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Hit the Spot: Knee Deep at Manny’s Place

Knee Deep live at Manny's Place

The boys are back in town.

BrantfordBands was live on location at Manny’s Place, one of Brantford’s finest venues for live music in the city, and caught another great performance from the guys in Knee Deep.

Manny’s Place hosts many of the greatest bands in the city; with a top-notch sound system, a flashback inducing light setup and plenty of space to get your groove on while the entertainers entertain; there’s no shortage of talent taking the stage.  Manny designed his Place to cater to live music, and his attention to detail shows.

Knee Deep proceeded to play a plethora of prime picks from the 1990’s, with just enough modern hits mixed in to keep the party going all night long.

Knee Deep rocking out at Manny's Place

We salute you!

They say if you remember the 90’s, you probably smoked sh**ty weed.  Regardless of whether or not you recall the 90’s (or were even born yet, you young whipper-snappers) the undeniable truth is that a lot of wicked music came out of that particular era.  Whether it was grunge, alternative rock, punk rock or hip-hop, the 90’s were a time when some of the greatest songs ever were presented to our eager ears by bands who transformed the music scene.
How doth one of the modern era go forth and enjoy the live experience of such a wide selection of great music?  Knee Deep is the answer.
(bonus question: where in the world is Carmen Santiago?*)

Knee Deep live at Manny's Place in Brantford

A drummer’s smile makes the world go round.

Knee Deep took to the stage with a fervor and proceeded to burn the damn building down.
(metaphorically burned it down: no Colborne Street insurance “accidents” here).
Singer Eric Mills brought a raw intensity that rode magnificently upon duel guitarists Jay Cutaia and JM Singaram’s pure power, with Vinnie Milosevich’s  precision percussion and Chris Kowalsky’s deep melodic bass providing the perfect stream to keep the flow flowing and the crowd dancing.

The musicians of Knee Deep have a deep rooted respect for music and it shine’s through in their cut-for-cut reproduction of great songs such as Lenny Kravitz’ Are You Gonna Go My Way, Finger 11’s Paralyzer or The Clash’s London Calling.
Knee Deep in talent and head over heels in love with playing awesome live music to entertain the people.  But don’t take my word for it, check out their facebook, their ReverbNation page, or just get off your keister and watch Knee Deep live the next time they take the stage in a venue near you.

Head over to BrantfordBands facebook page for some more great shots of the band captured on film
(hah, film, there’s a pain in the rear we’ll never have to deal with again).

Nelson = film

Film waves goodbye to the people

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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.

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?
Contact BrantfordBands!
Please include any videos, photos, links, and info that you’d like us to share.

Hit the Spot: Heavy Brantford at Knights of Columbus

KnotSlip and the crowd rocked out at Heavy Brantford

\m/ (◣_◢) \m/

Saturday was a hot day filled with even hotter music at the first (annual?) Heavy Brantford.

Knights of Columbus was host to a pantheon of epic metal bands who tore it up all day long.
From start to finish, it was a day filled with violently pleasurable music that kept the crowd pumped.

In between sets Wally and his crew of comedy misfits kept the show going with their
hilarious Comedy Car Crash (check them out Tuesdays at club NV!)

no name band performing at Heavy brantford

they have no name yet they must METAL!

It was awesome to see bands, volunteers and fans come together to bring Heavy Brantford to life.
Metal-heads may love to smash each other in the pit, but they also love to help each other out of it.
No man, woman or child was left out of the camaraderie.

the Smashing Machine live at Heavy Brantford

smashing the machine, with METAL!

The full line-up of bands:
No Name Band (Oxford County)
From Beyond The Sky (Guelph)
Battery Inc (Brantford)
Zealots Desire (Woodstock)
The Smashing Machine (Brantford)
Enslave The Masses (Brantford)
Door To Door Human Gore (Brantford)
Ending Tyranny (Brantford)
A Rebel Few (Cambridge)
KnotSlip (Brantford)

Enslave the Masses live at Heavy Brantford

the masses were enslaved, by METAL!

