THE FINEST IN RETRO POP, ROCK AND GROOVE
Featuring a dynamic male and female vocal team, a 3-piece horn section,
and super-tight rhythm section, 8-Track Mind is an experienced and
unique 9-piece pop, rock, and groove band that plays the best in
retro-dance and party music drawing from the 70’s and 80’s
- with the level of professionalism and polish you'd expect to find
in Montreal or New York.
With a song-list that includes material by Paul McCartney, Stevie
Wonder, Huey Lewis and the News, the B-52’s, Chicago, the
Doobie Brothers, Donna Summer, Eurythmics, Heart, the Bee Gees,
and so much more, 8-Track Mind delivers the great music you grew
up with, propelled by enough energy to light up any dancefloor.
As so many have said and the constant calls for encores suggest,
8-Track Mind may very well be the best pop/rock party and dance
band east of Montreal. The combination of repertoire, lineup, and
energy is unique – there is nothing quite like 8-Track
two artists are a unique combination. They have a deep love
for many different styles of music, from traditional Celtic folk
songs to jazz and classical, and have been inspired by the harp
to write original pieces, combing these styles. Together they
interweave voices and harps in a dynamic interaction that is both
spirited and moving. Whether performing alone or with other
instruments such as cello, bass and percussion, Ardyth & Jennifer
draw their audiences into an intimate musical journey that promises
to awaken the listener to a new sound from an ancient instrument.
for Iguana are four loud and proud Maritimers whose high energy
shows never fail at keeping the dance floor packed all night long.
Always ready to have a 'SOCIABLE!!!!!!' moment with the crowd, Beer
for Iguana brings you both yesterday's and today's most infectious
music. Whether you love maritime music, rock'n roll, classic rock,
or today's chart toppers, Beer for Iguana are a band of good time
enthusiasts you simply won't want to miss. So grab a beer, hit the
dance floor, and belt out some tunes with the boys from Beer for
If youíre hungry for great musical entertainment then Big Fish is
definitely the catch of the day. This lively acoustic quintet, noted
for their strong four part harmonies and expansive set list of all
your favorites, has been performing their unique show for over three
years through out the Maritimes. Audiences of all ages have been
fascinated by the creativity, powerful voices and showmanship of
Sarah Letcher, Peter Janes, Andy Gallant and Dale Letcher as they
bringing together songs from the 50ís to the present and covering
everything from musicals to maritime music. This group loves to
have fun and it shows!
Rising from the smaller pubs in Cape Breton, BITTERSWEET has grown
into a 6 piece Halifax-based band known for its versatility and
high-tempo shows. Featuring 6 vocalists and multi-instrument players,
the crowd is guaranteed to be entertained! Styles of music range
from fast-paced East coast favorites (Great Big Sea, Rankins) to
classic rock (Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Lynyrd Skynyrd) to country
rock (Steve Earl, Johnny Reid, Johnny Cash). They can also throw
in some shanties, celtic tunes, hard rock, French tunes and bluegrass.
well as a wide range of vocals, instruments include acoustic and
lead guitars, bass, drums, banjo, mandolin, hand ercussion, harmonica
and strum stick.
Gilles, Tara, Jean Marc and Julie all hail from Richmond County
in Cape Breton and Jason was born in Clare on the French Shore.
BITTERSWEET has been playing the local pubs and showrooms throughout
our province for several years. This band has entertained crowds
in other parts of Atlantic Canada, including New Brunswick and Prince
Edward Island. Their music has also taken them from Ottawa to Vancouver.
From a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in a small intimate Irish
pub to a black tie event at a large convention center, they’ll
provide a high-energy show everyone will remember!
born and bred, he proudly articulates that heritage in the content
of his progressive comedy act. While his content reaches out
to a broad audience, his Irish influenced Newfoundland lilt reveals
his background to the delight of those who loyally follow his performances.
Uniquely Atlantic Canadian....but appealing to all, Bob has created
a home-grown approach to the mix of comedy and quality music.
Spontaneous and versatile, he frequently adjusts to the emotion
and mood of the crowd his is performing for. Creating entertainment
for a variety of audiences has been a major factor in Bob's success.
