Rock Music, Hard and Proud … Livin’ the Dream
It has been too long since Brenda has held an open mic at The Kettle. Joe Mancuso (where have I heard that name before .. ?) is gonna fix that up.
With a little help from Phil Lewin, we look forward to Host Joe bringing back the tradition. It may take some time for the event to return to former glory, so all support is greatly appreciated…tune up ladies and gentlemen!
“She turns pebbles of everyday life into dreamy mountains of song”.
The Toronto Star
“I’m in love…with the music of Katherine Wheatley. A verse into her first song, I was hooked…I was totally unprepared for the absolute beauty of her voice and lyrics”. FOLKSPOKE, Barrie, ON
Arresting vocals, great guitar playing and vibrant lyrics mark her work. Every song evokes her uncanny depth of observation. With offhand wit and an infectious passion for performing, Katherine Wheatley has been captivating audiences everywhere she performs.
Katherine’s music has been used for television documentaries, series and films. She has been a featured vocalist on Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe, as well as a musical guest on TVO’s Studio Two, CBC’s Vicki Gabareau Show and CTV’s Canada AM. In addition to touring across Canada, the U.S. and Europe as a singer/songwriter, Katherine is a member of the band “Betty and The Bobs” and plays guitar in Wendell Ferguson’s “Smoking Section”. She was one of 33 artists, including The Barenaked Ladies, Bruce Cockburn, and Sarah McLachlan, selected for FACTOR’S (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records) 20th Anniversary compilation CD. Her first CD, Straight Line, spent 17 weeks on Sam’s Top 10 Independent Chart with nine of those weeks at number 2. Her second CD, Habits and Heroes, featured a stellar cast of musicians (The Bands Richard Bell, Blue Rodeos Basil Donovan, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings Colin Linden) and received glowing accolades from critics and fans alike.
“As a listener, it’s hard not to sit back, close your eyes and watch the movie play. And man, can this serene red head ever play guitar”. SEE Magazine, Edmonton
Benjamin Rogers – Vocals, Violin, Guitar, MandolinThe next generation of folk music, Benjamin Rogers pushes the boundaries of Traditional Folk. Combining fiddle, guitar and mandolin with his contemporary lyrics and unique voice he is creating music that draws you in and wraps around you like a warm blanket. His energetic stage presence stems from years as a street performer.
Benjamin has had the privilege of sharing the stage with artists such as Ian Bell, Bryan Pickell, Shane Cook, Ben Caplan and Coco Love Alcorn. In August 2014 Benjamin was featured as one of the Youth Discoveries winners at the prestigious Summerfolk Festival in Owen Sound and was a recent Folk Music Ontario “Young Performer of the Year” nominee. He has developed his fiddle style drawing from East Coast and Old Time traditions, transforming it into his own style.
Benjamin’s EP titled Wayfarer is a blend of driving fiddle and warm lyrical songs.
The outstanding Bombadils are a-comin’ to town!
Only way to see them is if HomeRoutes house concert host Frank Loreto has cancellations. You can try him at email@example.com.
The Bombadils are a four piece folk ensemble that first connected in Montreal, QC, at McGill University over a shared curiosity surrounding the Celtic and Bluegrass traditions. Sarah Frank (fiddle, banjo, vocals), Luke Fraser (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Alan Mackie (bass, vocals), and Anh Phung (flutes, harmonica, vocals) were raised Canada-wide and trained in classical performance and modern improvisation. Endearingly described by those closest to them as “Chamber Folk”, The Bombadils have been bringing music and high spirits to festivals, folk clubs, and forests since 2009, allowing diverse influences to flow naturally through their compositions, arrangements and improvisations.
“The Bombadils have all the elements of a great band – a high level of musical proficiency, deep respect for the traditional roots of their material and an engaging repertoire which holds the attention of the listener from beginning to end.”
Amy Gajadhar, Canadian Folk Music magazine
Itchy n Scratchy, one of the finest bands to grace the stage of The McGibbon returns tonight, as Georgetown continues on its awesome musical roll. They’re baaaack … one night only!!
It don’t get a lot better than this, here is a great Classic Rock cover band.
“Thank you so so so much for such a wonderfully fantastic evening! It truly could not have been more perfect. We challenged you with a wide variety of age groups and music styles, and we can honestly say you “nailed it”! I don’t think there was ever a moment where the dance floor was not packed, which made it that much more memorable.
I haven’t seen Ben and Lauren let loose like that in a very long time – they are fairly sedate young folk!!! even my Mom and Dad were up dancing and owing to some physical limitations that hasn’t happened in over 15 years!!! Quite a lovely moment. We have heard nothing rave reviews of your performance and comments like the best wedding they have ever attended are the norm! Your professionalism mixed with a ton of fun are a perfect combination but I already knew that!!!!