FUZZ OPERA / MAD ANTHONY
Oct
27
to Oct 28

FUZZ OPERA / MAD ANTHONY

Fuzz Opera is a classic rock cover band from Toronto.  Bringing back feel-good sing-along air-guitar anthems for a new generation, the band came together to play the music of their heroes. Covering legends like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, The Eagles, ZZ Top, Supertramp, Tom Petty and many more, Fuzz Opera is happy to share their inspiration - Classic Rock.

Fuzz Opera is a classic rock cover band from Toronto.  Bringing back feel-good sing-along air-guitar anthems for a new generation, the band came together to play the music of their heroes. Covering legends like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, The Eagles, ZZ Top, Supertramp, Tom Petty and many more, Fuzz Opera is happy to share their inspiration - Classic Rock.

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SHAWN BRADY & THE NORTHERN SONS
Oct
28
to Oct 29

SHAWN BRADY & THE NORTHERN SONS

With an impressive gift for crafting songs that are melodically infectious, Shawn Brady’s musicality is matched only by his insightfully deep, heart-felt and intelligent lyrical virtuosity. Brady made inroads as a recording artist with his debut album ‘Electric Blood’ (2011). Produced by Juno-nominee Cory Tetford, the album received rave reviews and airplay across Canada and the United States. His latest album, ‘Broken Traffic Lights’ (2014), is a remarkable evolution and treats the listener to song textures that embrace the dramatic potency of Muse and and The Killers, while mixing elements of 1980s darlings Ultravox, Depeche Mode, The Cure and U2.

With an impressive gift for crafting songs that are melodically infectious, Shawn Brady’s musicality is matched only by his insightfully deep, heart-felt and intelligent lyrical virtuosity. Brady made inroads as a recording artist with his debut album ‘Electric Blood’ (2011). Produced by Juno-nominee Cory Tetford, the album received rave reviews and airplay across Canada and the United States. His latest album, ‘Broken Traffic Lights’ (2014), is a remarkable evolution and treats the listener to song textures that embrace the dramatic potency of Muse and and The Killers, while mixing elements of 1980s darlings Ultravox, Depeche Mode, The Cure and U2.

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SONDER PRESENTS... "WE MET THROUGH A FRIEND"
Nov
1
to Nov 2

SONDER PRESENTS... "WE MET THROUGH A FRIEND"

Sonder presents... "We Met Through A Friend" Toronto's first live dating game show! Doors open at 7:30 PM | Show begins at 8:00 PM Music by DJ F BOMB - Firas Hosn Live Musical Performance by Toronto's Juvon Taylor Single, taken, and anything in between. This is a dating game where everyone can play, but only singles are matched. The intersection of old school dating show and new school dating app. Our contestants are real people from Toronto and the GTA.

Sonder presents... "We Met Through A Friend"

Toronto's first live dating game show!

Doors open at 7:30 PM | Show begins at 8:00 PM
Music by DJ F BOMB - Firas Hosn
Live Musical Performance by Toronto's Juvon Taylor

Single, taken, and anything in between. This is a dating game where everyone can play, but only singles are matched. The intersection of old school dating show and new school dating app.
Our contestants are real people from Toronto and the GTA.

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GOV FEST FEAT. PARKSIDE DRIVE /  PETER SERRADO
Nov
3
to Nov 4

GOV FEST FEAT. PARKSIDE DRIVE / PETER SERRADO

GOV FEST @ THE HIDEOUT - 6PM TO 11PM
PETER SERRADO - 10PM TO 10.45PM
PARKSIDE DRIVE - 11PM TO 2AM

Celebrating music and arts while supporting local and international communities  

Celebrating music and arts while supporting local and international communities

 

A Toronto native, Peter Serrado blends notes of blues, soul, and twang. You can expect a subtle rasp, delicious tone and a powerful emotional range from this local up-and-comer. The band features Toronto musicians Tim Wilson (guitars), Jordan Quinn (bass), Greg Anzelc (percussion), and occasional special guest Christian Antonacci on trumpet. Expect a titillating blend of romance, and bare-bones rock n'roll from this upstart mosaic of musicians.

A Toronto native, Peter Serrado blends notes of blues, soul, and twang. You can expect a subtle rasp, delicious tone and a powerful emotional range from this local up-and-comer. The band features Toronto musicians Tim Wilson (guitars), Jordan Quinn (bass), Greg Anzelc (percussion), and occasional special guest Christian Antonacci on trumpet. Expect a titillating blend of romance, and bare-bones rock n'roll from this upstart mosaic of musicians.

