YVR Band

Performing In and Around WA - Seattle Area


The YVR Band based out of Vancouver, BC Canada consists of four seasoned Vancouver music business veterans with over 30 years experience touring and performing live music across Canada and the US.

Frank Dato – Drums/Percussion
David Skinner – Guitar/Vocals
Paul Minshall – Bass Guitar/Lead Vocalist
Jillian Mandy Hart - Lead Vocalist



In 1999 David teamed up with Frank in “Small Mercies”, a Blues Rock Recording Act who were the CFOX 99.3 Radio Station 1998 Vancouver Seeds winners. Playing the local club circuit they eventually formed the YVR Band in 2000.

YVR Band members have vast experience playing the Canadian nightclub circuit and concert halls. Dave and Frank worked alongside Keith Scott (Bryan Adams Guitarist) for six years, performing across Canada and the US. They toured extensively with many recording artists including the Beach Boys, Canned Heat Blues Band, Brownsville Station, and John Lee Hooker to name a few

Paul Minshall on Bass and Lead Vocals has toured Canada multiple times playing keyboards with bands including Canadian Classic Rock Recording Artist “Darby Mills”, from HEADPINS, and more recently was a member of highly popular Vancouver band Dance Mob on the local club circuit.. Paul also produces podcast themes which can be heard on Leo Laporte's TWiT Netcast Network for: Net@Night, The Daily Giz Wiz, Abby's Road, This Week In Fun, Jumping Monkeys,
and Roz Rows The Pacific. Also for The Detroit Tigers Podcast with Mike McClary

The most recent edition to “YVR Band” is the stunning and talented “Jillian Mandy Hart”. A highly entertaining performer with a powerful and soulful voice. Jillian's dynamic charisma, energy and stage presence make her the perfect complement to YVR Band Live Performances
Collectively on the live stage, YVR Band members have performed and shared the spotlight with a number of recording artists including the likes of: Bryan Adams, Tom Cochrane, Doucette The Supremes, The Mamas and Papas, The Beach Boys, Canned Heat, Powder Blues, John Lee Hooker, Gaye Delorme, Holly Woods & Toronto, Brownsville Station, Nick Gilder, Prism, Trooper, and the list goes on.



YVR Band is one of Vancouver's most sought after party bands designed to make your function a highly exciting, enjoyable and memorable experience. With stunning female vocalist Jillian Mandy Hart fronting the Band and three other lead vocalists their repertoire is extensive covering a FIFTY-YEAR-SPAN of top music hits from the most current Pop, Rock, Dance tunes to Classic Rock, Motown, and Funk. Adele, Rhianna, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Joan Jett, the Supremes, Aretha Franklin, to AC/DC, Journey, Def Leppard and Guns & Roses, YVR Band covers all the bases.

Always having a great time while on stage performing for the audience their main goal is to provide an entertaining and interactive soundtrack for your party or event. YVR Band is available for Casinos, Weddings, Private Functions, or Corporate Events and welcomes all your booking enquiries.



YVR Band – Song List

Rollin In the Deep – Adele
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
All Summer Long – Kid Rock
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Sweet Child of Mine – Guns & Roses
Let's Dance – David Bowie
Billy Jean – Michael Jackson
Cowboy Casanova - Carrie Underwood
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
Last Friday Night - Katy Perry
That's Just The Woman In Me–Celine Dion
You Shook Me All Nigh

YVR Band