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Jan 29, Thu, 2015
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Open Mic Thursday Night with Ash & Jimbo
Ash & Jimbo (aka Reverse Time Travel) are open mic co-hosts extraordinaire, having hosted ensemble for 2 yrs at an area pub. (Ashley Newall has also hosted open mic nights @ many Ottawa venues since 2007.)
The name of the game is fun, and they stack the deck each week with a hand-picked featured artist (artists who come out to play can also be selected to be future features.) So c'mon out & let's see whatchyou got, or just sit back & enjoy some great music from passionate Ottawa artists on the rise!
Chris Angel
Chris has captivated crowds from university students to legionnaires, with a collection of songs that range from current top 40 rock hits, to Scottish ballads. While tending to focus on a fast-paced mix of rock and modern Celtic favourites, Chris is always up to the challenge of satisfying the requests of any crowd.
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Jan 30, Fri, 2015
Basil Park
Authentic Blues slide guitar, garnished with raw Folk/Blues vocals...all from one man, Basil Park, one of Ottawa's finest singer-songwriters.
CHOOPS
As the frontman for The Owl Eyes Project & Brother Nature - Sons of Gaia, this solo project gives Mr Choops the opportunity to get back to his roots and chill things out a bit. With acoustic versions of songs from both bands, new original material, a little slide guitar and a wide array of covers from Medicine For The People, Xavier Rudd, Dave Matthews, and more, this solo project is sure to get you moving and singing along.
SYD PERRY & MAWE BAHARI
Based out of Toronto and Ottawa, Syd Perry & Mawe Bahari have worked their way across the country, with their signature Roots Blues Reggae sound. A high-bred genre mixed of Roots Reggae, Blues and Singer-songwriter. Syd Perry has also been know to incorporate elements of Folk, Funk, Soul and R&B, depending on the vibe. Syd Perry & Mawe Bahari are guaranteed to move your spirits with the music of Rastafari.
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Jan 31, Sat, 2015
The Ven Dreddies
We play music from the heart that you will remember and have fun listening & dancing to.
Couchwrecked
Couchwrecked is a power-pop duo who are clever and funny, occasionally at the same time.
With The Faux Tragic Band!
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Feb 04, Wed, 2015
SORU
Born and raised in Canada's capital, SORU thrives to create a unique sound that pushes the boundaries of urban music blurring the lines between R&B and Hip Hop. Playing the piano was his first musical venture, obtaining a 6 year certification by the Royal Conservatory of Arts at the age of 12. Singing then came naturally, imitating legends such as Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles & Michael Jackson, the latter of which inspired him to begin moving to music.
YAO
Artiste pluridisciplinaire YAO est comparable à un troubadour des temps modernes; À travers un doux mélange de Slam, Jazz et Blues, il tire l'essence de son style à travers ses textes qu'il considère comme étant tout d'abord, des poèmes et histoires courtes destinées à être mis en musique et chantées.
Awards:
Galaxie Rising Star Award - 2013 / Prix Étoile Galaxie - 2013
Pony Girl
"Melodies of guitar, synth & haunting voices were coupled with samples & electronic keys. I think Röyksopp & OSI had a baby that was raised by Sigur Rós & Little People. The filly grew up to be more than the sum of its parts and remained faithful to the places where it was nurtured. This is where you’ll find Pony Girl, in the galleries & studios of the world."
- OSBX
Mackenzie Rhythm Section
3 Words: Funk. Soul. Rock n' Roll. The People's Soundtrack. Brand New Solid Gold Sounds for You & Yours, Young & Old, Bold & True. Each song has the Stain of Blood, Sweat & the Tears. Made to Save, Made to Move you, Made for The Love. Don't Fight It.
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Feb 05, Thu, 2015
River City Junction
River City Junction is a band whose roots tap deep into the history from which modern music flows. They span the styles of Blues, Jazz, Motown, Funk & Classic Rock. They bring to music their own unique perspective & approach, making their original tunes blend seamlessly with one another, providing their audience with an inspiring listening experience. They can be seen playing regularly in & around the Ottawa area & along the St. Lawrence Seaway from Montreal to Kingston. River City Junction performed at the Ottawa Bluesfest on July 10, 2010.
Robert Farrell Band
Robert Farrell Band Canada's runner-up band in MUSIC AID's International Music Awards 2006
Robert Canadas runner-up Best Male Solo Artist and Best Songwriter in MUSIC AID Awards 2006
Robert Farrell Band competed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2007
Robert one of Ottawa Magazine's Top 50 People for 2007
Robert has performed at Canadian Music Week, NXNE, twice on Canada AM, CBC Live, in Memphis and Nashville as well as at Ottawa Bluesfest in 2010
Robert's music is on the roster with 5 publishing houses.
Stephen Lewis and The BIG Band Of One
Looping funky basslines, beat boxed and tummy percussion, soulful lyrics, silly keyboard melodies and slinky guitar riffs. Since playing solo, his music has evolved into anything but ordinary. He incorporates the use of a loop station which allows him the versatility of going from a soft trance like jam to clap your hands, tap your feet, get out of your seat and dance music.
Where ever Stephen plays it instantly becomes an east coast kitchen party. He always keeps crowds guessing with both his music and personality. Known for entertaining crowds with his funky guitar riffs and catchy song lyrics it his ability to keep the crowd entertained between songs with his stories, jokes and over all relate-ability. You will simply fall in love with Stephen's big soul, big sound, and big love for music so get ready to dance!
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