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BRANDI CARLILE

Brandi Marie Carlile – born June 1, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and activist. Her music spans many genres, including folk rock, alternative country, Americana, and classic rock. As of 2021, Carlile has released seven studio albums. She has received nine Grammy Awards and earned 25 Grammy nominations, including one for The Firewatcher’s Daughter (2015), six for By the Way, I Forgive You (2018), three for her work as producer and songwriter on Tanya Tucker‘s album While I’m Livin’ (2019), and ten for In These Silent Days (2021).[4][5][6]

She was the most nominated woman at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, with six, including nominations for Album of the Year (By the Way, I Forgive You), Record of the Year and Song of the Year (“The Joke). In 2019, Carlile formed an all-female quartet with Amanda ShiresMaren Morris, and Natalie Hemby called the Highwomen. They released their debut album, The Highwomen, in 2019 to critical acclaim and commercial success, and won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song for the track “Crowded Table” in 2021.

LEEANN RIMES

Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (born August 28, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She originally rose to success as a country music artist at age 13 with 1996’s “Blue“. She has since crossed over into popcontemporary Christian, and other musical genres. Rimes has placed over 40 singles on international charts since 1996. In addition, she has sold over 37 million records worldwide, with 20.8 million album sales in the United States  Billboard ranked her number 17 in terms of sales success in the 1990–2000 decade.

JOE BONAMASSA

Joseph Leonard Bonamassa is an American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. He started his career at age twelve, when he opened for B.B. King. Since 2000, Bonamassa has released fifteen solo albums through his independent record label J&R Adventures, of which eleven have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Blues chart

THE CORRS

The Corrs are an Irish family band that combine pop rock with traditional Irish themes within their music. The group consists of the Corr siblings: Andrea, Sharon, Caroline and Jim. They are from Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland.

 

The Corrs are a family affair, Andrea (lead vocals), Sharon (violin, piano, vocals), Caroline (drums, piano, vocals) and Jim (guitar, piano, vocals) who have sold over 40 million albums worldwide since their 1995 debut album Forgiven Not Forgotten crashed into the charts and stole our hearts. An enchanting mix of traditional Celtic music with a pop rock twist, The Corrs have written some of the biggest songs of the last three decades.

huey lewis & the news

Huey is in show business, and so will do almost anything for attention or money, (usually in that order), and to that end he has played ‘Billy Flynn’ in the musical ‘Chicago’ on Broadway, filmed the movie Duets with Gwyneth Paltrow, and guest starred on the sit-com ‘Hot in Cleveland’ several times. He has won many awards and accolades, and he’d love to tell you about them sometime.

BRANDON MCPHEE

Scottish Entertainer and Composer

“The beat of contemporary music never appealed to me”, Wick-born Brandon McPhee says recalling how he got into traditional Scottish music. “Traditional music felt so right and there was never a plan B.”

Brandon credits his grandfather, himself a button key accordion player, with introducing the young boy to the instrument. He recalls being ten years of age and picking up the instrument and never looking back.

KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS

The Kentucky Headhunters declared “the great American rock ‘n’ roll band”
by Billboard magazine, began their professional journey in 1968 when brothers Fred and Richard Young and cousins Greg Martin and Anthony Kenney formed the Southern blues-rock band Itchy Brother. The band morphed into The Kentucky Headhunters in 1986. Their first album, 1989’s Pickin’ On Nashville, was released by Mercury Records and surprised the world, becoming a bonafide hit, selling over two million copies. The
album won a Grammy Award, three Country Music Awards, an American Music Award
and an Academy Of Country Music Award. It spawned four consecutive Top 40 Country
hits. Currently, the band is made up of Richard Young, Fred Young, Greg Martin and Doug Phelps.

