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June 2015

GAIN Music & the Red Brick Café presents…

June 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Bronwen is this months GAIN Music Artist of the Month, playing The Red Brick Cafe the second Wednesday of the month!

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The Split @ Red Brick

June 17, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

FOR MANY OF US, SOUL MUSIC IS A FONDNESS WE JUST CAN’T SHAKE, AND FINDING “NEW” SOUL MUSIC OFTEN MEANS DIGGING DEEP INTO THE CRATES FOR SOMETHING FRESH — IF YOU’VE FOUND YOURSELF IN THIS SITUATION, MIGHT WE PRESCRIBE CHECKING OUT THE SPLIT. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzBUl4a3bTs&app=desktop

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The Split @ Red Brick

June 17, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

FOR MANY OF US, SOUL MUSIC IS A FONDNESS WE JUST CAN’T SHAKE, AND FINDING “NEW” SOUL MUSIC OFTEN MEANS DIGGING DEEP INTO THE CRATES FOR SOMETHING FRESH — IF YOU’VE FOUND YOURSELF IN THIS SITUATION, MIGHT WE PRESCRIBE CHECKING OUT THE SPLIT. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzBUl4a3bTs&app=desktop

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Gary Cain Band live @ Red Brick

June 24, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

In 2014 Gary placed 6th in the world in the blues category of Grammy Winner Lee Ritneour’s Six String Theory guitar competition, judged by such greats as Joe Bonamassa, Ry Cooder, and Joe Satriani. Gary Cain is one of the most exciting guitar-slingers on the blues scene today. 8 Douglas St.

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Ivano Stocco Art Opening Reception @ Red Brick

June 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MEET THE ARTIST! Ivano Stocco is a professional artist, teacher, and translator. His mixed-media paintings, watercolours, and sculptures in forged steel explore the unconventional beauty found in the urban environment and in indeterminate zones where culture and nature come together and do interesting stuff. A former plasterer and high school teacher, his art can be found in galleries and collections across North America, Europe, and the moon. Ivano will be @ the cafe from 6-8pm to meet and greet. 8…

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July 2015

GAIN Music & the Red Brick Café presents David Scott

July 8, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

GAIN Music Artist of the Month showcase hosted at The Red Brick Cafe featuring David Scott!

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Imogen Bel live @ Red Brick Cafe

July 15, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Australian singer/songwriter. Mostly pop. A little folk. Cinematic and a bit dramatic. 8 Douglas St.

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Raine Hamilton & Vienna Hall live @ Red Brick

July 22, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Two amazing talented ladies, one great night of music. 8 Douglas St.

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T.I.G. live @ Red Brick

July 29, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Peter plays a variety of instruments including guitar, keyboard and mandolin, and more recently has developed a true affinity for other smaller instruments such as ukulele and WhiteCloud, his made-in-Hamilton Hammertone. These create a delightful presence that enables his unique melodies and harmonies to shine through, supporting his singing with a stripped-down, organic sound that is purely his own. His writing has also been shaped by a lifetime of involvement with choral music 8 Douglas St.

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August 2015

GAIN Music & the Red Brick Café presents Olivia Borkosky

August 5, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Every 1st Wednesday of the month GAIN Music hosts a very special artist showcase at The Red Brick Cafe’s downtown location. This months Artist of the Month is Olivia Borkosky of Olivia and the Creepy Crawlies! Music kicks off after 8pm! http://www.oliviaborkosky.com

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The Lifers live @ Red Brick

August 12, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The Lifers’ harmony draws a uniqueness that can only be heard when two sisters sing together. Both on and off stage, Liv and Anita Cazzola captivate fans with the complexity of their quirky and vehement, musical and emotional chemistry. 8 Douglas St.

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Robert London & The Ragged live @ Red Brick

August 19, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Rob London & The Ragged a Toronto based Indie / Blues Rock trio. They write true originals – well written, well played, well performed. Heavily influenced by the blues, The Ragged’s songs are smooth, harmonious songs bouncing effortlessly under Rob’s soulful, raspy voice. 8 Douglas St. https://soundcloud.com/london-blues/what-took-you-so-long

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Jesse Parent Live @ Red Brick

August 26, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - August 27, 2015 @ 11:00 pm
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September 2015

GAIN Music & The Red Brick Café presents Justin Lund

September 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Every 1st Wednesday of the month GAIN Music hosts a very special artist showcase at The Red Brick Cafe’s downtown location. This months Artist of the Month is Justin Lund! Music kicks off after 8:30pm! http://www.youtube.com/justinclund

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Dan Walsh live @ Red Brick

September 16, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Canadian singer/songwriter multi-instrumentalist, Dan Walsh is already well known for his collaborations with a number of talented musicians. He’s added his bluesy-bluegrass signature style to more than 40 albums and toured across North America, Europe and Australia. For many years Walsh was a key member of Fred Eaglesmith’s band, The Flying Squirrels, where he played more than a couple of hundred gigs a year and shared the stage with the likes of Willie Nelson, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton, Willie P.…

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Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra live for Jazz Fest @ Red Brick

September 18, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra is a dynamic group of musicians with varied tastes who love sharing great music from the 20s to 50s, including favourites of R&B, Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues and more. 8 Douglas St.

