The DD Francois Ensemble is a group of skilled professional musicians creating a fun, soul-filled, musical melange of Eclectic Acoustic Music with a passion for Jazz, Blues, a hint of rock and funk and a whole lot of love. Throw in a djembe and cajon and we take you on a musical journey of vocal and instrumental fusion.
Deidrey Francois is the leader of the Ensemble with Smooth, silky vocals from Jazz to Rock to Power Ballads. A Singer & Songwriter whose music has been featured on CBC, published in Unity Songbooks and sung by performing artists including the County Town Singers Choir. She has acted and performed with the Theatrical 5 time sold out Musical Production of “Obeah Opera”Attended by Margaret Attwood, Mirvish etc. obeahopera.com/cast-creative/#cast
“My intent when I sing… is to connect with my audience in a meaningful yet fun way.”
Viktor Khomenko is a Bassist with skill and tone, unmatched by no other. He has the ability to turn the Bass into a stand-alone melodic instrument, Playing the first ever, alternating Fretless and Fretted Bass guitar. Viktor has played all over the world, and shared the stage with amazing artists like Vasyl Popadiuk, Robbie Botos, David West, Sophie Milman and so many others. \
The Botos Family has produced some of the finest musicians. Robbie, Frank and Joszef Botos! Joszef was only 15 years old when he began to play Jazz. Now a Master of both Classical and Jazz guitar styles, he has won several Awards for his Performance Excellence. 3rd prize at the International “Attila Zoller” Guitar competition of the Radio Bartok Budapest, Judged by Pat Metheny. He carves his own Botos legacy with his incredible skill and sound. In addition to teaching, he travels around Europe with jazz, world music and classical chamber orchestras.