Simply Queen: A World Class Queen Tribute Back at the Linsmore Tavern

Rescheduled from October 25th, The Linsmore is extremely excited to bring back Simply Queen this Friday night for Back To The 80'S Month!  Earlier this year Simply Queen absolutely ROCKED a capacity crowd of 150 people at the Linsmore Tavern!! There is a major amount of buzz around this show as Simply Queen usually play to thousands at theatres and festivals, so seeing them in a small bar is really quite an experience.

"Simply Queen" is a world class act. The band is fronted by Freddie Mercury impersonator extraordinaire Rick Rock. Guitarist Bob Wegner was hand-picked by Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor to play guitar in the production of the "We Will Rock You" musical. Drummer Greg Hawco is an immensely successful composer, most notably for the CBC television series "Republic of Doyle". Mark Yannetta on bass is a veteran of 'Classic Albums Live" on the theatre circuit. 
"Simply Queen" performs all the iconic songs that made Queen one of the most legendary rock bands of all time! Re-creating the "Let Me Entertain You" essence of Queen's live shows in the 70s and 80s that filled stadiums around the world. Simply Queen delivers this LIVE experience at festivals and theaters and they are "Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind!"

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door!  You can purchase tickets at the Linsmore Tavern, or right here:  Buy Tickets!!

 

Alistair Christl Band Rockabily & Country!!

Thursday night is going to be extremely fun, as the Linsmore Tavern is bringing back local Rockabily King Alistair Christl!!! The reigning Canadian champion of “Hillbilly Bop” – a style that combines the best of Honky tonk, Country Swing, Roots Rockabilly, Jazz and Blues – Alistair’s musical approach is reverent to the past yet unique in style. Though thoroughly competent, Christl takes his music outside the box, viewing purists as a pack of snivelling weaklings bent on destroying creativity. What results is a road house throwback that can wake the dead.

Having spent over 10 years touring Canada and the States, Alistair has established himself as a dominant force in the roots music scene. From house concerts to burlesque festivals his music appeals across the board. An esteemed lyricist and songsmith, he’s released 2 CDs (Unmarked Grave 2007 and 8 Songs by Alistair Christl 2011), is currently working on a third, and has written and arranged music for theater and film. A versatile guitar slinger, Alistair has backed the likes of Rockabilly hall of famer Ronnie Hayward, Genie Nominee Terra Hazelton, Ginger St. James, Big Rude Jake and countless others; artists from whom he has learned much (and stolen a thing or two).  The show starts at 9pm, No Cover!!

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Mr. Pharmacist Plays The Fall and More, Back to The 80's at the Linsmore!

Saturday night part of Back to the 80's Month at the Linsmore Tavern, Mr. Pharmacist makes their triumphed return playing an evening of The Fall and more!  These guys are absolute MONSTERS and put on one helluva a show to a capacity crowd every time they play the Linsmore Tavern.  The Fall released 8 studio albums throughout the 1980's and has a huge Cult following, which is evident every time Mr. Pharmacist plays the Linsmore Tavern!  Not only are you getting to see Mr. Pharmacist rock the house this Saturday night, but the show is for free!!  That's right, there is no cover, which is extremely rare for a Saturday night at the Linsmore Tavern!  The show starts at 9:30pm!

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MO' BETTA back fo' mo' at the Linsmore Tavern!!!

If you want good music, Friday night is the place to be at the Linsmore Tavern! MO' BETTA is back by popular demand and it will definitely be a killer show! An all-star line-up of experienced local musicians with a sound that has a New Orleans influenced rhythm & blues/rock leaning heavy on the funk 'n' soul side of things.

This 5-piece band plays covers of classic songs by Jimi Hendrix, Dr. John, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Joe Cocker, and so many more!!

On lead vocals is Darren "Mista D" Dumas. Darren is the lead vocalist for Toronto ska/punk rockers, The Salads, as well as the Bob Marley & The Wailers cover band, Mob Barley & The Railers. Over the 12+ years with The Salads, Darren has played a plethora of shows with artists like Fishbone, Simple Plan, Public Enemy, Presidents of the United States of America, Gob, Choclair, Alexisonfire, Goldfinger, Slightly Stoopid, The English Beat, Max Webster, among many others.

On guitar is Steve D'Angelo. Steve is an acclaimed composer, arranger, and guitarist. He has worked with artists like Dr. John, Taj Mahal, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Susan Aglugark, Liberty Silver, and so many more.

On bass is Steve Lucas. Steve is an international recording and touring bassist/composer/producer who has performed, toured or recorded with arts such as the Grammy Award winning Levon Helm Band, several albums with Bruce Cockburn, Garth Hudson ("The Band"), Big Sugar, among many others.

On keys is Rob Gusevs. Rob has had the opportunity to play and record with a number of artists over the years, some of who include Martha Reeves, Bruce Cockburn, Lisa dal Bello, The Arrows, Manteca, Banda Brava, Domenic Troiano, Long John Baldry, Tom Scott, and David Clayton Thomas.

On drums is Lorenzo Castelli. Lorenzo is a Toronto based multi-instrumentalist and composer. Lorenzo studied performance, composition and arranging and graduated with honours from the Music Program at Mohawk College in Hamilton. He went on to receive a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he earned an honorary, Bachelor's Degree in Film Scoring. He has performed with Canadian Indigenous Music artist George Leach, Iranian soprano singer Darya Dadvar, and many of Toronto's top Jazz musicians such as Kelly Jefferson, Adrean Farrugia and Geoff Young. 

The show starts at 10pm, $5 at the door!

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