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Jaron Freeman Fox

September 19, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

FREE SHOW/BY DONATION 8:30pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L61W5PXtjHc Bred in the mountains of Canada’s rural north-west, Jaron Freeman-Fox redefines what the violin is capable of, and gives you no choice but to take his mutant species of music on it’s own terms. Having produced or played on over 40 albums (Teresa Doyle, Jayme Stone, Autorickshaw) and toured the globe many times over as a solo artist, bandleader or collaborator with artists such as Delhi 2 Dublin, Ben Caplan, and Sam Lee, Freeman-Fox fuses…

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Sammy Duke Live @ Red Brick

September 30, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

FREE SHOW/PWYC 8:30-11pm http://www.sammyduke.com/ Known for his “amazing and diversified talent” (Velvet Rope Magazine) and his “indomitable stage presence” (The Ontarion), young multi-instrumentalist Samuel “Sammy Duke” Dlugokecki has built a strong reputation as a reliable sideman in the Southern Ontario indie scene. He has worked with a number of artists, some of which include multi-instrumentalist Arun Pal, symphonic rock artist Cecile Monique, jazz-punk outfit The Namedroppers, and most notably, Juno-nominated recording artist Alysha Brilla.

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October 2015

GAIN Music & The Red Brick Café presents Justin Snape

October 7, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Every 1st Wednesday of the month GAIN Music hosts a very special artist showcase at The Red Brick Cafe’s downtown location. This months Artist of the Month is Justin Snape of Nothing, the Rat (www.nothingtherat.bandcamp.com) Music kicks off after 8:30pm!

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Lindsey White & Claire Bestland Ontario album release tour (Guelph)

October 14, 2015 @ 8:30 pm

LINDSEY WHITE Winnipeg musician, Lindsey White is unveiling a new project six years in the making, which includes a fan-funded album of groovy folk-rock music and companion book of poetry, prose and other writings. Renegade is her third major recording and was produced by Mitch Dorge (Crash Test Dummies). Her performances have unmistakable passion and emotional depth, conveyed through carefully written lyrics presented alongside energetic musicianship. Hear Renegade: http://www.lindseywhite.com Buy Renegade: http://lindsey-white-music.myshopify.com/products/renegade-digipack-cd On itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/renegade/id992304912 CLAIRE BESTLAND Claire is both…

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Claire Bestland live @ Red Brick

October 14, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

FREE SHOW/PWYC A singer, guitarist and songwriter of exceptional talent and sound all her own, Claire Bestland combines blues, rock, and soul together with one thing in common: groove. Claire has recorded her very first all original full length album at Exchange District Studios to be released on October 10, 2015. Her mission is very clear onstage and in the studio: to renew the ability of genuine musicianship and raw, open, and uncontained energy to speak powerfully to a modern…

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Claire Bestland live @ Red Brick

October 14, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

FREE SHOW/PWYC A singer, guitarist and songwriter of exceptional talent and sound all her own, Claire Bestland combines blues, rock, and soul together with one thing in common: groove. Claire has recorded her very first all original full length album at Exchange District Studios to be released on October 10, 2015. Her mission is very clear onstage and in the studio: to renew the ability of genuine musicianship and raw, open, and uncontained energy to speak powerfully to a modern…

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Grand River Ramblers live @ Red Brick

October 21, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

FREE SHOW/PWYC GRAND RIVER RAMBLERS are a galvanic group from the historic stomping grounds of Wellington County. They dig in hard and play from the hell bent heart. Purveyors of Bluegrass, Roots, and something else wild you would have to witness to describe. Yes,.. Bluegrass with drums. Don’t get your rigid muffin in an acoustic knot traditional folk,.. These peculiar four have been breaking rules their entire lives and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. http://www.grramblers.com/bio

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Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra live @ Red Brick (4th Wednesday series)

October 28, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra is a dynamic group of musicians with varied tastes who love sharing great music from the 20s to 50s, including favourites of R&B, Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues and more. 8 Douglas St.

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Shy Harry, Al (Royal Streets), and The Nathan Day Project live @ Red Brick

October 29, 2015 @ 8:30 pm

FREE SHOW/PWYC A night of music from three talented groups @ Red Brick. Follow the links below to hear some of their music! http://shyharry.com/ http://www.thenathandayproject.com/ http://www.theroyalstreets.com/

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November 2015

GAIN Music & the Red Brick Café presents Kyle Bodi & Justin Snape

November 4, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Every 1st Wednesday of the month GAIN Music hosts a very special artist showcase at The Red Brick Cafe’s downtown location. This months Artists of the Month are Kyle Bodi of Freewing & Justin Snape of Nothing, the Rat! Music kicks off after 8:30pm! Artist event page here: Kyle Bodi & Justin Snape Acoustic @ The Red Brick

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Devan & Khalid live @ Red Brick

November 11, 2015 @ 9:30 pm

FREE SHOW/PWYC Devan & Khalid (pronounced “dev-in and cal-id”) met during their second year at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Upon first playing together, the Toronto area natives instantly realized a special musical chemistry. Since then, the pair has developed an original sound, drawing influences from both folk legends and modern artists of diverse genres. They have worked to hone their authentic sound, grounded by beautiful harmonies and honest lyrics. Now finishing their final year at Queen’s, Devan & Khalid…

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Jesse Parent, Looping @ Red Brick

November 18, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

FREE SHOW/PWYC A change of plans. Jesse Parent is seriously talented musician with a knack for looping his melodic riffs & a great voice. See you all there!

