BARNSTORM 19 Lineup
Hey, my name is Slo’ Tom. I write crazy rollicking country songs – basically mini “how to” guides to getting drunk and gettting lucky! If that sounds up your alley (ya weirdo) then… We’re a four piece country band – acoustic guitar, chicken pickin’ electric, bass and drums. Lots of harmonies and funny lyrics. Slo’ Tom and the Handsome Devils formed around 2009 and our album “Musta Been a Pretty Good Night!” was released in October 2012. Our 2013 album “I’m Sick” received rave reviews and we had a song chosen by the Ottawa Citizen as one of the Top Ten releases of 2013. Good times!
Slo’ Tom: Guitar/Vocals
Rey Sabatin: Fancy guitars/Banjo/Mandolin/Mouth harp
Rob “Chops” Snazdell-Taylor: Bass
Jon “Killer” Kiely: Drums
The K&P Don't Run No More - Slo'Tom
KJ Thomas is bringing her first album of songs written in her unique style, played by a collaboration of talented musicians.
Area Resident is the music of Ottawa journalist Doug Hempstead, who records at home between splits shifts as a CBC radio traffic reporter. The songs are often based on stories he’s covered or has come into contact with as a reporter. They draw heavily from his Ottawa Valley upbringing. The Valley is where Doug’s music gets its finishing touches. Following the initial recording, the tracks are sent to producer/musician Jordon Zadorozny (Blinker The Star) at Skylark Park in Pembroke, for overdubs, mixing and to be produced and mastered.
Doug Hempstead: Drums/Vocals
John Higney (The Flaps): Guitars/Keys
Paul Jensen: Guitar
Kristy Nease: Bass
Some bands play like they’re the last rock and roll band on earth. The Bushpilots are one of those bands.
‘Swerve’ (2012), co-produced with Dave Draves, is the fourth album from Ottawa’s The Bushpilots, following the acclaimed debut ‘Sonic Scenery’ (2005) and the raucous ‘Fourteen Dollar Motel’ (2007) and the ambitious ‘Seven Ways to Broadway’ (2009). The Bushpilots have been tearing up stages at festivals and clubs alike in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec for almost a decade.
Steeped in severe rock and roll tradition and whip smart songwriting, ‘Seven Ways To Broadway’ features ten brand new original tracks and a hellfire cover of The Flying Burrito Bros. classic ‘Sin City’.
The Bushpilots, formed in 2002, have created an album that proves the band has an innate understanding of what it takes to make a rock and roll song work.
They like to call it analog rock and roll. Kinda like that old dial wall phone hanging in the basement, only louder.
Rob Bennett: Vocals, guitar and harmonica
Gilles Mantha: Drums
Jeff Monette: Bass
Tom Pechloff: Piano, organ and vocals
Glen Russell: Guitar and vocals
This raw and raunchy trio from Canada’s capital has been gathering a growing legion of fans, and a reputation for intense stage shows. Their sound is real rock’n’roll, with a roots-rock flavour. The band can easily do a rocking surf instrumental with the fervor of Dick Dale, and, in a heartbeat, shift gears to roll right into a rockin’ rockabilly rave up, or a Stooges influenced, feedback infused, pounding rock’n’roll song. Since forming in the summer of 2005, this trio has been regularly playing many of Ottawa’s live music venues, as well as traveling to play various clubs in Toronto, Montreal, London, Hamilton, Peterborough, and several other towns in Southern Ontario. They performed at the 2008 Ottawa Blues Festival, one of the most popular music festivals in North America. Their original material, as captured in their recordings (see below) matters most, but for their live shows, the band likes to have fun by whipping out some heavily “Evil-ized” versions of songs by the likes of Max Webster, Dick Dale, Black Sabbath, Tom Waits, Deke Dickerson, Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn, Link Wray, and, even Alice Cooper.
Dave Kerr: Guitar and Lead Vocals
Janice Fitzsimmons: Bass, Lead and Backing Vocals
Jeb Bond: Drums, Background Vocals
The Reverb Syndicate was formed in late-2005 in Ottawa, Canada with the simple concept of exploring and re-imagining the music of groups from The Ventures to Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet via the soundtracks of old spy movies. This concept has led them to four independently-released albums, heavy gigging throughout Ontario and Quebec, recurring gigs in New York City, and two UK tours.
In 2006, they introduced the masses to their blend of sixties spy movie music and classic surf rock with their debut album, “Operation: Jet Set!”. In 2007, they blasted off into the stars with the space-themed “Sputnik A-Go-Go”. In 2011, it was back to the wild west with “Mondo Cacti”, where spaghetti westerns reign supreme.
Now The Reverb Syndicate is ready to begin a new adventure, one that finds our heroes pitted against an evil uprising of the Commodore 64 (spoiler alert: the machines win). Let the “Odyssey” begin…
Mike Bradford: Lead guitar & Commodore 64
James Rossiter: Rhythm guitar & Keyboards
Jeff Welch: Bass
Michael Sheridan: Drums & Shouting
A survivor of the 1970’s disco boom, Elorious Cain has a reputation of spinning an uncommon variety of new genres with ease. According to Jennifer Hartley in Ottawa Life Magazine “Cain is the eclectic and effervescent DJ who has trained some of the world’s most renowned DJs but who himself thankfully refuses to take his groove away from the Capital”. His show “The Groove” is often called “CKCU’s flagship disco show”. It remains as much a current source of discotheque music as it has for the last 38 years.