July 25, 2014
GREETINGS FROM NIAGARA: NIAGARA TAKEOVER NIGHT
Friday August 8 @ 9 p.m.
CLUB 3030 – 3030 Dundas Street West – Toronto
On Friday, August 8 the Niagara Takeover Night will feature live performances by the region’s own Aaron Berger & The Blue Stars, Whitney Pea and Jesse Mackay & DJ Red at Club 3030, 3030 Dundas Street West, Toronto. Admission is free on behalf of Niagara’s Oast House Brewers – so come out and sample the flavour and the vibrant music the region has to offer!
Club 3030, 3030 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Friday, August 8, @ 9 p.m.
9:30 p.m. – Jesse Mackay
10:15 p.m. – Whitney Pea
11:15 p.m. – Aaron Berger & The Blue Stars
12:30 p.m. – DJ Red
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Aaron Berger & The Blue Stars
“Singer Songwriter Aaron Berger is best described as having the same stylistic qualities of songwriter giants Bob Dylan, Neil Young & Gordon Lightfoot.”
– Rick Rose, Sony Music Staff Writer at Tangerine Music Group President
Aaron Berger is an award winning singer/songwriter based in the Niagara Region. He released his debut album “Ghosts Behind Me” (“GBM”) in 2011 which Dingus music called a “testament to self-worth and realization.” It won him the Niagara Music Award for 2012 Male Vocalist of the Year.
Berger is no stranger to shooting for the stars. In May 2013, he released his sophomore album “Colour & Light” (“C&L”), which included collaborations with several of Niagara’s finest musicians. It featured internationally renowned speaker and author Charles Eisenstein (Sacred Economics) whose vision of a ‘Gift Economy’ inspired him to share his music as a gift without a set fee. “C&L” has since been toured to eastern Canada, and won him a Niagara Music Award for Songwriter of the Year. What separates Berger from the rest of the crowd is his open heart, gratitude and desire to make all things sacred. He and his sound draw strength from the common unity and interconnectedness that they are inspired by.
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Whitney is no stranger to the stage. With nearly 10 years of experience writing and performing music, she has arrived at a place of compelling self-expression. Her sound is playful and original with lyrics that often illustrate the connection between the human heart and nature. When combined with a rhythm section and beautiful backing vocals, her music transcends the singer-songwriter feel and enters into a full-band dynamic with each player offering something unique.
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Jesse MacKay, is a Toronto-based multi-instrumental singer, performer and composer. After studying music production at London’s Fanshawe College, he went on to front his own funk band, ‘Matinee Slim and The Ultralight Orchestra’, still fondly remembered in many parts of Canada and the U.S.
MacKay regularly rocks onstage with Aboriginal legend and Juno Award winner Derek Miller. He has backed up Miller with vocal harmonies and rhythm guitar at various venues including the New Orleans Jazz festival, Aboriginal Day Live and the Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards. Playing percussion with pop singer Shawn Desman and the Kenyan boys choir in front of thousands of cheering fans in major areas across Canada for the recent ‘We Day’ tour, was a highlight of his musical career.
Recently, MacKay wrote, performed and recorded “So Nice”, his original tune as a theme for ‘Animism: People Who Love Objects’, a documentary that aired on Global Television. When his time is not taken up with music, he expresses his prodigious creativity as a graphic designer, entertainment director and all around nice guy.
To learn more about this event please contact RockOurTown [email protected], or call 289-599-1990 (Niagara Region), 647-317-9395 (Toronto & GTA).