Live Music Events Calendar

Nov
12
Thu
Cheryl Lescom & The Tucson Choir Boys
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

SORRY – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Catch Cheryl with her full band The Tucson Choir Boys!  Come celebrate our friend Doug Snider’s Birthday.  Limited tickets remaining.

CHERYL LESCOM has been part of the Canadian Blues Scene for over 30 years. Starting off as a back up singer for Ronnie Hawkins and Long John Baldry, Cheryl has recorded, toured and performed with the likes of Jeff Healy, Matt Minglewood, Dutch Mason the Downchild Blues Band and more.

The Tucson Choir Boys were formed in 2004 as a side project by two members of Loco Zydeco, one of Canada’s premier Zydeco bands.
Featuring Dave the Cat (lead guitar & lead vocals) and Sameday Ray (acoustic guitar & vocals,) they have since been wowing audiences across Ontario with their fiery brand of acoustic and semi-acoustic Rockabilly, Roots and the Blues. In 2008, TCB joined forces with Canadian Blues Legend and at the time label mate, Cheryl Lescom. Together, in 2009 they released Cheryl Lescom & the Tucson Choir Boys – a mix of acoustic Blues, Roots & Pop – to critical acclaim. In 2010, fellow Loco Zydeco members Les Graham (acoustic bass & vocals) and Kristine KK Walsh (rubboard & percussion) began performing with the Tucson Choir Boys and, along with Kitchener-based acoustic guitar wizard Robert Reid, have formed what has affectionately become known as the Tucson Choir Boys Orchestra. They released their debut, seven song EP, simply called Tucson Choir Boys, in November, 2016 with Squirrel Head Music. Both the Tucson Choir Boys and the Tucson Choir Boys Orchestra continue to record and perform with Cheryl Lescom and released their second full length album together in 2015, on Busted Flat Records.

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.​

Dec
17
Thu
The Rick Robichaud Band
Dec 17 @ 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.