Posted August 16/18
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Pieces must be previously unpublished.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 12/18
- 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 7/18
- Green Alert! duo (guitarist/drummer) is looking for a bassist for weekly jams. We play original 'rock-jazz' music, which is rock with the improvisation ethic of jazz. Also open to another songwriter/instrumentalist for collaboration/jamming.
Posted August 5/18
- Larry Garnett Live Gig: The Barley Mow, Kanata. Singer, songwriter, and acoustic soloist Larry Garnett performs live at the Barley Mow Kanata, 700 March Rd. on Friday, 10 August 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. Website:
- 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…
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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 29/18
- 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 27/18
- 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, 4 August, 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. Website:
- 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 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:
- Larry Garnett Live Gig: The Mill Tavern, Manotick. Singer, songwriter and acoustic soloist Larry Garnett performs live at The Mill Tavern, 5544 Main Street Manotick, on Friday, 3 August 2018 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 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. Website:
larrygarnett.weebly.com Facebook: Garnett Guitar School@LarryGGS E-mail:
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 23/18
- 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 22/18
- Helium LIVE at The Carleton, 223 Armstrong St. in Ottawa on Friday July 27, 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, vendredi le 27 juillet 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.
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
- THE GNARLYS will be playing at the CARLETON TAVERN on Friday July 20th. 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 You can also visit our YouTube Channel, You can also send us an email at
- 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
- Helium LIVE at the Blackburn Arms Pub, 2586 Innes Road, Gloucester, Ontario on Friday July 20th, and Saturday July 21st. 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 20 juillet et samedi le 21 juillet. 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 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.
- The Back Beat will be playing Saturday, July 14 at The Lone Star Loft, located at 1211 Lemieux Street, getting underway at 10:00 PM. The Lone Star has a great tex-mex menu with a wide selection of interesting beer on tap and lots of free parking. They have a big loft type room with nice sound. More info here: hlonestartexasgrill.com The band plays familiar, dance friendly music for party people - more info here: thebackbeat.ca
We hope to see you. Thanks,
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.
“LIVE @ RECORD RUNNER” RESUMES WITH THE FABULOUS MONTREAL TRIO “NOUVELLE R”.
CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TRIO AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS.
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!
- Confidence, skill and experience make us a step above the rest.
With over a decade of perfecting our craft we have all the tools and skills needed to make your music come to life! With an ever growing list of repeat customers and radio plays we work hard for our clients, adopting the mantra of always trying to offer more than expected and forever going that extra step. Fusion Studios offers superior audio and works hard to capture your very best.
Custom tracks -Are you a Singer/Song Writer looking to create fully produced songs from your arrangements, or maybe your a Singer/Lyricist and need an original song or beat to showcase your voice? Be aware that buying from"box store sites" does not always give you the right to use the songs commercially! We create custom arrangements and compositions start to finish based on your input. At FUSION we use the best of both worlds, combining real instruments and players with samples and VST, recorded at the highest quality, for professional, modern, radio ready results.
Here at Fusion we aim to make your studio experience one of a kind and work hard to capture the very best performances you have by providing a comfortable, stress free, fun, creative and positive space.
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
- THE GNARLYS will be playing at the BUSTER’S BAR & GRILL (2525 Carling Avenue - Lincoln Fields - Ottawa) on Friday June 8th from 9:30 pm to 1 am. Buster’s Bar & Grill has an excellent atmosphere and great food. Hope to you see you there. For more info you can visit Gnarlys Webiste or visit our YouTube Channel, You can also send us an email at
Posted May 30/18
- 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!
Posted May 27/18
- JAZZ CAMP FOR ADULTS!
JazzWorks 2018 Jazz Camp & Composers' Symposium/Independent Practice
CAMMAC Music Centre
Jazz Camp: Aug 16 to 19, 2018
Composers' Symposium/Independent Practice: Aug 14 to 16, 2018
Ottawa JazzWorks 25th Summer Jazz Camp will be held at CAMMAC Music Centre in Quebec (north of Hawkesbury) from August 16 to 19. This unique 3-day weekend workshop is an intensive learning opportunity for adult jazz musicians (vocal and instrumental) of all levels, beginner through professional, and advanced high school musicians. Participants immerse themselves in a program that includes combo rehearsals, master classes, improvisation classes, jazz history, jam sessions and more.
JazzWorks also offers a 2-day Composers’ Symposium/Independent Practice from August 14 to 16. An optional additional day is available on August 13. Participants will have private studios for composing and/or practising, and individual sessions with faculty members.
JazzWorks gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Ottawa.
