Sunday, 1 July 2012

JULY 1 - What You Need To Know


And this one is all free! This day is all about fun while you celebrate Canada Day.

12pm - Kandle

"What do you get when you mix equal parts Bukka White, Skip James, Mazzy Star and Brian Jonestown Massacre? Kandle Osborne’s icy cool debut EP, that’s what. Like a musical wizard, this old soul knows how to make magic.
How did a twenty one year old from Victoria BC get so wise? Being the daughter of Neil Osborne, singer/guitarist for the iconic 54-40 (and also her producer), music has surrounded her. Growing up in a house where songwriting was as natural as breathing, it’s no surprise that at just 16 she began noir pop band The Blue Violets with sister Coral Osborne and later friend Louise Burns who toured extensively throughout Canada. In 2010, she began honing her craft, perfecting the six tracks that would become her first solo record. "

1pm - Hooded Fang 

Daniel Lee – vocals & guitar
April Aliermo – bass
Lane Haley – guitar
D.Alex Meeks – drums
"With surf guitars, ‘verbed-out vocals and danceable ‘60s drum breaks, Hooded Fang is a veritable garage rock riot. Released just nine months after their critically acclaimed debut, support for their sophomore effort, Tosta Mista, has reached every corner of the planet; leading to their signing with influential UK indie imprint, Full Time Hobby."

2pm - TD Jazz Youth Summit

Trumpet - Emily Denison                  Ottawa (ON)
Alto Sax - Hojin Jang                        Oakville (ON)
Tenor Sax - Nigel Bakkenstad           Winnipeg MAN
Tenor Sax - Bryan Qu                        Edmonton (ALTA)
Trombone - Daniel Desgroseilliers    Ottawa (ON)
Guitar -Matt McDougall                    N.S.
Piano - Chris Pruden                          Edmonton (ALTA)
Bass - Jonathan Tromsness                B.C
Drums - Ian Wright                            Belleville (ON)
This group is selected from many applications coming from across Canada and represent some of the best from the country. They rehearse all week and hone their skills through master classes of visiting artists. The group is lead by Jim Lewis and this is their last show of the week.

3pm - The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

Ian Griffiths – lead vocals, accordian
Kurt Loewen – lead vocals, guitar
Patrick M’Gonigle – vocals, violin, mandolin
Peter Mynett – vocals, stand up bass
Paul Wolda – vocals, percussion
"High energy Gypsy-Roots-Folk-Grass with dedication and precision" is a good way to describe these guys from B.C. - perfect for Canada Day

4pm - The Central Band of the Canadian Forces

"The Central Band of the Canadian Forces, headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, has gained an international reputation as one of Canada’s leading military musical organizations representing the Air Force and supporting all elements of Canada’s military."

5pm - Emma-Lee

Emma-Lee – vocals
Karen Kosowski – keys
Tom Juhas – guitar
Marc Rogers – bass
Kevin Mendes – drums
"Backseat Heroine marks a brave turning point in the road for an artist once pegged as a jazz-pop chanteuse. Three years of touring and songwriting led to inevitable growth, knowledge and direction. Emma-Lee’s voice, once described by No Depression as “powerful and fragile at the same time, with a range and ability to dive around the notes that would make kd lang jealous” is the star of the show. On barn burners like “Not Coming By” and “Shadow of a Ghost” she growls with a swagger and confidence not heard on her previous work. Names like Bonnie Raitt, Grace Potter and Adele began to echo in the crowds of those shows that nurtured her re-invention."

6pm - The Lost Fingers

This band puts on quite the show. From Quebec, they are monster musicians with Gypsy Jazz as their style of music of choice. The twist?... Songs of the 80's!!!

What a trip! If you made it this far I bet you have had a lot of fun and you are probably ready to lay on the beach and sleep for a week straight - I know I am!

Over and out

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