Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The Groove Council Live Jan 18th, 2014

Hold on to your hats- THE GROOVE COUNCIL will be in session on Jan. 18th, 2014 at the Kent Belgian Dutch  Club in Chatham.

"Soooooooooooo looking forward to our


See you all in 2014!!!!" —  Kathleen Murray of the GrooveCouncil.
Tickets will be on sale soon!  
Here's some more info about The Groove Council taken off thier Facebook page.
THE GROOVE COUNCIL is the band to catch when you need some funky horn-driven R & B with that old school Detroit soul sound. Every gig is a party - hosted by lead singer Kathleen Murray! The 9-piece band features 4 horns and a smokin’ rhythm section. You’ll hear some of your favorite soul classics, a few tasty B-sides, and some new tunes that have that old-school sound – all with that distinctive Groove Council influence. You'll want to be there when the Council is in-session!

The Council pulls together a group of musicians with assorted backgrounds from all around the Detroit area (and even Canada!) to make up an impressive combined musical resume that spans decades. Well, most of the council members, that is. You see, the band’s remarkable lead singer, Kathleen Murray, is new to the Detroit music scene. She began performing just five years ago and in that short time has already made a name for herself.
Over the past five years, the band has become known for delivering dance-inducing soul music with an infectious groove. When you put Kathleen’s powerful vocals over a cookin’ rhythm section and layer on those tasty horns, you get a delicious blend of soul, R&B, and funk that keeps audiences coming back for more. There’s a genuine excitement that radiates from the stage and embraces the crowd. It’s all part of what makes the band a favorite at area festivals and keeps them in-demand at local clubs. The band was awarded the 2011 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding R&B Artist/Group and was nominated again in 2012. Singer Kathleen Murray has earned Detroit Music Award nominations for Outstanding Blues/R&B Vocalist in both 2011 and 2012. In addition to frequent appearances in and around Detroit, the Groove Council is also the back-up band for saxophone legend and Silver Bullet member Alto Reed for local appearances. This included Alto’s AllStar Concert at the Fillmore where the band also played behind music legend Mitch Ryder and Grand Funk alumni Mark Farner.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Webcar Inc. Presents The Stacy Mitchhart Band

Friday, August 23rd-The Stacy Mitchhart Band- live at the Kent Belgian Dutch Canadian Club. Doors open 7:30pm.This show is presented by the good folks at Webcar Inc.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Jack de Keyzer

Clips from June 22nd, 2013 of Jack de Keyzer and his band as they headline at an event thrown by the Canada South Blues Society (Chatham-Kent Chapter) . What an evening! Jack and his band played a hefty set full of old favorites and packed with new gems from his recently released CD Electric Love. They played their hearts out and looked like they were having a blast doing it. I look forward to catching Jack and his band again at Bluesfest International in Windsor Ontario on July 13th, 2012.

Jack de Keyzer (Guitar and Vocals)
Alan Duffy (Bass) Rick Donaldson (Drums)
David "The Groove Doctor" McMorrow (Keyboards)
Richard Thornton (Sax)

Tim Woodcock and The Thunderkings

The Canada South Blues Society hosted an event on June 22nd, 2013 at the Kent Belgian Dutch Club.Starting things off for the evening was Tim Woodcock and The Thunderkings. This video contains clips from the terrific show they put on that evening.

Tim Woodcock (Guitar and Vocals)
Jim Corbett (Bass Guitar)
Ed Pranskus (Drums)
Video by Alyssa Caron (©2013 Alyssa Caron)

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Electric Love: New CD from Jack de Keyzer

Check out Jack de Keyzer's new 2013 Juno nominated CD called "Electric Love" available in CD format through Indiepool or download it on iTunes!

You can hear Jack live June 22nd at the Kent Belgian Dutch Club. Tickets are available at Aug's Video (both Chatham and Blenheim locations) , Kakoon Health Spa (Ridgetown), The Kent Belgian Dutch Club and Tony's One Stop Music Shoppe.
Hear is what is being said about Jack's new CD
“Electric Love…a rock blues album with nods to guitar influences Clapton, Hendrix and Page’… a disc of excellent new songs by a bluesman who should be considered their equal. It is also beautifully recorded, Jack’s vocals and guitar have never sounded better.”  (Maple Blues, John Valentyne)   

"de Keyzer explores the rocking blues  for what could be his strongest album yet"  (View Magazine)

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Jack de Keyzer: Engine Trouble

Jack de Keyzer -2 time Juno winner and 7 time Maple Blues Award winner will be playing June 22nd, 2013 at the Kent Belgian Dutch Club. See event poster below for details.