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STONE THE RADIO
Oct
21
to Oct 22

STONE THE RADIO

Stone The Radio is four guys from the Southern Ontario area who perform new and classic alternative rock. From the local pubs and bars to the bigger special event, casino and festival stages, Stone The Radio brings something unique to the live music scene! Get ready to rock out to some awesome live alt-rock tunes!

Stone The Radio is four guys from the Southern Ontario area who perform new and classic alternative rock. From the local pubs and bars to the bigger special event, casino and festival stages, Stone The Radio brings something unique to the live music scene! Get ready to rock out to some awesome live alt-rock tunes!

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THE DISCO REBELS
Oct
20
to Oct 21

THE DISCO REBELS

4AM last call!

The Disco Rebels have been heating up dance floors in Canada, the U.S, and the Caribbean.  Known for their engagingly high energy shows, the band breathes new life into an eclectic set of classic hitswith their uniquely fresh sound. The soulful lead vocals of Kam Abdi fit smoothly on top of the heavy funk accompaniment of Matthew "Dr. Keys" Stamegna on the keyboards, Ricardo deGaia on the bass guitar, and David Sufrin on the drums.  Channeling artistic influences such as Prince, Hall & Oates, and INXS, the Disco Rebels bring a dynamic exuberance to every show.

The Disco Rebels have been heating up dance floors in Canada, the U.S, and the Caribbean.  Known for their engagingly high energy shows, the band breathes new life into an eclectic set of classic hitswith their uniquely fresh sound.

The soulful lead vocals of Kam Abdi fit smoothly on top of the heavy funk accompaniment of Matthew "Dr. Keys" Stamegna on the keyboards, Ricardo deGaia on the bass guitar, and David Sufrin on the drums.  Channeling artistic influences such as Prince, Hall & Oates, and INXS, the Disco Rebels bring a dynamic exuberance to every show.

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AFFINITY EP RELEASE SHOW / SCULLY SOLO
Oct
19
to Oct 20

AFFINITY EP RELEASE SHOW / SCULLY SOLO

AFFINITY is releasing their long awaited new EP "The Other Side" at the best rock bar in T.O. - The Hideout. AFFINITY - https://www.facebook.com/affinityband "Throwing Stones" (first single) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jKqXGeSNgM Special Guests: Polarity - https://www.facebook.com/PolarityMusic/ This dynamic hard rock 5-piece have been KILLING it this year. Fresh off their "Action Potential" Album release, a TIMA, and Missisauga Music nomination, these guys and gal are going to scorch the stage. Odd Ones - https://www.facebook.com/oddonesmusic/ This dynamic 5-piece charge through a mesh of pop and metal tunes that are captivating and headbang-worthy. Minnie Dino - https://www.facebook.com/myfavouriteminniedino/ T.'s freshest new singer songwriter will quite simply blow you away. Doors 8:15 pm Tix $7 advance/$10 at the Door. "The Other Side" EP for purchase - $10.

AFFINITY is releasing their long awaited new EP "The Other Side" at the best rock bar in T.O. - The Hideout.

AFFINITY - https://www.facebook.com/affinityband

"Throwing Stones" (first single) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jKqXGeSNgM

Special Guests:
Polarity - https://www.facebook.com/PolarityMusic/
This dynamic hard rock 5-piece have been KILLING it this year. Fresh off their "Action Potential" Album release, a TIMA, and Missisauga Music nomination, these guys and gal are going to scorch the stage.

Odd Ones - https://www.facebook.com/oddonesmusic/
This dynamic 5-piece charge through a mesh of pop and metal tunes that are captivating and headbang-worthy.

Minnie Dino - https://www.facebook.com/myfavouriteminniedino/
T.'s freshest new singer songwriter will quite simply blow you away.

Doors 8:15 pm
Tix $7 advance/$10 at the Door.
"The Other Side" EP for purchase - $10.

