Dec 4 – Dec 9 2017 @thesainttweets
JEFF MARTIN from the TEA PARTY / PIPER HAYES ALBUM RELEASE SHOW w/ THE LIFERS -8pm/LADYBIRD ANIMAL SANCTUARY Fundraiser/WELCOME BACK JIMMY HAYES!/TUESDAY KRIEF (formally from The DEARS) with MAX WRAYKIWANIS TV BINGO – 7pm/THURSDAYS ARTS & CRAFTERNOONS – 4pm to 7pm FREE!
MONDAY KIWANIS TV BINGO – 7pm
TUESDAY KRIEF (formally from The DEARS) with MAX WRAY – 8pm
Dec 5th, 2017 @ This Ain’t Hollywood
Krief (formally from The Dears)
w/ Max Wray
Max Wray (www.soundcloud.com/
WEDNESDAY JEFF MARTIN from the TEA PARTY
Jeff Martin, the musician, has been labeled everything from “child prodigy”, “virtuoso guitarist”, “singer with perfect pitch” to “the devil’s child”, and “an occult reincarnation”. Jeff Martin, the producer, is celebrating 20 years since becoming the youngest ever producer of an EMI record (Splendor Solis) back in 1992. Twenty years and almost 4 million record sales later, Jeff Martin’s unique life path, musical etymology and output have placed him in a high caliber as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer while garnering acclaim from music industry stalwarts.
Jeff Martin’s odyssey into exploring the history and plethora of sounds dates right back to his childhood, when he travelled from his hometown Windsor, Ontario with his father (a Bass player) to visit the blues haunts of Detroit, Michigan (USA). Martin understood and respected the blues and was proficient in improvisation by the age of 11. Upon first listening to the Beatles album ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ – and particularly the George Harrison track ‘Within You Without You’ – a distinct blend of Indian Classical music featuring the Harmonium instrument; Martin recalls feeling as though he ‘knew’ this music – as though he had played it, or experienced it in a past life.
Jeff formed the Tea Party with his lifelong friends, Stuart Chatwood and Jeff Burrows in 1990 after many years of playing in bands together throughout their childhood. With a career spanning over 15 years and 8 major-label releases, The Tea Party have successfully gained the attention of fans on a worldwide level, as well as touring a countless number of times throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. Much of the band’s success can be attributed to their phenomenal stage presence and impeccable artistry and musicianship with a wide variety of instruments and sound textures; the trio’s sound draws heavily on the rock and blues of the 1970s, as well as displaying some psychedelic influences with elements of Middle Eastern, Celtic and Mediterranean music. As a result, The Tea Party are often compared to Led Zeppelin and Martin’s appearance, voice and singing style has drawn comparisons to that of Jim Morrison.
Jeff has carved out a distinctive and successful career for himself as a solo artist, various other side projects, and as an acclaimed and highly sought after producer. He has a hunger for knowledge of art, history, the esoteric, music and melody, that has led him to live and experience exotic places such as Egypt, Turkey, Prague, Italy, Ireland and now Australia where he calls home. Either with the Tea Party or as a solo artist Jeff has enjoyed huge success touring Canada and Australia extensively and the breadth of Europe & The Middle East including the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Turkey and Lebanon. His legions of fans from all around the world have proved to be long lasting, dedicated and very vocal on social media to have him perform in their countries. A Jeff Martin show is one that moves the audience to realms like no other. Many have likened a Jeff Martin acoustic show as ‘a religious experience’ that stays with them forever.”
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THURSDAYS ARTS & CRAFTERNOONS – 4pm to 7pm FREE!
ARTS & CRAFTERNOONS! 4pm to 7pm – EVERY THURSDAY! – This might be one of the coolest ideas for an afternoon hang! Our bartender Leah Visser who is also part of Hammer City Records came up with this fab creative incentive! Thanks Tara Bursey for such an incredible poster. BTW.
THURSDAY PIPER HAYES ALBUM RELEASE SHOW w/ THE LIFERS -8pm
** Our Hamilton audience will be the first people to be able to purchase the new album!
WHO: The opener is Guelph-based folk group The Lifers at 9:00 p.m., Piper Hayes at 9:30 p.m. (with band Carson Ritcey-Thorpe on vocal and lead guitar, Bill Simms on upright bass and Sam DeRosa on harmonica).
WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 2017, doors at 8:00 p.m.
HOW MUCH: Tickets are $10.00 in advance, available online athttps://www.bruha.com/
CDs will be $15.00.
‘Piper & Carson’ will be available at shows, via Hayes’ website, Bandcamp and iTunes. The official album release date is December 8, 2017. The album was recorded live off the floor at Thorpe’s Organic Produce farm in Millgrove, ON (near Hamilton) in the summer of 2017. It was captured in the living room of the century-old Ritcey-Thorpe family farmhouse, with Toronto multi-instrumentalist Chris Bartos as producer (Kaia Kater, The Barr Brothers, Jonathan Byrd). It features Piper Hayes (lead vocal, rhythm guitar), Carson Ritcey-Thorpe (vocal, lead guitar), Kevin Neal (pedal steel), Leah Ritcey-Thorpe (back-up vocals) and Chris Bartos (upright bass, piano, electric and acoustic violin, electric guitar, Moog, vocals).
