Brigade is a high energy, entertaining and dynamic Edmonton-based Heart tribute band offering a taste of Heart’s famous classic rock and bringing it to life on the prairies.
"Brigade" (named after Heart’s 10th studio album) was formed by powerhouse lead singer Dahlia Wakefield who has chosen an awesome song repertoire and a musician line up consisting of Brian Vincent on bass/backup vocals, Glenn Thorpe on lead guitar (both of whom were in previous Heart Tribute bands), Stan Pietrusik on keys/backup vocals and Dennis Boisvert on drums.
The band authentically performs Heart's greatest hits from the 70s, 80s & 90s with songs such as “Alone”, “Magic Man” and “Barracuda”. This rockforce tribute band has recently built a big buzz in the Edmonton area playing to sold out shows with much positive feedback.
Brigade is looking forward to playing their “Heart” out at many more shows in the future and looks forward to taking their show on the road to a town near you!
DAHLIA WAKEFIELD (Lead Vocals)
Dahlia Wakefield is an award-winning Edmonton-based singer/songwriter/performer who has recorded and released three solo albums, as well as three albums with the Dirt Road Angels and is in the bands Dahlia and The Villains and The Dirt Road Angels, Graduating with distinction from the music program at Grant MacEwan University will always be a highlight in her life where she met some of her current band mates. Dahlia is a high ranking finalist in several international songwriting contests with some of her original songs available on Apple Music, Spotify and more. Music is Dahlia’s passion and she looks forward to a lifetime of making music.
BRIAN VINCENT (Bass, Backup Vocals)
Multi-instrumentalist Brian Vincent currently plays bass for Brigade and the band Chrome, guitar with The Knockouts as well as saxophone for a few bands here and there. As a longstanding member of China White and Ten Inch Men, he has also played with the Heather MacKenzie Band, Powerhouse, and Mike Plume. Playing two seasons as house band for “Friday Nights with Terry Evans” talk show has been a highlight in his life. Brian, who not only plays strong bass grooves on Heart’s prolific songs, he also provides important harmonies to round out Heart’s songs to authenticity.
GLENN THORPE (Lead Guitar)
Glenn Thorpe is his name, lead guitar is his game. As Brigade’s laser precise lead axe man, Glenn brings a lifetime of playing music to the gig. He’s always had a creative side and graduated from Grant MacEwan University with a diploma in music by the age of 20 and proceeded to play/record cover and original music with many bands playing various genres.
STAN PIETRUSIK (Keyboards, Backup Vocals)
Stan Pietrusik has been playing on the road and locally for many years playing keyboards bands such as: Blackwater Jack, Souled Out, Eli Barsi, Electric Hillbillies, Hazard County, Heather MacKenzie Band plus many more. Stan also had the lucky opportunity a few times to fill-in on keyboards with Canadian rock legends "Prism". Not only a performer on stage, Stan showed off his acting "skills" playing “Band Guy #2” in the Canadian cult movie classic “Fubar 2”: Balls to the Wall" and recorded on the soundtrack as well...he puts his "heart" into anything he does.
Dennis Boisvert is a country/rock drummer from Morinville, Alberta. As co-founder and drummer for the band Cadillac Junkies, he has played with artists such as Sweet Tequila, Lisa Hewitt, Matthews Grin, Karac Hendricks, Dirt Road Angels, Tyler Babiuk, Brad Sims, and Ben Chase. He is also a member of avant-garde group Aud Squad. Dennis plays with passion and strives to provide a solid song-serving groove with any act he plays with, including Brigade!