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Original Blues!
Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley
Awards
2012 Recipient of Toronto Blues Society and the Canada Council's Commissioning Award
First Recipient to create commissioned songs in Blues category
2010 Winner of Canada's SOCAN Best Songwriters Award
2010 Winner of The Blues With a Feeling Award
Maple Blues Awards - Canada
2009 Nominated for Best Acoustic Act Of The Year
Maple Blues Awards - Canada
2007 Nominated for Best Album of the Year
Maple Blues Awards - Canada
2000 Nominated Best Blues Album Of The Year
Canada's National Music Award
5 Time Best Horn Player of the Year Winner
Maple Blues Awards - Canada
Winner of The African -American Women in The Arts Award
Chicago, Illinois USA
Winner of The Golden Sheaf Award
Best Original Songs- Canada
Winner of The Cable Ace Award
Los Angeles USA
Gemini Award Winner
Canada
Winner of The African -American Women in The Arts Award
Chicago, Illinois USA

Electro-Fi Records releases
Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley's latest CD - Scrap Metal Blues!!

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Fine Cars & Lots of Money - Braithwaite & Whiteley

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Blues Suite Highlights
Massey Hall Presents At The Glenn Gould Theatre in Toronto
Braithwaite & Whiteley

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Underground Railroad Music Festival Underground Railroad Music Festival 2014
Next Underground Music Festival - September 2014
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For Feature Wellington Advertiser Article on 2012 festival Click Here

Diana & Chris on Fox TV live from Virginia!


Diana & Chris play Blues on The Rideau
Diana & Chris play Blues on The Rideau with Gary Kendall, Dan Whiteley and Mike FitzPatrick
Get Behind the scenes & Inside the Blues with Diana & Chris! Check out DAWG FM's casual and intimate Radio interview with Inside The Blues Host - James Doran.
Click here to hear the May 26th, 2013 interview


Chris Whiteley Congratulations!
8 time Award Winner Chris Whiteley wins Maple Blues Award for Best Horn Player 2012!!!
Feature Article: Finding beauty in Scraps
Feature Article: Finding beauty in Scraps
Read up on the feature article that appeared in The Toronto Sun, Rhythm & Rhymes, June 21, 2013. The article coincided with their performance at The Shops at Don Mills for the kick off of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

Feature Article: Finding beauty in Scraps
Light's Action Camera
Stayed Tuned for details on Diana's new page:
Light's Action Camera

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Braithwaite and Whiteley Concert on Canada Live!
Tune in to CBC Radio – Sunday February 25th to hear The Blues Suite Live CBC Concert - The show runs from 7:00pm (7:30pm Newfoundland & Labrador) on 94.1 fm in Toronto.


Classic Blues Acoustic Show
When Diana and Chris aren't rockin' the blues with a full band they also do a Classic Blues Acoustic show paying tribute to the music and styles of the 1920's, 30's & 40's. Click the image or here for more information.


Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley

Massey Hall presents Braithwaite and Whiteley at the Glenn Gould Theatre
Blues Suite will be presented at the Glen Gould Theatre – Friday, October 19th, 2012

After Braithwaite and Whiteley were awarded Songwriter of the Year honors at the Maple Blues Awards in January 2010, (one of 9 Maple Blues Awards they have collected), they were commissioned by the Toronto Blues Society to compose a series of 12 blues songs, using various traditional blues styles and instruments, but reflecting both contemporary and personal themes.

After two years in development, Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley are proud to announce the debut date of their new works Blues Suite and on Friday, October 19. The talented duo, with the help of some top blues musicians will showcase the material at Glen Gould Studio Theatre in Toronto, known for it’s world class acoustics.



Chris Whiteley
The couple have toured relentlessly for the last half dozen years, and their travels have taken them from the Georgia Sea Islands to Ireland , from Blues Festivals in New York City and Virginia to concert halls in Moscow , Calgary and London England.


Blues Suite will be toured internationally at a series of concert venues in the US, Europe and the UK.

Fresh from appearances on Fox TV and National Public Radio in the U.S. Diana and Chris are looking forward to premiering the Blues Suite at the beautiful Glen Gould Theatre in Toronto Canada.

Click here to listen to Massey Hall Soundboard Podcast



Braithwaite & Whiteley @ The Glenn Gould Theatre
Keeping the Blues Alive!
Live At The Glenn Gould Theatre!
October 19th 2012



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New Single Just Released!!!

