First Avenue

Jocelyn Dunstan

A graduate of the Theatre program at the University of Manitoba, Jocelyn has many years of experience in the entertainment world – acting, directing, singing, choreography and costume design.  Her professional singing career is diverse. In the jazz community she has performed with such Winnipeg artists as Ron Paley, Larry Roy and Walle Larsson.  Along with having experience in the recording studio as a vocalist for radio jingles, she has been the lead singer of various rock and roll bands including *High Society *Spectrum and was a frequent guest performer with the Chris Bigford Band.

 

For six years Jocelyn was a lead singer and vocal arranger of Manitoba’s only female showband ‘4th Avenue’ – performing in numerous casinos, lounges and corporate events throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario. They guest performed with the * Ron Paley Big Band * Big Roll Band * Eli Herscovitch Band and on an ongoing basis with Manitoba’s tribute band Free Ride.  Currently she is lead singer of the musical duo ‘First Avenue’.

 

 

                                                                         Greg Dunstan

Greg spent many years in the Western Canadian music scene.  Formerly based in Edmonton, he was the bass guitar player of the house band at VERACRUZ Records and was fortunate enough to record and tour with Jim Stafford * One Horse Blue * Ronnie Prophet * Pretty Rough * The Mart Kenny Big Band * Grace Under Pressure * Bob Moyer Big Band and The Platters along with recording numerous jingles and demo projects.  He also toured overseas for the Canadian Department of Defense Peacekeeping Forces in Europe and the Middle East.

 

Greg graduated from Grant McEwan College (Jazz Performance and Arranging), then in 1989 moved to Winnipeg and was the school Principal of the Professional Musicians College for 5 years. He has performed with such Winnipeg bands as * Border Street * Roxy * Amazing Rhythm Trio (Don Bouchat) * Big Roll Band * 4th Avenue *Leonard Shaw Trio * Spectrum and the Chris Bigford Band.  He currently performs with the Travis Barre Band and is part of the musical duo ‘First Avenue’.

 

An outstanding musician, musical arranger and harmony vocalist, Greg has been the Musical Director of Celebrations Dinner Theatre for the past 12 years, and has worked with Koba Theatre Entertainment (Paquin Entertainment) as vocal coach/arranger.

All of Me

Stuck in the Middle

 

Listen To The Music

Something Stupid

Killing Me Softly

Wild World

        Introducing ‘First Avenue’ - a dynamic musical duo with Winnipeg entertainers  

                  Jocelyn Dunstan (vocals, percussion) & Greg Dunstan (vocals, guitar)

 

Individually, they have extensive professional experience in the Western Canadian music scene. Together, as ‘First Avenue’ they offer engaging performances with an excellent selection of music complimented by their strong harmony vocals.

 

They are an interesting alternative for entertainment in Winnipeg – incorporating live vocals and instruments with recorded ‘backing tracks’ which result in a professional, vibrant and rich sounding performance. Their large repertoire allows them to cover a wide range of musical genres (Jazz, Latin, Pop, Country, Rock) enabling them to play in a variety of venues and settings. Performances can be tailored to meet your requirements.

 

 

Intimate Cocktail Parties

Anniversaries * Birthdays * Weddings

Corporate Events

 

 

‘First Avenue’ has been performing the past ten years in entertainment venues across Winnipeg, along with various corporate functions, private parties and weddings.

  

 

Fort Garry Hotel - Palm Lounge

 

  WOW! Hospitality

 

St John’s-Ravenscourt School

 

St Boniface Hospital Research Foundation

 

Mount Carmel Clinic Foundation

 

 

Club Regent Casino

 

McPhillips St Station Casino

Song list

 

    Jazz / Latin /Easy Listening

 

All of Me (jazz standard)                                           LOVE – Nat King Cole                                   

Alison - Elvis Costello)                                               Love Potion #9 – The Searchers                       

Amazed – LoneStar                                                    Make it With You – Bread

And I Love Her - Beatles                                            Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet       

Autumn Leaves (jazz standard)                                Masquerade – George Benson       

Ain’t Misbehavin (jazz standard)                              Michelle – Beatles

Besame Mucho (jazz standard)                                Moon River – Any Williams 