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THE KITTS

The Kitts are the ultimate party band and have been packing out dance floors at the most beautiful events in the world for over a decade. They perform from 3-piece to 28-piece, with tight horns, elegant strings, choreographed dancers. The Kitts setlist is a back-to-back compendium of the funkiest ever dance floor hits, from massive current chart anthems through to the soul & Motown classics of the ’70s & ’80s, and everything in between.

SWEETWATER REVIVAL

Sweetwater Revival, affectionately known in Southern Gospel circles as “The Female Quartet of Southern Gospel Music” is based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. As one of the only female gospel quartets in the entire nation, they are known to always deliver tight harmonies, beautiful ballads, & hand clapping scripture filled music. Sweetwater Revival has been Nominated numerous times for the prestigious “Female Group of the Year”, featured on Gospel Music Television, & is being played on Radio stations around the world

THE OAK RIDGE BOYS

The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet originating in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The group was founded in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular in Southern gospel during the 1950s. Their name was changed to the Oak Ridge Boys in the early 1960s, and they remained a gospel group until the mid-1970s, when they changed their image and concentrated on country music.[1][2]

The lineup that produced their most well-known country and crossover hits ― such as “Elvira” (1981), “Bobbie Sue” (1982), and “American Made” (1983) ― consists of Duane Allen (lead vocals), Joe Bonsall (tenor), William Lee Golden (baritone), and Richard Sterban (bass). Golden and Allen joined the group in the mid-1960s, and Sterban and Bonsall joined in the early 1970s. Golden was removed from the group in 1987 and replaced by Steve Sanders until 1995, when he left and Golden rejoined.

The group was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015.

THE MATT MONROE
STORY

Matt Monro was an English singer who became one of the most popular entertainers on the international music scene during the 1950s and 1970s. Known as The Man with the Golden Voice, he filled cabarets, nightclubs, music halls, and stadiums across the world in his 30-year career. AllMusic has described Monro as “one of the most underrated pop vocalists of the ’60s”, who “possessed the easiest, most perfect baritone in the business”. His recordings include the UK Top 10 hits: “Portrait of My Love”, “My Kind of Girl”, “Softly As I Leave You”, “Walk Away” and “Yesterday”. He also recorded several film themes such as “From Russia with Love” for the James Bond film of the same name, “Born Free” for the film of the same name and “On Days Like These” for The Italian Job.

ASTERIA

A dazzling all-female electric string quartet, Asteria performs a formidably high-octane classical crossover show complete with stunning choreography and stage presence to match

THE FOUR D'S

Fresh from their UK major theatre tour supporting Britain’s Got Talent Finalists ‘Jack Pack’, The Four D’s have fine-tuned their performance to include some breathtaking complex four-part harmonies, now showcased throughout their show, in various different genres of popular music. Slick choreography complementing pristine stage attire makes The Four D’s the best four-part harmony group to hit the UK for a long time. The Four D’s take any popular song, from any genre and give it The Four D’s twist, dazzling audiences across the globe with their polished and fun performances.

COLLEEN RAE

Colleen Rae is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician and entertainer. ‘Holding On To Life’ is Colleen Rae’s third studio project, recorded by Award-winning Producer Louis Sedmak.

Longevity suits Independent Artist Colleen Rae just fine. She is proud to be releasing her 13th single ‘Unlove Me’ to Country Radio in January 2022!!!

Colleen Rae is a natural on stage. Rae has performed at several clubs, festivals, and casinos for decades with her solid band CORNERSTONE. Their uniqueness, versatility and harmonies have captured audiences throughout Western Canada. Career highlights include singing at the Winspear, The Brier, Big Valley Jamboree, Calgary Stampede, and performing on a Cruise to Alaska. Canadian icon Dan Aykroyd took the time to join Colleen Rae and CORNERSTONE on stage while he was in Colleen Rae’s hometown

SHANNON SMITH

“Making music is a life-long passion that can’t be ignored” -­ Shannon Smith

Rarely does a performer come along with such unbridled energy, dedication and natural talent as that of Shannon Smith.  Her music is influenced by the poise and traditionalism of Lorrie Morgan, the showmanship and flare of Shania Twain and the strength of Sheryl Crow.  No genre is off limits, whether it be driving country or classic rock, as is evident by her medleys of 80’s and modern dance hits.

