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Jazz singer Heather Bambrick states that her musical soul flows most freely and creatively when she sings Newfoundland folk tunes. In fact, she ended her University of Toronto graduation recital with an arrangement of "Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary's" and recalls that it was by far the most poignant moment of her recital. She still performs that tune at Jazz clubs and concerts in Toronto and the reaction from both Newfoundlanders and mainlanders alike is pretty incredible. "I've even been known to throw in "The Rubber Boot Song" at shows just for kicks!"

St. John's native Heather Bambrick has been singing for about as long as she's been talking. As a graduate of the University of Toronto Jazz Studies department, Heather has studied and performed with such Canadian Jazz talents as Phil Nimmons, Alex Dean, Mike Murley, and Carol Welsman. In 1995 Heather performed live with Kenny Wheeler and the University of Toronto's 10 O'Clock Jazz Orchestra and then repeated her performance of Wheeler's Good Times Suite for a CD recording with the same orchestra. She was a lead soloist in the U of T Vocal Jazz Ensemble, with whom she recorded a CD in 1997 and won the DownBeat Magazine Award for Outstanding College Vocal Group.

Heather is a founding member and lead soloist of the Toronto-based Vocal Jazz/Pop ensemble The Beehive Singers , performing with such artists as Darmon Meader of the Grammy Award-winning New York Voices (RCA), and participating in several regional, national and international music festivals. In November, 1999 The Beehive Singers released their debut self-titled CD to critical national acclaim. They have twice toured Central and Western Canada, performed repeat sold-out engagements in New York, entertained for a Regent Holidays Western Caribbean cruise, and performed for standing-room-only crowds at the 1998 Ottawa International Jazz Festival. The "Hives" can also be heard on Carol Welsman's Juno nominated CD Inclined , four CDs with Milan/BMG recording artists Jaymz Bee and the Royal Jelly Orchestra, and have recorded works for the Millenium Celebrations in Mexico and the opening cermonies for the 2000 Calgary Stampede. Most recently, The Beehive Singers were awarded Best Vocal Group at the 2000 Jazz Report Awards.

In the years 1998-2000, Heather joined such renowned Canadian musicians as Kevin Turcotte, Hugh Marsh, and Bill Brennan for a number of CBC national radio broadcasts of The Vinyl Cafe . Her performance on the first of these shows was included in the Best of the Vinyl Cafe - 1998. Other radio and television appearances include: The Mike Bullard Show , the Bravo! network, Global Television's Entertainment Desk , City TV's Breakfast Television , TVO's Studio 2 , the 2000 Sick Kids Telethon, and CBC Radio's Sound Waves , and This Morning . She has performed on a number of television and movie soundtracks including those for Jacob Two-Two , and Tom Fitzgerald's Beefcakes , and is active in national commercial recordings on television and radio for clients like Chapters and McDonalds.

Heather has performed at such prominent Toronto Jazz Clubs as the Montreal Bistro, the Top of the Senator, and The Rex Hotel, as well as pop venues like The Horseshoe Tavern, The Opera House, the Rivoli, and The Pheonix Concert Theatre. Heather is currently active in the Toronto music scene, in several musical genres, as a private/corporate entertainer, a free-lance vocalist for various studio sessions and live music venues, as well as a private vocal instructor. Her new solo show " Hi Standards " is developing a growing following, she is on the regular play list at Canada's only all-Jazz radio station, Jazz.FM, and is busy planning the release of her debut solo CD. Stay tuned…