Category Archives: Canadian Bands

Eddy Culjak Duo @ Brantford Casino – March 27

Eddy Culjak at the Brantford Casino

Gently rocking you at sunset.

Melodic pop rocker Eddy Culjak is bringing his light alternative rock stlyings to the Brantford Casino on Friday.
Originally from Toronto, Eddy has toured the world with his great music.

from CBCmusic:

Eddy’s influences have ranged over the years from artists like Bryan Adams to The Goo Goo Dolls.
Eddy began playing guitar at the early age of 12.
Promptly after learning the basics of guitar Eddy began to write songs. Performing live soon followed.
Performing became an incredible passion for Eddy.
In his time performing Eddy has toured Canada and the U.S as well as going overseas. Performing in Trinidad, Dubai, England, Chicago, New York, Florida, Los Angeles, Boston, Long Island to name a few.

Empty‘ by Eddy Culjak

Check out Eddy Culjak’s videos on youtube!

Who? Eddy Culjak
Where? Brantford Casino
Date? Friday, March 27th
Time? 8pm – 12am


#brantfordrocks #alternativerock #softrock


Dylan Wickens @ Warmington’s Bistro – March 27

Dylan Wickens southern rock and blues

Rocking your socks off.

Coming to Brantford: Toronto’s greats Dylan Wickens & the Grand Naturals!
With a repertoire blues and classic southern rock of covers and originals, it’s going to be a great night.

from bluesundergroundnetwork:

The Grands’ came together in 2009  as an edgy blues influenced trio.
The band debut CD “Tattoo Black” became available in May 2010 on Little Big Records.
Dylan Wickens has been recognized with awards and nominations by The Toronto Blues Society and The Maple Blues Awards for work with his past bands.

Dylan Wickens & the Grand Naturals teaser video (by grafische)

Like Dyan Wickens on facebook!

Who? Dylan Wicken & the Grand Naturals
Where? Warmington’s Bistro
Date? Friday, March 27th
Time? 8pm – 11pm


#brantfordrocks #blues #southernrock

Selective Soul @ Brando’s – March 27

Selective Soul at Brando's on Market on Friday, March 27th

Get out on the dance floor.

Will a collection of covers that cross every era and genre, Burlington’s Selective Soul is guaranteed to get everyone dancing.  What started as an awesome Collective Soul cover band has evolved to embrace new wave, rock & country, with songs selected from the 80s, 90s to modern hits.


Selective Soul is performing at Brando’s for the very first time! They will bring their wide catalog of tunes spanning a number of genres that will definitely have the dancefloor packed.
Dj m2 fills in between sets to keep the vibe going, and brings only the best in club and dance anthems after midnight!

Selective Soul covering Blow at High Dough by the Tragically Hip

Like Selective Soul on facebook!

Who? Selective Soul
Where? Brando’s on Market
Date? Friday, March 27th
Time? 8:30pm – 2am
Age limit? 19+


#brantfordrocks #supportyourlocal #dancefever

Ken and the HoloGrahams @ Zander’s – March 27

Ken and the Holograhams hit Brantford again!

Is that you Tupac?

Not to be confused with Jem and the Holograms
(unless you’re into that sort of thing)
Ken and the HoloGrahams are a two-piece out of Hamilton who rock like a much bigger band.
Playing an ever-changing selection of your favorites from the 80s, 90s, and beyond; they’ll have you dancing the night away.


This ain’t your run of the mill duo act!
We got stand up bass with bass drum trigger foot in one corner,
and guitar with tambourine foot in the other.
Brought together by some duo vocals and a great time!

Ken and the HoloGrahams covering ‘Down Under’ by Men at Work

Who? Ken and the HoloGrahams
Where? Zander’s Fire Grill & Brew Lounge
Date? Friday, March 27th
Time? 10pm
Cost? Free
Age limit? All ages

Check out Ken and the HoloGrahams facebook group!


#supportlocalmusic #brantfordrocks #standupbass

Jonathan Crow @ Sanderson Centre – March 24

Jonathan Crow of the TSO at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts

Violin virtuoso Jonathan Crow.

The Brantford Music Club is hosting a special evening with violinist Jonathan Crow.
He has been a featured soloist with most major Canadian orchestras;
guest concertmaster with orchestras around the world;
performed at chamber music festivals throughout North America, South America and Europe;
is heard frequently on the radio in Canada and Europe;
Jonathan is Associate Professor of Violin at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University;
founding member of the New Orford String Quartet;
and last but certainly not least, he is the current Concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Ochestra!


