London's own Denise Pelley will be singing the role of Eliza. Denise has performed with orchestras as far afield as Portugal and Germany. She has performed with many great artists including acclaimed trombonist Ray Anderson, Gospel/Blues legend Jackie Richardson and Flamenco guitarist Jesse Cook. She has opened for Aretha Franklin at the John Labatt Centre, has performed with Orchestra London in the Jeans 'n Classics series, has performed and acted in Grand Theatre productions, and did a one-woman show Jazzabel, in Washington DC and New York City at Urban Stages Theatre.
London’s award-winning Jazz singer Sonja Gustafson will be singing the roles of Jenny (Eliza's granddaughter) and Leanne. Sonja is a classically trained and talented vocalist with a unique style and polish. She is a popular guest with symphonies, choirs and big bands alike and has performed in musicals and fully staged chamber operas. Wherever she performs, this multi-faceted vocalist is an engaging songstress who connects deeply with her audience and shares her love of song with soulfulness and grace.
Alan will be singing the role of Brandon. Alan is a young vocal dynamo in the London professional music scene. As a singer/songwriter Alan breathes passion into every note of his music. His powerful, refreshingly honest vocals leave his audiences stunned and wanting more.
The newest member of
99:The Occupy Story team, Leslie is a session singer who has performed in various music videos by
Treetop Entertainment. This is Leslie's first venture into stage performance.
Jordan, a young Londoner, will be singing the roles of David and Jonathan. He has an almost unbelievable range from the rich lower end of a tenor right up to a sopranist countertenor. Jordan studied at The University of Western Ontario in voice performance, is a soloist for his church, has sung in operas, L'Enfant, La Cenerentola, Les Sortileges L'Heure Espagnole and has performed in musicals such as Bye Bye Birdie, Godspell andThe Student Prince at the Toronto Operetta Theatre.
CASPER the Ghost (Marcus Morris)
is London's preeminent rapper. With a captivating stage presence, he has toured with the likes of Obie, Trice and MGK and opened for artists like Shaggy and Snoop Dogg. Casper brings energy and passion to the stage. He has won many prestigious awards
including being the youngest person in history to be inducted into the London Music Hall Of
Fame. Casper teaches song-writing at the annual Rap Camp hosted by Kings College.
The youngest member of 99:The Occupy Story team, Stephen at 22 is an exceptionally talented, experienced and polished performer. He has performed in multiple productions with his stunning baritone voice. He is a UWO music composition grad. He is classically trained in voice, piano and guitar. He is a music director and arranges for ensembles of voices and instruments.