The lineup for the Comedy Car Crash side stage:
hosted by Wally Warwick
Tim Kelly
Dylan Hall
Dave MacInnis
Mayce Galoni
James McVicar
Melanie Crawford
Dan Peters
Mathew Ferguson
Isi Commisso
Jason Allen

Door to Door Human Gore live at Heavy Brantford

get the door motherf@#%er. who is it? it’s METAL!

Tributes were the theme of the day.
No Name Band gave it their all (at noon..still amazed) with a number of great covers.
Battery Inc tore it up with their Metallica tributes (who changed up their set-list a bit after hearing No Name Band play an awesome version of Four Horsemen).
Zealots Desire decided to forgo their originals for a sweet tribute set to System of a Down.
Finally, KnotSlip showed us why they’re the greatest Slipknot tribute band around.

Between Zealots Desire and KnotSlip, some frantically fantastic originals slammed upon the crowd.
The Smashing Machine took the music to a decisively darker place, dragging the hardcore out into the light of day,
where we can only assume it received third degree burns from exposure.
Enslave The Masses (with Dusty performing back-to-back drummer duty in both TSM and EtM!) played their deep crawling death metal with a new young singer who belted it out with practiced precision.
Door To Door Human Gore spewed forth some dark and wonderfully nasty metal.  Thick and beefy bass layered upon with the madness of guitar, vocals and drums.
Ending Tyranny
tore through the very fabric of reality with their fast and technical death metal.  Playing new material from their forthcoming release, they sprinkled in a selection of fan-favorites.
A Rebel Few thrashed the crowd like a hooker looking for her money.  Though the sun had by then receded in fear, A Rebel Few proceeded to burn up the stage with their classic metal grooves.

The love of all things heavy was readily apparent today,
there were no sh***y bands, only f@%#ing awesome metal from those who live to rock hard.

Ending Tyranny live at Heavy Brantford

all hail the end of tyranny, bring more METAL!

KnotSlip tied up in the night in a noose of eternal glory.
At first it seemed that there was too much awesome for the stage to handle, with a couple of power issues causing a bit of mayhem.
After a couple tweaks, KnotSlip proceeded to give a stellar performance.
KnotSlip doesn’t just cover Slipknot, they become Slipknot.
Within their full replica costumes stand a crew of metal maniacs who present their love of the band in vivid technicolor.

KnotSlip live at Heavy Brantford

so much power, METAL power!

Just when it seemed the power issues were a thing of the past, it happened again.
This time the power issue led to a once in a lifetime audience participation event:

Power Outages can’t stop KnotSlip!
video courtesy of Media Broadcasting Center

from Paul Webster:

So last night, were playing our set, right;
So the power keeps going out
(not enough sources to support our 20+ plugs and yes, it’s noted lol).
The one time, during Before I Forget, the power cut out
and all the audience could hear was the drums at half volume.
Well the crowd kept on singing it (the chorus, thankfully)
for about 20 seconds+ until it was switched back on.
We all kept playing the parts and when the power came back,
the music did too, right on cue (obviously).
Was quite epic, something I don’t think I’ll forget, ever.

KnotSlip covering SlipKnot live at Heavy Brantford

can’t stop the METAL!

from facebook:

Where to start… so many people to thank for yesterdays amazing event!!
First all the people who came together and made it happen,
people who worked the door, the bbq, the stage,the side stage, the clean up..
just so many to try and list.
The bands came out an a hot ass day and gave it their all,
every hour another and came out and rocked it!!
From opening act No Name Band to Knotslip this day was impressive to say the least!!
I personally want to thank all the guys in the band …
you guys took it to a whole new level last night and I am proud as hell to be a part of it!!
#3

An unforgettable foray into the soul of local metal.
An awesome job-well-done to DoubleBooked Productions, all the bands, all the comedians, all the volunteers,
and all of the fans who brought out the best in each other for a kicka$$ day of heavy metal in the sun!

