Posted October 19/18
Posted October 18/18
- Here’s a great opportunity to hear an Ottawa-Montreal collaboration featuring Keith Hartshorn-Walton (tuba) and Montreal’s Bill Mahar (trumpet). Rounded out by a stellar rhythm section, they will recreate the magic of the 1959 jazz album “Top and Bottom Brass”, plus other well-known tunes to satisfy your musical appetite.
WHEN: Saturday October 27th @ 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: ‘LIVE @ RECORD RUNNER’
Record Runner Rehearsal Studios
159 Colonnade Rd. S., Unit 1, Ottawa
(Abundant FREE parking)
“LIVE @ RECORD RUNNER” is a live music concert series devoted to presenting high-quality concerts (predominantly jazz) in a warm, intimate and acoustically sound performance venue. We offer an unrivalled listening experience to our guests who have the opportunity to mingle and chat with the musicians throughout the evening, all whilst enjoying our complimentary snacks and wine (yes, included with your ticket price!!)
Info & tickets here:
- Looking for a professional bass player-vocalist for rock band with industry contacts for showcase gig in Toronto and touring , must have chops and pro vocal abilities to sing back up and play bass in original rock band , previous winners of the bluesfest talent showcase . contact Ryan
- Forming a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, as yet unnamed, looking for our Christine McVie (vocal, keys) and Lindsey Buckingham (vocal, guitar). Seeking solid musicians who already have all the right gear, can sing and play just like Christine and Lindsey, and can sing strong harmonies. Goal is to have fun and get paid for doing something we love and do really well. Planning for corporate gigs and the relatively close by tribute circuit. If you’re someone who has transportation, preps well for rehearsals, and has no substance abuse issues, you’ll be a great fit. Rehearsals weekly in central Ottawa near CHEO for now.
Posted October 17/18
- THE GNARLYS will be playing at the Newfoundland Pub (940 Montreal Road) Friday October 26th and Saturday October 27th. The Newfoundland Pub is having 2 Halloween Parties this year, one on Friday Oct 26th and the other one on Saturday Oct 27th. So dress up for the occasion and there will be prizes for best costume on both evenings. The show starts at 9:30 pm both evenings. NO COVER charge. For more info you can go to the Gnarlys Webiste or visit our YouTube Channel, You can also send us an email at
Posted October 15/18
- We are retired singers/musicians in our late 60s. We are searching for a male singer to complete a singing quartet. We do songs from the 50, 60. and 70’s. Must be available for weekday afternoon paying gigs.
Must have a good singing voice, sing lead for some songs and do harmony/backup for other songs. Must have own transportation and be available to rehearse at least once a week (at the beginning)
If you play the piano or guitar that’s even better but not required.
Contact peter call 613-728-5293 or
- Helium LIVE at The Carleton, 223 Armstrong St. in Ottawa on Saturday October 20th, 2018. We hit the stage at 9:30pm, come and join us for a great evening with some of the best Classic Rock tunes. Great staff, great food, great party place, no cover charge. Hope to see you there, bring your friends and family members.
Helium LIVE au Carleton Tavern, 223 rue Armstrong à Ottawa, samedi le 20 octobre 2018. On entre en scène à 21h30. Venez vous joindre à nous pour une soirée mémorable avec plusieures des meilleures chansons rock classique. Un personnel hors pair, excellente nourriture, une excellente place de party et aucun frais d’admission. Tout en espérant vous y voir. Invitez vos amis ainsi que les membres de votre famille.
- Larry Garnett Live at HUNTER'S PUBLIC HOUSE Findlay Creek Plaza Larry Garnett singer, songwriter, and soloist will perform live at Hunter's Public House (Findlay Creek Plaza) 4750 Bank Street (343) 700-6991 on Saturday, 20 October, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Performing popular tunes of the 1960's to the present day from the musical genres of classic rock, pop, country, blues, folk, jazz, medieval and some of his own originals -- guaranteed to impress. Perfect way to start your weekend. Recommend you arrive early. Support Live Music.
Posted October 12/18
- Larry Garnett Live Gig: Grace O'Malley's East (Gracies). Singer, songwriter, and acoustic soloist Larry Garnett performs live at Grace O'Malley's, 1151 Ogilvie road (613) 842-0220 on Friday, 19 October 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Performing well known acoustic rock, medieval, country, blues, folk, jazz and popular originals -- guaranteed to impress. Perfect way to start your weekend. Recommend you arrive early. Support Live Music. Website:
Posted October 11/18
- La Grange de la Gatineau est heureuse d'offrir des spectacles variés et de faire découvrir des artistes qui sont sauront vous charmer.
Venez à la rencontre de BRIGA qui vous fera voyager avec sa musique qui est un mélange de chansons et instrumentaux à la Turbo Folk, enrobé de Groove des Balkans et du Maghreb. Un merveilleux trio violon/accordéon/percussions vous charmera à coup sûr !
Nominée aux JUNO Award 2018, récipiendaire du prix Étoile Galaxie, et nominées deux fois à ADISQ et Prix Canadien de Musique Folk, Briga est issue d'une mère québécoise et d'un père polonais. À la fois simple et colorée, traditionnelle et métissée, elle s'inspire des sonorités de l'Europe de l'Est. Avec un élan de trois disques (Diaspora, Turbo Folk Stories, and Wake), des spectacles à travers le Canada, les É.-U. et l’Europe, Briga a lancé son quatrième album intitulé "Femme" le 5 avril 2017.
POUR RÉSERVER: grange.ca ou 819-827-3164
We are thrilled to announce the next concert at La Grange de la Gatineau.
Come and meet BRIGA who will make you travel around the world with her unique sound of Turbo Folk edge, wrapped up in heavy Balkan & Moroccan grooves, all wrapped up with her wailing violin and sweet voice.
