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The George Rose Big Band @ New Covenant Church – April 12

the George Rose Big Band

Big band music with style.

From swing to R&B, rock to jazz, show tunes to pop hits
Brantford’s own the George Rose Big Band makes it Big.

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

Tickets are available at PA Music (formerly LA Music) 136 Charing Cross Street,
and if any tickets remain they will be available at the door on the day of.
$20 for adults, $10 for students and children.

from thegeorgerosebigband.com:

Starting out as an extremely fine swing band
the band’s recordings trace the music from the original swing
to contemporary R&B, soul, and a bit of rock in the 1997 recordings.
This progression led to the present stage where the band is playing more jazz-flavoured
arrangements, show tunes and famous vocalist hits.


the George Rose Big Band promotional video
video courtesy of CeeObe

the George Rose Big Band
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Who? the George Rose Big Band
Where? New Covenant Church Hall
Date? Sunday, April 12th
Time? 7:30pm
Cost? $20 adults
$10 children/students
Age limit? All Ages

 


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Mctease @ Therapy Lounge – April 11

Brantford's own Mctease

Deep jams at a frantic pace.

Trevor and Mick are bringing their frantically fun band Mctease down to Therapy Lounge!

Mctease don’t take themselves too seriously, but they do seriously rock!

Playing their instruments like men possessed, their passion pours through with each note.
Let them draw you in to their musical good times!

from brantfordbands.com:

Trevor Cobb is a welcoming and charismatic guy and this comes through brilliantly in his music. His husky voice, energetic strumming and humourous nature make him seem like the long lost third member of Tenacious D. That same vibrant energy and love of music are apparent when Mick Montgomery starts rhythmically walloping his conga drum.
Mctease play a blend of rock, country and generally upbeat tunes. Whatever genre they flowed through, Mick and Trevor made each song seem completely theirs, even when they play a covers. Their original songs are wonderfully frivolous, with lyrics that cause bursts of joyous laughter and a rousing cadence that makes it impossible not to stomp along to the beat.

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Who? Mctease
Where? Therapy Lounge
Date? Saturday, April 11th
Time? 10pm – 2am

 


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The Elmo Combo @ Brantford Casino – April 11

the Elmo Combo at Zander's on Saturday, March 7th

the Elmo Combo hits again

A whirlwind of Homegrown, Roots Rock, Funky jams, and Reggae grooves,
the Elmo Combo always put on an excellent show.

From Brantford (and the Norfolk area), the Elmo Combo
(who have recently made another TV appearance,
this time on CHCH morning live),
are back in town to play for us hometown folks.

from elmocombo.com by Jamz M.H. Maher:

Fronted by singer/songwriter Steven Elmo Murphy (guitar, vocals), and backed by eDDie mAx (drums, vocals) with Jon Edwards (keys, vocals) and Gabe Atkinson (bass) The Elmo Combo have become a notable force on the indie music front and are riding the cusp of their break out year.
For years “The Elmo Combo” have been entertaining audiences of all sizes from coast to coast! With an appearance on Breakfast Television Calgary, Three Western Canada Tours and 10 years of consistent shows in Ontario, it’s no wonder that the group received an invitation to play La Tour De Norfolk 2014. They have also landed such high profile gigs as The Festival of Friends, in Hamilton On. also sharing some bills along side large Canadian acts such as Blue Rodeo, Matthew Good and The 24th Street Wailers!
The Elmo Combo has developed a well rounded following as a result of their unwavering commitment to their art, their passion and dedication to provide quality entertainment. The group has also collected a vast and diverse musical catalogue that can cater to any crowd at any time. With 4 albums worth of originals written by Steve (one of which being nominated for a Hamilton Music Award) there is no shortage of material!


Odds and Ends‘ by Steven Elmo Murphy and Friends
video courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers

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Who? the Elmo Combo
Where? OLG Casino Brantford
Date? Saturday, April 11th
Time? 8pm – 12am
Age limit? 19+

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Evan Champagne @ Buck’s Tavern – April 9

Evan Champagne

Awesome originals and unique covers.

Multi-instrumentalist live-looper Evan Champagne,
with his soulful originals and unique covers,
is bringing his live show to Buck’s!

from evanchampagne.com:

He sells hundreds of copies of yearly, bootleg-style.
A live show is actually the only place you can purchase his hand-made album!
Ever grateful for his loyal audience of fans and friends,
he strives to be a positive force musically and in his community.
Having found success creating an original solo performance over the past decade,
Evan Champagne continues to be one of the busiest independent Canadian touring artists, performing over 200 times each year at festivals, music venues & private events.


Jamaica‘ by Evan Champagne

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Who? Evan Champagne
Where? Buck’s Tavern
Date? Thursday, April 9th
Time? 9:30pm – 1:30am
Cost? No Cover (free)

 


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