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Acoustic Open Mic w/ Trevor Cobb @ Manny’s Place – Tuesdays

Acoustic Open Mic with Trevor Cobb at 9pm at Manny's Place

Acoustic Open Mic w/ Trevor Cobb

Join Trevor Cobb for an Acoustic Open Jam every Tuesday night at Manny’s Place.

For us non-performing listener types it’s always great seeing local musicians let their music free.

Rock, soul, folk, country, blues, death metal (acoustic death metal obviously),
no genre is safe from the Open Jam!

If you’re looking to have some fun jamming out with local musicians
get down to Manny’s and Trevor will get you up on stage.

The Acoustic Open Jam starts at 9pm.


Who? Anyone who wants to jam acoustically
Where? Manny’s Place
Date? Tuesdays
Time? 9pm
Cost? No Cover (free)
Age limit? 19+

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #openjam

Hit the Spot: Cory Mercer at BDoggs

Hit the Spot Cory Mercer at BDoggs

Cory Mercer, Fine Street Food and Craft Beer!

On Thursday, June 11th I strode into B●Doggs Fine Street Foods and quickly saw the creative local entrepreneurial spirit continuing to thrive in Brantford.
Serving up deliciously elegant “street food” alongside craft beers from the area with some smooth live music for desert.

The patio, or “beer garden” is a great place to enjoy some live acoustic jams.  It’s split into sections with greenery all around.  There are plenty of tables and benches that surround the perimeter with a clear view of the performance area from any angle.

from bdoggs.com:

What makes one patio better than the next?
We believe it’s in the vibe, the tunes, the greenery and the name.
Doesn’t a “beer garden” sound much more inviting than “a patio?”
Ours is certainly worth a visit, or two or three.
Don’t be surprised if our play list jumps from a reggae one-drop to 80’s yacht rock or indie top hits.

Cory Mercer jamming out some live tunes at B.Doggs in Brantford

And I hope you like jammin’ too.

Cory Mercer delivered some awesome original songs, along with a slew of great cover tunes.
Flowing through the genres, effortlessly switching from rock to folk, pop to alternative, again and again.
His melodic voice lent itself perfectly to any song.
Cory took a number of requests during his performance, including more Paul Simon than you could shake a stick at.
Unless you had a fairly large-sized stick, of course.

Cory had fun with the crowd, always friendly and engaging.
His bohemian style and attitude were perfectly aligned with the general vibe of the venue, very free-spirited.

His originals were beautiful hand-crafted songs straight from the heart, with plenty of hooks to keep the crowd grooving.

Cory Mercer singing and playing some great songs down at B.Doggs

Cory Mercer singing in the shade

A great time, a great place, a great band.  It was a damn great time for everyone.
It was also quite tremendous, wicked, exquisite, copacetic and excellent.
But mostly, it was great.

Every Thursday from 6pm – 10pm:  live local music & fresh local cuisine at B●Doggs Fine Street Foods.

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!

Would you or your local band (or both?) like a feature on the Artist Spotlight?
Contact BrantfordBands!
Please include any videos, photos, links, and info that you’d like us to share.

1st Manniversary featuring BrAiN jAmMaGe, Chris Strei, Mctease and MORE! – New Pictures and Videos from BrantfordBands

New photos and videos by BrantfordBands

Manniversary – photos and videos by BrantfordBands

Many of you may have noticed pics have been online for a while now, but the videos were…in need of adjustments.
Most of the video are now online, though I did have to bring a few outback and put them out of their misery.
I apologize in advance to anyone and everyone for the quality, fuzziness, sound pops, random monkeys, rain on your parade, and various other inexcusable excuses.

All photos / videos were taken at Manny’s Place in Brantford on June 5th & 6th 2015.