While maintaining her girl-next-door charm and honest sincerity, Shannon Smith’s star continues to quickly rise. This beautiful and talented singer’s unmistakable style and distinct sound is sure to draw rave reviews and serious attention throughout the music industry.

DOC WALKER

Doc Walker is a country music group from Westbourne, Manitoba, Canada. They have won Canadian Country Music Awards and had radio hits with the songs “I Am Ready” and “The Show is Free” from the 2003 album Everyone Aboard. In 2001 they released the album Curve. Both albums were for Universal Music Group.

JOHNNY EARTHQUAKE

& THE MOONDOGS

After nearly a quarter century of making great music all over the South, the multi-award winning showband, Johnny Earthquake & The Moondogs of Natchitoches, Louisiana could rest on their laurels.  But that’s not what the Moondogs are about.

    The accolades have been many over the years, Battle of the Bands Champions, several “Best Of” designations including “Cenla’s Best Band”, and most recently receiving the “Best of the Best” wedding band national award two years running from “The Knot” wedding planning website.

 

    The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame has even awarded Johnny Earthquake with special recognition.

    Along the way, reviews by media, renowned musicians, and clients alike have been glowing.

and choreographed dance routines. 

VASTI JACKSON

World-renowned guitarist and vocalist, Mississippi living blues legend, Cultural ambassador, 2012 Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame inductee, and 2015 Albert King Lifetime Guitar Award recipient, Vasti Jackson is a powerful force in the world of music! With more than forty-three years as a professional musician. As an artist, Vasti is known for sweat-drenched, soul-ripping live performances marked by some of the most stunning, and innovative guitar playing today. Vasti’s stellar vocals, fiery guitar, and stage presence captures the audience and leaves a lasting impression that celebrates the triumph of the blues, and the joy of rhythm that is soul-satisfying to all that are lucky enough to experience his music.

Vasti (pronounced Vast-Eye) Jackson is a consummate performer, songwriter, arranger, and producer.

CT TAYLOR & TRIPLE THREAT

CT Taylor is a six-string guitar picker that sings and plays in a style and tone that undeniably fuses the soul of country and blues roots music.

The Triple Threat project is one that draws influences from country, blues and southern rock genres.

The first recording was released in August 2021.

CT Taylor & Triple Threat consists of Christopher Taylor on vocals and guitar, Ken Campbell on the steel guitar, Paul Kelly on bass guitar and vocals, and Doug Yuel on drums. 

This dynamic ensemble is constantly striving to evolve and enhance its distinctive and unique sound. Their chemistry is undeniable. With a continuously expanding list of musical accolades, these boys are collectively hard working, musically accomplished, and dedicated to ‘hittin the note’.

MARLYBORNE

Marlyborne is a jazz trio made up of three musicians and a vocalist:  Tom Brodbeck on drums and percussion, Ron Lamoureux on bass and vocals, Matthew Desousa on piano and Elizabeth Sadler on vocals.

The band strikes a delicate balance. Each instrument finds its place in the sonic palette and rhythmic scheme. By reducing the number of musicians, the trio opens more space in the sonic texture for each musician to explore.

The genre-bending repertoire frees the group to integrate other textures and rhythms. The group is just as likely to explore odd-time signatures or a straight rock back-beat.

As part of its search for inclusion and innovation, Marlyborne always features the key vocalist or other musicians along with the bass, piano and percussion. Besides the traditional jazz tunes,  the band will explore the Brazilian sounds of Samba and Bossa Nova and move to recognizable R&B songs. The change in vocals and instrumentation opens up other possible sound pallets without creating a significant change in the choice of material.

Whether it’s a large venue, a quaint café or jazz bar, Marlyborne will keep you entertained and will have you coming back for more.  Unique, original, and timely.

