Darla “Diva D”  – Lead Vocals

Darla began singing professionally in 1999 when she formed a Judds Tribute act with Candy Little. In 2000, the duo were selected from >200 auditioners to appear on an episode of the dick clark television production “Your Big Break”.  Just as sassy as “Wynonna” herself, Darla has shared the stage with the top tribute shows in Canada including a tour with two internationally acclaimed tribute shows, Legends of Rock N Roll and Legends Alive!. This included stops at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, Calgary Stampede, and Lady Lakes, Florida.

While working with the BC public service, Darla produced a celebrity tribute show with a cast and crew of ONLY BC government employees. Since its inception beginning in 2002, the PopStars! show contributed over $51,000 to local community charities.

Darla’s band experience began in 2003 with the launch of, DC Express.  The group performed at several Victoria venues, including the Esquimalt Inn, Country Rose and Luxton Pro Rodeo.  In 2006, after attending a songwriting workshop, Darla co-wrote her first song with bandmate Karen and Joan Enguita, of California. Darla is a member of SOCAN and Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)

Karen – Lead Guitar

Karenkaren has been playing guitar since she was a teen, focusing on lead guitar in the last 20 years. She has vast experience performing on stage, live radio and TV, at intimate coffee houses and folk clubs, at local venues, festivals and in the recording studio. Karen has toured internationally, and has played with several bands in multiple genres including blues, bluegrass, folk and acoustic roots. Before boarding the Chick Wagon, Karen played with Southern Exposure, Marq Twang, Nothin’ But the Blues, Shades of Blue, and Lonesome Sirens.

In 1996, Karen and Cheryl Fischer formed the duo Fischer & Lee, described as ‘Indigo Girls meets the Carter Family’, the pair were delighted to open a Valdy concert, and also have him produce their 1998 CD, Rise. The CD presented a clear view into their musical influences of blues, bluegrass, country, and folk. CD tracks were played on local radio in Victoria on 100.3 The Q, CBC, CFUV, and in the southern US.

Now aboard the Chick Wagon, Task-Master K brings her unique lead guitar styling to the mix, and remains a current member of SOCAN and Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).

Marty “Doc”  – Bass

luxton_fair_2008_255Doc taught himself to play six- and twelve-string guitar “many years ago”, in another life in Calgary. Gordon Lightfoot was his favourite.  After his Stampeders finally won a Grey Cup, he blew the dust off his cow-town roots and moved to Victoria. Once here, he auditioned for [and landed] a spot in his first band, Pagan Blue, fronted by Bill Zaalberg of “Brandy” fame.

Since then, he’s played with groups including Foot Patter, Shades of Blue, Take 3, Diamond Jack and Redwood. For the last few years, he has been playing both bass and six-string guitar with Lady and the Tramps, featuring vintage country, and contemporary rock, and continues to perform solo, in ad hoc groups and open mics.

Patrick Dance – Drums

Also known as “Dusty” Patrick joined Chick Wagon Band in 2015 — MORE TO COME!