SIMPLY SHANIA was busy battling jetlag as they traveled halfway around the world not once, but three times to entertain the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.
In addition to those successful international tours, was an eye opening and suspense-filled journey to the Balkans Region where SIMPLY SHANIA was officially transported to various U.S. military camps in Kosovo and Macedonia for special concert performances, boosting the morale and spirits of the troops stationed in this dangerous and troubled part of the world. (Tours produced by AKA Productions)
Closer to home, SIMPLY SHANIA has had the honor of opening for such Country Music Greats as George Jones and Tanya Tucker. Additional past performances include Universal Studios Orlando, Harrah's Phoenix Casino Resort, Nugget Casino Resort Sparks Nevada, New York City's Grand Central Terminal, San Antonio River Walk Arneson Theater, Galveston Moody Gardens Convention Center, Regal Empress Cruise and countless outdoor concerts at fairs and various summer concert series.
SIMPLY SHANIA is an upbeat show covering songs from all of Shania's CDs including, "Shania Twain Greatest Hits", a collection which boasts 17 chart-topping hits including, "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!", "You're Still The One" and "Any Man of Mine". In true Shania style, the music is uniquely pop-country with a whole lot of attitude and a kickin’ rock edge. Simply Shania has a huge draw of fans of all ages so COME ON OVER . . . SIMPLY SHANIA is GONNA GETCHA GOOD!
"Valerie not only sounds like Twain, but looks like her." ...Bob Makin, Courier News
“I just wanted to thank you for coming all the way to Japan to boost the spirit of so many Marines and Sailors. I, as a Marine, really enjoyed it.” ...
Cpl Phonda S. B., USMC
“You were great! My daughters Kaitlin and Allison loved your performance! Allison is a die-hard Shania fan. I want to thank you for letting her sing the chorus with you that Friday night at the fair. You really boosted her self-esteem and now she wants to take singing lessons!” ...Sue S., Sussex County Farm and Horse Show
“Valerie has the Twain peek-a-boo midriff look down. She also sounds like her and can even knock off Twain’s chin-high kicks.” ...
Chris Jordan, Asbury Park Press
“Thanks for taking time to come entertain the soldiers here in Kosovo. It’s people like you that make the difference to the soldiers here. Time is very important to the soldiers and being away from loved ones can get hard. When we have entertainers come here and perform, it can make us forget where we are and appreciate just why we are here.” ...
1SG Rudy R. D., Airborne Ranger, U.S. Army
“You do an excellent tribute to Shania and your costumes are terrific.” ...Ellyn LeFante, Public Relations & Special Events Coordinator, New Brunswick City Market
“Being a sister Canadian and fan of Shania Twain, after attending the Simply Shania show I can tell you that Valerie: looks like Shania, moves like Shania, costumes are like Shania and most importantly of course, sounds like Shania.” ... Terie M., Stuart, FL
“You really are a dead ringer for Shania on stage. I admire your determination to get her mannerisms and costumes nailed down.” ...Kim R., Keansburg, NJ
“I just wanted to thank you again for making our "gift" of an evening with "Shania" a great success! You did an excellent job and we thoroughly enjoyed your performance.” ...Kim B., Ft. Myers, FL