JD and the Sunshine Band takes stories, slang and humour off the streets of Winnipeg, gives them a backbeat and melody and puts them back on the streets with renewed swagger. The results are undeniably Winnipeg, like slurpees in January. Known for their raucous live show that infuses country music with Main street sensibilities, the band has warmed their way into the hardest of hearts.
The band operates out of a place called Sunshine House, which is a drop-in centre located at the intersection of Logan and Sherbrook. The centre serves street-involved and homeless people and promotes ingenuity that inspires people from across cultural barriers to work together to rethink their surroundings. The creation of this band, and effect on the lives of the people involved, has helped open doors to creativity and lasting relationships, and most importantly helps shine a light on the importance of a good idea.
The band released their first cd in April of 2014 and took everyone by surprise.
They are now gearing up to release their sophomore album in September, 2016. Get your shades on!
Manitoba Live on Canada Day at The Forks
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Mise en Scene
Tresor EzoMan - Namwira Folks
JD and the Sunshine Band