|5:00||IPOD Music in the Park|
|12:00||The Rock School band|
|9:00||The Carpet Frogs|
|Sunday||Ward Family Day|
|12:30||The Rock School band|
|3:00||Beauty and the Beast|
|3:45||The Dave Murphy Band|
|5:30||The Marc Joseph Band|
|Face Painters & Jugglers, Soccer demo, Zumba, Mime characters, Stilt Walker, Face painters, Animal and Reptile Show|
|Brampton Beast Mascot|
Hailing from the very birthplace of the venerable Canadian rock group it pays homage to, Road Apples formed in Kingston, Ontario during December 1992 and quickly established itself as the best, busiest and most sought after tribute show to The Tragically Hip.
The momentum the band was able to build in the first half of 1993 ultimately helped catapult it to national status and success. In the wake of its concerts, word spread quickly that this was a band that was worth the price of admission. From June 1993 until August 1998, the band members made their collective living touring Canada on a full-time basis. From Newfoundland to Vancouver Island and northern Alberta to upstate New York, the band logged thousands of miles as it amassed a resume of close to one thousand performances – leaving no doubt that Road Apples is a band that has earned its favourable reputation through years of hard touring.
After 5 years of essentially living on the road, the band made a conscious decision to scale down its schedule to enable the members to focus on other life pursuits. While remaining active from the fall of 1998 through to present day, the band has been more selective in the venues and events it has performed at.
As a result of Road Apples’ success in the mid-90’s, there has been a proliferation of other bands offering what is billed as a similar service to the market. However, there is one thing that ultimately distinguishes Road Apples from the other ‘Hip’ tribute bands: experience. Experience breeds confidence and confidence begets consistency. With thousands of live performances now under their belts, the members of this band have collectively honed their craft to a level unmatched by any of their competitors.
Road Apples: Canada’s most professional and celebrated tribute show to The Tragically Hip.
If you’re ready to rock – get ready for the Dave Murphy Band!
Formed by keyboardist and vocalist Dave Murphy in 1993, the band has entertained constantly ever since, having performed over 3000 times! The band is renowned for their musical ability and versatility, excelling in a wide range of styles including rock, blues, soul, funk and R&B.
Dave first honed his musical chops during a five year stint as a member of Ronnie Hawkins’ band The Hawks. Since that time Dave has performed with a wide range of other artists including the late, great Jeff Healey during the last five years of his tragically short career.
As bandleader of the house band at Healey’s Toronto nightclub, Dave hosted weekly performances with Jeff and a wonderful array of special guests like Edgar Winter, Ray Benson, Steve Lukather and Randy Bachman. Dave also toured worldwide with the Jeff Healey Blues Band, which Jeff affectionately referred to as “the best damned bar band in Canada.
As musical director of a tribute concert honoring Healey, Dave performed alongside the likes of Ian Gillan, Colin James and Jack Bruce.
He is a winner of Maple Blues Keyboardist of the Year. With his own band Dave has performed in almost every setting imaginable, from opening for James Brown to performing for Queen Elizabeth.
This band loves to play and it shows, so be ready for a good time and some great music with the Dave Murphy Band.
Cadence Grace, Ann Chaplin and Stacey Zegers have had major successes in their own right as solo female artists, but never imagined that together their collective talents would catapult them to an entirely new level as Runaway Angel.
Individually, they have toured Canada, the United States, Europe and Britain, opening for major acts like Dean Brody, Aaron Pritchett, One More Girl, Jessie Farrell, Aaron Lines, Terri Clark, Emerson Drive, and Doc Walker.
Their solo music has been featured on the likes of CMT, Disney, Much Music and Much More Music, as well as shows like Degrassi High, Dawson’s Creek, Joan of Arcadia, Naturally Sadie and MTV’s The Hills. Together the girls have a strong background in song writing and have become a dynamic writing force as a trio.
It all began in 2009 when Stacey and Cadence met on set during the filming of CMT’s Karaoke Star, where both were finalists and became fast friends. Cadence then met Ann at CCMA Week in 2011 and they clicked instantly.
In late 2013, the three friends joined forces and together Runaway Angel was born. Their group chemistry is palpable and their onstage energy is unforgettable.
The girls’ first online release in January 2014 titled ‘Our Story’ was the first song they wrote together as a trio and it landed them in the Regional Finals for the 2014 CBC Searchlight contest. Their spring industry showcase of all original material was a huge success and they followed it up with an appearance at Kee to Bala opening for major country artist Jason Blaine along with fellow Ontarian’s The Reklaws.
Summer of 2014 was filled with ground breaking experiences for the trio, who enjoyed their first opening spots as a group for Dierks Bentley and Tim Hicks, and played in the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase. They were invited to present an award at the Country Music Association of Ontario Awards and attended 2014 Country Music Week in Edmonton where they performed in the Coast to Coast Showcase at West Edmonton Mall.
