In career, events, music
19Nov 10

     For those of you who read my blog posts regularly, you know that the last post I wrote was talking about recording my 1st CD in 2005.  ( if you haven’t read that post, you can find it here )  It took a lot of time, money and work to get to the point where we were ready to record, and it was definitely a learning process for me.

     After all that work, there was, of course, a ” big night ”  where I was going to perform the songs from my CD, and release it to the public.  My CD Release Party was held on April 12th, 2005, at Bogart’s on West Broadway in Vancouver.  Bogart’s was an intimate venue, with an excellent menu and a fabulous Martini list.  The event was by invitation only, and we had family, close friends, co-workers, and some music industry people in attendance.

Scott Wheeler Introduces Heather Doré

Scott Wheeler Introduces Heather Doré

My dear friend and Acting Teacher Scott Wheeler was nice enough to play Master Of Ceremonies for me once again ( as he did at my Wedding ) and introduced me to the audience.
Heather Doré Watches Her Band Sing

Heather Doré Watches Her Band Sing

Not only were my musicians phenomenal players, they also had great voices for backup vocals, both on my CD, and during the live performance of it.
Michael Bublé's Dad Lewis

Michael Bublé's Dad Lewis

After seeing Michael Bublé perform at Babalu literally hundreds of times over a 2 year period ( when he was still relatively unknown ) I got to know his parents, too.  I had gone to see their son every week from the start, so they wanted to support me, and attended my CD Release Party. In the above picture, Lewis was giving me some words of advice as I signed CD’s for him and his wife Amber, and Michael.  It was very sweet of them to take the time out to be there for me – the whole family has always been so incredibly warm and kind to me.
My Buddy Ron Drew This Picture Of Me

My Buddy Ron Drew This Picture Of Me

Singing in front of people that care about me was a wonderful experience. I felt so much love and support from so many – it was a great feeling. One of the highlights of the evening for me was when a couple of my co-workers presented me with a gift. My buddy Ron is a very talented artist, and he drew a picture of me, which you can see above.  I was almost speechless, and it made me cry, it was so good. What an awesome surprise!
My Sister Leslie, Manager Beverly Delich, Her Son-In-Law Mike

My Sister Leslie, Manager Beverly Delich, Her Son-In-Law Mike

Once I had performed all the songs from my CD, it was time to celebrate with some delicious appetizers, and a few drinks.
Pauleen, Heather, Leslie

Pauleen, Heather, Leslie

The above picture is one of my favourites from the night. My dearest childhood friend Pauleen and my Sister Leslie both flew in from out of town to support me on my big night.  Neither of them would have missed it for anything, and that meant the world to me.
My Sweet Mom

My Sweet Mom

Despite having a massive stroke not too long beforehand, my sweet Mother was also there to help me celebrate – she sat in the front row, and cheered me on while I sang.  I was truly blessed that night to have so many special people there with me.
It feels like so long ago now, but my CD Release Party was an amazing night in so many ways. I got to do what I love most – sing – dressed up, surrounded by the people I love most … and it was just the most magical feeling.  I could feel so much love, and so many positive vibes – it was the best.  I am very grateful to all who came out to support me on this most important night, those who bought my CD, and told others about me.  Having you all there meant so much to me, and it was a night I shall never forget.
CD Cover Shot

CD Cover Shot


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