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High Profile Band



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Bio and Information

Meet one of Manitoba’s most exciting Rock/Pop/Country Rock/Ukrainian wedding, dance and all-around zabava (party) bands “The High Profile Dance Band.”  Based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, “High Profile” has been performing at various functions throughout Winnipeg, Southern Manitoba and beyond for nearly 20 years.  The 5 very approachable and friendly members of “High Profile” bring many years of combined musical experience to provide you with a musical extravaganza that you will not soon forget.

“High Profile” has performed at the following types of functions:

  • weddings (throughout Winnipeg and much of Manitoba)

  • banquets (ie. corporate functions)

  • festivals (inside and outside of Manitoba)

  • house parties, etc.



“High Profile” is a very very rare type of band ie. they play both Ukrainian and Contemporary with the same high standard for each musical style that is not easily replicated.  “High Profile” can play for ANY type of function.  For a complete listing of what style of music “High Profile” can play, please see the Musical Styles Played page.  In this way, “High Profile” has the ability to bring together 2 to 3 generations of music lovers in one evening.  Plus, “High Profile” likes to inject a little humour into its act to leave audiences with smiles from ear to ear.

The band members are not only accomplished players on stage, they have also developed their talents in the recording studio.  The result is that “High Profile” has recorded 3 very successful Ukrainian CDs.  (Please refer to the Discography page for more information as there are MP3 clips for you to download!!!).  All recordings exemplify that “High Profile” can modernize Ukrainian music while maintaining the traditional approach.  Both CDs have received extensive airplay across Canada and now are being played in the United States.

We now have some additional video clips for you to enjoy!  Please go to the Videos page to access these links.

As a bonus, we have added a page called Live Audio Clips for you to get a sample of our live performances of various material.

We have also added a new page called Radio Interviews.  Have a listen to a very recent radio interview with Darren Gagaluk of “High Profile.”

For information on where the “High Profile” will be playing next, go to the Upcoming Events page.

For information on the latest news for “High Profile”, navigate to the What’s New page.

A new page called Testimonials has now been added!  This page reflects just a few of the many satisfied clients that “High Profile” has, successfully, entertained over the years.

Lastly, to inquire about booking the band, please refer to the Contact Us page for this information.   “High Profile” looks forward to hearing from their current fans and earning new ones by playing virtually any musical style that is requested and to perform for your special function in your area.

The band is accepting bookings for late 2015 and 2016.  2015 has become one of the busiest years ever for the band so please make your inquiries as soon as possible.


Musical Styles Played

“High Profile” plays the following musical styles:

  • Rock/Pop (1950s to present)

  • Country Rock (1990s to present)

  • Polkas

  • Waltzes

  • Rock Swing/Jive

  • Celtic



Here is a highlight of some of the past performances

  • 2015 Folklorama Kickoff at the Forks – Winnipeg, MB

  • 2015 Razom Ukrainian Dance Ensemble Zabava – Winnipeg, MB

  • Corydon Avenue Summer Concert Series (Winnipeg) (2001 to present)

  • 2011-2012 & 2015 Dauphin Malankas – Dauphin, MB

  • 2014 Top Cop Event – Winnipeg (Rock Set)

  • 2014 Rock The Dock – Gimli, MB

  • 2014 & 2015 Culture Week (Portage Place Mall Noon Hour Show) – Winnipeg, MB

  • 2013 Malanka (Gimli Barvinok Ukrainian Dance Club) – Riverton, MB

  • 2012 Ukraine-Kyiv Folklorama Pavilion Zabava – Winnipeg

  • 2012 PLAST Malanka – Winnipeg

  • 2007  & 2011 Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin, MB (Grandstand Shows, Zabavas and Parades)

  • 2000, 2004, 2011 & 2012 Folklorama Marketplace (Ukraine-Kyiv Pavilion) (Winnipeg)

  • 2010 Ethelbert Homecoming – Ethelbert, MB

  • Jaguar’s Dance Club in Club Regent Casino  (Winnipeg)

  • Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Parish 75th Anniversary Zabava (2009) (Winnipeg)

  • Fall Supper – Rosa, MB. (2009)

  • Rozmai Ukrainian Dance Company inaugural social (2009) (Winnipeg)

  • Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral Malanka (1999-2009) (Winnipeg)

  • 2008 Arborg Malanka (Arborg, MB.)

  • Teulon Ukrainian Dance Club Malankas (2006 & 2008) (Teulon, MB.)

  • TV Appearance on CITI TVs Big Breakfast Show  July 2007 and August 2008

  • Winnipeg Beach Summer Concert Series (Winnipeg Beach, MB.) 2006-08

  • 2006 Vesna Ukrainian Festival (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)

  • Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival Beer Gardens (Dauphin, MB.) (2001 and 2003)

  • 2005 Regina Mosaic Cultural Festival (Regina, Saskatchewan)

  • 30th Anniversary of the Teulon Ukrainian Dance Club (Teulon, MB.) (2004)

  • Selkirk District and Ukrainian Dancers Valentine Socials (East Selkirk, MB.)Festival of Nations (St. Hilaire, Minnesota, USA)


plus many private functions (ie. weddings and dances) held in such communities as:

  • Winnipeg

  • Brandon, MB

  • Dauphin, MB (All 4 Halls)

  • Teulon, MB

  • Shoal Lake, MB

  • Riverton, MB

  • East Selkirk, MB

  • St. Andrews, MB

  • Thalberg, MB

  • Clear Lake, MB

  • Lockport, MB

  • Rosa, MB

  • Arborg, MB

  • Niverville, MB

  • Holland, MB

  • Russell, MB

  • Oak Bluff, MB

  • Gimli, MB

  • Anola, MB

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