The Exchange is a 5-piece band consisting of top players from across the Lower Mainland—including players who have performed with major recording acts. We focus on rock / pop classics and contemporary hits with an emphasis on exciting, even epic, songs that most bands shy away from because of their difficulty—including songs from Rihanna, Michael Jackson, Guns and Roses, Queen, Chicago, and even the late great Etta James. Philosophically, The Exchange is about bringing diverse members of the band together for a common purpose: We Exchange thoughts, feelings and musical ideas with the aim of creating a beautiful musical unity.
The Exchange has evolved over several years to now include Payton Rector, an extraordinary, young, prize-winning lead vocalist who has the potential of becoming a new recording personality; Frank DeLuca, a drummer whose band, many years ago, won “Best Canadian Band”; Nathan Fox, a keyboard player who toured with the Charity Brown Band in the year following them winning 4 Juno awards in the 1970s; Ernie Daniels who is second to none in emulating the scintillating guitar solos we hear from bands like Guns and Roses, Santana and Chicago; and Brian Sanheim, an established bass player, who has played with many fine groups and who is as good as any at keeping a band in the groove.
Payton is a 25 year old musician who has been performing on stage for over 17 years. She loves all styles of music, from classic rock, to r&b, to modern pop. She spent a year in Boston studying vocals and songwriting at Berklee College of Music. Payton feels truly blessed to be a part of such a fun and talented band!
Nathan’s piano and electronic-keyboard playing spans a range of musical genres—including contemporary and classic pop, country, R & B, funk, and light jazz. After playing with several top Calgary acts as a young man, he moved to Toronto to join the Charity Brown Touring Band after Charity won 4 Juno awards in the R & B category. He has an MFA in music and a PhD in philosophy.
Business owner for the last 40 years and married to a wonderful women for the past 34. We have a beautiful daughter and two crazy dogs. My influences growing up were David Garibaldi from Tower of Power and Neil Peart from Rush. The drum kit I use nowadays is a Roland TD-50.
Band has been a constant in Ernie’s life since the age of 14. He strives for continuous improvement and loves hanging out with his bandmates on a weekly basis. Ernie also enjoys curling, golf and spending time with his wife Jackie, 2 daughters Megan and Sarah and puppy Kobe!
Brian has been performing and writing music for many years. He has toured with several recording artists, recorded many albums and performed with several cover bands. He played with recording artist Brandon Paris Band. During his time with Brandon Paris he toured across Canada, performed at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, made appearances on TV/radio and had videos on Much Music. Brian also played with a recording artist called The Crawl. The Crawl has performed around Vancouver including at BC Place for CFL’s BC Lions. The Crawl’s music can be heard at NHL/CFL games, TV, film and video games. He continues to write music with several recording artists. Brian is very excited to be selected to play bass with The Exchange!