikado”, and Don Lockwood (the part Gene Kelly played) in “Singin’ in the Rain” to name a few! A.J. also wrote and produced the musical production “Bless ‘Em All – A Musical Tribute to the Veterans of WWII which he played the part of The Sgt. Major. The show made a net profit of $25,000 which was donated to the Brockville Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund! Aside from acting on stage he has created many musical groups and is the lead singer in “The Blarney Show Band” a Celtic group made up of 6 musicians, "The Crooners” a quartet featuring pianist, bassist and drummer and a trio called “The Mixed Nuts” which perform most every genre of music you could think of to include opera! A.J. has also performed with two professional opera singers in a group called “The 3 Divos” a knock off of The Three Tenors. His latest group is called "The Memory Makers" a 4 piece group re-living the memories from The Rat Pack Era. He is also well known for his Variety shows featuring over a dozen accomplished actors, singers, and musicians. They perform songs and skits reminiscent of the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s era. A.J. has represented the City of Brockville at numerous city functions. He has written many songs including "The Good Ole' Hockey Game" and “Brockville My Home Town” which he gifted to the City. This song was performed for the decendants of "The Brock Family" as part of the 1812 Sir Issac Brock Ceremonies in 2012. A.J. performs at many private functions and is often featured as guest soloist throughout the region.

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