The new single Wellington County written by songwriting team Braithwaite & Whiteley was composed as one of the 12 original songs that make up the Blues Suite collection. The song is a tribute to Diana's ancestors who were amongst the the first Black pioneers who came to Canada through the Underground Railroad and cleared land to farm and live in Wellington County.

Braithwaite & Whiteley's - new video "Wellington County"

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Rockin' & Rollin with the Blues!
Watch out for Braithwaite & Whiteley on new television series hosted by Danny Mark's
- Cities in Blue -

airing Spring 2013


Braithwaite & Whiteley - PROMO VIDEO

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Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley - Beaches Jazz Festival
photo credit: Kimberley Mallet
Beaches Jazz Festival a hot event!

Diana and Chris rocked the crowd with their hot summer blues concert at the Beaches Jazz Festival in Toronto last week. Backing up the duo was John Sheard on piano, Neil Brathwaite on sax, Downchild's Gary Kendall on bass and Mike Fitzpatrick on drums.



Hudson River Blues Festival
Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley - Hudson River Blues Festival

CD Launch a Big Success
Chris and Diana's Big Blues Revue rocked a packed Hugh's Room to successfully launch the new "DeltaPhonic" CD with Electro Fi Records.
The 24th Street Wailers provided stellar backup, as the duo debuted some new songs from the CD. Special guests included Neil Brathwaite, Danny Marks, Ken Whiteley, John Sheard, Big Cec and Star, and the beautiful Bluesettes. The music was hot , the vibes were good and a great time was had by audience and performers alike.



Producer Deni D'aoust features Diana's song "Blues Dance" in new video!

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Epcor Centre Concert in Calgary
Diana and Chris played to a packed house at the Epcor Centre in Calgary on June 5th.  The Event was held in the Engineer Air Theatre and part of the Carma Acoustic Blues Series.






Diana and Chris on CBC Radio One
On Sunday morning , June 27th , Diana and Chris were featured on the final hour of CBC's, The Sunday Edition, with host Michael Enright.

They  performed  6 acoustic songs live in the studio, as well as speaking with renowned interviewer Michael Enright. The show aired on CBC Radio 1, 99.1 FM.
Click here for the interview and songs




North to Canada Concert
North to Canada Concert was a big hit in Harrison Hot Springs, BC

Photo:  Leon Bibb, Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, Diana Braithwaite, Chris Whiteley and Russell Jackson.



Capitol Theatre, Port Hope Ontario
After returning from their European tour , Braithwaite and Whiteley will be headlining at Port Hope's beautiful Capitol Theatre. They are planning an exciting evening of the best in vintage blues, featuring original and classic material. As always , they plan to feature an excellent band, and a few special guests TBA.
Stay tuned for more info!


Braithwaite & Whiteley's Big Blues Revue at Hugh's Room - June 9, 2010
CD Release Party



Maple Blues Award Winners!!!
Diana and Chris win Songwriter of the Year Award at the Maple Blues Awards Show. Chris also wins Best Horn Player and Lifetime Achievement Award. Total Awards for the dynamic duo to date – 8 Maple Blues Awards, a Gemini and African-American Women in the Arts Award, a Cable Ace Award LA, six Juno nominations and a Golden Sheaf and Jazz Report Award.


UK tour & European tour Sep-Oct 2010. ENGLAND, SPAIN, ITALY!!
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February 2010 Braithwaite and Whiteley perform live on CBC Radio for host Andy Barrie who retires from job as Metro Morning Radio Host.


Diana and Chris completed another successful school tour of Sugar and Gold – The story of the Underground Railroad in Canada.
2010 brings the total student audience that have seen the show to 40,000.
Sugar and Gold - The Story of the Underground Railroad In Canada. Click below for more information.


Recording at BBC
Recording at BBC. Braithwaite and Whiteley record live at BBC radio in London, England with Boogie Woogie King Bob Hall founding member of Savoy Brown.

New Electric CD released!
Delta Phonic Love Letter is released by Electro Fi Records
Electric CD release party – Hugh’s Room - June 9th 2010.

Diana performs at Massey Hall, in Toronto with the Women’s Blues Revue

Chris wins LifeTime Achievement in the Blues Award

Diana presents live on CBC radio - a series on Black History.

From Russia with Love!
Diana and Chris on tour in Moscow. Photo taken in Red Square.
russia
Diana & Chris tour the UK with Britain's Boogie Woogie Master - Bob Hall with Bob Hall


In Quebec
with The renowned Eddy Shaw & The Wolf Gang! with Eddy Shaw & The Wolf Gang







Taking a break on the west coast with blues greats Donald Ray Johnson & Kenny Blues Boss Wayne Taking a break on the west coast