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Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra live @ Red Brick (4th Wednesday series)

November 25, 2015 @ 9:30 pm - 12:00 am

Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra is a dynamic group of musicians with varied tastes who love sharing great music from the 20s to 50s, including favourites of R&B, Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues and more. 8 Douglas St.

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Oxford Blue live @ Red Brick

November 27, 2015 @ 9:30 pm - 12:00 am

FREE SHOW/PWYC Singing songs of traveling, growing, and developing an identity; Oxford Blue, has been breeding his working-folk stylings with a new variety of country/surf music to all those at his disposal. Recently graduated from Fanshawe’s Music Industry Arts Program, Oxford Blue’s passion for music and lyrics has gracefully paired with an in depth study in technology.

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December 2015

GAIN Music & the Red Brick Café presents Justin Lund & JoJo Worthington

December 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Every 1st Wednesday of the month GAIN Music hosts a very special artist showcase at the Red Brick Cafe’s downtown location. This months Artists of the Month are Guelph’s own Justin Lund & Waterloo’s JoJo Worthington! Music kicks off after 8:30pm!

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The Split live @ Red Brick

December 9, 2015 @ 9:30 pm - 12:30 am

FOR MANY OF US, SOUL MUSIC IS A FONDNESS WE JUST CAN’T SHAKE, AND FINDING “NEW” SOUL MUSIC OFTEN MEANS DIGGING DEEP INTO THE CRATES FOR SOMETHING FRESH — IF YOU’VE FOUND YOURSELF IN THIS SITUATION, MIGHT WE PRESCRIBE CHECKING OUT THE SPLIT. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzBUl4a3bTs&app=desktop

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Luke Vajsar live @ Red Brick

December 16, 2015 @ 9:30 pm - 12:00 am

FREE SHOW/PWYC Toronto solo bassist Luke Vajsar (pronounced “v-eye-sar”) was born in Prague, Czech Republic on May 17, 1979. In 1989 he immigrated to Hamilton, Canada with his brother and parents. When given the opportunity to play music at the age of 10 in elementary school, he immediately became interested. Even though he selected bass as his instrument he was given the trombone by his teacher in grade 6 and developed his skills on the instrument to a level where…

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Dan Walsh live @ Red Brick

December 23, 2015 @ 9:30 pm - December 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

FREE SHOW/PWYC Canadian singer/songwriter multi-instrumentalist, Dan Walsh is already well known for his collaborations with a number of talented musicians. He’s added his bluesy-bluegrass signature style to more than 40 albums and toured across North America, Europe and Australia. For many years Walsh was a key member of Fred Eaglesmith’s band, The Flying Squirrels, where he played more than a couple of hundred gigs a year and shared the stage with the likes of Willie Nelson, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton,…

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January 2016

GAIN Music & the Red Brick Café presents Kyle Bodi, Justin Snape & Brian Sanchez

January 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 1:00 am

Every 1st Wednesday of the month GAIN Music hosts a very special artist showcase at the Red Brick Cafe’s downtown location! This month featuring Kyle Bodi of Freewing, Ohthathogofmine Braap of Nothing, the Rat & Brian Sanchez of Still Sound!

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MOUNTAIN OF WOLVES Live at Red Brick

January 16, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

Hi friends, These gentlemen are returning to us this Saturday for a special evening of music and fun. As always there will be $20 bottles of wine all night and many great moments to share in! Can’t wait to spend some quality time with you. PWYC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgo_EzcWYKw

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ALEX MASON Live At Red Brick

January 20, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

Alex Mason is a blues, folk-rock singer/songwriter with cleverly written and thought provoking lyrical content. His EP “Wistow Lows” is just a small taste of his talents; the entire EP is loaded with energy and punch, all-the-while showcasing his booming, gritty, stop-you-in-your-tracks voice! PWYC

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Grand River Ramblers live @ Red Brick

January 22, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

FREE SHOW/PWYC GRAND RIVER RAMBLERS are a galvanic group from the historic stomping grounds of Wellington County. They dig in hard and play from the hell bent heart. Purveyors of Bluegrass, Roots, and something else wild you would have to witness to describe. Yes,.. Bluegrass with drums. Don’t get your rigid muffin in an acoustic knot traditional folk,.. These peculiar four have been breaking rules their entire lives and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. http://www.grramblers.com/bio

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Robert London & The Ragged live @ Red Brick