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SCULLY SOLO - 12-4AM

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THE DISCO REBELS
Oct
7
to Oct 8

THE DISCO REBELS

The Disco Rebels have been heating up dance floors in Canada, the U.S, and the Caribbean.  Known for their engagingly high energy shows, the band breathes new life into an eclectic set of classic hitswith their uniquely fresh sound. The soulful lead vocals of Kam Abdi fit smoothly on top of the heavy funk accompaniment of Matthew "Dr. Keys" Stamegna on the keyboards, Ricardo deGaia on the bass guitar, and David Sufrin on the drums.  Channeling artistic influences such as Prince, Hall & Oates, and INXS, the Disco Rebels bring a dynamic exuberance to every show.

The Disco Rebels have been heating up dance floors in Canada, the U.S, and the Caribbean.  Known for their engagingly high energy shows, the band breathes new life into an eclectic set of classic hitswith their uniquely fresh sound.

The soulful lead vocals of Kam Abdi fit smoothly on top of the heavy funk accompaniment of Matthew "Dr. Keys" Stamegna on the keyboards, Ricardo deGaia on the bass guitar, and David Sufrin on the drums.  Channeling artistic influences such as Prince, Hall & Oates, and INXS, the Disco Rebels bring a dynamic exuberance to every show.

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THE SOULKICKS / THE STEREOCLYPSE
Oct
6
to Oct 7

THE SOULKICKS / THE STEREOCLYPSE

THE STEREOCLYPSE - 10PM-11PM
THE SOUL KICKS - 11PM TO 2AM

The Soulkicks are a high energy soul, funk and rock n roll band based in Toronto. The quality of their sound combined with their explosive live show makes The Soulkicks one of the best nights out you can have in the city. People come to see The Soulkicks to let loose, dance and appreciate the combined talents of some of Toronto finest musicians. The Soulkicks balance musical ingenuity with energy and style that appeals to audiences of various musical genres and tastes. There is a a bit of what you like running through every Soulkicks set and that’s what gives the band its appeal. With the wide ranging powerful raspy vocals of their charismatic frontman Sean Byrne combined with the energetic live sounds from the stage,  The Soulkicks have a well-earned reputation of creating a highly charged atmosphere where the crowd just kick back and become a part of the musical experience. From Toronto’s best live venues to festivals to private functions, The Soulkicks have such an expansive repertoire that they can step into any atmosphere, engage with a crowd, catch the vibe and fill the dance floor with a couple of bars of some of the most recognized tracks ever released. Too often live music can be a touch contrived and bland, the difference is The Soulkicks, bring what the audience demands to the table, then they just krank up the sax and bass and take it back to The Oldschool the way you like to remember it.

The Soulkicks are a high energy soul, funk and rock n roll band based in Toronto. The quality of their sound combined with their explosive live show makes The Soulkicks one of the best nights out you can have in the city. People come to see The Soulkicks to let loose, dance and appreciate the combined talents of some of Toronto finest musicians. The Soulkicks balance musical ingenuity with energy and style that appeals to audiences of various musical genres and tastes. There is a a bit of what you like running through every Soulkicks set and that’s what gives the band its appeal. With the wide ranging powerful raspy vocals of their charismatic frontman Sean Byrne combined with the energetic live sounds from the stage,  The Soulkicks have a well-earned reputation of creating a highly charged atmosphere where the crowd just kick back and become a part of the musical experience. From Toronto’s best live venues to festivals to private functions, The Soulkicks have such an expansive repertoire that they can step into any atmosphere, engage with a crowd, catch the vibe and fill the dance floor with a couple of bars of some of the most recognized tracks ever released. Too often live music can be a touch contrived and bland, the difference is The Soulkicks, bring what the audience demands to the table, then they just krank up the sax and bass and take it back to The Oldschool the way you like to remember it.

Stereoclypse is an Alternative Rock band hailing from Pickering, Ontario Canada. Influences: Incubus, RHCP, Foo Fighters, Matthew Good, Alien Ant Farm

Stereoclypse is an Alternative Rock band hailing from Pickering, Ontario Canada. Influences: Incubus, RHCP, Foo Fighters, Matthew Good, Alien Ant Farm

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WEDNESDAYS ENGINE
Sep
29
to Sep 30

WEDNESDAYS ENGINE

Wednesday’s Engine is a 5-piece pop, rock and dance band with a great set list and a unique and refreshing take on popular covers. With an ensemble of accomplished singers and musicians, WE combines edge and diversity with massive hit songs to create a set list that is both familiar and unpredictable, and they somehow manage to make Rihanna, Nine Inch Nails and Justin Timberlake sound like they should be played one right after the other. An innovative band with a repertoire that is always changing, WE will keep you on the dance floor all night saying “Wow! I love this song too!”.

