Shine Bands

Shine offers a live booking service with bands that are suitable for a variety of events. When booking one of these bands all aspects of the performance and setup are considered and arrangements will be made to make sure that your event will run smoothly.

Shine Administered Bands

Kelly Craig Sextet – The antidote for the light-footed and tepid reception of chamber Jazz, over the past 10 years the Kelly Craig Sextet has proven to be a prolific Jazz machine.

The conception of the Sextet was not so much an act of want as need. Baking their own Jazz with verve was the only choice for these active musicians.

The Kelly Craig Sextet

The Kelly Craig Sextet is a classic collection of sax, trumpet, drums, piano and bass, a rich Jazz monster. Made up of players oozing a restless need to find improvisational vehicles, the Sextet’s enthusiasm is infectious. The Sextet’s ability to produce original material with polish and ease allows movement throughout the Jazz spectrum.


Shine Duos, Trios, and Quartets bring sophistication to events. Drawing on a stable of outstanding performers who perform across the country and around the world, groups are tailored to private and corporate events.

Shine Duos, Trios and Quartets can be matched to fill any space with the ambience your event calls for. Whether it’s a quiet jazz group at a corporate function or celebrating with familiar rock classics, Shine’s small groups can fit the bill. A surprising range of sounds and atmosphere can be achieved when the right combination of performers placed together, from Motown sounds that lighten the mood to spicy Latin beats.

The easiest way to fill your event’s ambient musical need is to contact Shine at 613.851.4682 where we can walk you through many options. The Duo, Trio and Quartet guide will help you sample the wide range of sounds and musicians available.


Walter Ego performs a wide variety of energetic hit music reaching a large demographic, and known for keeping the crowd engaged, and often singing along. They show consistency in their style without compromising their variety and spontaneity on stage. Their performance energy combined with their song list is what makes Walter Ego a band worth seeing again and again.

Walter Ego

Walter ego is

Trevor Bowering – Vox and Guitar

Mike Goyette – Guitar and Vox

Kelly Craig – Bass and Vox

Matt Babineau – Drums

Walter Ego members are all full time professional musicians, each with 20 or more years of professional music experience. They have become veterans of the Ottawa music scene, as well as touring and recording internationally. Each member’s background varies and all are actively involved with other projects including, Kilbride, Simply Bangra, The Kelly Craig Sextet, Cherry Suede, Comfortably Numb, Artificial Joy Club, and many others. This diversity of styles melds together to form Walter Ego.


The Straight Ahead Big Band

The Straight Ahead Big Band – Representing a swanky adventure in the best of the big band sounds of the last 50 years, The Straight Ahead Big Band performs accessible music that draws audiences to the Rat Pack vibe of the 50s. The test of any big band is providing the familiar and classic favorites that have stood the test of time and doing them justice. This big band brings inspired and danceable arrangements fueled by the rare originality and taste of musicians steeped in the love of the music. The Straight Ahead Big Band goes out of its way to provide exciting arrangements that are a treat for the ear as well as the feet.


Shine Associated Bands

“Living Legend” are the first words which come to mind when describing this unique and dynamic entertainer. Frank Lindo evokes positive crowd responses as he performs to audiences internationally.

Frank Lindo

Frank began his professional career as an R&B / Motown Artist in the Caribbean Island of Barbados. As a teenager, he began singing in the church choir and then realized he had the talent and ability to take his performance to a wider audience. Mr. Lindo is influenced by American singers such as David Ruffin (Temptations) and Ray Charles. Frank’s flair for showmanship and high energy performance lead him to co-found ”Stone Soul Picnic”, an immensely popular Ottawa band from 1992-2004. His considerable musical talent is once again exciting audiences across the globe with his dynamic new R&B band.

What could be better than dancing to the sweet soul sounds of The Four Tops, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson? Dancing to them live! Especially so, when they’re performed by Mr. Frank “Too Tall” Lindo and his classic R&B/Soul Revue. Frank, decked out in black tie and tails, bowler hat and patent leather shoes, is a striking figure. But it’s his voice that really hits home. He has that raspy, whiskey-laced voice that is the signature of all great soul singers, from Otis Redding to Chuck Jackson to Ben E. King. He handles the vocal stylization of these soul legends like a major league hurler who’s in total control of an arsenal of beguiling pitches. One, two, three strikes and you’re out dancing and grooving to a truly soulful beat.

In addition to these bands, Shine has contacts across North America and can book many other bands and artists from the National Capital Region, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, and beyond.

To book a Shine band or find out more about any of our services please write contact@theshinegroup.com, use the contact form, or contact program director Kelly Craig at 613.851.4682