Live Music Events Calendar

    Oct
    26
    Thu
    John Findlay Band
    Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
    John Findlay Band @ Harbour Street Fish Bar | Collingwood | Ontario | Canada

    Juno nominated singer and guitarist John Findlay with Joey DiMarco, Gabor Szepesi & Uli Bohnet.

    Oct
    27
    Fri
    Lisa Hutchinson Band
    Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm

    _mg_9334blown-out-jpg-opt383x574o00s383x574Lisa has had the great pleasure of “learning on the job” while performing with many of the area’s finest players. She has played in the International Blues Challenge 2014, Southside Shuffle, Durham West Blues Festival, Wasaga Beach Blues Festival, Kempenfest, Orillia Jazz Festival and Spring Blues Festival, Jazzmania Festival, Collingwood Summer Jazz and Blues Concert Series and the Canadian Big Band Festival along with many gigs at local venues and at private parties. Lisa has enjoyed performing with such notables as Chuck Jackson, Roly Platt and Wayne Buttery. She has gained a great deal of knowledge and inspiration from Ronnie Douglas and his band.

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    Oct
    28
    Sat
    Oakland Stroke
    Oct 28 @ 9:00 pm

    Oakland Stroke faithfully recreates the music of fabled Bay area soul band Tower of Power. The funk, the excitement and the soul. Based in Toronto, Canada.

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    OAKLAND STROKE IS A TEN PIECE FUNK & SOUL BAND:

    Lou Pomanti – organ   
    Tony Carlucci – trumpet
    George St. Kitts – vocals
    John Johnson – tenor sax
    Marc Rogers – bass
    Lou Bartolomucci – guitar

    Chris Howells – trumpet
    John Panchyshyn – tenor sax, vocals
    Simon Wallis – baritone sax
    Steve Heathcote – drums
    Bernie Sandor – sound

    The band is led by Lou Pomanti and Tony Carlucci.

    Lou Pomanti:

    Composer, producer, musician, Gemini Award winner and 5 time nominee, Lou Pomanti is highly respected nationwide as one of the country’s finest musical talents. With over 25 years of credits in scoring, songwriting and performing his expertise has awarded him hundreds of musical projects for film, television and album work.

    In 1980, Lou received a call from David Clayton-Thomas asking him to join Blood, Sweat and Tears on their world tour. This kickstarted him into a whirlwind period over the next 2 decades of playing with a who’s who of the North American music scene, from Anne Murray to Kim Mitchell, from Gordon Lightfoot to Platinum Blonde, from Triumph to Leonard Cohen, from Jeff Healey to Michael Bublé. Lou has just finished producing and arranging Clayton’s new CD for Universal … “Soul Ballads”.

    Tony  Carlucci

    Started when his father introduced him to the trumpet. He was nine. By the age of eleven, he was playing in weekend bands and studying under Canada’s premier trumpet teacher, Dr. Don Johnson. By fifteen, Tony was a regular in Toronto’s music theater scene, performing in such shows as “West Side Story,” “The Pajama Game” and “A little Night Music,” and held a chair in Canada’s Youth Orchestra.

    At age 22, Tony landed his first musical director job for New Zealand’s top show singer, Frankie Stevens, touring Canada’s top show rooms for six months.

    Working regularly on the CBC Television Network in the eighties, Tony played with such artist as Corey Hart, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Frozen Ghost, Percy Sledge, the Drifters, Sam and Dave, the Spoons, Zappacosta, Rita McNeil, Don Rickles and Paul Anka.

    In 1989, Tony started his own group, Synthetic Earth, and began composing music. The group was runner up in the Hennessy Jazz Search in Los Angeles that year. His Amarosa Music production company provides live and original recorded music for large corporate functions worldwide, including exotic destinations like Thailand and Hong Kong.

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    Nov
    4
    Sat
    Jack de Keyzer Band
    Nov 4 @ 8:00 pm

     

    Jack is Back..!!

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    Jack de Keyzer photo by Nick Harding

    Jack de Keyzer is a “United Kingdom”-born Canadian blues guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer.[1] He has twice won the Juno Award, Canada’s highest musical honour, and seven times received Maple Blues Awards, including for Blues Album of the Year in 2000 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. Real Blues Magazine crowned him Live Act Of The Year in 2001, and has twice named him Guitarist of the Year.