A touch of jazz and a more.

DUST RHINOS

From basement pubs to festival stages the Dust Rhinos have been bringing their particular brand of punk flavoured Irish trad to venues large, small, and otherwise since 1992. Blossoming from a trio of buskers to a 5-piece Celtic rock juggernaut, the Rhinos have tread the boards with acts as varied as The Dropkick Murphys, Gaelic Storm, Alabama, Leahy, the Barra MacNeils, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Whether a house concert, pub night, or festival (Dauphin Countryfest, Festival du Voyageur, Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Grey Cup Festival and counting!) the Rhinos’ controlled chaos will get people out of their seats, on the dance floor, and clamouring for One!  More!  Song!

With influences that include the Pogues, the Oysterband, Spirit of the West, the Clash, and Peter Gabriel, it’s no wonder the Rhinos have a powerful, yet multi-faceted and layered sound and playing style. An aggressive, but subtle sonic assault. Ever seen a ceilidh break out in a mosh pit? Or vice versa?  Expect it at a Rhinos show.  As their loyal and ever-growing fan base can attest, when the Dust Rhinos are on stage, the only thing that won’t take you by surprise is how much fun you’re having

After a talent show at Norway House’ annual “York Boat Days”, my brother Ryan, AJ Halcrow and myself (Clayton) formed the very beginnings of what is now “Highway 373”. 2 bass players later, Ron Osborne settled in and has been a mainstay. Local teacher Dan Curry was also added as a second vocalist and keyboard player. We found instant chemistry with Guitarist Dan Shorrock and together…

GERRY'S PACEMAKERS

Since the sad passing of Gerry Marsden MBE, Gerry’s management is delighted to announce that his music will live on through Gerry’s Pacemakers. The band features bandleader and long-time Pacemaker Tony Young, keeping alive the Gerry And The Pacemakers music and tradition whilst carving out a new niche for themselves.

The Merseybeats are an English beat band that emerged from the Liverpool Merseybeat scene in the early 1960s, performing at the Cavern Club along with the Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, and other similar artists.

INDIAN CITY

Indian City is a Canadian Folk Pop band performing to audiences across North America and beyond.

Their ​dynamic​ ​fusion of lyrics, music and personality captures the spirit and pulse of a vibrant Indigenous culture. With years of experience billed alongside global talent including Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons and Arcade Fire to name a few as well as famed Indigenous band Eagle & Hawk, Vince Fontaine brings his lifelong connection with music to his newest project, Indian City. Debuting in 2012 Indian City formed Fontaine was set on bringing razor-sharp talent to a musical collective akin to Toronto-based band, Broken Social Scene. Led by Fontaine on lead guitar, the collective of musicians was to bring a rich and vibrant backdrop for the chapters of Indigenous culture that he would share with the Winnipeg, Canada and ultimately, the modern global village.

Faturing the vocal talent of Don Amero, Shannon McKenney, Jay Bodner, Jeremy Koz, Rena Semenko, Neewa Mason, Atik Mason on bass, Rich Reid on drums, and Gerrey Atwell on keys, this contemporary Indigenous collective paints a vivid picture effortlessly weaving Indigenous ideals into the complexities of modern life. It is a performance to be seen and a sound to be heard. The melodies and sound will catch you and the profound stories will keep you connecting with Indian City as they present stories and spirit from Canada’s Indigenous culture to Canada and beyond. Indian City has 3 albums to date with Supernation (2012), Colors (2014) and Here and Now (2017)

The Swinging Blue Jeans are a four-piece 1960s British Merseybeat band, best known for their hit singles with the HMV label; “Hippy Hippy Shake”, “Good Golly Miss Molly”, and “You’re No Good”, issued in 1964. Subsequent singles released that year and the next made no impression. In 1966, their version of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “Don’t Make Me Over” peaked at no. 31 in the UK Singles Chart,t…

THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS - UK

Forming in the summer of 2006, The Revolvers consist of four Young guys with an unrivalled, burning passion for the greatest musical decade of all time….. We are of course referring to the 1960s. 