Crowds big and small not only show their appreciation through unrestrained
laughter but also frequently join in by hand-clapping and singing.
of the traditional/pop scene, Donair Supply have crafted a high
energy performance with tight blended harmonies. These talented
group of musicians come from a wide variety of music styles, creating
a well rounded show for all types of audiences.
is the new band in the maritime music scene. The energy of a new
born combined with so much experience makes Hawco a show with no
limits. As you will see this band accommodates to everyone in the
crowd, singing fan favorites from U2 to the very best of home grown
is made up of Brian Smith (guitar,keys,vocals from New Brunswick),
Johnny Aylward (drums from Newfoundland), Gary Leblanc (bass and
vocals from Cape Breton), and Doug Hawco (guitar and vocals from
THERE'S A PARTY GOING ON " when Hawco is on stage, see you
at the show.
is a four piece group (or often five with fiddle) based in Halifax,
NS playing Classic Rock, Maritime/Celtic, Pop, Country, Reggae,
R&B, Funk, Latin, Folk & instrumental music. It's well-known,
seasoned members, from a variety of influences are sure to please
any crowd - Maritimes and beyond. Energetic and diverse music styles
make way for an attention grabbing, foot stompin' time that keep
its listeners with "fresh" ears. Check out Merimac's famous
improv Jams that will take you on a musical journey while burning
up your dancing shoes. You can't help but sing out loud and have
fun with this infectious bunch. Merimac relies on a large tried
and true set-list, experience from hundreds of shows and their raw
musical talents. Musical Styles & Variety is the spice and Merimac
makes use of its playing content from all genera from the 70's to
the music of today. More than just "a band" their semantics,
stage presence and interaction with the crowd transforms any night
into a "serious party". Merimac can also perform a full
Maritime based show available, invigorating all their songs with
a traditional "Celtic Edge".
in Halifax NS with their roots in Newfoundland, Plank’r
Down formed with a goal in mind: to get people up, dancing and
having fun-- or at least stompin’ yer foot. They are a 4
piece group (fiddle, acoustic/electric guitar, bass and drums)
that knows how to get the party started while doing what the Maritimes
do best, having a good time.
Plank'r Down includes (but are not limited to) song choices from
heavy hitters such as: Great Big Sea, The Fables, The Rankin Family,
Garth Brooks, The Tragically Hip, Steve Earle, REM and Mumford
& Sons. Traditional, East Coast favourites make up a large
part of the band's repertoire as well as a number of lively fiddle
Infusing a Maritime energy into songs both new and old, you’ll
feel like you’re visiting the shores of Newfoundland or
visiting a Cape Breton kitchen party.
McMullin and Jordan LeBlanc are Satori, a two piece acoustic duo
based out of Halifax, NS.
The duo was formed in 2013 after the members met at Dalhousie's
Music department. They have been performing around the HRM ever
since. With a wide repertoire of songs from the 60's-present day,
Satori combines their diverse influences to provide fun, upbeat
renditions of all your favorite hits. Styles are available for any
demographic, from pop, rock, and country to celtic/maritime, R&B
and funk. Notable for their two-part vocal harmonies, lead guitar
work, and personable demeanor,
Anthony and Jordan keep their audiences moving and singing along
in any atmosphere. Whether
its a bar or pub, private function, wedding or outdoor event, Satori
are your go-to guys
to get you on your feet.
Maritimes have been struck with an intensely magnetic band...Shaydid.
Based out of Halifax, NS, the talented and charismatic foursome
come together with fierce chemistry, playing everyone's favorite
rock tunes. With fervent energy on stage and their compelling sound,
Shaydid has lured fans from all over the country.
Mark, Darrin and Kirk have their priorities in order: to be the
best crowd pleasing, skilled musicians that they can be, to keep
raising the bar and to have a great time doing it!
Hill is a four-piece acoustic guitar based band with strong emphasis
on four part vocal harmony. Hailing from Newfoundland, Canada, this
band is revered throughout the country as the quintessential East
Coast group. This has been achieved by expanding their repertoire
beyond that of standard traditional songs to celebrating music across
the decades and genres. Their arrangement are now woven into the
fabric of East Canadian culture. They play 4 to 7 night per week
all year round from St. John’s Newfoundland to Toronto Ontario.
In addition to many other notable venues, Signal Hill has also been
twice to Moscow Russia to play the Hard Rock Café and the
Boarhouse Night Club. A current tour schedule can be found at www.signalhill.ca.
Campbell is the principal lead vocalist with a wide range spanning
over three octaves. He is the songwriter and manager of Signal Hill.
Jason also plays piano and 12-string guitar in the band. His singing
style and song writing are unique while clearly influenced by Sam
Cooke, Elton John and the beatles. Often playing piano and guitar
simultaneously while singing, Jason is a born showman who owns every
song he sings; original or cover.
