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Mark McNeil: Tales from Hamilton, Fri Dec 1

October 30th, 2017
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Friday Dec. 1, 2017 at 8 pm, tip jar. Mark McNeil with Tales from Hamilton. Celebrated singer-songwriter and longtime Spectator reporter Mark McNeil will give you the inside scoop about the city we love. After 35 years of chronicling Hamilton, Mark knows where the bodies are buried and how to write a great song about them. Come hear about Jacko the Killer Monkey, Evelyn Dick, Rocco Perri, Einstein’s Brain, and many other twisted tales from the “biggest small town on the planet.” Joining him will be harmonica virtuoso Les Smith and tuba wizard Jay Burr. Les, who is also an incredible songwriter and heads the Hamilton Regional Songwriters Group, will do an opening set.

Event, Music: singer-songwriter, Storytelling

Singer-songwriter Pip, with Brad Cheeseman & Jadon Haughton, Thurs Nov 23

October 27th, 2017
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Thursday November 23, 2017 at 8 pm, $10/$5. Singer-songwriter Pip writes distinctive and melodic art-pop songs with jazz and world elements. He will be joined by seasoned, award-winning Brad Cheeseman on bass and young up-and-comer-to-watch Jadon Haughton on drums.  Together they will fashion interpretations of new songs from the 2017 album Twenty-Four Obscurity Mills and other songs composed by Pip.
metrophilmusic.bandcamp.com/album/twenty-four-obscurity-mills

http://bradcheeseman.com/

Event, Music: singer-songwriter

Water Bear (Tom Dusome and Alex T), and guests, Wed Nov 8

October 15th, 2017
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Wednesday November 8, 2017, tip jar. Our friend Tom Dusome is back with a new project — Water Bear is Tom Dusome and Alex T writing original songs that are honest, dealing with themes of autonomy, survival, and home. Some guests are on board for the evening: Babbage Industries and singer-songwriter Marie Avery.

Event, Music-folk, Music: singer-songwriter

String Bone (Barry James Payne), new album Love & Highways, Sun Nov 5 at 7 pm

October 10th, 2017
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Sunday November 5, 2017, at 7:00 pm, $15. Early show with Barry James Payne and his String Bone band. String Bone is Americana to the bone, Canadiana in the heart and soul. Southern Ontario songwriter Barry James Payne, the architect of String Bone, has a new collection of songs and stories, Love & Highways, his second full-length recording. On Love & Highways he drives through darkness, betrayal and remorse towards love, light, escape and freedom on the road ahead. www.stringbone.ca
Opening set by singer-songwriter Michael Coughlan, now making his home in Toronto, Ontario. His debut album The Sixth Avenue Verses was produced by underground roots music genius Shannon Lyon. From a lyrical standpoint he paints in bold strokes, delivering unfettered compositions strongly rooted in story. His influences include Neil Young, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Replacements, Shannon Lyon, Leonard Cohen, Steve Earle, Rush, Bob Dylan, and Warren Zevon.  soundcloud.com/michaelcoughlan

Barry James Payne also performs and records with Celtic powerhouse Rant Maggie Rant Read more…

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

Cootes Paradise six-member roots band, Fri Nov. 3

October 7th, 2017
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Friday November 3, 2017, 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512 or  BUY_tix_buttonBook online.
The powerhouse band of familiar faces returns to Artword Artbar: Cootes Paradise, a collective of six musicians who chose to play together, combining their many talents. Their music is roots-based: bluesy, funky, and filled with soul. Band members are: Amy Di Nino (drums), Wayne Krawchuk (guitar/vocals), Sue Leonard (vocals), Lily Sazz (keyboards/vocals), Ian Taylor (bass), Mark Volkov (flute, violin, sax).
http://www.cootesparadiseband.ca/
Opening set by singer-songwriter Michael J. Birthelmer.

Event, Music-Blues, Music-rock, Music: singer-songwriter

RADIO Dial Trio (Stuart Laughton, Rebecca Campbell, Martin Worthy), Thurs Nov. 2

October 6th, 2017
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Thursday November 2, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Stuart Laughton’s RADIO DIAL band performs for the first time as an acoustic trio. Stuart Laughton (vocals + many instruments), Rebecca Campbell (vocals) and Martin Worthy (guitar, drums, vocals) bring you an evening of beautiful vocal and instrumental harmonies.  www.radiodial.ca
The Trio will be joined by rising star Jeff McLeod on piano and B3 organ. (http://jeffmcleodmusic.com).
What is Radio Dial? Stuart scours the radio waves for interesting music, and brings a similarly eclectic presentation to the stage. It helps that he sings and plays a dozen instruments, and that he injects his contagious enthusiasm into a kaleidoscopic amalgam of 1920’s Broadway, country blues and 60’s pop instrumental hits, B.B. King guitar, Moe Koffman flute and Chet Baker’s jazz trumpet, country, Celtic, rockabilly and his own songs about Canada.

Event, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz, Music: singer-songwriter

Sad Boys Lit. Society, launch party for Mayami, Sun Oct 15, 6 pm

September 15th, 2017
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Sunday October 15, 2017, at 6 pm, $5/pwyc. The Sad Boys Lit. Society presents: a Launch Party for Mayami. Come join the SBLS as they celebrate the release of Ben Robinson‘s chapbook Mayami, (Bird, Buried Press) a collection of poems about the rising tides. All funds raised at the door will be donated to 541 Eatery and Exchange. The evening features performances (musical and poetic) from the likes of:
Ben Robinson: Mayami is a small collection of poems written by Ben Robinson, featuring hand-painted covers. Ben Robinson published poems about potato chips, growing up with a lazy eye, and 78rpm records, among others. The Walrus called his work, “barely legible”. He has only ever lived in Hamilton, ON.  Trailer for Mayami
Timid, The Brave (Other Songs Music Co.): http://www.timidthebrave.com/
Thomas St.Clairhttps://thomasstclair.bandcamp.com/
Gareth Inksterhttps://youtu.be/UYr8vG-2fzU
Kira MoolmanPoems in the Antigonish Review
Mark Standishsaythisiswater poems

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Music: singer-songwriter

Duane Rutter hosts Songwriters-in-the-Round, Sat Sept 23

August 10th, 2017
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Saturday September 23, 2017 at 8 pm, $20. Duane Rutter is back hosting another wonderful Songwriters-in-the-Round evening. The participants this time are: Rae Billing, Michael J. Birthelmer, Jay Linden, Gillian Nicola and Duane Rutter.

Event, Music: singer-songwriter

Greg Oh, John Millard and Patricia O’Callaghan, Sat Sept 16

August 6th, 2017
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Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 8 pm, $15, $10 for students. Greg Oh, John Millard and Patricia O’Callaghan met during their 6 year artistic residency at  Soulpepper Theatre. They have since then collaborated on a variety of music performances. This repertoire is a fascinating evening of stories and songs ranging from Millard’s gothic Canadian solo repertoire to O’Callaghan’s elegant and playful cabaret selections, to Greg Oh’s remarkable solo work, including remarkable stories about the world of modern orchestral piano playing.
1st set: John Millard on banjo and vocals. Greg Oh piano. New and recent songs by John Millard plus a selection of songs from the musical Ratbag by Martha Ross and John Millard. Joined by Patricia O’Callaghan
2nd set: Greg Oh performs short works by Phillip Glass and John Cage. Patricia O’Callaghan performs works by Randy Newman, Charles Ives, Leonard Cohen, Jaques Brel, Fernando Obradors, Astor Piazzolla and Divine Comedy.

Event, Music, Music-cabaret, Music-Classical, Music-Jazz, Music: singer-songwriter

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