Melanie Hilmi is a singer-songwriter raised in Belleville, Ontario. Throughout the years as a songwriter, Hilmi has been a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition based out of Nashville, and has had multiple song placements in film and television. As a vocalist Melanie has had the privilege of performing alongside numerous accomplished performers and continues to lend her vocals to various national TV spots with clients such as Nestlé and McDonalds.
Currently, Melanie is a member of the Toronto-based rowdy folk quartet The Belleregards, who have toured extensively across North America and the UK. The Belleregards released their second album in early 2016 and are set to head to the studio in 2018.Visit Artist Website
Born in the wild rain forests in the Far North of Australia, Mikhail Laxton is singer/songwriter to be reckoned with. After appearing on The Voice Australia and winning over his homeland, Mikhail landed in Canada to carve out a new sound.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.
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.Visit Artist Website
Chris Staig Duo
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. Chris Staig duo consists of himself and Shelley Coopersmith on the violin and mandolin.Visit Artist Website
Dinner and Burlesque Show
Prepare yourself for an evening of show-stopping entertainment from the Toronto School of Burlesque. The evening begins with a three course meal followed by performances from Burlesque stars like Red Herring and the Femme Diagrams. You won't find entertainment like this anywhere else on a Saturday night! Tickets are available by clicking the link below or call 613-968-7979. Don't miss out on this show to remember!
Doors open at 6:30 PM and Dinner starts at 7:00 PM
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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.
Folk singer/songwriter Dave Allen was born and raised in Barrie, Ontario. He was exposed to an eclectic collection of music at a young age, from Bowie to Dylan, Joan Armatrading to Supertramp and The Beatles. These influences helped to shape the all-embracing qualities of his own song craft. Growing up in a musical family, Dave was introduced to improvised melody and performance in jamming pop & folk songs of the 60’s and 70s with his mother, father and younger sister. These jams typically happened at family gatherings and campfires to small crowds of friends and family around Southern Ontario. It was these musical moments that ignited Dave’s ambition for songwriting and creative work. Dave was the lead singer-songwriter in the rock n’ soul band Stonetrotter who had released their full length album ‘Stonetrotter’ in 2015. You can find Dave performing solo or with his Family band in venues across Ontario. Dave’s debut full-length record is set to be released in 2017.Visit Artist Website
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
Belleville's own Sonya Zaback brings with her a touch of class and classic vocal stylings comparable to that of jazz legends Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.
Drawing from various music genres including jazz, soul, pop, country, funk and musical theatre, Sonya's uniquely captivating performance, featuring pianist John McFarlane, is not to be missed.
Moon Sugar Duo is one half of local Party Band 'Moon Sugar'. Jordan Thomas and Ben Vandergaast bring the energy of a full band to an intimate acoustic setting. Make requests all night, sing and dance along to your favourite tunes, and watch as the boys play mind-melting guitar and piano solos, stand on chairs, dance, and much more. You don't want to miss this duo!!!Visit Artist Website
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.Visit Artist Website
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
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
Mayhemingways are an alt-country, bluegrass, and Cajun music duo from the musical hotbed of Peterborough, Ontario. Their music drifts timelessly between traditional music and something brand new. Benj Rowland sings lead vocals and plays numerous instruments including accordion, banjo, guitar, and foot pedal bass. Josh Fewings adds back-up vocals and percussion. Their sound is full and so is their touring resume, having toured as far west as Dawson City, Yukon twice and numerous times to the Maritimes and Newfoundland. The duo recently released their first self-titled EP, recorded by James McKenty who has worked with great Canadian acts like Blue Rodeo, The Sadies, Cuff the Duke, Gordon Pinsent, and many more. Their music fits in many settings, from quiet house concerts to big festivals.Visit Artist Website