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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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World Series is under the Spotlight at BrantfordBands.com

Just added:

World Series [metal / progressive / rock]

to the ever-growing Artist Spotlight at BrantfordBands!

Would you or your local band (or both?) like a feature on the Artist Spotlight?
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Harbour & Waking Life are under the Spotlight at BrantfordBands.com

Harbour - pop punk

Harbour
[pop punk]

Just added:

to the ever-growing Artist Spotlight at BrantfordBands!

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Eric Mills, Big Shiny Two, Heckle the Band and Knee Deep are under the Spotlight at BrantfordBands.com

Just added:

to the ever-growing Artist Spotlight at BrantfordBands!

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John Ladds @ Arlington Hotel – April 18

Enjoy an evening of fine dining and fine music with John Ladds at the Arlington Hotel Paris.

John and is sure to entertain with his classic covers and modern greats.


Steve Todd & John Ladds performing ‘Moondance‘ by Van Morrison

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John Ladds
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Who? John Ladds
Where? the Arlington Hotel Paris
Date? Saturday, April 18th
Time? 7pm

 


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Brantford Open Stage @ Best Western – April 12

Brantford Open Stage at the Best Western on March 13th

Great live jam with the community.

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.

from brantfordopenstage.org:

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

Less Than Three are under the Spotlight at BrantfordBands.com

Brantford’s romantically inclined rockers Less Than Three
are now under the Artist Spotlight at BrantfordBands!

They have joined rocking indie band Urban Canals
soulful roots/folk man Benjamin Rogers
and turntabilist extraordinaire NMEdj
under the Artist Spotlight at BrantfordBands!

Clickity clickity click for our InnerView with Dan Taylor & Nikole Taylor of Less Than Three!

NMEdj

NME
[turntabilism/EDM]

Would you or your local band (or both?) like a feature on the Artist Spotlight?
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NMEdj is under the Spotlight at BrantfordBands

NMEdj

NME
[turntabilism/EDM]

Local turntabilist / dj NME is now under the Artist Spotlight at BrantfordBands!

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.

Would you or your local band (or both?) like a feature on the Artist Spotlight?
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Benjamin Rogers, International Songwriting Competition award(s) semi-finalist!

Benjamin Rogers has three semi-finalist award nominated songs in this years International Songwriters Competition

Semi-finalist Benjamin Rogers

Brant’s own Fiddler / guitarist / singer / songwriter Benjamin Rogers has made it to the semi-finals in this years International Songwriting Competition with three (3!) of his songs!

from hamiltonblueslovers:

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!

We wish Benjamin Rogers the best of luck!  Let him know he has your support on facebook.

For more information about other nominees from southwestern Ontario who made it to the semi-finals, check out this post from Hamilton Blues lovers!

Get a copy of Wayfarer by Benjamin Rogers at cdbaby.com
or grab Wayfarer by Benjamin Rogers at iTunes.

Follow Benjamin on Facebook.

Check out Benjamin Rogers’ videos on youtube.


Benjamin Rogers – Pendulum

 


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