Having played over 1500 concerts, worldwide “The Revolvers” continue to wow audiences with not only their incredible musical talents but also with their unmatched authenticity. 

From the meticulously sourced costumes that they wear to the vintage musical instruments that they use, this really is a show not to be missed.

THE FORTUNES

The Fortunes are an English harmony beat group. Formed in Birmingham, the Fortunes first came to prominence and international acclaim in 1965, when “You’ve Got Your Troubles” broke into the US and UK Top 10s. Afterwards, they had a succession of hits including “Here It Comes Again” and “Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again”; continuing into the 1970s with more globally successful releases such as “Storm in a Teacup” and “Freedom Come, Freedom Go”.

WRECKIN' SO

Hailing from different areas of the Interlake combining powerful songwriting, singing and instrumental performances that leave every crowd in awe Wreckin’ So shows no signs of slowing down. Recently the band opened for Cheap Trick and left such an impression on Cheap Trick and the crowd that the legendary Rick Nielsen had Wreckin’ So guitarist Ronnie Ladobruk use his vintage Les Paul and come out to perform “Surrender” with them. No matter where they go Wreckin’ So leaves an impression.

In the past year Wreckin’ So has shared the stage with acts such as Quiet Riot, Nazareth, Buckcherry, Three Days Grace, Default, Harlequin just to name a few. Playing some of the biggest and most acclaimed venues, events and becoming one of the most in demand bands in Central Canada. Fronted by Vocalist and Guitarist Brent Alarie, Lead Guitarist Ronnie Ladobruk, Bassist Claude Deveau and Drummer Ryan Wiebe the band is no stranger to hitting the road and winning over every audience they play for. 

DOMINIC KERWIN

A well-known and well-travelled performer in the Irish country music scene, Dominic Kirwan got his first bit of success as a performer when he won an Irish Dancing Champion at a young age. Born June 5, 1960, in Omagh, County Tyrone, Dominic Thomas Kirwan carried his love of performance into the creation of his first band, The Melody Boys, in 1979. The Melody Boys would gain a local following with their well-received live shows, but it was a solo success that Kirwan was after, and in 1985 he went off on his own and released a single and album. The single, “Alice In Wonderland,” was a moderate hit, and Kirwan quickly followed it up with a full-length album. In 1989, Kirwan scored a record deal with Ritz Records and would go on to share stages with some of country music’s leading artists, such as Kenny Rogers, Charley Pride, and Tammy Wynette. Over the years Kirwan would release more albums, a handful of DVDs, but — and most importantly — would continue to be a popular live act in his home country.

Dominic Kirwan has the ability to light up any stage that he commands with his warm charismatic approach, his welcoming Irish vocal tones, his genuine engagement with his audience and fans is truly something to be seen. His show covers many musical genres with an eclectic mix of Originality, Classic Country, Rock n Roll, an Irish ballad or two, bringing to you entertainment at its best.
Recently asked about his career to date and his fans, Dominic happily opened up to a warm smile, pondered for a moment and said “I’m lucky to have done what I’ve done to date, seen what I’ve seen, travelled to many beautiful parts of the world, met the many beautiful people I’ve met and to have had the support from the many wonderful fans I have throughout the world .. Along with family and friends, the fans have given me the opportunity to live this life and make my living, for that, I will always be eternally grateful”

With Dominic’s own unique vocal style and instantly recognizable voice, the future unknown to us all will still find a special place in audiences of today and tomorrow for this genuine, sincere and homely boy from Omagh.

LIGHTHOUSE

Lighthouse is a Canadian rock band formed in 1968 in Toronto, Ontario, whose repertoire included elements of rock music, jazz, classical music, and swing and featured horns, string instruments, and vibraphone. They won Juno Awards for Best Canadian Group of the Year in 1972, 1973, and 1974.

