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The Bands of 2023

The Bands : Friday June 30th 


Soul To Squeeze - Friday, June 30th  - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Soul to Squeeze are a Brockville band consisting of Scott Primeau vocals/bass, Rickie Collins vocals drums, Randy Shaughnessy guitar. They play a great mix of classic rock and blues.​

Whiskey Smoke Country Duo - Friday, June 30th, 2023 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Whiskey Smoke is a Kingston based duo featuring local country singers Mike Grice and Amanda Sorensen. They formed in late 2021 and have been performing for crowds of all kinds ever since. Singing traditional country music from the '90s to today's best hits, these two will keep you dancing and singing along all night long. Amanda and Mike bring an energetic and authentic Country performance, you won't want to miss.

The River Kats - Friday, June 30th  - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

The River Kats is a popular trio of professional musicians and singers. All three have enjoyed distinct, successful recording careers in both the domestic and international markets. Members of the band are Rick St Jean, lead vocalist and rhythm guitar; Craig Harrison, bass guitar and vocals and Doug Gravelle, drums and vocals. They play a great blend of Rhythm & Blues, Rock, and pop.


The Stares - Friday June 30th  - 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

 The Stares are one of the best Rock & Roll cover bands in the area. The Stares call Kingston/Gananoque their home base. This band has gained a huge following not only for being local but for putting on one of the better shows you will catch in the YGK area. They cover a wide range of bands from Zeppelin to AC/DC. If you haven’t seen them already, then you’re gonna love this show.


The Bands : Saturday July 1st

The Moellman Family - Saturday, July 1st  11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Having distinguished themselves in the Classical scene, The Moellman Family has turned their hands to exploring Celtic music. Their refreshing style incorporates elements of Folk, Country, and Jazz, among others. Clara’s nimble fiddling and Jonathan’s engaging keyboard are complemented by Paul, Gabriel, and Catherine’s contributions on percussion and fiddles. Their lively vocal selections feature all five singing in tight harmony. In addition to their own compositions, the group’s current setlist includes many favourite standards, and their performance will thrill attendees of all ages!


Lost Channel - Friday, July 1st - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Legend and mystery surround The Lost Channel in the Thousand Islands. Musicians Mike Bishop, Pete Mitchell and Matty Brown rekindle and connect forgotten emotions and favourite tunes into fresh vibrant arrangements that stir the past with the present. Along with some original River songs, you will dance and sing when you discover The Thousand Island's musical treasure, Lost Channel.


On The Road Again - Saturday, July 1st,   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm 

"On The Road Again" is a celebration of the music of Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton. It features all the hits, "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain", "Pancho & Lefty", "9 to 5"," I Will Always Love You" performed by Cliff Edwards, Teagan McLaren, Dan Kasaboski, Ken Hall and Zak Colbert.

Chris Jackson Duo - Saturday, July 1st  - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm 

After 30 years as a working musician in a variety of cover bands and session recordings, multi-instrumentalist Christopher Jackson decided it's time to put all his experiences together and see where his own writing and music might take him. The results are a collection of original recordings reminiscent of his musical influences. Continuously gigging and expanding his creativity and experience, Jackson began making a name for himself as a front man when his ensemble “Chris Jackson & Friends” grew in popularity at the Blu Martini in Kingston and has become the place to be on a Friday night. Since the pandemic had temporarily shut down live music, Jackson has been focusing on his own writing style and music, and putting his mult-instrumental talent to use.


The Change - Saturday, July 1st 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm 

The Change, who hail from Kingston, Ontario draw material from the “classic rock” genre and concentrate on the familiar danceable hits of the eras. The Change deliver this package with a tight and powerful guitar driven sound, backed up with keyboards. With two lead singers and harmony vocals, the seasoned five-member group always fills dance floors and rocks their audience nonstop from the first song to the last.

Rayzor’s Edge – Saturday, July 1st 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Rayzors Edge is a high energy live band that covers a wide variety of rock and country classics, new rock and country as well as original songs. With well over 100 songs in their repertoire, they get the party going. Very exciting to watch, they definitely like to get the audience engaged. They are not your ordinary cover band and will leave you with a fun night of music to remember.

The Bands : Sunday July 2nd 

Steve Cheesman & The Heeters - Sunday, July 2nd 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm 

A band of seasoned musicians performing great rock and roll hits of the 60’s & 70’s. 

Featuring Steve Cheesman on vocals, Robin Roberts on drums, Larry Stafford on keys, Bob Arlidge on bass and Jimmy Huff on guitar.

The Brick Haus Polka Band - Sunday, July 2nd  2:00 pm to 3:00 pm 

The upbeat and modern Brick Haus Polka Band is bringing polka music to a whole new generation!  With their own flare, the band plays traditional polkas and will also surprise you with some fun polka pop covers.  Based out of Kingston Ontario, the band features Laura Anderson-Brick, band founder (accordion, vocals), Andrew Vanhorn (lead vocals, guitar), Kevin Offord (tuba, vocals) and Martin Piper (drums).  All band members are active on the local music scene and are long-time friends.  You can catch the Brick Haus Polka Band performing at Oktoberfest events, and local music festivals.  This spirited lighthearted band is always a crowd favourite.  It’s POLKA TIME!

Luscious - Sunday, July 2nd 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm 

Luscious formed in 2016 under the name "The Brielle LeBlanc Band", Brielle gathered the original members for the release of her debut EP "Beautiful Disaster" that was co-written and produced by Chris Koster of The Glorious Sons. The band now consists of five members: Brielle LeBlanc (Vocals), Cole LeBlanc (Bass), Kurt Paquette (Guitars), Doug O'Handley (Keyboards) and Wyatt McMullin (Drums). In the almost seven years since they began they have been playing regularly at several venues in their home city of Kingston Ontario and other surrounding cities like Toronto and Ottawa. They have also released their own debut EP "Alone (We Are Not)" and continue to write and record with the intention of releasing a full album in the near future.

Back Swing - Sunday, July 2nd 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

“Back Swing” is a 4-piece country/rock band rich in vocal harmonies and unique instrumentation. Jim Patterson (guitars and keyboard) and Rick Storms (bass and guitar) share lead and harmony vocals. They are both formerly from the “Jim Patterson Band” whose origins gained momentum on the Canadian Country music charts in the early 2000’s. Laura Anderson-Brick (electric accordion synthesiser and vocals) adds dynamic piano, organ, horns, banjo and a whole array of orchestral sounds to round out the “Back Swing” sound. Keeping it all together, is their amazing drummer Ron Reedy who has performed at a multitude of events across the globe.

Anything Goes - Sunday, July 2nd 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm 

Anything Goes are five musicians delivering classic rock hits featuring smooth harmonies and seasoned players. Performing hits, you're sure to remember from the 60s, 70s and 80s. They'll keep you singing and dancing from the first song till the last.

group always fills dance floors and rocks their audience nonstop from the first song to the last.

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