The Inaugural Kingston Ontario Music Conference

KOMC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

August 2015

[Kingston ON, Canada]  The Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre, Kingston’s premier conference hotel, will be the backdrop for the inaugural Kingston Ontario Music Conference to be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. through 11:45 P.M.

This FREE of CHARGE and non-profit initiative strives to become an annual forum to foster the professional development and exposure for local music performers, technicians, writers, producers, sound engineers and anyone involved in any aspect of the music industry.

KOMC is spreading the word throughout Eastern Ontario focusing on a population base of over one million people in a region that includes Kingston, Brockville to the east, Smiths Falls and Ottawa to the north and the Belleville-Trenton area.

Every musician and fan of music has heard about NAMM; consider this event eastern Ontario’s version of the National Association of Music Merchants, with many local extras. During this one day event, musicians and members of the public will have the opportunity to enjoy a spectrum of activities.

  • Musicians can display their music product and merchandise in the KOMC Music Store, and then demo that product for retail.
  • Everyone attending can visit exhibit booths of recognized name manufacturers such as Roland, Traynor, and Gibson plus meet up with upcoming local companies such as Trinity Amps. Product demonstrations are expected.
  • Educational Resources and Funding resources will be highlighted with visits from Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College, Metalworks Institute, Ontario Arts Council and FACTOR.
  • Not to be missed are the Fireside Chats; guest speaker sessions that will cover various industry topics that include Songwriting, Education, The Business of Music, Social Media and Brand Marketing, and How to Get Your Music Into Movies with Lindsay Fellows Music Supervisor – Articulus Entertainment with such musical credits as The Chronicles of Narnia, The Imitation Game and Journey to the Centre of the Earth to name just a few.
  • Come and meet some of Canada’s rising stars, and take an autograph home to remember.
  • Capping off the event, a live music showcase featuring local schools of music and topped off with a musical show including many talented names from this region. Even some amazing activities for young children.

This widely inclusive, professionally distinguished and comprehensive conference promises to universally appeal to anyone and everyone with even the slightest sense or love of music! Let’s make this edition of the Kingston Ontario Music Conference the cornerstone of more to come.

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For more information
Email:  komcevent@gmail.com
By telephone: David Wreggitt  (613) 572- 4205 / Stuart Roberts  (613) 888-0837

Vendors, Exhibitors and Advertisers Welcomed

Click on link below to download PDF for:

KOMC Exhibitor Agreement 2015

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Live Wire Music Series Presents Rick Fines & Girls With Glasses on Fri. Feb. 11th!

The Live Wire Music Series is kicking off the 2011 season on Friday, February 11th with a double-bill featuring two of Canada’s finest music acts, Peterborough’s Rick Fines and Toronto’s Girls With Glasses.

RICK FINES

He’s an all-time Live Wire favourite who has won countless awards for his spectacular guitar playing, his wonderful songwriting and his expressive, bluesy vocals. Rick Fines is a musical powerhouse – whether he’s fingerpicking a Mississippi John Hurt number or doing a bottleneck slide guitar rendition of one of his own tunes, you can be sure that Rick will be both authentic and entertaining. And that’s just the first half of the evening!

GIRLS WITH GLASSES

EVE GOLDBERG, EVALYN PARRY, & KARYN ELLIS

It’s true, they proudly wear glasses, and they are girls, but Girls
With Glasses
is much more than a gimmick. Begun in 2004 as a “one-time-only” concert collective, Girls With Glasses has evolved
into an ensemble that combines rootsy folk and blues, edgy pop, and
spoken word with luscious harmonies and original arrangements. Bringing together the prodigious talents of three of Ontario’s finest songwriters – Evalyn Parry, Eve Goldberg, and Karyn Elllis, Girls with Glasses performances are hilarious, poignant, provocative, and fun. They have performed across Ontario for five years straight, selling out many venues and steadily growing a fan base eager for more.

Rick Fines and Girls with Glasses
Friday, Feb. 11 – 7:30 pm
Octave Theatre, 711 Dalton Ave., Kingston, ON
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door (if available)

On sale now at Brian’s Record Option (613) 542-2452, Tara Foods and Renaissance Music.

www.livewiremusicseries.ca

Live Wire Music Series Presents Danny Michel At Chalmers United Church On Fri. Oct. 22, 2010

Al Rankin, of Live Wire Music Series has asked me to pass along this information to my readers and I do try to help promote local music as often as I can, so here you go!

“Hi everyone-
I hope you have your tickets for the wonderful Danny Michel, coming up next week! We’re moving into the lovely Chalmers United Church for this one – what a spectacular venue to see this Live Wire favourite!

Here are the details:

The Live Wire Music Series (www.livewiremusicseries.ca) is very happy to welcome back the multi-talented Danny Michel on Friday, October 22nd at 7:30 pm at Chalmers United Church (Barrie St. at Clergy in Kingston) for the second concert of our season. A few years ago, Michel completely charmed an enthusiastic sold-out Live Wire crowd and his many Kingston fans are eagerly awaiting his return. This time he will be debuting his new album Sunset Sea, a superbly crafted work that many critics are calling the best of his career.

“By this point, singer/songwriter Danny Michel must be a bit weary of being ranked as one of this country’s undiscovered musical treasures. But it’s true” – THE TORONTO STAR

“Every time we hear a new Danny Michel album, we end up asking the same question: Why isn’t he rich, famous and beloved by the masses?” – THE WINNIPEG SUN

Danny Michel has reached a point where his musical vocabulary is so broad, his songwriting/arranging chops so sharp, his guitar playing so distinctive and his taste for the right sonic touch so impeccable that he can do whatever he wants and make it compelling” – EYE MAGAZINE 5/5 STAR REVIEW

“Just fabulous. He’s kind of like Paul Simon in the Rhymin’ Simon days.” – STUART MCLEAN

www.dannymichel.com

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door (if available), and include all applicable taxes.