Wednesday’s Engine is a 5-piece pop, rock and dance band with a great set list and a unique and refreshing take on popular covers. With an ensemble of accomplished singers and musicians, WE combines edge and diversity with massive hit songs to create a set list that is both familiar and unpredictable, and they somehow manage to make Rihanna, Nine Inch Nails and Justin Timberlake sound like they should be played one right after the other. An innovative band with a repertoire that is always changing, WE will keep you on the dance floor all night saying “Wow! I love this song too!”.

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Sarah Smith and Band Benefit Concert
Sep
27
to Sep 28

Sarah Smith and Band Benefit Concert

Join us for a passionate and vibrant performance by Sarah Smith and her band and help us raise funds to support the important work of Turning Point Youth Services! Sarah Smith feels most at home on-stage, and rightfully so...she plays nearly 300 shows per year, primarily in Canada, the United States and Europe. With her confessional lyrics and emotional, yet lighthearted performance, Sarah charms audiences each and every show. Her voice is often compared to that of Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge and Janis Joplin, and we are thrilled that she will be lending it to this important cause - promoting awareness about mental health issues faced by our youth, in benefit of Turning Point Youth Services. About Turning Point Youth Services: This non-for-profit organization is an accredited, multi-service agency in our community, serving youth ages 12 to 24 and their families. They help through counselling, providing residential care and treatment (including emergency shelter), and supporting youth who are in trouble with the law. Tickets for this benefit concert (19+ event) are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Doors open at 7:15pm | Concert begins at 8:00pm *** All proceeds from ticket sales, raffle, 50/50 draw and other contributions will be donated to Turning Point Youth Services by the event organizers *** Check out Sarah Smith's live performances

Join us for a passionate and vibrant performance by Sarah Smith and her band and help us raise funds to support the important work of Turning Point Youth Services!

Sarah Smith feels most at home on-stage, and rightfully so...she plays nearly 300 shows per year, primarily in Canada, the United States and Europe. With her confessional lyrics and emotional, yet lighthearted performance, Sarah charms audiences each and every show. Her voice is often compared to that of Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge and Janis Joplin, and we are thrilled that she will be lending it to this important cause - promoting awareness about mental health issues faced by our youth, in benefit of Turning Point Youth Services.

About Turning Point Youth Services: This non-for-profit organization is an accredited, multi-service agency in our community, serving youth ages 12 to 24 and their families. They help through counselling, providing residential care and treatment (including emergency shelter), and supporting youth who are in trouble with the law.

Tickets for this benefit concert (19+ event) are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Doors open at 7:15pm | Concert begins at 8:00pm

*** All proceeds from ticket sales, raffle, 50/50 draw and other contributions will be donated to Turning Point Youth Services by the event organizers ***

Check out Sarah Smith's live performances

 
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BIG OTTER CREEK
Sep
25
to Sep 26

BIG OTTER CREEK

Big Otter Creek isn’t just a band, it’s a waterway that cuts through founding member Daniel Gagnon’s family farm. Everybody has fond memories of canoeing it yearly during Canada’s Victoria Day weekend, May 24 to Ontarians. For newest member of BOC, drummer Frank Locicero, 2014 was his first trip. Frank’s grin says it all. “It’s a great weekend.” Frank joined the band in late 2013, bringing his hard rock drumming chops into BOC’s world of energetic folk country rhythms. “It was fun switching gears, we’re having a blast onstage.” It’s not hard to see Frank provides the ideal anchor to the varied styles within BOC’s sound. For Jake Saenz and John Bridgens 2014 was the most recent of several canoe trip weekends in SW Ontario. Many BOC songs have been debuted, rehearsed and perfected ’round the evening campfires in late spring. Plenty of BOC’s music has been shaped by the curves and banks of the creek, the smell of the tobacco fields and the laughter heard by the fire. Hence the name. Daniel, John and Jake founded Big Otter Creek in 2011 after years of performing under varied names as a trio acoustic act. Back in ’08 Dan recalls hearing a fan state “you and John were born to perform together.” A challenged accepted, considering John was on an extended stay in Canada, still making Auckland NZ his home. A year later, hearing Jake on bass, singing harmonies in the trio format, that same fan turned good friend Iain Young declared Jake to be the ‘missing piece’ – that the three of us together were a perfect fit. As Dan puts it: “I don’t know what I did to find the most amazing friends and musicians for Big Otter Creek but I’m extremely grateful they are in my life. It’s nearly impossible to find four guys who are so completely connected and happy onstage.” The rock solid rhythm section allows John and Dan to write in a wide range of styles within the general roots rock genre. They tend to split the lead guitar and harmonica parts between them, singing harmony to each other’s melodies and creating a warm, Eagles-style three-part harmony driven country rock / folk sound that has come to be expected from the group.

