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!
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!
Eric Mills, Big Shiny Two, Heckle the Band and Knee Deep are under the Spotlight at BrantfordBands.com
- Guitarist / singer Eric Mills
- Rock duo Big Shiny Two
- Alt-rock trio Heckle the Band
- Alternative rock band Knee Deep
to the ever-growing Artist Spotlight at BrantfordBands!
John and is sure to entertain with his classic covers and modern greats.
Steve Todd & John Ladds performing ‘Moondance‘ by Van Morrison
|Where?||the Arlington Hotel Paris|
|Date?||Saturday, April 18th|
#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #acoustic
The Brantford Open Stage will be happening, one time only, on a Sunday afternoon!
Usually held every other Friday, this week the Open Stage will be taking place at a special date and time: Sunday at 2pm.
Best Western plus Brant Park Inn is once again hosting the fun & folksy open jam for local musicians.
We are oriented to folk and acoustically-based music in general.
The emphasis is on encouraging live performance.
We are an open mic forum for performers,
both accomplished and developing,
to present a 2-song (10-minute) set.
Additional note: Please keep in mind that as a live music venue,
we discourage the use of performing to ‘backing tracks’.
Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated.
(Note also; there are usually enough accomplished musicians around to put together instrumental back-up.)
If you’re interesting in taking part in the Brantford Open Stage
get in touch with Dave Jensen.
|What?||Brantford Open Stage|
|Where?||Best Western plus Brant Park Inn|
|Date?||Sunday, April 12th|
|Time?||2pm – 5pm|
|Cost?||$4 (free for performers)|
#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #openjam
Check it out to learn more about NMEdj and experience his musical flavour.He has joined rocking indie band Urban Canals and soulful roots/folk man Benjamin Rogers under the Artist Spotlight on BrantfordBands.
We all know there’s world-class music in our own backyard but now the world is aware too thanks to the prestigious International Songwriting Competition. After thousands of submissions, many deserving local musicians were chosen as semi-finalists
Brantford’s Benjamin Rogers was listed for three tracks: Pendulum (Instrumental), Move Ben Move (Teen) and Wayfarer (Teen).
Just having the chance to be judged by industry greats such as Pat Metheny, Sarah McLachlan, John Hiatt, Robben Ford, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jon Secada, Bela Fleck, James Cotton and many more (click here for a full list of list years judges) is amazing!
For more information about other nominees from southwestern Ontario who made it to the semi-finals, check out this post from Hamilton Blues lovers!
Follow Benjamin on Facebook.
Check out Benjamin Rogers’ videos on youtube.
Benjamin Rogers – Pendulum
#brantfordbands #ISCsemifinals #songwriter #rootsfolk
Music lovers of Brantford, prepare to rejoice. Brantford Bands, your source for everything musical happening in and around our Bloomin’ city, is crawling back to bring you news about all the concerts, events and local bands.
If you own a venue, have a band, know a band, heard a band, or just want to shout at us for taking so long to come back,
THROW US A LINE.
Welcome to Brantford Bands. Music courses through us like radiation through an old T.V set, pulsating with liquid fire that screams !!LOUDER!! Keep us bookmarked (CTRL+D) for all your local musical needs. We’ll also be covering many of the bands and gear that effect our lives, that take us by the bawls and keep us riveted to the scene. Blues, Rock, Pop, Metal, and other other forms of Local Music will be showcased here for your enjoyment.
If you’d like to be featured on Brantford Bands drop us a line. Be sure to include your web address, upcoming gigs, and any other info you want us to throw online.