Nominated for the JUNO Awards, recipient of the Stingray Rising Star Award, and nominee at the Canadian Folk Music Awards along with Québec’s ADISQ awards, Briga’s music is a reflection of her fragmented identity. Her songs are half instrumental, half written in French and English, of which all are accompanied by her fervent violin firmly rooted in eastern European and Romani folk sounds learned from the days her father played the piano to put the children to sleep.
Her body of work includes three albums (Diaspora, Turbo Folk Stories, and Wake), and numerous performances across Canada, the United States, and Europe. . She has been touring as a trio (violin, bass/accordion & percussion) her fourth CD came out in spring 2017.
RESERVE NOW: grange.ca ou 819-827-3164
Posted October 9/18
Wedding Ceremony Music Ottawa
Duo d'Amore is a string ensemble comprised of solo violin and cello, string duo, string trio and string quartet performing for wedding ceremonies and receptions in Ottawa and across Canada. Call us at 1-866-231-2902 or visit our website for a quote today. www.duodamore.com
- Westboro venue looking for acts of all kind. Carousel Collective strives to support local talent. We are currently searching for musicians of all kinds to perform small events (20-30 people) for 2-3hrs at a time. Looking to fill lots of spots. For more information, please contact Lindsay at
Posted October 7/18
- Ottawa CLASSIC HEAVY METAL band HEADBANG is LOOKING for an experienced and fully-equipped BASS PLAYER. Must already be very familiar with the genre and be able to learn songs reasonably quickly and accurately. Backup vocals is an asset. Set lists already put together and well-rehearsed. Fully equipped play studio on Carling Ave. Must have great availability for Sunday evening rehearsals and able to contribute to the reasonable cost of our rehearsal room. Local shows would be every few months. Serious replies only. Send name, basic info and play samples to
Posted October 6/18
- Drummer wanted for band that has a lead guitar/lead vocalist, a keyboard player that also plays tenor sax, flute and sings backup, a bass player who sings backup. Doings songs like Night in White Satin – Moody Blues, Squonk and the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway – Genesis, Albert Flasher – Burton Cummings, Riders on the Storm, Light My Fire and LA Woman – The Doors and more. We practice every second Thursday at Record Runner on Colonade Rd from 7pm to 10pm. If interested please contact Scott at call 613-795-4219 or
Posted October 4/18
- Senior musicians looking for additional member
We're a band of three retired musicians who jam weekdays. We're looking for a similarly retired musician as lead singer and added instrumentalist to round out our sound. We consist of a guitar, bass and drums and have a jam space near Ray Friel Centre in Orleans. Our repertoire includes, blues, ballads, rock (classic and modern) interpretations. Relaxed drug-free atmosphere. If interested drop us an email.
- The Back Beat will be playing Saturday, November 3 at the Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street, getting underway at 4:00 PM and going until 8 PM. If you've never been there, the Rooster is a very cool venue with local art displayed around the room, an interesting menu, lots of draft beer options, good sound and no cover charge. More info here: atomicrooster.ca
The band plays familiar, dance friendly music for party people - more info here:
We hope to see you. Thanks,
- Looking for live acts of any genre to play for an outdoor charity event for Cystic Fibrosis Canada on November 3rd 2018. The event is held in the Metcalfe area and will run from 11am-4pm. Unfortunately we cannot provide monetary compensation, but food can be provided free of charge. Please contact me if you are interested!
Posted September 27/18
- Band looking for a drummer to grow with them. We have played together on and off for a couple years but are eager to start up again with a new drummer. Age is not a concern. We play anything from Floyd to Amanda Marshall to Aerosmith. Up for lots of ideas and plan to work on some originals once we have played together for a while.
- Larry Garnett Live Gig: Hurley's Neighbourhood Grill, 64 Stonehaven, Kanata. Singer, songwriter, and acoustic soloist Larry Garnett performs live at the Hurley's Kanata, 64 Stonehaven Drive on Friday, 5 October 2018 from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Performing well known acoustic rock, medieval, country, blues, folk, jazz and popular originals -- guaranteed to impress. Perfect way to start your weekend. Recommend you arrive early. Support Live Music.
larrygarnett.weebly.com Facebook: Garnett Guitar School@LarryGGS E-mail:
Posted September 25/18
Posted September 23/18
- Band wanted for October 27th gig at Russell curling club following tournament. Please respond to ad or call/text Darlene at 613-371-7582 for details.
- New cover band multi-genre project currently looking for the following - lead guitar , keyboards, drums. Must have the following: stage experience, your own transportation and equipment. Ability to sing harmonies would be an asset.
I am an experienced lead vocalist with many stage and studio credentials. Music will be a good mix of party music with the intention of playing private parties ,festivals and corporate type events. Looking for energetic players. If this sounds like fun and you have a professional attitude please send me an email. Kim Remus
- No plans this Friday evening? Here’s a great idea to
cap off your work week and kickstart the weekend.
Friday Sept. 28th @ 8:00 p.m.
LIVE @ RECORD RUNNER PRESENTS:
SAMUEL BLAIS QUARTET
Samuel Blais - Alto sax, Bari sax
Jerome Beaulieu - Piano
Olivier Babaz - Bass
Alain Bourgeois - Drums
Info & tickets
- Helium LIVE at the Blackburn Arms Pub, 2586 Innes Road, Gloucester, Ontario on Friday September 28th, and Saturday September 29th. We hit the stage at 9:00pm on both nights, come and join us for a great evening with some of the best classic Rock tunes. Great staff, great food, great party place, no cover charge. Hope to see you there, bring your friends and families.