Registration deadline: July 18, 2018
- Female vocalist and pianist readying to gig, looking for proficient bassist. Our repertoire consists of a wide range of melodic songs from jazz standards through to modern pop. Also playing with some song mashes/medleys and creative arrangements to achieve our own signature style. Lots of opportunity for solos, improv and generally honing your skills, especially jazz walking bass.
Feel free to call or e-mail for more information.
Posted May 24/18
- June 15 – Cafe Dekuf presents Facelift / Badmotorfinger, performing the Ultimate Double Set Tribute to Alice in Chains and Soundgarden
Tickets are $8 in advance on sale now online: tickets.spiff.space
OR in person at: The Koven Restaurant (93 Murray Street + 10% off your order with your stub) and Vertigo Records – 8$ in advance/ $10 at the door. Show starts at 9:30pm, at Café Dekuf 221 Rideau Street ***Brought to you by The Koven, and Ottawa’s REAL Rock, REBEL 101.7*** TUNE IN TO Rebel 101.7 and check their website for upcoming contests & join the band at The Koven after the show for some awesome metal and eats!
- Experienced lead singer/rhythm guitar player/frontman, drummer and bassist/back up vocalist seeks experienced lead guitar player for a mostly 90s tribute cover band.
You need to have a professional attitude, great gear and own transportation.
The current band members have decades of live experience and gig contacts. Set list is pretty much chosen. Just need a great lead guitar player to start rehearsals.
Please send pics and links to YouTube videos when contacting us!
Posted May 23/18
- Vocalist needed for established rock cover band We are looking for a new vocalist.
Covering Hagar, April Wine, Whitesnake, Foreigner, Deep Purple, Theory of Deadman, Rev Theory etc.
Experience a must.
Audio/video samples preferred before auditions.
Posted May 21/18
- Open Mic Thursdays @ Don Cherry's Kanata Join us for open mic night, every Thursday evening from 8-12 @ Don Cherry's Kanata, hosted by "Jonesy & The Byrd" Large welcoming establishment with great food & drink specials. Loads of tvs to catch your fave sporting events. See you soon!
ROCK with Jonesy and the Byrd this Saturday May 26 @ Daniel O'Connells. 9pm. No cover. See ya there!
Posted May 20/18
- The Back Beat will be playing Saturday, June 2 at the Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong Avenue, getting underway at 9:45 PM. Always a great time at the Carleton, with good prices on food and drink. The band plays familiar, dance friendly music for party people - more info here: : :thebackbeat.ca
We hope to see you. Thanks,
Posted May 15/18
- A Leverage For Mountains is Nick Loyer, Jay Trepanier and Jay Flynn. Formed in 2014, the indie/folk trio is rapidly gaining a following with their rich acoustic sound and heartfelt harmonies.
In 2016, the trio released their first E.P. titled « The Essence Project », showcasing their simplistic approach to empowering the wide spectrum of emotions proposed in their lyrics through crisp harmonies and subtle, catchy melodies. Their songs have tremendous reach as they take the listener on a musical journey through life's ups and downs.
June 8th at La Grange de la Gatineau, Cantley
18h30 - dinner
20h - concert
Reserve now: www.grange.ca or 819-827-3164
- THE GNARLYS will be playing at the STRATHCONA BRANCH LEGION, 1940B Bank Street (just south of Walkley) on Sunday May 27th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This legion is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC so please join us for an entertaining afternoon. NO COVER. Hope to see you there. For more info you can go Gnarlys Webiste or visit our YouTube Channel, You can also send us an email at
- Percussionist wanted - Cajon player (drummer)
We are looking for an experienced Percussionist / Cajon player with drum(s) and transportation to jam weekly at my place near West Hunt Club & Greenbank. We are an experienced bassist and acoustic guitar vocal duo playing classic soft rock & new country seeking to add some “light percussion” to our mix. Jams are held on weekdays (usually Wednesdays) from 2:30pm-4pm. We gig a few times a year at local afternoon/evening events. If you’re interested in joining us for good times and great music please get in touch.
Posted May 14/18
- Treble Junkies band in Ottawa in search of drummer. 80s, 90s, and 00s, rock/classic rock style. Practices are once a week in Canotek rd. area and gigs are once a month. Dedication essential, a good attitude and sober at practices and at gigs! Current set list can be send to you if interested, and more songs to come...
Posted May 11/18
- The Ultimate AC/DC Tribute Band 21 Gun Salute - June 8th - Babylon Nightclub 8 p.m.
10$ in advance - 15$ at the Door
Check out the Video
Get Tickets Here before it sells out!
- Come on down to the Café British this Thursday, for our next Open Mic event, hosted by Marc Audet!!
