Roots, Blues, World and Beyond…Matt Smith is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Come out for a night of world class fingerstyle, flatpicked and slide guitar, not to mention some killer mandolin playing.
With two full length recordings of original music and a vast repertoire his own unique interpretations of of Blues, Jazz, World and many Classics you are sure to have a great night of high level musicianship delivered with an intimate down-home feel.
Ben Vandergaast is a 22 year old singer and piano virtuoso. Still relatively new to the local music scene, he is getting widespread recognition for his large repertoire of piano hits - delivering highly-applauded covers of Supertramp, Billy Joel, Elton John, The Guess Who, Queen, and much, much more. Don’t miss this young up-and-comer’s all-request show at Caper’s in Belleville!!Visit Artist Website
Vince Thornton is a classically trained pianist and self-taught guitarist who currently fronts the Quinte area trio, The Pitiless Fools. On this occasion, he will be performing stripped-down, unplugged classics in an intimate setting by artists ranging from David Bowie and The Police to Tom Petty and The Tragically Hip.Visit Artist Website
Scottish duo The Jellyman's Daughter lands squarely in the middle of a strange crossroads between bluegrass, post-rock, folk and soul. Mixing their unique vocal harmonies with wild and visceral cello, driving guitar and sweet mandolin, Emily Kelly and Graham Coe write their songs together with a focus on doing something new.
"Graham can make his instrument as percussive as a drum, as grounded as a bass or as sweet as a fiddle... when Kelly and Coe sing together, their harmonies squeeze the heart.” - Alan Morrison, The Herald Scotland
“Originality by the bucketload” - Maverick Magazine
“Their sound is fresh, personal and well worth a listen” - Folk Radio UK
Brother and sister duo, Caleb and Megan Hutton started playing music together as Instant Rivalry(IR) while attending high school. The Highway - a track off their first album – remained on the independent charts for nine weeks, peaking at number two and received international radio play.
Since their last album, IR has toured Canada (opening for acts such as Tanya Tucker, Clint Black, Prairie Oyster, The Trews, Jefferson Starship, Honeymoon Suite, Tyler Shaw, Marshall Dane and Sarah Cripps). They are often in Nashville, TN to perform and write songs, as they are active members of the Nashville Songwriting Association International. Both Caleb and Megan are the musical composers, lyricists and producers behind Instant Rivalry’s music.
Instant Rivalry won The Next Country Music Star Talent Search 2015. Trevor Lammas, of Sony Music Canada, called their song, Little Old Farmhouse, one of the best songs he had ever heard. Bruce Sutton, the stage manager of Havelock Jamboree, said you better enjoy seeing them now before you have to pay big bucks to see them again.
Sam Loaker is a singer songwriter from Norwich, England. For years, Sam toured up and down the country playing with acts such as Ed Sheeran and Josh Weller (from The Kenneths). Now living in Canada, Sam has started playing music again, releasing a 3 song EP. Now with a second EP ready to record, Sam is touring Ontario to see who wants to listen to songs that sound something like nursery rhymes for adults.Visit Artist Website
Nolan Hubbard boldly emerges as vocalist, guitarist and composer of evocative acoustic-pop masterpieces with the forthcoming release of his debut album and his moving and memorable lead-off single Today.
The album was recorded in Nashville alongside top session players, and was produced by Canadian industry veteran Douglas Romanow. The time spent in Music City USA proved to be edifying and encouraging for Hubbard, as he felt both in awe of the surroundings but also emboldened by the experience – awed by the significance of being one of the mecca’s of the music business, but also emboldened because he came to realize that he had what it took as a songwriter and player to hang with some of the world’s best. For full bio see artist link.Visit Artist Website
Singer-songwriter-pianist Jeffery Straker performs over 100 shows per year across Canada. He has recorded for CBC radio’s ‘Canada Live’, had a music video chart in the top 10 on Much More Music Canada and has toured internationally as far as Peru, Mexico and Chile. His tour stops range from intimate house concerts to club and theatre shows and include recent sold-out concerts with several Canadian symphony orchestras, performing his own songs. Canadian Musician Magazine has said, “Very much an artist to watch” while the Chicago Free Press has written, “Rufus Wainwright, as well as k.d. lang are among the Canadians making essential and beautiful music. Add the name Jeffery Straker to that list”.Visit Artist Website
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"David Stone's songs are carefully written and could easily stand alone as poetry. The fact that he can accompany them with strong melodies that lend themselves to sing-alongs, a voice just this side of gravelly, and delicate guitar work when the occasion calls for it makes Stone a quadruple-threat." - Rachel Cholst (Adobe and Teardrops).
When it comes to storytelling, Brock Zeman is a master craftsman. The Canada-based singer-songwriter has spent the past 12 years carving and chiseling Americana soundscapes, drawing from roots-rock and alternative country. But what separates Zeman from his contemporaries isn’t a willingness to speak truth – it’s his unwillingness to conform to the rules of Nashville and the traditional framework of genre. What gives Zeman’s stories force isn’t that he’s just singing a narrative – he’s living it.Visit Artist Website
Taylor Angus is one of Canada’s brightest new talents. A gifted young singer and songwriter whose music seamlessly blends jazz, folk, and soul, Taylor has achieved a lot before being old enough to finish high school. A self-taught musician, she taught herself Guitar,
Piano, The Dulcimer, and 6 other instruments by ear and discovered songwriting two years ago.
Just a little over a month after Taylor performed at Bluesfest, she flew to Los Angeles to record five original songs at Interscope Studios with legendary producer Thom Panunzio. These recordings and Taylor’s natural charisma as a performer helped attract the attention of the Canadian Music Industry and was offered a management deal in 2015.
Recently Taylor has decided to part with the management company and pursue her career without a label.Visit Artist Website