Helium en spectacle au Pub Blackburn Arms, 2586 Innes Road, Gloucester, Ontario, Vendredi le 28 septembre et samedi le 29 septembre. On entre en scène à 21h00. Venez vous joindre à nous pour une soirée mémorable avec certaines des meilleures chansons rock classique. Un personnel hors pair, une excellente place de party, excellente nourriture. On espère vous y voir. Invitez vos amis ainsi que les membres de votre famille.
Posted September 21/18
- THE GNARLYS will be playing at the CARLETON TAVERN on Friday September 28th. The Show starts at 9:30 pm. The Carleton Tavern is located on 223 Armstrong Street in Ottawa. We play from 9:30 pm to 2:00 am. Please come and join us for an entertaining evening. NO COVER CHARGE at the Carleton Tavern. Hope to see you there. For more info you can go to the Gnarlys Webiste or visit our YouTube Channel, You can also send us an email at
- Otis Strange -- CD Release/Halloween Party -- Friday, Oct 26 @ The Rainbow Bistro -- otisstrange.com
Otis Strange is an original Canadian Rock band that formed in 1992 in Ottawa, Ontario, who’s rhythmical and eclectic style of music has roots in various forms of Rock, Blues, Soul R&B, Funk, and Reggae; while also comfortable jamming it out in similar fashion to the likes of the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers.
Posted September 19/18
- BRIGA in concert at La Grange de la Gatineau on October 19 Nominated for the JUNO Awards, recipient of the Stingray Rising Star Award, and nominee at the Canadian Folk Music Awards along with Québec’s ADISQ awards, Briga’s music is a reflection of her fragmented identity. Her songs are half instrumental, half written in French and English, of which all are accompanied by her fervent violin firmly rooted in eastern European and Romani folk sounds learned from the days her father played the piano to put the children to sleep.
Her body of work includes three albums (Diaspora, Turbo Folk Stories, and Wake), and numerous performances across Canada, the United States, and Europe. Her unique sound is described as being delivered with a Turbo Folk edge, wrapped up in heavy Balkan & Moroccan grooves, all wrapped up with her wailing violin and sweet voice. She has been touring as a trio (violin, bass/accordion & percussion) her fourth CD came out in spring 2017.
RESERVATIONS : grange.ca
- Machine Messiah requires a Hard Rock/Power Metal Bassist We are looking for a talented Bassist preferrably with a strong Backing vocal and who is also well equipped. We are a recording and touring project. “Must be able to play local and out of town shows” I have my own rehearsal and recording facility and am using Protools|HD. You must be dedicated. You can hear some preproduction songs at:
You can reach me at 613-799-4762 or mail me at
Posted September 17/18
- Looking for a drummer for a gigging classic rock band. Experienced professionals only, please. Looking for someone who can not only play, but knows how to have fun on stage! Email for details and please include a link to videos or sound files that demonstrate your ability. Thanks.
- LIVE @ RECORD RUNNER PRESENTS:
SAMUEL BLAIS QUARTET
Samuel Blais - Alto sax, Bari sax
Jerome Beaulieu - Piano
Olivier Babaz - Bass
Alain Bourgeois - Drums
September 28th, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Info & tickets
Posted September 16/18
- Mature SINGER/SONGWRITER (lead/rhythm/slide guitar and harp) and fairly mature BASSIST/VOCALIST are re-launching ORIGINAL BLUES/ROCK band and seeking DRUMMER, preferably with backing vocal.
Previous tunes on:
MusiquePlus [8 weeks heavy rotation]
Those tunes have been replaced by newer, radio-friendlier material.
Focus is on festival/concert and exposure gigs.
Rehearsal room with PA in central south Ottawa.
Rehearsal schedule to be determined.
bandforrb (at) gmail (dot) com
Posted September 13/18
- A FIRST for FIRST BASS, and a FIRST for FRIDAY NIGHT AT SONNY’S BAR AND GRILL.
Friday September 21st, FIRST BASS will be “live” at Sonny’s Bar and Grill (1119 Baxter Rd, behind IKEA).
Come out and enjoy a night of music and dancing, hope to see you there.
Music starts at 9:30 pm, only $5 cover.
You can reach us at: firstbass.ca , on Facebook: First Bass Band
Posted September 12/18
- Looking for a sound tech to run a board for a five piece band Saturday September 15 in Pembroke. Paid gig, no set up involved.
- Looking for acoustic background guitarist for wedding ceremony Sept 6, 2019.
5:30 -6:00 PM provide instrumental only, (nylon string guitar preferred) soft classical / Spanish guitar / style background for incoming guests
6:00 play for bride walking up the aisle; song to be determined
6:05 -6:30 may require a background interlude during ceremony
6:30 -7:00 provide instrumental only, soft classical / Spanish guitar / style background during signing, photos etc...
Wedding located at Strathmere, 1980 Phelan Rd,North Gower 20 mins south of Ottawa.
Must have transportation and all equipment. Able to set up & sound check by 5:15 PM and take down quietly after 7 PM
Please contact me ; Gilles
Posted September 11/18
- Hi Folks just a reminder the GRUMPYS OPEN MIC shifts to Wednesday as of this week and remain so thoughout the winter months. With host Steve Mah AKA Shanny.
And we're on Saturday's as well with Gregory Tochia.
Come and play a tune, meet and network.
- Two lead guitarists and a drummer looking for good bassist and vocalist for new classic heavy metal band. Classic songs from iconic acts such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Ozzy, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Motorhead, AC/DC, etc. Must be already familiar with the genre and know your stuff. Fully equipped play studio on Carling Ave. Weekly rehearsals with a local show every few months. Send response and play samples for further information. Serious replies only.
