Collectively on the
live stage, Cease & Desist have shared the spotlight
with the likes of: DAVID FOSTER, RANDY BACHMAN, THE GUESS
WHO, THE LATE JOHN CANDY, CHEAP TRICK, COLIN JAMES, RARE
EARTH, BURTON CUMMINGS, NIGEL OLSEN, JEFF HEALEY, EDGAR
WINTER, PATRICIA CONROY, BLONDIE with DEBORAH HARRY, THE
ODDS, STREETHEART, LOVERBOY, THE TRAGICALLY HIP, CANNED
McLEAN & McLEAN, THREE DOG NIGHT, DAVID LEE ROTH, THE
BEACH BOYS, ALABAMA, MICHELLE WRIGHT and the list goes on
Television appearances include video projects for Much
Music, CBC, CTV, CMT, YTV, GLOBAL and CHEK TV.
CEASE & DESIST Are sure to make your party a
great one. They present themselves as the consummate
professionals that they are and are always happy to do your
special requests. Most jobs they have done in the past have
rewarded them with return engagements.
The band's song list is extensive. They take great pride in
their versatility. To hear them play an “Andrews Sisters”
song to a “Garth Brooks” song to a “Joni Mitchell” song to
an “AC/DC” song back to back, verbatim, (if that’s what the
request is) is not uncommon and highly entertaining.
Their song list covers a SIXTY-YEAR SPAN of top
Now a little about the band...
drummer/vocalist - Marc LaFrance
has been involved in the music industry for over 4 decades
and is a well-known and highly regarded industry
professional. He has performed as a drummer or singer on
over 100 albums, has done countless recording sessions and
live performances. Some of his present and past
Drummer for Randy Bachman and Bachman & Turner and has
recorded with a vast array of prominent recording artists
including Bachman & Turner, Crowcuss, Chilliwack,
Payolas, Loverboy, Glass Tiger, Alice Cooper, Mötley Crüe,
Bon Jovi, Cher, Carly Simon, Poison, The Cult, David Lee
Roth, Scorpions and many others.
Marc is the producer of Polish rock act “Chemia”.
Marc’s Kidsongz project has written and produced over 100
tracks for Scholastic Books, one of the largest book
publishers in North America. The music is part of a
kindergarten through grade 6 educational book/CD that is
used nation wide in Canada, as well as having written
several articles for another renowned book publisher McGraw-
Hill Ryerson for Canadian High Schools
Marc voice was featured on several tracks for the
internationally renowned Guitar Hero video game.
Music Supervisor for the animation project, Cackleberries
Marc formed Delinquent Records in 1994 with the release of
his first solo album, “Out Of Nowhere”, produced by Paul
Dean of Loverboy.
Marc has been a found member of C&D and continues to
perform with Cease & Desist and Atlantic Crossing.
bass/guitar/piano/vocalist - Mick Dalla-Vee
taught himself to first play the guitar at age 10 after
losing his mother to cancer. In an enviable career, the
Cease & Desist front man, bassist and guitarist has also
become a very busy studio producer, musician, arranger and
vocalist. Mick attained Gold and Platinum status for his
work with Bachman & Turner (Live in New York City 2010)
amongst other musical awards (3 gold awards, one independent
album award) and co-written or written everything from
country to smooth jazz. Mick has played bass and been lead
singer for Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman (The Guess
Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive) for 17 years, played upright
bass at the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival and keyboards
for Grammy Award-winning R&B diva Melanie Fiona and as
well, he contributed vocals to projects by Mötley Crüe and
Trooper, and created soundscapes for TV programs such as
HGTV’s popular Holmes Makes Right series since 2012
Mick is also the founder of the Down Syndrome Research
Foundation’s Music in Motion Workshop, a project that
develops musical camaraderie with children, youth and young
adults diagnosed with Down syndrome and other developmental
guitar/bass/vocalist - Brent Howard
released an album 1996 of mostly self-written country music.
The album was produced by award-winning producer Tony Rudner
and enlisted the work of some well-known Nashville
musicians. To date, Brent has released the fourth of four
singles from his self-titled album and has had three charted
videos on C.M.T., Canada’s Country music Channel. The first
single, “What is and Isn’t Mine” climbed to #15 across
Canada on the radio charts. His fourth single with
accompanying video, “The Wrangler” reached the “Top 20” on
radio in Western Canada. The video for “What is and Isn’t
Mine” (Brent’s first single) was “Pick of the Week” on
N.C.N. in the summer of 1996. Immediate plans are for
Brent’s new album.