The Knox United Church on Pym Street in Parksville. (PQB News file photo)

The Knox United Church on Pym Street in Parksville. (PQB News file photo)

Edie Daponte returns to Knox United Church in Parksville for new show

‘What the World Needs Now’ performance to be held on Feb. 12

Knox United Church is excited to welcome back Edie Daponte and her four-person band with a brand-new show for Parksville Qualicum Beach live-music enthusiasts.

Facility co-ordinator for the church, Karen Freeman, wrote in an email to PQB News that the Vancouver Island jazz-singer is bringing her new show, ‘What the World Needs Now’, to Knox United Church on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m.

“The format of the show has the audience transported around the world to celebrate some of the most beloved love songs in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and German. Edie pays homage to classic love songs with her soaring and stirring vocal renditions,” wrote Freeman.

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Daponte will be joined by longtime collaborator Joey Smith on guitar, Glen Aaron Watson on guitar/accordion/saw, Damian Graham on drums and Tony Genge on piano.

“Through carefully chosen songs and dazzling costume changes, the audience can expect a captivating evening of music, love and storytelling,” wrote Freeman.

All COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place and public health orders will be followed. All attendees must provide digital proof of vaccination and must wear face masks at all times while inside the building.

Tickets for Daponte’s show can be purchased online through Eventbrite.ca, or at local retailers ‘Close To You Boutique’ and ‘Fireside Books’.

– NEWS Staff, submitted

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