- Progressive Hard Rock/Alternative Rock band EDJ is looking for 2 or 3 other bands to share an event at Café DeFcuf on Saturday December 8th 2018. The start time is yet to be determined. The cost to join the event will be 50$ per band with an even split of ticket sales and door sales. If you are interested, please send a brief bio of your band along with any video and audio links that you may have. Please send this to
Posted September 10/18
- Green Alert! duo (guitarist/drummer): looking for a bassist for regular jam/record/perform sessions (with goal of playing more local venues). We play original 'rock-jazz' music, which is rock music with the improvisational approach of jazz; we play our originals freely. Also open to another songwriter/instrumentalist for collaboration. Music lodestars include: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Black Sabbath, Buddy Guy, Mahavishnu, Narada Michael Walden, etc etc. Practice/recording space is in north Kanata. 19+ please. Exchange links/demos?
Posted September 9/18
- NeoNera (facebook.com/neoneramusic ) and (www.neoneramusic.com), an Ottawa-Gatineau based hard/alternative rock band, is looking for a bass player (we are singer/guitarist and drummer looking to re-form our three piece). The band needs a player that isn’t just going to play root notes and someone who can sing decently.
We practice once a week out of a fully-equipped jam space in Aylmer, Quebec. If interested, you can e-mail us
Influences: Alice in Chains, Incubus, Foo fighters, System of a down, Nirvana, Soundgarden
- Band looking for female backup singer/guitar We are currently looking to fill in some gaps for live performances. And by some I mean just 1. We’re looking for a female singer who also plays guitar and keys. Guitar is a mandatory, keys is a bonus.
Gear and wheels would also be good but if you’re the right fit we can talk about it if it’s an issue.
We’re looking for someone who learns fast and hopefully can come jam having learned mostly everything. We can send tabs/notes and keys if needed.
Previous experience being in a band and playing live is also on the list of things we’d like to call mandatory, but we’ll consider it on a case by case basis.
Please name drop other bands you’ve been in, what shows they’ve played, and/or send examples when replying to this ad.
Posted September 8/18
- THE GNARLYS will be playing at the BLACKBURN ARMS PUB located on 2586 Innes Road - Ottawa. We play from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am on both Friday September 14th and Saturday September 15th. Please come and join us for great food and an entertaining evening. NO COVER. Hope to see you there. For more info you can go to the Gnarlys Webiste or visit our YouTube Channel, You can also send us an email at
Posted September 4/18
- New recording studio in town opening its doors to new clients. Located just 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa-Gatineau, Zorro Studios is a professional audio studio offering recording, editing, mixing and mastering services. Zorro Studios brings you professional audio quality at an affordable price. Whether you want the full studio experience or capture your music in a particular venue, trust we will offer you the best option. With several projects currently in production, we are always looking for new talented artists to work with. Check zorrostudios.ca for more info and audio samples, or reach out with any questions and inquiries.
Lets do something awesome together !
Posted September 3/18
- HERE IS A “NO-REGRETS” ALTERNATIVE TO STAYING HOME AND WATCHING TV:
LIVE @ RECORD RUNNER – HIGH QUALITY JAZZ IN A HIGH QUALITY VENUE
WHO: BENJAMIN DESCHAMPS QUARTET
WHERE: LIVE @ RECORD RUNNER
159 COLONNADE RD. S., UNIT 6
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH
@ 8:00 P.M.
INFO & TICKETS: recordrunner.ca
SEE YOU THERE.
Posted September 1/18
- Drummer and guitar player (backup vocals) looking for a female keyboard player and a male bass player to join our new band . We are looking for you to share lead vocals on a variety of musical styles and adding in some original material for fun . For more information contact James at.
Posted August 29/18
- Shawn Phillips in concert at La Grange de la Gatineau !
This year the demand for Shawn Phillips in the Outaouais is exceptionally high. After announcing a full house for the September 13 concert, La Grange de la Gatineau opened an additional performance on September 12 which quickly sold out. A second additional performance, on September 10 at 7:30pm, has now been added. Earlier this Summer Shawn announced that this would be his last tour of Quebec.
Shawn Phillips has rubbed shoulders and collaborated with the greats of folk and rock. He gave guitar lessons to Joni Mitchell and initiated George Harrison to the sitar. His voice can be heard on “Lovely Rita (Meter Maid)”, one of the tracks on the Beatles "Sgt. Pepper’s”album. He hung out with the Greenwich Village “gang” in NY during the time of Hardin, Havens, Van Ronk and Dylan; and he shared an apartment with Donovan and Paul Simon in London. He was part of the legendary 1970 concert at Isle of Wight in Great Britain playing before an audience of 300,000. He was pegged to play the leading role in “Jesus Christ Superstar”, but other commitments prevented him from accepting the role. But, most importantly, he created 25 albums of original music featuring his incomparable voice and his just as remarkable guitar skills. Among other projects, he created a ballet titled “Events in the Life of a Prince”. In 2017 he released a new album titled “Continuance”.
Posted August 24/18
- Feeling the end-of-summer blues? Come lift your spirits on September 5th with the return of Canadian Saxophonist Benjamin Deschamps to “Live @ Record Runner”, featuring his latest quartet project and the release of their brand new CD entitled “No Codes”.
Wed., Sept 5th @ 8:00 p.m.
Benjamin Deschamps - Alto Sax
Frank Lozano - Tenor Sax
Seb Pellerin - Bass
Louis-Vincent Hamel - Drums
High caliber Canadian Jazz in an intimate and acoustically sound performance venue.
Info and tickets here;
- Hello we are a new cover band looking for a guitar player and drummer. Drop us a line
Posted August 20/18
- The Back Beat will be performing on Saturday, Sept 8 at the Taproom 260 (formerly D'Arcy McGee's) located at 260 Centrum Boulevard in Orleans. The show gets underway at 9 pm. The Taproom 260 has been through an extensive renovation and it looks great. The live music area has been expanded and the pub has an exciting new menu. The band plays dance music for party people, more info here: thebackbeat.ca
Please join us if you can ! Thanks,
- Wyntr is looking for joint gigs opening with 35 minute sets for other bands on Fridays and Saturdays. What we offer is an Original energy filled set that is sure to get any crowd going. We are 100% reliable and stage hungry. Check out what we're all about and a few recent live vids on our fabebook page: facebook.com
Posted August 19/18
- Are you looking for rehearsal space in the East end?