    The finest blues guitarist in Canada”  Jeff Healey

    If Jack de Keyzer was from Chicago, New York or LA, he’d be famous”  Bob Dylan

    jack2From the Arctic Circle  to Puerto Escondido, Mexico; from Athens, Greece to  Hornby Island, BC,  virtuoso guitarist,  Jack de Keyzer plays  the blues world wide.  One of Canada’s most awarded and  in demand  live performers and session guitarists, Jack has relased 8 CD’s and 1 DVD.  He has also played on hundreds of recordings and live sessions with artists ranging from Etta James to Ronnie Hawkins and  Bo Diddley to Blue Rodeo.   An incendiary live performer, soulful vocalist and world class song writer, de Keyzer performs an average of 180 shows per year and has brought audiences to their feet  at many major Jazz and Blues Festivals including the Montreal Jazz Fest,  Blues Sur Seine (France) The Ottawa Blues Festival and  Puerto Blues, (Mexico).   A much celebrated musician, de Keyzer has been nominated for the Juno (Blues Album of the Year)  5 times and won the Juno  twice in 2003 and 2010.   He has won 7 Maple Blues Awards (Canada’s national blues awards) , first place in the International Songwriting Competition and won CBC’s  Great Canadian Blues Award from a  poll of radio listeners. Always touring with an incredible band, Jack will have you rocking in your seat and  swaying to his hot  blues,  soulful  r&b and cool  soul jazz.   World class.

    Nov
    8
    Wed
    Pub Night For Pets
    Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm
    Nov
    11
    Sat
    Fraser Melvin Band
    Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm

    Led by accomplished frontman Fraser Melvin (Guitar & Vocals), this remarkable 4-piece band performs a mixture of Blues, Roots, and R&B. Formed in 2008, the Fraser Melvin Band rounded out their lineup when Alex Furlott (Bass) and Fraser met Jonathan Hyde (Drums) and Andrew Moljgun (Saxes & Tambourine) in college. This tight group quickly earned its popularity with crowds across Ontario and Quebec with their energetic live performances and musicianship displayed through a diversified repertoire of tunes. From their countryfied covers of Jimi Hendrix, to their funk interpretations of Bob Dylan, to their own soulful originals, the FMB draws on a wide variety of influences throughout their set. The quartet has performed at numerous festivals including the Kitchener Blues Festival, the Toronto Jazz Festival, and the Norfolk ’N’ Blues Festival. In 2012 they competed in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. With a lead singer that sounds 30 years his senior, a honkin’ sax man, and a rhythm section that grooves, the exciting and entertaining Fraser Melvin Band will get you out of your seat, shaking a hip, and singing along.

    Nov
    17
    Fri
    Kimberley Wetmore Band
    Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm

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    Attracting rave reviews as “Outta Control”- the highly successful Dance Music Trio – She topped the charts with music videos and singles in Europe, South America, Asia, and the United States.

    Kimberley Wetmore’s powerfull and dynamic voice has captivated audiences worldwide!

    Nov
    18
    Sat
    Coming Of Age
    Nov 18 @ 9:00 pm

    COMING OF AGE is Collingwood’s best classic rock band.

    Coming of Age is a group of musicians with over 30 years of experience in playing venues throughout Canada. With a set list covering Classic Rock, New Rock, Funk and Pop, Coming of Age performs songs to engage audiences of various ages and musical tastes.

    Led by the powerhouse vocals of Ted Wright, Coming of Age features the lead guitar prowess of Darren Whalen, the outstanding harmony vocals and rhythm guitar work of John Gabriele, and the thunderous and solid backbeat provided by bassist Ron Pretli and drummer Rich Sherkin.

    Sharing a love and respect for Rock music, Coming of Age features a set list of well-loved but not over-played rock and roll. You’ll hear many classics, old and new, but you will also be surprised by songs that you haven’t heard in a long time. Coming of Age’s set list includes songs by Deep Purple, Foreigner, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Billy Idol, The Cult, Bruno Mars, Tragically Hip, the Talking Heads, and many more songs guaranteed to get people up and on their feet.