Can't think of a better way to enjoy this weather than with $5 draft beer and great local talent . It's gonna be a great one!! See you there!
Posted May 9/18
- Helium LIVE at Buster Bar & Grill, 2525 Carling Ave. in Ottawa on Friday May 11th. 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, no cover charge. Hope to see you there, bring your friends and relatives.
Hélium en spectacle au Buster’s Bar & Grill, 2525 Ave. Carling à Ottawa. Samedi le 11 mai. 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, la nourriture est excellente et aucun frais d’ admission. Tout en espérant vous y voir. Invitez vos amis ainsi que les membres de votre famille.
Helium LIVE at Sonny’s Bar & Grill, 1119 Baxter Road. Ottawa, on Saturday May 12th. We hit the stage at 09:00pm. Come and join us for a great evening with some of the best classic Rock tunes. $5.00 cover charge. Hope to see you there, bring your friends and family.
Hélium en spectacle au Sonny’s Bar & Grill, 1119 chemin Baxter à Ottawa. Samedi le 12 mai. On entre en scène à 21h00. Venez vous joindre à nous pour une soirée mémorable avec plusieures des meilleures chansons rock classique. $5.00 comme frais d’entrée. Tout en espérant vous y voir. Invitez vos amis ainsi que les membres de votre famille.
Posted May 8/18
1 more rocking band to round up the lineup of a benefit concert sept 29th. We are looking for a super fun uptempo rocking band (cover and maybe some originals too) for (tops) 75 min. Back line provided.
The budget is small but there is something.
Interested parties, please send your websites (including media) to
- The Back Beat will be playing Saturday, May 12 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 and good sound. More info here: ATOMIC ROOSTER | Atomic Rooster ATOMIC ROOSTER | Atomic Rooster The band plays familiar, dance friendly music for party people - more info here: thebackbeat.ca
We hope to see you. Thanks,
Posted May 7/18
- Looking for male singers
Are you retired and available during weekday afternoons? At this time, I’m looking for 3 male singers in their 60’s or older to form a singing quartet. You don’t need to play an instrument (but great if you do). I have a band that will back us. The goal is to learn and perform some of the great doo-wop songs of the 50s and 60s.
If this is something you would be interested in, contact me at
Posted May 6/18
- A gigging R&B, Blues band is looking for a professional drummer ready to work. Please contact Larry ASAP.
Serious inquiries only.
Posted May 2/18
- Seeking an experienced female lead guitarist. Gigging once a month in a fun cover band. Rock, pop, funk/soul influences.
Posted May 1/18
The Joint Charge of Merivale and Fallowfield United Churches is seeking to fill this part-time position, which entails providing music for Services on Sundays and special occasions, such as Good Friday and Christmas Eve, and working with the choir and vocal/instrumental soloists. Hours of work will vary depending on time of year and special events. Remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience.
The Choir Director may also be the organist/pianist at either/or both Fallowfield or Merivale Church. Please indicate on your application if you are applying for both the position of Choir Director and Organist/Pianist.
For further details regarding the requirements for this vacancy, please visit merivalefallowfield.org.
Applications should be sent to
Posted April 30/18
- Six Points North is seeking a lead guitar player (vocal ability an asset). Potential bookings coming up in June so need someone ASAP.
Rehearsals on Wednesday night, 7:00 – 10:00 at Record Runner Studios.
Please contact us at
- LF drummer
the band; Late 70’s early 80’s ny styled punk rock, pop band looking for mature drummer for gigging band.
If interested plz send brief bio and audio/video sample. We in turn will do the same.
best candidates have wheels, drums, good meter, rocking beats and good attitude.
- Hard Rock band SEVEN SNAKES is seeking Vocalist! Due to an unfortunate change to our line up, we are now looking for a new Vocalist to fill that void. We are looking to complete our line up with someone who has the pipes to shake to the foundations but can carry the softer melodic nuances as well. The style is Hard Rock/Southern Metal with a some melodic hooks in the mix. We have a blast jamming and making music, while also taking this seriously. We want to move forward and give this our best efforts. We are looking for the right fit that will be with us as a long term permanent spot in the band, and who will take this to the next level. We have a fully equipped Jam spot in Kanata with a PA. We have some potential show dates booked coming as well as working on a set of new material, so you must also be able to write lyrics and collaborate for the new music. If this sounds like something that interest you then drop us a email.
You can hear some tracks here - soundcloud.com/sevensnakesottawa
- Are you an experienced female vocalist looking for an exciting and challenging musical project? We are looking for female singers with strong, clear vocals (in the mezzo-soprano/soprano range) to sing lead and back-up vocals in an Ottawa-based Abba tribute project, in particular someone who can sing the lead parts of Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Do you have an exceptional voice, experience as a stage performer and an interest in joining a theatrically oriented musical performance? Most importantly, are you looking to have fun and entertain some crowds? If yes, please contact me at .
