Mocking Shadows

Mocking Shadows


Mocking Shadows feature contemporary R&B, Soul, Funk, Reggae and Ska with old school R&B, Funk, Pop and Jazz influences. They are hard to pigeon hole into one genre and appeal to a wide demographic.


Mocking Shadows has been entertaining crowds across Canada for over 10 years with their own brand of soul, reggae, blues and R&B. Drawing from their "old school" roots, Mocking Shadows have developed a contemporary sound that has attracted a younger demographic while still maintaining their original fan base. Although the line up has changed significantly in recent years, the quality of music, showmanship and creativity has only increased. The result is a strong new sound that solidifies the Mocking Shadows place in the new Canadian Music scene. The current line up boasts talent from former members of such successful Canadian bands as the Planet Smashers, the Hi-Phoniqs and Interstellar Rootcellar. This line up features a variety of keyboards, full horn section, guitar, bass, drums and 3 vocalists. The band has played music festivals, theatres and venues of all styles and genres including performances with The Tragically Hip, ZZ Top, 54/40, Wide Mouth Mason, Jann Arden, Reba Macintire, Leanne Rimes, Randy Bachman, Lighthouse, Colin James, The Powder Blues Band, Doug & The Slugs, Trooper, Downchild Blues Band, and many others. One of the highlights of the band*s earlier years was two Canadian tours with the legendary BB King, once in 2001 and again in 2002.

The Shadows have also been nominated for various awards throughout western Canada, including:
2002 Best Calgary Band (Calgary Herald Entertainment Staff)
2002 Prairie Music Awards Nomination
2003 Won Canadian Musician Magazine Talent Search
2003 Western Canadian Music Awards Nomination
2004 Western Canadian Music Awards Nomination
2006 Best Calgary Band (People's Choice FFWD Arts & Ent. Weekly)
2007 Best Calgary Band (People's Choice FFWD Arts & Ent. Weekly)
2008 Avenue Magazine Best Musical Act.

Their last 5 CD's have received airplay on over 200 radio stations worldwide with a combined listener-ship of well over 5 million. Currently the band is releasing their 6th album called "The Sound" to rave reviews across the country.

*Because of their extremely strong presence in the corporate marketplace, it has become necessary, to differentiate between "Mocking Shadows" two distinct shows. Thus "Mocking Shadows Rhythm & Blues Revue" a separate entity should not be confused with Mocking Shadows as described above.


The Sound Release Winter, Spring 2007/2008
Check One released 2004

Set List

Band typically does 2, 1 hour and 15 minute concert style sets but, can do 3, 50 minute sets on request. Their show consists mainly of original works and a blend of choice old and new school R&B classics. Mocking Shadows are masters at reading a crowd and blend just the right mix of original and cover material to suit almost any crowd.

Original works are listed near the bottom of the following list alphabetical list.

Aint No Sunshine Bill Withers ballad
Aint to Proud to Beg-Temptations Temptations R&B
All About My Girl Jimmy McGriff Soul
All The Love-Blues Breakers Blues Breakers R&B
Bonin’ In The Boneyard-Fishbone Fishbone Ska
Boogie On Reggae Woman Stevie Wonder Funk
Can’t Get Enough-Barry White Barry White R&B
Chameleon-Herbie Hancock Herbie Hancock Soul
Crazy Gnarles Barkley Funk
Crazy Love-Van Morrison Van Morrison ballad
Cut the Cake-AWB AWB Funk
Dance to the Music-Sly and the Family Stone Sly and the Family Stone Funk
Dancin in the Street-Martha Reeves & t