A native of Prince George, British Columbia, Jonathan Crow joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Concertmaster in 2011.
Between 2002 and 2006 he was Concertmaster of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and notably during this tenure, was the youngest concertmaster of a major North American orchestra.

On Tuesday, March 24th at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts catch maestro Jonathan Crow’s concert performance, starting at 7:30pm.
There with be a complimentary reception afterwards for audience members to meet the artists.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students with student ID.
Reserve your seat(s) from the Sanderson Centre tickets today!

Jonathan Crow performing Bach’s Violin Sonata #1 in G minor


#brantfordevents #chambermusic #classical

The Sun Harmonic @ the Station – March 22

the Sun Harmonic

Gazing into your soul.

An eclectic mix of art rock, folk, classical, jazz and blues are folded together by indie band the Sun Harmonic to form soothing symphonies and catchy rhythms.  Originally from St. Thomas, Kaleb Hikele has been experimenting with music for years.  His poetic take on performing will be on display alongside the vibrant visual art down at the Station.

from CBC music:

The Sun Harmonic is a prolific artist who has kept a constant output of diverse recordings since 2004. Off stage, he operates a home recording space in the heart of downtown Toronto, where he and his friends create folk, rock, blues and soul sounds that have rippled around the globe. Kaleb is also a piece of the puzzle in the suitcase record shop and arts community called Moon Melody.
In the past, a rock musician – day dreaming.
In the present, an aspiring piano man – for the masses.
In the future, he is a record – forever spinning…

Sunday, March 22nd at 2pm see the Sun Harmonic live at the Station Coffee House & Gallery!

Suggestion donation $5-$10 dollars.

Check out the Sun Harmonic’s youtube channel for more great videos.


#artrock #brantfordrocks #folkrock

Lollipop 3 @ Club Sagittarius – March 21

Lolli Pop 3 at Club Sagitarius featuring Soul Vibes, King Sonic, Young Legend, Extreme Sound Crew and more!

Celebrate with the pros

Looking to dance the night away to some dancehall, old school hip hop, soca and more sick beats?
Profane is celebrating his birthday in style, and you’re invited to join in the party!

from facebook:

Celebrating the Birthday of Profane

Music By:

Hosted By:

Saturday, March 21st at 10pm at Club Sagittarius the club will be bangin’.
$10 for advance tickets, $15 at the door before 12am, cover goes up after 12 so show up early!

Check the Lollipop3 facebook event page or get a hold of Nightlife Promotions
for more info on how to get your hands on those advance tickets.

#bellcity #brantfordhiphop #supportlocal

Slider @ Liquid Lounge – March 21

Slider, from St Catharines, at the Liquid Lounge

Classic rock and modern hits from Slider

St Catherines’ Slider are a classic rock & hair metal band with a modern twist.
Having released a full length cd “Hit Back” in 2014 they have a wealth of original material, though they still love to rock the crowd with some classic covers.

from reverbnation:

For 9 years and counting, Slider have been delivering their brand of “Retro Cool Party Rock” to enthusiastic crowds all across Niagara and beyond. Slider have performed at a wide variety of venues and events since their inception, and no stage is too big or too small for this dynamic group of musicians!

Saturday, March 21st at 9:30pm at the Liquid Lounge catch Slider‘s dynamic rock show live!


#brantfordbands #brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #livemusic

Chuck Jackson & Tyler Yarema @ Warmington’s Bistro – March 21

Chuck Jackson & Tyler Yarema

Great blues from two skilled Toronto musicians

Toronto blues legend Chuck Jackson (lead singer of the Downchild Blues Band) is teaming up with Mississauga’s jazz/blues singer/Juno award winning pianist Tyler Yarema to bring some awesome blues licks to Brantford.


An Award Winning singer, who rates Big Joe Turner, Otis Redding and Junior Wells as major influences, Jackson’s also is an excellent songwriter, and there are plenty of his songs on many of the groups [Downchild] recordings. He’s also a fine harmonica player, and a special highlight of the band’s performances is a harp duet with Mr. Downchild.

