Entertainment Lineup2022-06-17T01:26:55-04:00


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Bollywood Blast

BOLLYWOOD BLAST It is our pleasure to welcome ladies from Swan Lake Village. The fitness classes are conducted by Ami.  Ami is self-inspired individual with a passion for dancing. As for everyone, fitness is essential for staying mobile and active, and can even help lower your risk or help improve certain health conditions. Certain physical activities and specific regimens can even make quality of life better by reducing falls and improving balance. Today, this group [...]

Broadtree

Formed at the end of 2020, Broadtree has had a whirlwind first year, releasing a full album as well as several additional singles, and even managing to complete their first tour in a break between lockdowns! The duo are best known for their unique, stylized story-telling over catchy pop-country hooks, heartfelt lyrics, irresistible chemistry and theatrical performances. They have a strong, interactive presence on social media, conversing regularly with fans and speaking out about mental [...]

Canada One Network

Toronto Chinese Media Award Recipient Yan Yan Zhu President of Canada One Family Network 华媒奖得奖人 朱彥晏 加拿大一同家园文化中心会长 Ms. Zhu Yanyan, a Guqin player and performer developed this heritage studying with Guqin masters of Jinling School, Zhucheng School and Guangling School. She is founder of Toronto Ya-Yue Art Centre started in 2008 and over 10 years held traditional culture and arts lectures in Yaji (elegant gathering), classical music concerts, art exhibitions and other Literati based cultural  activities [...]

Carol C Dance

Carol C Dance Studio  is dedicated to promoting Chinese cultural awareness through the performing arts. Most importantly, we aim to educate younger generations of Chinese Canadians in the diversity of Chinese culture, as they discover the stories and history behind the dances they learn. Our dance program encourages community involvement and cultural awareness through year-round performances at local events, charities, and festivals around the York Region and Toronto areas. We have performed for events such [...]

Chinese Collective Arts Association

Chinese Collective Arts Association (CCAA) is a non-profitable organization established since 2009, hosting a variety of performances, workshops, and events to offer opportunities for members to be exposed to various art forms of Chinese culture. Chinese dance classes are also offered for students ages 3 to adults, for Chinese Dance, Lion Dance, Kung Fu, Wushu, Tai Chi, Beijing Dance Academy Examination Syllabus, Dance Competitions, Dance Technique, Gymnastics, and Acro. CCAA Dancers have previously performed at the [...]

Command Sisters

If they stepped out of a frame from a Quentin Tarantino flick, no one would question it...and yes, “Command" is their real name. Highlighting high fashion heat and even hotter hooks, Command Sisters exert this effect on tape, on stage, and everywhere else for that matter. The sisterly duo—Charlotte and Sarah Command—turn life’s ups and downs into eloquent and entrancing alternative underpinned by live instrumentation and bold production. From music to fashion, the Toronto band [...]

Corsh Music

Corsh Music was founded in 2020 by a young musician couple Corey Chen and Shilu Wang. Corsh Music is dedicated to excellence in music performance, production and education. Corey Chen is an accomplished Jazz and R&B keyboardist and the founder of Corsh Music. Corey has been a featured performer at many music festivals. He also works as music director and keyboardist at many venues as well as TV and radio stations. Corey teaches piano and [...]

Dan The Music Man

Calling all kids and kids at heart ❤️ Are you ready for a musical adventure that will stretch your imagination, tickle your funny bone and warm your heart? Join one of Canada's favourite family performers, songwriters and recording artists, Dan the Music Man! Since 1995, Dan has dedicated his passion and talent for musical fun to enthusiastic young audiences nationwide. At a Dan the Music Man concert, the young and the young at heart merrily [...]

Donnybrook

Donnybrook is an original, modern, soul jazz and straight ahead co-led organ trio from Toronto, Canada. The trio concentrates on a mix of classic repertoire and original music in the tradition of the great Hammond organ trios of the 1960s. Guitarist Ben Bishop, organist Jeff McLeod, and drummer Morgan Childs joined forces in 2015 with a mutual interest in the classic sounds of the records of Jimmy Smith, Don Patterson, Grant Green, and Dr. Lonnie [...]

