Past Events at the Arlington Pub
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan wander through the backwoods and get lost. After some time they find a cabin in which to take refuge.
The cabin is sparse but contains a wall of traditional instruments as well as a rock ‘n roll backline.
They sit down to play.
Occasionally they get visitors, like Patsy Cline, Tom Waits, Howlin’ Wolf, Gillian Welch, Al Green and Tom Petty but mostly they are alone together passing the time with their instruments, playing songs you’ve never heard before.
If you like that story, you might enjoy the Collette Savard Band. With her palette of acoustic folk instrument, Collette whiddles out of her imagination beautiful song gems. She brings them to you wrapped in the exciting package of her band of seasoned masters.
Rebecca Campbell(Jane Siberry, Ian Tamblyn…),John Switzer John Switzer(Jane Siberry, Vance Gilbert, Katherine Wheatley etc.³) Martin Worthy (Joe Hall, Paul Quarrington), Tim Posgate(So Long Seven, The Cluttertones…),Megan Worthy(her dad Martin Worthy…among many other Toronto artists)
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Rae Spoon is an award-winning non-binary musician and author. They have released nine solo albums spanning folk, indie rock and electronic genres and have toured across Canada and internationally. Rae was the subject and composer of the score for the National Film Board–produced musical-documentary My Prairie Home, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Rae owns and runs an indie record label called Coax Records that has released fifteen albums by Canadian and international artists. They have been nominated for two Polaris Prizes, a Lambda Literary Award and a Western Canadian Music Award.
Through their exploration of a dynamic range of diasporic rhythms, LAL have developed a sound that ingeniously integrates their South Asian and West Indian roots with jazz sensibilities, hip-hop and authentic soul – all encased in a fresh and eclectic electronic sound.
Fluffy Soufflé is a Toronto based non-binary drag performer. They are half of the duo Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime, who have been doing events based on literacy, diversity and fun for almost three years. Along with Babia Majora, they also co-produce and co-host a monthly event featuring all trans + non-binary performers called F*ck Sh*t Up at the Gladstone Hotel. They like a good time.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Mayhemingways emerge within a region ripe with musical reputation in Ontario Canada. Benj Rowland executes lead vocals and employs a mixed bag of folk instruments like banjo, mandolin, accordion, and acoustic guitar. Josh Fewings anchors the tunes on the drums and elevates the melody with harmony vocals. They are a strong musical duo that converges with “Mind-bending and original music with deep roots in the tradition of dark North American folk” (Tom Wilson, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings & Lee Harvey Osmond).
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Traditional jazz, with a repertoire spanning at least 150 years of music.
Available for hire for all occasions.
John Williams – Clarinet, Harmonica, Vocals
Ben Lee – Tenor Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Chris Adriaanse – Bass
Saturday, April 13, 2019
7pm doors, 8pm show $25 adv $30 door
Russell deCarle’s songwriting has absorbed all those influences, and he avidly listens to smooth soul singers and the men and women who made early country music so compelling. Like his previous (debut) solo album Under the Big Big Sky, there are eight original songs here, and three covers.
He surrounds himself with brilliant players, and the crew on this record is superb. Guitarist Steve Briggs is, as always, subtle, tasteful, and understated, but central to deCarle’s sound; bassist Russ Boswell is, simply, the perfect foundation. Drummers Al Cross and Jorn Anderson can be heard on different tracks, as well as singers Cindy Church, Erin Costelo, Karla Crawford and Michelle Willis. Other guests include Denis Keldie (accordion), John Sheard (piano) and Chris Whiteley (harmonica). deCarle, Briggs and L. Stu Young share production credits.
Tickets available at the Maynooth General Store, Sun Run Cafe, Guitar Nuts and Harvest Moon.
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Hungerford Station is a versatile, high energy band, local to the Quinte area. We play everything from country to classic rock. We’ve been around a long time, formerly as South of Seven Hightest. A big venue or small, we can do it all!!
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Swooping down from the vast Zimbabwean plains, Tichaona Maredza, a guitar in one hand, a drum in the other and an mbira in his teeth, arrived in Toronto in 2008. Singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, he quickly formed a group in December 2009. The Tich Maredza Band hit the circuit hard, veterans in a matter of months. Tich’s music, while rooted in Zimbabwean traditional styles, has a contemporary flair. A drummer/guitarist, Tich’s compositions have rhythmic drive, melodic intelligence, and lyrical messages of challenge, and hope. Indoors, outdoors, concert hall or dance hall, The Tich Maredza Band puts smiles on faces and feet on the floor.
Tichaona Maredza (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, nyunga nyunga, marimba percussion, composer, lyricist). Tich Maredza as popularly known is self-taught musician who has performed with Oliver Mtukudzi and Thomas Mapfumo among many others.He is also a member of Okavango African Orchestra the 2017 JUNO Award winners for World Music Album of the year where he focuses on composing and performing music based on traditional instrumentation.
Larry Lewis (lead guitar), graduate of the Paris Conservatory, he plays guitar in several different styles and brings an improvisational heat to the band’s music.
Tichaona Gombiro (bass), Mr. Gombiro, drives the foundation of our groove with talented interpretation and deschooled intuition. He also performs with Masaisai. Tich Gombiro’s major influences include Oliver Mtukudzi, Bob Marley, the late Ashton “Sugar” Chiweshe, Thomas Mapfumo, Chamunorwa Mangudi (my first guitar tutor at Glen Norah Hills), Philbert Marova and Kenny Mwanza. He has always wanted to be a musician from an early age and made it his dream that he will play in a band one day. Now the day is here and for him there’s no stopping.
Andrew Mark (drums, mbira), a gifted drummer and student of Zim music. Andrew brings a special set of influences to the presentation and his style is solid, subtle, and original.
Ruben Esguerra (percussion) is the newest member of our band and offers blazing drive and quiet atmosphere to our sound.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
“Bobby Dove is a gifted artist, and a brilliant new light on the songwriting scene. Her songs speak to my heart. Her work is a link in the chain that binds the future to the past. A time traveler, Bobby’s songs meld genres with the touch of a master. I am a fan.” Mary Gauthier
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Formed in 2009, what started out as an experimental-dub jam-band evolved out of Toronto’s vibrant music scene Into A Funk Rock Reggae Collective.
Led by singer songwriter duo Michael Cooke on guitar and powerhouse drummer Derek “DeeLion” Musgrave, their writing combines roots reggae and up-tempo ska riddims with R&B funk and psychedelic rock guitar explorations evoking Hendrix, Funkadelic and The Police, while paying homage to the Titans of Reggae by playing their favorite covers from Sugar Minot, The Abyssinians and Bob Marley, to name a few.
The Wutnots have been blowing away local stages for half a decade. Come shake a tail feather!
Saturday, June 15, 2019
In the late 70’s Lester Behm and Rick Lewis hooked up due to their desire to create a band. Both liked Rock and Roll ! This band was called Rox featuring Lester on guitar & vocals, Rick on drums,
This was a successful venture for these young men. Rick Lewis moved on, gaining experience with several other bands as a guitar and vocalist. Lester Behm also moved on as a guitar and vocalist with other bands
In early 2012, after many years, Lester and Rick reunited. At this point their new creation, Reckless was born!
In 2016 Dave Smith (Drums) and Matt Laurier (Bass) joined the band as the solid drive behind Rick and Lesters guitars and vocals.