Posted April 27/18
- Radio Ready Recording Mixing Production & Custom Tracks
For Audio Samples, Testimonials, Rates and more Please go to Fusionrecordingstudio.com.
- Looking for Keyboard/Rhythm Guitar Player w/ BU Vocals
Were an established hard working band that currently plays covers and tributes spanning Blues, Rock, Metal and Grunge for the love of music. Rehearse weekly and Gig every month or two in the Ottawa Region.
Also recording originals. No expectations of supporting ourselves but we do play and practice seriously. All full time jobs…no BS or egos.
Looking to add Keys/Rhythm Guitar w/BU Vocals to add some Queens of the Stone Age to our portfolio along with a mix of other material that will require a fairly good mix of keys/Hammond/leslie etc…that will span some not often overplayed classics, like Dio, Rainbow, Cry of Love, Screamin Cheetah Wheelies, Rush, Faith No More, Foo Fighters, I Mother Earth, Pat Travers, The Cars, SRV, etc…
Contact me for more details if interested.
Posted April 26/18
- THE GNARLYS will be playing at the MONTGOMERY BRANCH LEGION - 330 Kent Street - Ottawa on Saturday May 5th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This legion is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC so please join us for an entertaining afternoon. NO COVER CHARGE. Hope to see you there. For more info you can go to the Gnarlys Webiste or visit our YouTube Channel, or send us an email at
Posted April 24/18
- Open Stage at Local Heroes 2006 Robertson Road in Bells Corners Ottawa 8pm-12 every Thursday for full bands, singer songwriters, poets, comedians, etc. House drum kit, bass amp, electric guitar amp, P.A., accoustic guitar, 2 mics, monitor, 2 out mains, 12 channel mixer.
- Seeking an experienced female lead guitarist. Gigging once a month, rehearsals (as needed but flexible to jobs/families). Covers/originals.
Posted April /18
- KICK OUT THE JAMS !! GOOD2GO + THE MERE HUMANS rock Irene's Pub Click Here -- ( 885 Bank St in the Glebe ) on Friday, April 27th. Doors at 9:30 - $10
GOOD2GO - With influences ranging from The Rolling Stones to The Clash and The Ramones , GOOD2GO kicks out the jams at full throttle and always has a blast doing so! Fronted by the dynamic Miss Maureen on vocals, the band whips up a rock ’n’ roll juggernaut that is both mischievous and captivating. GOOD2GO is rounded out by Ottawa music scene veterans Glen Russell (guitar), Reg Allen (bass) and Gilles Mantha (drums) .
The MERE HUMANS sound is all about rock n roll!!!
They are influenced by the bombast and high energy of the MC5 and Radio Birdman as much as the greasy groove of southern soul. Add to that the pop sensibilites of the 60's British Invasion and the freak out psychedelic sounds that emanated from the garages of 60's America with a touch of raunchy blues then you have it.
Good2Go on Youtube : Fever -youtube.com
- Double bill Rock night:
This Saturday April, 8pm @ Buster's Bar & Grill.
2525 Carling Ave, Ottawa K2B5M6, (NO cover charge) .
Treble junkies Live(Classic Rock and Current).
With open act: Live Wyre (AC/DC cover band).
Please visit our Facebook pages for more details.
See you All there!
Posted April 19/18
- Hey there - we're a progressive indie-rock trio named Crooked Pines. If you're in need of an opening band for your upcoming gig, we're certainly your guys. Our sound is a mellow mix of Pink Floyd & Yo La Tengo with some metal flavours. Send us a message with any questions. We'd love to support your show. Cheers!
Posted April 17/18
- ELAGE MBAYE IN CONCERT AT LA GRANGE DE LA GATINEAU ON MAY 11TH AT 8PM
Originally from Senegal, Elage arrived in Canada with his family in 1986. As a descendant of the great familty of griots, he started making music at 8 years old, playing traditional senegalese percussion. In 1999 he met the Diouf brothers then members of the well-known Québec group Les Colocs.
Together they participated in the Nuits d'Afrique Festival in Montreal as well as a number of other events. In 2002-2009 Elage was on tour nationally and internationally with Mighty POPO as well as appearing on the 2010 Juno Awards show in Toronto.
