About Dana Hartman, Canadian Ataxia Conference 2012 musician performer:

Dana Hartman performed her song "Flashback to 93" and a trio of "Diamonds are a girl's best friend" with Laura Gagnon and Kristin Dawn at the 2012 Canadian Ataxia Conference's "Bruteman Live!" philanthropy concert. Dana is the lead singer of two bands, the Hi-Tones and the Alchollys.

About the Hi-Tones:

The Hi-Tones are a high energy rockabilly/swing band based in London, Ontario. They have earned a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts around. The core band originally formed in January 2007 under the name of ‘Duke Sedan and the Hi-Tones’, with founding members Paul Wickerson, Mike Sheehan and Stephen Heighington.

They took the local scene by storm playing straight-up rockabilly. The band reached some milestones during this time. Their self-titled demo attained #1 in 2007 on the annual new music chart at CHRW Radio Western, they made a splash with print in the London Free Press, Scene and The Londoner. They also received special featured play on CBC Radio and performed an unofficial “farewell to the Brunswick” concert in London, playing to 150 ppl outside the venue after demolition had started.

In the fall of 2009, the three founding members branched out to expand their rockabilly sound and include swing in the mix. They parted ways with their singer, renamed the band The Hi-Tones and brought on board Dana and Cole, who had played as backing musicians for various shows. The new line up made their stage debut to a packed house at the Richmond Hotel. In 2010, the Hi-Tones played public, corporate and private shows around South Western Ontario. Highlights included performing at the BIOSHOCK 2 Launch Party and being invited to play the East End Rockabilly Riot in Toronto.

About the Alchollys:

Straight outta the depths of London Ontario’s seedy watering holes comes The Alcohollys. Born in 2009 by four mothers of all walks of musical life, they’re the shiny new concoction currently gracing Southern Ontario that’ll have you kickin’ up your heels whilst sparkin’ up that owl.

The ultimate party band, The Alochollys unique brand of Power pop served with a side of attitude, theatrics and audience participation have taken southwestern ontario by storm. These four “bad girls” have been featured in The London Free Press, The Toronto Sun, The Londoner, SCENE Magazine, Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, and Blabbermouth.net to name a few. With two “Jack Richardson Music Awards” under their belts, it seems there is no stopping the POWERHOUSE known as THE ALCOHOLLYS!

To experience THE ALCOHOLLYS for yourself, follow these simple instructions:
1 part live venue, 3 parts good ol’ fashioned rock, 2 parts melody, 2 parts punk. Fill to top with your choice of booze and warm tropical breezes. Stir, mix or shake, then proceed to chug, chug, chug.

Links: http://www.reverbnation.com/thehitones, https://www.facebook.com/thealcohollys