Cease and Desist

Based in Vancouver BC



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 HEAT, KANSAS,
McLEAN & McLEAN, THREE DOG NIGHT, DAVID LEE ROTH, THE BEACH BOYS, ALABAMA, MICHELLE WRIGHT and the list goes on and 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 music hits!
 

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 accomplishments include:
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 disabilities.


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.
 
 

SONG LIST

Ocean Pearl 
One Day in Your Life 
54-40

Girls Got Rhythm 
Shook Me (all night long) 
Shot Down in Flames 
TNT 
AC/DC

Same Old Song & Dance 
Sweet Emotion 
Aerosmith

Let’s Stay Together 
Al Green

Horse with No Name 
Sister Golden Hair 
America

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Co. “B” 
Andrews Sisters

House of the Rising Sun 
Animals

Coulda Been a Lady 
April Wine

Hold Your Head Up 
Argent

City of New Orleans 
Arlo Guthrie

Can’t Get Enough 
Feel Like Makin’ Love 
Bad Company

No Matter What 
Badfinger

The Weight 
Up On Cripple Creek 
Band

Fun Fun Fun 
Surfin’ USA 
Beach Boys

All My Lovin’ 
Can’t Buy Me Love 
Come Together 
Dear Prudence 
Eight Days a Week 
Hard Days Night 
Help 
Here Comes the Sun 
I Wanna Hold Your Hand 
I Saw Her Standing There 
I Should Have Known Better 
I’ll Be Back 
Love Me Do 
No Reply 
Norwegian Wood 
Nowhere Man 
Please Please Me 
Revolution 
Rocky Raccoon 
She Loves You 
Tell Me Why 
Ticket to Ride 
Twist & Shout 
With a Little Help from my Friends 
You’ve Got to hide your Love Away 
The Ballad of John & Yoko 
Beatles

Stand By Me 
Ben E. King

Rock Around the Clock 
Bill Haley & the Comets

White Wedding 
Billy Idol

Only The Good Die Young 
Piano Man 
Billy Joel

Paranoid 
Black Sabbath

Mack the Knife 
Bobby Darin

This Cat’s on a Hot Tin Roof 
Brian Setzer Orchestra

Summer of ‘69 
Bryan Adams

Rainin’ in My Heart 
Buddy Holly

Hot, Hot, Hot 
Buster Poindexter

Bad Moon Risin’ 
Down on the Corner 
Have You Ever Seen the Rain 
Hey Tonight 
Lookin’ Out My Back Door 
Proud Mary 
Who’ll Stop the Rain 
C.C.R.

It’s Too Late 
Carole King

Another Saturday Night 
Wild World 
Cat Stevens

Fly By Night 
Chilliwack

Wicked Game 
*Chris Isaac

You Never Can Tell 
Chuck Berry

Should I Stay or Should I Go 
Clash

Youngblood 
Coasters

Sunshine of your Love 
Cream

Ohio 
Teach Your Children 
Crosby, Stills, Nash&Young

I Hear Ya Knockin’ 
Dave Edmonds

Space Oddity 
David Bowie

Runaway 
Del Shannon

Misser Lou 
Dick Dale

Runaround Sue 
The Wanderer 
Dion and The Belmonts

American Pie 
Don McLean

Black Water 
Doobie Bros.

Love Me Two Times 
Road House Blues 
Doors

The Cover of the Rolling Stone 
Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show

Guitars, Cadillacs 
Dwight Yoakam

Desperado 
Lyin’ Eyes 
Take it Easy 
Tequila Sunrise 
Hotel California 
Eagles

Summertime Blues 
Eddie Cochrane

All Shook Up 
Can’t Help Falling in Love 
Don’t Be Cruel 
Hound Dog 
Jailhouse Rock 
Burnin’ Love 
Elvis Presley

Wonderful Tonite 
Layla 
Tears in Heaven 
Eric Clapton

Bye Bye Love 
Dream 
Wake Up Little Suzy 
Walk Right Back 
Everly Brothers

Hole Hearted 
Extreme

Ain’t That A Shame 
Blueberry Hill 
Fats Domino

Signs 
Five Man Electrical Band

New York, New York 
Frank Sinatra

Alright Now 
Free

Friend’s in Low Places 
Garth Brooks

Rock ‘n Roll Pt. 2 
Gary Glitter

Little Green Bag 
George Baker Selection

Radar Love 
Golden Earring

Bad Time (to be in Love) 
Some Kind o’ Wonderful 
Grand Funk

The Breakup Song 
Greg Kihn Band

American Woman 
No Sugar Tonight 
Guess Who

Cat’s in the Cradle 
Harry Chapin

Without You 
Harry Nilsson

Busstop 
Long Cool Woman 
The Air That I Breathe 
Hollies

New Sensation 
INXS

White Rabbit 
Jefferson Airplane

Do Ya Love Me 
The Dave Clark Five

Great Balls of Fire 
Jerry Lee Lewis

Right Here, Right Now 
Jesus Jones

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown 
Don’t Mess Around with Jim 
Jim Croce

