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.

Larry Melton, Acoustic Rock, Shepherd’s Crook, Friday, Oct 5 at 8 pm

Larry Melton has been lead vocalist for a number of bands ever since his first high school group, “Blue Steel”, and is now performing covers with a band of great musicians under his own name LARRY MELTON BAND.

Larry is also playing acoustic shows, both solo and with an assortment of musical partners.

Australian Rock Stars INXS requested a demo from Larry Melton in 2005 in their search for a new singer with the show ROCKSTAR INXS, which landed him an audition with INXS guitarists Tim Ferris & Kirk Pengilly !

Sally Campbell, Troubadour, Candlelit Church, St. Alban’s, Sunday, Oct 14, 7:30 pm

Sally Campbell, Troubadour

Sally was given her first guitar when she was twelve and discovered an attraction for story in song, which grew into a lifelong passion. She has been writing and performing for more than 30 years and seeking to make a positive musical contribution, with the understanding that music has a powerful effect on the soul. She is an active member of the Brampton Folk Club, performing at community events and festivals. She was awarded a Bravo Award by the Brampton Arts Council in 2011-2012, for Outstanding Concert Performance (solo/small ensemble). She trained in Royal Conservatory piano instruction and Vocal training from Joyce Britton of the Austin Opera Company.
 
Strongly influenced by the Singer/Songwriters of the ’60s and ‘70s, Sally’s experience with small group performance, concert presentations, special music for church, camps and conference presentations have been opportunities to hone performance skill and an understanding of “knowing one’s audience”.
Her newest project involves weaving story with themed musical presentation. Current available themes in this format are Traveler: The journey of life and growth (folk based presentation) and Abiding: Reflections on spiritual strength (faith based presentation).
 
Sally is currently the Contemporary Worship Director at Christ Church in Brampton.

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.