600sqft commercial space, clean, stage lighting and access to bathroom. Secure. Would be shared with no more than 2 additional bands. Cyrville area. No PA yet but will be putting one in.
$300/mo for one night/week with the odd exception when needed. Room would only be available after 5pm weekdays and all day weekends. Msg me for more details.
- Thanks for checking me out!
-The recording and mixing industry has changed drastically in the past 5 years. Never before could you own a multi million dollar studio for say a ten thousand dollar investment.Technology has changed the game!
-Today, the success of your musical projects are determined by the skills, creativity and experience of the engineer working on them. Hi my name is Ross Martin and I've been recording producing and mixing music for bands and musicians for almost 20 years. I work with full bands and singer/songwriters of every genre. I own a fully equipped studio with every tool needed to create Grammy award winning music, but am comfortable working out of any studio you choose
Please check out Fusion Studios for more information and samples. We have a lot to offer so lets get started!!!!! fusionrecordingstudio.com
Posted August 18/18
Posted August 16/18
- Classic rock cover band looking for keyboard player
Serious, mature musicians, commited to classic rock from the 70's, 80's and 90's. From Boston to Pïnk Floyd, as well as Toto, Journey, Styx, and many more, the goal is to deliver a solid performance with high energy and keep the dance floor packed.
For more info and to plan a get-together, please send us some details
Groupe rock classique recherche claviériste
Groupe de musiciens matures, sérieux et dévoués à la musique rock classique des années 70-80-90. De Boston à Pïnk Floyd, en passant par Toto, Journey, Styx, et bien d'autres, le but est de livrer une performance solide, à haute énergie, et de garder le plancher de danse plein à craquer.
Pour plus de renseignements et planifier une rencontre, svp nous envoyer quelques détails: email@example.com
Posted August 15/18
- Musicworks' 8th Annual Electronic Music Composition Contest Now Open.
This juried contest spotlights talent from around the world and offers cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard.
Compose an experimental piece in any electronic music genre - acousmatic, electroacoustic, glitch, intelligent dance music, turntable art, or video music.
Pieces must be previously unpublished. Maximum length: 10 minutes. Accepted files: MP3 or MP4 only. Entrance fee is $25 CAD. $5 each additional entry, unlimited.
Contest closes October 26th.
Find out more at
Posted August 7/18
- Keyboard Player Wanted: Gigging Ottawa band looking for a keyboardist to fill our sound, broaden our repertoire, allow our lead guitarist to rest his fingers, and give our drummer something new in his monitor. We play an eclectic mix of rock (classic and otherwise), country and Celtic … and more if it fits. We rehearse in Kanata. For our new player: vocals are an asset, but their absence not a deal breaker, gender is not an issue, and although we’re middle aged (including you Mike), you don’t need to be.
If you’re interested, please drop an email to Iain at .
- For a really good time with plenty of sax, call Big Band Ottawa.
Let us be the life of your party. We play everything from Benny Goodman to Bruno Mars, with the largest music collection of popular jazz, latin, rock-and-roll, blues, and sensational swing.
Contact Big Band Ottawa to discuss future performance opportunities.
We perform many shows and concerts in eastern Ontario area for community festival, dances, private parties and charitable events. Recent performances include the National Arts Centre New Years Eve Ball, SPARKLE Dental Charity Ball, Ottawa Hospital, Westboro FUSE, Lake George New York Band Festival, Italian Festival, Mayor’s Canada Day Party, Lake George NY Band Festival, Royal Canadian Legion Veteran Benefits Concerts, Canadian Tulip Festival, and Canalfest to name a few.
We play an entertaining mix of Swing, Big Band, Latin, Funk, Rock, Hip-Hop and your favourite jazz standards made famous by Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Petersen, Doc Severinson, Max Weinberg, Gordon Goodwin and more. The band performs the jazz favorites of the last 80 years. Our repertoire is adaptive to any event for concerts, back ground music, or full upbeat dance band style entertainment.
Here are some links to Big Band Ottawa to show you the band and let you hear some of our music.
BBO "April in Paris" at the NAC NYE Gala youtube.com
BBO "In the Mood" youtube.com
BBO "Watermelon Man" youtube.com
BBO "Norwegian Wood" youtube.com
BBO "Back to the Basement" youtube.com
BBO "Backatown" youtube.com
BBO "Sweet Georgia Brown" youtube.com
Posted August 5/18
- Ska/Reggae Band Looking for Sax Player We are looking for a replacement tenor and/or alto saxophone player to help fill out the horn section to our 8 piece ska/reggae/rocksteady band.
Since 2011, the sentries have collaborated in bringing new music to the ska scene with an expanding catalogue of catchy originals and classic tributes. We gig regulary in Ottawa and travel out of town as much as possible.
Our latest release, “Hot Session” just came out this July.
We jam once a week (currently Tuesday evenings) in Ottawa, and usually gig at least once a month.
Please check us out here and email us with any questions!
Posted August 2/18
- Still a few tickets left…
CLICK LINK BELOW TO PURCHASE TICKET(S)
LIVE @ RECORD RUNNER PRESENTS:
THE PAUL TYNAN TRIO
TUESDAY AUGUST 7TH @ 8:00 P.M.
THE PAUL TYNAN TRIO
Paul Tynan - trumpet
Peter Hum - piano
Alec Walkington - bass
Alongside iconic Ottawa based pianist, Peter Hum and bassist Alec Walkington, Paul Tynan returns to Ottawa for a 75-minute set of original music sprinkled with choice standards.
