Impulse Response is Victoria’s funkiest soul, groove, and R&B trio. The group is small with a big sound. Shanna and Alexander front the band as lead vocalists. With tight and punchy grooves, their sound is infused with sweet and soulful harmonies. The bands influences include: Soulive, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, The Meters, Herbie Hancock, Justin Timberlake, Donny Hathaway, Joss Stone, John Mayer Trio, D’Angelo, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Marvin Gaye, and Ray Charles. This group is comprised of talented musicians who have played at such venues as: Hermanns Jazz Club, Swans, Bard & Banker Bartholomew’s, Canoe Club, Vista 18, Darcy’s, My Bar and Grill, The Oswego Hotel, The Bengal Lounge, Victoria Jazz Society’s TD Jazz Fest and Blues Bash Festivals, and many more.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.
The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division