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- about the band
- contact info
- live videos
- original videos
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Fearless front-woman Derina Harvey leads this Celtic rock group, who are winners of the People’s Choice Award at the 2018 Edmonton Music Awards. The group offers a fresh take on traditional folk songs as well as an increasing amount of original material. The band has a rocky, rhythmic undertow that is layered with guitars, fiddle, and topped by Derina’s powerful voice. dHb has been likened to a rockier version of Canada’s Great Big Sea, if fronted by Adele, and has earned a reputation with their high-energy live show.
The band has already covered a fair amount of Canada via the performing arts and festival circuits (over 250 performances since starting 2016), and is now poised to break into the United States, having performed at three juried US showcases. The group’s showcase at the Arts Northwest Conference in Tacoma in 2017 garnered them the “Best in Showcase” Award and trips to showcase at the Western Arts Alliance conference in Las Vegas (August, 2018) and Performing Arts Exchange in Orlando (October, 2018) have already earned them bookings in Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, California, Florida, and North Carolina. They also have added educational outreach programs as part of their appearance in a community on the performing arts circuit.
The band has two full length recordings as well as several recent single releases to their credit. A sample from several releases is on this page (for full discography, see the Music page). The band is currently writing material for an original album (release time-frame in late 2020-early 2021).
"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.
Canada: Steve Pinsent
USA: Craig Knudsen (Knudsen Productions)