Nowadays, Hayes performs and writes closely with her partner Carson Ritcey-Thorpe and, after a 2017 western Canada tour, many showcases at Folk Music Ontario, Folk Alliance International and South East Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA), they have become beloved darlings of Canada’s folk music scene.
The album reflects the couple’s last few years together, and it is an album that they encourage people to listen to start to finish. It comes complete with lyrics and a detailed booklet insert, which includes stunning images taken at the farm by renowned Toronto photographer Lisa MacIntosh. “Carson’s sister Leah did a drawing of us as two lil’ manatee merpeople. I liked the drawing so much, we used the caricatures for the album cover. I love when albums are a complete experience and include lyrics and messages by the artists. I want ‘Piper & Carson’ to grab people with not only the music, but also with the total artistic package,” says Hayes.
Fashioned like a flowing tide, these tracks weave a seamless story of life and death, compassion, kindness, standing up for what one believes, action and honouring ancestors. ‘Piper & Carson’ is dedicated in loving memory to Piper’s mother Maggie Thompson Hayes, who passed away suddenly almost one year ago on November 25, 2016.
ARTIST STATEMENT: Hayes states, “I am more excited than ever to release this piece of work to the world. I feel incredibly proud of what we’ve made and overjoyed to be sharing it. Three years ago, I met Carson Ritcey-Thorpe and we began performing, dating and eventually writing together. We love making music together and this album reflects the life we’ve built. ‘Piper & Carson’ is a collection of intentioned songs; songs to heal and remember. I titled the album ‘Piper & Carson’ because that’s just what it is. It’s me and ‘Big Red,’ and it’s how we live, it’s how we love.”
Born in New York City, raised in Toronto and now residing in Hamilton since 2015, Hayes got her start in legendary venues including The Horseshoe Tavern, The Rivoli and The Cameron House (playing with artists including Angela Saini, Julian Taylor and Kevin Hearn). She has toured all over Canada and the USA, headlined three international tours (visiting Nepal, India, Holland, Scotland, Ireland, England, Iceland, Denmark, Italy, France, Spain and Greece) and VIA Rail’s national ‘Artists on board’ program, and played many folk conferences. Previously, she has released her Danny Garcia produced ‘Live in NYC’ in 2013, her Mike Schlosser produced debut EP ‘Ain’t Nothin’ Like…’ in 2014 and her acclaimed EP ‘Goodbye Mister Nice Guy’ in 2016.
Piper also teams up with the Canadian Mental Health Association (going into schools, conferences and outreach programs to dispel stigma around mental illness), she established a music therapy-based class for Hamilton Adult Community Support Program and gives workshops on mental health and songwriting.
“When she’s not touring the world performing songs off her latest EP, she’s spreading awareness for the Canadian Mental Health Association.” – CTV’s Etalk (November 2016).
“Heartache can spawn incredible art…” – Jamie Gutfreund, CP24 Breakfast (October 2016).
“Young, talented!” – Christine Bentley, What She Said Radio, Jewel 88.5 (October 2016) https://youtu.be/
“While it’s catchy pop music, there are definite deeper connotations to the music Piper Hayes is fashioning.” – Ric Taylor, Hamilton Music Notes, View & CFMU FM (October 2016).
“The harmonies in tandem with Carson Ritcey-Thorpe were spot on and Hayes went in search of the vulnerability and the hope in the songs, burnishing them to a shine via her forceful vocals and from the gut lyrics.” – Lenny Stoute, BTW Column, Cashbox Canada (October 2016).
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FRIDAY LADYBIRD ANIMAL SANCTUARY Fundraiser
Ladybird is thrilled to announce this year’s upcoming holiday fundraising event. In the past we’ve had concert events with live bands and solo artists. But this year we’ve decided to throw a super fun dance party featuring DJ Rosé and DJ Fazooli of The Diamond DJ Collective. Please join us and bring your friends! All proceeds will go to helping animals in need in our community. There will be Ladybird merch and other great Christmas gift ideas available for purchase at the event.
“[The Diamond DJ Collective are] a rotating cast of female
DJs dropping dancefloor gems to make your body rock.”
Admission is pay what you can at the door (suggested $20 donation).
Saturday WELCOME BACK JIMMY HAYES! – 9pm
Sunday Hamilton Record Swap & Sale
It’s the premiere edition of the Hamilton Record Swap! After some great success doing this in Guelph, we are bringing the Swap to Hamilton, into the cozy confines of This Ain’t Hollywood. You can buy, sell and swap records and have a few drinks too.
Come on out on Sunday, December 10th to buy or trade some vinyl, CDs, cassettes, rock shirts, memoribilia, etc.
Free admission to all but a perishable food item or cash donation to the Good Shepherd is strongly encouraged!
For table information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday SIANspheric / Pucumber Sasssquash Family Band / ScrapHeat
Featuring Alex Ramsay, the first 1st gen. Sonic Unyon Records baby to turn 19…
This Aint Hollywood 345 James street North during hours of operation 289 396 3911 – – online at http://
Dr.Disc Hamilton 22 Wilson Street : 905-523-1010 .drdisc.ca/tickets
Hammer City Records 228 James St N Basement @ Rear Off Robert St Hamilton, Ontario (905) 546-7869
Crash Landing Music Store 1189 Cannon Street East Hamilton, Ontario (905) 548-0039