Live Music @ Bar Hop Session
Every Thursday (@ 8pm) and Saturday (@ 9pm) join us at our 681 Danforth Ave. location for an evening of live music. 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 november 29 @ 8PM
Drawing from the rebel attitude of early rock’n’roll, blues, honkytonk country, with a hint of punk, Matt Allen offers audiences a dynamic mix of musical influences.
Matt is the lead singer of the Swingin’ Blackjacks and has and has shared stages with members of the Downchild Blues Band, Jack DeKeyzer and The Razorbacks. His shows are filled with strong original songs, obscure treasures and old favourites drawn from the bygone era of smoky honkytonks, sweaty juke-joints and the jumpin’ dance halls of the ‘40s & ‘50s.
jerry leger (Duo)
saturday december 1 @ 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.
"One of the best songwriters I've heard in quite some time." - Ron Sexsmith
THURSDAY DECEMBER 6 @ 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 DECEMBER 8 @ 9PM
Jon showed an interest in music at a very young age, his talent started to grow during drum lessons at the age of 12. By 16 he was playing in clubs in the Toronto area. Eventually he picked up the guitar, started singing and became the front man for a number of bands in the Toronto area demonstrating a unique ability to relate to his audiences.
Most notably Jon had his original song Hero played as the grand finale at the 150th anniversary concert of the royal regiment band of Canada. Currently performing many shows in the GTA, Jon’s shows are like campfire music without the fire, so sit back and enjoy a very diverse song list of your favourite tunes.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 13 @ 8PM
Nathan Bottomley is a singer-songwriter with a variety of musical influences ranging from Springsteen to Ed Sheeran.
Playing festivals, bars, weddings, and special events all across southern Ontario, he incorporates an assortment of acoustic pop/rock and contemporary music into his shows. Recently Nathan has played in the Peterborough Live Music Fest, and Lindsay’s first Music Festival, as well as a variety of both public and private events.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 15 @ 9PM
Canadian singer/songwriter Colin Amey began turning heads with his performances when he was only three years old, singing at a local fair. Within two years his family settled in Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, and before he had turned ten, the CBC program Journal made him the subject of one of its reports.
The singer triumphed in talent competitions on a regular basis before he relocated with his family to Edmonton. There he performed during the Klondike Days festival beside such artists as K.D. Lang, Ronnie Hawkins, and the Gatlin Brothers. He has performed with such leading country artists as Shenandoah, Bryan White, Joe Diffie, Wade Hayes, Pirates of the Mississippi, Perfect Strangers, and the Wilkinsons, among others.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 20 @ 8PM
When it comes to storytelling, Brock Zeman is a master craftsman. The Canada-based singer-songwriter has spent the past 12 years carving and chiseling Americana soundscapes, drawing from roots-rock and alternative country. But what separates Zeman from his contemporaries isn’t a willingness to speak truth – it’s his unwillingness to conform to the rules of Nashville and the traditional framework of genre. What gives Zeman’s stories force isn’t that he’s just singing a narrative – he’s living it.
Over the course of his career, Zeman has released 12 studio albums, one live record, toured North America extensively and received praise from numerous press outlets. “His songs have more depth than can be realized first time through, which only enhances with each listen,” wrote Penguin Eggs. Zeman has also won a slew of songwriting awards, including 2nd place at both 2016’s Unsigned Only Competition as well as the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) for his track “Pulling Your Sword Out Of The Devil’s Back.” In 2017 he returned to ISC as a finalist with his song “Dead Man’s Shoes.”
SATURDAY DECEMBER 22 @ 9PM
Philip Garcia is a Canadian/Portuguese Singer-Songwriter. He plays pop music in the genres of R&B, Folk and Rock. Soulful vocals along with Intimate Lyrics, Philip always gives his all in performance.
THE NIGHTWATCH (duo from nyc)
thursday DECEMBER 27 @ 8pm
The Nightwatch is duo fusing together the spirit of RnB, Blues, soul and Pop in an unique acoustic experience. Driven by the fiery and acrobatic vocals while accompanied by guitar,
The Nightwatch will bring you a musical experience unlike no other, fusing together classic songs and modern songs with an exciting acoustic twist.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 29 @ 9PM
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.
Lauryn is currently working on her first EP at Oak Recording Studio in Toronto with Damon de Szegheo with plans to release in 2018.