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Live Music Events Calendar

Aug
23
Thu
Steven K. Henry Band
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm
Steven K. Henry Band @ Harbour Street Fish Bar

A band of seasoned veterans delivering funky rock ‘n’ roll with an edge

Steven K Henry on drums & vocals,
Neil Chapman – guitar & vocals,
Joe Agnello – bass & vocals,
Gabor Szepesi – keyboards

Steven K Henry – Drums & Vocals

Since his first gig at age 7, Steven has been performing professionally for 50 years as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist.  Steven plays drums, guitar, piano, bass, Hammond organ, cello lap steal and whatever else he can get his hands on.  He also owns and operates a recording studio in a small country church. Steven has one CD to his credit and is currently working on a second CD, as well as various recording sessions with other artists and live performances…

Neil Chapman – Guitar & Vocals

Neil Chapman is one of North America’s most inspiring guitarists. As well as being a first call session player, having recorded with the likes of Dan Hill, Rita McNeil, Rough Trade, The Sattallites, Heat Exchange, Zombo Zombo, Bill King’s Saturday Nite Fish Fry and Alan Frew, he has played on stage with many great artists such as Leonard Cohen, Carol Pope, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Randy Bachman, Leroy Sibbles, Toots and the Maytals, and Maestro Fresh Wes.

Along with Graeme Williamson and Tony Duggan-Smith, Neil is a founding member of Canada’s “National Treasure” THE PUKKA ORCHESTRA, and the offshoots Neotone and Autocondo. He is also a member of ZED HEAD, a classic rock/Texas boogie outfit in the style of the greats of old.

When not touring, Neil keeps busy writing and recording music for documentaries, television and corporate events. As an “Event Musician”, Neil enjoys being band leader and playing live for the corporate crowd throughout the world with his band BIG ROCK ENDING.

Joe Agnello – Bass & Vocals

Joe’s musical career spans over 3 decades and includes such bands and performers as Leigh Ashford, The Cameo Blues Band, Johnny Wright & Hotline, Dianne Heatherington, Flagg, David Wilcox, Malcolm Tomlinson, and Chuck Jackson & The All Stars.

Leigh Ashford, a band Joe co-founded with Toronto guitarist Gord Waszek in 1967, was the opening act for The Who, Vanilla Fudge, Sly and The Family Stone, Ten Years After, Procol Harum, Grand Funk, Jose Feliciano and shared the bill with Alice Cooper, M.C.5, Guess Who, and Crowbar.

Gabor Szepesi – Keyboard

Gabor went on the road, after graduation to pursue a career in music. Touring for years with bands like Bloodstone, Mango, Justin Paige, Grant Smith, Lenny Solomon, Charity Brown, Janet Harper, The Ryan Brothers, Laurie Schedler, Atlantis, Better Late, Ultrasound and Sweet Blindness.

In the 70’s and 80’s Gabor did many recording sessions at Toronto’s premiere recording studios as well as “live to air” television music series productions on CHCH and CTV.

In the mid 80’s he decided to follow another passion and created a very successful audio production company, PA+ Productions Inc.

PA+ had house rigs in the most prestigious live music venues in the city. These included The Jarvis House, Lee’s Palace, The Diamond Club, Rock’Roll Heaven, RPM, The Government, and on and on.

In the early 90’s PA+ was awarded the status of “preferred supplier” to some or Toronto’s most prestigious live performance venues. These included: Massey Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, The Sony Centre and The Harbourfront Centre.

Our services division also established itself as a player in world class theatre production. In 1992 we launched the world premiere of the Live Entertainment production of “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, a theatre production that toured the world after the Toronto launch.

PA+ also had a very successful integration division that was very respected by the leading consultants. It did projects that encompassed an enormous scope. Some of our installations include: Fallsview Casino, Lakehead University, University of Windsor, Massey Hall, Roy Thompson Hall, Bruce Power, Legislative Assembly of Beijing, Copps Coliseum, Halifax Legislature, Molson Barrie Arena, Celebration Square, and on and on.

Gabor sold PA+ in 2014 and still runs a local tour support company, Backline Plus Inc. BL+ is a world class supplier of professional musical instrument rentals and still services all of the preferred supplier contracts that were serviced by PA+.

Gabor moved to Wasaga Beach in 2016 and is playing every week at local bars. He is actively playing with Wayne Buttery and the Groove Project, Lisa Hutchinson, Dean McTaggart, The Collective, and Mike Roberts, as well as traveling to Toronto to do periodic session work.

Today Gabor concentrates on managing Backline Plus and is the VP of Integration at Metalworks Production Group. But he still makes time to follow his passion for playing music.

