Live Music Events Calendar

Aug
13
Thu
Little Magic Sam Band
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Aug
20
Thu
Matt Weidinger Band
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Matt Weidinger has a voice like no other. The Kitchener, ON native is a passionate young songwriter, who is well known for his mature rock/soul vocals and impressive multi-instrumental (keyboards, guitars) talents.

Matt is accompanied by Chris Latta (guitar) and Benjamin Rollo (drums)

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Chris Latta is a guitar veteran who plays with numerous projects in the KW area, including the award winning Soulstack band

Benjamin Rollo is the consummate artist — singer-songwriter, classical pianist, self-taught guitarist and drummer’s drummer. From multi-genre music sessions galore to the centre spotlight this acclaimed artist has worked with everyone from local musicians Matt Weidinger, Mike Todd, John McKinley, and Shawn Kellerman, to Peter Katz, Danny Michel, Ariana Gillis, Lucky Peterson, Steven Page, and Kevin Ramassar.

Aug
27
Thu
Emily Burgess & The Emburys
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Emily Burgess & The Emburys were named ‘Best New Group’ at The Maple Blues Awards in 2019. At the heart of this Peterborough, Ontario trio is creative songwriting, harmonies, and a group sound that is as dynamic as it is inventive.

Emily Burgess (guitar/vocals), and Marcus Browne (drums/vocals) have steered the ship of this mighty little group since 2017, with Dawson McManus joining on bass in 2019.

In very short order, the band has travelled every direction, criss-crossing the continent from Electric City, WA to Hubbards, NS, from Thunder Bay, ON to Atlanta, GA, wowing audiences with their big sound and unassuming nature.

Sep
3
Thu
Sil Simone Band
Sep 3 @ 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.

Sep
10
Thu
Little Magic Sam Band
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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
17
Thu
Dylan Wickens & The Grand Naturals
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

DYLAN WICKENS & THE GRAND NATURALS

True to the spirit of power trios of the sixties, Dylan Wickens & The Grand Naturals immediately grab the listener by the ears with their unapologetic take on the blues, by choosing to colour outside the lines with fuzzed up guitars and bass and melodic, hook-heavy vocal lines. Raw, real, modern and traditional; it’s that paradox which defines the sound of these three world- class musicians (Dylan Wickens, Dennis Napper, Mike Rajna).  The sophomore release, Hi Lo-Fi (2016) spent much of 2016 and 2017 in the Roots Music Charts and earned the group tours throughout Canada.  Their debut recording Tattoo Black was released in 2010 to critical acclaim and extensive airplay on commercial and campus radio, CBC, Stingray and specialty blues programs, quickly establishing themselves as one of the most original and exciting bands in the genre.  Wickens’ guitar work transitions between visceral stinging slide and soulful blues/rock with the combination of the two helping to define the band’s sound as both raw and real but contemplative, while his vocals are gritty and fervent with a “Clapton like growl and urgency” (Blinded By Sound). As a songwriter, Wickens composes well crafted and meaningful songs that often have a melodic twist at the end – a nod to the freestyle playing of 60s power trios.

Sep
24
Thu
The Rick Robichaud Band
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Great licks, warm melodies, and a rock solid foundation, that’s what the band was built on. A night of Electrifying Rockin’ Blues, that’ll leave you wanting more.

Rick Robichaud
(Guitar/Vocals)

Rick is a local Newmarket boy who has been carving out his name in the Canadian music scene with his own style of guitar work and smooth, to the point vocals. His towering stature, devilish grin, and soulful touch, melts deep into his guitar, producing an amazing flow of pure energy that ripples back and hits you like a wave of emotion. Heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, and David Wilcox,  Rick is ready to take you on, what’s sure to be, a very memorable musical journey…

David G. Rose
(Bass/Vocals)

Hailing from Detroit Michigan, David honed his unique style of bass playing in and around the Detroit area, being heavily influenced by the Motown sounds of his hometown. David’s career took off as bass guitarist for the band “Champion”, featuring Alex Machin of “A Foot In Coldwater” fame. It was at the suggestion of lead singer Alex that David chose to relocate to Toronto and begin another chapter in his musical life. Management at the time asked David to do a quick tour with another one of their acts, Canadian artist David Wilcox, which led to over twenty years of touring and recording with the Canadian icon. David loves performing and work’s with an array of artists, endlessly perusing his love and passion of music.

Lee Chomiak
(Drums/Percussion)

Born and raised in Wasaga Beach, Lee’s obsession with drums began at a very young age, and he took full advantage of the local music scene, allowing him to develop the hard hitting style he’s known for today. An opportunity to tech for a high profile band, found Lee relocating to Toronto and working with some of the industries best. Legendary drummers like Pentti “Whitey” Glan, (Lou Reed, Alice Cooper), Joŕn Andersen, (Fludd, Alannah Myles), and Garry Peterson, (The Guess Who). Lee got his opportunity to step into the spotlight as drummer for Alannah Myles touring throughout Europe, and has never looked back.

Oct
1
Thu
Rob Elder Trio
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Owen Sound’s Rob Elder caught the music bug as a kid on the family farm where classic country & western songs, the Beach Boys, and Bob Seeger were the sound track to barn chores. Back then, picking up a guitar was an easy way to wind down at the end of a long day. Turned to music, his farm boy’s work ethic led to quick growth and an early creative blossoming, his festival debut at the age of 20, and the release of two self produced albums shortly afterwards.

Eventually, Rob moved to Toronto where he gigged every weekend and hosted an open mic for two and a half years. All that playing and networking exposed him to a world of musicians and sounds well beyond his parents record collection. Those influences fused into a style that playfully mixes blue-eyed soul, slick guitar, and crooning country rhythms and serves them with a voice that surfs from solid depths to groovy falsetto highs.

By his mid-twenties, Rob was chasing the Canadian dream. He got married, had two kids, and was advancing in a straight-laced career while gigging tirelessly in Toronto. There wasn’t much time for recording back then and  Rob and his wife knew that they didn’t want to raise children in the city.  So in 2012 they moved back to Grey County where a vibrant musical community welcomed them wholeheartedly. Rob put together a band, started mentoring younger musicians through the Georgian Bay Folk Society, and – as  always – filled every available moment with music. Now with the release of ‘Changer‘ 12 years after his sophomore record, Rob self-identifies as a re-emerging artist. But make no mistake, his musical growth has never faltered and his roots have only dug deeper in the intervening years.

2018’s ‘Changer’ shows off how much Rob has grown and what he’s learned along the way. Where his first two albums ploughed popular themes of young love and heartbreak, Changer explores more mature themes of social unrest and inequality, solidarity, and the deep love that carries a relationship decades on.  Don’t think that serious themes make the music less fun, though. With thoughtful lyrics and catchy melodies, Changer proves that Rob Elder still knows how to get audiences dancing.