Sing Out for CHEO is more than just a charity event! This event is recognized as an official CHEO Foundation fundraiser. Over the past four years, the event has grown to include a fantastic silent auction, an artist competition, door prizes and raffles with gifts provided by local merchants.
Danny Sylvestre is an Ottawa Valley singer/songwriter and the founder and organizer for the Sing Out for CHEO event. He had his life dramatically altered when the doctors at CHEO diagnosed his daughter with Muscular Dystrophy. Over the years, she has had to go through a series of surgeries, therapies and countless late night visits at CHEO. The specialists at CHEO patiently carried them through their healing process. When she became an adult, CHEO still supported her by way of finding doctors and specialists outside of CHEO so that she may continue her medical follow-ups.
For the fourth year, Danny is the CHEO Ambassador for this event and in partnership with Ottawa Pure Country 94, Sound Check Entertainment, Lone Star, Via Rail, Gorley Lalonde Royal Lepage, GallantMEDIA, Tim Tierney/Ottawa Councillor, Long & McQuad, Shoebox Recording Studio and with the help of a great team of devoted volunteers.
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Danny hails from a small French community outside of Ottawa, Canada. His powerful voice carries a distinctive timbre that seems to reach up from somewhere deep in the American south, grabs you by the soul and drags you onto the dance floor. While his Québécois joie-de-vivre and passion lives on in each of his songs, Danny seldom strays far from his country roots where he finds his muse in the back roads, deep woods, pristine lakes and bountiful fields.
You’ve heard his music on Television starring actors like Kevin Nealon, or pro athletes like Chris Bosh & Arnold Palmer.
His original tunes have been recorded by other artists, or used for podcasts, mobile apps and commercials airing daily throughout North America.
Memories of dusty roads, empty bottles, and travel-worn boxcars fuel HOSS’ heartfelt ballads and danceable favourites. Drawing on such legends as Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and many others, HOSS brings the big sounds of Texas and Tennessee to your venue with grit and a sly grin.