Patrick Lehman is a soul singer and producer from Montreal. His brand new single "Games" has been climbing the charts in Canada (currently #70 in top 150 pop charts in Canada). Patrick’s new album ‘Butchy’s Son’ will be released in stores and online across Canada on August 21st 2015.
Patrick has performed at the Montreal International Jazz Festival's Big Event - a Paul Simon Tribute Concert, sharing the stage with Elvis Costello and several other artists. The show drew a crowd of 150,000 people and was subsequently broadcast on several television networks. It was one the festival's most successful outdoor concerts. His last album ‘Electric Soul Kitchen Vol.2’ which featured the hits "Stop Pretending" and "Oh I" have both been featured on Stingray Music's Soul/R&B channel and the second single “Come Together” released off the album has been a featured track on Quebec's leading rock station CHOM 97.7FM, putting it in the Top 50 of the Rock chart on Nielsen/BDS.
In 2013-2014 Patrick toured across Europe with performances in Germany, Netherlands and the UK. His tours have included the Zwarte Cross Festival and the Songbird Festival in Netherlands.
He has been written about in International Musician Magazine, Elle Magazine and Jazzism Magazine to remarkable reviews. The Dutch magazine Linda has called him a "Top 5 to download" artist alongside Raul Midon and David Bowie. Elle Magazine Netherlands describes his latest album as being "as warm as whiskey", and CBC Music has named him “the Nation’s best kept soul secret”.
Raised in Eastern Ontario, Canada, Victor is one of eight children. He spent most of his childhood either climbing trees, or writing music. Soon music took over and for the past twenty years Victor has been writing his own material. His folksy sound and vocal range allow him to express himself through originals as well as a very wide variety of covers from Johnny Cash to Michael Jackson. Victor is also co-owner of a creative agency called eighty Twenty studio in Belleville, Ontario which acts as a second outlet for his creativity. Married to Jodi Cooper since 2004, he finds her to be great inspiration for much of his music.Visit Artist Website
Emily Burgess & Marcus Browne
Emily Burgess graduated with honours from Humber College’s prestigious music program at twenty-two years old, majoring in guitar. Direct from the hallways to the roadways, Emily began touring Canada and the U.S with the JUNO nominated 24th Street Wailers. 8 years and hundreds of shows later, she fronting her own band, The Emburys, and playing guitar with many different acts across Canada. Emily has shared the stage and traded riffs with guitar greats Jimmie Vaughan, John Primer, Garrett Mason, Suzie Vinnick, Sue Foley, and Sam Weber, among others. Burgess wrote two songs and took guitar duties for 2015’s JUNO nominated album “Wicked” by The 24th Street Wailers.Visit Artist Website
Chris Bonham-Carter is a guitarist from Prince Edward County who has been playing shows around the area for over 10 years. Chris began playing guitar in 2002 and studied musical theory with Drew Ackerman for over 5 years. With a list of songs that span across 7 decades, there is not much he can’t play. You can catch him regularly at the many wineries and breweries in the Bay of Quinte area.Visit Artist Website
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.
Benni is a world-class musician, award winning songwriter and entertainer from Prince Edward County, Canada. His endless repertoire includes ambitious covers of classics from the past 50 years, and an array of contagious original songs. His welcoming and friendly personality draws in unfamiliar crowds, and keeps familiar crowds coming back. Benni has spent his early years mastering music production, and is an extremely efficient and tasteful session pianist, guitarist, drummer, bassist, and vocalist.Visit Artist Website
The Remedy Duo
Jamie Murphy and Jamie Sharp have been playing music together for over a decade. They are founding members of the
popular Hasting County band The Remedy, playing a mix of rock ‘n’roll, roots, county and rhythm and blues.The
duo embraces the opportunity to let the heart and soul of the songs shine through in an intimate acoustic setting.Visit Artist Website
Chris Staig is a Toronto based guitarist and singer/songwriter. Over the years Chris has had the pleasure of lending his talents on guitar to many different musical ventures. As a singer/songwriter Staig has released multiple solo albums throughout his career. His fifth album entitled “Shack by the Tracks” was released in February 2015, with an Ontario tour to support it. Staig's current band for live performances, The Marquee Players, consists of Stephen O’Toole on the bass, Shelley Coopersmith on violin and mandolin, and Ian Mackay on the drums. Chris Staig and the Marquee Players have maintained a monthly residency at Toronto’s fabled Hole in the Wall for the past two years. They also perform many shows monthly around Ontario, both as a full band or as an acoustic trio.
Notable performers who have enlisted Staig’s guitar talents for recording and live performance include Greg Hobbs, bagpipe-funk pioneer Grier Coppins and Dakota Tavern stalwart Jimmy Byron. Staig for has also recorded and played live with Jason Collett of Broken Social Scene. His guitar playing is featured on the track "Blue Skies" from Collett's CD "Motor Motel Love Songs".Visit Artist Website
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.