Big Otter Creek isn’t just a band, it’s a waterway that cuts through founding member Daniel Gagnon’s family farm. Everybody has fond memories of canoeing it yearly during Canada’s Victoria Day weekend, May 24 to Ontarians. For newest member of BOC, drummer Frank Locicero, 2014 was his first trip.

Frank’s grin says it all. “It’s a great weekend.” Frank joined the band in late 2013, bringing his hard rock drumming chops into BOC’s world of energetic folk country rhythms. “It was fun switching gears, we’re having a blast onstage.” It’s not hard to see Frank provides the ideal anchor to the varied styles within BOC’s sound.

For Jake Saenz and John Bridgens 2014 was the most recent of several canoe trip weekends in SW Ontario. Many BOC songs have been debuted, rehearsed and perfected ’round the evening campfires in late spring. Plenty of BOC’s music has been shaped by the curves and banks of the creek, the smell of the tobacco fields and the laughter heard by the fire. Hence the name.

Daniel, John and Jake founded Big Otter Creek in 2011 after years of performing under varied names as a trio acoustic act. Back in ’08 Dan recalls hearing a fan state “you and John were born to perform together.” A challenged accepted, considering John was on an extended stay in Canada, still making Auckland NZ his home. A year later, hearing Jake on bass, singing harmonies in the trio format, that same fan turned good friend Iain Young declared Jake to be the ‘missing piece’ – that the three of us together were a perfect fit.

As Dan puts it: “I don’t know what I did to find the most amazing friends and musicians for Big Otter Creek but I’m extremely grateful they are in my life. It’s nearly impossible to find four guys who are so completely connected and happy onstage.”

The rock solid rhythm section allows John and Dan to write in a wide range of styles within the general roots rock genre. They tend to split the lead guitar and harmonica parts between them, singing harmony to each other’s melodies and creating a warm, Eagles-style three-part harmony driven country rock / folk sound that has come to be expected from the group.

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TIGER & BLOOM / SCULLY & THE CROSSBONES
Sep
23
to Sep 24

TIGER & BLOOM / SCULLY & THE CROSSBONES

TIGER & BLOOM - 9.30PM
SCULLY & THE CROSSBONES - 10.30PM
TORONTO BEER WEEK - 4AM LAST CALL

Tiger & Bloom were inspired by artists including David Bowie, Depeche Mode, INXS, Cold Play, Fleetwood Mac and U2. The hallmark of Tiger & Blooms’ music is its blended sound. Producer Brian West once commented how Tiger & Blooms’ sound was perfect for "blurring the lines between genres." Formed in 2015, Tiger Rose (vocals, guitar, drums) and Rikki Bloom (vocals, piano, synth) could not have met at a better time. Both were pursuing musical careers in their own right, but were looking for rejuvenation and inspiration in their songwriting. The band define their music as edgy-pop, electro rock, dream pop and have described their sound as "nostalgic anthem pop.”

Tiger & Bloom were inspired by artists including David Bowie, Depeche Mode, INXS, Cold Play, Fleetwood Mac and U2. The hallmark of Tiger & Blooms’ music is its blended sound. Producer Brian West once commented how Tiger & Blooms’ sound was perfect for "blurring the lines between genres."
Formed in 2015, Tiger Rose (vocals, guitar, drums) and Rikki Bloom (vocals, piano, synth) could not have met at a better time. Both were pursuing musical careers in their own right, but were looking for rejuvenation and inspiration in their songwriting.
The band define their music as edgy-pop, electro rock, dream pop and have described their sound as "nostalgic anthem pop.”

SCULLY & THE CROSSBONES

SCULLY & THE CROSSBONES

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RETURN FOR REFUND
Sep
21
to Sep 22

RETURN FOR REFUND

TORONTO BEER WEEK. 4AM LAST CALL!

