February 25-27, 2020

SHOWCASES

7:00pm - 10:30pm

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2020.

Beatsync
7:30 PM - 7:50 PM
 

Beatsync is an eight-piece powerhouse vocal band from Toronto, Ontario combining eclectic repertoire with dynamic beats and sophisticated arrangements. From pop to electronic to classic soul, Beatsync draws upon diverse influences to craft their unique contemporary sound, interpreting modern hits and deep cuts alike through an exciting and creative lens.

 

Having first crossed paths in various fixtures of Toronto’s fast-growing a cappella scene, these eight dynamic vocalists came together as Beatsync with one goal in mind: to get the party started, no instruments necessary. Beatsync aims to be as eclectic and versatile as its members, with repertoire spanning from Björk to Frankie Valli to Ariana Grande.

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Rob Tardik
9:00 PM-9:20 PM
 

Canadian-born, Toronto-native Rob Tardik is a multi-award-winning guitarist and contemporary pop/jazz/world/fusion instrumental music artist. He has performed at venues all across North America. His last 6 CD's have spawned 5 U.S Billboard charting singles, two of which went to the Top 10. His upcoming 7th multi-album release DIVERSITY will be a 4-volume compilation in various musical styles featuring new material and re-mastered songs from all is past six recordings, due out during each season in Winter 2019 and Spring, Summer, Fall 2020. His recent awards include being a finalist and honorary mention in the 2019 International  Songwriting Competition, winning the 2018 Established Solo Music Instrumental Mississauga Arts Award and also placing 1st overall in the prestigious 2017 IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards), 2010 Canadian Smooth Jazz Guitarist of the Year; the #1 spot on the U.S.-based, Music Choice Contemporary Jazz charts for 4 weeks and being named Mississauga's • Established Performer of the Year" in 2007, and nominated again in 2016 and 2017 for his musical contributions. High energy audience engaging music for all ages!

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Thorn and Roses
9:30 PM - 9:50 PM
 

Thorn and Roses is a three-piece amalgamation of powerful vocals and intricate instrumentation. This trio features a blend of uncompromising three-part harmonies, unique arrangements of country, classic rock and pop standards, and energy so abundant it promises to have audience members on their feet from the first note to the very last.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2020.

Elyse Saunders
6:30 PM - 6:50 PM
 

Country music has always felt like home for Elyse Saunders. Blending her small-town Ontario roots with the bright lights of Toronto and Nashville, she regularly captivates crowds with powerhouse vocals, a dynamic presence, and an interactive charm. To date, Elyse has enjoyed album collaborations with noted producers Cyril Rawson (songwriter: Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson) and three-time CCMA/CMAO award winner Joel Feeney, industry showcases at Canadian Music Week, Indie Week, and Canadian Country Music Week, and upcoming television placement for her 2017 single, “Rise”, at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Worth noting, “Rise” went top 20 on radio after Toronto’s DJ Danny D released a dance remix of the song. Since the release of her follow up single – the socially-conscious “Me Too” in 2018 – Elyse has developed new inspiration through Nashville song writing trips and extended studio time. As a result, she’s primed to mark her next musical chapter with a refined sonic synergy of country, alt-country, and pop sounds. Watch the video for her newest single, “Feel You Leaving”, on YouTube”. “Feel You Leaving” garnered its own attention when it was selected as a semi-finalist for the International Songwriters Competition out of 19,000 submissions globally and after its official release this past July, it was added to CBC Sirius XM and played on CHCH Hamilton with an interview and live performance by Elyse and her band. A rising songwriter, Elyse Saunders is also gaining a reputation for her live show. This past year Elyse could be seen opening ahead of Terri Clark & Jason Aldean at Sunfest Country Music Festival in Cowichan, BC., sharing a showcase spot at Canadian Music Week with Nice Horse, Kira Isabella & David James and rocking the stage at Powassan’s Smoke ‘N’ Spurs ahead of Eric Ethridge & Washboard Union. Elyse is actively working on her stage show for 2020 which will highlight her new music coming out of the studio, lively cover tunes with her own unique flare, soaring vocals, interactive stage presence and personable down-to-earth charm.

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Suzie McNeil
7:10 PM-7:30 PM
 

 Fresh off the stage performing with Aerosmith in their Las Vegas residency, Suzie has created a brand new project returning to her roots, and the style of music she loves the most: soul music.

 

Suzie has released 13 Top-20 songs in Canada, and has co-written 4 hit albums. 
In 2005 she was introduced to the world stage as the last woman standing on CBS television’s reality series Rockstar: INXS and touted as the best vocalist in the competition.
Since then, she has been featured singing duets on platinum selling albums, sang back-up vocals for P!nk on her North American tour, performed at the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies, was a featured judge and mentor for 4 seasons of YTV’s ‘Idol-esque’ TV show: The Next Star, and starred in the Toronto Debut of Queen’s We Will Rock You musical as the role of Oz. Suzie has spent the last 4 years touring with Steven Tyler as a part of his solo project, and is currently singing with Aerosmith in their Las Vegas residency.

Now Suzie is unleashing this brand new project- Suzie McNeil & The Chain Reaction, a fantastic 10 piece band that brings an old school sound, and contagious party to every stage.  The perfect blend of classics, new songs and original hits that will keep you dancing all night long. Suzie has performed for countless high profile clients including Microsoft, AT&T, Ford motor company, Bell Canada, RiteAid, Shoppers Drug Mart, Burger King and many more!... 

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020.

Juneyt Yetkiner
6:55 PM-7:20 PM
 

 Solo nuevo-flamenco guitarist and vocalist, performing original instrumental music and cover songs with both guitar and vocal.

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Hotel California
9:00 PM-9:20 PM
 

 Hotel California is the premier tribute to the Eagles and arguably the most popular in the world! They have the most Facebook likes for a tribute band – over 85,000 and are selling out performances across North America. It won’t take you long to hear why legions of Eagles fans come back to see them time after time, and the top venues have them back again and again.

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