Meadus is the bass player, secondary lead vocalist and a founding
member of Signal Hill. His voice is deep and rich. Jay’s playing
style is superb both visually and audibly; a true performer. He
is incredibly musical and has been a pioneer of Signal Hill’s
signature vocal arrangements.
Weale is the newest addition to Signal Hill and a final piece in
a puzzle that has prompted Signal Hill’s new global focus
in 2007. Jordie is a master of the acoustic guitar and the high
harmony singer with the band. He is a perfectionist musically and
a highly disciplined student of practice.
Chaplin is the drummer and bass player for Signal Hill. He also
shares a portion of the lead vocals in a tenor range. Terry’s
relative pitch is often mistakes for perfect. This allows him amazing
ability to call the changes of any tune in the repertoire while
playing drums. Terry is also proficient on every instrument in the
These four guys are set to entertain
with their variety of covers ranging from the classics to brand
new chart toppers. This Charlottetown based band started playing
in 2009 and after becoming one of PEI’s most sought after
bands, they decided to expand their circuit to include the rest
of Atlantic and Eastern Canada.
Aside from setting a very high musical
standard, Sunday Punch knows how to captivate any audience and always
leaves people wanting more.
Frequency is a new four piece, Halifax based group with a wide variety
of music and entertaining, high energy performances. The Frequencyhas
strong East Cost sound and features a mix of acoustic and electric
guitars, harmonica, keyboards and mandolin. Vocalists Kyle Boudreau
(guitars and harmonica), Jeff Hope (bass), Bennett Buell (guitars,
keyboards and mandolin) offer a diverse variety of vocal performances.
Add to that the back beat of the band, Chris Gillis (drums) and
you have a great entertainment package for all ages and venues.
NS is home to The Persuaders, a hot, high-energy, versatile rock
and roll band. They own a distinct sound that draws the audience
in for an all night party. Hard work and a deep affection for
their craft has made them one of the most popular local bands,
playing and entertaining in all of the best venues in Metro and
have recently been recognized for their efforts by winning THE
COAST MAGAZINE 2010 BEST IN MUSIC Readers Poll for best cover
of the year. As this electric outfit is famous for their ability
to impress audiences with vigorous performances and a dynamic
song list. Formed in 1989 they are still going strong and at the
top of their game.
The Persuaders define synergy. On stage, they transcend spectacular.
Their energy is infectious. Each member brings something special
to the mix. Front man, Maurice Aucoin has an exceptional voice
that is both opulent and powerful. He is a top shelf entertainer,
modest and magnificent who uses his agile and moving tone to win
over his audience. Jon Matheson's slick combination of solid guitar
playing and personality draws the audience to the stage. The rhythm
section is made up of two powerhouse players, Brian Zinck on bass
and Rob Francis on drums. Well known local veteran rocker, Brian
plays with a smooth and articulate style that is the perfect compliment
to Rob’s solid beat, that while dazzling with artistic stick
work, is the supreme muscle of the operation and steeped in potent
The Persuaders are indestructible. Their chemistry is undeniable,
their energy unmatched. Their relationship with their audience
is ardent and laced with charisma and influence. These are the
boys that bring you the ‘backstage boogie in your hometown
bar’ and continue to bring home the gold.
Quinn can be described as a renaissance entertainer. He is
one of the very few who can accomplish all that he does - alone
on stage. Tony has been in the entertainment business for
over twenty years. His show is versatile and has been performed
for a wide variety of audiences. From feature comedian at
the National Radio Awards in Toronto to performing at the 33rd Annual
Premiers Conference in Charlottetown, he easily adapts to the mood
of the audience. He writes and performed numerous voice overs
for television and radio, as well as industrial videos.
is hitting it hard and driving it home. Known for tremendous beats
and intense harmonies, this four piece ensemble brings a tremendous
amount of energy to the stage and involves its audience in every
show. UP! is really a simple mix of ingredients: Andrew Kazmel
hailing from Bedford, Nova Scotia is on lead vocals and rhythm
guitar. Peter Janes on bass guitar and backing vocals comes to
you all the way from Grand Falls-Windsor, NFLD. Calling the Island
of Cape Breton his home, Chris Iannetti takes to the stage rocking
out on lead guitar as well some lead and backing vocals and finally,
Evan Ferguson takes on percussion calling Fredericton, New Brunswick
home. These 4 lads have played for audiences far and wide and
have brought the party back home. You will hear music from Nelly
to Great Big Sea, Florida-Georgia Line to Dr. Dre, Guns &
Roses to Kings of Leon, Your experience with UP! will be anything
but ordinary. It’s time to get UP!