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Variety Band Pic

L to R - Roger Chong (Trombone), Andy Coffin (Trumpet), Wendy Shaer (Vocals), Bob Arledge (Bass)

Back Row L to R - Lance Jeffry (Drums, Percussion),  Duncan Cooper (Keyboards, Vocals),

Neal Mattice (Guitar), Tim Roberts (Tenor & Bari Sax), Dan Shaer (Vocals, Keys, Tenor, Drums & Percussion)

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The Right Band For Every Occasion

Dances - Weddings - Conventions - Corporate Parties - Festivals - Concerts

Classic Rock - Jazz - R & B - Motown - Blues - Soul - Funk - Pop - Country

Variety is a 9 piece band consisting of:

Female and male lead vocalists, a 5 piece rhythm section, and 3 horns.

We bring you the best dance music of the ages.
With over 1,000 charts in our library —
Variety is the right band for all occasions.

You pick the songs! We take requests!

We provide a program for your guests,
then we program the evening from your requests.



Bellevegas I Concert September 11th 2014 Empire Theatre Belleville

Flip Flop Fly - Tim Campbell

Fly Me To The Moon- Sam Brady

Got To Get You into My Life - Andy Forgie & Mark Rashotte

Johnny's Mambo

Land of 1000 Dances -Andy Forgie & Mark Rashotte

Midnight Hour - Melanie Helmi

Orange Coloured Sky -  Wendy Shaer

The Lady Is A Tramp -Lenni Stewart

The Letter - Dan Shaer

The Shoop Shoop Song - Susan Walsh

That’ll Be The Day - David Lowthian

Twist and Shout - Andy Forgie & Mark Rashotte

Unchained Melody - Jeanette Arsenault

A Foggy Day - Jeanette Arsenault

Almost Like Being In Love - Susan Walsh

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Jeanette Arsenault

Chain of Fools - Melani Helmi

Brother Love Travelling salvation Show - Tim Hunt

Doin It Right - Tim Campbell

I’ve Got The Music In Me - Wendy Shaer

New York State of Mind - Lenni Stewart

Rock This Town - David Lowthian

Sweet Caroline - Tim Hunt

Vehicle - Andy Forgie & Mark Rashotte

Chicago Medley

Dancin In the Streets


Bellevegas II - Promotional Video (courtesy Michael Brethour)

(Courtesy of Gerry Fraiberg)

Jazzman - Wendy Shaer / My Favorite Things - Kim Dafoe

At This Moment - with Tim Hunt / I've Got My Love - with Kim Dafoe I Will Survive - Debra Tosh

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Wendy Shaer / Moondance - Tim Campbell

Sleigh Ride - Lenni Stewart / Someone To Watch Over Me - Wendy Shaer

Just A Gigalo - Tim Hunt / Baby It's Cold Outside - Lenni Stewart & Sam Brady

White Christmas - Tim Hunt /  Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Wendy Shaer

Big Spender - Debra Tosh / It's Too Late - Susan Walsh

Diggin' On James Brown - Tim Campbell

Sweet Home Chicago - Lenni Stewart & Tim Campbell


Chicago Medley  /  One Fine Morning  /  Sunny Days

Jazzman - I've Heard That Song Before  /  You Make Me So Very Happy

God Bless The Child  /  Is You Is My Baby  / Someone To Watch Over Me

Question 67 & 68


"Dana and I have had the opportunity to see the band at three separate galas.

The music selection is amazing and the performance is top notch.

We spend the entire evening dancing and singing every time we see them.

We would highly recommend them for any occasion."

Egerton Boyce Belleville City Councillor


"Visitors to The Belleville Waterfront Festival loved hearing The Variety Dance Band in 2013 where they were “returning by popular demand” after a performance the previous year. Their “Power Connection … Tribute To The Horn Bands” (including Tower of Power, Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Lighthouse) rocked our waterfront pavilion with all the chart topping favourites. Whether you just want to sit and listen, sing-a-long, or run for the dance floor, this IS the band to experience. Dan Shaer has assembled a multi-talented team of musicians and vocalists with “record perfect” arrangements. Their R&B and Soul repertoire is also amazing.

Variety Dance Band = Nostalgia At Its’ Best! "

Susan Walsh - Event Coordinator

Belleville Waterfront & Ethnic Festival

Celebrating 30 Years of Family Fun At Its' Best!


The band is great!

"Your song selection is outstanding .  All sections of the band fit very well.

Great variety of horns.

Would recommend the group highly for any function that required a great band with a large song selection list and great vocals."


John R Williams - Mayor - City of Quinte West



"I can’t compliment the entire band enough, but can sum up the quality with the word Fabulous!

"If you are in the market to hire a band that is extremely talented and capable of playing any era of music,

I would highly recommend that you contact Variety."

 Lynn Lake - Chair Trenton Memorial Foundation Gala Ball


 " I have been meaning all week to tell you of the fabulous job you and your musicians did on Sat. night.

You knew you were coming into a gig with a very critical clientele.  Boy you blew us away.  Everyone was thrilled. 

 You even got a bunch of other musicians to get up and dance. Now that takes skill.

Great choice of numbers and excellent players.  I look forward to hearing your wonderful group again soon."

Joe McMullen

Upcoming Performances






We have just launched our new tribute to Hollywood medley.

Our Feature Shows

Hooray For Hollywood - As Time Goes By - Over The Rainbow - Singing In The Rain - I Could Have Danced All Night - My Favorite Things - Moon River - Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In

The show includes our live band with multi-media projections on a large projection screens. 

Variety performs the hit songs from the great Rock Operas of the late 1960's and early 1970's including:
Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair,
Godspell and Tommy. 
The show includes the live band
and multi-media projections
on a large 12' X 9' screen.
This 12 piece Rock Horn Band specializes in the music of the late 1960's and early 1970's - featuring the music of:
Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Lighthouse, Tower of Power,
and many other great musical artists.
A live interactive show that takes you on
a musical journey through the illustrious
History of Canadian Rock music
The show includes our live band with
 multi-media projections on a large
 projection screens. 


BelleVegas II - Hip For The Holidays - December 5th

Photos courtesy of Ali Shaer


BelleVegas I - This Is Hip Concert - Sept 11th

Photos courtesy of  Michael Brethour



Sears atrium for the Quinte Children's Aid Gala


Belleville Waterfront Festival July 13


Trenton Amphitheatre Aug. 12

Sound check before the show. 



Belleville Waterfront Festival July 2012



Pictures from The Holiday Inn March 3rd 2012



Pictures from the Trenton Hospital Foundation Gala Ball 2011