Advance tickets are available at:

Brian’s Record Option – 381 Princess Street, Kingston – 613-542-2452

Tara Natural Foods – 81 Princess Street, Kingston – 613-546-4439

Renaissance Music – 1057 Midland Avenue, Kingston – 613-384-9225

See you at the music!

Al

I’ll be there with bells on because Danny Michel is truly AWESOME!! Check out the official video for his song “Feather Fur and Fin” now on YouTube! ~ Christine

Sleeping Beauty Coming To The Wellington Street Theatre!

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
June 26th, 2010
Kingston, Ontario

Bottle Tree Productions presents ‘Sleeping Beauty’ July 6th-17th Tuesdays to Saturdays

A beautiful princess, an evil fairy and an enchanted castle. Summer fun for the whole family!

Bottle Tree Productions presents the musical fairy tale ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at The Wellington Street Theatre.

Written by Charles Robertson with music and lyrics by Michael K Myers; the play is “funny and heartwarming” according to director Anne Marie Mortensen.

This version of the popular fairy tale tells how The King and Queen entrust Jack, the Royal Messenger, with some very important invitations for the christening of the royal princess, but Jack has made a big mistake; he has forgotten to invite the evil fairy Carabasse. Carabasse casts a spell on the princess which causes her to fall asleep for a hundred years. The palace and everyone in it is put into an enchanted sleep as well. Carabasse covers the palace with a menacing wall of thorns, and only the bravery of a King’s son can rescue the princess and everyone inside. Jack, the Princess, the fairies and a host of others tell this entertaining story in one act. Perfect for everyone who loves a happily ever after story.

The magic, music and fun stars Cassie Burrell as Sleeping Beauty, Alex Stein as the King, Allyson Foster as the Queen, Simon Derome as Jack, Hannah Smith as the evil fairy Carabasse, Josh Jia as the handsome princess, as well as Shannon Broekhoven, Michela Kaduck, Amanda Verner, Dana-Lynn Farrell, Cameron Hill-Watson, Brogan Chaput, Taylor Liggett, Katrina Pacheco, Victor Kaduck, Mallory Watson, Kendra Pacheco and Danielle Gervais.

Show Dates:
July 6-10 & July 13-17, Tuesdays to Saturdays @ 3 pm
July 8-10 & July 15-17 Thursdays to Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $15/adults. $12/seniors & students

Tickets available online at:

www.bottletreeinc.com

The Wellington Street Theatre at the corner of Johnson and Wellington Streets (Phone 613-542-0070)

The Grand Theatre Box Office, 218 Princess Street, open Mondays to Saturdays from 12 noon to 6 pm

Online at www.kingstongrand.ca, (Phone 613-530-2050)

The Tourist Information Office in Confederation Basin across from City Hall at 208 Princess Street (Call Toll Free: 1-888-855-4555 or Tel: 613-548-4415)

Renaissance Music, 1057 Midland Avenue (Phone 613-384-9225)


Charles Robertson

At The Wellington Street Theatre

Sleeping Beauty
July 6-17 – 3:00 pm
Tues. & Sat., Thurs. & Sat. evening shows – 7:30 pm

Ask about our summer drama camps

Til The Boys Come Home – November
Season Tickets

www.wellingtonst.net
www.bottletreeinc.com

The Wellington Street Theatre Presents ‘The Bobby Show’

THE BOBBY SHOW

Written and performed by Michael K. Myers

The Wellington Street Theatre will be presenting ‘The Bobby Show’ on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 8pm.

The show is a tribute to the great ‘Bobby’ singers of the late 50’s, and early 60’s. Featured will be songs originally recorded by Bobby Darin, Bobby Vee, Bobby Vinton,

Bobby Vinton

Bobby Curtola, and other Bobbys from that perhaps more innocent era of pop music, and stories behind those singers, and their songs.

The songs include Rockin’ Robin, My Special Angel, The Night Has A Thousand Eyes, Fortune Teller, Blue Velvet, Honey, Dream Lover, Mack The Knife, and many more. The Bobby Show is sung and performed by Michael K. Myers, with his band ‘The Real Gone Cats’.

Michael Myers, the creator of the show says, ” I thought it would be fun to put together a music revue featuring just songs by, and stories about, the various Bobby singers who come from an overlooked, and often critically looked down upon period in popular music -the late 50’s, through to the early 60’s, prior to the British Invasion, and the arrival of The Beatles. I think some exciting, well crafted, and memorable music was produced then, by talented singers, and songwriters, including the Bobby’s, and it definitely had, and still has, a big influence on my performing, and songwriting career.”

Bobby Curtola

Tickets are $20/adults and $15/seniors & students

Tickets can be purchased online at www.wellingtonst.net
and www.bottletreeinc.com, at Renaissance Music, or at The Grand Theatre at 218 Princess Street. Call 613-530-2050.

At The Wellington Street Theatre
Fred Eaglesmith – Friday, May 21st
The Bobby Show with hits from the 50’s and 60’s – Saturday, May 22nd
Book of Spells: A love story about two older women – Saturday, June 12th
Sir John A. MacDonald – July
Sleeping Beauty – July
Til The Boys Come Home – November