THE BANDS of 2018
Band Members – Jason Campbell, Jason Meadus, Terry Chaplin and Jordie Weale
Born 1992 in St.John’s Newfoundland, raised in Halifax Nova Scotia, this powerhouse band cannot be classified. Don’t call them a cover band – Signal Hill may not write the songs, but they own them just the same. No pitch correction, no lip sync, no backing tracks; just real music stripped down to four voices, piano, acoustic guitars, bass and drums. Dare anyone to check out a live show…the more skeptical the better!
In 2012 Heather started work on her first solo record. She formed a writing partnership with David Tyson, a Juno Award winning Canadian songwriter and music producer, and together they wrote seven songs for her album, including its title track “A Fine Line.” Three of the other songs are originals written by Tyson, and one is a cover of a Tears for Fears song that features Haligonian rap artist Quake Matthews. The record was released April 1st, 2016 on Cadence Music. As a solo artist Heather has performed with Bruce Guthro, Lennie Gallant, Dave Gunning, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy.
CED MARTY & DAVE
2017 ECMA award winners CED MARTY & DAVE are a fan favourite with their repertoire of Blues, Ballads, and R&B.
Their blends of original and classic blues songs arranged in their own unique style utilizing Guitar, Cajon, and
Harmonica. Inspired by Howling Wolf, Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton and others they cover but never copy.
MATT BALSOR & THE HILL TOP SHOW BAND
2018 marks 20 years in the music business for Matt Balsor. He has released 12 studio albums, made various radio and television appearances, and performed in concert with Grand Ole Opry star Larry Gatlin, Canadian country music legend Carroll Baker and many other Hall of Fame inductees.His country and gospel music has been played on radio throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia.
THE NO NAME BLUES BAND
The No Name Blues Band was founded in the late 70’s and evolved over the years into a high energy fusion of rock n’ blues, with a few tasty stirs of jazz and classical. Although members have changed over the decades, the core direction of the band has remained true to its rich background and timeless enthusiasm. Many great valley musicians, some no longer with us, helped forge the NNBB into something uniquely homegrown – and truly special.
The No Names Blues Band is Steve Fogarty – Vocals, Eddy McDonald – Drums and Vocals, Glen Horncastle – Bass, Juanita Swinamer – Keyboards & Vocals and Marshall Payzant – Guitar.
The NNBB Leaves it all on the stage, so if you get a chance, don’t miss it!
THE BROOKLYN BLACKMORE BAND
Brooklyn is a musician born and raised in Three Fathom Harbour, N.S.. Brooklyn’s love of music started at the age of 4 with her fiddle. Keyboard was added at age 7, and just recently began singing. People have come to know Brooklyn from her local performances throughout the years, and she continues to entertain at various venues. In August of 2016, Brooklyn competed and won the Global Country Star Search for vocals, which sent her to Nashville in March of 2017 to compete internationally in NACMAI. From that competition she came home with 17- 20 Female Vocalist of the Year and 17-20 Female Entertainer of the Year. While away she also recorded a demo with 7-17 Music and plans to continue with trips to Nashville to write songs and work towards her first album release.
THE PARSONS BROTHERS AND FRIENDS
The band is made up of the Parsons brothers – John on rhythm guitar, harmonica and vocals; Peter on keyboards and vocals; and friends – Stan Kerr on lead guitar and vocals, Paul Delaney on bass and Richard Boutilier on drums. We are all from the Hantsport/Windsor area originally and have played together for the last several years. We have been playing music since our teenage years with lots of other people and groups. The music we do is mostly rock, blues and country. We enjoy playing together and especially look forward to playing at the Hantsport Music Festival.
Photo: l-r. Peter, John, Stan, Paul and Richard
Amanda Jackson Band
Makayla Lynn & Band
The Jen Miller Band
The Curtis Matheson Band
Willie Stratton & Band
No Name Blues Band