January 27, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Back to rock you like you’ve never felt before. PWYC Rob London & The Ragged a Toronto based Indie / Blues Rock trio. They write true originals – well written, well played, well performed. Heavily influenced by the blues, The Ragged’s songs are smooth, harmonious songs bouncing effortlessly under Rob’s soulful, raspy voice. 8 Douglas St. https://soundcloud.com/london-blues/what-took-you-so-long

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Wildflower Honey Live At Red Brick

January 31, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PWYC Hey you lovely festival goers! You are in for a real treat this Hillside Sunday as you make your way around Beautiful Guelph. At 2pm stop in for some Old Time Appalachian Roots music (goes nicely with a glass of wine) and then pop on over to Sip Club to hear pick up the energy with Grand River Ramblers Bluegrass Group. Gauranteed to be an unforgettable day! Some fiddle, banjo tunes and harmonies on a snowy Sunday afternoon. Sounds…

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February 2016

GAIN Music & Red Brick Café presents Emily Martin & the Steel Rails

February 3, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Every 1st Wednesday of the month GAIN Music hosts a very special artist showcase at the Red Brick Cafe’s downtown location! This month featuring Emily Martin & the Steel Rails alongside Andy & Pete of HIGHPARK playing an acoustic set! More surprises to come!

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VIENNA D’AMATO HALL Live At Red Brick

February 10, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

Hi friends! Vienna D’Amato Hall is an American/Canadian/European singer-songwriter. She began her musical career in New York Citywhere she wrote, recorded, and self-released her debut album, “It’s What the Dog Saw” (2015). During the making, and with Andre Fratto as producer at the helm, she incorporated electric elements into her sound, resulting in bold and lyrical story telling with a dynamic and modern production. She has since been touring the US, Canada, and Europe. PWYC

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VALENTINE’S DATE NIGHT ft. Autumn Portrait at Red Brick

February 13, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

Hi friends, Getting ready for that special night? So are we! The Autumn Portrait is helping us make Valentine’s special for you. Make 2016 a year to remember at Red Brick. $20 Bottles of wine all night & you can take the rest home! PWYC

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OXFORD BLUE & PAT MALONEY Live At Red Brick

February 17, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

Hey there! Singing songs of traveling, growing, and developing an identity; Oxford Blue, has been breeding his working-folk stylings with a new variety of country/surf music to all those at his disposal. Recently graduated from Fanshawe’s Music Industry Arts Program, Oxford Blue’s passion for music and lyrics has gracefully paired with an in depth study in technology. Featuring special guest Pat Maloney! PWYC

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LOW COUNTRY HILL Live At Red Brick

February 24, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

Hey Friends! We have a very special performer tonight & you are very much invited to see him play. Here’s a little about him! Paul is a longtime resident and an evolving fan of Hamilton but has roots all over Canada, having lived in four provinces. His musical apprenticeship began as a multi-instrumentalist in the successful Canadian indie band The Immigrants from the mid-1990s until 2003. The band released four albums (one of which won Pop Album of 2001 at…

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Grand River Ramblers live @ Red Brick

February 26, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

FREE SHOW/PWYC GRAND RIVER RAMBLERS are a galvanic group from the historic stomping grounds of Wellington County. They dig in hard and play from the hell bent heart. Purveyors of Bluegrass, Roots, and something else wild you would have to witness to describe. Yes,.. Bluegrass with drums. Don’t get your rigid muffin in an acoustic knot traditional folk,.. These peculiar four have been breaking rules their entire lives and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. http://www.grramblers.com/bio

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March 2016

GMAF & Latent Image presents The Nathan Day Project, At Last Light & Greg Mashinter @ The Red Brick Cafe

March 2, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Latent Image Design || Red Brick Cafe || GAIN Music presents ——————————————- The Nathan Day Project || Guelph, ON At Last Light || Guelph, ON Greg Mashinter || Stouffville, ON Free / Pay By Donation / PWYC ——————————————-

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BLUE LOBELIA, Rachel Bruch Live At Red Brick

March 9, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

Hey folks, Here’s a little bit about Blue Lobelia, hope to see you there! Here’s a bit about her in her own words. I use a loop pedal, so everything you hear is just me! My set up is very small (guitar/violin/vocals). But really her music speaks for herself. Listen Below! PWYC

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The Northern Greys Live At Red Brick

March 11, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Friends of Red Brick you are invited! Cody McMillan is a Sault Ste Marie Native. Recording, performing and writing in the folk/rock and blues experimental fields he has released three albums to do date: “Blackwater”, “Mealtime in Atlanta” and “Where’s the Reality”. P.W.Y.C. – $5 suggested donation

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Mountain Of Wolves Live at Red Brick

March 12, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Hey Friends of Red Brick! These gentlemen are returning to us this Saturday for a special evening of music and fun. As always there will be $20 bottles of wine all night and many great moments to share in! Can’t wait to spend some quality time with you. P.W.Y.C. – $5 suggested donation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw-nhhZG2yY&feature=youtu.be

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Pat Muloney Live At Red Brick