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Return For Refund is a rock band who create a gritty, precise, and high-energy sound filled with infectious riffs and hard hitting rhythms. By combining the sensibilities of the blues, the energy of metal, and the expressive influences of grunge-era alternative rock, the band has found something unique and unapologetically new. The music that results is what the band feels is sonically absent from their lives. It’s the music they want to hear.

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BIG OTTER CREEK
Sep
18
to Sep 19

BIG OTTER CREEK

TORONTO BEER WEEK. 4AM LAST CALL!

Big Otter Creek isn’t just a band, it’s a waterway that cuts through founding member Daniel Gagnon’s family farm. Everybody has fond memories of canoeing it yearly during Canada’s Victoria Day weekend, May 24 to Ontarians. For newest member of BOC, drummer Frank Locicero, 2014 was his first trip. Frank’s grin says it all. “It’s a great weekend.” Frank joined the band in late 2013, bringing his hard rock drumming chops into BOC’s world of energetic folk country rhythms. “It was fun switching gears, we’re having a blast onstage.” It’s not hard to see Frank provides the ideal anchor to the varied styles within BOC’s sound. For Jake Saenz and John Bridgens 2014 was the most recent of several canoe trip weekends in SW Ontario. Many BOC songs have been debuted, rehearsed and perfected ’round the evening campfires in late spring. Plenty of BOC’s music has been shaped by the curves and banks of the creek, the smell of the tobacco fields and the laughter heard by the fire. Hence the name. Daniel, John and Jake founded Big Otter Creek in 2011 after years of performing under varied names as a trio acoustic act. Back in ’08 Dan recalls hearing a fan state “you and John were born to perform together.” A challenged accepted, considering John was on an extended stay in Canada, still making Auckland NZ his home. A year later, hearing Jake on bass, singing harmonies in the trio format, that same fan turned good friend Iain Young declared Jake to be the ‘missing piece’ – that the three of us together were a perfect fit. As Dan puts it: “I don’t know what I did to find the most amazing friends and musicians for Big Otter Creek but I’m extremely grateful they are in my life. It’s nearly impossible to find four guys who are so completely connected and happy onstage.” The rock solid rhythm section allows John and Dan to write in a wide range of styles within the general roots rock genre. They tend to split the lead guitar and harmonica parts between them, singing harmony to each other’s melodies and creating a warm, Eagles-style three-part harmony driven country rock / folk sound that has come to be expected from the group.

Big Otter Creek isn’t just a band, it’s a waterway that cuts through founding member Daniel Gagnon’s family farm. Everybody has fond memories of canoeing it yearly during Canada’s Victoria Day weekend, May 24 to Ontarians. For newest member of BOC, drummer Frank Locicero, 2014 was his first trip.

Frank’s grin says it all. “It’s a great weekend.” Frank joined the band in late 2013, bringing his hard rock drumming chops into BOC’s world of energetic folk country rhythms. “It was fun switching gears, we’re having a blast onstage.” It’s not hard to see Frank provides the ideal anchor to the varied styles within BOC’s sound.

For Jake Saenz and John Bridgens 2014 was the most recent of several canoe trip weekends in SW Ontario. Many BOC songs have been debuted, rehearsed and perfected ’round the evening campfires in late spring. Plenty of BOC’s music has been shaped by the curves and banks of the creek, the smell of the tobacco fields and the laughter heard by the fire. Hence the name.

Daniel, John and Jake founded Big Otter Creek in 2011 after years of performing under varied names as a trio acoustic act. Back in ’08 Dan recalls hearing a fan state “you and John were born to perform together.” A challenged accepted, considering John was on an extended stay in Canada, still making Auckland NZ his home. A year later, hearing Jake on bass, singing harmonies in the trio format, that same fan turned good friend Iain Young declared Jake to be the ‘missing piece’ – that the three of us together were a perfect fit.

As Dan puts it: “I don’t know what I did to find the most amazing friends and musicians for Big Otter Creek but I’m extremely grateful they are in my life. It’s nearly impossible to find four guys who are so completely connected and happy onstage.”

The rock solid rhythm section allows John and Dan to write in a wide range of styles within the general roots rock genre. They tend to split the lead guitar and harmonica parts between them, singing harmony to each other’s melodies and creating a warm, Eagles-style three-part harmony driven country rock / folk sound that has come to be expected from the group.

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