Category Archives: Live Music

Failte Irish Pub is having a 20th Anniversary Celebration

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**CONTEST TIME** Up for grabs is a Guinness Can Fridge Dispenser, Can shaped refrigerator that holds 16 cans of the REAL Black Gold! Also, you'll get a reserved table Saturday October 13th for you and three friends for our 20th Anniversary, complete with an appetizer AND you'll all receive prizes! All you need to do is Like, SHARE, Comment on this post. Retweet on Twitter or tag a friend on Instagram and your name will be put in the draw! Each action is a separate ballot so this complete all 5 and you get 5 entries into contest! Winner will be announced Thursday October 11th shorty after midnight! Must be 19+ to win. Good Luck Everyone! Cheers! We celebrate a major milestone and we can't wait to celebrate it with all of YOU! We have a ton in store for all, complimentary Smirnoff Vodka cocktails from our custom ice luge, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, Oysters by Clearwater Seafood, prizes and much more! Friday October 12th we have performance by the legendary Orangeman. Saturday October 13th we host The Doubts and as a special treat, we reunite one of the original bands of Failte irish Pub, the band who consistently brought us one of the best shows on our beloved St. Patrick's Day.. we reunite with, The Kitchen Party!!! Thank you for many great years everyone, we can't wait to entertain you for many, many more!

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Canadian roots and blues singer, songwriter Judy Brown showcases her new, Gary Kendall and Teddy Leonard produced album ‘Say It’ at Southside Shuffle in Port Credit on September 7

B.C. roots and blues singer, songwriter, guitarist Judy Brown celebrates the southern Ontario launch of her new full-length album ‘Say It’ with two key concerts. The first show is at Mississippi Queen Foods in Hamilton on Thursday, September 6, and the second is at the Southside Shuffle, 20th Anniversary Port Credit Blues and Jazz Festival (opening for Duke Robillard) in Mississauga on Friday, September 7, 2018.

“I’m really looking forward to these dates! They’re a homecoming of sorts for me; playing at the South Side Shuffle with my good friends Gary and Teddy, who did such a terrific job playing on and co-producing my new CD, and it’ll be fun to share songwriting stories in an intimate setting at the Mississippi Queen in Hamilton.”

Produced by Maple Blues and JUNO award-winners Gary Kendall (Downchild Blues Band) and Teddy Leonard (Fathead) – ‘Say It’ (released May 18, 2018) – represents Brown’s journey in roots and blues that began in Alberta’s oil patch, followed by 30 years in the Toronto music scene and now marks an exciting next chapter. After taking time to raise her children, in 2017, Brown made a move to Nelson, B.C. and returned to recording with long-time musical friends and collaborators Kendall and Leonard.

“Judy Brown sings greatly and resiliently” – Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail

‘Say It’ is available via Brown’s website, at shows, CD Baby and iTunes. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by renowned engineer L. Stu Young (Prince, Downchild Blues Band, Anne Murray, Alan Doyle, David Wilcox, Prairie Oyster and many more) at Loud Mouse Studios in Toronto over the fall/winter of 2017/18. It features Judy Brown (lead vocal, electric and acoustic guitar), Teddy Leonard (electric, acoustic and slideguitar, dobro), Michael Fonfara (piano, organ), Jim Casson (drums, percussion) and Gary Kendall (bass). Special guests include Colin Linden, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar (Sheri Marshall and Stacie L. Tabb) and Jeff Baker, plus Emily Ekelund (Brown’s daughter) and Bessie Wapp on backing vocals.

During Brown’s years in Toronto, she formed ‘The Judy Brown Band’ with award-winning bassist Gary Kendall and performed at legendary Toronto music venues, clubs, festivals and appeared on radio and TV. She also focused on acoustic music, working with award-winning guitarist Teddy Leonard and she appeared as guest vocalist and co-writer on the song “Lucky at Love” on Gary Kendall’s ‘Dusty & Pearl’ album (2004). Brown later returned to electric guitar and co-formed ‘The Wilmas’ (four-piece powerhouse, all-female blues and rock group, 2010-2015). Continue reading Canadian roots and blues singer, songwriter Judy Brown showcases her new, Gary Kendall and Teddy Leonard produced album ‘Say It’ at Southside Shuffle in Port Credit on September 7

NEW COUNTRY SPIRIT AND THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO ANNOUNCE TOP 3 WINNERS OF EMERGING COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST SHOWCASE

New Country Spirit, today announced the Top 3 winners of the Emerging Country Music Artist Showcase – a partnership initiative with the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario).

Thirty-nine contestants, including solo artists and bands of all ages from across Ontario submitted their video of either a cover or original song. The videos were featured on the New Country Spirit Facebook page and after just seven days of ‘votes by views’, the artists accumulated more than 145,000 total combined YouTube views, with a total reach of approximately 105,000. Artists submitted 15 creative cover songs and 24 original songs. Ten finalists were selected from the talented group of 39 and apanel of music industry professionals independently reviewed the artists’ video submissions.  The Top 3 winners of the 2018 New Country Spirit & CMAOntario Emerging Country Music Artist Showcase are: 

  1. Grand Prize Winner: Big City Lights – Toronto, ON
  2. Second Prize Winner: Mackenzie Leigh Meyer – Hamilton, ON
  3. Third Prize Winner: Nicole Rayy – Oakville, ON

For a complete bio about the Top 3 winners click here

“One of our goals for the Showcase was to expand country music artists’ fan base by helping them be seen and heard online and at a ‘live’ performance. For our first year doing this type of project, we couldn’t be happier with the combined total of 145,000 new YouTube views for the 39 artists that applied to the Showcase. Those 145,000 new views translate to almost a 30% overall increase in ‘viewership’ for the artists!” said Wendy Perry, Owner of New Country Spirit.  Wendy went on to say, ‘Thank you to the artists that applied for the Showcase opportunity. We truly are lucky to have such a talented country music community in Ontario.  We would also like to thank CMAOntario for partnering with us on this project, to our host venue, The Mississauga Waterfront Festival for providing a live performance opportunity for our winners, and to all our prize contributors.  Most of all, thank you to all the fans, friends and followers for taking the time to support the Showcase participants – by liking, sharing and viewing you have contributed to the development of country music artists in Ontario…your engagement made a difference and who knows what future opportunities lie ahead for these artists”.