Aug
24
Fri
Coming Of Age
Aug 24 @ 8:00 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.

Aug
25
Sat
Hit Disturbers
Aug 25 @ 9:00 pm
Hit Disturbers @ Harbour Street Fish Bar | Collingwood | Ontario | Canada

The Hit Disturbers

Band Members:
Ken Goss Guitar/vocals, David Stemmler Bass/vocals,
Ken “Sid” McCauliffe drums/vocals, Walter Borgers guitar/vocals

The Music:
The band plays the hits from the 50’s to present day. The Rock & Punk classic’s by The Who, Green Day, The Clash, Aerosmith, Rush to name a few usually lead off an evening. Then they switch the focus to the dance floor. Bringing out the big hits from the 50’s-60’s like Pretty Woman, Ring of Fire, Not Fade Away, Squeeze Box etc. Not to mention hits from Billy Idol, The Black Keys, The Sheep Dogs, Bay City Rollers, Bruce Springsteen and so much more. They want you on the dance floor and that is their goal !

Aug
30
Thu
The Crew featuring Donnie Meeker
Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm
The Crew featuring Donnie Meeker @ Harbour Street Fish Bar

The Crew All-Star Band

Check out the amazing bios for this line up of top-notch musicians:

Donnie Meeker – Vocals

Back in the day, Donnie began as a front man for a few west end R & B bands and then later on teamed up with Bobby Dupont as singers of the well known 70’s Rock Band “Sweet Blindness” based in Toronto and toured throughout Canada.  He also used to do a tribute to the Blues Brothers with his brother “Dirty Bertie”, while going under the assumed name of “Downtown Donnie”.  Over the years Donnie has had much success as leader of several groups and does many guest spots with existing bands …and continues to deliver each and every night!

Danny Weis – Guitar

Raised in San Diego, California, where he was taught guitar by his father Johnny Weis, a well-known country jazz guitarist who performed with many Grand Ole Opry stars including Johnny Cash and Tex Ritter. At their home, legendary jazz guitar great Barney Kessel was frequently found jamming and trading guitar licks in the living room with Danny and his dad. These early influences formed the foundation of Danny’s strong sense of melody, bluesy lines, and the unique funky rhythmic style that define his trademark guitar sound.

At 18 Danny co-founded Iron Butterfly and performed at famous Sunset Strip clubs like The Whiskey Au Go Go and The Troubadour. He caught the eye of Elektra Records producer Paul Rothchild who presented Danny with an offer to join super group, Rhinoceros. He accepted and went on to record three albums with the group and co-wrote their instrumental hit Apricot Brandy. Danny has shared the stage with musical legends Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, The Doors, Buffalo Springfield, David Crosby, Ray Charles, The Bee Gees, The Who, Alice Cooper, Blood Sweat and Tears and Jimi Hendrix. He as toured and recorded with The Everly Brothers, Burton Cummings, The Rascals, Lou Reed, Melissa Manchester and others.

In 1979 he was musical director and performed in the movie The Rose, starring Bette Midler, for which he received gold and platinum American Music Awards. In 2005, Marshmellow Records recorded and released Danny’s first solo project Sweet Spot which features an exciting mix of smooth jazz, funk and R & B originals.

Now living in the Georgian Bay area, Danny is kept busy in his studio writing, arranging and recording his own projects as well as recording and performing with other Canadian, US and International artists.

For additional info, please see his website at dannyweis.com

Gabor Szepesi – Keyboard

Gabor went on the road, after graduation to pursue a career in music. Touring for years with bands like Bloodstone, Mango, Justin Paige, Grant Smith, Lenny Solomon, Charity Brown, Janet Harper, The Ryan Brothers, Laurie Schedler, Atlantis, Better Late, Ultrasound and Sweet Blindness.

In the 70’s and 80’s Gabor did many recording sessions at Toronto’s premiere recording studios as well as “live to air” television music series productions on CHCH and CTV.

In the mid 80’s he decided to follow another passion and created a very successful audio production company, PA+ Productions Inc.

PA+ had house rigs in the most prestigious live music venues in the city. These included The Jarvis House, Lee’s Palace, The Diamond Club, Rock’Roll Heaven, RPM, The Government, and on and on.

In the early 90’s PA+ was awarded the status of “preferred supplier” to some or Toronto’s most prestigious live performance venues. These included: Massey Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, The Sony Centre and The Harbourfront Centre.

Our services division also established itself as a player in world class theatre production. In 1992 we launched the world premiere of the Live Entertainment production of “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, a theatre production that toured the world after the Toronto launch.

