Now Listen Here…!
- Events on December 13, 2013
- Trellis CafeStarts: 7:30 pmEnds: December 13, 2013 - 9:30 pmLocation: 22 Hwy #3, Hubbards, NS, B0J 1T0Description: Great food at this multi-award winning bastion of live music on the South Shore!
- Events on December 14, 2013
- Just Us! CafeStarts: 1:00 pmEnds: December 14, 2013 - 3:00 pmLocation: 15 Kings Wharf Pl, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 0B4Description: A Great Cafe, now hosting live music! Come early for a good seat.
Light meals, snacks and superb coffees and teas.
” My overall view is that it is a lovely album. I love all the instrumentation, and as you might expect, my compliments to the drummer. Cailin & Robert do have super voices, particularly on my two favourites – Cailin on MILLION YEARS: Very sweet and close up intimate venue song. She seemed right ne…Joel - from England
I was in attendance this past Saturday evening at the 50th Anniversary party. I heard many favorable comments about your performance. Your music was very enjoyable (I was the guy who asked if you could play the George Strait hit “This is Where the Cowboy Rides Away”…you played “Amarillo by Morning” …Tim, Tallahassee, Florida
Folk, pop, country, blues and jazz all play their part in the album’s make-up, and provide plenty of auditory variety. Both voices are high in the mix, placing emphasis on the songs. They begin with “Life Is a Beautiful Thing”, which sets out their agenda from the off, and Green’s vocal prov…review of 'east' - England
The Great Pumpkin Squash…
On November 3rd we supported the ‘Squash CF’ Fundraiser up in Kingston Nova Scotia. It was a cool but fun day and folks really enjoyed coming out, listening to some music and donating to a good cause. CTV was onsite and did a promo. You can see we we’re dressed warmly for the day!
Nova Scotia Music Week
We’re excited to be heading back to Cape Breton to participate in our 2nd Nova Scotia Music Week! Just awaiting word on showcase set and Robert will be joining Mark Cameron once again this year; this time for a full set rather than one tune on the awards show.
This event has a ton of great music, seminars and folks coming in from all around the world. Last year was wonderful and we’re sure this will be even better!
- Nov 16th – Aphasia event in Bedford
- Nov 23rd – private function – Wolfville
- Nov 30 – Ian Sherwood / Coco Love Alcorn here at ROCA House
How much better could it get than catching Mo Kenney in concert? Well, try catching her show with the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, J. J. Grant, at HIS house AND on Robert’s birthday! How cool is that??
We love the Nova Scotia seasons. The change from summer to Fall is such a wonderful procession as the changing colours march across the valley outside our house. Blessedly, there have been beautiful sunny days, cool clear nights and very little wind to blow the leaves down!
We are happy to announce some fun gigs coming up too! We are doing a small showcase at a new music venue called Ceilidh’s Pub in Dartmouth, Tuesday Oct 15. Always great supporting a new live music venue and this one has good food and is licensed so you can enjoy a beverage… or two.
Our next evening at ROCA House is on Nov. 1st with Ivan Boudreau playing his great songs and we’ll join him on some and add a couple of songs ourselves. Ivan has released several CDs including a few under the band name “Tusket” on which Robert played keys on some of the tunes. We’re looking forward to hearing his new stories and tunes. Check out these samples!
In a few days, we’ll be catching Mo Kenny in a special concert at Government House here in Halifax. Robert won tickets via ‘Halifax Pop Explosion’ folks. Very cool!
Then, provided we don’t get a gig like the last couple shows, we’ll be attending Bluebird North Halifax with Carmel Mikol, Carmen Townsend, Jim Dorie, Kev Corbett and host Mel Farrimond which should be a whole bunch of fun!
Other than that it’s back to working around the house, walking the dogs, finding more gigs, and most important of all it’s time to get song writing again.
We had a great night at the Halifax Casino on Friday night a while back! Lots of folks out to hear the 4 acts, of which we were one! Music Nova Scotia works with the casino to organize the artists and has an emcee (Heather Doran) and sound person (Sean McGillvery on deck to carry the night off.
After our set the fabulous Ian Sherwood played (www.iansherwood.com). Ian’s natural talent on guitar and saxophone is great but it was his songwriting and singing and performance abilities that really nailed it. Relaxed, engaged and good communication with the audience really shone through. We were so happy to have Ian join us on our last tune and blow some sax. It was wonderful especially considering the fact that there was no rehearsal .
The 3rd act up was Kim Harris kimharris.bandcamp.com along with Ria Mae (riamae.com) playing bass/vocals, Margo Durling on cajone/vocals and Stewart Legere (facebook) on keys/vocals. Kim can sing and writes some interesting tunes in that new alt/folk sort of style that evokes well to the lyrics. Sometimes moody, sometime cute and the band did the right stuff to support the tunes for sure.
Closing out the night was Gabrielle Papillon (www.gabriellepapillon.com). She’s cute as a button and her songs have some great depth and at times humour. Gabrielle was supported by
Sean McGillavrey helped out on bass/vocals & sound!