THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT CAN - 5 FEET 2 INCHES OF PEPPY DYNAMITE!!!
Joan Minnery is a one-woman force of inspiration. She is a genuine go-getter with an indomitable spark plug of contagious effervescence. The pint-sized energizer bunny is a beacon of energy as a Vocal Coach/Musical Educator at the SiNG iT Music Studio, where she instructs an arsenal of aspiring singers and musicians. She’s known around Brantford as the Elvis Lady; the little gal with the big voice and the indomitable spirit of goodwill. Originally hitting the spotlight as a dancer and then as an Elvis Impersonator; Joan has evolved into the effervescent champion of the performing arts and one of the most popular entertainers in the City.
Joan tours extensively with her band SIVLE -- an Indie Rock Band and she is also a very busy solo performer. Joan entertains several times per month in her solo showcases and with her motivational shows, yet she soars highest when performing alongside her son BILL in their band SIVLE. Their Soft-Rock band is comprised of Joan on lead vocals, Bill on lead guitar/vocals, her brother bigEZbob on Rhythm and their family friend Dan Taylor on drums. SIVLE has also released 5 original songs and garnered a great deal of respect and following on the Indie Charts and Radio Stations.
Joan was nominated for the 2017 Order of Ontario!!! She is also the Diamond Award Winner, Best Professional Entertainer -- Readers' Choice Awards!!
Joan directs and performs in 3 musicals per year with the Brantford Cabaret --- her musical theatre workshop of small children and adults.
As the 2018 Recipient of the Mohawk College Alumni of Distinction Award; Joan wears many hats as Music Educator, Drama Coach, Professional Entertainer, Motivational Speaker, Line Dance Instructor, Song & Dance Instructor, Zumba Instructor and Health Journalist.
Joan is also a published author of the bestselling book, WALKING MY WAY BACK TO ME, her personal transformation autobiography.
Joan has been nominated 5 times for the Brantford Citizen of the Year. She is the recipient of both the Queens Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals for Community Volunteerism, Health Advocacy and Leading Young Children towards Music.
The highly sought-after Motivational Speaker and Entertainer tours across Canada and the United States delivering her impactful message of "Put Down the Fork & Get Moving" as she invigorates her audiences about the power of SELF-LOVE and following the three (3) M's; Motivation, Movement & Music.
Joan Minnery happily hails from Brantford Ontario Canada. She is the daughter of Bill and Elsie, the youngest sister of John, Anne and Bob, and the boastful mother of Bill (BJ). Joan can be spotted at most events escorted by her life partner, Keith Curley.
Joan is available for SOLO Vocal Performances through the daytime during the week or weekends and with SIVLE – predominantly on the weekends.
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