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Email Red Brick Cafe at music@redbrickcafe.ca

Thank you for your interest in performing at Red Brick Cafe. We are an intimate venue where locals come to listen to and appreciate great music. If you think our space is right for you and you agree to ALL our criteria below, please have a look at the attached calendar. Then reply to me with your top 2 dates and video links to your material.


Calendar – Red Brick Bookings

  • Styles: Blues, Jazz, Folk, Instrumental etc. Many work great. No Country, Hard Rock, Metal or Rap. We don’t do anything super loud.
  • Dates: Only booking Fridays. Community Events are Wednesdays + Thursdays (ie. trivia, open mic, etc. See calendar.
  • Local or established: Local or established groups have a great time and make the most money. Out of town groups are a harder draw.
  • Equipment: Large wall mounted speakers Mackie SRM450s, Mackie PRO DX8 bluetooth mixer, instruction sheet on basics, no sound tech but easy to mix yourself, 2 mics & stands & cables. Staff have very little time to help with setup.
  • Bio & Media: Once I send CONFIRMATION EMAIL please reply with your fave pic, 3-5 words that best describe your style for our in house posters, I’ll make FB event, add me as friend and i’ll add you as co-host, then we you can invite fans and family to fill the house! If you have PDF posters send them to me and I’ll print for use in the cafe.
  • Set times & Load in: Our shows run from 7:00pm sharp – 10:00pm. Take 1-2 short breaks Load in around 6pm through cafe loading door. Come in Cafe tell them you’re here and they’ll let you in loading door.
  • Menu: Small menu of nachos, garlic bread, paninis, soups & salads + selection of beer wine & usual cafe fare.
  • Parking: We host ONLY ONE vehicle behind our cafe during shows. Park beside the back patio gate. Vehicles and equipment may not be kept on site overnight.
  • Remuneration: $50 guarantee + $25 gift card for purchases any time. At this point we cannot accommodate more remuneration for larger groups or additional bands.
  • Suggested donation: $5 or PWYC, we provide tip jar or use your own. Merch sales welcome and does very well at Red Brick. Range of tips have been $25-$150.

If you reply & state you agree to all the terms above, I will watch your videos and reply within 4-6 weeks. We look forward to listening to your music and helping you set up your next show at Red Brick!

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8 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2S9 Canada
(519) 836-1126 redbrickcafe.ca

March 2019

Claire Coupland & DRFTR Live at Red Brick

March 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2S9 Canada
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Claire Coupland & DRFTR Live at Red Brick

Claire Coupland & DRFTR

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April 2019

Canada Via Music Concert Live at Red Brick Cafe

April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2S9 Canada
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Canada Via Music Concert Live at Red Brick Cafe

The Canada Via Music concert series features three singer-songwriters who have traveled onbaord Via Rail as on board entertainers, playing as the train moves from coast to coast. The musicians for the Guelph show are accomplished storytelling musicians in and off the line: Doris Folkens (Guelph): Influenced by artists such as Gillian Welch, Eva Cassidy and The Wailin’ Jenny’s, her songs are reminiscent of an era when storytelling was a community pastime. Peter Light (Guelph) is a genuine storyteller and…

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May 2019

Jennis Live at Red Brick

May 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2S9 Canada
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Jennis Live at Red Brick

“Unique”, “refreshingly different”, “exciting”, “fun”... words that describe Jennis, featuring Dennis Gaumond (guitar, dobro, harmonica, wazinator, banjitar) and Jen Gillmor (bass, cello, didgeridoo, flute, jaw harp). Live performances percolate with catchy songs and an ever-changing array of musical textures. This dynamic duo exudes warmth, mirth and down-to-earth joy.

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June 2019

The Oldest Man I Know with Byron @Red Brick

June 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2S9 Canada
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The Oldest Man I Know with Byron @Red Brick

The Oldest Man I Know is a high energy, punk inspired folk band from Kitchener. Check out their stuff here: www.theoldestmaniknow.com theoldestmaniknow.bandcamp.com   Music

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Brock and Cara Live at Red Brick

June 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2S9 Canada
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Brock and Cara Live at Red Brick

Did you know that our very own Brock Boonstra and Cara Sanelli are talented musicians in addition to being part of our Red Brick family? Come out to support these two awesome performers and listen to their acoustic alt-rock sound! This performance is part of our ongoing Friday Night Music series and is pay what you can.

