Experience the Sound and Soul of Tower of Power and The Greatest Horn Hits of the 70s! Oakland Stroke recreates the sound and soul of fabled Bay Area band, Tower of Power! Hear TOP classics like: You're Still a Young Man, Down to the Nightclub, You've Got To Funkifize, and many more.
Brad Battle is no stranger to the Niagara Music Scene. He has performed continuously over the past several years at local establishments, festivals and events, building momentum along the way. With an ever-growing fan following and two 2017 Niagara Music Awards under his belt (Country Artist Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year) Battle shows no signs of stopping.
Chicago, IL - Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi Pisano have announced that The Official Blues Brothers Revue will appear at Fonthill Bandshell on Thursday, August 23. The duo, comprised of Kieron (Elwood Blues) Lafferty and Wayne (Jake Blues) Catania, were hand-picked by Aykroyd, Belushi Pisano and original Blues Brothers Musical Director, Paul Shaffer to carry the torch first lit by the iconic duo of Aykroyd and John Belushi on Saturday Night Live in 1978 and later immortalized in the eponymous blockbuster 1980 film directed by John Landis.
Buddy Holly songs were among the first songs Gavan Rousseau ever learned as a toddler. It is all a product of Gavan’s natural “old soul” and upon discovering Buddy’s music his desire to know more lead him to “The Return of Buddy Holly”.
What happens when eight of Canada’s most in-demand musicians and singers gather together out of a common love for one of the most successful pop/rock groups of all time? Brass Transit – a dynamic, crowd-pleasing, studio-tight powerhouse, and the world’s foremost CHICAGO tribute!
Much loved for her spectacular Patsy Cline concerts, Leisa Way literally erupts onto the stage in a flurry of feathers, fringe and bejewelled finery. The one-liners and commentaries that Way delivers throughout the tribute are entertaining and hilarious. However the real magic lies in hearing Way sing Dolly's songs.
The Intentions perform with the same energy, urgency, and passion as their inspirations: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Jackson 5 and so many more. The 11-piece band was assembled to authentically capture the driving sound that characterized Motown and Stax Records nearly fifty years ago. Their sincerity and dedication to doing it right create memories and imprint melodies with every note.
It becomes abundantly clear, early in the performance, that the BLUSHING BRIDES are something exceedingly special and excessively unique in an industry of rampant mediocrity, permeated with bands aspiring to harness the excitement only the Rolling Stones could previously deliver.
This week on Thursday, June 28 at the Fonthill Bandshell Concerts - The Jimmy Stahl Big Band - presented by Lookout Ridge Retirement Community. Founded in 1977, The Jimmy Stahl Big Band has headlined tours while performing extensively throughout Ontario, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Johnny Gems and the Red Hot Bananas brings back to life every major hit, from every major artist, from the Rock ‘n’ Roll era of the 50s and 60s. They are a 5 piece band with an array of concerts behind them collectively performing for 30 years on the theater stage as well as fairs and exhibitions.
What do you get when you cross 3 amazing saxophonists dressed in wacky clothes, a crazy dancing drummer and a killer upright bass player and have them sing songs about Buses, Roaches and Hockey and spend 1/2 their time playing in the audience? The Shuffle Demons, that's what!!! They were a band that captured the imagination of a generation with their antics and amazing no holds barred playing and stopped traffic on a regular basis. And now they're back!!
“ABBAMANIA” is rated as the number one Abba production in the world. The cast of ABBAMANIA is from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In the beginning, “ABBAMANIA” was six months in rehearsals just for vocal arrangements. Abba’s harmonies are very difficult to reproduce as ABBA recorded their vocals many times on each record to make them sound so big and full. Not only did the cast have to look like Anni-Frid, Bjorn, Benny and Agnetha, they had to sound like them. ABBAMANIA was a huge venture. They are backed by a live band and carry charts for a full symphony show. They sold out two shows, 6000 tickets, with the San Diego Symphony.
