The Pearl Company

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

Archive for February 2nd, 2015

Shawn O’Halloran: Sunday December 20

Shawn O’Halloran: Sunday December 20: 8:00pm. $10 not set yet…. Shawn O’Halloran, a soulful, funky and OHalloranSongbird2bluesy singer/songwriter with many CDs to his credit will visit The Pearl. His latest CD Songbird, in his words, “The music in this album were pieces I started writing in the early 1980’s as my first rock band “Gonzo Lust Combo” was breaking up. These pieces I have recently finished through the prism of touring over thirty years with the best Rock n’ Roll (Crowbar), Blues (King Biscuit Boy) and R & B bands (The Legendary Platters & Ink Spots) in the country, and mark a return to the original styles in which they were written. The Hammer meets New Orleans described Shawn O’Halloran’s last CD, Jumping the gun on Mardi Gras, featured great “Cajun-infused, jazzy tunes with a lotta fun, a lotta soul, and a lotta funk!”    Listen:

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.

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