Oh, Girl 
The Chi-Lites

Land Down Under 
Men At Work

Changes in Latitudes 
Why Don’t We Get Drunk 
Margaritaville 
Jimmy Buffet

Country Roads 
Thank God I’m a Country Boy 
John Denver

Cherry Bomb 
Check It Out 
Hurts So Good 
Pink Houses 
The Authority Song 
Jack & Diane 
John Mellencamp

You’re Sixteen 
Johnny Burnett

Folsom Prison Blues 
Ring of Fire 
Johnny Cash

I Can See Clearly Now 
Stir It Up 
Johnny Nash

Big Yellow Taxi 
Joni Mitchell

Dust in the Wind 
Kansas

Walkin’ on Sunshine 
Katrina & The Waves

The Gambler 
Kenny Rogers

Louie, Louie 
Kingsman

Lazin’ on a Sunny Afternoon 
Lola 
Kinks

I Wanna Rock & Roll All Night 
Kiss

Me & Bobby Magee 
Kris Kristopherson

What is & What Should Never Be 
Whole Lotta Love 
Heartbreaker/Livin’ Lovin’ Maid 
Thank You 
Led Zeppelin

Long Tall Sally 
Little Richard

Daydream 
Do You Believe in Magic 
Lovin Spoonful

Sweet Home Alabama 
Lynyrd Skynyrd

California Dreamin’ 
Mama’s & the Papa’s

I Heard It Through the Grapevine 
Marvin Gaye

Those Were the Days 
Mary Hopkins

Somebody Bring Me Some Water 
Melissa Ethridge

Enter Sandman 
Metallica

Wild Fire 
Michael Murphy

I’m A Believer 
Monkees

These Boots (are made for walkin’) 
Nancy Sinatra

Hair of the Dog 
This Flight Tonight 
Nazareth

Cracklin’ Rosie 
Girl - You’ll Be a Woman Soon 
I Am - I Said 
Sweet Caroline 
Neil Diamond

Cinnamon Girl 
Harvest Moon 
Old Man 
Neil Young

Fishin’ in the Dark 
Mr. Bo-Jangles 
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Spirit in the Sky 
Norman Greenbaum

Dock of the Bay 
Otis Redding

I Don’t Wanna Lose You’re Love 
Outfield

Crazy 
Walkin’ After Midnight 
Patsy Cline

Wish You Were Here 
Comfortably Numb 
Pink Floyd

Every Breath You Take 
Message in a Bottle 
Roxanne 
Can’t Stand Losin’ You 
Police

Middle of the Road 
Pretenders

Crazy Little thing Called Love 
Fat Bottomed Girls 
Queen

The One I Love 
R.E.M.

Sedated 
Ramones

Good Lovin’ 
Rascals

Jessie’s Girl 
Rick Springfield

La Bamba 
Ritchie Valens

Maggie May 
Reason to Believe 
Tonight’s the Night 
Twistin’ the Night Away 
You’re in my Heart 
Sailing 
I Don't Wanna Talk About It 
Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? 
Rod Stewart

King of the Road 
Roger Miller

Brown Sugar 
Get Off My Cloud 
Gimme Shelter 
Honky Tonk Woman 
Let’s Spend the Night Together 
Ruby Tuesday 
Satisfaction 
Under My Thumb 
Wild Horses 
Miss You 
Rolling Stones

What I Like About You 
Romantics

Blue Bayou 
Crying 
Pretty Woman 
Roy Orbison

Little Red Riding Hood 
Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs

Venus 
Shocking Blue

Cecelia 
Mrs. Robinson 
Simon & Garfunkel

Stuck in the Middle with You 
Steeler’s Wheel

Keep On Rockin’ Me 
The Joker 
Steve Miller

Higher Ground 
Stevie Wonder

Stray Cat Strut 
Rock This Town 
Stray Cats

Roxy Roller 
Sweeney Todd

My Girl 
Temptations

I’d Love to Change the World 
Ten Years After

My Sharona 
The Knack

The Zoo 
The Scorpions

Gloria 
Them

Shambala 
Three Dog Night

It’s Not Unusual 
Tom Jones

Mary Jane’s Last Dance 
Won’t Back Down 
You’re So Bad 
Tom Petty

Draggin’ the Line 
Crimson and Clover 
Tommy James

(Jenny, Jenny) 
Tommy Tutone

Blow at High Dough 
Courage 
Little Bones 
New Orleans is Sinking 
Tragically Hip

Boys in the Bright White Sports Car 
We’re Here for a Good Time 
Trooper

Eleanor 
Happy Together 
Turtles

Pride (in the Name of Love) 
With or Without You 
One 
U2

Brown Eyed Girl 
Into The Mystic 
Moondance 
Van Morrison

Surf Music Medley 
Ventures

Last Kiss 
Wednesday

Behind Blue Eyes 
Won’t Get Fooled Again 
Who

Play That Funky Music 
Wild Cherry

Land of 1000 Dances 
Mustang Sally 
Wilson Pickett

I Believe in Miracles 
Hot Chocolate

Does Your Mother Know 
ABBA

Livin’ on a Prayer 
Bon Jovi

If You Don’t Know Me By Now 
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes

I Will Survive 
Gloria Gaynor

Memphis 
Johnny Rivers

You Can’t Hurry Love 
The Supremes