The International Trumpet Guild has stated that downbeat award winning trumpet player and composer, Paul Tynan's "creative genius shines".
He has performed with numerous jazz artists such as The Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Chris Potter, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Jerry Bergonzi, Clark Terry, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely, Joel Frahm, and Matt Wilson, among several other notable jazz musicians.
Paul is presently a Professor of Music at St. Francis Xavier University where he teaches jazz trumpet, jazz history, and arranging. He also co-leads the "Bi-Coastal Collective" with Grammy winning saxophonist Aaron Lington. The ensemble is dedicated to performing new jazz compositions across North America. Paul has released ten recordings as a leader/co-leader on the Origin/OA2, Armored, and NohJoh labels.
Paul is an Edwards Trumpet and Flugel Horn Artist.
- THE GNARLYS will be playing a charity gig for CYCLE FOR SIGHT from 12 pm – 3 pm on Sunday August 19, 2018 at the Carp Fair Grounds. This event is also supported by MEC. We invite you to join in either by entering the cycle tour, making a donation or just dropping in to support us. Here are the links you may need:
:CYCLE FOR SIGHT OTTAWA --
For more info you can go to the Gnarlys Webiste You can also visit our YouTube Channel, or send us an email at
- Looking for percussionist. We are a small acoustic trio looking for a percussionist. We would like someone who can do percussions but also does live electronic percussion (loops, samples, etc..) Call or email Aldo 819 209 3563
Posted July 31/18
- Join MYSTARA for a SUMMER SIZZLER at the LONE STAR LOFT on SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th! We are heading to the EAST END OF OTTAWA, 1211 Lemieux Street, for a ROCKIN' SUMMER NIGHT! Come join the Party as we serve up an exciting, high energy mix of Rock, Swamp, R&B, Country, Disco, and Pop that will set the dance floor on FIRE!!! YEEHAW!!!!
Facebook Event Link: facebook.com/events
- The Sentries need a sax!! We are looking for a replacement tenor and/or alto saxophone player to help fill out the horn section to our 8 piece ska/reggae/rocksteady band. Since 2011, the sentries have collaborated in bringing new music to the ska scene with an expanding catalogue of catchy originals and classic tributes. We gig regulary in Ottawa and travel out of town as much as possible. Our latest release, “Hot Session” just came out this July. We jam once a week (currently wednesday evenings) in Ottawa, and usually gig at least once a month.
please check us out here and email us with any questions! thesentries.bandcamp.com facebook.com/thesentries instagram: @thesentries
Posted July 30/18
- Looking for a lead singer
Classic Rock Band is looking for a reliable singer who will be committed to biweekly rehearsals and learning new songs.
Must have good stage presence and ability to sing in a full range. We play mostly well known covers from the 60's to today, and Gig several times a year in the Ottawa area.
Contact me at
- Bassist and drummer needed 2 guitarists in our late 30's with day jobs. looking for a bassist and a drummer to jam with. We play our own stuff. Rock music. We'd like to play at least once a week.
Posted July 27/18
- Groupe rock classique Arcana recherche claviériste
Arcana est un groupe de musiciens matures, sérieux et dévoués à la musique rock classique des années 70-80-90. Notre claviériste doit malheureusement nous quitter, et nous cherchons un ou une claviériste pour le remplacer.
Le groupe 'Arcana' a déjà une réputation pour ses concerts bénéfices qui ont amassés des fonds considérables pour plusieurs organismes de la région.
Le répertoire exige du clavier: de Boston à Pïnk Floyd, en passant par Toto, Journey, Styx, et bien d'autres, le but est de livrer une performance solide, à haute énergie, et de garder le plancher de danse plein à craquer. Nous ne faisons pas vraiment les bars (trop fait, trop longtemps!), et nous avons un rhythme assez relaxe (exemple 3 à 6 concerts bénéfice par année quand l'occasion y est). Dans la grande majorité des cas, nous offrons nos services gratuitement aux organismes de charité.
Nous sommes tous dans la quarantaine et plus, dévoués à la musique, mais respectueux des besoins des membres de balancer cette passion avec le reste de leur vie personnelle et professionnelle.
Le/la candidat/e idéal/e a du temps pour faire son travail à la maison avant de se pointer à une pratique, est libre pour des pratiques chaque jeudi soir à Gatineau, a de l'équipement professionnel, du transport, une bonne attitude, et aucun problème de consommation de drogue ou d'alcool. Encore mieux s'il/elle a de l'expérience "live" et en studio. Puisque Arcana se démarque par la richesse et la qualité des voix et harmonies, ce serait super si le/la candidat/e était capable de contribuer aux voix.
Site web (ébauche): Site web Arcana (en développement)
Pour plus de renseignements et planifier une rencontre, svp nous envoyer quelques détails.
Posted July 26/18
- We are looking for a drummer to do 70's classic rock. Our lead singer plays lead guitar, I play keyboards, sax, flute and sing backup. Our bass player sings backup. Should be a good band when we get going.
- Experienced and easy-going guitarist, bassist and drummer still looking to jam and gig with a talented rock vocalist. Interested? Email:
Posted July 24/18
- Band looking for opening spots!
Need an opener for an upcoming show? EDJ (pronounced edge) is looking for opening spots! We play a wide variety of rockin covers as well as a growing number of originals. You can check out some vids at www.facebook.com/edjtunes. Hope to hear from you! :)
Posted July 22/18
- Ragged Faith is seeking a bassist for an all original rock band. Message for more info and song links. Please also have some sound bites of your playing.
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Posted July 16/18
- Bird King, will be performing at The Barley Mow
1541 Merrivale Rd. Saturday July 28th. 9pm. NO COVER. Rock covers from the 70 and 80s.
YouTube video link. youtu.be
- Saturday July 28 – The Koven presents Ram Air V, Revving Through Five Decades of Smokin’ Blues, Rock and Metal !!!
