The Toucan, 76 Princess St. (Alternative Music Venue)
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This Kingston blues and indie-rock outfit focused on tight live chemistry and improvisation. Vocalist/guitarist Sean Patterson, bassist Logan Morris, and drummer Jordan Bulhoes present a diverse background of musical styles and influences. Punchy funk and blues-styled riffs, combined with catchy hooks and thoughtful songwriting, make for an exciting and fresh live experience – never the same way twice.
This alt-rock four piece, based in Ottawa, formed in 2016. They’ve spent the last year playing shows and festival dates across Ontario. Following their recently released single “Come Find Me”, they will be heading back into the studio in May to finish recording a second EP.
Presenting a diverse mix of musical styles ranging from hip hop to alternative rock, since early 2014 they’ve been recording original songs to build a portfolio. Adam Chartrand, Vidal Ortiz, Kyle Palmer and Lucas Ruddell continue to make a name for themselves around southern Ontario.
Years ago, Rueben DeGroot investigated a possible zombie apocalypse, but turns out they were just regular folks helplessly wandering lower Princess St. seeking a 7-piece band resembling Steely Dan with Star Wars undertones. Ever the crowd-pleaser, he assembled a fine band (including bandmates of Joe Chithalen) at the Toucan (Mondays), when they’re not touring the Kessel Run.
Sweet Talk Jackie
Formed in 2015, members consist of Cole LeBlanc (Vocals & Guitar), Cameron Gravelle (Bass), and Steve Vanden Engel (Drums). “We play music for the love, the high, the feeling of creating something. … If you want to know what we are all about just listen to the music. Come out to a live show, and let loose!”