In 2010 Elage released his first solo album "Askane" in collaboration with Abdou Sy. For the past ten years, Elage has been giving shows in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, namely at the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, the Ottawa Folk Festival, Canada Day as well as the city of Gatineau's Été show. He has collaborated with a number of renowned artists like Lynn Milles, Jim Bryson, Lucie Idlout, Sarah Hellman as well as Souljazz Orchestra.
In October 2014, Elage released his second album titled "Diame" meaning peace. In 2015, the album was nominated at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in the category best world music album by a solo artist.
Reservations: www.grange.ca -
- Looking for an experienced Cajon player with instrument and transportation to jam weekly at my place near West Hunt Club & Greenbank. We are a retired & experienced bassist and acoustic guitar vocal duo playing classic rock & new country seeking to add some light percussion to our mix. Jams are held on weekdays (usually Wednesdays) from 2:30pm-4pm. We gig a few times a year at local unpaid afternoon/evening events. If you’re interested in joining us you can email me at
- Classic Rock Band is looking for a reliable singer who will be committed to bi weekly rehearsals and learning new songs. Must have a good stage presence.
We play mostly well known covers from the 60's to today, and Gig several times a year in the Ottawa area.
Contact me or call (613) 521 8156.
Posted April 15/18
- KEYBOARDIST WANTED – Classic rock cover band requires a talented keyboardist to replace departing player. Must have own equipment and be available to rehearse on Sunday afternoons (West Ottawa location). Previous band/performance experience, ability to learn quickly, and harmony/background vocals are favourable. No alcohol or substance abuse. We are currently 4 members in our 40s/50s that get along great and enjoy what we do. We have 4 full sets of songs, and are at a gigging stage, playing every few month at venues in and near Ottawa (no touring). We do this part time, but have skill and dedication. For more information, song list, and song samples, see our website at cartesiandreamsband.com or email us at
- Wanted Lead Guitarist
4 piece alternative rock band playing primarily original music looking for a lead guitarist. Ideal candidate would be between the ages of 30 and 50 and be able to play a wide variety of styles from classic rock and blues licks to modern edgy alternative sounds with style and taste. Interest in writing original music a must. Professional equipment only. Experience playing live and the ability to play another instrument like keyboards and/or background vocals would be considered an asset. Our influences range from The Stooges, Rolling Stones, TRex, and The Who to BRMC, All Them Witches, Capsula, Nirvana etc. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- Six Points North Reborn:
After a 2 year break, Six Points North has reformed and will be taking to the stage as the Featured Band at The Soul Jam Open Mic on April 25th at Grace O'Malley's East Coast Pub, 1151 Ogilvie Road.
Come on out, meet the new members and be ready to rock your socks off \m/
Posted April 10/18
- Are you looking for an experienced alt rock band to open for yours? If you're an established rock band and need a killer opener to amp up the crowd.... If you want to team up to pack a venue to net more cash... If your set isn't quite long enough to fill a night and you want to accelerate your time to stage... If you’ve booked a show in the spring and need an opener… Then we're the right band for you! You'll get a professional, easy-going band with a tight set of alt rock covers and originals. Collectively, we've played clubs and festivals of all sizes, and opened for notable rock acts. Reach out and we'll share some sample recordings and our set list. If you’re into drugs and hard partying then we're not the right fit for you. Email:
Posted April 8/18
- To paraphrase the Dandy Warhols on musical collaboration: "When it's good, it's fun, and when it's bad, it's funny." Guitarist and drummer seeking third for our psychedelic heavy blues original concept rock band. Obvious choice is a bassist, but open to other instruments. We jam/perform/record each week in North Kanata space. Personal and musical chemistry is key. 19+ only. Exchange demos/links? Email:
Posted April 4/18
- Established band ANGER INC. is looking for a committed and dedicated lead vocalist for heavy classic covers. Priest, Maiden, Ozzy, Metallica, Sabbath, AC/DC... must be consistently available for Sunday evening rehearsals at Soundcheck Rehearsal Studios on Carling Ave in Ottawa. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for set list and further details.
Posted April 2/18
- We are in search of a lead guitarist to fill in Saturday April 14th, 2018 from 10am to 3pm in Nepean,
This is a relaxing, Low key style jam to entertain venders and customers during a Craft Spring Fling with common Classic Rock / Country covers songs
Here is the link to the gig: facebook.com
Here is the link to our band: facebook.com
Please e-mail: if your interested in learning more
- Come join us every Tuesday for Open Mic Night at the Royal Oak Kanata! Weekly event from 8pm - 12am with host Jon Forbes. House guitar and mics are provided. Great atmosphere, supportive crowd, and first come first serve signup. Performers often collaborate and everyone enjoys supporting local live music! 329 March Rd, Kanata, ON. Any questions please feel free to email
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