Paul Hampson, Mixed Acoustic, Copper Kettle Pub, Sunday, Oct 1, 3-7 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

Matt Powell and Domenic Bonaldo, Keyboards, Uncorked on Main, Thursday, Oct 5 at 7 pm

Matt Powell and 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 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 – Classic Lightfoot Live! (Tribute), John Elliott Theatre, Saturday, Oct 7, 8-10 pm, $34

Take an unforgettable trip down memory lane as John Stinson and the band celebrate Canada 150 by paying tribute to our nation’s most iconic songwriter, Gordon Lightfoot!

Dozens of classic songs from the 1966-78 era will be performed, including Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, If You Could Read My Mind, Sundown, Carefree Highway, Rainy Day People, plus the timeless Canadian Railway Trilogy.

Two hours. All tickets $34.00. Buy Tickets Now

Jimmy Pearson, Singer/Songwriter/Instrumentalist, Copper Kettle Pub, Sunday, Oct 8, 3-7 pm

It must be humble, sincere, crunchy and organic if it’s a song by Toronto Based Folk/Rock artist Jimmy Pearson. As a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Jimmy strives to connect to thoughtful audiences with songs that embrace the pathetic and awkward facets of life.

Jimmy Pearson is a bona fide artist who crosses over several genres to reach the end goal – a connection with listeners – through expressive vocals, literary and thoughtful lyrics and a sound that is up-front and personal – in other words, Jimmy is real – Indie Spoonful

Watching Jimmy play is kind of like watching open heart surgery; it’s personal, complex, he keeps the rhythm going no matter what, and you can’t look away. With his voice, carefully crafted songs, guitar, and two kick pedals under his feet he left the audience with the feeling that there’s more going on than meets the eye. – Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival

Jimmy has a talent for songwriting, as well as performing those songs. It’s this type of album that always gets me, as it shows the talent behind the artist when they can write songs that appeal to many genres, and this is the case for “Good Friends”. – Canadian Beats