March 16, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Friends of Red Brick, “[Pat Maloney’s] music is soulful, honest, hilarious and smart” – Fingers on Blast, 2015 Pat Maloney went out on a limb. He put in his notice, hopped in the car and did it. Root Rot and Repotting, two full-length recordings, and a two-part series, describe a transition from village to town to city. From school and working world to creative freedom. Both records are sold out of the first run, planted with care all over Canada…

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Emily & The Steel Rails Live At Red Brick

March 18, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Friends of Red Brick, Emily loves telling stories of love and loss through her music. Her soft voice rests gently on her guitar while the drums move like a heartbeat, driving the story forward. Come meet the sweetest singer in Guelph @ Red Brick! PWYC – $5 suggested donation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyglds0hcUY

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Arun Pal Duo Live At Red Brick

March 19, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

Hi Friends of Red Brick! Arun has long been known as a multi-instrumentalist performer, composer, producer and recording studio engineer. He has established his name in the world of modern dance as an accompanist/composer highly recognized for his ability to play piano, drums and sing at the same time. Arun is looking forward to meeting you Guelph. Ft. Sammy Duke P.W.Y.C – $5 suggested donation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y62cdzIJEw

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Erin Tusa Live At Red Brick

March 23, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Hi Friends of Red Brick! Erin has been electrifying Guelph with her soulful sounds for some time now. Hear Erin at her most intimate, captivating, soulful self. Spend some time with her at Red Brick and get to know what a big heart sounds like. P.W.Y.C. – $5 suggested donation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGKZqUvloCU

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Grand River Ramblers live @ Red Brick

March 25, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

FREE SHOW/PWYC GRAND RIVER RAMBLERS are a galvanic group from the historic stomping grounds of Wellington County. They dig in hard and play from the hell bent heart. Purveyors of Bluegrass, Roots, and something else wild you would have to witness to describe. Yes,.. Bluegrass with drums. Don’t get your rigid muffin in an acoustic knot traditional folk,.. These peculiar four have been breaking rules their entire lives and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. http://www.grramblers.com/bio

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The Oh-Chays Live At Red Brick

March 30, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Hey Friends of Red Brick! The Oh Chays, husband and wife Folk/Soul/Blues duo Kelly and Michael Authier have played stages big and small across North America, wowing audiences with their spirited and versatile musicianship and their hilarious, often biting wit. P.W.Y.C. – $5 suggested donation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is9tOnTElYo

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April 2016

GAIN Music & Red Brick Café presents Brian Sanchez & New Old

April 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Every 1st Wednesday of the month GAIN Music hosts a very special artist showcase at the Red Brick Cafe’s Downtown Guelph location! This month featuring Brian Sanchez of Still Sound playing a new, unheard acoustic set alongside New Old!

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Wildflower Honey Live At Red Brick

April 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Friends of Red Brick! $5 Artist Donations or PWYC At 8:00pm stop in for some Old Time Appalachian Roots music (goes nicely with a glass of wine). Gauranteed to be an unforgettable night! Some fiddle, banjo tunes and harmonies to settle the soul. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgGvgpX5rWM

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Hot Jaws Quartet Live At Red Brick

April 9, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Best Friends of Red Brick! Guelph’s Hottest Youth Quartet pays a visit to Red Brick. Hailing from the Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble these bright ones are raising funds to head to Music Fest Nationals in May. Come support your own and take the evening off! P.W.Y.C. – $5-10 suggested donation

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Dan Walsh Live At Red Brick

April 13, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Yo Friends of Red Brick! Dan Walsh is the quintessential musician. A man who realized he COULD do everything himself and better than half the other guys. Plus he’s a damn nice guy to boot! P.W.Y.C. – $5 suggested donation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSiI9HwG5Bk

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Sammy Duke & Isaiah Farahbakhsh Live At Red Brick

April 16, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Hilo Friends of Red Brick! Known for his “amazing and diversified talent” (Velvet Rope Magazine) and his “indomitable stage presence” (The Ontarion), young multi-instrumentalist Samuel “Sammy Duke” Dlugokecki has built a strong reputation as a reliable sideman in the Southern Ontario indie scene. ft. Isaiah Farahbakhsh P.W.Y.C. – $5 suggested donation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J__koFIox0Q https://soundcloud.com/isaiah-f/limp

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Robert London & The Ragged Live At Red Brick

April 20, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Friends of Red Brick! Back to rock you like you’ve never felt before. Rob London & The Ragged a Toronto based Indie / Blues Rock trio. They write true originals – well written, well played, well performed. Heavily influenced by the blues, The Ragged’s songs are smooth, harmonious songs bouncing effortlessly under Rob’s soulful, raspy voice. P.W.Y.C. – $5 suggested donation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoQEubCVRwk

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Fourth Fridays – Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra Live At Red Brick

April 22, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Friends of Red Brick! Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra is a dynamic group of musicians with varied tastes who love sharing great music from the 20s to 50s, including favourites of R&B, Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues and more. P.W.Y.C. – $5 suggested donation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVyajtrlv1g

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The Lifers Live At Red Brick