Farrucas Duo

The name of our group is called “Farrucas Duo”. We are a husband-and-wife duo (Laura Spada & Jorge Cuamacás) that experiments with the diversity of Latin sounds and instruments through our music; painting an exotic musical portrait for you to enjoy all year long. Farrucas Duo’s artistic taste is a “fusion” between two musical traditions; Mediterranean and Ecuadorian, blending together other several genres including Arab, Cumbia, Rumba Flamenco, Salsa, and Rock influences. Between recording new [...]

Featurette

Toronto-based duo FEATURETTE was formed by singer Lexie Jay and drummer, Jon Fedorsen. Like their synth-heavy dream pop contemporaries Phantogram and Tove Lo, FEATURETTE is influenced by the emotionally charged, heavy hitting electro-pop sounds coming from Northern Europe and New Zealand. Website: featurettemusic.com/band Social Media Links:    

fortysomething

fortysomething  Harry James and Alan Kennedy, they are in demand at local pubs and community events such as Markham Farmer's Market, Markham Village Music Festival as well as fund raisers, wedding and birthday celebrations to name a few. fortysomething have performed at Markham Theatre and have opened for Brian Roman at Thomson Hall. fortysomething's first CD "Escape The Rat Race" was a hit and they are contemplating producing yet another toe-tapping CD. www.fortysomethingmusic.com

Great Lake Swimmers

2018 marks the 15th anniversary of Great Lake Swimmers. Over seven albums, multiple EPs, live broadcasts and reissues, the Toronto-based project led by singer-songwriter Tony Dekker has established itself as a beloved indie folk act in Canada and beyond. The CBC has called them “a national treasure” with a sound that is at once familiar and distinct, using the tools of folk music as the starting point to delve deeper. The latest release, “The Waves, [...]

Haois International Arts

Haois International Arts - Musical theatre School is committed to bringing quality performing arts experience to a diverse audience through Arts Education, Theatre Show Production and Community Events. We see art learning and practice not only to master the technical skills but also to communicate with others, build meaningful connections, and share one's story with the world. http://www.haoisinternational.com/

Hayley Williamson

Hayley Williamson is an Anishinaabe Kwe from the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation. She is a Cultural Resource Advisor for Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services. She is recognized for her ability to connect with indigenous children, youth and families; lifting them up, helping them find their gifts and relearn their culture and traditions. She is a singer, drummer, and jingle dress dancer who comes from a long line of strong, passionate, Anishinaabe [...]

Hollowsage & the Three Mile Islanders

From the cold northern city of Sault Ste. Marie, Sagen Pearse aka Hollowsage was born. Funeral director by day, songwriter by night, Sagen's life lessons, stories from past lives, and alternate dimensions penetrate each song he writes. Sagen's unique perspective on life, love, dying, and the dead create songs that really make you think of your own morality and mortality. Hollowsage along with his band The Three Mile Islanders, composed of longtime friends Kevin Ker [...]

Jay Dee Band

Since capturing first place at 2016's Toronto Open Mic Contest, Richmond Hill's Jay Dee has established her band as a high-voltage, spell-binding feature of numerous music festivals (Wintersong, Markham Village Music Festival, SOTC, Markham Ribfest, Taste of Stouffville, and more). You can find her recently released debut EP "Smiling Face" and new single “End of Time” on all streaming platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, and more. “Smiling Face” is her signature, sing-along title track - [...]

Jerome Tucker Band

Jerome Tucker, born in the Philadelphia area, is a lead vocalist/ bass player who joined the US Navy as an electronics instructor and ended up in the Gulf Coast playing for various blues and Cajun artists while moonlighting. After the Navy and co-writing a couple of tunes with Ivan Neville, he moved to Chicago where the bulk of his career was formed playing bass and singing for the likes of Otis Rush, Dickey Betts, Warren [...]

