Brea Lawrenson and The Road Hammers took to the stage in Navan, Ontario Saturday night and it was a treat indeed!

Brea Lawrenson

Brea Lawrenson. Navan Fair 2017. Photo by Dale Sinclair

Brea Lawrenson kicked things off for the Navan Fair on Saturday night. The Ontario native was right at home onstage in Ottawa. Hailing from Carleton Place, she had quite the following in attendance on Saturday. Everyone was dancing and singing along to every song – even those of hers that were lesser known.

During her performance, Lawrenson broke out into Tom Cochrane’s “Life is a Highway”. This was met with uproarious cheers from the audience and everyone was dancing and… what can only be called yelling… right along!

Brea Lawrenson. Navan Fair 2017. Photo by Dale Sinclair

This was not my first time seeing Lawrenson in concert. She puts on an incredible performance. Her and her lead guitarist, Shawn McCullough, make an incredible duo. McCullough, a singer and song-writer on top of being a guitarist, has been known to add his vocals in with Brea, however on Saturday he performed as lead on a song and it was really well done! With Lawrenson providing back-up vocals, McCullough showed that he really is a man of many talents.

If I could ask for one thing from Lawrenson’s show, it would to be to switch things up a little. I feel that she gives a very similar performance at every venue, and I would love to see the different sides of Brea!


The Road Hammers

Chris Byrne of The Road Hammers. Navan Fair 2017. Photo by Dale Sinclair


The Road Hammers were quite the attraction at the Navan Fair Saturday night! They brought the energy right from the beginning! And it was only fitting that they performed their hit single “Mud” on a night that had some scattered showers, and definitely lots of mud to walk around in!

Composed of three independent Canadian country music artists, Jason McCoy, Clayton Bellamy and Chris Byrne, The Road Hammers is a fun act to take in and watch as three different, but very similar, worlds collide.

Jason McCoy of The Road Hammers. Navan Fair 2017. Photo by Dale Sinclair

Never having seen The Road Hammers in concert before, I was in a for a real treat! Each band member brings their own style and flair to the stage. This real “trucker” style music is definitely catchy and fun to listen and rock out to!

Watching this band perform, I felt like I had just come out of an episode of the hit T.V. Show Sons of Anarchy. Each band member would appear just as at home repping their local MC as they do onstage and getting the crowd amped up and energized!

Clayton Bellamy of The Road Hammers. Navan Fair 2017. Photo by Dale Sinclair

What I enjoyed most about The Road Hammers performance was that Jason McCoy did not take lead vocals for every song. Clayton Bellamy took over for a couple, and the different vocal styles certainly made for an interesting show! Bellamy and McCoy can both belt it out, and the sheer talent of these two is incredible!

If you get the chance, I would strongly recommend taking in this “trucker” band. It’s one hell of a show!