April 27, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Hey Friends of Red Brick! Something about sisters is so sacred, so inspirational. The Lifers know this and they like to share their souls with us through music. For that we are grateful. We can share in the experience of eternal bond that this pair demonstrates night by night, graceful like no others. Come share The Lifers tonight! P.W.Y.C. – $5 suggested donation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRY4PBQxiq4

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Gillian Nicola Live at Red Brick

April 29, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Hello friends of Red Brick! The first thing that strikes listeners about Hamilton’s (ON) Gillian Nicola is the strength of her vocals. Nicola’s vocal delivery is full of power, while remaining authentic and vulnerable. The singer/songwriter calls on influences of folk, rock and alt-country to create a sound that honours her diverse taste. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19E_Vtw_Zpw

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Kelly Sloan ft. Curtis Chaffey Live At Red Brick

April 30, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Friends of Red Brick! Her music has been described as “soul-infused folk,” with a “Canadiana flare”. No matter the umbrella under which her music falls, Kelly’s masterful voice, rich storytelling, and heart-stirring melodies penetrate deep into your bones the way good music should. P.W.Y.C. – $5 suggested donation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5GaDU_KdzQ

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May 2016

GAIN Music & Red Brick Café presents the May the 4th Be With You Acoustic Show

May 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Every 1st Wednesday of the month GAIN Music hosts a very special artist showcase at the Red Brick Cafe’s Downtown Guelph location! This month featuring Kyle Bodi of Bodi/Freewing with special guest appearances tba!

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Allison Brown Live At Red Brick

May 5, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Friends of Red Brick! Allison Brown’s sweet, powerful singing offers a captivating invitation to follow her down lonesome railroad lines, into abandoned buildings, back in time, to high above the stratosphere as she illustrates landscapes both strange and familiar with her newest collection of songs. P.W.Y.C. – $5 suggested donation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m89vPrOXnk

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Juno Winner Morgan Davis Live At Red Brick

May 11, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Friends of Red Brick! We invite you to enjoy a very special evening of music with Juno Winning Morgan Davis. Suggested Donation – $15 For 45 years Morgan Davis has been on the road travelling across Canada, the United States and Europe. His performances draw from a rich tradition of country blues, as well as his own contemporary songs infused with wit and a large dose of humour. “Painkiller” won an impressive four awards at the 2004 Maple Blues Awards…

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Tragedy Ann Live At Red Brick

May 18, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Friends of Red Brick! At the junction where grit and groove meets gently swaying silk, the music of Braden Phelan and Liv Cazzola comes to life. With an electric chemistry and quick-witted sense of humour, they’ve threaded their colours and textures together to create the terrifying two-headed kitten that is Tragedy Ann. Playing with folk and alt. blues yarns, Cazzola and Phelan draw from personal experiences to filter narrative stories of the past and present into their own songwriting. Having…

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Luke Vajsar Live At Red Brick

May 27, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Sup Friends of Red Brick! Toronto solo bassist Luke Vajsar (pronounced “v-eye-sar”) was born in Prague, Czech Republic on May 17, 1979. In 1989 he immigrated to Hamilton, Canada with his brother and parents. When given the opportunity to play music at the age of 10 in elementary school, he immediately became interested. Even though he selected bass as his instrument he was given the trombone by his teacher in grade 6 and developed his skills on the instrument to…

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Darling Cora // Christine Leakey Live at Red Brick

May 28, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Afternoon Friends of Red Brick! $5 Suggested Donation // PWYC Darling Cora is a singer-songwriter whose flair for song-craft is just as striking as her beautiful voice. Spending an hour with the narcotic splendor of Ms. Leakey’s sultry sounds is like taking a stroll underwater through limpid, star-spangled honey… on Ecstasy. Christine: http://www.christineleakeymusic.com/ Darling Cora: https://darlingcora.bandcamp.com/releases

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June 2016

GAIN Music & the Red Brick Café presents James Campbell

June 1, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

Every 1st Wednesday of the month GAIN Music hosts a very special artist showcase at the Red Brick Cafe’s Downtown Guelph location! This weeks artist was originally from Guelph but is now living in Calgary! Be sure to catch James Campbell while he’s in town! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGzNTNgjIA0&feature=youtu.be

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Wildflower Honey Live At Red Brick

June 3, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Friends of Red Brick! $5 Artist Donations or PWYC At 8:00pm stop in for some Old Time Appalachian Roots music (goes nicely with a glass of wine). Gauranteed to be an unforgettable night! Some fiddle, banjo tunes and harmonies to settle the soul. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgGvgpX5rWM

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Roger Roger & Logan McKillop at The Red Brick Cafe

June 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Roger Roger & Logan McKillop are heading on an Eastern Canadian tour together, and will be playing in Guelph at The Red Brick Cafe on Saturday, June 4th. Join us for an intimate evening of storytelling and song! *Music at 7pm* Suggested Donation $5 – $10 ————————————————————— ROGER ROGER Roger Roger is truly a family affair. Twin siblings Lucas and Madeleine Roger are both singer-songwriters who have joined forces, each playing guitar and shamelessly harmonizing all over each other’s songs.…

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Low Country Hill Live At Red Brick

