She lived next door to Oscar Peterson in Montreal, and was swept away as she listened to his practicing many hours on his magical piano. He gave her a gift without even knowing it.
Beverley was enthralled with Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Billy Eckstine & Tony Bennett among so many others that sang the American Standards their way. She knew then and there that she certainly had something to sing about.
At 16, she became the Lead Singer in a show that toured some of the most elite Canadian and American Armed Force bases. She toured with this illustrious show, and its talented cast for five years, and she still to this day, remembers it as if it were yesterday.
Beverley says, “There isn’t a better audience in the entire world like our young men and women in Uniform.”