NORFOLK HAS TALENT
Saturday October 25, 2014 at 7:30pm
RUTH - A Musical Drama
Sunday November 2, 2014 at 7:30pm
Carlos del Junco and The Blues Mongrels FEATURING KEVIN BREIT
Saturday November 8, 2014 at 8pm
It has been almost 10 years since Carlos del Junco has played in Port Dover. Dugg Simpson, Artistic Director for several years at the Vancouver Folks festival said: Carlos is one of those players whose music is so advanced that when it comes to awards, it's either retire the category or rephrase the question to "Best Harmonica Player Not Named Carlos". This includes two Gold Medals from the Hohner World Harmonica Championship in Trossingen, Germany, as well as multiple national awards in Canada which includes Carlos' eight time Harmonica Player of The Year wins out fifteen years of the Maple Leaf Blues Awards.
To say he plays the harmonica is like saying "Jimi Hendrix plays guitar". He blows the blues harp through a prism -- suddenly it seems he's holding every colour in the musical rainbow right there in his hands.
Simultaneously sophisticated and raw, his playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz (hence the name for his band "The Blues Mongrels", they could just as well be called "The Jazz Mongrels"). The emphasis is on blues, but they are not afraid to merrily traipse off in other directions delivering a seamless fusion of New Orleans second line grooves, jazz swing, Latin, hip-hop or ska melodies, to swampy roots rock.
The Blues Mongrels are: Kevin Breit (rare live show performance with the Blues Mongrels!) on guitars and bassist Henry Heillig. Get ready to trash all you thought you knew about the harmonica. The Blues Mongrels deliver a no-holds-barred display of fun and melodic virtuosity.
PROFESSOR LOUIE AND THE CROWMATIX
Saturday November 15, 2014 at 7:00pm
Saturday November 22, 2014 at 8pm
"Beatlemania Revisited" celebrates the look, sound and excitement of The Beatles in concert! All songs in "Beatlemania Revisited" are performed "note for note" by the amazing cast members who are further augmented with full costumes to truly capture the spirit of the John, Paul, George and Ringo. From their famous 1964 appearance on the Ed Sullivan television show all the way through to the Abbey Road era, you'll hear over 30 Beatles songs including "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" "Ticket to Ride" "Yesterday" "Penny Lane" "Help!" "A Hard Day Night" "Yellow Submarine" "Eleanor Rigby" and of course "Hey Jude" amongst the many audience favourites. "Beatlemania Revisited" prides itself on musical authenticity and only utilizes vintage instruments and amplifiers in their show. This includes Vox amplifiers and Ludwig drums, alongside Rickenbacker, Gretsch and Gibson guitars.
Video link: http://youtu.be/TPXBaOKXEBQ
Harmonize the World
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2pm
Enjoy an Afternoon Listening to Old-time Favourites, Gospel and more!! Also Featuring Our Young Women In Harmony!!
Elvis - A Christmas Special
Saturday November 29, 2014 at 7:30pm
For one magical night, join us as we celebrate the holiday season with Elvis - A Christmas Special featuring International Multi-Award Winning Elvis Tribute Artist Pete Paquette with Toronto's Finest Rudy and the Angels Showband. Don't miss this unforgettable show packed with the King's greatest Christmas carols and songs of inspiration.
Friday December 5, 2014 at 7:30pm
Jacob Moon has won acclaim for his songwriting, and artists such as Ron Sexsmith and Queen are fans of his work. He tours Canada, the US and Europe relentlessly, bringing his unique brand of one-man show to delighted audiences everywhere. His mastery of live looping technology (where he is able to record what he is playing in real time and create symphonies of sound), has earned him scores of fans online, where his popular YouTube videos have been seen by over 600K people.
Jacob Moon and his 7-piece band will perform selections from Jacob's newly reissued award-winning Christmas CD, 'This Christmas' and the show will feature guest violinist Trevor Dick.
Visit the new www.jacobmoon.com for more details on Jacob and his music.
JACK DE KEYZER AND BAND
Saturday December 13, 2014 at 8pm
From the Arctic Circle to Puerto Escondido, Mexico; from Athens, Greece to Hornby Island, BC, virtuoso guitarist, Jack de Keyzer plays the blues world wide. One of Canada's most awarded and in demand blues guitarists, he has released 9 CD's and 1 DVD. An exciting live performer, soulful vocalist and world class song writer, de Keyzer performs an average of 180 shows per year and has brought audiences to their feet at many major Jazz and Blues Festivals including the Montreal Jazz Fest, Blues Sur Seine (France) The Ottawa Blues Festival and Puerto Blues, (Mexico). Much celebrated , de Keyzer has won the Juno twice in 2003 and 2010 (Blues Album of the year) and been nominated 5 times. He has won 7 Maple Blues Awards, 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition and CBC's Great Canadian Blues Award from a poll of radio listeners. Always touring with an incredible band, Jack will have you rocking in your seat to his hot blues, soulful r&b and cool soul jazz. World class. Jack de Keyzer
"If Jack de Keyzer was from Chicago, New York or LA, he'd be famous" Bob Dylan
"The finest blues guitarist in Canada" Jeff Healey
Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10pm
Diesel Dog has been performing at festivals, fairs, events, and clubs for the past 15 years with over 1000 shows under their belt. They have a great big danceable energy; a funky intensity that always gets the crowd on their feet and into the music. Their show is full of improvisational twists and turns, anchored by one of Ontario's tightest rhythm sections.
We've been headlining or doing the late night sets at the Come Together Music Festival for the last 15 years as well as headlining the Big Rock music Festival for 4 years. Highlights for the band include opening spots for Little Feat , Col. Bruce Hampton Ret. and Johnny Winter and last summer they were invited to do 2 separate sets at Mumford and Sons' Gentlemen of the Road Festival. Hard work has helped Diesel Dog develop a strong regional following and have just finished a 4th all original CD. An east coast Canadian/American tour has been booked for this summer and they are looking forward to another busy spring, summer and fall in 2014.