Blue Bayou – Linda Ronstadt                                    My Romance (jazz standard)

California Dreamin’ – Mamas/Papas                        New Kid in Town - Eagles            

Crazy – Patsy Cline                                                    Only You – Platters           

Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder                                Quando – Michael Buble                                  

Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra                            Route 66  (jazz standard)  

Cry Me A River- Diana Krall                                       Satin Doll  (jazz standard)  

Cruisin’ – Smokey Robinson                                      Save the Last Dance – Michael Buble 

Daniel – Elton John                                                    Since I Fell  (jazz standard)  

Desifinado (jazz standard)                                        Slow Hand – Pointer Sisters                   

Deed I Do – Diana Krall                                             Smooth Operator – Sade

Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding                                Something - Beatles

Don’t Know Why – Nora Jones                                  Something Stupid-Frank Sinatra    

Easy – Lionel Ritchie                                                 Spanish Eyes (E.Humperdinck)                  

Fly Me to Moon – Frank Sinatra                               Spanish Harlem - Drifters 

For Once in My Life – Stevie Wonder                       Sway – Michael Buble

Forever and Ever – Randy Travis                              Time After Time– Cyndi Lauper/Eva Cassidy

Girl from Ipanema (jazz standard)                           This Masquerade - George Benson

Hello – Lionel Richie                                                  Three Times a Lady – Lionel Richie

Home – Michael Buble                                              Under the Boardwalk – Drifters

If I Fell – Beatles                                                         Volare – Dean Martin                       

I’ll Be There – Jackson 5                                             When You Say Nothing – Alison Krauss 

I Can’t Tell You Why – Eagles                                     When You’re Smiling  (jazz standard)

I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt                 Words – Bee Gees 

Isn’t She Lovely –Stevie Wonder                               You are Sunshine of my Life – Stevie Wonder

Just My Imagination - Temptations                          You Don’t Know Me- Michael Buble        

Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack                              You Send Me – Sam Cooke 

           

                                                                                                                          

                                                    Rock /Pop /Country

 

All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow                                   Love Train – O’Jays                    

And I Love Her – Beatles                                           Love a Rainy Night – Eddie Rabbit

At the Hop – Danny & Jrs                                          Mama Don’t Dance – Loggins & Messina

Baby I Love Your Way – Peter Frampton                  Moondance – Van Morrison 

Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones                                  My Girl – Temptations

Bye Bye Love – Everly Brothers                                My Maria – Brooks & Dunn           

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen                   Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

Drift Away – Dobie Gray                                           No One Needs to Know – Shania Twain  

Elvis Medley                                                              Old Time Rock & Roll – Bob Seger                   

Every Breath You Take – Police                                One More Last Chance – Vince Gill                 

Follow Me – Uncle Kracker                                       One of These Nights - Eagles                

Ever Seen the Rain – CCR                                        Return to Sender - Elvis   

Here Comes the Sun – Beatles                                Peaceful Easy Feeling – Eagles              

Honky Tonk Woman – Rolling Stones                      Second that Emotion – Smoky Robinson  

Hot, Hot, Hot – Buster Poindexter                           Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

How Sweet it Is – James Taylor                               Someday We’ll be Together - Supremes           

I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles                       Stuck in the Middle – Steeler’s Wheel     

I’m A Believer – Monkees                                        Taking Care of Business – BTO

Into the Mystic – Van Morrison                              Third Rate Romance – Sammy Kershaw

Islands in the Stream – K. Rogers/D. Parton          To Love Somebody – Bee Gees

Jive Talkin’ – Bee Gees                                             True Colours – Phil Collins                             

Knock on Wood – Eddie Floyd                                 Waiting for a Girl – Foreigner                 

Knock Three Times – Tony Orlando                       Wild World – Mr Big/Cat Stevens

La Bamba – Richie Valens                                       Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton          

Lay Down Sally – Eric Clapton                                 Proud Mary - CCR  

Listen to the Music – Doobie Brothers                   Somekind of Wonderful – Grand Funk Railroad

Little Sister – Elvis                                                    When will I be Loved – Linda Ronstadt