You won’t want to miss the music and wit of Bill Craig.
Bill was born and raised in Ireland, and lived in London in 1973. He moved to Toronto in 1974. He first performed as a vocalist for various Rock ‘n Roll bands in Ireland in 1967.
In 1969, Bill began playing guitar on stage and has stayed with it as his main instrument ever since. Throughout this period, he maintained an interest in the music of his native Ireland, and would occasionally confuse, and usually please, rock audiences with a solo voice guitar rendition. Bill fills The Crook with a wide variety of sounds and a larger than life personality that works well in the room.
Cead Mile Failte…A Hundred Thousand Welcomes.
Christmas from Ol’ Blighty
Christmas isn’t complete without an evening in The Piano Hall. This year the choir offers a collection of traditional English music including Vaughan Williams’ ‘Fantasy on Christmas Themes’. A splendid spread of culinary treats follows the concert, which will, of course include Yvonne Oldaker’s delicious mince tarts!
“The Legend of Johnny Cash” covers the complete career of this musical pioneer, from his early recordings on Sun Records to his final chart topper “Hurt”. Song highlights include “Ring of Fire,” “Boy Named Sue,” “I Walk the Line,” and “Folsom Prison Blues” alongside classic country hits like “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “Stand By Your Man”.
This audience-interactive performance also features legendary duets made famous by Johnny Cash and June Carter including “Help Me Make It Through The Night” and “Jackson” amongst the crowd favourites. Tickets $39. A Bill Culp Production.
“The magic of live music events lies in thrilling the audience with ‘real’ live music. VERSATILITY IS OUR STRENGTH”– Joseph Rebello
Joseph Rebello (or ‘RebellJo) is a versatile vocalist, bass guitarist and music conservationist with a passion for saving authentic live music. Exciting audiences with Reggae, Top Forty, Classic Rock, Funk, Dance Music & Oldies, there is nothing “programmed” about his approach.
Joseph grew up in Tanzania where he was deeply influenced by the widespread culture of clubs and live music. By the late 1970’s he was a self taught bass guitarist, vocalist and founder of popular band The Revolution. They performed at the prestigious Kilimanjaro Hotel for eight years.
Now known as the Njenje Band, the group continues to be one of Tanzania’s leading bands.
While in Tanzania Joseph often played with world renowned musicians such as Jazz maestro Sadao Watanabe, and Hendrix style guitarist Jimmy Mawi from Madagascar. Upon immigrating to Canada in 1989, Joseph formed Naked Flame, a popular group at music venues and events across Canada and the USA for over 10 years.
His latest avatar (RebellJo Band) pulls from a collection of over 14 local music artists. This multitalented group offers the diverse skill set which allows Joseph to truly customize his live music configuration for each event.
He enjoys producing “One Love” Bob Marley Tributes, St Patrick’s Day performances, Country Nights, East Coast Nights and Tropical Nights.
Various RebellJo configurations (Duo/Trio/Full Band) can be heard at: Fionn MacCool’s (multiple locations), Port Credit’s Roc’n Doc’s Live Music Grill, Georgetown’s Uncorked On Main and The St. George Pub, Burlington’s Gator Ted`s, The Busholme Inn in Erin, and various Legions, Moose Lodges, and Senior`s Dances (where the RebellJo versatility is put on full display through vintage Oldies music).
See upcoming events here.
After a long and personal battle with addiction and recovery, Joseph has been campaigning to raise awareness through his Project Twende Afrika Rebelljo. In December, 2014 he undertook a personal journey to Tanzania with his band to support Sober House, a rehabilitation center in his erstwhile hometown of Tanga. Joseph spoke to staff about their needs, helped create much needed awareness, and raised funds.
Joseph is driven to bring to reality his dream of producing a collaboration of African and North American artists, all in an effort to raise awareness and aid for this cause so close to his heart.