Highly Recommended – Sammy V, Violin Master, Uncorked, Thursday, January 15 at 7 pm

Often referred to as “Master of the Violin,” SAMMY V is a celebrated violinist. He continues to enchant audiences with breathtaking virtuosity, tone and charismatic stage presence. With restless curiosity, passion, universal appeal, and multi-faceted musical interests he has earned the rare title of “Modern Fiddler.”

At age four, he received his first violin from his parents, both Violin and Vocal professionals. By age 12 he was serious about the instrument thanks in large part to the inspiration of his father, his beloved teacher and mentor. Two years later, Sammy came to national attention. Sammy V now resides in Toronto and his performances include appearances on CTV, CityTV, CP2, the Toronto Bridal Show at Metro Convention Center and the Carrasauga Festival in Missisauga.

As Featured Soloist he toured Europe, the Middle East and North America with celebrity singers, DJ’s and producers. In 2014 Sammy has expanded his network across North America.
An exclusive Modern Violin artist, Sammy V has recorded more than 40 CDs and he currently leads the music directorship of various recordings for prominent singers in Toronto. He will be performing at the TIFF Opening Gala with legendary musicians.

Uncorked on Main are pleased to welcome Sammy V and his percussionist Matthew Strug.

Beatlemania Revisited, John Elliott Theatre, Saturday, January 24 at 8 pm, $35

Beatlemania Returns to Halton Hills

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Calling all Beatles fans! The look, the sound and excitement of The Beatles’ live performances will be re-created at the John Elliott Theatre when the international cast of “Beatlemania Revisited” comes to Georgetown for a special return engagement on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m.

All songs in the Beatlemania show are performed “note for note” by the amazing cast members who are further augmented with incredible costumes and vintage instruments to truly capture the spirit of the Fab Four. The evening kicks off with their famous 1964 appearance on the Ed Sullivan television show and follows The Beatles through their entire career with numerous costume changes including the Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road eras.

In total, over 30 Beatles songs are performed live throughout the evening including “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” “Ticket to Ride” “Yesterday” “Penny Lane” “Help!” “A Hard Day Night” “Yellow Submarine” “Eleanor Rigby” “Sgt.Peppers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band” and of course “Hey Jude” amongst the many audience favourites.

Colum Henry, who portrays John Lennon, said, “This is a family-oriented, audience-interactive performance that will have everybody singing, dancing and clapping along. We want people to leave the theatre believing they have actually seen the Beatles in concert”.

Tickets to see Beatlemania Revisited at the John Elliott Theatre at 8 p.m. are value-priced at only $35 adults, $30 seniors and are available at the theatre Box Office, 9 Church Street, Georgetown, by phone 905-877-3700, or online at www.haltonhills.ca/theatre

Recommended – The TONKAS, Blues Power Duo, Uncorked, Friday, January 16 at 8 pm

You have never witnessed a band like THE TONKAS!

Derek Downham is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist/producer, who has written and played with Canada’s finest musicians.

Alec Fraser has produced almost 1000 records, and has played with such greats as Bo Diddley, Pinetop Perkins and Jeff Healey (who introduced Derek to Alec).

Together, they have a sound that belies their 2-piece status. A self-proclaimed “Power Duo”, their ambidexterity and stoic rhythms are truly the stars of the show.

Derek plays electric slide guitar, bass drum, hi-hat, tambourines, sings and captains various vocal effects. Alec plays “brushbass” which is a combination of upright bass and a snare drum, played with a brush in his pulling hand.

The result is an impressive display of blues-fueled majesty, unlike any other group. If you close your eyes, you would never assume it’s just 2 people performing everything LIVE.

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Georgetown Musictown Open Mic, The Silvercreek Café, Friday Nights beginning January 16, 2015 at 7 pm

Due to the popularity of their Live Music weekends, effective immediately Uncorked on Main will be presenting paid acts on Thursday nights. It is an awesome reflection of the success of their new venture.
But … the end of open mic nights at Uncorked.

ONTO NEW BEGINNINGS: Georgetown Musictown Open Mic has found a new (old) home.

domDomenic, Marilyn and Jean at The Silvercreek Café are bringing our open mic back!
And …  it will be on Friday nights, a more active night at The Silvercreek Café than Thursdays.
The Silvercreek is no longer a bistro per se. Their menu is smaller. But they still serve pizza, chicken caesar salad, soups, cheese platter, etc. Plus the usual wine and beer, as well as exotic desserts and funky warm drinks!
Their Friday nights can be quite busy. Always fun to play to a decent sized crowd.
So a cool venue, and a little more intimate.
In the meantime, being more swamped than ever with Georgetown Musictown efforts, we have asked Joe Mancuso (“Joe’s Blues”) to host and schedule open mic.DCIM100GOPRO He has graciously agreed 🙂
To schedule your time to perform, Joe can be reached at (905) 702-8466, or by email at  jmancuso50@cogeco.ca
Note that everything will begin a half hour earlier at The Silvercreek Cafe. As a result, the pre-scheduled Feature Acts will usually perform from 7:00 – 7:45 and the pre-scheduled Support Acts 8:00 – 8:30.
The truly “open” part of open mic will now take place from 8:30 pm and on … Come One, Come All!

Matt Powell and Domenic Bonaldo, Keyboards, Uncorked, Wednesday, January 14 at 7 pm

Matt Powell and The Silvercreek Cafe‘s Domenic Bonaldo 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 at the Silver Creek Cafe and Bistro, for local charities such as the Optimist Club and the Saturday Centre, at retirement homes during the holidays and really wherever he can get his hands on a piano.matt powell

Once, he took it upon himself to play the old grand piano in the middle of West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont.  That night, his Beatles covers attracted all sorts of new and great friends, and led to his being invited to an awesome party in the Hollywood Hills.

Come check this guy out – wethinks you’ll like him.

domDomenic Bonaldo has earned The Silvercreek Café Music Director title with a background in professional music that originates in his teen years. A beloved entertainer with the ability to produce a big, clean sound.

4PLAY, Top 40, The McGibbon Hotel, Saturday, January 17 @ 9:30 pm

Formed in 2010, 4Play have steadily built themselves a following all over Southern Ontario through hard work and an abundance of passion.

At its core, 4Play is a blistering mass of driving riffs, energetic drums, technically diverse bass lines and captivating vocals, perfect for large venues with the amazing ability to be intense and musical at a lower volume for smaller venues.

Covering everything from Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Wonder, to Foo Fighters and Sublime, 4Play is bound to give you a taste of what you’re craving!