June 17, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Hey Friends! $5 Suggested Donation // PWYC We have a very special performer tonight & you are very much invited to see him play. Here’s a little about him! Paul is a longtime resident and an evolving fan of Hamilton but has roots all over Canada, having lived in four provinces. His musical apprenticeship began as a multi-instrumentalist in the successful Canadian indie band The Immigrants from the mid-1990s until 2003. The band released four albums (one of which won…

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August 2016

Pat Maloney Live At Red Brick

August 17, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Friends of Red Brick, “[Pat Maloney’s] music is soulful, honest, hilarious and smart” – Fingers on Blast, 2015 Pat Maloney went out on a limb. He put in his notice, hopped in the car and did it. Root Rot and Repotting, two full-length recordings, and a two-part series, describe a transition from village to town to city. From school and working world to creative freedom. Both records are sold out of the first run, planted with care all over Canada…

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Gerry Mackay Live at Red Brick

August 24, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Jazz guitar virtuoso Gerry Mackay joins us for a night of music. It’s date night!

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Logan Brown Live at Red Brick

August 25, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Logan Brown is an acoustic guitar player and singer/song-writer unlike any you have ever heard. Blending the lazy backbeat of funk, the virtuosity of new wave acoustic, and the story telling of soul and folk he is a spectacle to witness live, the listener is taken on a journey through decades of influence and transported to the future.

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Peter Light Live at Red Brick

August 27, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Peter is a person who believes life has no barriers, musical or otherwise. His writing is a warm stew of jazzy pop with a teaspoon of folk that he likes to call New Retro. He’s been told that his music is “accessible” which explains why so many people respond positively to it. Put your feet up and have a listen! $5 or PWYC

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Wooden Bridge Live at Red Brick

August 31, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Wooden Bridge is Andrew Hagen and DJ Thomson of Guelph, Ontario. Andrew has always been moved by music. In high school and university he was a drummer for a few bands covering music by REM, Pearl Jam, Dave Mathews Band and more. PWYC or $5

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September 2016

GAIN Music & the Red Brick Café presents Mattie Leon!

September 7, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Every 1st Wednesday of the month GAIN Music (Guelph & Area Independent & New Music) hosts a very special artist showcase at the Red Brick Cafe’s Downtown Guelph location! This artist will also be appearing at another show later this month at a different Guelph location still to be announced! The September Artist of the month is the very talented Mattie Leon – Music who just played the 2016 GAIN Music & Arts Festival back in March ’16!

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Logan Brown Live at Red Brick

September 9, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Logan Brown is an acoustic guitar player and singer/song-writer unlike any you have ever heard. Blending the lazy backbeat of funk, the virtuosity of new wave acoustic, and the story telling of soul and folk he is a spectacle to witness live, the listener is taken on a journey through decades of influence and transported to the future. PWYC or $5

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Dan Walsh Live At Red Brick

September 14, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Yo Friends of Red Brick! Dan Walsh is the quintessential musician. A man who realized he COULD do everything himself and better than half the other guys. He’s a damn nice guy to boot! P.W.Y.C. – $5 suggested donation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSiI9HwG5Bk

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Joe Fournier Live at Red Brick

September 15, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Joe Fournier simply plays American roots music – country soul, folk, rockabilly and blues – with stories that will make you laugh, cry and cringe, sometimes all in the same verse. He has a genuine eye for detail and storytelling that doesn’t get in the way of a decent riff … like a slap in the face with a rolled up copy of ‘No Depression’.

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Jazz Fest 2016 Guelph Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra Live at Red Brick

September 16, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra is a dynamic group of musicians with varied tastes who love sharing great music from the 20s to 50s, including favourites of R&B, Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues and more. 8 Douglas St. PWYC or $5 suggested donation.

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Guelph Jazz Fest 2016 So Long Seven Live at Red Brick

September 17, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - September 18, 2016 @ 11:30 pm

So Long Seven performs richly textured acoustic music that brings their diverse influences into a distinctly Canadian voice. Influenced by bands such as Punch Brothers, Shakti, Oregon and many others the band is breaking new ground. At once spirited and meditative, So Long Seven consists of Neil Hendry (guitar/mandolin), William Lamoureux (violin/voice), Ravi Naimpally (tabla/percussion) and Tim Posgate (banjo), together they are creating a seamless tapestry of sound through their original music. Blending composition and improvisation So Long Seven has…

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Jazz Fest Guelph 2016 jazzcafénoir Duo with Allan Johnson & Robert Reid

September 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

JAZZ VOCALIST /GUITARIST – AMERICAN SONGBOOK, Latin, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese. BAND LEADER – JAZZCAFENOIR ENSEMBLE https://jazzcafenoir.wordpress.com/ http://www.therecord.com/whatson-story/6517519-dental-bill-benefit-jazz-musician-plays-to-get-his-bite-back/ $5 or PWYC

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Robert London & The Ragged live at Red Brick

