Friday night was a very rainy but that didn’t stop the fans from lining up for the SOLD OUT LAUV concert Fortune Sound Club.
Every Friday night the National Arts Center’s revitalized Fourth Stage plays host to emerging artists from across Canada for ‘Friday’s at the Fourth’. The casual atmosphere of this new stage lends itself well to artists of all genres. This past Friday a sold out crowd was beyond entertained by the wildly talented Rebecca Noelle and opener Kayla Diamond.
Night two of the Grey Cup Festival concert series was set to highlight a pair of Alternative bands, Reuben and the Dark and Sloan, and a fun party band out of Toronto, Dwayne Gretzky, that was intended to warm up the crowd…but in the end it would be Gretzky that would steal the ball and take it all the way to the end for the night winning touchdown.
November 18, Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar played the NAC Fourth Stage, and the intimate setting leant itself to a great show for the 10 piece band. Samantha is exploring a new sound, taking Delta Sugar from a 5 piece to a 10 piece, and it works! Samantha’s roots/soul/blues sound has just been taken up a couple of notches.
The Hamilton based husband and wife duo Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, better known as Whitehorse, are known for their passionate performances on stage, and it was no different on Tuesday night at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
With production now wrapped on the inaugural season of THE LAUNCH, CTV has unveiled the first 30 artists selected to participate in the all-new, six-part musical series slated to premiere in mid-season. Introducing Canadians from across the country to THE LAUNCH‘s astonishing array of aspiring artists.
Beautifully blended soulful blues, rhythmic R&B, modern rock riffs and rootsy folk make the Toronto based, Julian Taylor Band (JTB) experience something worth putting your busy life on hold for; even if it is just for a few moments.
Cover photo: Jessica Wedden performs during Marvest 2017. Photo: Derek Mellon
Saturday couldn’t have been a better afternoon for Marvest, the free portion of CityFolk that brought several short performances to untraditional venues over the span of Bank St. The venues were all within walking distance of each other, and combined with the unusually warm September weather, it made for a magical musical adventure unlikely to be soon repeated.