This past fall saw some integral pieces of Runaway Angel’s team fall into place. They inked a deal with Ole’s Digital Division, signed a distribution deal with Southbound Records & eOne Entertainment Canada and added manager Casadie Pederson to their team. Ole will assist with YouTube content and management for the girls, who took an early shining to creating live covers and hilarious parodies of their favourite country songs. Using their love of social media, Runaway Angel has slowly cultivated a huge and dedicated fan base long before planning the release of their debut single, having many fans asking when the music is coming.
Well, that time is now. Slated for radio release on March 9th, their debut single ‘Run Angel Run’ was co-
written with Ole Publishing’s Bruce Wallace and produced by award winning producer Jason Barry. Stacey, Ann and Cadence are currently hard at work completing their EP, due out later this spring. Runaway Angel will return to Nashville in February, this time to play their first US Showcase at 12th and Porter during CRS (Country Radio Seminar).
With a perfect mixture of powerhouse vocals, poignant harmonies and infectious melodies, Runaway Angel is setting the stage for a breakout year. Their distinct flavour of friendship and fun, filled with their arsenal of experience and talent is sure to leave you wanting more.
Over the past 20 years, New Hollywood has entertained in venues all around the world. With the ability to always please a crowd, they have proven themselves in countless clubs, cruise ships, weddings and corporate functions. Their combination of clothing, stage presence, eclectic song list, and the talent to be able play any style of music makes them one of the best professional cover bands in the greater Toronto area.
If your next event requires live entertainment, contact New Hollywood to get more information; you can join the likes of companies such as The Brick, Imperial Oil, Cadbury, Big Brothers & Sisters plus many more that have had memorable experiences with New Hollywood.
The Rock School
Toni Gavrilovic’s Artist Development Program in Brampton featuring Salena, Lisa & Miguel. This program gears its students to improve performance skills through cover tunes and their own original material. These 3 students have rocked the stage across the GTA in such places as Starbucks, The Rose Theatre, Whole Foods Super Market, and various community events. Keep your eye on these talented teens, you might just hear them on your favourite radio station in the near future!
Few bands are as committed and dedicated to their craft as Freedom Train.
Freedom Train is proud to make music their living since 1989!
This power-trio features the four octave vocal range of vocalist / bassist Carl Jennings, the inventive two-piece kit drumming of Tim Jennings and the creative guitar stylings of Ed Mitchell.
Freedom Train continues to entertain audiences with their spin on classic rock, R&B, funk and original music. Performing over 200 shows annually, Freedom Train plays clubs, casinos, weddings, private parties and corporate events across Canada. www.freedomtrain.ca
Peterborough ON. born, Elyse Saunders is a country singer-songwriter, recording artist and FACTOR recording recipient. Looking back, Elyse always knew she wanted to pursue a career in music and made the decision to record her first CD right after she finished high school.
After making a couple of trips to Nashville with a producer from her hometown, she completed her first self-titled album. The album had Elyse recording with some of country music’s most talented, including producer Cyril Rawson, David Martin and country artist Lisa Brokop.
With the momentum of the first album, Elyse spent the past few years honing her skills as a performer playing on many stages including opening for ACM artist Deric Ruttan at her hometown’s famous outdoor music festival, co-writing with some of Nashville’s hit makers as well as Canada’s iconic talent, making many TV and radio appearances throughout Ontario including CP24, CHCH and she’s released numerous singles to country radio across Canada.
With all of the growth and creativity gained, Elyse was ready to record a second album and could do so after receiving a juried FACTOR recording grant. With a sound in mind for the songs she’d been writing, Elyse teamed up with producer Joel Feeney, three time CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) Record Producer of the Year, multi-JUNO, CCMA nominated and recorded at Toronto’s exclusive Orange Lounge Studio.
Elyse is an artist with a big dream and she’s been working hard to see it come to fruition. Recently you could see Elyse speaking to thousands of youth at the unparalleled event – WE DAY, winning a Chairman award through The Keg Spirit Foundation at their Montreal conference for her dedicated charity work, being selected for an industry showcase at CMAO’s “New Faces, Going Places” 2015, performing at multiple showcases during CCMA week (’14/’15), receiving a MARTY award nomination and has been a contender for CMAO’s Female Artist of the Year.
With new music ready to be heard, you could see Elyse touring across Halifax, NS. this past September making stops at many venues all leading up to the Canadian Country Music Awards 2015. Elyse Saunders calendar continues to grow as well as her social media platforms and fan base, it’s easy to see that this female country artist will be leaving tracks and carving out memories throughout her growing musical journey.
Steve Spring’s Uptown Express boasts a lineup of accomplished musicians who bring with them a high level of formal training, as well as impressive and wide ranging performance experience. Various members are graduates of music programs such as Humber College, York University, University of North Texas and the Paris Conservatory.
This power-packed 10 piece band plays the great Motown and R&B classics as well as contemporary hits with a big horn sound.
Nick Sinopoli for gigs to fill the nights when GZ wasn’t hosting the infamous Sunday night jam at Toronto’s legendary Lee’s Palace.
Sinopoli mentioned The Carpet Frogs’ existence to Canadian rocker Greg Godovitz (Goddo) who, after seeing them one night on his way home from a gig, did whatever he could to wrangle his way into the band.
