Groovetown Market is an ensemble consisting of top Vancouver musicians adding a touch of the groovy side of life to children's/all-ages music. Along with awesome toe-tapping originals, we love putting a new slant on old favourites and old slants on the current faves!
Sing-a-long, dance along... good music and good fun is what it's all about!
Phil Belanger is kept busy playing drums and percussion for just about every genre of music around, including performances with the Vancouver Symphony and Opera Orchestras, the Arts Club Theatre, CBC Radio, and countless rock, jazz, Latin, and R + B outfits. He is currently the regular drummer with the Vancouver Men’s Chorus and the City Soul Gospel Choir. Phil is a graduate of the UBC Music School.
Brent Gubbels has been a Vancouver based professional musician and teacher for nearly twenty years. He has toured North America and Europe extensively and played a variety of international jazz and folk festivals. Brent can be heard on recordings by Oscar Lopez, Gypsalero, Juno nominees Susan Crowe and Compadres, Juno winner James Keelaghan, and others.
Jaye Krebs has been a professional musician for over 40 years, playing jazz, country, rock & roll, funk, and a bunch of other kinds of music! He met Leora at music college in Edmonton where he was studying jazz percussion and they've been a duo ever since. For the last 15 years, Jaye has also been busy in the film industry in Canada, Europe and the US, creating visual effects for numerous blockbuster movies. He’s in the midst of his fourth children’s picture book; “A Most Peculiar Hat”. Each book has an accompanying song and he and Leora are recording an all-ages music CD to go with the books, which should be released this summer!
Leora Cashe has been sharing her joy of music with children for close to twenty years!
As a Gymboree teacher, then as a teacher at the prestigious Music House for Children in London England, and now with her many Music for Young Children students at Showcase Academy and in North Delta, Miss Leora has started hundreds of new friends down the happy road of music learning. This well loved Vancouver singer has released two gospel CDs; “Inspiration” and her debut recording,“Tears of Joy”, which received a West Coast Music Awards nomination. She has also released two jazz vocal CDs; “My Heart Stood Still” and “Another Side Now ;The Songs of Joni Mitchell”. Leora is thrilled about journeying with the musical adventures of Groovetown Market.