Caitlin Claessens, Pop, Uncorked on Main, Thursday, Nov 22 at 7 pm

Caitlin Claessens is an experienced musician and vocalist, performing with her guitar in venues throughout the western hemisphere. With many years of live performance under her belt–whether with bands or solo–Caitlin can command an audience just about anywhere. She has played on Norwegian Cruise Lines and from fancy parties to dive bars, but her favourite venue is on the New York City subway platform.

Her vocals have been featured in various mediums, including Super Bowl commercials. She can be seen performing on the popular YouTube channel Super Simple Songs to over 6 million subscribers. Armed with a diverse repertoire of original songs and covers, Caitlin’s engaging sets are not to be missed!

Caitlin recorded the song Tongue Tied with songwriter and composer Daniel Rosen of The Foundry Labs. In 2015 it was pick up by the award winning sound design company, JSM Music, and featured in one of T-Mobile’s 2015 SuperBowl ads featuring Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler.

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Kings of Classic Country, John Elliott Theatre, Saturday, Oct 27 at 8 pm, $39

“Kings of Classic Country” is an exciting, all-star tribute show that celebrates the original superstars of Country music… legendary artists such as Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Hank Williams, Roger Miller, Conway Twitty, Marty Robbins, Charlie Rich, Jim Reeves, and Ray Price.

Direct from Canada’s premier producer of tribute shows, Bill Culp Productions, “Kings of Classic Country” is an audience-interactive, theatrical performance that combines great music and memories into one unforgettable show. You’ll see world class tributes backed by a sizzling live band, hilarious comedic bits inspired by “Hee Haw”, and get an opportunity to meet & greet the cast members after the show!

Song highlights include “Wabash Cannonball”, “Make the World Go Away”, “Walking the Floor Over You”, “El Paso”, “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, “He Stopped Loving Her Today”, “Okie From Muskogee”, “Act Naturally”, “Behind Closed Doors” and “King of the Road” amongst the many Classic Country favourites.

Get your tickets today to ensure the best seats to this incredible show!!

Steve Melville, Jazz Guitar, Uncorked on Main, Wednesdays at 6 pm

The soothing sounds of Steve Melville’s jazz guitar layered over his Country, Latin, Traditional, Ballad and Jazz tracks – relaxing musical backdrop to a tapas style meal balanced by a fine wine or innovative cocktail. All happening each Tuesday night at the fabulous Uncorked on Main, 6-9 pm (when you can actually walk right into Uncorked and grab a seat!). With just a hint of Lenny Breau, this is the lounge experience Georgetown has been missing.steve m

Steve picked up guitar at the age of 15 in his native Jamaica, and was encouraged by the expert hand of  legendary Ska pioneer Ernest Ranglin. (Photo L-R: Jamaica natives Monty Alexander, Ernest Ranglin and Steve Melville).

He also plays at local events, and has a weekly Saturday stint from 6-10 pm at Georgetown’s The Cellar Steak and Seafood fine dining restaurant. Having retired from Air Canada 20 years ago, Steve has since applied his time and energy to becoming the guitarist that showed so much potential as a youth. Air Canada’s gift to the local live music scene!

Rho & Riley, Piano/Cello Recital, The Piano Hall, Saturday, Aug 18, 2-5 pm, $20

BMF Presents – Rho and Riley

(At The Georgetown Piano Hall)

Hosted by Belfountain Music Festival …

Join us at The Piano Hall in Georgetown, for a special recital by pianist and Co-Director of Pocket Concerts Emily Rho, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra cellist Britt Riley. Featuring music by Bach, Webern, Franck, and Pann. Ron Greidanus is excited to have these two fabulous musician perform in his private home, an afternoon of gorgeous cello and piano music!

Saturday, August 18 at 2 PM – 5 PM

TICKETS $20

 

Kev Morse, Singer Songwriter, Uncorked on Main, Thursday, Sep 6 at 7 pm

Kev Morse writes from experience, sings from the heart and plays the guitar like it was meant for him to play. An evening spent listening to Kev play his guitar and sing his songs is like an evening spent with an old friend. His songs reach out, grab you, they hold on tight and they stay with you.kev m

Check out the outstanding “Happy Ever After” at the :45 mark here. This one should be in rotation on CBC Radio.