Saturday, March 21 at Warmington’s Bistro see Chuck Jackson and Tyler Yarema live!








#brantfordbands #brantfordrocks #blues

Ally Howatt Band @ Brantford Casino – March 20

Ally Howatt country songstress

Deep rooted country charm.

Caledonia songstress Ally Howatt is bringing her down home pop and rocking country band to Brantford.

from reverbnation:

Ally Howatt studied vocal technique under Canadian rock legend Ray Lyell of “Ray Lyell & The Storm”.
After writing a number of songs, she picked 10 dynamic tracks and decided to record an album titled “Ride of Your Life” which was completed and released independently in 2008.
She won first place in the Country 95.3 Canada Day Jam Big Break competition with her album’s title track “Ride of Your Life“.
This gave her the opportunity to share the stage with the Higgins, Deric Ruttan, Crystal Shawanda and Johnny Reid.
Her first single, “Matter of Time” was released to radio and it was an instant hit.
This catchy country tune was on request lists across the province.

Friday, March 20 at 8PM head down the OLG Casino Brantford to see Ally in all her glory.

Can’t wait to see her live?  Check out Ally Howatt’s youtube channel for some (albeit older) videos!


#brantfordrocks #supportlocal #country

8 Second Ride @ Brantford Casino – March 21

8 Second Ride rocking country hits

Catchy country tunes

Hailing from Kitchener, 8 Second Ride is a five piece country band that’s been burning up across Ontario.

Playing a selection of beloved country classics and new country covers, as well as working on their own new original songs such as Kissin’ & Fishin’, they’re guaranteed to get you moving.

from reverbnation:

8 Second Ride is an exciting New Country cover band.
With powerful lead vocals, 4 part harmony and tight musicianship, we have become one of the hottest acts in Southwestern Ontario.
Artists we cover include, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line,
Blake Shelton, and Dierks Bentley to name a few.

Saturday, March 21st at 8pm down at the OLG Casino catch 8 Second Ride live.

Check out 8 Second Ride’s youtube channel for a taste of their country charm.

Highlights from 2014: 8 Second Ride live


#brantford #brantfordrocks #livemusic #country

Flash Johnson @ the Liquid Lounge – March 20

Flash Johnson at the liquid lounge

Faster than Superman, hotter than the Human Torch, rocking harder than the Thing…

For almost 15 years the Liquid Lounge has been bringing fantastic musical acts from across Canada and the world to Brantford!

On Friday, March 20th, once again taking the Liquid Lounge stage: Hamilton rockers Flash Johnson.

Great music from an energetically rocking band, catch them before they take off to their next gig.


#brantfordrocks #rocknroll #supportlocal


the Dirty Kulprits & the Temporary Plan @ Therapy Lounge – March 20

Artists Supporting Artists showcase featuring Even the Trees, Bordeen, Temporary Plan, Vivid Eye & the Dirty Kulprits

Great bands, no cover!

Musical groups from around Ontario will be rocking Brantford during the Artists Supporting Artists Showcase at Therapy Lounge!


Round 3 of The Artists Supporting Artists Showcase…
Where artists come together from surrounding areas to showcase their original music.
A great place to listen to new music, network, build a bigger fan base and plan future show swaps with amazing surrounding and local artists.
No Cover!!!

Friday, March 20th at 9pm, Therapy Lounge, two great Brantford bands PLUS three great acts from Ontario, all for $0.00!!

This is a 19+ event, and again there is No Cover!

Check out the event page on facebook and let your friends know you’ll be there!

The Dirty Kulprits (from Brantford)

Punk rock music that will keep your head shakin and the floor quakein’, loud, raw, fun, come out and check us out!! Is always a really good time;)

music | facebook | youtube

the Temporary Plan (from Brantford)

 Kevin was into leather and studs and has a piercing only his girlfriend (boyfriend) knows about. Then standing in line for a payphone I see this guy and I says to him I says “hey, you got a permit for that thing” and he and he rips 2112 note for note in in his aviators and takes a hike eh. That’s the guy. Jordan’s pretty tight but he’s new so he’s taught; yet malleable.

music | facebook | youtube

Even the Trees (from Toronto)

Post-Hardcore/Whatever Music We Like and Feel Like Playing band from Toronto.

music | facebook | youtube

 Bordeen (from Newmarket)

Having grown up as siblings, Bordeen’s understanding of harmonies and playing to each others best musical abilities has propelled them through their career as a band that receives recognition and great press for each additional show and festival they are a part of.

web | music | facebook | youtube

Vivid Eye (from Hamilton)

Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario comes Vivid Eye.
Bringing their unique blend of Hard Rock, Alternative and Metal to the masses.

music | facebook


#brantfordbands #supportlocal #artistsupport #canadianmusic

The Hot Machine @ Brando’s – March 20


the hot machine aka 40 sons at Brandos on March 20th

the band so nice they named themselves twice

No matter what name these four rockers out of Hamilton go by, they always bring an arsenal of rocking songs when they pop into Brantford.


