Hello! We’re Lady Be Good

We play a blend of jazz, R&B and pop for the best parties in town. Since 2013, Lady Be Good has been earning rave reviews from wedding couples and clients alike. We are also the first-call band for some of Toronto’s top event venues, as well as wedding and event planners across the GTA.

Lady Be Good is proud to make regular appearances at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada for the Friday Night Jazz series in addition to private events at: Shangri-La Toronto, Malaparte, Four Seasons Toronto, Montecito, Colette Grand Cafe, and many more.

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The Band


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Kat Langdon Ward

Vocals

Favourite song we play: Settle Down or Teenage Fever

Fun Fact: I've never learned how to ride a bike.

Other Hobbies: Vegetarian/vegan cooking, makeup, reading and being a personal assistant to our family dog, Lemon.

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Ewen Farncombe

Keyboard

Favourite song we play: Say You'll Be There

Fun Fact: Barely anyone spells my name right or pronounces it correctly.

Other hobbies: BMX biking, Skateboarding, Drumming, Eating

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George Chenery

Bass

Favourite song we play: All About That Bass (swing version)

Fun fact: From age 0-10 I was the subject of a British travel column called 'Travels With George' where my Mum would take me to unusual places, including the Pyramids of Egypt and the Siberian Tundra!

Other hobbies: Teaching sailing, learning about science and technology or doing extremely beginner yoga.

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Louis Baranyi-Irvine

Drums

Favourite song we play: ``If I Aint Got You`` (bc Kat pulls at people's heartstrings every time)

Fun Fact: Until the age of 5 I was convinced that I was Batman. Therefore, every year when Halloween came around instead of leaving on the mask and cape I wore 24/7, I would remove them. This was my way of joining in the fun of 'dressing up' once a year.

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Our Story


November 2012

Kat was connected with George Chenery (bass) for a one-off tv performance. The next time Kat needed a band (for a Beyonce tribute show!) George quickly recommended his friends from school (also Humber B.Mus grads) Ewen Farncombe (keys) and Louis Baranyi-Irvine (drums).

January 2013

At this point in her life, Kat was ready to make a big change. With a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance, Humber College) in hand and a few successful years singing freelance she was ready to create something of her own – and now she had a band. The musical style came easily from a mutual jazz school background and similar personal taste. The goal has stayed the same from day one: curate material and arrangements that are both musically fresh and appealing to a wide audience.

June 22 2013

Our first wedding performance as Lady Be Good. While we had small performances prior to this one, this is the date we count as our band-iversary! Thanks to an incredible team of vendors, this wedding was also covered in the W/S 2014 edition of Wedluxe.

July 2016

Lady Be Good experienced a higher number of inquiries than the band could handle and didn’t want to compromise on quality. It sparked the idea to put some fellow pro musicians and friends of Lady Be Good into their own group to see if something took shape. In 2017 Lady Be Good Productions proudly launched Hey Love onto the wedding and events scene. With Music Director and drummer Mike Kosowski at the helm, Hey Love hit the ground running with weddings and clients like Microsoft, Equitable Bank and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.

Today

Our lineup has never changed. Lady Be Good has played 150+ shows together, we rehearse every week and collaborate on each other’s projects outside of Lady Be Good.

4Musicians
5Years as a Band
1Weekly Rehearsal
2871Cups of Coffee