The core members of Goldwing are Ryan Gollogly (lead singer/songwriter, guitarist), Nick “Pickins” Patterson (banjo/vocals), Matt Kirby (electric guitar/vocals), Matt “Jeebs” Simpson (bass), Tony Silvestri (keyboards/vocals), with a revolving cast of musicians joining the band on stage to add drums and female vocals.
The Meringues have a whole new meaning for stage presence. They're like a freight train that's about to de-rail; an abandoned building leaning on it's last lonesome support wall.
One screw comes loose, and the whole thing could come crashing down right in front of your eyes. Their live show is a catastrophe waiting to happen and you won't be able look away.
Often described as "not bad", "pretty loud" and "I saw them once when I was really drunk", Georgia Straits have taken the Kingston music scene by storm since their first show in September of 2016. With their energetic (borderline aggressive) indie sound and manic stage act, a Georgia Straits show will at best blow you away, and at worst leave you mildly entertained by the guy rolling around yelling into the mic. Ian Winkler and Dan Gillis both play guitar and lead vocals, Logan Barr tickles the ivory keys, and Josh Rodley pounds the drums and provides sweet, sweet back-up vocals.
The Wilderness was born from the words of Dick Prenicke, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Charles Bukowski, Irvine Welsh and other prolific 20th century writers. Through dedication and optimism, The Wilderness has completed the transformation from 4 university students to a fully formed indie rock band. With influences spanning an esoteric musical spectrum, The Wilderness will continue to reinvent itself and seek to draw in an audience that can handle the ride.
Once mortal enemies, Thomas and Joe grew to gain a healthy respect for one another, and chose to express this respect through music. With the imminent demise of their previous musical venture, The Stone Throws, the two quickly fell back into their old, hateful ways. The Paper Ladies is their latest attempt at maintaining respect for one another through the use of tasty licks and slick grooves. They hope to inspire dance and love throughout all who listen to their music, and have the dream that a fan will day name their twin sons Thomas and Joe (not necessarily after them, it'd just be nice). The boys invite you to come hang, dance, and love. No Guff.
Sweet Talk Jackie is a band from the Kingston Area blending elements of Alt Rock, Blues ,and Soul chopped and mashed into a batter thats been baked at 350F or 180C for 45-50 minutes( give or take the type of oven you own ). Then glazed with a mixture of Classic Rock,and Funk with a garnish of progressive on the side
Rueben deGroot has a vast arsenal of themes and ideas for a seemingly endless amount of excellent songs. His phrasing and melodic ideas are as strong and flawless as his clever lyrical choices and although comparisons can be made and influences seen, there is nothing predictable about his music and approach to songwriting.
Calgary's Miesha & The Spanks formed in the early summer of 2008 as an amplified two-piece version of Miesha Louie's crooning acoustic side project. With songs coming from the same confessional heart, the music matured into the rock 'n' roll Louie had originally sought, with the help of rotating members of "The Spanks"- into the current arrangement of grit soul vocals, ringing sixties guitar, jangly shuffling drums, and wheezing Hammond organ.
Recommended that attendees arrive 20-30 minutes early.
Tom Savage is what one might refer to as a triple-threat. One part truth-telling troubadour, one part death-defying guitar slinger, and one part Country Blues howler. Each facet of his formidable on-stage persona carefully crafted over a 20+ year devotion to the composition and performance of song.
Local musicians, venues and volunteers have again enthusiastically stepped up to re-create the HomeGrown Live Music Festival
Sweet Talk Jackie -1am
Formed in 2015, members consist of Cole Lelanc (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!"
Rocket Surgery - 12am
Years ago, Rueben DeGroot investigated a possible zombie apocalypse, but turns out they were just a regular folks helplessly wandering lower Princess St. seeing 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 (Monday's), when they're not touring the Kessel Run.
Apollo - 11pm
Presenting a diverse mix of musical styles raning froom 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.
Almost Kennedy - 10pm
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 stufio in May to finish recording a second EP.
Sweep Trio - 9pm
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 catchu hooks and thoughtful songwriting, make for an exciting and fresh live experience - never the same way twice.