Manhattans’ Open Stage hosted by Paul + Jamie @ 6-9pm
Anyone can play from an individual to a band. Covers or originals. If a musician wishes to have piano accompaniment, bring a chart and Paul and/or Jamie will play it!
Sign in and the host with announce you! Sing/Play as many songs/tunes as you wish, limited only by time constraints.
Performers have access to and can enjoy:
– a proper stage with lighting
– a good PA; complete with microphones, cabling and monitoring
– a Steinway baby grand piano
– the friendly, casual environment that Manhattans is so well known for
With techniques acquired more in welding school and fab shops than during the completion of his degrees and diplomas, publishing and record contracts, film scores and jingles, residency gigs, festivals, tours, workshops, radio, television, club and sidewalk appearances, Paul Taylor has been known to literally break in pianos. He broke three strings on the old piano at Manhattans and put his finger right through a keyboard – “I like being a welder/fitter, it gives me better tone.”
James ‘GIGGLES’ Mitges, was born, raised and lives in Guelph. Starting on piano at the age of six, mostly self taught taking up the saxophone at age fourteen, flute at seventeen and trumpet in most recent years. Giggles had to stop playing the saxophone and flute due to health concerns and focuses on Family, Composing, Recording, Piano, Trumpet, Abstract Painting and Laughing. Giggles has recorded with: Peter Appleyard, Ed Bickert, Don Thompson, Joe Labarbera, Tom Scott, Lee Ritenour, Russell Ferrante, Abraham Laboriel Sr., MB Gordy, Wayne Bergeron, Dan Fornero, Carol Welsman, Nick Lane, Dan Higgins, Chris Walden and Vinnie Colaiuta.