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Danny Michel

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 @ 7 pm

Old Town Hall, Aylmer, ON

Ticket $30

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Terra Lightfoot

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 @ 7 pm

Old Town Hall, Aylmer, ON

Ticket $30



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ask me somethin’

five musicians five singers four writers = ask me somethin’

Somewhere, later in life, you wake up one morning and realize you’ve had a belly full of compromise, time  is no longer squander-able, and telling it like is becomes paramount.  ask me somethin’ brings you original songs and stories, weathered truths, some shiny new pearls, stuff that’s earned.  All delivered with the skill and passion that comes with experience.  Members of ask me somethin’ fill the room with  warmth and humour, skill and passion that comes with living life to the fullest and playing from the heart.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 @ 7 pm

Old Town Hall, Aylmer, ON

Ticket $30




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Emm Gryner

Friday, June 10, 2022 !

7pm Old Town Hall, Aylmer, ON

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Emm Gryner is an award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and best-selling author. Emm sang and played keyboards in David Bowie’s band, and appears on numerous recordings, including his landmark 1999 SNL appearance, Bowie at The Beeb and Toy. Bowie’s acclaimed Glastonbury 2000 documents her performance in front of more than 100,000 fans at Worthy Farm. With her own band, she shared arena stages with Def Leppard, and she also helped bring the first music video recorded in outer space to the world.

Detroit radio formed the soundtrack of Emm’s life and career and her forthcoming record is a celebration of that music. From Motown, jazz and pop, to Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac and The Doobie Brothers, Business & Pleasure is infused with the sunshine soul and stellar playing of the late 70s and early 80s.

The evening in Aylmer will be a solo performance with special guest jazz and rock guitarist Jaron Camp. Emm will perform songs from her career, her celebrated time with Bowie and include her infamous cover songs by everyone from Joni Mitchell and Def Leppard. There will be stories and Emm will be available for signing her acclaimed book “The Healing Power of Singing” after the show.

Steven Page

Steven Page’s distinctive and powerful voice is among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. He is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame with former bandmates, Barenaked Ladies, the award-winning band he co-founded. As one of the principal songwriters and lead singer, Steven spent twenty years with the group, touring the world and selling millions of albums.

Sarah Smith

Saturday, March 19, 2022 !

7pm Old Town Hall, Aylmer, ON

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For Sarah Smith, the time has come to say more, show more, and share an even deeper truth with her fans, courtesy of her brand new album, Unveiling.

Sarah has always been vulnerable in her songwriting – she doesn’t know how to do it any other way. Unveiling takes that openness to a deeply personal new level as Sarah sings about love, loss, and having the courage to trust in her own voice.

Unveiling is Sarah’s fifth studio album, following A Christmas Wish (2018), 11 (2016), The Journey (2014), and Stronger Now(2012). She also released her live album Live In Concert in 2018, and the live DVD Sarah Smith: Plugged and Unplugged in 2015. In addition to her full-length albums, she regularly releases stand-alone singles and music videos.

Recorded at London, Ontario’s EMAC Studios and Second Records in St. Thomas, Ontario, Unveiling is unmistakeably a pop/rock album. The 15 tracks draw on Sarah’s ‘90s rock influences and once again display her characteristic knack for writing hooks and singalong melodies. From the infectious ‘Beautiful Disaster’ and ‘Divine Intervention’ to the hard driving ‘You Don’t Get My Love’ and the haunting ballad ‘The Hider,’ the record is Sarah and her band pushing from a harder foundation, digging deeper and unleashing intense, pent-up emotions.

As Sarah says in the album liner notes, the songs are about opening yourself to a new future, and believing that the right road lies ahead. It’s a truth she’s come to know the hard way through years of spiritual and musical development.

Music is Sarah’s full-time passion. She continues to tour prolifically, playing around 300 dates per year in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Along the way, she has shared the stage with artists including Carole Pope, Sass Jordan, Biff Naked, Emm Gryner, Joel Plaskett, David Wilcox, 54-40 and many others. Whether it’s just her and her acoustic guitar or her full band, she is simply a mesmerizing performer.

She has also recently begun to play in the Caribbean, and has performed in musical stage productions at Petrolia Playhouse Theatre – challenges that have broadened her stage presence and songwriting acumen. Her social activism includes playing shows and sharing her story in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Addictions Services of Thames Valley, My Sister’s Place, Anova, and Vanier Children’s Services.

Sarah has won many awards throughout her career. She was named Best Adult Contemporary Artist at the Toronto Independent Music Awards, and has earned multiple honours at the Jack Richardson/Forest City London Music Awards, including the Rock and Singer/Songwriter awards.

With Unveiling now available, Sarah is looking forward to what comes next, trusting that her music will take her and her listeners where they need to go.

 

Carl Dixon

Carl Dixon remains one of Canada’s stellar rock voices. He’s a musician, composer and inspirational speaker. Carl joined CONEY HATCH in the 80’s opening for Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Peter Frampton, Ted Nugent, Accept and Rush. Since then Carl’s written music for film and television, had a solo career, was lead singer of The Guess Who and played in April Wine.

Spencer MacKenzie

Saturday, February 29, 2020
‘New Artist of the Year’ Maple Blues Award winner, Spencer MacKenzie, has an insightful musical expression emerging from his body and the only explanation is an old soul residing within!

a really Retro CROONER Christmas

Friday,  November 29, 2019
the PERFECT kickoff for the holiday season.

Join us for a cool evening of lot’s of surprises, great stories and swingin’ tunes. We take you on a journey back to those 50’s/60’s Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra style Christmas Specials. The show features 2 hours of stories, popular standards of the era as well as a whole lotta Christmas Music…

This show brings together Crooners Rick Kish & Connor Boa, those fabulous Croonettes and our 3 piece band – The Nevin Campbell Trio. Come Celebrate the Holidays in CROONER Style.

U.N. Jefferson

Saturday, November 9, 2019

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