Brother and sister duo, Caleb and Megan Hutton started playing music together as Instant Rivalry(IR) while attending high school. The Highway - a track off their first album – remained on the independent charts for nine weeks, peaking at number two and received international radio play.
Since their last album, IR has toured Canada (opening for acts such as Tanya Tucker, Clint Black, Prairie Oyster, The Trews, Jefferson Starship, Honeymoon Suite, Tyler Shaw, Marshall Dane and Sarah Cripps). They are often in Nashville, TN to perform and write songs, as they are active members of the Nashville Songwriting Association International. Both Caleb and Megan are the musical composers, lyricists and producers behind Instant Rivalry’s music.
Instant Rivalry won The Next Country Music Star Talent Search 2015. Trevor Lammas, of Sony Music Canada, called their song, Little Old Farmhouse, one of the best songs he had ever heard. Bruce Sutton, the stage manager of Havelock Jamboree, said you better enjoy seeing them now before you have to pay big bucks to see them again.
Jeremy Kelly is a multi-instrumentalist with a passion for all things creative and soulful.
As a guitarist Jeremy has toured, composed and recorded with renowned artists and producers including Alex Lifeson (Rush), Ian Thornley (Big Wreck, Thornley), Blueman Group (Toronto and Chicago productions) Edwin (I Mother Earth, solo artist), The Rankin Family, Gavin Brown (producer Billy Talent, Three Days Grace) Greig Nori (Treble Charger, Sum 41) David Martin (producer) Sabrina Whyatt, Dawn Langstroth and his own band KidRichards.
Graduating from Humber College in 1999 with a focus on performance left Jeremy with a very strong musical background in jazz improvisation and harmony.
It is with this education combined with his blues, country and celtic folk musical heritage, that Jeremy is able to play a wide variety of styles and stay true to the soul of the songs.
Roots, Blues, World and Beyond…Matt Smith is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Come out for a night of world class fingerstyle, flatpicked and slide guitar, not to mention some killer mandolin playing.
With two full length recordings of original music and a vast repertoire his own unique interpretations of of Blues, Jazz, World and many Classics you are sure to have a great night of high level musicianship delivered with an intimate down-home feel.
Ben Vandergaast is a 22 year old singer and piano virtuoso. Still relatively new to the local music scene, he is getting widespread recognition for his large repertoire of piano hits - delivering highly-applauded covers of Supertramp, Billy Joel, Elton John, The Guess Who, Queen, and much, much more. Don’t miss this young up-and-comer’s all-request show at Caper’s in Belleville!!Visit Artist Website
Shawn “Deepwater” Dore Trio
Jaw dropping guitar and vocals with grooves that you wish would never end! Shawn "Deepwater" Dore is a solo artist that performs a folk blues / roots mix of covers (Robert Johnson, Booker White, Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, etc.) as well as a great selection of originals from his first album "Watch My Back" with the Shawn Dore Band, and his upcoming album. Also having the ability to involve and connect with the audience, you will surely leave a Deepwater Dore show with a lasting impression. Shawn is now performing as a trio with Kris Tischbein on bass and Emerson Pringle on drums.Visit Artist Website