Matt Powell, Jazz Keyboard and Vocals, The Helson Gallery, Saturday, December 20 at 1:30 pm

Matt Powell brings a tasty cross-section of signature jazzy tunes, spiced with a smorgasbord of vocals in the ambient sound chamber that is The Helson Gallery.

Matt has a non-musical day job, but lives it up after hours playing and singing at the Silver Creek Cafe and 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.

chateau marmontOnce, 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.

Shelzee and The Sax Man, Top 40, The Shepherd’s Crook, Friday, December 19 at 8 pm

Friday, December 19 at 8 pm, The Shepherd’s Crook presents:shelzee and

Shelzee and the Sax Man. Two person band consisting of Mark Gravelle on saxophone and Michelle Emory on vocals and acoustic guitar.

The duo covers the likes of The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, Rihanna, Serena Ryder, and Coldplay, and is superb at engaging the crowd.

 

Georgetown Bach Chorale, Celtic Christmas, 157 Main Street, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec 19/20/21 at 8 pm, $45

celticchristmasSnow-covered trees, icicles glistening in the moonlight, cool

grey-blue skies hovering at dusk, and birds lamenting the loss of

summer…Let the GBC and guest handbell artist Barbara Cooper

set the mood for Christmas just right, with the best in food,

decor, music and delight.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 8 pm

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 8 pm

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 8 pm

157 Main Street, Georgetown ON    $45

 

Dayfoot CD Release, Folk, The Shepherd’s Crook, Saturday, December 20 at 9:30 pm

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Dayfoot to release self-titled album on Dec. 20

Local band, named after a street in Georgetown, will launch a CD at Shepherd’s Crook on Main St. S. in Georgetown this Saturday.

After a short hiatus from writing music, Doug Sinclair and his friend Keith Henderson decided to pick up their acoustic guitars and take a shot at writing folk music. After many months of writing and arranging songs the two had amassed a large repertoire of songs, and Sinclair sought out to find a band to help him make the songs a reality.

Long-time friend and drummer, Stephen Dayfoot was onboard to help fill out the rhythm section.  Shortly after, Matt Wittmann joined the group to play bass along with Danen Sloan on the guitar. Susannah McKenzie-Sutter later joined and provided the violin sound the band needed to achieve the soundscape the group was looking for.

One year after its inception, Dayfoot will be releasing their full-length debut self-titled album on Dec. 20 at the Shepherd’s Crook. The first 50 limited edition CD’s will each feature a unique photograph (photography and art work by Andrew Fasken) of local people, places, and things in Halton Hills. The limited edition CD’s will also come with a frame for fans to display the art work. Access to the CD release show is free, encouraging anyone who likes the album to purchase the CD for $15.

Check out the group at dayfootband.com

Recommended – The Dualing Divas, Party Hardy Music, The McGibbon Hotel, Friday and Saturday, Dec 19/20 @ 9:30 pm

I have it on high authority that The Dualing Divas are “fantastic”.

So they are fantastic.

And it is very difficult to find information on them, so I would say they are mysterious.

So they are mysterious.

And it seems they just returned from an extensive cruise gig.

So ..

Anyway. This much I do have on them ….