Live Music @ Bar Hop Session
Live music most 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!
KEVIN (WOODY) WOODBURN
thursday OCTOBER 3 @ 8PM
Woody’s music is much more than most of top 40 superficial music that you hear on the radio… fluff that is just meant to entertain. He’s got some great tunes that linger long after you hear them but it’s the depth of the songs that are remarkable. When you listen to Woody, it’s like he gives voice to your own struggles in life. Immediately you feel like he’s an old friend on the journey who has faced the dark hard nights, done a lot of deep soul searching and is finding his way out. He is a unassuming, humble guy that will surprise you with his powerful voice… a voice that along with his creative lyrics will leave you a renewed place, more hopeful and inspired in your life.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 10 @ 8PM
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.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 12 @ 9PM
Chris Chambers is a guitar player, singer, songwriter and producer having performed for over 20 years. As a solo artist, Chambers has released two independent records and various singles and toured in Canada, Europe and parts of the US.
Chambers has shared the stage with artists such as Steve Earle, Trooper, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Randy Bachman, Teenage Head, Philip Sayce, Tony Springer, Morgan Davis, Matt Schofield, The Georgia Satellites, Sue Foley and is a regular in the summer festival circuit (Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Canada’s Largest Rifest, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)) as a featured artist as well as a sideman as well as performing historic venues like The Great Hall at Hamilton Place as well as Ivor Wynne Stadium (Tim Hortons Field) and Copps Coliseum (First Ontario Place)
As a session musician, Chambers has also performed on numerous independent releases and worked alongside notable producers such as Tim Tickner & Nick Blagona (The Police, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd). He has written and produced music for international ad campaigns for companies such as Volkswagen.
Currently Chris splits his time between performing live and producing music for himself as well as collaborative projects.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 17 @ 8PM
Eric has written & toured with Shania Twain, appeared with Shania on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, and toured and performed with new country artist Johnny Reid.
He was a finalist in the Toronto 200th Birthday song writing competition, and a finalist in the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame singing contest. In 2017 he was inducted into the Ontario Blind Sports Hall of Fame.
He has the ability to play anything from blues, country & rock, to pop, funk & Jazz. He has just released his 2nd blues CD entitled “The Good Stuff”.
saturday october 19 @ 9PM
Elana Harte enjoys a successful career as a writer, performer and producer. A gifted vocalist and guitarist, the Montreal-born songstress has released a number of CDs and has been featured on numerous compilations/soundtracks.
She was the sole producer of M-FACTOR MONDAYS & M-FACTOR REDUX, a long-running weekly Toronto Indie showcase, featuring local, national and international talent. She was also the founder and co-producer of BARE BONES AND UP FRONT, a showcasing series hosted by the Toronto Centre for the Arts.
Recognized for her songwriting abilities both locally and internationally, (International Songwriting Competition, Songwriter Universe Magazine, Unisong International Songwriting Contest, SongDoor, Great American Song, Kicx99.5 FM New Country Starquest winner), Elana is an avid songwriter who relishes collaborating with new and established artists. She released her CD with STILETTO FLATS in 2014 and is in the midst of her next recording projects, BEAUTIFUL SALT, PAN STATION CALLING and producing DARCY FEAVER.
thursday october 24 @ 8PM
Originally from Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec, Fred Boutin is a musician and song writer currently living in East York, Toronto. His passion and energy for music, whether playing it or writing it, is only matched by the pleasure he takes on stage sharing it. An in-demand multi-instrumentalist, Fred finds the guitar to be the best vehicle to express his musical creativity.
Lately, Fred has been performing his most recent original songs, written in both French and English. His compositions have been described as a weaving of classic rock, bluesy and funky riffs, jazz fusion guitar solos, with thoughtful lyrics rich in meaning and insight.
With Jonathan MacLean (bass & guitar), the duo will also be playing some up beat covers, with the mandolin being the preeminent instrument.
saturday october 26 @ 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.