When it comes to storytelling, Brock Zeman is a master craftsman. The Canada-based singer-songwriter has spent the past 12 years carving and chiseling Americana soundscapes, drawing from roots-rock and alternative country. But what separates Zeman from his contemporaries isn’t a willingness to speak truth – it’s his unwillingness to conform to the rules of Nashville and the traditional framework of genre. What gives Zeman’s stories force isn’t that he’s just singing a narrative – he’s living it.Visit Artist Website
Born in Montreal, Canada, singer/songwriter Bobby Dove planted her musical roots singing and picking at the Wheel Club’s weekly hillbilly nights, where she found a mentor in the resident lap steel player Bobby Hill: songwriter, educator, and pioneer of Canadian country radio in the 1950’s.
In 2013 Bobby released the seven song EP, Dovetales, heralded by CBC’s Brendan Kelly as “a stunner, repping the debut of an important new voice on our roots scene.” She has since shared stages with artists such as Justin Townes Earle, JD McPhereson, Richard Thompson, and Mary Gauthier.
Produced by James McKenty (Blue Rodeo, Gordon Lightfoot), Bobby’s debut full-length album Thunderchild was recorded with a strong cast of Canadian musicians including Anna Ruddick, Sam Weber, Bob Cohen, Laura Bates and Burke Carroll. Since the 2016 record launch, Bobby has been touring Canada, winning the hearts of roots music lovers with her poetic songwriting, powerful voice and magnetic stage presence.
Guitarist, singer and songwriter, Timothy Campbell is a well renowned performer in the Quinte area. As the owner of Keynote Studios, he has helped to instruct and produce many aspiring and professional musicians, over the years. As the producer of the radio show Handmade Music, he helped area artists gain access to the local airwaves. A co-founder of Musicians for Hope, he continues to use his talents to respond to his neighbours in need. As well as being a founding member of such legendary local groups like Sands Of Time, Bentwood Rocker and All You Need Is Love, he continues to work with many successful musical projects. Currently, Tim is actively recording and performing Solo and with the Timothy Campbell Band.Visit Artist Website
Vince Thornton is a classically trained pianist and self-taught guitarist who currently fronts the Quinte area trio, The Pitiless Fools. On this occasion, he will be performing stripped-down, unplugged classics in an intimate setting by artists ranging from David Bowie and The Police to Tom Petty and The Tragically Hip.Visit Artist Website
Hard Ryde is a dynamic group of award winning musicians whose soulful harmonies and distinctive, hard driving delivery of traditional and original material has captivated audiences through out North America and beyond. Considered by many as Canada's Ambassadors for Bluegrass music, they have won over the hearts and minds of many an audience south of their border, as well as being a major force in the Canadian concert and festival circuit. They have been featured on the American music special "Song of the Mountains", being aired on public television through out the US and bringing even more attention to the quality of Bluegrass being offered north of the border.Hard Ryde can also be seen on NBC's series "Covert Affairs" although recorded last year it is still being seen on episode repeats. Hard Ryde's stellar musicianship and strong songwriting abilities have made them a fan favorite where ever they performVisit Artist Website
Cindy & Scott
Cindy McCredie & Scott Maybee are 2/4th's of Northumberland County's WICKLOW. Both accomplished musicians and vocalists with years of combined experience under their belts, the duo started performing as a "spin off" to their country / rock band with a focus on smaller, more intimate settings. Their set list consists of mainly cover songs, some of which are wider known classics from such acts as CCR, Van Morrison and Lynyrd Skynyrd, but they also branch off into modern indie folk with songs from the likes of Shakey Graves and Dan Mangan. Cindy & Scott also stay close to their Canadian roots by keeping a steady set of Canadian tunes from the likes of Big Sugar, Spirit of the West and The Trews to name a few. Expect to hear something unexpected at their live shows...and yup, lot's of banjo!!Visit Artist Website
Andy Forgie is one of Belleville and area'a best loved and accomplished entertainers. Andy has recorded for Capitol Records with the band Photograph and tours internationally with his Beatles Celebration: All You Need Is Love. Enjoy an evening of "Classics & Curiosities" from the 60's, 70's and more...with three chords & a capo! Expect the unexpected.Visit Artist Website
REWIND is an acoustic based act featuring different singers and instrumentalists supported by Jamie Sharpe. Jamie has been performing in and around Ontario for about 30 years. Currently a member of The Remedy and The Cripple Creek Band, Jamie takes the opportunity in this arrangement to perform on the smaller stage with a host of talented musicians and a variety of music spanning the the past 50 years.
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
Spencer plays piano, clarinet, accordion and sings! He has been a professional musician over 20 years. He has played Bermuda to Bosnia, New Orleans to the North Pole, and has worked with The Cowboy Junkies, Sarah Harmer,Pat Temple,Jill Barber,The Good Lovelies,Willie P. Bennett, Jeff Healey, Dan Aykroyd, Willie P. Bennett, Alex Pangman, Maria Muldaur, among countless others.
Spencer has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBC Radio’s The Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean, MUCHmusic and CMT.