 

Urban Canals, Street Pharmacy & James-Alphonse @ Club NV – June 19

Street Pharmacy, Urban Canals, James-Alphonse at Club NV Friday June 19th

Live Music Fridays Rock at NV!

Club NV presents another great live Friday night!
Great bands, good food & plenty of libations to go around.
(try saying libations three times fast the next time you’re drunk)

Catch Brantford Indie Band Urban Canals
along with rockin’ reggae greats Street Pharmacy
and the genre-bending mutable James-Alphonse.

Like Lightning‘ by Urban Canals

Red Light Midnight‘ by Street Pharmacy

Urban Canals
Artist Spotlight @ BrantfordBands web facebook music youtube
Street Pharmacy
web facebook twitter music youtube
James-Alphonse web facebook twitter music youtube

Join the Event on facebook!

Who? Urban Canals | James-Alphonse
Street Pharmacy
Where? Club NV
Date? Friday, June 19th
Time? 8pm
Cost? $5 advance / $8 doors
Age limit? 19+

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #indierock

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!

Would you or your local band (or both?) like a feature on the Artist Spotlight?
Contact BrantfordBands!
Please include any videos, photos, links, and info that you’d like us to share.

ZZZ#9 – Planes & Trains, BA Johnston, Urban Canals, Thomas & The Evil Computer @ the Station – June 13

ZZZ number 9 featuring Planes and Trains, B.A Johnston, Thomas and the Evil Computer, Urban Canals live at the Station

The sleeper series strikes again

ZZZ#9 is rolling into the Station,
loaded up with local (and nearly local) original artists:

from facebook:

this show is on a SATURDAY!
i know that’s weird for us, but let’s give’r a try, right?

the trains will still be rolling in,
the beer will still be flowing
and the tunes will still be rocking.

(official) WTFest after-party event!

DJ > sp5000

Headless == Wealthy‘ by Thomas and the Evil Computer
video courtesy of MOTIONEER

[vimeo 44357490 w=420]

Deep Fryer in My Bedroom‘ by B.A. Johnston
video courtesy of CriticalDistanceVids

See You On The Other Side‘ EP preview by Urban Canals
video courtesy of U.Canals

Planes & Trains facebook music
B.A. Johnston facebook twitter music web
Urban Canals facebook music youtube web BrantfordBands
Thomas & The Evil Computer music web

Join the Event on facebook!

Who? Planes & Trains | B.A. Johnston
Urban Canals | Thomas & The Evil Computer
Where? The Station Coffee House & Gallery
Date? Saturday, June 13th
Time? 8pm
Cost? $5

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #zzz

Heckle the Band – New Pictures and Videos from BrantfordBands

New photos and videos of Heckle the Band by BrantfordBands

Heckle the Band – photos by BrantfordBands

We’ve added a gallery of pictures and a few videos for local band Heckle the Band.
All photos / videos were taken at Manny’s Place in Brantford on May 30th 2015.

Photo Gallery at Facebook

Videos at Youtube

Keep watching BrantfordBands.com for an upcoming Artist Spotlight featuring Heckle the Band!

 

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

Join the event on facebook!

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

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #acoustic

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

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.

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

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #brantfordbands #acoustic

HarD-KnockeD 4 “SchoolS-OuT” @ Arts Block – April 11

Hard Knocked 4 Schools Out

Get on the floor!

ChemicalB presents some of southern Ontario’s best DJs
blowing the roof off of the Brantford Arts Block!