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DOZY, DEAKY, MITCH, & TICH

The band’s name stems from the nicknames of the members, and was thoroughly twisted and mangled by DJs and presenters alike. Well, you’ve got to admit it’s a bit of a mouthful, and it’s much easier to refer to them as The Dozies for short.

Another aspect that made them stand out from the crowd was their fashion sense. They would design their own clothes, get the material and have them sewn together by a lady in Cheshire. Later the designs would be copied and appear in some form in the Carnaby Street boutiques for public consumption. Check out some of the vintage footage of the band and you’ll be aware that they had quite an influence on the clothing scene at the time.

MONUMENTS GALORE

“I never thought I was a great singer, but I do think I’m a damn good performer, and that our band always put on a damn good show. After the (Orbit Room) show, everybody was coming up to us saying, ‘Wow, I forgot how good you guys were.’ That’s kind of given us the catalyst to get out there and do it all over again.”

POP VEGAS

Pop Vegas is a cover band hailing from Winnipeg Manitoba consisting of 4 members:

Stepanie Soul-lead vocals

Pete Waite – guitar vocals

Dave Bulles – bass,vocals

Derrick Bertrand – on drums

The band plays a wide range of 80s and 90s pop music as well as disco and current dance /top 40 music. The band plays many corporate events including weddings and dance clubs. Come see one of Pop Vegas” energetic shows at a club /event near you

music city hay ride

Dean Holmen worked as an ironworker from 1988 until his retirement in 2014, then he started The Music City Hayride Show as a way to help our Veterans and those with Alzheimer’s, dementia and drug and alcohol abuse.

This has been a lifelong passion and to be able to make this a reality still feels like a dream. Dean Holmen is no stranger to the Texas Troubadour Theatre. He has appeared on the Midnight Jamboree as well as with the Traditional Country Opry.

He has performed with the Ohio Opry. Wilson County Fair, festivals and fundraisers and the list goes on. Dean’s video of DEAR HANK, features some of your favourite country legends such as Porter Wagoner and Little Jimmy Dickens.

Recording for EMM Records out of Nashville, Dean Holmen is now the CEO of the MUSIC CITY HAYRIDE Show! www.musiccityhayride.net

The Music City Hayride inspires communities to become more knowledgeable about the importance of music used in therapy for veterans and those suffering from Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Autism, and Drug and Alcohol abuse. It improves the quality of life with the use of music to improve moods, reduce medications, and protect memory by presenting this information to communities.

THE TROGGS

The Troggs are an English garage rock band formed in Andover, Hampshire in May 1964. They had a number of hits in the United Kingdom and the United States. Their most famous songs include the US chart-topper “Wild Thing”, “With a Girl Like You” and “Love Is All Around”, all of which sold over 1 million copies and were awarded gold discs. “Wild Thing” is ranked No. 257 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was an influence on garage rock and punk rock.

MYSTIC HIGHWAY

Mystic Highway is a tribute band to the legend of John Fogerty from CCR. This Canadian band calls Hamilton Ontario their home. Each of the 5 musicians have over 20 years of experience travelling the country entertaining a wide range of audiences. The sound of John Fogerty is captured and created by two Guitarists, Bassist, Keyboardist and Drums, all by delivering perfect vocals to compliment the music.

THE TREMS

The TREMS is the continuation of the Sixties beat group, 

The Tremeloes. The finest vocal harmony group is seen in live performance today and with very good reason!

 The band is made up of long-standing members of The Tremeloes.

The TREMS lineup is as follows:

JOE GILLINGHAM – Vocals & Keyboards – 32 yrs – The Tremeloes

JEFF BROWN – Vocals & Bass Guitar- 13 yrs – The Tremeloes-

16yrs Sweet

PHIL WRIGHT – Vocals & Drums – 4yrs – The Tremeloes-

48 yrs Paper Lace

SYD TWYNHAM – Vocals & Guitar – 3 yrs – The Tremeloes-

29 yrs Les Gray’s Mud & MudII

The TREMS pedigree speaks for itself, how could the music be anything other than the authentic LIV sound of The Tremeloes?

