Dock Side Drive is one of the West Coast’s hottest swing & show bands. Fresh off theatre and festival performances through BC, this dynamic band entertains audiences with the music of the 1940s, 50s & 60s.

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This dynamic band entertains audiences with music of the classic swing genre with a fresh “Little Big Band” style and sound. At its core, Dock Side Drive features local Victoria musicians, Joey Smith, Anita Bonkowski, Heather Burns (rhythm section); Dave Flello, Paul Wainwright (horns); Chris Newstead, Fran Bitonti, & Angela Ireland (vocals). They offer a blend of vocal and instrumental tunes that will usher you through more than seven decades of song, including the music of Ray Charles, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, The Beatles, with a large repertoire of tunes such as Sing Sing Sing, Route 66, Blue Skies, Boogie Woogie Bugel Boy, Hit That Jive Jack, Hallelujah I Just Love Him So, Jump, Jive and Wail, A-Train, Come Together, Puttin on the Ritz, At Last. And dozens more.