Greg’s tenure with The Frogs lasted until 1996 and produced their sophomore release Frog Curry that charted nationally and garnered a US distribution deal with the now defunct Permanent Press.
The Frogs appeared in US venues in the northeast in support of the release and received glowing reviews from publications like Goldmine and Absolutely Indie.
The Carpet Frogs were nominated for Central Canada Independent Artist Of The Year at Canada’s 1995 Rock Awards in Toronto. The same year, they were nominated for Best Independent Act at the Q107 Rock Awards in Toronto.
In addition to being arguably the most in-demand band on the Toronto corporate circuit for more than a decade, The Carpet Frogs have performed for every organization from the Chartered Accountants’ Institute to the Young Presidents’ Organization. On occasion, The Frogs have been the band behind Ottawa-born blues-rocker Pat Travers and multi-Juno award winner Tom Cochrane.</p><p>In 1998, they hooked up with Canadian Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Member Burton Cummings after an impromptu jam at a local Toronto pub and became The Burton Cummings Band. The Frogs have since accompanied Burton to Winnipeg, Vancouver, Hawaii, Texas, and New York and appeared with him at the 1999-2000 millennium New Years’ Eve national CTV broadcast in Winnipeg and at the opening of the Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg in 2003.</p><p>The Frogs’ second release, Everything Is Beautiful, was recorded in 2003 and still continues to sell. As of this writing, their third independent CD release, Pretending To Fly, is in the can and is eagerly awaited by Frog fans everywhere.</p><p>2005 turned out to be a banner year for The Frogs which saw them accompanying Canadian Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Member and multi-million selling artist Randy Bachman, along with Burton Cummings, as Randy and Burton were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters’ Hall Of Fame in Toronto, the nationally televised 2005 JUNO Awards in Winnipeg with Randy and Burton, and an appearance at the worldwide broadcast of Live 8 in Barrie, ON with Randy that was included on the DVD of the concert.</p><p>In 2006, The Carpet Frogs became The Bachman Cummings Band and performed with Randy and Burton on their nationally televised CBC special and DVD “Bachman Cummings: First Time Around” and accompanied the two Canadian rock icons on a 17 city Canadian tour to rave reviews and was recorded for DVD to be released in the fall of 2006.</p></div><br /><br />
The Marc Joseph Band began early in 2008 when front man Marc Joseph started inviting fellow musicians on stage with him during his solo shows. Notoriety grew as more and more talented musicians came out to the shows to play alongside Marc every Friday night. This is when fate intervened and the pieces of the puzzle began to fit perfectly.
Marc Joseph found Andy Melo (lead guitar, backing vocals) at his side every show despite being only 19 at the time. Shortly followed by David Meffe a talented and charismatic drummer that gave Marc Joseph the perfect backbone needed to turn this little jam band into the foundations of an epic trio. It seemed the only thing missing was a bassist. Dave Ongena (Bass guitar, backing vocals) caught a show on the advice of a mutual friend. Within a few words the formation of a quartet was instantaneous – the chemistry was perfect.
The Marc Joseph Band quickly outgrew the smaller bars where hundreds would gather to see an unprecedented variety of high energy cover songs, regardless of genre, and made it their own. The frequency of shows increased, as more and more venues showed interest in this promising band. With a Latin set, dubbed “taco time” by fans, James McDonald (djembe, percussion) brought an additional unique flavour with his impressive hand rythms.
Opportunities continued to pour in for this humble band and within less than a year MJB was playing to packed venues of 600+ patrons while expanding into weddings, festivals and private/corporate events. With the addition of these upscale functions it was clear that a female vocalist would further increase MJB’s versatility. Luckily they met their beautiful and talented singer Alyssa Delurey (female lead vocals, backing vocals) at a bar they were booking. She was enjoying her weekly karaoke night while unknowingly impressing the five members of MJB. After setting the bar on fire, The Marc Joseph Band knew they had to have this young talented female vocalist on their team.
In a single year (2010) the six piece band performed in excess of 165 shows!! Perhaps you even saw them play the Nitro Nationals in Cayuga (Toronto Motorsports Park) on July 1st & 2nd as the only entertainers to 20,000 people. Fast forward to present day and you will find MJB merchandise worn by several fans on any given night, and an independent record deal in the works.
The Marc Joseph Band has just released their first single from their upcoming debut album entitled “Breathe” Recorded and Produced by Sascha Tukatsch (Platinum Blonde) mixed by Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush, Prince, Simple Plan, Dream Theatre) and mastered by Phil Demetro (Broken Social Scene, Hey Rosetta!, Great Lake Swimmers).
In three short years The Marc Joseph Band grew into one of the top booking bands in the Greater Toronto Area! This is when you say “this all sounds good in theory, but can they actually live up to this hype?” With tour opportunities in Portugal, the Caribbean, Las Vegas and Los Angeles all in the works, do yourself a favour and visit their website calendar and catch a LIVE SHOW to see what they do best!