September 23, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 10:45 pm

Back to rock you like you’ve never felt before. PWYC Rob London & The Ragged a Toronto based Indie / Blues Rock trio. They write true originals – well written, well played, well performed. Heavily influenced by the blues, The Ragged’s songs are smooth, harmonious songs bouncing effortlessly under Rob’s soulful, raspy voice. 8 Douglas St. https://soundcloud.com/london-blues/what-took-you-so-long

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October 2016

Bob MacLean Live at Red Brick

October 12, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 10:45 pm

Hey friends! Come see Bob! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT4OnSVpCiY If there was one word to sum up Bob’s music , it would be “Engaging.” And that is exactly what he does. He engages the listener with each and every performance. “….very engaging and highly interactive …had a lot of good response and feedback …you are a great performer and we would definitely like to book you again. KB (Corp Planne. PWYC/$10 SUGGESTED DONATION

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Raine Hamilton & Emily Rockarts at the Red Brick Cafe

October 19, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Raine Hamilton and Emily Rockarts are both on tour this fall throughout Eastern Canada! Very excited to be playing together at the lovely Red Brick Cafe! PWYC ($5-10 suggested). RAINE HAMILTON Resonant, acoustic folk with an other-worldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Raine is part prairie songstress, part storyweaver; Each song has a story, delivered between songs with humour and grace. Expect to laugh, expect to cry. Also, she’s probably shorter than you’re imagining, so expect that,…

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Hannah Shira Naiman at Red Brick

October 28, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Celebrate the release of Toronto banjo player and singer songwriter Hannah Shira Naiman’s sophomore album Know The Mountain. With a sound that sits between Gillian Welch and Sarah Harmer, Naiman’s original songs ring with influences of Ola Belle Reed, The Carter Family, American old time, and traditional English ballads while incorporating contemporary influences like Tori Amos and Ani Difranco. $5/PWYC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCDbW_SL41Q

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November 2016

No Borders Project ft. Bob MacLean Live at Red Brick

November 23, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 10:45 pm

Hi friends! Check these guys out they’re great! He has gone through so many phases – folk, rock, folk again, classical, and in recent years, celtic/traditional and, yes, folk again. Today he says he’s the luckiest guy when he “goes to work.” He can, and does, tap into all these different styles; and the result? – Music To Nourish The Soul. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT4OnSVpCiY

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Tragedy Ann & Missy Bauman Live at Red Brick

November 26, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Hey friends, we are in for a double treat! See you there! When grit and groove meets softly swaying silk, the music of Braden Phelan and Liv Cazzola comes to fruition. With an electric chemistry and quick-witted sense of humour, they’ve threaded their colours and textures together to create the terrifying two-headed kitten that is Tragedy Ann. At the age of 17, Missy Bauman was one of the youngest winners in Hamilton Music Award history to win “Best New Artist”.…

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December 2016

Emily Mikhaela & Carlo Hildebrand at Red Brick Cafe

December 2, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Friends of Red Brick, Emily Mikhalea and Ian Bain are back with new material, new sounds, and no more acoustic guitars! Come check out our new, electrified northern country sound. We’ll sing some songs for you and maybe tell a few bad jokes! https://emilymikhaelaandthesteelrails.bandcamp.com/releases Also Carlo Hildebrand will be playing his heartbreaking and sometimes hilarious songs with Garnet Abel and some help from Anna Wiebe for the first time ever in Guelph!! Carlo’s music can be described as “the musical…

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4th Annual Brenda Lewis & Gayle Ackroyd Christmas Show

December 3, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“The Red Brick Café” presents The 4th Annual Brenda Lewis & Gayle Ackroyd Lesser-Known Christmas Gems & Faves Concert An evening of Sweet & Sassy Vocal Harmonies! Brenda Lewis – Jazz, Soul & Roots Vocalist and Gayle Ackroyd $10 (CASH) per person at the door http://www.brendalewis.ca http://www.gayleackroyd.com http://www.redbrickcafe.ca

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GAIN Music & the Red Brick Café presents Brian Sanchez

December 7, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Every 1st Wednesday of the month GAIN Music (Guelph & Area Independent & New Music) hosts a very special artist showcase at the Red Brick Cafe’s Downtown Guelph location! This showcase features our #ArtistoftheMonth Brian Sanchez of Still Sound!

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Jillian Elizabeth Live at Red Brick

December 21, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Acoustic sound with blues and folk influences. $5/PWYC https://www.facebook.com/pg/jillianelizabethmusic/videos/?ref=page_internal

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Hot Jaws Quartet Live At Red Brick

December 23, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Best Friends of Red Brick! Guelph’s Hottest Youth Quartet returns to Red Brick after a succesful year at school studying music and learning how to be even better musicians (as if that’s possible). Come support your own and get super cozy for this pre-christmas gig. P.W.Y.C. – $5 suggested donation

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January 2017

GAIN Music & Red Brick Café presents HighPark!

January 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Every 1st Wednesday of the month GAIN Music (Guelph & Area Independent & New Music) hosts a very special artist showcase at the Red Brick Cafe’s Downtown Guelph location! This showcase features HIGHPARK who are the GAIN Music #ArtistoftheMonth for January 2017!!

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