An all-star Canadian cast of award-winning blues and roots musicians, under the direction of Juno award winning producer and musical director, Lance Anderson, will be playing and touring the spring and summer of 2017. They are celebrating the 41st Anniversary of THE BAND’s last concert in 1976 and The BAND’s amazing contribution to our shared Canadian musical heritage. This crowd pleasing show, which has thrilled audiences at the Ottawa City Folk Festival, CNE Bandshell (Toronto), Norfolk County Fair (Simcoe), the Shenkman Theatre (Ottawa), Peterborough, Orillia, Cobourg, Collingwood, Peter’s Players in Gravenhurst, and at Hugh’s Room in Toronto, completed a successful tour out west in the prairie provinces. They have headlined the Southside Shuffle, Wasaga Beach Blues Festival, Orillia Spring and Kitchener Blues Festivals.
“I am truly blessed by all the incredible opportunities I have had,” says Canadian vocal powerhouse Shakura S’Aida. “My life has been filled with amazing adventures and I can’t wait to see what happens next!” Such is the story of this free spirited multi-award winning entertainer’s ascension into one of this country’s most in demand and beloved blues and R&B performers. Shakura’s long-simmering career initially moved into high gear in 2008 with a triumph at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, where she earned the runner-up title competing against more than 100 other artists from around the world.
Sophisticated Swing is a big band consisting of nineteen musicians and vocalists from the Golden Horseshoe area who work hard to create an outstanding big band sound. They love to play and sing music that audiences want to hear.
THE CAVERNERS debuted in 1994 and have since been exciting audiences with their note for note perfect portrayal of The Beatles in concert. With authentic instruments, costumes and stellar vocals this all Canadian cast recreates an incredible performance night after night leaving audience screaming, stamping their feet and shouting for more. All the great songs are there too, everything from She Loves You to Day Tripper, from Yesterday, Help, and A Hard Days Night to Get Back and Hey Jude.
The Mandevilles may be the best band from Niagara that you haven’t seen yet. Their rootsy Americana sound, strong songwriting and amazing vocals by Serena Pryne will keep the Bandshell rockin’. This Welland based band (lead by Pryne and her writing partner Nick Lesyk have toured across Canada many times including being hand picked by the headliners on The Queens Of Sheba tour opening for Heart and Joan Jett.
In honour of Canada Day and Canada’s 150 anniversary, the “O' Canada Rock’n' Roll Show" celebrates the all-time, greatest hits from the most legendary artists in Canadian music history. You'll hear hits from Blue Rodeo, Bryan Adams, The Guess Who, BTO, The Tragically Hip, Teenage Head, Burton Cummings, Downchild Blues Band, Anne Murray and more! Hosted by Niagara's own Bill Culp, the show features an incredible line-up of talented musicians - Kim Ladd, Jeff Giles, Bruce Tournay, Jim Casson, Jeff Brown, Loralee McGuirl, Dave Rave and Max Casson - dedicated to the music of the Great White North!
A unique six-piece ensemble, Glory Days is a tribute to an American musical icon — perhaps one of the greatest rock singers/songwriters of our time — Bruce Springsteen. This band’s lineup is exclusively composed of experienced concert musicians able to recreate some of the classic songs and performances that were, and still are, Springsteen’s trademark. This is without a doubt one of the best touring acts, one that has a Springsteen look-alike fronting the band. Add phenomenal musicianship and an infectious on-stage enthusiasm and you get the perfect recipe for an unforgettable night of pure passion and energy.
Hailing from a region overflowing with creativity, this colourful crew immersed themselves in Québec tradition while keeping open to the new sounds and influences drawn from the contemporary world milieu. Their unique and off-the- wall folk/trad style combines both traditional and unconventional instrumentation into an expressive arsenal of sound. Live on stage, they dish out effervescent music that just makes you want to dance.
Everywhere The Mantini Sisters go, rave reviews and standing ovations follow. Described as “Canada’s contribution to the great female trios”, Sandra, Barbara and Ann have been captivating audiences across North America with their powerful voices, humour, musical versatility and style.