They need no intro, the boys are back, it’s time to party.
Friday March 20th at 8:30pm The Hot Machine (aka 40 Sons) will be performing live alongside Dj m2 playing between their sets and after midnight!


“A lot of bands are driving the rock sound to be pretty stale,” says Repic. “There’s not enough energy and excitement in it anymore. With this band, you have four guys sitting around writing music they actually feel something from, rather than a team of writers churning out vacuous pop.”
“Who you’re influenced by and what you sound like are two very different things,”
asserts Spik. “A band like this takes inspiration from The Beatles or Led Zeppelin. Do we sound anything like them? No. Some of us like Queens of the Stone Age and some of us like Red Hot Chili Peppers, but we still don’t fit their mold.”
“We take bits of inspiration from a lot of different places but when you hear us, you won’t be calling us, ‘the band that sounds like this band or that band'”
offers Repic. “We take their drive; the idea of what made bands we love distinct and apply it to ourselves.”

On Friday March 20th at 8:30 The Hot Machine will once again be taking Brando’s on Market and transforming it into their person lair of musical madness.

from facebook:


#brantfordrocks #rockandroll #supportlocal

Gag Order & Spree Killers – July 10

Gag Order and Spree Killers are looking for bands to rock out with

Join up with Gag Order and the Spree Killers!

Brantford punk rockers Gag Order is teaming up with Vancouver’s Spree Killers to kick Brantford’s a** on Wednesday, July 10th!

[UPDATE] Spree Killers & Gag Order are booked at Manny’s Place for July 10th!
Looking forward to seeing them live in Brantford!




GAG ORDER is a four piece hardcore punk band hailing from the gritty streets of Brantford ON.
Featuring ex-members of Drunk’n Anger, Psycho Somatic, No Reason, The Clusterbombs and Shape,
It’s a no hold’s barred old school attack…no fluff, no trends, no rockstar bullshit……,
just good ole’ beer fueled 80’s inspired punk and thrash……

Gag Order is:
Grimster – Bass, Vocals
Scottie – Guitar, Vocals
Chico – Vocals
Carppy – Drums



We are female fronted, fuck off loud punk rock with hardcore and heavy metal influences.
Spree Killers formed in August of 2012.
In October of 2013 we released our first self titled album on Not Yer Buddy Records, produced and mastered by Brian “who” Else.
Come on out and “SHOW US YOUR CLEAVER”!!!

Spree Killers is:
Fanni Adams: Lead Vocals/Manager
Ry Somerton (formerly of Brantford’s No Orchestra!): Lead Guitar/Back-up Vocals
Chad Sluys: Rhythm Guitar
G-Tone Bass: Bass
Steven Gervais: Drums


#brantfordbands #supportlocal #punk #brantfordrocks

Kristin Nicholls @ Zander’s – March 19

Kristin Nicholls

Hard pop, great rock.

On Thursday, March 19th Zander’s Fire Grill and Brew Lounge will be hosting the incomparable Kristen Nicholls, frontman of the Kristin Nicholls Band.


Kristin Nicholls Band is a bright, new sound in the landscape of North American music.
Charming melodies, addictive guitar hooks, and a solid backbone are the elements of the band’s sound.
Their songwriting originates primarily from life experiences, creating a strong relational bond with the listener.
Kristin Nicholls Band passes over many generations and genres; definitely a good listen for all.

Kristen Nicholls takes pop music and makes it something altogether his, with a hard edge that doesn’t distract from the driving rhythm.

See him live Thursday at Zander’s, show stats at 9pm.


#brantfordbands #brantfordrocks #brantford #rock

Freedom Train @ the Liquid Lounge – March 19

Freedom Train rocks

Rockin’ authentic covers.

