MEET OUR ENTERTAINERS FOR THIS YEAR…
Alfie Smith is a prolific songwriter, an accomplished performer and talented multi-instrumentalist. Known best for his resophonic guitars, brazen slide licks and uncompromising vocals, Alfie is endorsed by several luthiers including Goodman Guitars (who have recently named a guitar model after him) and Goldtone Banjos. He has been nominated for a dozen Hamilton music awards including Best Male Vocalist and Best Guitarist, and has represented Toronto in the Memphis International Blues Challenge. To date, Alfie has released 7 records, his most recent being a collaboration with Slide Guitarist Nicole Christian, called “Come on in my kitchen. He is currently signed and distributed through Busted Flat Records.
ALMOST HIP was born in the fall of 1990 and played it’s 1st Official gig at a bar in Kitchener called “DUFFERS ” on Oct 6th. The band has not stopped accepting bookings since that day. Bars, Casino’s, Weddings, Stag and Doe’s, Pig Roasts, Birthday Party’s, NYE …. you name it !!! We have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success with our HONEST approach to the music. We’ve studied and mostly concentrate on reproducing the LIVE HIP sound.
The SAME sound that has catapulted to band to the Status of “CANADA’S BAND”
We deliver the songs with Integrity, Intensity and the familiar HIP Sound !!!
Blush has been a big part of Ontario’s music scene for over 8 years. When they’re not performing at weddings and corporate events, you can bet that they’re entertaining crowds at one of it’s best venues.
Always on the vanguard yet never overlooking the classics, they deliver both old and new styles of music, from Disco to Latin, R&B to Hip-Hop and Pop to Rock, performing each genre with great versatility, passion and high energy, which is guaranteed to entertain the most eclectic of crowds and keep everyone dancing, singing and having a great time.
Blush features Filipa Sousa (vocals), Michael Hampson (guitar), Joel Pearl (bass) and Murad Gunduz (drums). Each member brings years of experience and their own unique talent to the group, which sets them apart from the pack. With every show, they raise the bar and create a fun and memorable experience for everyone. They’ve played countless shows throughout the years and, in the process, have solidified an amazing friendship between them, which shines through in their performances.
Brave & Crazy
Short on pretense, filled with passion, Brave & Crazy came together out of a love of performing music.
21 years later they still feel the same.
They have opened for Sass Jordan, David Wilcox and April Wine to name a few.
You can find all their upcoming dates at www.braveandcrazy.ca
Emi-Lee Small, a 16-year old student at St Benedict High school was born and raised in Preston and has
been singing since about 4 years old. Her passion is singing, she loves to play the ukulele and aspires to
one day to be a singer/songwriter in the music world.
Erick is an award winning musician, singer/songwriter, author and has released 8 CDs and 3 children’s book. He has been entertaining children at schools, libraries, fairs, and community events throughout Ontario and Eastern Canada for over 25 years with his fun-filled, high energy, interactive musical show.
So get ready to clap your hands, stomp your feet, sing along, and have some fun!!!
Fighting Andy is a band of local lads that love to play covers of our favorite ROCK songs. We draw from the era the of Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin to Pearl Jam and the Tragically Hip with some newer songs sprinkled in for good measure. We also like to help our community and recently did a show to help one of our favorite charities “Bikes For Kids” where we raised enough money to buy 42 bikes for under privileged kids.
Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, Juneyt is a self-taught musician and has been playing Flamenco & Nuevo-Flamenco Guitar for 15 years. Drawn to the passion and raw emotion of music, he has played alongside many well-known musicians throughout his career.
Juneyt has performed as a studio guitarist on more than 15 albums and numerous festivals in Europe, Asia, South & North America also opened for many world-renowned musicians such as Liona Boyd, John McDermott, Alex Cuba and many more.
He is the Musical and Educational Director for H20 Congo Movement, President of Chris Lane Foundation for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer; Juneyt regularly donates his time for many charity organizations, performing over 50 charity events every year
Nick Dorken is a classic rock cover artist hailing from the small town of Innerkip Ontario. Born into a family of musicians, Nick has been surrounded by, and immersed in music his entire life.
An accomplished musician who has been performing for crowds since his early adolescence, Nick finds great comfort in being on stage. Known for both his vocal and guitar abilities, Nick’s music engages and captivates his audiences.
Outside of music, Nick has a passion for Firefighting and has been a part of the Kitchener fire department for the past decade. He is also a dedicated father and enjoys spending time outdoors with his kids.
Whether you’re listening to one of his performances at a local pub, a fundraiser, or just sitting around a campfire, you’ll find yourself tapping your toes or joining in with a familiar line in a song. If there is one place where Nick feels at home, it is on stage with his guitar.
Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold
She sings like Benatar, plays like Jett and has a penchant for writing 90s-inspired anthems.
Acclaimed one of the Top #10 indie talents across Canada, within a mere 6 months of forming, Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold conquered audiences of 25,000+ , performing at notable festivals and winning over crowds of 20-somethings & babyboomers alike.
2018 is already off to a running start for the award-winning trio with scheduled performances at Vans Warped Tour (Toronto), East Coast Music Conference (Norfolk VA), Jersey Shore Festival (New Jersey), Yellow Springs Street Fair (Ohio), International Pop Overthrow (Chicago), Waterfront Festival (Barrie), and the Great Canadian Kayak Festival (Timmins).
Young At Heart
Hailing from southern Ontario, this group of veteran musicians has taken their love for Canadian legend Neil Young to the next level.
Widely considered amongst the greatest artists of all time, Neil Young’s career spanned 45 years and 35 albums. He is a member of the rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame for the Canadian music Hall of Fame, a multiple Grammy and Juno award winner, a world famous environmentalist and humanitarian who wrote some of the most iconic protest songs of our life time.
Young At Heart draws from Neil Young’s vast musical catalog in an attempt to provide a summary of Neil’s remarkable career. The musicians you are about to see have played with some of Canada’s most iconic artists and now bring the music of one of Canada’s greatest artists to you today.