Gino Monopoli is simply one of the best Elvis tributes in the world. It might be easy to write Gino Monopoli off as just another Elvis wannabe, until you meet him and see him perform his “Elvis! Elvis!” show. It’s not the costumes, hairstyle or moves that make his show so good. And it’s not the voice, the music, or the facial expressions that take you back to 1956. It’s his attitude, body language and interaction with the audience, especially up-close, with his cordless microphone, where he likes to be. That’s when your brain will try to convince you that Elvis is in the room and it’s not 1977 yet.
Chuck Jackson is Downchild’s singer; the sort of openhearted, friendly guy who builds an instant rapport with audiences. He came to Downchild 24 years ago after a long career with a number of top Canadian bands. An Award Winning singer, who rates Big Joe Turner, Otis Redding and Junior Wells as major influences, Jackson’s also is an excellent songwriter, and there are plenty of his songs on many of the groups recordings. He’s also a fine harmonica player, and a special highlight of the band’s performances is a harp duet with Mr. Downchild.
He is the lead singer for the R&B-pop group The Philosopher Kings, which reached its peak popularity in the late1990s. During the group’s 7-year hiatus, Eaton began a solo career, releasing the album Shake it Off in 2002 under the stage name Jarvis Church, derived from two parallel streets in Toronto, Ontario. The Philosopher Kings subsequently reunited and released a new album in February 2006. In 2008 Jarvis released his second solo album called “The Long way Home”. In 2012 he released his 3rd solo album The Soul Station Vol 1: The songs of Sam Cooke, A Tribute.
After working in the financial field for quite some time and then finding himself out of work, Mark Thomas took it upon himself to seek his dream … a tribute to Neil Diamond! Mark has now performed numerous shows spanning Canada and the United States.
Niagara resident Elton Lammie has two loves in his life, Country Music and Opera. For years he had made quite a name for himself touring as a country music singer/ musician and Nashville recording artist, but in the last few years he has generated great response from audiences around the world as an operatic tenor. As a country singer he has won over $40 000 in singing contests, and recently was crowned as Canada’s next opera star in a televised national search. He has performed in Asia, Italy and all over Canada and the USA and he has won over thousands of fans, many who have proclaimed he is the best vocalist they have ever heard in person.
The Beach Party Boys have taken great care in reproducing the authentic look, vocal harmonies and instrumentation of the Beach Boys capturing their very spirit. In 2010 Beach Party Boys have played for a crowd of 10,000 in Glens Falls NY for 4th of July and then travelled to Europe where they performed in Odense Denmark where people there thought they were the REAL BEACH BOYS!
Fonthill Bandshell Concerts - Liberty Silver - presented by The Niagara Jazz Festival & Cafe On Main. Liberty Silver was the first black woman in Canada to receive a Juno Award in 1985. She also received an additional Juno the same night! Liberty Silver shaped the foundation of R&B/soul for an entire generation of black female singers in Canada!
Black Umfolosi were formed in 1982 by school friends in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, who named themselves after the Umfolozi Omnyama River in South Africa- to where their ancestors can be traced. In 2009 The Black Umfolosi 5 continue to present their spectacular songs and dances thrilling audiences worldwide with a NEW LINE-UP.
The Original Tribute to The Eagles, Hotel California prides itself on creating the illusion that you are listening to the actual Eagles. They’ve shared the stage with the Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Gretchen Wilson and many more International Artists. They’ve performed in Dubai, Japan, India, Bermuda & all over North America.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of concerts at the Fonthill Bandshell. The Mostly Gormans are honoured to open the 2015 Bandshell concert series. Returning for their 4th stint at the Bandshell, the band look forward to entertaining the crowd with cover music from the 50's through to modern rock.
The Fonthill Bandshell Concert Series is gearing up to celebrate its 10th anniversary season with an all-star lineup of your favourite entertainment from the past nine years, as well as a few new acts that will be sure to please.