The Hard Knocked crew have reunited after more than a decade,
to bring some deep bass and danceable electronic beats to Brantford.

from brantfordartsblock.ca:

Lights
Projections
19+bar
And of course some of southern Ontario’s best djs
Featuring

  • Nebula
    -live p.a.- Techno (Toronto)
    breakandenter | Juggernaut Music
    A deep hard driven techno artist with a background in breaks,
    makes for a great show every time.
    The best part is he doesn’t play tracks records or cds.
    Nebula makes his own tracks on the spot with his various instruments of mass destruction.
  • Elixir
    -hard psi trance (Toronto)
    Djelixir.com | wheremusiclives.ca | CHC | Dynamix uk
    One of my favorite trance djs playing something a little different then the usual.
    Hard trance/psi trance/techno/breakbeats.
    Elixir never dissapoints and always has a few new tricks up his sleeve.
  • SoundFX
    – Techno/dubstep (Niagara Falls)
    6N7 Music | Reka Preka | Double Decker
    Soundfx plays a little of everything but pulls it all together nice.
    You would have to glue me to the floor to keep me from dancing his set away.
  • CemicalB
    – Old skool techno/electro
    HarD-KnockeD
    And of course there’s me playing an all vinyl old school set to kick the night off.
    Please forward and invite your friends and their friends and grandparents.
    Brantford has no electronic music scene but its time to get with the program and have a night to remember.

Join the Event on facebook!

Who? Nebula | Elixir | SoundFX | ChemicalB
Where? Brantford Arts Block
Date? Saturday, April 11th
Time? 9:30pm – 3am
Cost? $7 before 11pm
Age limit? 19+

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #electronicmusic

Rich and the Poor Boys @ Warmington’s – April 10

Rich and the Poor Boys

Great rockin’ blues

Local Niagara Falls legend Rockin’ Rich has been kickin’ out the blues since the 70’s.
His awesome harmonica skills, unique vocals and dynamic stage presence are a wonder to behold.
Rich and the Poor Boys continue to wow audiences across Canada.
This Friday catch them live right here in Brantford!

from richandthepoorboys.com:

When you see Rich and the Poor Boys perform you are immediately aware of the raw energy and passion that emanates from the stage.
They inject a vibrant new life into classic blues material while still remaining true to the historic roots of the blues.


Walking Blues‘ by Rich and the Poor Boys

Rich and the Poor Boys
music youtube web

 

Who? Rich and the Poor Boys
Where? Warmington’s Bistro
Date? Friday, April 10th
Time? 8pm

 


#brantfordrocks #supportyourlocal #blues

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

Evan Champagne
facebook twitter music youtube web

Join the Event on facebook!

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

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #livedub #acoustic

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?
Contact BrantfordBands!
Please include any videos, photos, links, and info that you’d like us to share.

Slick Brothers @ Zanders – April 3

the Slickbrothers

Smoothly sliding into your subconscious.

Rhythm and Blues, Classic rock with a touch of Country, folk, and more;
oozing with attitude and dripping with skill;
don’t forget to bring a towel.

from facebook.com:

When asked the question “where have u played “
his best answer is “everywhere there’s AC current flowing.”
He was greatly influenced in the beginning of his career by
Prakash John, Tim Bogart, and Donald Duck Dunn.
This collaboration resulted in the forming of the Slickbrothers.
He has played the blues circuit in Canada and the United States
and the country circuit in Canada .
It even resulted in a pat on the head from Buddy Guy after playing a burnin’ 12 bar.
He has had the pleasure of teaming up with Donnie Bernardie as a rhythm section for 5 yrs.
Mel Brown, Jack Dekeyzer, Richard Newell (the King Biscuit Boy), Don Walsh, Chuck Jackson, Tom Wilson, T-bone Big John Little and the last 5 yrs with Steve Burnside & the Marquis are just few of the other musicians he’s worked with.
All of this certainly raises the bar.
Ultimately he aspires to the Lincolns led by Prakash John!
The heart of his music is R&B but is always looking for a challenge playing anything else. Which has included country, new country, classic rock, celtic, folk and even pirate music!


The Slickbrothers performing ‘Hurts So Good‘ by John Mellencamp

the Slickbrothers
facebook itunes
Who? the Slickbrothers
Where? Zander’s Fire Grill and Brew Lounge
Date? Friday, April 3rd
Time? 10pm

 


#brantfordrocks #supportyourlocal #rock&roll

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