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Mikalyn Hay with Angela Saini Live at Red Brick

June 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2S9 Canada
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Mikalyn Hay with Angela Saini Live at Red Brick

Two Red Brick veterans: Mikalyn Hay and Angela Saini are visiting us again as part of our Friday Night Music series. Music Acoustic music

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Miranda Journey Live at Red Brick

June 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2S9 Canada
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Miranda Journey Live at Red Brick

Miranda Journey is an indie freak folk singer/songwriter currently living in Nottawa, ON. Growing up in a musical family, Miranda had been inspired to pursue the arts her entire life. She began singing, songwriting and performing at the age of eight, and was self-taught with her ukulele playing. In summer 2016, Miranda decided to dedicate and invest her time into pursuing a musical career. She began busking, gigging, and partaking in musical projects and collaborations with other local musicians, hoping…

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January 2020

Outer Rooms/Animal Boy/Crown & Jester @RedBrick

January 10 @ 8:00 pm
Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2S9 Canada
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Outer Rooms/Animal Boy/Crown & Jester @RedBrick

Outer Rooms Crown & Jester Animal Boy ------------------------------------ Jesse Alarcon Presents: Interested in performing future events? You can e-mail me at fellow_musician@rogers.com ------------------------------------ Music 8:15pm // Cover $10 // All-Ages Supported & Sponsored by Pressed by Nick Cheech Glass Piotr's Pickles

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The Mercy Now, Kyle Taylor @Red Brick

January 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2S9 Canada
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The Mercy Now, Kyle Taylor @Red Brick

Hosted by Music Weekends in Downtown Guelph and 2 others "Rock 'n' roll with soul" is how The Mercy Now describe themselves. Supported by power pop and rock singer Kyle Taylor, this well-established indie band will provide some Sunday afternoon energy at the Red Brick Cafe.

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KOZA with support from Grand Forward @Red Brick

January 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2S9 Canada
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KOZA with support from Grand Forward @Red Brick

It's all about future sounds at this event. You'll hear post-rock, post punk and experimental pop as you enjoy one of Red Brick's finest warm drinks. LINKS: KOZA https://anakoza.bandcamp.com

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February 2020

Lost in Japan, support from SAGES

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2S9 Canada
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Lost in Japan, support from SAGES

Hosted by Music Weekends in Downtown Guelph 'SAGES’ is the solo psychedelic project of elf-girl, Racquel Hardy - a self-taught producer now hailing from Hamilton, Ontario. Racquel conjures a sensually hypnotic, spiritual display blending trippy ambiance, hip-hop rhythms, and sultry vocals. Founded by front man Addison Johnson in late 2016, Lost In Japan is an upcoming indie rock band from the roots of London, Ontario. LINKS: https://sagessound.bandcamp.com/ https://lostinjapanofficial.bandcamp.com/

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KOZA with support from Grand Forward

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2S9 Canada
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KOZA with support from Grand Forward

Hosted by Music Weekends in Downtown Guelph It's all about future sounds at this event. You'll hear post-rock, post punk and experimental pop as you enjoy one of Red Brick's finest warm drinks. LINKS: KOZA https://anakoza.bandcamp.com

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Mikalyn & Shawn Brady @Red Brick Cafe

February 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2S9 Canada
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Mikalyn & Shawn Brady @Red Brick Cafe

Mikalyn & Shawn Brady ------------------------------------ Jesse Alarcon Presents: Interested in performing future events? You can e-mail me at fellow_musician@rogers.com ------------------------------------ Music 8:15pm // Cover $10 // All-Ages Supported & Sponsored by Pressed by Nick, Cheech Glass & Piotr's Pickles

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Red Brick Cafe w/ Your Pal Bill, Fast Eddie & Jeremy Dodge

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2S9 Canada
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Red Brick Cafe w/ Your Pal Bill, Fast Eddie & Jeremy Dodge

Hosted by Jesse Alarcon and Fast Eddie Jeremy Dodge Your Pal Bill Fast Eddie ------------------------------------ Jesse Alarcon Presents: Interested in performing future events? You can e-mail me at fellow_musician@rogers.com ------------------------------------ Music 8:15pm // Cover $10 // All-Ages Supported & Sponsored by Pressed by Nick Cheech Glass Piotr's Pickles

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March 2020

The Jailbirds, Oxford Blue & Sierra Pilot @Red Brick

March 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2S9 Canada
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The Jailbirds, Oxford Blue & Sierra Pilot @Red Brick

Hosted by Jesse Alarcon The Jailbirds, Sierra Pilot & Oxford Blue ------------------------------------ Jesse Alarcon Presents: Interested in performing future events? You can e-mail me at fellow_musician@rogers.com ------------------------------------ Music 8pm // Cover $10 // All-Ages Supported & Sponsored by Cheech Glass, Pressed by Nick & Piotr's Pickles

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Brooklyn Doran, Kiana Gear & José Lobo @Red Brick

March 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Red Brick Cafe, 8 Douglas St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2S9 Canada
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Brooklyn Doran, Kiana Gear & José Lobo @Red Brick

Hosted by Jesse Alarcon Brooklyn Doran, KIANA & José Lobo ------------------------------------ Jesse Alarcon Presents: Interested in performing future events? You can e-mail me at fellow_musician@rogers.com ------------------------------------ Music 8:15pm // Cover $10 // All-Ages Supported & Sponsored by Pressed by Nick Cheech Glass Piotr's Pickles

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