UK’s Steve Payne is back: It’s been 3 years since he’s graced us this side of the pond, when his star shone bright at the Mariposa Festival. Now he’s returned until the end of August, bringing Wales guitar mate Paul Hobday for his July performances. A powerful roots / blues / boogie duo, performing original compositions in folk / blues clubs and festivals throughout Europe and the UK.
Variously described as one of the UK's most unique and versatile guitarists, Steve Payne is also feted as a talented and unpredictable singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, wordsmith and story-teller whose compositions cross the musical boundaries from Blues to Folk to Contemporary Roots.
One of Britain's best — and most widely travelled — blues, country and roots guitarists and songwriters, Payne has toured Europe with Loudon Wainwright, and performed regularly at the famous (or notorious) Glastonbury Festival, as well as with legends including B.B. King and Dr. John, among others.
Starting in the early ‘70s, blues, R&B, rock, and even punk was on his musical menu; Now his music is quieter and more thoughtful, and he's made several acoustic albums in recent years, mixing blues and country into an intriguing stew of roots influences.
Paul Hobday has enjoyed a lifetime as an in-demand session musician, both a live and in-studio guitarist for a wide variety of artists.
From his first band as a teenager with Tom Bailey (who later formed the ‘80s chart-topping Thompson Twins), to his current role as sidekick to Steve Payne, and work with BillyBoy Miskimmin (Yardbirds / Nine Below Zero), Paul has never stopped playing.
In the interim years, he’s worked with Bristol’s top soul band Souled Out, The Ronnies with Ron Rogers (T’Pau), and Ian Rowley (Debbie Bonham), and played on numerous recording sessions.
Paul’s fluid and distinctive style evolves from influences as diverse as Ry Cooder, Albert Lee, Chuck Berry, and Richard Thompson.
In recent years, Paul has returned to his roots, playing blues and R&B with Steve Payne, touring in Europe, playing Festivals and clubs to great acclaim. They are currently working on a second album following the success of their 2015 debut “Raise a Glass”.
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Oct 21 - From Detroit - LAURA RAIN & THE CAESARS
Nov 18 - From Oregon - KAREN LOVELY BAND
Jan 20 - From Toronto/Austin, Texas - THE 24th STREET WAILERS
March 24 - From Texas & Toronto - DANNY BROOKS w. LIL’ MISS DEBI & THE MEMPHIS BROTHERS
May 12 - From Vankleek Hill, ON - TERRY GILLESPIE BAND
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Lloyd Spiegel Solo
Andre Bisson (Vocals/Guitar)
Loretta Hale (Trumpet)
Richard Page (Tenor Sax)
Kevin Beeby (Bass)
Glenn Paul (Drums)
"With a title like “Left With The Blues” that’s what I was expecting to pull from this batch of songs, but there is so much going on here I was delighted as each track grabbed me and took on some really cool, unexpected side trips. This is a perfect album". - Written by John The Rock Doctor Kereiff
"Packed with enough soul and energy to fill a couple of albums, Andre and his big band will satisfy all your musical cravings". - Hamilton Blues
Regent Theatre, 224 Main Street, Picton ON
Tickets: available online at: http://www.theregenttheatre.org/event/carlos-del-junco/ or by phoning the box office at 613.476.8416 ext 28
Simultaneously sophisticated and raw, his playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz hence the name for his band “The Blues Mongrels”. The emphasis is on blues, but they are not afraid to merrily traipse off in other directions delivering a seamless fusion of New Orleans second line grooves, swing, Latin, hip-hop or ska melodies, to swampy roots rock.
The Blues Mongrels are: introducing young guitar wiz Graham Young, bassist Henry Heillig (founded the nine piece Latin band Manteca) and drummer Danny Lockwood. Get ready to trash all you thought you knew about the harmonica. The Blues Mongrels deliver a no-holds-barred display of fun and melodic virtuosity.
For more information about Carlos: http://www.carlosdeljunco.com/
Watson’s Mill, 5525 Dickinson Street, Manotick ON
Sunday, September 4
It's getting close to that time again and we're setting the stage for what will be our 8th annual CONCERT FOR PEACE. Award-winning world-class musicians will entertain you in concert style. The food will be fabulous and you will enjoy the company of other like-minded peace-loving individuals who share our desire for WORLD PEACE and our concern for the ENVIRONMENT.
This is your personal invitation to be a significant part of the magic that we have created here, at our home in Crystal Beach which is situated on the north shore of Lake Erie.
NEW website: CONCERT FOR PEACE
Proceeds after expenses go to ECOJUSTICE
Pioneers of the crossover and the mashup, these men give catchy favourites new life with creative arrangements. The act showcases the incredible voices of its tenors, bass and baritones for a sound that will have you wondering where they hid all those instruments. Hear joyful renditions of Beatles and Carole King classics, snap along to their original tunes, and experience the doo-wop classic “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” performed live on stage by a national treasure.