The Grand Prize Winner has won a performance opportunity on the Tim Horton’s Main Stage at Mississauga Waterfront Festivalon June 16, 2018, $300 in New Country Spirit merchandise,a $200 honorarium donated by CMAOntario, a professional photo shoot withBrandon Ferguson Photographyvalued at $500, a $100 Gift Card donated by Rock N Horse Saloonin Toronto and complimentary CMAOntario Conference & Awards show package for 2019 (priceless!).

“Congratulations to all of the artists that participated in the New Country Spirit & CMAOntario Emerging Country Music Artist Showcase,” said CMAOntario President, Catherine Faint. We would like to thank New Country Spirit for partnering with us on this initiative that showcases our members’ talents. We would also like to thank The Mississauga Waterfront Festival for providing a great performance opportunity for the Showcase winners to ‘take the stage’! As always, thank you to the country music fans in Ontario, Canada and around the world for supporting our members.

New Country Spirit’s Emerging Country Music Artist Showcase, in partnership with CMAOntario, has given Ontario artists the opportunity to be seen and heard both on-line and ‘live’ on the Tim Horton’s Main Stage at the Mississauga Waterfront Festival. We are committed to building our ‘country’ community by supporting local artists and their never-ending passion for creating and sharing stories through music.

WINDMILL MUSIC SALUTES CLASSIC ROCK ON MAY 4 & 5

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Calling all Rockers! For two nights The Great Hall in Mississauga will come alive with the Rock Music of the Ages. Windmill Music is set to present an exhilarating mix of Classic Rock with its new concert, The Age of Rock and Roll on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8 p.m. at the Great Hall located at 84 South Service Rd, Mississauga. (QEW/Hwy 10). Come to groove and soak it all in as the professional Windmill cast performs an energetic array of music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

Showcasing 14 professional vocalists from the Mississauga area, The Age of Rock and Roll will delight audiences with its high-calibre musicianship and authentic cabaret experience complete with complimentary snacks, candlelight and cash bar. Ample free parking on site.

“Spring is here – it’s time to let your hair down, shake off the cobwebs and start living again,” explains Windmill Music Artistic Director Brian Pritchard. “This great music will excite you and lift your spirits – so come and spend the evening with us. The fourteen voice Windmill Singers and our Band love Rock and Roll and love to sing the music of an unforgettable era.”

Featured vocalists include Heidi Cyfko, Michelle Giacometti, Christa Clahane, Emily Klatt, Katie Westrope, Raylin Marcotte, Diana Rimac, Erin Boyle, Chris Burke, Blair Barnsdale, Jason Hales, Justin Bacchus, Heather Christine and Brian Pritchard. The Windmill Band is comprised of Alex Furlott on bass, Andrew Scott on drums and Fraser Melvin on guitar under the guidance of Windmill Music’s Musical Director Jennifer Tung.

Tickets are $35 and may be purchased on the Windmill website at windmillmusic.org or by calling 905-483-5702. Please visit www.windmillmusic.org for more details. Follow us on Twitter @WindmillTheatr1.

LAC Presents: Amanda Rheaume

Award-winning Métis Singer-Songwriter Amanda Rheaume Takes the Stage at the Living Arts Centre

‘soulfully personal at its core, whether Rheaume is singing a rootsy ballad or belting out a gritty kiss-off — Vue Weekly, 2016

February 2, 2018 at 7:30PM
Tickets $20 and up | RBC Theatre

MISSISSAUGA, ON: Amanda Rheaume is an award-winning Métis singer-songwriter with a powerful, slightly gritty, deeply personal, and instantly accessible roots-pop Americana sound. She delivers her unique and soulful blend of folk-country-pop twinged tracks internationally at major country and folk/roots festivals, theatres and clubs in Canada, Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, England, Scotland and Ireland.

Amanda quickly earned a reputation as a generous community-oriented artist and leader who co-organized the Babes4Breasts concerts and recording projects, spearheaded Ottawa’s Bluebird North songwriter showcases, performed for the troops in Afghanistan three times, raised money for the families of military personnel, and sold 6500 copies of a Christmas EP in Ottawa alone to raise money for Boys and Girls Clubs of Ottawa.

In 2014 Amanda received a Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriter of The Year as well as a JUNO Nomination for Aboriginal Album of the Year. Amanda is endorsed by Epiphany and supported by Gibson Guitar. She recently sang the anthem at the Governor Generals Performing Arts Awards and had the honour of singing at the national launch of the Inquiry into the Missing Murdered Women and Girls in Canada. In June 2017 Amanda won the prestigious REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award.

Amanda’s increasing success stems from her soulful ability to translate personal stories into messages, evoke a feeling of positivity, communicate the strength of those before her, and connect with her listeners. With the release of Holding Patterns (2016) and its single “Red Dress,” Amanda continues a long history of raising money and advocating change through her work as an artist – and this time, it’s personal.