Live Music Events Calendar

Sep
16
Thu
Little Magic Sam Band
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Little Magic Sam Band

Fusing blues, soul, and pop, Little Magic Sam brings a unique and diverse sound to the scene. A talented lyricist, his songs reveal emotional complexity not expected from a man of his generation. His stage presence captivates audiences young and old, as he pours his heart and soul into each note on his guitar.

When the world gets down on Little Magic Sam, he gets down on a Les Paul. Hailing from St.Thomas, ON, Sam Taylor is a born entertainer with a penchant for raw blues music, and lyrics that bely someone much older than his 27 years. With an enormous stage presence, it comes as no surprise that this multi-talented singer/songwriter has been performing internationally since the age of 7.

After graduating from Fanshawe College with a diploma in Music Industry Arts, Sam headed into EMAC Studios with producer Moe Berg (of Pursuit of Happiness) on two original songs; Thought of Leaving and Loaded Gun, both of which received airplay across Southern Ontario. Loaded Gun has also been featured in the tv shows Haven, Cracked, and Degrassi. Sam’s versatile and honest songwriting gives his music the emotional edge that sets him apart as a talented up and comer. His songwriting can be heard on his collaborations with other Canadian recording artists, the most notable being Chad Price. He has also shared the stage with Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones), Gordon Lightfoot, and Whitehorse.

Little Magic Sam was thrilled to get the opportunity to record what would become his debut E.P. at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. Look for Little Magic Sam’s new E.P. on all major music platforms, CD and limited edition vinyl as of February 21st, 2019.

“Sam is a unique artist who digs deep into the Blues and into the listener’s emotions. i can’t say enough about my admiration for his music” – Robbie Lane , Zoomer Radio

Sep
23
Thu
Campfire Poets
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Campfire Poets

Great parties need great music and this band delivers 5 decades of classics from several genres. Jason Mraz to Lynard Skynard, The Eagles to Great Big Sea, Bob Marley to Johnny Cash. Rock to blues to reggae to country to celtic, all cooked up by a dynamic, high energy band.

Sep
30
Thu
Chuckee Zehr Trio
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Chuckee Zehr

Chuckee Zehr is one of London’s leading women of blues. Her soulful voice often leads to requests of Janis Joplin’s music. When those requests come, Chuckee does not disappoint.

To say that Chuckee is versatile would be an understatement. She is multi-talented; multi-genre and a very dynamic and charismatic entertainer. Chuckee considers herself privileged to be able to connect with and entertain an audience.

Over the years, Chuckee has honed her arranging and recording chops, written and has received awards for her songwriting; acted in, co-wrote and scored several plays; she has collaborated with many artists both onstage and in the studio and has been nominated for and received music industry awards.

Rick Taylor

Rick Taylor made his first major appearance as a singer, songwriter and guitarist at the famed Mariposa Folk Festival in 1971 and went on to become a regular at many Canadian festivals and clubs.  Blues, jazz, country, rock, roots, world, and contemporary music all influenced Rick’s early years on the club and festival circuits and he established himself firmly in the 1970’s southern Ontario roots music scene.  As a singer-songwriter and guitarist, Rick has been featured on CBC television and radio programs Touch The Earth with host Sylvia Tyson, The Entertainers with host Bill Garrett , Peter Gzowski’s 90 Minutes Live, City TV’s Music City and Intimate Evenings with Songwriters on Rogers Cable TV. Other highlights of Rick’s career include opening act for Bruce Cockburn and appearing in New York City as a multi-instrumentalist in Leonard Cohen’s musical production The Sisters of Mercy, as well as lead guitarist in the Vancouver production of Hank Williams, The Show He Never Gave. 

Oct
7
Thu
Sil Simone Band
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Sil Simone Band

Featuring guitar and mandolin virtuoso Sil Simone. Sil has gained an international reputation as a first call studio musician and has laid down tracks for such notable recording artists as Tom Cochran, Triumph, Rik Emmett, Lee Aaron, Zappacosta, Regatta, Liberty Silver, Rex Goudie, Ronnie Hawkins, The Partland Brothers and Canadian Idols Melissa O’Neal and Kalen Porter.

Sil has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, MTV, Much Music and Musique Plus.

Sil has also taken the stage in Rock of Ages The Musical, We Will Rock You The Musical and Bat Out of Hell The Musical. His show is an entertaining mix of great guitar and mandolin work and dynamite vocals all delivered with an up close and personal touch.

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Oct
14
Thu
SB Trio
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm

SB Trio (the core of SWITCHBEAT) is a dynamic group of young musicians committed to providing the best in live music. Their diverse repertoire includes pop, r&b, dance, retro, disco, funk, rock, and much more.

Mainstays of the Toronto live music circuit, the members of SB Trio are accomplished, pro-level musicians, each with more than a decade of performance experience across Canada, the U.S. and overseas.

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Oct
21
Thu
Kat Lovett & The Kat House Band
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Singer and guitarist Kathleen (Kat) Lovett and her band Kat House bring you an upbeat mix of R&B, Soul, Rock n’ Roll and more.  Kat’s gutsy and soulful presence is sure to please.​

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Oct
23
Sat
Coming Of Age
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm

COMING OF AGE

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 Dan Gulley.

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.

Oct
28
Thu
The Kat Kings
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Kat Kings

The Kat Kings play red hot music and keep that flame burning bright.

They have been playing their unique style of Roots music since the 2011 debut of The Winning Hand.  Their 2016 follow up, Swingin’ in the Swamp carried on with that formula.

They fuse Blues, Rock and Roll, Soul and Rockabilly to create The Billy Bop Blues.

The Kat Kings” music has been played all over the world. They have also played all over the country too. They are eager to play for new audiences wherever they may be.

Album: Swingin’ In The Swamp
Release Date: June 10, 2016
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Genre: Americana

Toronto, ON based Americana/ roots band, The Kat Kings released their sophomore album entitled Swingin’ in the Swamp on June 10, 2016, which offers up thirteen full length “good, old fashioned roots and rock ‘n’ roll” tunes.

The album starts with “When I Say Jump” which will definitely have you jumping out of your seat, and it certainly lives up to the nickname, “Bluesabilly” that some use to describe The Kat Kings sound. As the album plays on, the listener is presented with more of the same style, such as “Poppin’ at Party Time”, “Ridin’ in Style” and “Baby You Can’t Drink”.

I have to admit, as much as I enjoyed the tracks listed above, the song that has been stuck in my head since listening is the ballad, “I’m Just a Shadow” which is about love lost, and it is the kind of song that tells a story, and that many people will be able to relate to.

Lead vocalist, and guitarist Kevin McQuade certainly has what it takes and has created a unique listening experience that I would recommend to any fans of the genre, or if you’re just on the lookout for something new.