The Sunday Nite Band

The Sunday Nite Band are well known (if little recorded) in the Calgary Area. Commander Jim Dauncey is a vocalist and rhythm guitarist par excellence. In addition to playing bass, MaryLou Dauncey has a vocal reportoire that includes ballads and tender love songs with a bit of comedy thrown in for good measure. Dave Settles not only makes bodhrans, but manages to make them sound like legitimate musical instruments; he is also a multi-instrumentalist with a flair for stand-up comedy. Michael “Doc” Pollack adds colour with a variety of instruments including harp, and belts out full-voiced chanties and chorus songs that let the band show off its harmony singing. A recent addition to the band is Lesley Jefferson whose remarkable fiddle playing runs the gamut from hell-for-leather reels to slow airs that would bring a tear to a glass eye. More than anything else, the Sunday Nite Band is known for the variety of their repertoire and their infectious sense of fun on stage.

The Sunday Nite Band has stopped performing.