Jimmy Miller and the Buzz

Jimmy Miller and The Buzz are a four piece band consisting of Jim Miller, Paul Burton, Todd Savoye, and Doug Inglis. They have been together on and off for 14 years, playing in the Markham area for many years at festivals, patios, private parties, St Paddys Days, and New Years shows. We have a set list that includes songs from the 70’s 80’90’s and more, singing ballads and rock songs that will bring back memories [...]

Julia Middleton

Julia Middleton is a 15-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Whitby, Ontario. She has performed at numerous festivals and events across the GTA. She is also the anthem singer for the Oshawa Generals hockey team. In 2021, she performed in the Virtual Concert Reality (VCR) Shows which were streamed on Live City TV, as a way to bring concerts back to music lovers during the pandemic. She has co-written and recorded six original songs, available on [...]

Junestone

Named for the sixth month of the year and a semiprecious stone said to protect anyone travelling by night or by water, Junestone is the innovative musical visions of Olivia Brown, Borys Franiczek, Ian Aisling, and Justin McHugh. Audiences are transported through endless floors of heavenly wonder as the band’s strikingly eternal love for jazz, funk, and indie alt-rock transfigures into psychedelic songs of fun and freedom. This music is for people who just want [...]

Kiana

Kiana is a 20 year old singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist. With a contemporary R&B/pop style, she combines a jazz feel on the guitar with soft, sweet- sounding vocals. Kiana writes, arranges, and produces all of her music. She arranged and plays every instrument on her new release, "Cherry", “Just Friends”, "Not For the Radio", and many of her other 100+ songs. ​ Her Debut album, “Phases”, which released on streaming services in November has been featured on [...]

Kick Up A Fuss Cloggers

Kick up a fuss Cloggers under the direction of Angela Cameron have been performing at the Markham Music Festival for over 25 years. Angela is well known as a National and International Clogging Instructor for over 30 years. She has toured and performed at many venues and TV shows including the Tommy Hunter TV Show and she was part of an opening act for Billy Ray Cyrus and Glen Campbell. Angela has been instructing Cloggers [...]

Kud Bijana

Kud Biljana was established over 20 years ago. The dance group is under the umbrella of our church Sv.Dimitrija Solunski. The emphasis of the group is to hold on to our traditional Macedonian dance and song. Over the years we have had many wonderful teachers and students who practice on a regular basis. Kud Biljana is often invited to perform at many festivals, concerts and has also traveled across Canada and USA. We are very [...]

Kyle Wallace

Cutting his teeth as a guitar player in punk pop bands during his youth, gave Toronto based artist Kyle Wallace a deep affection for song writing and performing. In the following years, deep dives into masters like Taylor, Dylan and Young, among others, inspired an appreciation for ingenuity and nuance. These elements and a life long love for the jukebox era classics, blend to create the unique musical style Kyle displays in his songs and [...]

Laya Bhava Dance Academy

Laya Bhava Dance Academy is a school of Bharathanatyam, Indian Classical Dance. It was established in 1986 by our artistic director, Mrs.Kirupanithy Ratneswaran and follows the kalakshetra style. We have locations in Markham, Scarborough and Toronto. Our school trains students to learn this Indian classical dance and perform as well. Students from the age of 5 to 35 continue to learn dance. Our school provides yearly examinations for all students and offers high school credit [...]

Lazo Finn

Lazarus J. Finn (Lazo) began his music career at 15 years of age preforming extensive though out the Caribbean. Which lead him to relocating to Canada and created, produced Lazo Reggae and Lazomusic.com and performing live concerts all across North American for over decade. Lazo was chosen as the Top Reggae Performer of the Year from the internationally recognized Canadian Reggae Music Awards. Along with many Juno nominations, he garnered a Juno award in 2000 [...]

Los Moralitos

Los Moralitos Founded by Richard Morales, the band fusions tropical Latino rhythms using modern sounds. The first official gig was at the 2012 Markham Village Music Festival. The band has original music too and they are continuously experimenting with elements of other genres like pop and rock. They released a song dedicated to the City of Markham named “City of Friends”, a song dedicated to the City of Markham and the Pan Am Games of [...]

