Live Music @ Bar Hop Session
Live music every Thursday and Saturday nights!
Sip suds, enjoy tasty eats and listen to local and inspired, emerging musicians perform their hearts out.
Check out the upcoming line-up below!
thursday august 1 @ 8PM
Pop Singer / Songwriter Kristy Hagerman has been extensively touring this year to promote the forth-coming release of her album "Right" - coming this Fall on Oak Recording Studio's Our Audio Kin Records.
You can watch videos for Kristy's first two singles "Kiss Me Like you Mean It" and "Prisoner" as well as pre-order her album at:
saturday august 3 @ 9PM
At heart, Canadian singer-songwriter Jerry Leger is driven by a quest to convey in his own manner the purity embedded in the grooves of the vintage rock, country and blues recordings he so dearly loves. This trait attracted support from fellow singer/songwriters like Ron Sexsmith and his staunchest ally, producer and label head Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies, who signed Jerry to his label, Latent Recordings in 2013. He has been called “one of Canada’s best” by Exclaim, a “gifted storyteller” by The Toronto Star and “One of the best Canadian songwriters” by Rolling Stone. His latest release, the Polaris longer listed ‘Nonsense and Heartache’ is a 2-record set showcasing the two major musical sides of him. The idea was spearheaded by Timmins with ‘Nonsense’ displaying Leger’s rock ‘n’ roll and bluesy grit while ‘Heartache’ is a more folk-roots-melodic expression.
thursday august 8 @ 8PM
Lauryn Macfarlane is an emerging singer-songwriter born and raised in Peterborough Ontario. Growing up on a unique combination of country and blues music, from a young age Lauryn was exposed to artists like Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks, Bonnie Rait and Tracy Chapman. Since growing up and developing her own musical taste, Lauryn’s favourite artists include Ben Howard, Kacey Musgraves and The Arkells.
saturday august 10 @ 9PM
Toronto based musician Marcus Walker is an exceptional singer-songwriter and a captivating artist. He has earned a reputation for engaging and energetic performances that range from sensitive ballads to all out rock and/or roll. His infectious style reflects a dynamicism unlike any other, making it difficult to define his overall sound, but the music is grounded in his compelling lyrics and spirited performances.
thursday august 15 @ 8PM
Latam has many influences that have helped him find his sound, among them; the Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Simon and Garfunkel, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Joni Mitchell, and Crosby, Stills Nash and Young. He was exposed to much of this music as an infant, when his parents played their records…without turning the volume down. From these sources, Justin offers up barefoot-stomping music with honest heart and soul, blending folk, rock, blues, jazz and pop into a down-to-earth, up-beat sound. The lyrics of his songs range from exploration of everyday life, love and family, interpreting local folk history and Canadiana, and thoughtful introspection.
Justin tours regularly across Ontario, playing festivals, house concerts, breweries, wineries, bars, restaurants and beyond. He’s also made several trips down to Nashville, playing writer’s rounds, Canadian showcases, and furthering his craft through workshops.
saturday august 17 @ 9PM
Holly Clausius was born and raised in the small town of Exeter, Ontario. Her love for music and performing started at the young age of 5. She is self taught on piano, guitar, ukulele and vocals. She has been writing and making music for over 5 years and currently resides in Toronto performing around the city with her band and solo at weddings, bars, etc. She is heavily influenced by different genres including Jazz, Blues, Rock, Alternative, Funk and Folk. Her music is now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and more!
thursday august 22 @ 8PM
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. Bennett and the Del McCoury Band.
Since going solo, Walsh has performed over 420 shows across Canada including opening for Ike Stubblefield and Col. Bruce Hampton.
sean stanley trio
saturday august 24 @ 9PM
Sean Stanley & Miss Dior have a robust resume, including performances at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival (as part of the Restaurant Host Events), Canada Day at Niagara Falls, finalists in the Toronto Blues Society’s Annual Talent Search, as well as more intimate performances at Jazz Bistro, Evergreen Brickworks’ “Thursday Night Jazz” series, The Senator Wine Bar, and their 4-year ongoing Residency at Harlem Underground.
Sean Stanley & Miss Dior offer a consuming and elucidating blues experience.
thursday august 29 @ 8PM
With strong vocal harmonies and soft rhythms the Urban Rednecks have been described as “the feel good band” whose interpretations of classic and modern rock favourites are like “well crafted comfort food”.
The band features Mark Boadway on guitar, Mike Connolly on guitar/bass and Brad Corlett on cajon.
The Urban Rednecks are active in the music scene across Toronto and small town Ontario playing regularly at popular gastropubs and craft brewhouses.
saturday august 31 @ 9PM
With the release of last summer’s debut full length ‘The Circle’, Toronto’s Marlon Chaplin has carved out a respectable place in an ever evolving indie landscape. Garnering widespread critical acclaim and an always expanding fanbase, Marlon continues to grow and strengthen both as a performer and songwriter, showcasing a prolific output and unwavering drive. Possessing a penchant for hook laden material and the belief that an act’s worth is ultimately proven on stage, 2019 promises to be explosive.