PA+ also had a very successful integration division that was very respected by the leading consultants. It did projects that encompassed an enormous scope. Some of our installations include: Fallsview Casino, Lakehead University, University of Windsor, Massey Hall, Roy Thompson Hall, Bruce Power, Legislative Assembly of Beijing, Copps Coliseum, Halifax Legislature, Molson Barrie Arena, Celebration Square, and on and on.

Gabor sold PA+ in 2014 and still runs a local tour support company, Backline Plus Inc. BL+ is a world class supplier of professional musical instrument rentals and still services all of the preferred supplier contracts that were serviced by PA+.

Gabor moved to Wasaga Beach in 2016 and is playing every week at local bars. He is actively playing with Wayne Buttery and the Groove Project, Lisa Hutchinson, Dean McTaggart, The Collective, and Mike Roberts, as well as traveling to Toronto to do periodic session work.

Today Gabor concentrates on managing Backline Plus and is the VP of Integration at Metalworks Production Group. But he still makes time to follow his passion for playing music.

Neil Numminen – Bass

Neil has been fully engaged in all aspects of the Entertainment Industry.

As a musician, Neil has been seen across North America in many venues from the smallest to some of the largest, performing an eclectic mix of music styles, sharing the stage with a veritable who’s who of Canadian and North American musical talent. 

Neil has been active as a session player, with the Electric bass as his main instrument, with a truly eclectic mastering of varied styles. Neil has appeared on many CD releases over the years.  

Neil has worked with The Good Brothers, John Allen Cameron, Sylvia Tyson, Lance Anderson, Cameo Blues Band, Jack De Keyser, Jerome Godboo, Chuck Jackson,  
Danny B, Rita Chiarelli, Dylan Wickens, Tony Springer ( Wild T and the Spirit), George Olliver, and many others.

Dalton Music has been Neil’s main base of operations all these years , a sound reinforcement, installation and contracting business.

Through this business, Neil has worked with many of the legends of Canadian music, including Natalie McMaster, Arrogant Worms, Willie P. Bennet, Valdi, Leahy, The Barra MacNeils, Sylvia Tyson, PFM, Bill Frisell, Ian Thomas, Prairie Oyster, Michael Burgess, Garnet Rogers, Buddy Wasisname, Jimmy Flynn, Doug and the Slugs, Men of the Deeps as well as Pierre Berton, Jeff Healey and his Jazz wizards among countless others.

Neil’s primary musical passion has always been recording.

Dave Breckels – Drums

Dave Breckels has been playing drums since the age of 14. Turning professional at 17 years old and touring North America w top Canadian recording bands like Shooter, Brutus and Justin Paige  thru-out the 70s and 80′. Dave was the house drummer on several TV shows sharing the stage and opening for such talents as Ray Charles, Platters, Natalie Cole , Mickey Dolenz,  Rik Emmet, Sha-Na-na, Del Shanon to name just a few! Dave is a two-time Juno nominee and Gold record recipient w his past bands and is thrilled to be playing, recording, teaching and sharing his love of drums and music every day!

Aug
31
Fri
Josh Gordon Band
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm
Josh Gordon Band @ Harbour Street Fish Bar | Collingwood | Ontario | Canada

Josh Gordon Band

With Downchild’s Gary Kendall on bass, Chris Chiarelli on drums, and Amanda Rose on lead vocals. One not to miss!

Amanda Rose on lead vocals.

Gary Kendal – Bass (Downchild)

Chris Chiarelli – Drums

“Love your songs and your guitar playing is da bomb!” – Jack de Keyzer (JUNO and Maple Blues Award winner)

Sep
6
Thu
Steven K. Henry Band
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm
Steven K. Henry Band @ Harbour Street Fish Bar

A band of seasoned veterans delivering funky rock ‘n’ roll with an edge

Steven K Henry on drums & vocals,
Neil Chapman – guitar & vocals,
Joe Agnello – bass & vocals,
Gabor Szepesi – keyboards

Steven K Henry – Drums & Vocals

Since his first gig at age 7, Steven has been performing professionally for 50 years as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist.  Steven plays drums, guitar, piano, bass, Hammond organ, cello lap steal and whatever else he can get his hands on.  He also owns and operates a recording studio in a small country church. Steven has one CD to his credit and is currently working on a second CD, as well as various recording sessions with other artists and live performances…

Neil Chapman – Guitar & Vocals

Neil Chapman is one of North America’s most inspiring guitarists. As well as being a first call session player, having recorded with the likes of Dan Hill, Rita McNeil, Rough Trade, The Sattallites, Heat Exchange, Zombo Zombo, Bill King’s Saturday Nite Fish Fry and Alan Frew, he has played on stage with many great artists such as Leonard Cohen, Carol Pope, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Randy Bachman, Leroy Sibbles, Toots and the Maytals, and Maestro Fresh Wes.

