August 19, 2016

2016 Band Line-Up

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These 4 band members are from the Desktop Support Division of Manitoba eHealth. This group has pulled together with eagerness and excitement to perform some great alternative garage rock from the 90’s and later. Each song will keep the dancers on the floor and the energy high.

Steven Mastrangelo – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar (Manitoba eHealth)
Krys Orlow – Lead Guitar (Manitoba eHealth)
Jared Thompson – Bass, Vocals (Manitoba eHealth)
Brandon Deamel – Drums (Manitoba eHealth)

Bill and Dave’s Rock and Roll Heaven in the “Cloud”

This is Bill and Dave’s tribute to a variety of well-known artists that have left us for Rock and Roll Heaven in the “Cloud”.  This show will engage you with non-stop tunes and three part harmonies from Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, and more, in keeping with Bill and Dave’s reputation.

Neil Sinnot – Vocals, Harmonica (The Technology Consortium)
Thomas Wolstencroft – Vocals, Percussion (Compugen)
Erik Sinnot – Lead Guitar (Ringer)
Napoleon Sansregret – Guitar (Hewlett Packard Inc.)
Brad Enns – Bass (Compugen)
Ted Wolstencroft – Drums (Ringer)


Experience the sonic sensation of two shades of “Pink” that continue to inspire generations of music lovers. Ranging from moody and atmospheric to rowdy and raunchy, TH!NK P!NK takes you on a journey from the Dark Side, over The Wall, and to an ending where you will Raise Your Glass after enjoying a set of music that is decidedly coloured P!NK Rock out in support of CancerCare Manitoba and get your Pink on!

Melissa Kovacs-Toews – Vocals (Manitoba Start)
Bridget Peterson – Vocals (MPI)
Phil Colton – Lead Guitar, Vocals (Ringer)
John Loiselle – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals (Wawanesa, retired)
Brad Griffiths – Keyboards (City of Winnipeg)
Dan Christle – Bass (Wawanesa)
Greg Boettcher – Drums (HPE)


Techasaurus will be presenting an R&B set of favourites including songs by the Blues Brothers to Elle King. The set will reprise the 1st Annual Techapalooza closing song, “25 or 6 to 4”, as a 5th year anniversary tribute to friends who would have participated this year if they could. Come out and hear us ROAR!

Sandra Epp – Vocals (Online Business Systems)
Don McLean – Guitar, Vocals (Government of Manitoba)
Boris Gulyarin – Sax, Vocals (Investors Group)
Dana Neal – Trumpet (Online Business Systems)
Victor Arias – Trumpet (Manitoba eHealth)
Karin Carlson – Trombone, Vocals (Broadview Networks)
Craig Holigroski – Trombone (Waterfire Consulting)
Gary Brenner – Keyboards (Ringer)
Slava Pustilnikov – Bass (Online Business Systems)
Dan Major – Drums (Funding Change)

The Bit Scootin’ Boogie Band

Bringin’ the country right into the bright lights of the city, the Bit Scootin’ Boogie Band will pack the dance floor with rockin’ country hits. Every tune is designed to keep ‘em on dancin’. Decked out country style. Dishin’ out the twang. Techapalooza has never seen a band like this one.

Rick Davie – Vocals (Manitoba eHealth)
Michael Audette – Fiddle, Vocals (Ringer)
Larry Kuzmack – Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel, Vocals (Urge IT Consulting)
Carl Strempler – Guitar (DMT) Gary Brenner – Keys (Ringer)
Kerry Hannah – Bass, Vocals (GWL, retired)
Hal Ryckman – Drums (Solvera Solutions)