Take in Kev performing tracks from his “In The Blood” CD at Uncorked on Main.

Young Men at Play – Domenic Bonaldo & Matt Powell, Duelling Pianos, Uncorked, Thursday, Sep 27 at 7 pm

Matt Powell and Domenic Bonaldo, “Young Men At Play”, bring a tasty cross-section of signature jazzy tunes, spiced with a smorgasbord of vocals and keyboard effects.

Matt Powell has a non-musical day job but lives it up after hours playing and singing for local charities such as the Optimist Club and the Saturday Centre,matt powell at retirement homes during the holidays and wherever he can get his hands on a piano. Come check this guy out – wethinks you’ll like him.

domDomenic Bonaldo has a background in professional music that originates in his teen years. A beloved community supporter and entertainer with the ability to produce a big, clean sound.

Recommended – Hayley Verrall, Country/Popular, Uncorked on Main, Thursday, Oct 4 at 7 pm

Hailing from Burlington, Ontario (Canada) Hayley Verrall is a driven, passionate and eclectic artist on a quest to make a difference through her music.

In spite of her young age – or maybe because of it – Hayley understands the importance of music as more than simple entertainment: as a medium to inspire, share and tell stories that can relate to the audience in a unique way.

With influences as diverse as Country, Rock and Pop, Hayley is a versatile performer who blends her instinctive attitude for fresh melodies with a consistent background as a skilled classical pianist and singer.

Hayley won the Tottenham Bluegrass Festival Talent Competition (June 2013) and has also competed as a finalist within the Off the Streets Charity Talent Competition,  as a semi-finalist in Brantford’s Got Talent, in the semi-final round of the Magna Hoedown Showdown Talent Competition, and as a semi-finalist in Western Fair’s Rise to Fame.  In 2014 she won the Rise 2 Fame Peoples’ Choice Award.

Hayley has performed at various venues and events between London, ON and Sudbury, ON.  In 2014 she had the distinct honour of singing O Canada at the inauguration of Burlington City Council and on July 1, 2015 she again had the honour of singing O Canada at the city’s Canada Day celebrations, both a cappella and with Symphony on the Bay.

Hayley frequently performs for the not-for-profit organization Friends for Harmony and has also performed for Give Proof to Our Youth.

View the videos, look at the pictures and listen to the music.

Robert Maciag, Fingerstyle + Vocals, Uncorked on Main, Thursday, Oct 18 at 7 pm

Robert Maciag is a talented and creative individual. With over 
25 years of experience in the music industry, Robert has sung on numerous 
albums and jingles, done commercial voice-overs and produced his own song demos.

robert maciagHis most successful radio jingle “People Come First At IGA” aired on 
radio for over six years. Two seasons as a background vocalist on “The 
Ronnie Prophet Show” CFTO- TV not only broadened his scope of experience (
working with such artists as Chet Atkins, Don Everly, Brenda Lee, George 
Jones and countless others) but additionally introduced him, to some of this 
country’s finest studio musicians, many of whom he has worked with and been 
influenced by over the years.

His live performances are punctuated by a casual conversational manner, dry sense of humour and solid fingerstyle guitar. He has successfully released three singles for airplay 
which have led to a string of appearances as guest artist on a variety of TV shows, from Edmonton to Toronto to Nashville.

Paul Hampson, Mixed Acoustic, Uncorked on Main, Thursday, Oct 25 at 7 pm

Paul Hampson has been performing and teaching in Canada and the US since 1994. A graduate of Western University, Paul has played venues ranging from small cafes to places such as Hamilton Place and the Rogers Centre.

Currently touring with the Aerosmith tribute Mama Kin, Paul is also scoring and producing a collection of CD’s for Hypnotech, a company helping people through hypnosis.

Listen to a sample of Paul Hampson’s music