Bangers & Mash Soul Music Festival: L.G.R. BAND + Bank Street Bon Bons + Harea Band + Sarah Bradley
Presented by: House of TARG, Ashton Brewing
Doors: 9pm / Show at 10pm / 19+
Cover: $26 adv + service charges
BANGERS & MASH is an ode to the fresh soul music scene in Ottawa, Canada.
11 incredible acts in multiple venues in Ottawa's Old Ottawa South. From Motown and R&B to jazz fusion and big brass, we promise that bands will only be playing their heaviest hitting material: the bangers - www.bangersmashfest.com
The London Gentleman Records Band (or L.G.R Band for short) is a monstrous 12 piece Soulful steam train that delivers the best dancefloor fillers from the last 40 years. the band is made up of 4 mighty gospel singers, a 4 piece horn section and a rock steady 4 piece rhythm section.
BANK STREET BON BONS (Brass Band, Afrobeat, Hip hop, Stoner Jazz)
The Bank Street Bonbons are an 8 piece brass band, 7 horns and drumset, that ventures outside the traditional bounds of the brassband genre. The Bonbons draw upon west african, afrobeat, hip- hop, and 1970's funk rhythms and structures as it's main muse: think Rebirth Brassband meets Fela Kuti. With these potent elements, the Bonbons get “one spicy hot hash of tightly executed, boisterous grooves with irresistible forward momentum”. With a stellar group of musicians, the Bonbons strikes brassband gold with decidedly striking melodic layering, explosive flourishes, and get down beats.
HAREA BAND (Ottawa Soul Pop)
Formed in the dusty practice rooms of the Carleton University music department, Harea Band has grown in to one of the freshest sounding bands on the Canadian music scene. By reviving classic soul and disco with a modern twist, this talented and dynamic 6 piece creates a sound has been compared to Bruno Mars, Jamiroquai, and Prince. 2017 had the band performing at Ottawa Blusefest as well as multiple headlining slots at famous venues across Southern Ontario and Quebec. Look for new music from these heavy hitters in 2018.
Alongside her keyboard, she captivates her audience with her soulful voice and her songwriting. She is also a proud member of Ottawa’s electro scene. In 2011, she joined the electro-indie-rock band FEVERS,
The man needs no introductions. Truly an Ottawa vinyl legend, Trevor has been DJing since 1988, providing Ottawa with top notch tunes from Afro, Latin, Jazz, Reggae, Disco, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, House and Broken Beats. The perfect recipe for a soulful night.
He has been dropping tunes at Mercury Lounge every Saturday for the past 17 years, the "Tropikalo" monthly at the "Happy Goat," and numerous guest spots in and around Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and beyond.
JFUN is the DJ/production project of Jordan David. His musical journey started at a very young age having been exposed to groups like The Gap Band, Sade, Hall and Oates, Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder and Anita Baker from his mothers record/tape collection. His sound can't be pinned down to one thing as it is always evolving but often combines funky rhythms and four on the floor beats to create a moving celebration of sonic exploration.
Stage #2: Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar
Slack Bridges, Eru-Era, TAPAS, No Fancy Parts