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    GMAF & DSTRCT presents THE GONG SHOW feat. The Monsters of Schlock & My Son the Hurricane!

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    March 2, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

    GMAF & DSTRCT presents THE GONG SHOW feat. The Monsters of Schlock & My Son the Hurricane!

    Are you a musician? A singer? A juggler? A puppeteer?

    Just some weirdo who thinks they’ve got a shot at… the BIG TIME?

    In the tradition of the classic television talent show, Gain presents to you a modern day LIVE version of the GONG SHOW!

    Local talented up and coming entertainers will have the opportunity to showcase their unique and special talents to a panel of local celebrity judges! No act is too talented or too ridiculous to join!

    The winner receives not only a merch pack with items donated from the Monsters, My Son the Hurricane, Wellington Brewery and Gain valued at hundreds of dollars but they also win a chance to showcase their talent on the mainstage over the weekend at the Gain Music Arts Festival, but they will also get the opportunity to open for a MAJOR TOURING ACT at an upcoming GAIN show!

    Hosted by Guelph’s own 22 time Guinness World Record breaking freakshow duo, The Monsters of Schlock will be there with their unique brand of slapstick to introduce the acts and to showcase some of their own ridiculous talents. But wait, we don’t just have FREAKS, we also have FUNK! 14 piece musical juggernaut, My Son the Hurricane will be on hand as the house band, playing between acts and getting in on the action as well!
    A panel of local celebrity judges will ultimately be the deciding factor to see if you have what it takes to be the first winner of the Gain Gong Show.

    But don’t forget the most important element of ANY talent show… THE TALENT!

    There are NINE slots available to perform on the night of!

    If you think you have what it takes then send an email to with Gain Gong Show as the subject line! Contestants will be randomly drawn from the pool and announced by February 26th!

    14 piece brass funk band My Son the Hurricane has been featured on CBC Radio One and Much more Music, as well as having collaborated with U.S.S., Pocket Dwellers and three time Juno/Polaris nominee D-Sisive. Hurricane has truly strived to create a one of a kind stage show, performing at festivals like Hillside, Beaches Jazz Festival, Scene Fest, Rock the Beach Festival, Windsor Fam Festival, Toronto Beerfest, etc. They always bring the party!

    “Pushing Up Daisies” Video

    The Monsters of Schlock have been featured in media worldwide. The duo are a two man sideshow of grotesque and uncanny acts and have appeared in both the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley’s: Believe It or Not! Come watch Orbax and his brother Sweet Pepper amaze and disturb you!

    “Guinness Spotlight” Video
    #GMAF2016 Main Event Page – GAIN Music presents GMAF2016: On the Fringe!


    March 2, 2016
    9:00 pm - 1:00 am


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