CHOCOLATE BUNNIES FROM HELL

The Chocolate Bunnies From Hell were heralded as leading the second Winnipeg Music Wave, and burst on the scene when former The Smarties frontman PJ Burton moved from Edmontonian in 1984 and hooked up with guitarist Clayton Alverson.

THE RUBETTES

Today, as a result, The Rubettes® now have three original founder members performing together
for the first time since 1974. With this amazing alliance, The Rubettes® will be one of the only few
70s band that has three of its original founder members performing to their audiences in the UK,
Europe and Worldwide.
The Rubettes® thank their fans all over the world for their incredible support through the
years. This has been a momentous journey and one that has been made possible by the tremendous
support by you, the fans. You have our unreserved admiration and utmost respect

PAPERLACE

Following a wave of requests and enquiries from the entertainment business, the fan base and
the general public, into the possibility of the original PAPER LACE returning to the music the scene, then the planned re-release of a double CD of the two albums, these two original
members joined forces with two similar giants of the music world in 2009.
Phil Hendriks, lead vocal frontman/guitarist in his own ‘Powerpop’ band “The Stiffs” mid
Eighties fame, he recorded for EMI plus cult label ‘Stiff Records’, performs with his wife
Michelle’s tribute band “Blondied” and tours with Les McKuen’s “Bay City Rollers”
Dave Major, keyboards and vocalist extraordinaire, plays keys with T-REX, the only
a true descendant of the original Mark Bolan and Mickey Finn band, a prolific writer, Dave’s
contribution to the band’s material has become invaluable
So there you have it, four huge talents, two originals and two new guys bringing you the unique, totally live, authentic seventies sound of PAPER LACE

THE SHADES OF DAWN

Shades of Dawn is an Indigenous classic rock/country rock/blues band based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. We are comprised of a group of seasoned, professional musicians with an energetic, fun female lead. Our group of friendly, talented artists can provide an exciting and entertaining experience for any audience.

JW JONES

Fresh off the heels of winning “Best Guitarist” at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Jones was stoked for a huge year before COVID-19 hit and halted his tour schedule. 

“I knew I had to do something productive to stay positive. I turned isolation into inspiration!” said the JUNO-nominated Jones, whose searing axemanship has been praised in recent years by legendary blues artists Buddy Guy and Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones). 

From original music to previously unreleased songs, “this album sounds bigger and wider-than-ever” says Jones. It features a 17-piece band with a 13-piece horn section, plus additional tracking of vocals, guitars, and studio effects that led to a most appropriate title, Sonic Departures. 

After releasing ‘Live” two years ago, the frequent resident of Billboard’s Top 10 Blues charts and roots radio favourite continues to accelerate his career momentum to new heights, whether it’s as a personally requested sit-in with the likes of 8-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy, opening for blues-rock icon George Thorogood, or entertaining thrilled audiences in 23 countries and four continents.

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ABBAMANIA

ABBAMANIA features all of ABBA’s most memorable hits including Waterloo (the eurovision song contest winner 1974), Dancing Queen (a hit in the charts and many movie sound tracks), Take a Chance, Money Money Money, Chiquitita, Voulez Vous and The Winner Takes it All, to name a few.

Their  aim is for to you experience how a LIVE concert would have felt all those years ago, bringing you the best in vocals, musicianship and musical arrangments.This show has been running since 1999 and is the longest running ABBA Tribute Concert in the World. They have worked meticulously to try to bring you the most accurate and authentic LIVE ABBA Concert possible. They want to capture the true essence, energy and excitment of what it would have been like to have experienced this truly wonderful band LIVE in concert

WE ARE READY TO ENTERTAIN YOU!