Doug is a veteran of the pub and folk festival circuits since the late 1970’s. He has a smooth articulate guitar style that has seasoned over time. A stickler for sound he tries to envelope the audience in a warm blanket of sound. At a recent gig a fellow musician described it as big cup of sonic creamy hot chocolate. Come relax and drink it in.
Doug also spends much of his time in recording studios producing and playing guitars on various projects. He plays a wide variety of covers sprinkled with his own songs. His music sits in the James Taylor/Paul Simon sonic pocket.
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.
Spencer Evans was born in Picton, grew up around the Quinte area, and graduated from B.C.I.
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.
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.
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
“[Pat Maloney’s] music is soulful, honest, hilarious and smart” – Fingers on Blast, 2015
Pat Maloney went out on a limb. He put in his notice, hopped in the car and did it.
Root Rot and Repotting, two full-length recordings, and a two-part series, describe a transition from village to town to city. From school and working world to creative freedom. Both records are sold out of the first run, planted with care all over Canada and The United Kingdom.
Followers know to love Pat’s handcrafted stop-motion animated music videos. Whether he uses chalk, or felt, or a house-plant leaf, the videos are entertaining examples of some very quirky, DIY film-making.
RIGHTHERE is Pat’s first fully acoustic, live-in-studio album. Set for release in June 2016, digitally on the Be One Music label. The record is an honest representation of his live show, featuring songs about touring in England’s rugged midlands, his travels across Canada and his life in Toronto.
Pat Maloney is the 2015 winner of The Canadian Organization of Campus Activities’ (COCA) “Singer-Songwriter of the Year”.Visit 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