*Dawn Alexis

*Dawn Alexis

BandJazzAdult Contemporary

From velvet smooth to raunchy blues, the vocals by this powerhouse performer will thrill your audience. Celebrating over 17 years on the professional stage, hiring Dawn Alexis is a proven crowd pleaser. funtazm.com/dawnalexis

Biography

Exuding a wonderful stage presence, Dawn Alexis commands her three-octave range with a remarkable agility and an unfailing sense of rhythm. The most versatile and widely talented performing artist you can find!

Dawn Alexis began her professional career fresh out of high school with 3 years of full time work in musical revue and improvised comedy. As a triple threat, she quickly became an in-demand performer, sought after for her powerful vocal performances, comedic timing, and skill as a dancer and choreographer.

In a professional career that spans over 17 years, Dawn has delivered unforgettable renditions of songs in all styles of music and toured extensively in mid and western Canada.

Dawn Alexis makes her mark as a multi-talented recording artist with the release of her debut CD album “Such-A-Bouquet”, a clever play on her last name "Suchoboki". This unique album spans a variety of musical genres including jazz, swing, Latin, funk, and even a march!

Due in large part to her magnificent voice and fantastic stage presence, Dawn has succeeded in attracting a large following. She has made frequent appearances at the Casino Regina Show Lounge, music festivals, and numerous high-profile corporate events. As she continues to gain acclaim for her expressive and smooth delivery of great music, Dawn Alexis remains a powerhouse performer and producer with a growing list of credits in live music, theatre, and improvised comedy.

Lyrics

Goin' The Wrong Way

Written By: Dawn Alexis

GOING THE WRONG WAY,
KNOWING I CAN’T HIDE FROM THE CIRCUMSTANCE I HAVE CREATED
GOING THE WRONG WAY
EAGER TO DENY THAT INSIDE I AM THOROUGHLY WASTED

WHEN YOU TELL SOMEONE THAT YOU LOVE THEM
HOW MUCH ARE YOU WILLING TO PROVE IT TRUE?
WILL YOU STAY TO SHOW YOUR DEVOTION
EVEN THOUGH THEY’RE HITTING AND THREATENING YOU?

GOING THE WRONG WAY
CHOOSING TO REMAIN THOUGH I’M CONSTANTLY BEING BERATED
GOING THE WRONG WAY
SACRIFICE YOUR PRIDE FOR THE LOVE YOU THINK YOU HAVE CREATED

SOLO SECTION

WHEN A TIME COMES FOR THINGS TO BE CHANGIN
WILL YOU TAKE SOME ACTION, OR MAYBE, NOT
WE ALL MAKE THE CHOICES THAT SHAPE US
WHETHER WE ADMIT THAT WE MADE THEM OR NOT

GOIN THE WRONG WAY
EAGER TO DENY THAT INSIDE I AM THOROUGHLY WASTED
GOING THE WRONG WAY
KNOWING I CAN’T HIDE FROM THE CIRCUMSTANCE I HAVE CREATED

GOIN THE WRONG WAY, WHICH WAY SHOULD I GO?
OR WILL IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO GET OUT OF THIS HOLE?
GOING THE WRONG WAY, HELP ME TO DECIDE
COULD ANYTHING BE WORSE THAN SLOWLY LOSING YOUR LIFE?

Such A Bouquet (Love Song)

Written By: Dawn Alexis

Come, my sweet, tell me what dreams you seek so I may keep your vision burning bright
Come and sleep within my arms, I’ll keep you safe and watch until the morning light

Whenever you call to me, I get weaker in my knees
And when I look in your eyes,
I’m lost within their blue
Whenever you call my name, my heartbeat is not the same
You know I will tell no lies, I want to be for you… through and through

Come, my sweet, tell me what dreams you seek so I may keep your vision burning bright

SOLO

Peaceful sleep, within our arms we’ll keep each other warm until the morning light
Come, and I'll surrender to you complete and make some love by fire or candlelight

Let me hold you within my arms, I’ll tell you of all your charms
I love how you choose your words, the way you speak so true
I love the taste of your lips, and feeling your gentle kiss
I don’t like to be away, I’m so in love with you

Come my sweet, tell me what dreams you seek so I may keep your vision burning bright
And I will keep you safe til' morning light

When Will You Write

Written By: Dawn Alexis

When will you write? When will you tell me you love me, today
It isn’t right that you neglect me when I’m so far away
Won’t you call me maybe, on the phone, I’m so all alone
Don’t you miss me?

What should I do, when there is no way of getting through
What should I say, try as I may to communicate with you?
Why you don’t reveal yourself to me... am I blind to see the way you use me?

SOLOS

The signals you mix, playing your tricks with the way I feel
Why you confuse, is this a ruse to manipulate what’s real
All this time, I’m reaching out to you… it’s as if you knew
That your silence hurts me

Discography

Such-A-Bouquet (Autumn of 2005)
Total Running Time: 60:19

*Several tracks featured on CBC programming across Canada.

*BAbe-raham Lincoln and Whatever You Want receiving regular play at CJTR 91.3 FM, Regina.

*Goin' the Wrong Way featured on Smooth Jazz Sundays, Magic 98.3 FM in Saskatoon and "Swing Shift" on CFCR in Saskatoon.

Producer: Dawn Alexis Suchoboki
Engineer: John Gasparic
Mastering: Phil Demetro, Lacquer Channel

Set List

All setlists drawn from the performance pieces below are specially designed to thrill your venue demographic.

PERFORMANCE SONGLISTS

ORIGINALS

Whatever You Want (Swing)
BAbe-raham Lincoln (Latin)
Don't You Fret (Big Band)
When Will You Write (Cha cha)
Please Don't Make Me Go (Slow ballad)
Goin' the Wrong Way (Swing)
I'm Running Away (March)
Hey, Stranger (Swing)
Madness (Funk)
Outgrown (Bossa)
Can't Get You Outta My Head (Salsa)
Such A Bouquet (Love Song) (Rhumba)
Looking Up (Pop)

JAZZ STANDARDS

ALL OF ME
ALL OF YOU
AM I BLUE?
ANGEL EYES
AT LAST
AUTUMN LEAVES
BABERAHAM LINCOLN (original)
BEGIN THE BEGUINE
BEI MIR BIST DU SCHON
BLUE SKIES
BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY
CRAZY HE CALLS ME
CRUELLA DE VIL
EASY LIVING
EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A CAT
FLY ME TO THE MOON
GEORGIA
GOIN' THE WRONG WAY (original)
HEY STRANGER (original)
HONEYSUCKLE ROSE
HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?
I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU
I LOVE PARIS
I MEAN YOU
IN THE MOOD
IT DON’T ME