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Article featured a photo of The Ilse Themen Band performing on stage for the charity beach bash.

Caption under photo read:
The Ilse Themen Band hit the stage in the afternoon. They were one of more than a dozen bands to perform.

Acticle read:

Sun, sand and country music was the theme of a hospital fundraising event held on the Canada Day weekend.
The Corral, along with KX96 radio station and Molson Canadian, presented the Charity Beach Bash, held at Martin Gerrits and Sons Limited, in Bowmanville, as a fun way to help the community and raise money for Lakeridge Health Bowmanville.
"We wanted to do something extra" says Cindy Chandler, The Corral's general manager.
The Corral used dunk tanks, beach volleyball and lots of live music, including performances by Aaron Pritchett, Double Clutch'n with Anne Finley, The Ilse Themen Band, and Friendly Fire, Bowmanville's fire-fighter's band. - Express Entertainment (July 05 2006)

PORT COLBORNE ON HIS MIND Frank Rondell brought his tribute act of soul legend Ray Charles to the Roselawn theatre in Port Colborne Sunday afternoon, delighting the crowd his renditions of classic songs like Georgia and Hit The Road Jack. Ilse Themen opened the show with her tribute to Billie Holliday, including great versions of Summertime and Fever. The two ended the show with a duet version of Night and Day that brought the house down.
Darren Yourk

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- Niagara This Week


Below is a list of singles recorded by Ilse. Some of which can be listened to in Ilse's audio section:

She Brings Down The House (released to online radio) went to the #2 spot on the Top 30 charts within the first week of airplay. (MP3 featured in Audio)

That Girl Doesn't Live Here Anymore (MP3 featured in Audio)

Fastest Healing Wounded Heart (#13 on the top 30 online radio chart).

What You've Been Calling Love (released to KX96 radio only, as the winner of the Cradle to Rave Contest).

That's How I want to Be Loved (Also released to KX96 radio only, as the winner of the Cradle to Rave Contest).

Songs Ilse is currently recording:

Shake That Thing (MP3 Featured in the Audio)
One Line (Lyrics featured in Audio)
Fork In The Road (Lyrics featured in Audio)
Hey That's Show Biz (Lyrics featured in Audio)
So Long My Friend (Good Bye)
I'm Coming Home
I'll Be Your Man
She's A Renegade
My Man's Off Limits
Feelin' Kinda Hot Tonight
Stay This Christmas
Christmas Time Is Here

Titles/Media spots:

World Tribute Artist Champion
National Tribute Artist Champion
Cradle To Rave Champion (2002)
Opening act for Amanda Wilkinson (2007)
Live Interview on CKCO News At Noon with Nancy Richards
Live Interview on The Life Time Durham Show with Al Nichols

Performances for Charity/Fundraiser Events:

Muscular Dystrophy Association
Sports For Kids
"S.E.A.S. CENTRE" Charity # 107995367 RR001
Lakeridge Hospital Bowmanville
Chinese Cultural Centre Of Greater Toronto
The Credit Valley Hospital
Trillium Health Centre
University Of Toronto At Mississauga
The Yee Hong Centre For Geriatric Care
The Deering Sisters Benefit


Feeling a bit camera shy


Influenced by phenomenal artists such as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Billy Holiday, Rita Chiarelli, Reba McEntire, Melissa Etheridge, Amanda Marshall and so many more, could very well be the reason why Ilse is so versatile in almost any genre of music. Her song writing and music style is country with an edge. The "edge" being, blues, rock or R&B. She's a hard hitter filed under Country/Rock.

Paying tribute to the "Blues", is still very much a part of Ilse's life. Her Billy Holiday tribute is one not to be missed! In her act, she sings the greats, such as "Summertime", "God Bless the Child", "Good Morning Heartache", and of coarse, "Lady Sings The Blues". Ilse has performed as the opening act for Frank Rondell (Tribute to Ray Charles) which includes closing the show with "Night and Day"! Quite the show stopper!

When performing Blues/Jazz with her 4 pc band, Ilse loves to keep the music uptempo, happy, and sexy. Playing anything from BB King to Wynonie Harris.
Please check set list (above) for a partial list of blues/Jazz songs I.T.B would perform for Blues Venues!