Australian/Canadian singer-songwriter Shadi Toloui-Wallace has been performing to large and small crowds all over the world for over a decade. Born and raised in Australia, Shadi relocated to Vancouver, BC, in the summer of 2011. She has independently released three solo records, Leather Bound Book (2009), Verdant Isle (2011) and most recently formed a studio band to record her third solo album Daughters of the Kingdom (2016). Over the winter months Shadi will be touring her latest work while also writing and performing lead vocals in Vancouver’s premier jazz/funk band, Tiny Havoc.
Justin is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and music educator born and raised in Vancouver, BC. As a member of the illustrious Semiahmoo Secondary jazz program, he played his first professional gigs on saxophone in his early teens and picked up the bass shortly thereafter. Alongside his work with Best Night Ever, Justin plays with jazz-soul stalwarts Tiny Havoc and jazz-thinkpiecers Last Ark Out. Originally inspired by grunge era rock groups like Soundgarden and Radiohead, some of hIs favourite artists starting with the letter S are Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder and Snarky Puppy.
Arthur Pascau Smith is a guitarist, educator, and media guy based in Vancouver, BC. In addition to playing guitar and writing in Tiny Havoc, Arthur is on the teaching faculty at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music. He is also a member of the music-blender that is Last Ark Out. He can also be found mixing music and editing videos as Wetfoot Media.
James is a drummer and acoustician native to Vancouver. He has played on pop, indie, soul and hip-hop sessions and is particularly influenced by African and Latin Rhythms. A mechanical engineer by training, he studied room acoustics at the University of British Columbia and works to design acoustical products and create effective spaces for music rehearsal, performance, and recording.
Toga D’Hoore is a bassist, educator and composer based in Vancouver. In addition to playing with Tiny Havoc, Toga is also an active member of indie/rock band Parlour Panther. He is also a member of the teaching faculty at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music. Normally he smiles.