Tony Vani and Debbie Hoskin of the"The Stir", a high energy rock, R&B band with powerful rhythm section, have created the NEW RELEASE CD "SOUL RETRIEVAL" a spiritually moving compilation of rock songs with proceeds from the sale of the CD going to cancer research. Band members of the "Stir" include Duncan Cooper on Keyboards, Vitas Slapkauscaus on bass guitar and Chris Lingard on drums. We want to gratefully thank the members of our band, "The Stir" for supporting and helping to create the "Soul Retrieval" album.

Our CD, "Soul Retrieval" is an expression of the Heart. When we decided to create this album, there was no contemplation of how the CD would be received by the world, only a genuine desire to express and share what is deep within. Now that it is complete, we hope that it resonates within your hearts. "Soul Retrieval" has been created with the intent to honor beloved family members Jason Hoskin and Roger Sabo.

Tony Vani, hailing from Belleville, Ontario, known for his soulful bluesy vocals and skillful harmonica playing. Tony is a charismatic and high energy performer, touring Canada for the past 2 decades in both blues and pop/rock bands.

Debbie Hoskin, singer/songwriter, born and raised in New York City; Debbie had several songs on the Canadian top 40 charts in the late 80's; Debbie has a unique vocal style of her own described as sometimes sweet, sometimes sultry, always soulful.

Joining forces, the creative chemistry of Tony and Debbie has resulted in a powerful and moving musical experience that will move your soul and grip your heart.


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Live hard and play hard
Southern Rock feel, harmonica driven, strong rhythm



Blues
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Praying Mantis
Swampy blues, harmonica driven



Alternative Southern Rock
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Still Got Her Soul
Easy listening, R&B, blues harp; Tony Vani on main vocals with Debbie Hoskin on harmonies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSugzYDpSw0



R&B/Soul
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Her Blues
Swampy, slow and easy Blues



Blues
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It's So Hard
It's So Hard is a heartfelt rock song, medium beat, It's So Hard.........deb's personal anthem.............This song has a very abrupt ending, as did my son's precious life. We sing this song to Jason. Musicians: Deb Hoskin: lead vocals, Tony Vani: guitar, Jeff Ross: lead guitar, Duncan Cooper: keyboards, Vitas Slapkauscaus, bass guitar, Ashley Hoskin: back up vocalist



Rock
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"I Believe" (you are an angel by my side"
"I Believe" is a soft rock song, dedicated to Roger.........all the things we talked about. Musicians: Deb Hoskin: vocals, Duncan Cooper: keyboards, Vitas Slapkauscaus: bass guitar, Chris Lingard: drums, Tony Vani: guitar, Ashley Hoskin: back up vocals.



Easy Listening/Soft Rock
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What would I do?
"What would I do" is a bouncy pop/rock song, female vocals, fun song appreciating my great friends. Musicians include: Tony Vani: guitar, Duncan Cooper: keyboards, Vitas Slapkauscaus: bass guitar, Dave Holmes: congas, Deb Hoskin: lead vocal, Ashley Hoskin: back up vocalist



Pop
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Shine Your Light, Verity
I wrote this song for Verity, who is no longer with us. So I decided to download it in her memory. Verity was the pipeline princess. We had lots of fun and she became my good friend.



Miscellaneous
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"I Cry"
"I Cry" is a heartfelt alternative rock ballad, unique sound of it's own...dedicated to our precious Jason............... Musicians: Deb Hoskin: vocals, Tony Vani: guitar, Duncan Cooper: keyboard, Vitas Slapkauscaus: Bass guitar, Jeff Ross: lead guitar, Ashley Hoskin, back up vocals



Alternative
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Anxious Time
Retro hard Rock recorded in the 80s, psychadelic, Deb wrote this song as a teen, wondering about the future.... A song about Time......So glad I didn't know then, what I know now..............:-) I might have jumped off that ledge. :-) LOL etc.............................



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Run Away
an old 50's song....blues style.
Licensed Cover



Blues
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Boom Boom

Licensed Cover



Blues
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Have I told you lately (that I love you)

Licensed Cover



Easy Listening/Soft Rock
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Crystals song
Crystals song is pop drama, a story about a little girl named Crystal...She learned what she lived....



Pop
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Calling it quits
female vocals, kind of a medium ballad, slide guitar, a catchy little tune about breaking up with your not so nice man.



Pop
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I know these things I know
By Ashley Hoskin and Courtney Czechowski: In Honour of Ashley's beloved brother, Jason; for his birthday August 5. Happy Birthday Jason. We will never stop missing you.



Miscellaneous
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Somekind of wonderful

Licensed Cover



Blues
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Roger's Song
Accoustic guitar and male vocal, melancholy, nostalgic, Tony emotionally sings this song to his best friend/brother and band member, Roger.



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Stay With Me
The instrumentation of this song is all keyboards by long time friend and band member Duncan Cooper. This is an upbeat, nice melody, special song to deb....dedicated to Roger.........This is a picture of my Roger.......Roger passed away on Aug 1, 2006 after a long battle with brain cancer. Roger was a great singer/songwriter and musician and my partner in life. Deb Hoskin: vocals, Duncan Cooper: keyboards and percussion



Pop
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Take me to the River
Performed at Loyalist Bluesfest 2008
Licensed Cover



Blues
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Sleepwalker
Hard to describe this song: medium pace, female vocals, kind of pop alternative, an odd song about life being a dream and when we die, we awaken from this crazy dream.



