Live Music Events Calendar

Nov
19
Thu
Dylan Wickens & The Grand Naturals
Nov 19 @ 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.

Nov
26
Thu
Little Magic Sam Band
Nov 26 @ 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

Dec
3
Thu
Sil Simone Band
Dec 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.

Dec
10
Thu
Kat Lovett & The Kat House Band
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 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.​