We will be performing a 2+ hour set featuring the music of Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Badlands, Corrosion of Conformity, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Cry of Love, ZZ Top and more!
Show starts at 7PM, Tickets are $8 at the door.
Friday August 17 – The Brass Monkey presents Facelift / Badmotorfinger, performing the Ultimate Double Set Tribute to Alice in Chains and Soundgarden with very special guest Revmatic!
Show starts at 9PM. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door
Posted July 15/18
- Want to feature Musicians local to OTT in short documentary video! Someone that is currently and has been involved in the OTT local music scene. Please contact me directly if you are interested to hear more and willing to participate or send this over to a friend that might be a good fit. Age range 20-40. Jam on! email:
Posted July 12/18
- ALL EVENTS DONE FOR FREE.
Do you have a major event coming up? Would you like an amazing band for free and a venue for free?
Creative planning can make it all happen. Get a hold of me and let’s get the ball rolling.
Larry Wayne Church
Posted July 11/18
- Looking for a Female Vocalist who can play a bit of keys. we are a top 40 cover band who are looking to specialise in weddings, parties and higher profile bar gigs. looking for someone with a wide range. must have own transportation and pro gear.
So email Jason
or call at 819-431-2226
Rock on :)
Posted July 10/18
- Were are a newly formed project looking for a bass player to jam with. We are located in the Gatineau Area. We are are looking for a serious bassist who plays rock to heavy music. We are currently building a home studio to start recording our original material. For any questions please send us an email
- Grumpy's Pub & Eatery Open Mic
Every Thursday and Saturday Night throughout the summer we host open mic. Come down and strut your stuff. Laid back atmosphere, jamming encouraged, cool drinks and great snacks. Hope to see you there.....,
4000 Bridlepath in South Keys.
Posted July 9/18
- “CAN YOU SING? Do people COMPLIMENT YOU on your singing? Do you love melodic pop and the harmonies of The Byrds, Moby Grape, Kinks, Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young, Flying Burrito Brothers, Jayhawks etc? Do you like to listen to the lyrics of a song?
We are two easy going retired guys: a singer and a bassist who sings harmony. We have a collection of songs in mind that are off the beaten path. No more Proud Mary, Hotel California or Stairwell to Hell. We are open to fresh interpretations and don’t think mimicry is the only way to cover a song.
We are looking for a couple of singer-guitarists (male or female) who can sing both lead or harmony. No assholes or prima donnas, please. That means you, Larry and Mike. We may add lead guitar and drums once solid vocals are established.
We want to rehearse once a week and are not restricted to Sundays. Unless someone offers an PA equipped practice space, we will rent a rehearsal studio and costs will be shared equally.
This project Is for fun. It may or may not lead to gigs: that’s dependent on who is involved. Our project Is a labour of love and will require being prepared and some dedication too.”
- Looking for experienced female singer (backup and lead)/keyboardist for an established band. Practice weekly and perform bi-monthly. Various genres (classic rock, blues, funk, country), set list available at take5band.ca.
Posted July 2/18
- Ragged Faith is seeking musicians for an all original rock band. Looking for rhythm and lead guitarists. A lot of the material has harmony vocals which are essential to the bands sound, so vocal ability is a must. Bass, lead vocals and drums are already covered. Message for more info and song links
- Wanted: Lead Guitarist and/or Keyboardist
New alternative rock band looking for a lead guitarist and a keyboardist. Prefer experienced players the 35 to 55 range. Interest in writing original music an asset. Send song or sound samples along with short bio to:
Posted June 30/18
- Need some stage lighting? Too small to call the big guys? I've got a healthy collection of stage lighting, portable trussing, controller for rent. Let me know what you need, I'll fix you up.
- Consequents are looking for a new Frontman/Vocalist to join the team. For more details; Please send us an email or on Facebook @ facebook.com/consequentsband
Posted June 26/18
- Experienced and easy-going guitarist, bassist and drummer looking to jam and gig with a talented rock vocalist. Interested? Email:
Posted June 23/18
- Local Gypsy Jazz Band Django Libre is performing on July 5 at Bar Robo. It is $10 at the door. Shows starts at 8:00PM.
Posted June 22/18
- Adema/Bassarath Sextet at Record Runner Tonight Saturday June 23rd @ 8:00 p.m. at Record Runner Rehearsal Studios.
$15 at the door. Seating is limited.
Posted June 20/18
Posted June 19/18
- Drummer wanted... dead or alive. Preferably alive. We are IV Sound (pronounced Four Sound,) a classic rock-influenced band. Think Chez 106 meets Boom 99.7. Looking to snare a drummer who will grow with us as we transition from covers to original material.
Artists we've covered to date include U2, Bon Jovi, Eagles, Pink Floyd, Alanis Morrisette, Collective Soul, Bryan Adams and more.
We pride ourselves on a strong sense of vocal harmonies, a female vocalist that can really belt, and our on-stage experience... all we're missing is you! If interested, please contact us at
Posted June 16/18
- Established band from Ottawa in search of rhythm guitar player with lead ability preferably. Genres from 80s, 90s, and 00s era, rock/classic rock style. Practices are once a week in Canotek rd Park. Area and gigs are once a month. Dedication essential, a good attitude and sober at practices and at gigs! Must be well equipped! Must be able to learn 5 songs from our current set list.
Current set list can be sent to you if interested for auditioning and more songs to come...
youtube.com Please Serious Inquiries only!
Call or text: Luc Villeneuve 613-229-9256 or Denis McCluskey 613-889-2411
Posted June 14/18
- ROCK 'N RAIL FEST 2018! recordrunner.ca
Come and help celebrate Record Runner Rehearsal Studio’s 2nd Anniversary tomorrow, Saturday June 16th at our second annual Rock ‘N Rail Fest in support of local live music!