Alternative Modern Rock
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A Better Place
This song moves



World
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Tonight
upbeat rock song with guitar, vocals and harmonica



Rock
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Holding on
This song made it to the Canadian country top 40 chart in the 80's.



Retro Pop
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The Gift
Eclectic blend of regae, jazzy feel, calypso, mish mosh. This song can't make it's mind up at all about who/what it wants to be. Gift indeed! Musicians include: Tony Vani: guitar, Duncan Cooper: keyboards, Vitas Slapkauscaus: bass guitar



World
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Rise Above
Never wrote a bluegrass song before. It was Tony's idea.........but I have to admit, it's a fun song and people always get up dancing and smiling to this one. Musicians: Tony Vani: guitar, harmonica and vocals, Duncan Cooper: keyboards, Vitas Slapkauscaus: bass guitar, Deb and Ashley Hoskin, back up vocals



Country
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Shout It Right Out Loud
Childrens Folk Song. We invited children into the studio to sing with us. Dedicated to Relay For Life cancer fundraiser. I love the sound of children singing. Musicians: Tony Vani: guitar, Duncan Cooper: keyboards, Vitas Slapkauscaus: bass guitar, Deb and Ash Hoskin: back up vocals



Childrens Folk Song
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You Ask Me
upbeat rock love song, jazz feel to it, male vocals Musicians include: Tony Vani: guitar, Duncan Cooper: keyboards, Vitas Slapkauscaus: bass guitar



Rock
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Psyche's Muse

4/3/2017 2:51:26 AM
...and I'll have one more before I leave

...GIFT !!!!

And it "Truly" is a "Gift"!

Thank You for providing it to the world! -M-




Psyche's Muse

4/3/2017 2:45:53 AM
PRAYING MANTIS... Most EXCELLENT!!!

HER BLUES!!! WOW!!! WONDERFUL SONG!!! Blew me away!

I'll be back for more "I PROMISE"!!!

This is some of the best stuff I've heard on the site! -M-




SILVERWOODSTUDIO

7/13/2010 5:55:03 PM

No excuses-its been a while
Time waits for no man (or Woman I guess)
Very nice to be here again!

Love rob




Richard Scotti

4/11/2010 11:57:48 PM
"Retrieving My Soul" is now #2 on The New Songs Genre Chart!



DirgeK

3/27/2010 1:52:14 AM
Thankyou for dropping by my page. I am well, going to take early retirement from work and plan to do experimenting with music making. Fred who produced DirgeK's music has been very ill with throat cancer but I hope he is going to make it through.
Hope your music making is going well and you are continuing to heal, I know it is not easy.

Love to you and all your family

DK's mum




Richard Scotti

3/7/2010 3:41:17 PM
Hi Deb,

I just checked out the New Songs Genre and the song I wrote for you: "Retrieving My Soul" has reached #6! Thank you for inspiring it.

Peace,
Richard




Catherine Ivy

2/28/2010 7:26:36 PM
Dear Precious Treasure You Are Deb!!!!!!!:-) I know one when I find it and I hold it in my heart always! I am have always been touched by your music, you have been so gifted and I am thankful to God for you my friend. You made my evening by your visit, thank you!

Please do keep in touch:-)
Hugs, love and always blessings,
Catherine~
P.S. you have an awesome soul...




denise cascione

2/13/2010 7:41:49 AM
morning
beautiful music here
so much love
so much hope

bless you....keep on sharing the love
denise




Richard Scotti

2/12/2010 10:47:32 AM
Thank you for the sweet comments. The song you requested: "Retrieving My Soul"
is now back on my page for you to add to your "Soul Retrieval" station. Good luck re-building the station and thanks again for your support. Peace and love, Richard xo




Bob Rylett

2/10/2010 6:24:37 PM
Hello Tony and Deb, finally made it here for a listen and tremendous is what comes to mind. You do so many different styles and you do them well, the musicianship is first rate and the songs are so very descriptive. That takes time and love and it shows with you two...cheers bob rylett



Catherine Ivy

2/7/2010 11:25:11 AM
Hello Sweet Debbie! Thank you so much for stopping by. It's always a pleasure to hear from you my friend. I love your music and listen to it often...Keep, "ROCKING" and creating that awesome music and please keep in touch!

Hugs, love, and blessings,
Catherine~




THE JACK PADDLE COVER BAND

1/13/2010 10:00:28 AM
I am not at liberty to say where I have been.............contractual obligations and all that!!!

All I can tell you is that two large barrels of Peruvian guano, one knitted glove (orange in colour), a handmaid with a distinct aroma and some sheep's testicles were involved!!!





Richard Scotti

1/9/2010 11:24:17 AM
Dear Deb,

Happy New Year! Wow, what is happiness? I measure life one minute at a time. I'm thankful for all the good minutes and I've learned that having the strength to live through
something gives you the strength to live with it. I hope that your minutes are good ones
and that in 2010 you will have 525,600 of them.

Luv
Rich




The Man With No Band

1/4/2010 11:52:43 PM
May your new year be a good one my friend !



The CODE

12/31/2009 10:03:03 AM
Happy New Year Debbie & Tony!

All the best for 2010!

CHEERS!



 

       

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“Soul Retrieval” by Tony Vani and Debbie Hoskin is a refreshingly eclectic and inspiring album that spans various genres including adult contemporary and adult rock…seeks to heal broken hearts and immortalize the memory of lost loved ones…skillful instrumentation, passionate vocals, and memorable melodies…Fans of inspirational tunes will love this


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Back to the Shack
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Words and Music Gets The Blues
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