Loxley International Foundation

Loxley International Foundation focuses on Harmony and Peaceful Togetherness of all races and cultures sharing their rich cultural heritage and traditional arts through community events, exhibitions, workshops, and social exchange programs. Loxley will focus on initiatives aimed at improving the Quality of Life particularly of seniors, marginalized and socially isolated individuals to be part of the community-at-large  

LST IN HLYWD

LST IN HLYWD is a modern rock/pop punk band born out of the Covid Pandemic. Toronto-area supercharged indie group of 18-20 that are laying down tracks that could easily slide into soundtracks for the summer of 2022. During Covid, Damian Rose decided to get creative, and LST IN HLYWD was born. This group utilized their Gen Z know-how, found ways to communicate, practice, and gain fans even before they’d ever stepped into the same room [...]

Markham School of Dance

Markham School of Dance "Celebrating 21 Years of Dance" was established in October 2001, offering dance classes including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern/Contemporary/Lyrical, Acrobatics and Musical Theatre. The studio has trained over 10,000 students including many students for obtaining their teachers certifications with various dance associations. They offer 5 main programs: Dance Stars for ages 2-6, Dance Performance program for Grades 1-12, Dance Company - Performance Team, Performing Arts program for Musical Theatre, acting [...]

Ngoma Ensemble

In Swahili the words NGOMA means both drum and dance, as drumming and dancing are commonly done together. NGOMA is an ensemble of performers who capture the essence of their cultural heritage through drum with a distinctive new vibe. Ngoma is committed to honoring their ancestry through the dynamic presentation of drum pieces that educates, empowers and embraces the majesty of African Heritage. Formed in 1995 this is the second generation of this ensemble who [...]

Orient Dance Company

The Orient Dance Company (Toronto), a not-for-profit organization with a purely artistic and educational mission. Our objective is to share and nurture the growth of the Chinese Dance culture, and to promote its exchange with other dance cultures throughout Canada. Through the years, the Company has been highly involved with community events and projects to promote education and an appreciation of arts and culture: Hong Kong Tourism presentation in Miami 2003; Toronto FC - Major [...]

Pulse Dance Works

PULSE DANCE WORKS INC. is a family operated and oriented dance school providing excellence in dance education in Markham. Pulse offers both “In-Studio” & “Online” class options from ages walking & up, and provides high end dance education with results! From Competitive, Part-Time Competitive, Recreational and Adult classes, there’s a perfect program for everyone! We are the only studio in Markham that breaks down the Recreational Program by age AND level of ability! This means that [...]

Quisha Wint

Quisha Wint is the co-founder and president of QW Productions whose mission is to provide outstanding and professional entertainment in a classy and nostalgic atmosphere, while providing a platform for artists and musicians to showcase their awesome gift in music. She aims to educate both the public and upcoming artists on the importance of keeping the music from the past alive, music that touches our hearts. Quisha was born to sing and entertain. She [...]

School of Rock

School of Rock Markham is a performance based music school focused on putting on shows to teach music and we offer lessons and programs for ages 6 to adult. Our School of Rock Markham House Band is a band comprised of stand out students from our programs who play and perform at community events and tour internationally. This summer we are touring from July 1st to 7th to Ottawa to perform at the Kiwanis Canada [...]

Shane Joseph and the Hemlocks

As a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Shane Joseph has spent years playing in various GTA-based acts as a drummer, bassist, and as a singer/guitarist (The Cunninghams, Jay Dee, Ben Crosby Band, and many others). As well, he spent a few years hosting a long-running weekly acoustic open mic at King Henry’s Arms in Richmond Hill. His new project is a long-awaited opportunity to finally step out from the background to the front of the stage as [...]