The party starts at Noon and the first band takes to the stage at 1:00 p.m. Click link above for all the details.
1:00 CHOCOLATE HOT POCKETS
3:30 KILLED BY KARMA
6:00 SUBTLE CURVES
8:45 POWER METAL BAND
We have teamed up with our amazing partners Andy Nita of Nita Beer Company and Steve and Courtney of Shorty’s Sandwich Shop to bring you the best of local music, beer and food! What more can you ask for? All for only $20!
This is without a doubt the best festival deal of the Summer and features some incredible musical talent with many of Ottawa’s rising stars such as Juno-fest performer and award-winning rapper DRAE, HAWKER, POWER METAL BAND, TACKIES, SUBTLE CURVES, KILLED BY KARMA, JEZEBEL AND Ottawa’s own CHOCOLATE HOT POCKETS who will kick things off at 1 P.M.!
Bring the kids as this is a family friendly event.
Posted June 11/18
- Indie Folk band looking for violin player. Influences include - Shovels & Rope, AA Bondy, The Lumineers, The Decemberists, The Civil Wars, The Avett Brothers, Shakey Graves.
- MYSTARA is returning to Greenfield's Music Hall for a SUMMER-IS-HERE BASH!!! COME ROCK WITH US on Friday, June 22nd, AND RAISE A GLASS TO SUMMER! ROCK, R&B, DISCO, COUNTRY, and even some MYSTARA ORIGINALS! WE PLAY IT ALL! 900 Greenbank Road in the Barrhaven Mall. SEE YOU THERE BABY!!! $5 Admission. You are invited to join our Facebook page: facebook.com/MystaraMusic or visit our website to learn more about us: mystara-music.com
Posted June 9/18
- Strange Angels is currently a 4 piece band that is looking for a lead guitarist. We play almost exclusively all original music. We do some covers for fun. Looking for someone (male or female) who is fairly advanced in their playing and can produce interesting new sounding leads. Age range 35 - 50. Previous live playing experience preferred. Ability to play keyboards and backing vocals on some songs will be considered first. We are very committed. We practice once per week. And gig monthly.
Influences: All them Witches, BRMC, The Stooges, Stones, Sonic Jesus, Soft Kill, Gary Clark Jr. etc.Contact David at:
Posted June 6/18
- Are you looking to unleash your voice as lead singer of a rock band?
If you’ve got a killer rock voice and want to front a great band…
If you miss singing for a band and want to get back into it…
If your goal is to have fun playing some local gigs…
If you want to help shape a band’s set list and future direction…
Then this opportunity is for YOU!
We’re a guitarist, bassist and drummer with solid band experience.
Collectively, we’ve played clubs and festivals of all sizes, recorded and released original music, enjoyed national airplay (radio and MuchMusic), and opened for a number of notable '90s rock artists including Big Wreck and IME's Edwin.
If you’d like to cover artists such as RHCP, Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon — and ultimately collaborate to write original music — then email a video or link showcasing your vocal skills.
If we like your stuff we’ll contact you and set up a jam session.
We’re fun-loving musicians in our 30s/40s looking to make a few bucks playing some cool tunes.
If you’re into drugs and hard partying then this isn’t the right fit for you.
- Looking for a bass player!
Hi there! If you would like to play bass in a folk/blues street band, contact me. Our influences include: Bob Dylan, CCR, The Tragically Hip, the Band, etc. We also do our own originals. You can check us out on Instagram @constancecreekband . If you sing as well, even better!
Posted June 4/18
- NO PLANS YET FOR FRIDAY EVENING??
FRIDAY JUNE 8TH, 2018 @ 8:00 P.M.
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ALL CONCERTS ARE HELD IN THE WARM AND INTIMATE ATMOSPHERE FOUND ONLY IN THE ACOUSTICALLY TREATED ”GREAT ROOM” STUDIO AT
RECORD RUNNER REHEARSAL STUDIOS, LOCATED AT 159 COLONNADE RD. S., UNIT #6, OTTAWA.
SEE YOU THIS FRIDAY JUNE 8TH!
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Posted June 3/18
- A Customizable Jazz Ensemble For Your Wedding or Special Event "capitalJAZZ" provides classy, subtle, live jazz music for almost any type of event. The group is very customizable-the number of musicians, the specific musical instruments, the booking length, the musicians dress code, our performance/break schedule, the timing of our set up and pack up, whether or not vocals will be included and many other elements can all be customized to suit the nature, musical needs and budget of your event. For more info including video samples please check out: yourjazzensemble.com or contact
Posted June 2/18
- Gatineau rock cover band looking for very solid bassit with same taste in music. Our singer is one off the best around and lead guitar is simply incredible! I provide great feel on the drums. We lost our bassit because he having twins! I can provide a set list with a response. Stp, creed, breaking benjamin, shinedown and more! We would like to be doing shows by the fall. We have jam space in gatineau. All late thirty’s and easy going
- Can you SING? Do you love to share the gift of music?
Do you love melodic pop and the harmonies of The Byrds, Moby Grape, Kinks, Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young, Flying Burrito Brothers, Jayhawks etc?
Do you like to listen to the lyrics of a song?
We are three, easy going retired persons: a singer, a bassist who sings harmony and a lead guitarist. We are getting off the beaten track, open to fresh interpretations and don’t think mimicry is the only way to cover a song.
We are looking for a couple of SINGERS (male or female) who can sing BOTH LEAD AND HARMONY and/or a guitar player who can sing both lead or harmony and a drummer who may or may not sing. No assholes or prima donnas, please.
We want to rehearse once a week and are not restricted to Sundays. This project is for FUN. But it’s a labour of love and will require preparation and dedication too.
If you are interested, please message me!
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