David Gogo's groove-fueled blend of blues and rock is the basis for a singular and storied music career. His songs have been featured in film and television and are regularly played on blues radio programs the world over. He has earned numerous Canadian blues accolades, including five JUNO nominations, a Western Canadian Music Award, a CBC Saturday Night Blues Award, and multiple Maple Blues Awards. He has thirty years of performing and hundreds of thousands of tour miles under his belt. He's played on stage with Johnny Winter, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Albert Collins and Bo Diddley. He has opened for George Thorogood, ZZ Top, The Tragically Hip, Buddy Guy, Charles Bradley, Robert Cray, and Jimmy Vaughan among many others. Gogo can swap road stories for as long as you can listen!
An award-winning guitarist-singer-songwriter, considered one of Canada's most electrifying and versatile guitarists, Cécile plays an average of 150 shows per year. She is quickly earning a stellar reputation and a place alongside Canada’s current roster of great guitarists. Powerful and raw with an exceptional stage presence, she is a force of nature whose lyrics and sound make for an enthralling and intimate experience.
She has released four albums to critical acclaim, has been commissioned by the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (Home, a song on immigration) and was awarded the 2013 SPACQ Foundation Edith Butler Award for Excellence in French Songwriting for Gris (2012). She’s been nominated for five Maple Blues Awards in the last two years, and three more this year - Guitarist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.
Tas’ career began after he left the U.S. Navy and teamed up with a former shipmate from Arkansas who taught him how to play “real deal” Country Blues. He then got introduced to the great Sun Records sound and later added elements of Blues Rock to his unique sound. He started performing and recording and now has 7 albums to his credit including his latest “Simmered & Stewed”.
“Raucous, rowdy, gentle, sweet, eccentric, quirky, and outright irreverent” are all words that have been used to describe Tas’ music. He also goes into schools, hospitals and community centres on a regular basis to give Blues Education Workshops. In 2014 he received the prestigious “Keeping The Blues Alive” Award from the Blues Foundation for his work. Tas is coming to us fresh from a major Blues Benefit Concert for the victims of Hurricane Maria held in New York City on November 21 where he will be sharing stage with artists like Alexis P. Suter, Vanessa Collier and Slam Allen.
Tas is bringing his drummer and harmonica player from his band The Tortured Souls with him and will be joined by Maple Blues Award winners Murray Kinsley on guitar & vocals & Leigh-Anne Stanton on bass – the two founding members of the great Ottawa Blues Rock band Wicked Grin. Wicked Grin won the Maple Blues Award for Best New Group in 2014 and have been on a tear since. Leigh-Anne won the MBA for Bass Player Of The Year in 2015. They have recently returned from major tours through the U.S. and Europe.
“Half The Time” from the album “You Keep The Money”
Wicked Grin YouTube
“Outta Time Train” from the album “Shame On Me”
A great chance to rehearse new material, gain stage experience, and opportunities to sit in with other performers. You also get to meet new people, and enjoy the music! A small PA is available, bring small amps for guitars, and other amplified instruments.
Doors open at 6:30 pm. For more information go to www.loyalblues.ca
Dance Dance Dance
In the meantime, we'd like to remind you that we're hosting the late night at the OSDS Anniversary dance and would like to see you there!
Stay tuned and thanks so much for your understanding.
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This new CD is packed with amazing talent. Fronting the band is both Rebecca Noelle (La Voix, The Peptides, David Gogo, and The Rumours) and Jeff Rogers (The Cooper Brothers and Silver Creek) on vocals. Both musicians have very successful careers on their own but have decided to bring their talents to the project.
With a sonically monumental performance and an energizing visual display, The Commotions command every room they play, drawing in audiences with their sizzling brass section, thumping backbeat, and sensitive ballads.
Come and join us for our CD release party at Ottawa's Babylon Nightclub on December 1.
Marc Charbonneau / Ken MacMillan / Mike Berndt / Ron Holdich / Carl Bastien
A live music showcase and charity event featuring three of Ottawa's exciting female-led bands preforming original music!
Your MCs for the evening: LeeAnn Margaret and Terry Steeves, two of Maiden Canada's founding members and women in music, will be your hosts, presenting the following live bands:
8pm: Leslie Rohonczy Band
10pm: O Neptune
Got an extra purse or two hanging around your house? Fill it with anything a woman might need: gloves, socks, kleenex, feminine hygiene products, chapstick, etc. and bring it to the PURSE POWER event as a contribution! All purses will be distributed to the following local women's shelters just in time for the Holiday Season!
Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa - Young Women's Shelter:
St. Joe's Women's Centre:
Interval House Ottawa:
Nelson House of Ottawa-Carleton:
Cornerstone Housing for Women:
Harmony House (2nd stage women's shelter):
All are welcome to attend, ADMISSION IS FREE, and if you contribute a purse, it will be gratefully accepted! Come and discover some amazing members of Ottawa's Live-Music Scene, while contributing to a worthy cause! We hope to see you there!