FlatBroke is a recording duo with a blend of great vocal harmonies and unique musical abilities. We play a mix of modern and classic country favorites, classic rock and roll, and original music. Our latest CD "Release the Reins" was released on October 12 2013.
FlatBroke is sure to make your special event a memorable one. We engage audiences with an interactive blend of songs that create instant recognition and connection to a wide range of people. We play the music you remember and the tunes that you thought you forgot and instantly recognize as soon as you hear them. When you hire FlatBroke for you special event, you will get an experience you will not soon forget. Playing as a two or three piece band with instruments and backing tracks, we can give you the full band sound and show. Depending on your budget, our show can range from a duo with backing tracks, to a 5 or 6 piece live band.
We are based out of the Edmonton area. All our members are proud Canadians and have been entertaining for many years. We will travel just about anywhere in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
We supply all our own sound and lighting equipment. You would need to provide an appropriate size stage (20 x 12) with cover if it is an outdoor event.
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Bonni MacDonald starting singing at the age of three and was considered a little "Shirley Temple" because she could sing and dance and amaze any audience with her natural talent, winning numerous awards. Bonni has sung at weddings and has hosted Karaoke shows and continues to use her amazing talent by singing on her worship team at Church and providing dynamic lead and backup vocals in FlatBroke.
Hailing from Fredericton New Brunswick, Shawn Saunders started doing sound for bands and recording with local bands on Community TV while in high school. The thoughts of playing bass kept popping into his head so he purchased that first bass guitar at age 37. Dedicated to learning the bass and being in a band like his uncle, he learned the basics quickly and started using his vocal abilities as well. Shawn eventually joined a band that became FlatBroke and later Flat Broke II. After moving to Alberta in 2006, Shawn played with the Muskeg River Band, Emo Leblanc, Paul Lepage, and joined forces with Bonni MacDonald to create the current version of FlatBroke.
Shawn Saunders (Bass Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica),
Bonni MacDonald (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Fiddle, Keyboard),
Larry Kopra (Kebyoard, Vocals)