Saskatoon’s Heidi Munro is a R&B vocal powerhouse with over 25 years in the business.
Heidi leads a group of seasoned professionals who are widely known to Western Canada. Whether with her full eight-piece accompaniment or trio, Heidi scales her bands to fit perfectly in intimate settings, on big stages, and in clubs.
Collectively, these A-List musicians’ influences, history, and "years of service" create a signature style and “feel good” groove, a blend of R&B/Jazz, Blues, and Rock ’n’ Roll with a hint of Country flavour. The fantastic musicianship, original musical arrangements, tasty guitar riffs, intricate piano rides, and spot-on horns will all make you smile … it’s like coming home. In a moment it can also feel fresh, exhilarating, innovative, and full of passion.
Heidi has honed her craft as an artist on countless stages, from concert venues to small community halls, to awards shows and television. She has performed in soft seat theatres and large outdoor festivals, such as the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival on both the TD main stage and free stage, as well as in a variety of venues across the province, including the Regina Jazz Society, Saskatoon Bassment, E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts, the Moose Jaw Heritage Theatre, and TCU Place Saskatoon to name a few. Heidi’s performances range from opening for international artists to night club shows to intimate artistic settings with a scaled down group. She has become widely known as an edgy, no-holds-barred, very real performer, with an energetic and driving stage performance that, in a breath, becomes unbelievably emotional and passionate.
Heidi co-wrote three of the tracks on her first recording in over 20 years. These songs are honest and raw, with a touch of grit and confident energy. A fantastic production of horn arrangements and musicianship second to none, this project, produced by Sheldon Corbett, Glenn Ens, and Heidi, has been well worth waiting for.
With highly notable music professionals and friends -- some new, some old and some family, all of whom have crossed paths at gigs and sessions over the years, Heidi Munro and The RealGroovyBand have developed relationships of great respect and good vibes, a most beneficial side effect when talented individuals come together. Heidi Munro, along with Rich McFarlene, Kim Salkeld, Glenn Ens, Sheldon Corbett, Dave Anderson, Barrie Redford, and guest Don Griffith, are seasoned, confident professionals with an on-stage chemistry that is defined and obvious.
The true artist she is and the level of work she strives for is highly evident in her work ethic, passionate live performance and the musicians that surround her.
Heidi’s vibe is long overdue for generations of music fans, it gets us back to music the way it was meant to be heard and felt.