Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Rahat has always had a passion for music especially from Hindi cinema, often known as Bollywood. From a very young age, she used whatever tools and technology at her disposal to learn about the songs, dances, lyrics and even made her own mixed tapes, many of which she still holds on to.
Rahat immigrated to Canada in 2002 and made Sherwood Park her home. She is a proud Ismaili Muslim and joined the community band Jazbaa in 2017. Being part of the music scene again after almost 25 years made her realize how much she missed it. Singing for the band in Hindi, Gujarati, Swahili, and even some Punjabi there was always something new to learn. She would like to now share the different genres and diversity of music from India, including Hindi Movie hits (Bollywood), Ghazals and Punjabi with Bolly Beats.
Rahat is married with three beautiful children, who refer to her as Mama Bear, with love of course. Her contagious and bubbly laugh is one of her trademarks and hopes to bring smiles and laughter into your homes too through Bolly Beats with her chats and selected melodies.
Rebecca is always looking for ways to use her voice and hosting shows on Sound Sugar Radio is an unique way to get to address issues that we all deal with, while being honest, sharing her experiences and letting people know they aren't alone.
A lover of all things art, she both attends as well as performs in anything she can get her hands on that allows her to become immersed in a story. A triple threat around Edmonton, Rebecca has created her own opportunities, as well as joined teams that share her vision.
She has her own production company DEPTH Perception Productions, is the creator of dance company Shift Happens, launched Pieces Of Performance as an arts educator and teaches dance wherever she can.
She also sings with Not My Circus Singers, is an arts advocate with Muse Canada Inc and an arts educator with Jube School.
Shawn was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta. His adventurous spirit always compelled him outdoors, from child to adult. He loves the smell of 2 stroke engine oil and has always been fascinated by the way things work. Ever since he was a kid, he was interested in taking things apart and putting them back together again.
His love for computers propelled him into a professional career of computer support however it was his love of people that kept him on the customer service side of computing.
Shawn is a loyal and dedicated husband (Amory) and father to his fur daughter (Ethel-May). Shawn spends much of his time at his acreage quadding and skiidooing. He loves machines, driving, playing cards, board games and people in general.
Martin considers himself a storyteller and that journey began at a very young age. He would learn short poems and recite them to anyone who would listen. This natural ability to capture the attention of an audience through his art evolved into a life on the stage, screen, print and radio - primarily as an actor and a singer in musicals and operas, but also as a stage director, choreographer, producer, author and radio host.
Martin’s radio roots go back to the late nineties when he co-produced, then later in his senior year produced the high school radio. He then hopped on a plane in March of 2000 and immigrated to Canada. Broadway is his passion. He dedicated the past 2 decades to learning about and practicing the art form itself and brings a tremendous amount of passion to On Broadway, which he is super excited to co-host with the amazing Rebecca Bissonnette.
He currently resides in Sherwood Park, Alberta with his amazing wife Stephanie, daughter Cassidy and three retired greyhounds Wacky, Slider and Cash.
www.martin-galba.com to learn more about Martin.