The Pelletiers do a "Snowbird Tour" Annually.
See Our Tour Schedule Here
This page has been created for Activity Directors of RV and Golf Resorts
in the sunny southern USA wanting to know more about THE FREDDIE AND SHEILA
SHOW. Here's the answers to some of your questions!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I GO TO A FREDDIE AND SHEILA SHOW?
This dynamic husband/wife duo perform in a concert style setting with the rich
full sound of their 1909 and 1920 Martin guitars. They give their audience
an energetic 'live' performance (no use of background tracks). Combine that
with 'off the cuff' humor and you've got an exciting show worth booking!
Freddie is an extraordinary guitar instrumentalist. He emulates
the works of great American country guitarists like Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and
others. At some point in the show he'll clog his feet and might even perform a
novelty act where he plays two tunes at the same time, sings a third tune and
clogs!! Sheila is an experienced rhythm guitarist with a crystal clear voice
and sings country classics, gospel and a handful of 'yodeling' western tunes.
They have been performing in the 'snowbird circuit' for over ten years and have
established themselves as a top act in these areas.
WHERE ARE THEY FROM?
Freddie and Sheila live on 100 acres overlooking poplar forest and farm
land at Birch Hills, Saskatchewan, Canada (about 2 hours north of
Saskatoon). Playing guitar has been Freddie's career since 1969.
Sheila moonlights as a registered nurse (in her spare time!) Freddie
and Sheila perform across Western Canada when not in the States.
WHAT TIME OF YEAR ARE THEY IN MY AREA?
Freddie and Sheila are not in the southern US until January. They spend the
month of January in Texas then move on to Arizona by the end of the month or
the beginning of February. They typically move around between Arizona and
California until the beginning of April.
I'D LIKE TO HEAR A SAMPLE OF THEIR MUSIC. HOW CAN I DO THAT?
You can go to the
Product page on this website and click
on any MP3 Sample.
There are two or three songs on each CD listed on the product page as having
samples available. Please note that these samples are compressed for internet
access and will be of a lower quality than the actual CD. They can also send you
a demo CD in the mail. Also please see the video info below.
DO THEY HAVE ANY VIDEO THAT I CAN VIEW?
To watch a short Freddie and Sheila promo video, click on this YouTube link:
Freddie and Sheila Promo Video
WHAT HAVE THEY ACCOMPLISHED IN THEIR MUSICAL CAREERS?
Freddie spent time playing lead guitar in Nashville and through-out Canada and
over the years has played for the likes of Ferlin Husky, Billy Grammar, Red Sovine
and Mac Wiseman. He toured with Canadian singer-songwriter, Ian Tyson (writer
of the Carter Family's 'Four Strong Winds') and fiddler, Al Cherney. Refer to
Biographies page on this site for full bio
Sheila was the winner of a 1993 Saskatchewan singing contest that allowed her
to showcase her voice nationally during Canadian Country Music Week. She was
the 2005 recipient of the YWCA Women of Distinction award in the Arts category
with an all female music group she performs with. Refer to the
Biographies page on
this site for full bio of Sheila.
WHAT RESORTS HAVE THEY PERFORMED AT?
These are just a few names of resorts they have performed at. Please refer
page to view their current tour schedule.
Fun N Sun, San Benito
Llano Grande, Mercedes
Victoria Palms, Donna
Roadhaven, Apache Junction
Lost Dutchman, Apache Junction
Gold Canyon Resort, Gold Canyon
Happy Trails, Suprize
Orangewood Shadows, Mesa
Mesa Dunes, Mesa
Sun Vista, Yuma
Desert Aire, Indio
Caliente Springs, Desert Hot Springs
Sky Valley, Desert Hot Springs
Mountain Shadows, Hemet
WHAT DO THE ACTIVITY DIRECTORS SAY ABOUT THIS SHOW?
Sheila's singing voice is wonderful. Freddie is one of the best acoustic
players we have heard in my 6 years as AD. We would highly recommend them
to anyone wishing to book their performance!
Janie Bandaccari, AD
Victoria Palms Resort
Freddie and Sheila performed in our park and were received with great joy
and appreciation. I was requested to bring them back and I will!
Aurel Wood, AD
Mesa Dunes RV Resort
Everyone loved your entire program! There was something for all to enjoy
and we certainly did!
Sun Vista Resort
Freddie, Sheila and Clint Pelletier are among the elite in the realm of
music. Awesome and fabulous were just a couple of words our members
used to describe their music. When you are offered a chance to book
them for an event, don't hesitate. The Pelletier's are just too good
to pass up!
Frankie Humphrey, AD
Desert Pools RV Resort
Desert Hot Springs, CA
WHAT ARE THE NAMES OF SOME SONGS CAN WE EXPECT TO HEAR?
Freddie and Sheila are constantly learning new material. They pride
themselves on the fact that they don't stick to a regimented set list.
There are fan favorites that they might perform more often but you will
never hear them repeat a show entirely and you can go to a half dozen or
more shows and hear new tunes every time.
They also take requests through-out the show which leads to interaction
between them and their audience. It's fun for everyone to see if you can
stump Freddie and/or Sheila!
Examples of some song titles they might play:
Chet Atkins Instrumentals like Freight Train, Wildwood Flower
Country Classics like Stand By Your Man, Coat of Many Colors
Gospel Songs like Ave Maria, How Great Thou Art
Bluegrass instrumentals like Blackberry Blossom, Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Western and Yodeling songs like Chime Bells, He Taught Me to Yodel
Classics like Danny Boy, Classical Gas
Swing Tunes like Sweet Georgia Brown
Various Novelty tunes to make you laugh!
50's/60's Rock n Roll like Walk, Don't Run, Pipeline, Perfidia
Folk Songs like Red River Valley, Froggy Went a Courtin'
WHAT'S THEIR FEE?
They are open to various arrangements including flat rates or a percentage
split of the door. Their fee structure is negotiable depending on distance
and number of engagements. This is something that can be discussed by phone.
I WANT TO BOOK THEM! HOW DO I DO IT?
Call them right now at 1-306-749-2498 or 1-306-960-7016 (Jan. to Mar.) or
email them at:
Our mailing address is:
Freddie and Sheila Pelletier
Birch Hills, Saskatchewan, Canada
DO THEY SEND ME A CONTRACT?
YES they do. Because they apply for a P2 Work Permit to work as Canadians
in the States they must have an American Federation of Musicians contract
for every show. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONTRACT IN THE MAIL PLEASE DO
NOT ASSUME THE SHOW IS CANCELLED!!!!! What it means is that it has been
lost in the mail. PLEASE, call them if this happens. Cell 306-960-7016
They also send posters, flyers and other promotional material and a confirmation
letter in the mail that you should get by the end of Nov. prior to your show.
If you don't receive the package, PLEASE call them. We will arrange to get
posters to you ASAP.
CAN I GET POSTERS ON-LINE?
Yes, you can go to the
page on this website where you can
download the following:
* Biography info on Freddie and Sheila
* Photos in PDF format
* 8 1/2 X 11 color poster of Freddie and Sheila
* 11 X 17 color poster of Freddie and Sheila
They would be happy to send you any of the above by mail as well.
Thank you to all Activity Directors/Entertainment Buyers for taking the time
to read this page. If you have any question about the show, please feel
free to call or