The Pearl Company

Theatre, Gallery and Arts Centre 16 Steven Street Hamilton ON 905-524-0606

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Shari Vandermolen & David Brideau: Saturday May 5

Shari Vandermolen & David Brideau: Saturday May 5.  Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $20. Shari Vandermolen is a renowned vocalist and award-winning performer in Hamilton and the ShariV& DavidBrideau_05_18Greater Toronto Area who has been entertaining audiences for 15 years with her Quartet, Trio or 5-piece band Quarter to Nine.  She is also the lead vocalist for the 10-piece jazz combo SwingLine.  On May 5th Shari brings her powerful and impressive vocal stylings back to the Pearl Company for a more intimate evening of song with jazz guitarist David Brideau, James Gannett on bass and Vince Waters on drums.  “…hear Vandermolen make jelly of your emotions with her voice and her art… one example is Stormy Weather… I barely weathered that storm intact.”  – View Magazine
David Brideau is a Canadian jazz guitarist, composer, and teacher who has been an active musician for over 15 years. A Hamilton native, and honours graduate from the Mohawk Jazz program, David has played all around the GTA with his own group, the David Brideau Trio and Quartet, as well as being prominently featured in groups with Michael Morobito, Amber-Leigh Palka, and Lauren Perreira among others. He studied under jazz greats Bob Shields, Pat Collins, Kim Ratcliffe, and Mark Ucci and is currently continuing his studies at McMaster University. David often composes his own standards, and released the sold-out EP “Addicted To You” in 2016. He is a recipient of the Dave McMurdo Music Bursary, the Antony Roberts Music Bursary, and the Richard Newell Memorial Scholarship.


Dave Gould’s AUDIOTORIUM Sound/Art Show! OPENING CONCERT: MAY 10, 8:pm. $15 / $10 Students/ Seniors/ Artists. DaveGould__sAUDIOTORIUM2.jpgDave Gould is creating an exhibition at the Pearl Company Gallery featuring his entire collection of musical inventions. Are they musical instruments or sound sculptures?  (Maybe a bit of both)  The Opening Concert will feature special guests including Orange McFarland, Gary Santucci and Chris Cracknell (Uncle Ghastly).  The Pearl Company stage is an acoustically amazing opportunity to experience these sound inventions.  The show will include Dave’s infamous toileteering where he performs a blistering solo on an antique toilet rigged with pickups, smoke, and lights. Chris Cracknell will play his Hubjo. (a hubcap, two strings and a stick)  Gary Santucci will create soundscapes with his multi pickup and stringed Hobittar.  These eclectic and versatile musicians will improvise their way around this array of cool sounding oddities.
Closing Party/Social: June 14th 8:pm (Pay What You Can)(Open invite to improvise with sound) This will be a fun open jam/social that will include refreshments and food where everyone will have a chance to explore the instruments and experience their sounds in a hands-on, collaborative live setting.
More information and videos are available at:  Please email or call Dave for more information: 905-537-0463
“Voodoo- influenced, maritime country with hints of electro-acoustic experimentation.” .BROKEN PENCIL MAGAZINE – Toronto. “…….a high degree of musicianship. These aren’t “joke” songs but witty, sometimes strange, interesting, catchy numbers. The guitar and vocal work are superb. There’s even a bit of an edgy, alternative vibe at play here.” HAMILTON BLUES LOVERS.

Dave Gould’s AUDIOTORIUM Sound/Art Show! GALLERY SHOW: May 10

Dave Gould’s AUDIOTORIUM Sound/Art Show! GALLERY SHOW: May 10 through June 2014. Are they musical instruments or Dave_the_happy_drummer.jpgsound sculptures?  (Maybe both.)  Dave Gould’s exhibition at the Pearl Company Gallery features his entire collection of musical inventions. In the Gallery: The electro/acoustic collection includes: Electric Caribou Antler Harp (giant antlers stringed and bowed); Stringed Bovine Tibia, Musical Toilet (with built in smoke and light show); Mobile Percussive Machine (a 50 gallon olive barrel on wheels filled to the brim with found sounds); Bowl-A-Tone (a mixing bowl, fence post and 4 strings); Texas Twister (an example of the earliest home-made electronic sound generation); and more of  Dave’s home-made musical/sound inventions.  Dave’s sound sculptures are constructed from a plethora of unconventional objects that challenge the way we hear and perceive the world around us. The Pearl’s own, Gary Santucci, will have his electric Hobittar (created for Village Theatre’s “The Hobbit”) on display as well. Come hear what each one sounds like through the interactive display.  Each sound sculpture will have a set of headphones playing a recording of it.  One set of headphones will feature all of the sound/art creations put together in a composition demonstrating Dave’s “AUDIOTORIUM” Orchestra..
Please email or call Dave for more information and interviews: 905-537-0463
Gallery Viewing Hours: By Appointment, by Chance, & when open to the public (before concerts etc.)

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