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Pancel has that Vegas sound

Diane Pancel - Photo submitted
Diane Pancel
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Saturday, August 16 is the date for Campbell River’s 1st Annual Music Festival – Rockin’ The Island!

With 10 all-Canadian bands and artists performing, this year’s talent will deliver an incredible show that all ages will enjoy. This year’s special guest MC is Diane Pancel.

Pancel is an artist who knows how to connect with her audience. She draws inspiration from her Portuguese background giving her music a strong sense of international soul. Based in Los Angeles for the past two years this Canadian artist has flourished as a singer, songwriter and performer.

Since being chosen as the single “wildcard” entry out of over 1500 submissions and eventually winning the AMWAY IBO talent show (as well as being first runner up in the Canadian Country Music National Singing Competition), Diane has gone on to work with such artists as David Foster, Nelly Furtado, Leanne Rimes, Matt Dusk, Louise Rose, Rob Hajacobs, Morry Stearns, Jake Simpson, Jason Graae, Misha Tsiganov, Tobin Stokes, and the late Linton Garner.

Pancel has also performed all across the U.S. singing at major events for the L.A. Kings, L.A. Galaxy, Orlando Magic, Grand Rapid Griffins, the Jose Cuervo pro beach volleyball tour, and the US Women’s national Soccer team airing worldwide on NBC Sports. In addition to her career as a performer and recording artist, Pancel has an impressive portfolio of commercial vocal work. To date her voice has been featured on well over 200 advertisements and radio jingles, and on two episodes of the CBS TV show “Vegas”.

An accomplished vocal coach, Pancel currently teaches vocal lessons online to select clients from all over North America and recently contributed to the book The Ultimate Guide to Singing produced by TC-Helicon.

Give Pancel a rockin’ welcome on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the first annual Rockin’ The Island as she hosts Campbell River’s own Music Festival. Tickets are on-line at www.tidemarktheatre.com till Aug. 11; then on site at 1490 Island Highway North in Campbellton from Aug. 12 - 16. Tickets are $70 for Adults, $50 for Students, $40 for children 4 – 11 years and FREE for 3 and under; Family Passes $199 starting July 30.  Visit www.rockintheisland.ca

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