dHb Essentials

This page is for time-starved industry professionals, providing one place to get a summary of the Derina Harvey Band. On this page:

  • about the band
  • testimonials
  • contact info
  • music
  • live videos
  • original videos

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About

Derina Harvey leads the award-winning ​Celtic Rock sensation, the Derina Harvey Band (dHb). With a show that offers a fresh take on traditional folk songs as well as a few originals, Derina’s vibrant personality takes center stage with humour, storytelling, and, of course, her world class vocals. dHb has been ​likened to a “rockier” version of Canada’s Great Big Sea​,​ if fronted by Adele​, and has earned a reputation as a ​high-energy live show​ that leaves many an audience out-of-breath and hollering from their seats! ​dHb concerts can be adapted to suit any venue​; whether it’s a captivating night of telling stories through song for an audience in a Performing Arts Center, or a dinner and dance in a community hall.

The band has covered a fair amount of Canada via the performing arts and festival circuits and is now poised to take the United States by storm​, having been ​very well-received at three juried US showcases (Arts Northwest (Best in Showcase Award), Western Arts Alliance, Performing Arts Exchange). Following these showcases, the band quickly began to make inroads from coast to coast in the US, and had finished a tour of the southeastern states just prior to the pandemic. The group has spent the last year writing some new music and enjoying a huge wave of new online followers from across the globe via TikTok, where there was recently a sea shanty craze. dHb’s recording of Tom Lewis’s “The Last Shanty” was used in thousands of videos on the platform, introducing the band to a whole new generation of listeners and causing their social media and streaming numbers to skyrocket in 2020.

The band has two full length recordings as well as several singles. A sample from several releases is on this page (for full discography, see the Music page). The band is set to release a single in 2021 and is writing material for a full-length album. 

Testimonials

"After their performance at showcase they ended up securing... the largest number of bookings for any of our showcasing acts. Through the application, showcasing, booking and contracting processes Steve has been a pleasure to work with always looking for the best scenario for the band and presenters and working to make each booking a win-win situation."
- Skip Taylor, Performing Arts Coordinator, Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC)

"We received countless comments from audience members about how much fun the show was; Derina’s onstage energy is electric and spreads throughout the entire venue."
- Josh Gennings, Shell Theatre Supervisor, Dow Centennial Center

“I have had the pleasure of watching Derina Harvey Band play numerous times, and was very impressed with their professionalism, songwriting, and musicianship… Alberta Showcase performers for the 2015/16 conference… they received numerous bookings around the province, proving just how enthusiastically they were received!”
- Steve Derpack, former Executive Director, Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta

“An amazing addition to our line-up…The power, charisma and talent that you have as a band is an experience that not many would be able to walk away from, as most are still clappin’ and rockin’.”

– Jana MacKenzie, Artistic Director, South Country Fair – Fort Macleod, AB

“Like a brisk morning on an east coast shore, dHb brings colour to your cheeks and takes your breath away… music and joy that will fill your heart and soul.”
Andy Donnelly, Host of CKUA’s “The Celtic Show”


“A shout out to a local Edmonton band. Derina Harvey can really sing and the band is great. If you like Great Big Sea you'll like this band.”Huf Chuck’le

"The Derina Harvey Band was one of the best shows we have ever had! Derina and the boys had the audience begging for more. From an organizers perspective they were a joy to work with, I highly recommend them."
-- Kelly Starling, Manager at The Max Center, Drayton Valley

"Dear [dHb], A wonderful privilege to be in your audience tonight. Nobody wanted to go home. Totally captivating and riveting. Thank you so much for being here and thrilling us. And thank you for the touching stories and for revealing tender parts of yourselves. A memorable evening for me. My father used to sing me to sleep at night with Danny Boy. You brought tears. And blessings on your Idaho Falls stop – they don’t know the good that awaits them. But they will ! My warmest wishes during your travels
-- Quote from audience member in Aberdeen, Washington

For a list of commonly requested files (one-sheet, images, tech docs, etc.) see our Promo page.

Artist Representation

Canada: Steve Pinsent
Phone: 780-619-1876
Email: derinaharveyband@gmail.com

USA: Craig Knudsen (Knudsen Productions)
Phone: 510-549-1777
Email: craig@knudsenproductions.com

Music Sampler