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About the act
Singer-songwriter Kim Mitchell is a true Canadian rock icon who has achieved gold and multiplatinum status leading the musically eclectic Max Webster in the 1970′s, a band who defined alternative and independent long before the words became clichés, and also during his solo career. He’s sold over 1.5 million recordings in this country over a lengthy career that remains creatively vibrant to this day. He has won three Juno Awards for “Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year”, “Album of the Year” and “Male Vocalist of the Year”. In the late 70′s and through all of the 80′s Kim toured the largest arenas in the country from one end to the other more times than one can count. He continues to perform at festivals and Performing Arts Theatres to this day. He is a respected song writer having penned and recorded classic hits like ‘Go For Soda,’ ‘Rock N Roll Duty,’ ‘Patio Lanterns,’ ‘I am a Wild Party,’ ‘Easy To Tame’ and ‘All We Are,’ to name just a few – all songs that have become part of the Canadian musical genome. Add to that several new songs from his most recent recording Ain’t Life Amazing (including the national rock radio hit of the title track), and audiences are thrilled to find that participating in a Kim Mitchell concert today is like being at the live recording of a greatest hits box set. It’s in the live concert setting where Kim’s power and passion really shine. In a recent interview, Gene Simmons claimed that KISS would never let Max Webster open for them, stating: “We were terrified of you guys. You could actually play!” Mitchell remains undoubtedly one of the most unique guitar players on the planet.
Opening Act: John Seay Orchestra
The John Seay Orchestra is a four-piece dance hall band from Ottawa Ontario. They are recognized for their unique and diverse repertoire, strong lead vocals and the ability to both faithfully cover and creatively mash up the songs they play. The boys incorporate many musical genres into their show, including classic rock, rock & roll, soul, hip hop, new hits and vintage pop. The artists they cover include The Beatles, The Killers, CCR, Aerosmith, Elvis Presley, Franz Ferdinand, Queen, the Strokes, and Otis Redding. The John Seay Orchestra pride themselves on delivering a high-energy medley of hits that consistently packs the dance floor.
The John Seay Orchestra have been performing at weddings, private parties, agricultural fairs and premier Ottawa bars since 2004.