Live Music @ Bar Hop Session
Live music every Sunday afternoon and 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!
saturday june 1 @ 9PM
Joshua Gladston (singer in The Honky Tonk Zeros) play both Country and Western music with a psychedelic folk influence for extra flavour.
kristIn lindell [duo] - sunday jazz brunch
sundays june 2 & 9 @ 12pm-3pm
Vocalist Kristin Lindell, takes you into her arms and heart with alluring stories to tell. With a mix of swing, blues and jazz, she is reminiscent of Eva Cassidy, Norah Jones and Madeleine Peyroux. Her effervescence and warmth shine through her easygoing stage presence. With her playful demeanor and uplifting voice she has played bistros, festivals, wine bars across Canada and the US.
thursday june 6 @ 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.
saturday june 8 @ 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 june 13 @ 8pm
Richard was named Instrumentalist of the Year by the Durham Region Music Society and First Runner Up in The Toronto Blues Society’s Talent Search. He has earned showcases at the International Blues Summit, the Folk Music Ontario Conference, Ontario Contact and for Mariposa and Winterfolk Festivals. Maverick, the UK’s leading independent roots music magazine, describes “Seventh Day”, Richard’s CD, as “Excellent! On the cutting edge of country and blues”.
Richard’s performances, which feature the acoustic lap steel guitar together with any combination of electric guitar, bass and percussion, give a unique perspective on the continuing evolution of acoustic roots music. The distinctive slide of the lap steel weaving through an eclectic mix of blues, roots, and vintage rock and roll is an unusual musical twist that audiences really enjoy. The result, while evocative of blues and folk traditions, is transformational: leading to a vibrant reconstruction of roots music.
saturday june 15 @ 9pm
Born and raised in small town Ontario, Matt Gunn combines a mix of soul, motown, and reggae to prove to the world there is more to the country than just honky tonks and cowboy boots.
Influenced by Van Morrison, Marvin Gaye, and The Slackers, Matt creates a blend of sounds to soothe even the pickiest of ear drums.
Matt just released his 2nd solo album “Staring At Nothing” which aims for a modern touch to a sound you forgot you loved. All instruments on the albums are written and performed by Matt.
jim clayton - sunday jazz brunch
sundays june 16 & 23 @ 12pm-3pm
Award-winning pianist Jim Clayton’s latest album, Lenny Jumps In, landed in the Top 10 at Canadian jazz radio and Top 30 in the US, where it was featured in Jazziz Magazine. His 2013 album Songs My Daughter Knows was described as “warm and tender…happy and soulful” by DownBeat Magazine. Critics and musicians alike have described Clayton as “the new Vince Guaraldi” for his melodic playing and memorable compositions. His music has been heard internationally on radio, in film, and on television (including Dateline NBC and The Kardashians).
He spent a decade as a music director with Emmy-winning theatre company The Second City, entertaining audiences around the globe, from ex-pats in Asia to our troops in Bosnia. His recording act, The Clayton/Scott Group, was twice named ‘Group of the Year’ at Canada’s Smooth Jazz Awards, and picked up ‘Best Jazz Recording’ at the Canadian Urban Music Awards.
tuesday june 18 @ 8pm
With over 100,000 kilometres of highway, railroad and sky behind him, McGrath continues to blaze an impassioned trail of music that finds a sound and voice somewhere between punk rock, country, folk and rock and roll. Taking him to locations as geographically diverse as Reykjavik, Palma de Majorca, Warsaw, and everywhere in between, McGrath and his guitar represent a new dawn of singer-songwriting that's injected with the raw, fierce energy of punk rock: not in the sense of an acoustic performer hollering at the top of his lungs to simulate the energy of a full band, but instead something more rooted in a passionate commitment to your craft and a blind and zealous determination to your vision, wrapped in a sonic texture as rough as the road itself.
thursday june 20 @ 8pm
Lauren Knowles is a Hamilton based musician. Lauren is a singer/guitar player you can see her performing solo as a duo or fronting her band, the Lovies!
SATURday june 22 @ 9pm
T.C. Folkpunk is a solo singer-songwriter from Toronto. Armed with only a guitar and a notebook overflowing with original songs, T.C.'s music has landed him on stages as far away as the Cavern Club in Liverpool England, and as nearby as your favourite local watering hole. Drawing from influences such as Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, The Beatles, The Clash, Bob Dylan, and many more, T.C.'s catchy melodies and insightful lyrics have garnered him radio play around the globe, even resulting in one of his songs, American Dream, being studied in a high school class in Germany which was investigating the impact of American culture on the outside world.
T.C. also stars in and composed music for the new Canadian indie musical comedy film, Love In The Sixth.
THURSday june 27 @ 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 june 29 @ 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.
TANYA WILLS [DUO] - sunday jazz brunch
sUNDAY JUNE 30 @ 12pm-3PM
Her rich and expressive voice became her hallmark as she went on to work with many Swing and Big Bands east of and in Toronto. Known not only for her dynamic performance, but also as a great vocal technician Tanya has also had the opportunity to play many of the favourite lead roles of so many classic Musicals – Eva Peron (Evita), Peter Pan, Adelaide (Guys and Dolls)…to name a few.
Tanya is also at the front of The Wintergarten Orchestra (Toronto) as one of two vocalists. Singing in English, German and French, Tanya delivers exciting Cabaret pieces from the 20‘s and 30’s with a richness in her story telling that sets her apart.
“Smooth, sultry, sexy, classy vocals that keep you coming back to listen more. A masterpiece world-class project!”
Jeff Moses - WJMX-DB Smooth Jazz Boston Global Radio