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RITA MCDADE MUSIC

 

- Dan Sinasac of DanLyn Recording Studios

"If anyone knows how the human voice works, it is Rita McDade. One story comes to mind, I recently recorded Rita singing in the recording studio and in this modern era we have pitch correcting software to adjust less than perfect performances, and believe it or not 99% of singers need a little help in this department. I have to say I am more than impressed with Rita’s vocal stylizing, tone and pitch. She is the only vocalist I have worked with that required ZERO editing, very impressive control".

RITA MCDADE MUSIC

Gentle Heart, Screaming Soul...

Rita McDade & The Fusion Blues Band on Global TV News

Performance at the Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival

RITA MCDADE MUSIC

Album Artwork - TRAIN HOME

KEVIN MCDADE

The Smokin' Cats Band

RITA AND KEVIN MCDADE

Rita McDade

Introducing Rita McDade..

Offering up fresh original compositions and classic covers she is complimented by her four piece band "The Smokin' Cats". Veteran Victoria B.C. musicians David Gray on drums/vocals, Bruce Davies on bass guitar and Charlie Fox on keyboards/vocals. Co-writer and husband Kevin McDade on guitars/vocals.

RITA MCDADE

Rita McDAde
Rita McDade

Rita McDade

Gentle Heart, Screaming Soul... Music flows through her blood. Rita's a Lifer!

Rita's infectious crowd connecting stage energy, combined with sultry vocals steeped in raw emotion bring electricity to all the stages she graces. Blues, Jazz, Rock & R&B music styles inter-twine her performance and unique phrasing style.

Offering up fresh original compositions and classic covers she is complimented by her four piece band "The Smokin' Cats". Veteran Victoria B.C. musicians David Gray on drums/vocals, Bruce Davies on bass guitar and Charlie Fox on keyboards/vocals. Co-writer and husband Kevin McDade on guitars/vocals.

Her recent move to Victoria B.C. and her new band "The Smokin' Cats" are linked with the Victoria Blues Society. Sponsored by CFUV radio, the Bluestravaganza in March 2019 invited her to grace the stage. The group is making appearances at the Queens Sunday jam in Nanaimo and Victoria Blues Society jam at the Red Lion V-Lounge.

Her first original album "Train Home" with the Fusion Blues Band, recorded in 2014, had two nominations ("Stop What Ya Doin To Me") and ("Train Home") in the Edmonton Music Awards for Blues Recording of the Year (2015). "How Long Will It Take" is available on the 2016 "Women of Song" compilation disk produced by DanLyn Studios in Sherwood Park, Alberta. In 2018 a final studio visit in Alberta recorded "Fire and Ice" and "Joan's Song". Rita's journey in composition continues and will be returning to the recording studio in 2019 with her Victoria band.

In the early days of her career she appeared in local TV and Radio specials such as CBC presentations with Tommy Banks, Edmonton Musical Theatre, Klondike Days extravaganzas, Spirit of Edmonton in Montreal, as well as various recording studios cameos. In the last 12 years she feels blessed to have performed with many outstanding Canadian musicians at Festivals, Theatres and Fund Raising events. She is honored to be among The Legends of the Edmonton Music Scene (2016) produced by The Shoebox at CJSR Radio 88.5. Canada's Chautauqua 150 (2017) events at Festival Place Theatre in Sherwood Park, Alberta. For six years (2013 - 2018) the "Women of Song" successful fundraising event for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation www.yegwomenofsong.ca

Rita McDade

Rita McDade

RITA MCDADE

Rita's infectious crowd connecting stage energy, combined with sultry vocals steeped in raw emotion bring electricity to all the stages she graces. Blues, Jazz, Rock & R&B music styles inter-twine her performance and unique phrasing style.

THE SMOKIN' CATS BAND

Introducing the band..

KEVIN MCDADE

Kevin McDade

Guitar and Vocals

 

DAVID GRAY

David Gray

Drums and Vocals

BRUCE DAVIES

Random Name

Bass Guitar

CHARLIE FOX

Random Name

Keyboards and Vocals

SOME EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES I AM ESPECIALLY PROUD OF...


Rita McDade    Rita McDade

 

TRAIN HOME

Rita McDade & The Fusion Blues Band

Edmonton Music Awards

Nominees for Blues Recording of the Year - "Stop What Ya Doin' To Me" and "Train Home"

2015

Album: "Train Home" Rita McDade & the Fusion Blues Band


Band CD Release Party

TRAIN HOME - CD Release party

Rita McDade & The Fusion Blues Band

Festival Place

2014

Album: "Train Home" Rita McDade & the Fusion Blues Band

 

Legends Radio Host     Legends Radio Host 2

LEGENDS OF THE EDMONTON MUSIC SCENE

CJSR Radio FM88 Edmonton, Alberta

"CJSR Radio FM88 Edmonton, Alberta" CJSR Radio FM88 Edmonton, Alberta

 

Legends Radio Host 2

Articles/Reviews

Danlyn Recording Studios

Producer/Engineer Dan Sinasac & Jerry Woolsey

"If anyone knows how the human voice works, it is Rita McDade. One story comes to mind, I recently recorded Rita singing in the recording studio and in this modern era we have pitch correcting software to adjust less than perfect performances, and believe it or not 99% of singers need a little help in this department. I have to say I am more than impressed with Rita's vocal stylizing, tone and pitch. She is the only vocalist I have worked with that required ZERO editing, very impressive control"

 

EWOS 2017

Edmonton Women of Song

2013 - 2018 Canadian Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research

www.yegwomenofsong.ca

Besides performing at this "close to her heart" fundraiser event Rita was instrumental in the organizational planning and implementation. Upwards of $10,000.00 was raised in 2017 alone

 

Christmas Bow 2017

Christmas Bow

2012 - 2017 Commercial Hotel Blues on Whyte

Fundraiser for Edmonton Food Bank

On the guest list for 6 years straight.

 

Rita McDade
yegwomenofsong

Edmonton Women of Song

2017

yegwomenofsong

Edmonton Women of Song

2016

Annual Cancer Fundraiser

Choir at the CD Release
Christmas Bow 2017
yegwomenofsong
Choir at the CD Release
Choir at the CD Release

Choir at the Album Release for "Train Home"

2014

CD release party was held at Festival Place Sherwood Park, AB

Christmas Bow 2017

2017 Performance at the Christmas Bow

2017

Annual Christmas Show at the Blues on Whyte

Rita McDade
Edmonton Blues Society

Edmonton Blues Society

Edmonton Blues Society

Edmonton Blues Society

2015

Choir at the CD Release

Rita McDade and The Fusion Blue Band

with Sugarfoot and Dan Sinasac

Choir at the CD Release

Rita McDade and The Fusion Blues Band

Edmontons First Lady of the Blues

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