Seasoned rockers Freedom Train at the Liquid Lounge.  Great covers and the occasional original from a group that has been rocking strong since 1989!


This power-trio features the four octave vocal range of vocalist / bassist Carl Jennings, the inventive two-piece kit drumming of Tim Jennings and the creative guitar stylings of Ed Mitchell.
Freedom Train continues to entertain audiences with their spin on classic rock, R&B, funk and original music.
Performing over 200 shows annually, Freedom Train plays clubs, casinos, weddings, private parties and corporate events across Canada.

10pm check out this awesome Hamilton band right here in Brantford.

Check out Freedom Train’s youtube channel for an idea of how great these guys are!


#brantfordbands #brantfordrocks #funk #rock

The Corduroys @ Cobblestone Pub – March 17

The Corduroys are playing in Brant

Smooth rock and funky tunes.

Hailing from Hamilton but rocking in Brant,
the Corduroys strike all the right chords at all the right times.
This time it’s a St. Patrick’s day party!


The Corduroys are Derek Palango (acoustic guitars, vocals)
and Matt Outerson (bass guitar, vocals).
They pride themselves on their wide spanning repertoire,
tight musicianship, and vocal harmonies.
The duo strives to capture the essence of every cover song –
throwing in an original tune on occasion for good measure –
while imparting their own unique quality on each performance.

The Corduroys rock the Cobblestone Public House (Paris) on Tuesday, March 17.

Check out some of their music on the Corduroys’ youtube page.


dance leprechaun dance

#brantfordbands #brantfordrocks #stpatricksday2015 #corduroy

Azalea @ the Station – March 15

Azalea at the Station Coffee House and Gallery

Unique vibes and original songs.

Cute and cuddly yet deep and complex, Azalea are bringing their uniquely beautiful home-brewed alt-country folkpop music to Brantford!


Getting to know Azalea’s music is getting to know Benjamin & Mia Hackett, the husband & wife duo from Hamilton, Ontario. The way their voices blend together in song is a beautiful picture of how they come together in life. Before meeting one another, Benjamin & Mia worked hard at their craft but there was an element missing. It only took one songwriting session together to discover that they were in fact missing each other. Apart, their efforts fell short of what they had hoped to express musically, but together their sound blossomed into something beautiful, the sound now known as Azalea.
Their performances feature a beautiful blend of intimate & reflective pieces, and upbeat numbers that feature exciting live looping. Their chemistry is undeniably adorable – Azalea’s “cute factor” has become a distinguishing feature that transcends their live performances and is echoed in their lyrics and musical arrangements.
For their latest release, “Inside Out”, Azalea has streamlined their folk-tinged pop sound and crafted songs that tug on your heart’s strings with haunting melodic & harmonic lines. Reminiscent of The Civil Wars, Ryan Adams, and Aimee Mann, “Inside Out” sheds light on Azalea’s Alt-Country side. Benjamin & Mia wrote, arranged, produced and recorded the album at their beloved “Sweet Dreams Recording Studio” in their Hamilton home.
Azalea’s 2010 release, “Coffee & Kisses EP, has been featured in many prominent music magazines and has had a great response from college radio across Ontario. The album was also nominated and placed in the top three finalists for Recording of the Year, Rock Recording of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year, and Producer of the Year at the 2010 Durham Region Music Awards.

Azalea will be at the Station Coffee House & Gallery on Sunday, March 15th from 2PM-4PM.  $5-$10 suggested donation.

Azalea - Coffee & Kisses EP

Azalea – Coffee & Kisses EP

Azalea - Inside Out

Azalea – Inside Out








#brantfordbands #Azalea #altcountry #folkpop

NMEdj, dj Kovert & Profane @ club NV – March 14

NMEdj, Dj Kovert & Profane at Club NV on March 14th

Dance til you’re Irish.

Dance the night away to some kicking house, EDM, hip hop and top 40 cuts while you Get Green with NV.

Brantford’s NMEdj, DJ Kovert, and Brampton’s Profane will all be in the spot to pump out the beats that’ll have you jumping out your seats.

Green beer and three awesome DJ’s down at club NV on Saturday, March 14th.
Show up wearing Green before 11:30PM and get in for Free!

Dance til yer irish

#brantfordrocks #EDM #hiphop #brantfordbands


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