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Concert: Social Animals (Chris & Christa) + Trevor Howard, Fri Sept 19

August 1st, 2014
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socialanimals001002_cFriday, September 19, 2014, at 8 pm, $8. A concert by songwriters Chris and Christa Bradbury (Social Animals) and special guest Trevor Howard.
“The band evolved from the song writing of Chris and Christa Bradbury, a couple from opposite sides of the globe, who met by chance, fell in love and were immediately drawn into sharing their passion for music by creating their own. Chris’ memorable guitar riffs create the perfect setting for Christa’s searing vocals and mood driven piano. The listener may be reminded of Janis Joplin or Led Zeppelin, but is immediately aware that they are witnessing something completely new. Brothers and sisters, you are about to be Socialized!” http://www.socialanimals.ca/Trevor Howard_ghosts-of-memphis-19c
“Solidly recorded and impeccably performed, his guitar prowess deftly compliments the power and cadence of her voice” Ric Taylor (View magazine-CFMU 93.3FM)
“I was awe-struck by the jaw dropping vocals of Christa Bradbury and the power of Chris’ guitar; they held me in a trance”. Angelo Noto Campanella (The Hamiltonian)

Special guest for the evening is singer-songwriter Trevor Howard. “It all began for Trevor Howard with an eight-track of Alice Cooper and a 12-inch vinyl of Donny Osmond. “Didn’t We Meet in the Night in My Sleep” and “Go Away Little Girl” were his anthems of choice for guests at his big sister’s pool parties. It was at the mere age of five he decided this was his destiny (as if he had a choice) – a songwriter and musician was born.” http://www.ghostsofmemphis.com

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Big Dance, Little Stage, Learie McNicolls, Wed & Thur, Sept 17 & 18

August 1st, 2014
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Learie4c_680Wednesday September 17 and Thursday September 18, 2014, at 8 pm, $10. Ronald TaylorChoreographer and dancer Learie McNicolls (photo left) curates and hosts the next edition of “Big Dance, Little Stage”, an evening of contemporary dance works for a small stage. Line-up:
Ronald Taylor, Toronto (dance) (photo right)
Pearl Lall, Hamilton (dance/Bollywood)
Tanis Macarthur, Hamilton (movement, dance)
Megan English, Hamilton (dance)
Learie Mc Nicolls, Hamilton (spoken word, dance) .
plus real-time visuals by Judith Sandiford.
Learie, who has had a lengthy career in Toronto, is now based in Hamilton. Most recently he performed his one-man show Resurrection at The Pearl Company, in May and August. He was choreographer on Artword Theatre’s production of their musical play “James Street” in May 2014.

Dance, Event

Supercrawl at Artword Artbar: Open Mic, 2 to 5 pm Sun Sept 14

August 1st, 2014
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Sunday, September 14, Sunday afternoon’s Supercrawl. We’ll open about 1:00 pm, then a relaxed Open Mic for the afternoon 2 pm until about 5 pm. Drop in.

Event, James North events, Music

Supercrawl at Artword Artbar: Wayne Janus & Kaizen, Sat Sept 13

August 1st, 2014
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Saturday September 13, 2014, Supercrawl Showcase #3. from 8 pm, tip jar. Kaizen2040caArtword Artbar showcases guitarist Wayne Janus and his band KAIZEN:waynejanus drums (David Carrillo), bass (Shane Lannigan) and guitar/vocals (Wayne Janus). They played Artword Artbar in July, and we wanted them back! Their sound has a rich variety of influences ranging from Funk, Jazz, Blues, Fusion, Rock, and Latin, a mix of original and cover material. Kaizen’s debut release entitled First Impressions, received positive reviews from national and international sources. Currently, Kaizen has just finished their second CD and launched their new web page www.kaizen.xyz.
Review: “Kaizen’s second album entitled Closer To Earth is an epic modern ground-breaking instrumental masterpiece. This unique album has it all, from New York Funk, Jazz, Rock, Fusion and even features a Sanskrit Chant entitled Shivaya. A Must Have!
For more about Wayne Janus, visit http://www.waynejanus.com/

Event, James North events, Music, Music-Blues, Special event

Supercrawl at Artword Artbar: Dan Walsh 7 pm, Beg To Differ Trio 9 pm, Fri Sept 12

August 1st, 2014
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DANwalshBEARD_cFriday September 12, 2014, 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm, Supercrawl Showcase #2 and James North Art Crawl, tip jar. Two shows tonight!
7:00 pm, tip jar: Artword Artbar showcases multi-instrumentalist Dan Walsh, well known for his collaborations with a number of talented musicians. For many years Walsh was a key member of Fred Eaglesmith’s band, The Flying Squirrels, where he played more than a couple of hundred gigs a year and shared the stage with the likes of Willie Nelson, Willie P. Bennett and the Del McCoury Band. Outta The Jam is the third release from Walsh, but it’s the first one the bearded one sings on. While Walsh’s Tim Ninehouse_ccflawless guitar work is still the star on this one, his songwriting and vocals are a welcome addition. http://www.bentbeard.com
9:00 pm, tip jar: An Artword favourite, the lively high-energy Beg To Differ Trio playing blues / jazz / funk — Tim Ninehouse on keyboards, vocals; Doug Sikma on guitar; Steve Foster on drums. Unique renditions of blues, jazz and funk songs, drawing from a large musical repertoire from early blues roots to jazzified contemporary songs.

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Supercrawl kickoff at Artword Artbar: Skirt Check, w. 5-piece horn section, Thurs Sept 11

August 1st, 2014
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Skirt_Check_logoChris_Skrzek_FBThursday September 11, 2014, at 9:00 pm, no cover, tip jar. Artword Artbar’s season launch and Supercrawl Showcase #1, a kick-off special: Chris Skrzek, trombone player extraordinaire, has put together a nine-piece band called Skirt Check, with a five-piece horn section! Seating limited, call 905-543-8512 to reserve.
Skirt Check is a new, dynamic 9 piece band in the Hamilton, Ontario area. Consisting of local professionals, the band plays many challenging funk, swing and rock cover tunes (influences Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Tower of Power). Band members: Troy Dowding, Nelson Santos, Sal Roselli, Matt Weil, Kyle Pacey, Fab del Monaco, James Gannett, Anthony D’Angela and Chris Skrzek.

Event, Music