Project Description

The Sophistoccasion Showband delivers awe-inspiring performances and high energy entertainment fueled by a high standard of musicianship.  All the musicians and vocalists of this powerhouse are accredited professionals having attained music degrees from higher education music programs at McGill, Concordia, and UQCAM Universities.

The SophistOccasion Showband has graced the stage of many events including weddings, galas, corporate events, fundraisers, and cocktail functions.  They have performed locally, as well as nationally and abroad for over 20 years. From Montreal to Hong Kong and many places in between, the SophistOccasion Showband is committed on every level to a thing of beauty called the art of music.

SophistOccasion Showband’s band leader and owner Silvio Furino (McGill graduate in music), has followed his vision every step of the way to bring forth a fine-tuned show of the highest caliber encompassing a vast selection of repertoire from the 1950s to today’s radio hit songs. The front line of the band is composed of 3 stellar vocalists who can sing in many different languages including English, French, Italian, Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish, and Portuguese.

SophistOccasion Showband is entertaining, exciting, and sure to delight from start to finish.


Thursday August 15 2019 at 9:30pm at Wilfrid-Bastien park in St-Leonard

Sunday August 18 2019 at 7:00pm at the Jean-Talon stage in Little Italy (Jean-Talon boul. and St-Laurent)