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Cuff the Duke’s Union has been released

As promised, Cuff the Duke’s Union has been released as the second part of a two part album project that began with the release of Morning Comes. The two albums relate lyrically and visually. A number of the songs on the new album act as a response to the songs from Morning Comes. Union’s ‘Rise Above’ relates to ‘Standing on the Edge’ and ‘Something For Free’ relates to ‘Time Is Right’. Basia Bulat guests on album stand-outs ‘Side By Side’ and ‘Stay’.

“On Union, we moved away from our usual-sounding song structures, rock solos and harmonies by adding more sonic textures,” says the band’s Wayne Petti. “Morning Comes was more acoustic-based, this album is more electric-based. Instead of trying to find the perfect tone, it was more about exploring interesting sounds.”

Cuff the Duke started out in Oshawa before making the move to Toronto in 2002. Their debut album, Life Stories For Minimum Wage was released on Three Gut Records, at the time one of the most exciting indie-labels in Canada. Their second and third albums, Cuff The Duke and Sidelines And The City respectively, were both released on Hardwood Records alongside label mates Basia Bulat and Hayden. Their fourth album, Way Down Here was co-produced by Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor at his beautiful barn studio in rural Ontario and was Juno nominated for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. Their fifth album, and Paper Bag Records debut Morning Comes was also Juno nominated for Adult Alternative Album of the Year and was co-produced by Greg Keelor.


Sarah Slean: Part of Orchestra London

Multiple Juno & Gemini-nominated singer, songwriter Sarah Slean headlines the opening Red Hot Weekends season concert, featuring members of The Beauties & Flash Lightnin’, who will give us a sneak preview of some of their upcoming performances this season with Orchestra London.

Click here for an interview by James Reaney with Sarah Slean about the upcoming show

Click here to see Sarah’s latest video “Set it Free”

Red Hot Weekends is among London’s most popular events. World-class artists, rock ensemble, and full symphony orchestra perform classic rock & pop music, all in a licensed, fun, and relaxed setting. Experience your favourite music all over again at this unique series of concerts at Centennial Hall.
The main floor and mezzanine levels have Table Seating (10 seats per table) instead of traditional row seating. Beverages and food are permitted on the main floor and mezzanine levels (tables) but not in the balcony.

Centennial Hall Red Hot Weekends main floor & mezzanine map

Centennial Hall Red Hot Weekends balcony map

Tickets will be available at the door both nights one hour prior to concert time. Online sales close 24 hours before a performance.
Advance Ticket Price: $32.12-$61.77, plus applicable charges.