Along with Graeme Williamson and Tony Duggan-Smith, Neil is a founding member of Canada’s “National Treasure” THE PUKKA ORCHESTRA, and the offshoots Neotone and Autocondo. He is also a member of ZED HEAD, a classic rock/Texas boogie outfit in the style of the greats of old.

When not touring, Neil keeps busy writing and recording music for documentaries, television and corporate events. As an “Event Musician”, Neil enjoys being band leader and playing live for the corporate crowd throughout the world with his band BIG ROCK ENDING.

Joe Agnello – Bass & Vocals

Joe’s musical career spans over 3 decades and includes such bands and performers as Leigh Ashford, The Cameo Blues Band, Johnny Wright & Hotline, Dianne Heatherington, Flagg, David Wilcox, Malcolm Tomlinson, and Chuck Jackson & The All Stars.

Leigh Ashford, a band Joe co-founded with Toronto guitarist Gord Waszek in 1967, was the opening act for The Who, Vanilla Fudge, Sly and The Family Stone, Ten Years After, Procol Harum, Grand Funk, Jose Feliciano and shared the bill with Alice Cooper, M.C.5, Guess Who, and Crowbar.

Gabor Szepesi – Keyboard

Gabor went on the road, after graduation to pursue a career in music. Touring for years with bands like Bloodstone, Mango, Justin Paige, Grant Smith, Lenny Solomon, Charity Brown, Janet Harper, The Ryan Brothers, Laurie Schedler, Atlantis, Better Late, Ultrasound and Sweet Blindness.

In the 70’s and 80’s Gabor did many recording sessions at Toronto’s premiere recording studios as well as “live to air” television music series productions on CHCH and CTV.

In the mid 80’s he decided to follow another passion and created a very successful audio production company, PA+ Productions Inc.

PA+ had house rigs in the most prestigious live music venues in the city. These included The Jarvis House, Lee’s Palace, The Diamond Club, Rock’Roll Heaven, RPM, The Government, and on and on.

In the early 90’s PA+ was awarded the status of “preferred supplier” to some or Toronto’s most prestigious live performance venues. These included: Massey Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, The Sony Centre and The Harbourfront Centre.

Our services division also established itself as a player in world class theatre production. In 1992 we launched the world premiere of the Live Entertainment production of “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, a theatre production that toured the world after the Toronto launch.

PA+ also had a very successful integration division that was very respected by the leading consultants. It did projects that encompassed an enormous scope. Some of our installations include: Fallsview Casino, Lakehead University, University of Windsor, Massey Hall, Roy Thompson Hall, Bruce Power, Legislative Assembly of Beijing, Copps Coliseum, Halifax Legislature, Molson Barrie Arena, Celebration Square, and on and on.

Gabor sold PA+ in 2014 and still runs a local tour support company, Backline Plus Inc. BL+ is a world class supplier of professional musical instrument rentals and still services all of the preferred supplier contracts that were serviced by PA+.

Gabor moved to Wasaga Beach in 2016 and is playing every week at local bars. He is actively playing with Wayne Buttery and the Groove Project, Lisa Hutchinson, Dean McTaggart, The Collective, and Mike Roberts, as well as traveling to Toronto to do periodic session work.

Today Gabor concentrates on managing Backline Plus and is the VP of Integration at Metalworks Production Group. But he still makes time to follow his passion for playing music.

Sep
7
Fri
Even Steven
Sep 7 @ 8:00 pm

hqdefaultBoyhood friends Steve McEown and Steve Eyers, both born and raised in Orillia, started their professional music career in Calgary, Alberta as “Even Steven” in 1978. Since that time they have performed steadily, opening for such artists as The Good Brothers, Trooper, The Stampeders, “Hotel California”, Cassandra Vasik, and The Martels.

Along the way, they have recorded albums entitled “Natural Act” (cassette tape) and “What I Am” (CD released in 1998) – all of their own original material. Canadian legend Gordon Lightfoot’s 1998 album, “A Painter Passing Through”, included Steve McEown’s composition “I Used To Be A Country Singer”.

Their unique blend of soft rock, country, some current hits as well as the classics from the 60’s and 70’s etc… have won them a loyal fan following over the years. Known for their tight harmonies, fine musicianship, and solid song arrangements, “Even Steven” continually pleases audiences of all ages.

Sep
8
Sat
Kimberley Wetmore Band
Sep 8 @ 9:00 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!