Monthly Archives: March 2016

Hit the Spot: Pardi Gras at Take a Break

Pardi Gras live at Take a Break in Brantford

Pardi Gras is in the house tonight. Everybody just have a good time.

Two keyboards and a microphone (where it’s at) plus a set of drums, a guitar and a bass; not to mention five musicians looking for a good time; bibbidy-bobbity-boo you’ve got yourself a Pardi Gras.

Recently BrantfordBands was down at Take a Break to catch a great band in a great new venue.
“But wait,” I hear you object, “Take a Break isn’t new, and since when do bands go there?”  Since new owners Bill and Lisa took over, that’s when.  Renovations have transmogrified the inside of the bar into a brand new place; with league quality pool tables
(for those of the billiard ball smacking persuasion: there’s also free pool on Friday nights)
a new clean sports theme and an open stage area for bands to ply their trade;
Take a Break just ain’t what she used to be – It’s better.

Pardi Gras live in Brantford at Take a Break

“King Kong ain’t got sh*t on them.” – Denzel W.

Pardi Gras took full advantage of the new-and-improved Take a Break and proceeded to lay down some smooth rock, funky blues and a little bit of Wu-Tang Clan (for the ladies).
No genre is safe; hide yo blues, hide yo rock, hide yo pop, cause Pardi Gras playin’ everything out here!

Their style transformed the sports bar into an old saloon; dueling pianos (keyboards, same difference) faced off within the confines of the four yellow walls, not fighting each other but working together to create a wonderful musical barrage of sound-bullets which fire off rapidly to compel you to dance.

Live at Take a Break, Pardi Gras

“What they play is life.” -Louis A.

Whether belting out classic rock hits or getting down with some bluesy New Orléans flavored rock, Pardi Gras is a force to be reckoned with.  Three lead singers take turns at the helm of the rock-it ship; each with their own distinct sound and style; and it allows the band to journey across a vast musical landscape.  The juicy bass and rambunctious drums carry each song forth like Valkyries in the night. Pardi Gras is a group of five talented musicians who meld into one massive group with a singular mission: get you Pardi-ing.

Like Pardi Gras! Do it now!  It will fill your facebook with shiny happy rainbows and kittens will shoot forth from the bowels of the internet into your fb feed whence joy will spread like peanut-butter on your face.  Or it will keep you updated on upcoming Pardi Gras shows and the latest Pardi Gras news.  One of the above will surely happen if you Like Pardi Gras on the book of faces.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from BrantfordBands!

Happy St Patrick's day from BrantfordBands

Today we’re all a lil’ Irish

Not just an excuse to over imbibe, St. Paddy’s day is also an awesome excuse to get out and enjoy some great local music!

Happy St. Paddy's!

We’d love you to share your weekend plans, or to hear from you on Sunday while you recover from the fun:  Comment below or head to the BrantfordBands facebook page to post your (fuzzy) memories and photos!


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The George Rose Big Band @ New Covenant Church – April 3

the George Rose Big Band Tunes We All Remember

Sing along with George and the Big Band

Guaranteed to get your toes tapping and hands clapping,
catch this unique musical experience live in Brantford!

Since 1982 Brantford’s own the George Rose Big Band
have been taking their favorite music and making it Bigger.
A big band jazz & swing band at heart, their musical passion also leads them down many paths
including forays into pop, R&B, soul and rock.

Tickets are available at PA Music (formerly LA Music).

from the George Rose Big Band:

On April 3rd, The George Rose Big Band presents
its 6th annual concert at New Covenant Church Hall,
22 Holiday Dr. Brantford.  [next to Home Depot]
This series of concerts has been very popular with big band fans
in the area as it always brings back memories of years gone by,
as well as presenting some exciting newer tunes presented
in the big band style.
This year the band will feature guest vibraphonist Dave O’Neill.
Each concert is highlighted by a “sing along” (song sheets supplied)
allowing audience participation.
This year’s concert will be a matinée, commencing at 3.00pm,
so as to avoid night driving and be finished in time for dinner.
Tickets are available at PA Music (139 Charing Cross St.),
from band members, or at the door,
and the price is still $20.00.
For further information or large ticket orders,
call George at 519-752-4013.


the George Rose Big Band promotional video

the George Rose Big Band
facebook  web
Who? the George Rose Big Band
Where? New Covenant Church Hall
Date? Sunday, April 3rd
Time? 3pm
Cost? $20 adults
$10 children/students
Age limit? All Ages

 


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Sticks & Stones @ Norfolk Tavern – March 18th

Sticks & Stones rocking out live

🍀 Sticks and Stones will rock your bones 🍀

Dust off your blarney stones and head down to Dover on Friday the 18th.
More green beer than you can throw a leprechaun at, plus some great live music!
Brantford’s own Sticks & Stones are keeping the St Paddy’s party going at the Norfolk Tavern.

from facebook:

We’re playing the Erie coast line….at this rockin’ gem!

We rock! You drink!  🍀

Sticks & Stones
facebook

Join the Event on facebook!

Who? Sticks & Stones
Where? the Norfolk Tavern
Date? Friday, March 18th
Time? 10pm
Cost? TBA
Age limit? 19+

 


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Irish themed entertainers needed @ Colby’s Billiards

Entertainers Needed

Colby’s Billiards is looking for YOU

Colby’s Billiards is looking for an act to keep the Irish eyes a’ smiling this St. Patrick’s Day.
Musicians, especially those of the ol’ Irish persuasion,
are asked to send a small demonstration of their prowess
to Colby’s Billiards via email or give them a call (519) 756-8813

from Colby’s Billiards:

Looking for St Paddy’s Day Entertainment
Thursday, March 17th 2016 from about noon to 3pm.
Musical/comedy acoustic preferred.
Performing for 40-60’s age target group.
Please Contact if interested and send a small demo


Who? Irish Entertainers Needed
Where? Colby’s Billiards
Date? Thursday, March 17th
Time? Mid-day (approx. 12-3pm)
Age limit? 19+

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #irishrock

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