A resident of Kingston for several years, Spencer keeps busy playing with numerous local bands such as Bloom, Pico de Gallo, Ghetto Xpress,Funkyfrenz, The River Cats (on the Island Queen)and various jazzy combos.
Contemporary folk-soul musician Lance Isaacs hails from Six Nations Reserve, southwest of Hamilton, but now calls Peterborough home.
Quickly jumping in and immersing himself in the thriving Peterborough music scene upon arrival, he has become recognized and revered for his sultry vocals and soulful, melodic compositions, along with an instantly captivating live show.
Making himself a fixture at Peterborough’s Legendary Red Dog open stage, he soon captured the ears of seasoned international touring artists The Weber Brothers.
Nolan Hubbard boldly emerges as vocalist, guitarist and composer of evocative acoustic-pop masterpieces with the forthcoming release of his debut album and his moving and memorable lead-off single Today.
The album was recorded in Nashville alongside top session players, and was produced by Canadian industry veteran Douglas Romanow. The time spent in Music City USA proved to be edifying and encouraging for Hubbard, as he felt both in awe of the surroundings but also emboldened by the experience – awed by the significance of being one of the mecca’s of the music business, but also emboldened because he came to realize that he had what it took as a songwriter and player to hang with some of the world’s best. For full bio see artist link.Visit Artist Website
Appearing for the very first time at Caper's is Patrick Fockler.
A Stirling Ontario raised bluesman. Best known for his work with
Blues/rock outfit the Focklers and work on other artists' records.
Patrick brings a mix of traditional Blues classics, R&B stompers and a
hint of Canadiana. Although versed in performing in venues and on stages the world over,
he is excited to bring the blues to a friendly hometown crowd in this solo
For his third full-length effort, the Toronto-based singer/songwriter turned to Cowboy Junkies co-founder Michael Timmins (no slouch as a songwriter himself) for production assistance, and together with Robertson’s regular cast of players they crafted a dozen songs that cast a light onto dark territory few artists dare to tread upon.
Late Mornings is much like a great short story collection, a work of art that one can become totally immersed in, and reveals new insights each time it’s revisited. With it, Craig Robertson has made an undeniable claim to be mentioned alongside Canada’s best contemporary singer/songwriters.Visit Artist Website
Three piece roots rock and rollers playing honest to goodness Rockabilly and Swing. Influenced by texas swing, rockabilly, blues and Jazz, they blend together the perfect concoction for the ears and eyes with their upbeat live show. The Lohrwoods play that fun rockabilly swing to keep your toes tappin and your hips shakin’. This high octane group is one that you won’t soon forget!Visit Artist Website
Singer-songwriter Sarah Beatty is Woody Guthrie meets Feist. Quirky, catchy, gutsy, and always with a seriously deep groove. With sugar plum vocals, engaging melodies, and picture painted lyrics, her songs land with an impact and her performances might just charm you right out of your seat.Visit Artist Website
Tom Savage is what one might refer to as a triple-threat. One part truth-telling troubadour, one part death-defying guitar slinger, and one part Country Blues howler. Each facet of his formidable on-stage persona carefully crafted over a 20+ year devotion to the composition and performance of song. Tom is a true believer. A disciple of melody and harmony and tempo and timbre.Visit Artist Website
Toronto based Michelle Rumball is a maker and chaser of songs. She is a folk singer dusted with the jazz and blues of New Orleans. Her voice got her started as the co-founder and singer for roots act Grieveous Angels in the late 80's. A two year stay in New Orleans got her playing guitar, singing her own songs and telling her own tales. She is now three CD's into her solo career following the 2019 release of Years Behind. Her voice is transfixing as she digs into songs of her own or covers of everyone from Bob Dylan to Toronto songwriters Kevin Quain and Chris Staig.
As publicist Richard Flohil says 'Michelle Rumball makes songs. She chases songs by other writers. And she sings them all with joy and conviction and a smile in her voice'.Visit Artist Website
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Po'Boy Jeffreys is a Toronto blues musician specialising in old-time Americana folk music from the country blues to ragtime and gospel.
He plays a wide-range of early 20th century traditionals as well as originals in the same style. Po'Boys' finger-style guitar and songs of yesteryear should not be missed!
Victor was born in Plattsburgh New York and since has traveled much of the world producing outdoor television. Music has been a staple in Victor’s life for the past 20 years and recently he has experienced an overflow of original writing “I have a bad habit of putting my foot in my mouth. Music is an opportunity for me to collect my thoughts, put them down on paper, and then deliver them. Without music I think I would be in trouble a lot more frequently.” Playing in and around the Quinte area, Victor has been able to fulfill his passion for performing in his very occasional free time. He now lives in Quinte west with his wife Jodi.
Andy loves to play the blues but doesn't think the blues gets enough respect." Everybody borrows from the blues, but nobody's putting back" he says.
Andy currently performs in practically any combination of single duo trio and full band, and certainly gives a lot back to his audience. With a powerful voice, impeccable guitar work and an infectious sense of humor that permeates his performances, Andy Earle is a show not to be missed.Visit Artist Website