Concerts & Music
An award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist and former NHL draft pick, country music artist Chad Brownlee is by definition a renaissance man. With over a billion radio impressions to date, his singles have rapidly climbed the country music charts. Most recently, he garnered a highly coveted 2018 JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year, earned GOLD certification for his single "I Hate You For It", celebrated his first #1 video at CMT and achieved his third consecutive top 10 hit with the single, "Something' We Shouldn't Do". Throughout his career, Brownlee has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades including 2013 JUNO
nomination for Country Album of the Year, and multiple Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) Award™ nominations, including a 2016 Album of the Year nod for Hearts On Fire, the fourth release in his discography. In January of 2017 Brownlee's Hearts On Fire Tour collided with Tim Hicks' Shake These Walls Tour for 8 highly praised co-headlining dates across Western Canada.
Celebrating his highest charting single to date, the top 15 hit "Sun Set On It", award winning country artist David James (MDM Recordings Inc./Universal Music Canada) lives by the motto "nothing worth having comes easy and opportunity looks a lot like hard work," and work hard he does. Following his signing with MDM Recordings Inc., James celebrated a banner year in 2016 with the release of his debut EP "Songs About A Girl", which garnered the Manitoba native two Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) Award™ nominations including a nod in the Rising Star category. He made his debut performance at the highly celebrated Boots and Hearts
Music Festival, received a Canadian Radio Music Award nomination for "Best New Group or Solo Artist: Country" and wrapped it all up by joining the award winning country artist Chad Brownlee on the road before returning to the studio to begin working on a new EP.
In October of 2017 James released his sophomore album "Downtown Kids". The brand new six song EP showcases James' melodic pop-rock infused country sensibilities and lyrically draws influence from both his personal and professional life. Previous singles "Later" and "What If I Don't" hit the airwaves in early 2017, while James' chart-topping single "Sun Set On It" was released to Country radio in October and quickly soared up the charts to become James' most successful single at Canadian Country radio to date.
Growing up in the country just outside of Niverville, one would assume that country music was a big part of Brady Kenneth's everyday life. Surprisingly this was not the case. Playing in heavy metal bands was how Kenneth spent most of his teenage years. While the southern "twang" was an unfamiliar sound in those years, his acoustic guitar was always close at hand. In 2012, as he started listening to and appreciating the country genre more and more, Kenneth recorded a solo acoustic record titled "Them Backroads" which was his first attempt at anything country related. He later followed up with a six song EP, "Thats The Way She Goes", with co-writer/producer Evan St.Cyr at Niverville based Arcade Studios. Kenneth has recently announced that he has finished writing all the
new material for his upcoming EP "Under This Hat", with plans to begin recording and releasing the album in the summer of 2018.
The Big City All Star Band
The Big City All Star Band are just that: "a big band with a big sound, and comprised of the most talented performers in the city of Winnipeg", declares Niverville native and bandleader, Carlin Lemon.
In 2013, the band was formed with a core group of musicians getting together and discussing new concepts while deciding on which singers they would most like to perform with. Since then the band has grown and can expand to as many as 14 members for larger shows. Many of the All Stars perform with other high-profile acts, so when schedules conflict, Carlin is able to replace one band member with another.
The Big City All Star Band draws from all music genres; Pop, Rock, R&B as well as Country... and with over 1,300 songs in their repertoire, you can be sure they will be playing your favourites! The bands number one goal, says Carlin, "is to get you up and dancin' in the street!" So, come ready to party!
Last Call is an electrifying new cover band making their mark on the local scene. Fresh takes on classic rock and modern hits make for an unforgettable musical experience. Five small town rockers form the backbone of the band, and their powerhouse vocalist brings it all home. In fact, the singer’s pitch-perfect performance brought her to victory in the 2015 Karaoke World Championships in Singapore. The rest of the band is way more than just a backing track; driving rhythms, killer riffs, and epic synthesizers get the job done right and tight! Whatever kind of music moves you, Last Call will leave you thirsty for another round of tunes at the end of the evening.
A high energy, hard driving rock band from a small-town South of the City! Influenced by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage against the Machine, Deftones and a little Pantera, Whiskey Talks is continuously writing original music and setting a new standard for themselves when it comes to song creation! One thing is for certain, it doesn’t matter how many shows you’ve been to, the band has yet to repeat a set, which keeps the audience wondering what
these guys are going to do next!
The band is made up of frontman and powerhouse vocalist Shaun St. Cyr along with Chad Friesen, the band’s edgy and intense lead guitarist, Jarred Lawrence, a talented and dynamic drummer, and Joel Enns, the band’s roots rock bass player.
Whiskey Talks material connects with audiences on a gut level, melodic story telling along with the cultivated rhythm of the band ensures an energetic live experience!
Wildflower presents what they like to call folk fusion; with touches of country, soul, pop, and jazz. An eclectic mix like wildflowers spread over a prairie field. All members have been friends and music colleagues for a number of years. The group formed as a result of a shared interest in folk music, but none of them had an outlet for it. Wildflower is made up of vocalists Melanie Bergen and Carisa Klassen along with classical guitar player, Wade Kehler.
4 On The Floor
4 On The Floor is made up of Tannis Tyler, Gerald Dyck, Owen Halldorson and Lenny Fidkalo.
Owen is the most recent addition. He toured and recorded for many years with the Cindy Cain band from Winnipeg. He was also an integral member of a touring project called the Breeze.
Lenny has been playing drums since the early 60’s and toured with The Quid, the Shondells, The Loving Kind and Burton Cummings.
Tannis has been playing for 35 years. Her and Gerald continue to perform in their duo and she performs for seniors and hospital patients every week. She also plays
keyboards, accordion, and mandolin among other things!
Gerald lived in Niverville for many years and played in the church praise and worship setting. He is enjoying learning a great variety of performance music styles and has quickly gained acceptance and respect in Winnipeg’s musicians’ circles.
The Band RBB
The Band RBB is an eclectic mixture of southern Manitoba musicians who love to play together, and for a cause. Their genre, inspired rock and blues, bridges a unique blend of acoustic soul and energetic electric rock and blues. Based on a solid rhythm foundation, soaring guitar and harmonica leads are matched only by a soulful blend of passionate vocals.