The Pearl Company

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

Archive for February 2nd, 2015

“THIS FOOL’S LIFE” Robin Benedict & Friends: April 1

“THIS FOOL’S LIFE”…Robin Benedict & Friends: Friday, April 1. 8:00. Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:00 p.m. RobinBenedictAprilFool$20.00. Told through Comedy, Music and Good Friends! This fool, Robin’s signature style is of raw and fearless vocals, with a distinctly vulnerable cadence, self-deprecating humour, and passion. She packs a powerful punch live. A few high notes: the Video that went viral with 4½ million views; her expansive repertoire of everything from rock, reggae and funk, country, folk and blues; her unique, powerful voice which has drawn international attention, and regular trips to Nashville; and finally there’s her relaxed and humorous stage presence and ability to move a crowd of any size and demographic to their feet. With Robin will be Musical Guests: Walter Cernile / Jamie Cameron; Special Guests: our favourite comedy duo, Erin and Nara with Sarah Farr & Misha Fotos.  Here’s the viral video:  Robin singing “What’s Up”:

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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