Shobha Talent and Cultural Centre

SHOBHA'S TALENT AND CULTURAL CENTRE, popularly known as STCC Dance Academy, is an Indian dance school based at in Pickering. They offer free classes on Wednesdays and Sundays. STCC has become known as the school with a "Touch of Class, since its opening in 2001, under the guidance of Ms. Shobha Maraj Maeck, the founder and Artistic Director. It has become a second home to many aspiring artists, dancers, and lovers of the arts. It [...]

Sloan

Sloan is a Canadian rock band based in Toronto and originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1991 bassist and vocalist Chris Murphy and drummer Andrew Scott met while studying at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and with the addition of Patrick Pentland on guitar and vocals and Jay Ferguson on guitar, formed Sloan. A year later the band made their recording debut on the Halifax, Canada CD compilation “Hear & Now” before releasing their debut EP “Peppermint” (1991) on [...]

Tania Joy

In 2021 Folk-roots artist Tania Joy released her EP “I Will Stand,” produced by Hill Kourkoutis who made history as the first female to win a Juno Award for Recording Engineer of the Year at the 2022 Junos for engineering Tania Joy’s timeless song “The Drought,” as well as SATE’s powerhouse song “Howler. Tania’s stories, so far, have been about relationships, in all their complicated forms. However, in 2020, she found herself taking on a [...]

Tennyson King

Tennyson King is a nomadic indie folk musician from Hong Kong and Canada preforming in Canada, Australia, China, Hong Kong, and South East Asia. His 2022 album ‘Good Company’, produced by Juno nominee Ross Hayes Citrullo has been featured on CBC Radio (Q, Here & Now, Fresh Air), Sirius XM North Americana, Stingray Music, OMNI TV Mandarin & Cantonese, SOCAN Song of the week, and more. Tennyson was nominated for the 2022 Solo Vocalist [...]

The Muffin Men

The Muffin Men: They’re too young to drive but not too young to rock. Cohen, the lead guitarist, got his first electric guitar in January 2021 at age 11. Completely self-taught, he thought it would be fun to start a band. Scouting online he found the perfect band mates. They got together in June, 2021. Jack, the awesome drummer was first on board. Then Ben, the experienced bass player. Curtis, the amazing rhythm guitarist and [...]

The Slime Dogs

The Slime Dogs are Toronto’s favourite party rock band who perform from a giant set list of the world’s most popular tunes from pop to rock to country to dance. The Slime Dogs have played to any crowd, from a corporate events to a Football Festival to the streets of Nashville and everywhere in-between. The strength of our band is variety. With amazing lead vocals from Mike and Jojo and the always crowd pleasing burly [...]

The Tone dogs

A bittersweet slice of gut-slammin’ Texas Rockin’ Blues with Twang! The Tone Dogs will shuffle their way into your soul right from the opening chord. The band is dedicated to the authenticity of its sound. What makes them different is the clean vintage sound they grind out of gear that is older than most people who come out to see them. Even the bartenders and bouncers smile as if they have stumbled onto the hippest [...]

The Vaudevillian

1920's Rock & Roll & Ragtime "The roaring tunes from the 1920's band, The Vaudevillian make you get off your doggone caboose & do the lindy hop! The old fashioned gentleman, Jitterbug James, the mouthy Norah Spades & the Southerner Piedmont Johnson bring you dancing numbers from the prohibition period! Thank goodness PROHIBITION IS OVER! Get ready to shine your shoes to do the skoodle um skoo!"

Wayne Madder

Wayne Madder Wayne is a singer songwriter living in Scugog Ontario. He has been writing originals over the years from events of his own life as well as those lives around him. He isn't pinned down to just one genre as he plays jazzy blues, blues rock, country blues, soul, fusion and folk. He is one vibey guy! His smooth, honest, organically pure voice has the power to calm and sooth the chaos of your [...]

Zac Honey

Zac Honey is composed of Jesse Dynes, Jay and Nick Potash, and Donny DaSilva. They bring a collection of tunes blending the roots-rock, blues and reggae genres. The vision is upbeat, toe tapping music that translates to the live music scene. The group released its debut, self titled EP last year, and will be hitting the studio this fall for a follow up release. Zac Honey – Nothing Sweeter!  

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