REVIEW: Lukas Rossi April Ontario 2017 Tour.


Entertainment specialist Shamus Black of Black Moon Entertainment 
always delivers 1st class entertainment services and presents fanfreakintastic showcases of stellar proportions, lined with top notch talents like Lukas Rossi. 
Crowds swarmed Lukas Rossi as he took to the stage during his magnificant Ontario based tour, which included up close and personal stops at Ottawa's Brass Monkey April 27th, followed by Cornwall's La Maison Tavern on April 28th with a highly explosive stop April 29th full house Oshawa's Music Hall Nightclub and Concert Theatre.
Lukas Rossi's music spiritually fuels with inspiration. There were many spectacular, mind-blowing & up lifting moments filled with triumphant magic on this tour where Lukas poured his heart and soul into hit after hit, sharing an ecstatic display of tremendous genuine emotion. Legions of die hard Rossi Possi fans traveled far and wide for the chance to have personal time during their meet and greets with the multi-award winning, Gold and Platinum selling recording artist & producer-Lukas Rossi. 
Joining L.R on drums was long time friend, Jon Jameson from Cleavage.
Lukas warmly introduced his newest members, the explosive and riveting Brockville talents: 
Matt Coates on guitar and Tyler Brayton on bass guitar.
Lukas Rossi bared his 7 plus octaves and thrilled us with his flexibility swinging from deep guttural baritone to soprano riffs, throughout his songs “8 Days” and extremely impressive “Ignite” and his mesmerizing version of Adele's “Hello” totally engaging the audience.
Honorably performing open slot on all 3 dates was Toronto's Crossdockers, who are truly devoted musicians who sport a unique, diverse and euphoric sound, who got in the zone with their originals "Oh Oh", "Boarder" & crowd pleasing "Blue Balls".  Non stop excitement filled with sheer heart seemed to be the theme.
Joining the open spot at La Maison Tavern in Cornwall was another favourite act of mine, Oshawa’s homegrown "Dark Secret" CARBON.“Behind The Shade of Night” they revved up the crowd with their hard rock “Shots of Whiskey” totally resembling a blend of Tragically Hip, Teenage Head meets the Headstones. They even gave us a sneak peak into their new music from their newest CD Release "ELEMENT OF SURPRISE"                                            
Rockin it strong, joining the tour date in Oshawa was the spirited & turbo charged Motor City Maniacs.  Follow this "Train of Souls"
What a privilege it was to attend this tour & was further thrilled to be an elite that got to witness Lukas Rossi inviting Jody Peters Davidson to the stage to sing with him, while his band & CROSSDOCKERS performed together, the Lukas Rossi unshakable, captivating hit, "Head Spin". The high energy full house audience went crazy as this jaw dropping explosive tour came to a close.

REVIEW: AGAINST THE WIND Canada's Most Celebrated Bob Seger Experience!


Canada's Most 
Celebrated Bob Seger Experience!
Market Hall Performance Center was a perfect location to introduce Peterborough to ATW Against The Wind ~ Canada's Most Celebrated Bob Seger Experience.  The ATW fans simply enjoyed this 2 hour showcase, truly the real deal featuring the fantabulous 9 piece rock n roll ensemble.  Legions of Bob Seger fans in the audience were just a rockin' on their feet dancing in the isles, in between the theater seats, right thru this eye popping showcase.  Many hours must have went into perfecting this Tribute.  Each mastering their instrumental crafts, right down to the gritty sounding vocals thanks to featured front man, singer/song-writer and guitarist Steve Dickinson. These incredibly talented Toronto area musicians, nailed it, replicating the ultra professional sound.

There are sensational acts on the circuit, but, this stage show is unlike another, as their remarkable bang on sound a like show, instantly took us on a stroll down memory lane thru the Bob Seger catalogue of 60's and 70's & good ole 80's treasures like: "Feel Like A Number", "Her Strut", "Like a Rock", "Against The Wind", "Old Time Rock & Roll", "Turn The Page", "Katmandu", "Night Moves" and 
"Hollywood Nights". 

This act is a hidden gem now discovered. They guarantee an exclusive and extraordinary fun filled kick ass experience that is truly inspiring, enthusiastic & carefree.   The goosebumps were plentiful when you heard the audience singing song after song along with Dickinson.  A truly decadent event.  

2017 marks the 37th year since Bob Seger's award winning album and hit single, "Against The Wind" was destined to become etched in the public's minds and hearts, thanks Against The Wind for reminding us.

 Jeffrey Dean Goldstein is ATW's drummer and founder and he put this rock solid tribute together, taking us back, to remember this rockin' era, leaving a lasting impression on Bob Seger fans.
Jeffrey Dean Goldstein - Drums
Music Director/keyboardist of ATW's John Jamieson brought his A Game & 40 years music seasoned experience March 31st.  He is a composer, arranger, producer and owner of Soundhouse Studio.  John's music resume is deep as he  has performed with the Drifters, Billy Dee Williams, Olivia Newton John, Robert Gordon,Gene Pool, Total Recall Show Band, Peter Bloom Band, Markus of Treehouse TV.
The incredibly gifted, young, yet seasoned guitarist Adam Langley brought a warmth to this line-up, always smiling and connecting with the audience. Adam, has performed in 2015 with the massive sound of Randy Bachman after winning the
Q107 Rock Out with Randy Bachman contest.

Music has been apart of this multi-instrumentalist Josh Gordon, since he was 6 and you can tell he is versed in several genres too as he plays with ease. Bringing warmth and years of experience to these highly fueled musical masters.  He has opening for Jeff Healey, Fathead, Wild T & the Spirit and David Wilcox and is a very gifted and extremely popular studio guitar musician,

Marysia Gonzalez is a superb vocalist & a passionate lover of rock music, who carries a tree of knowledge in her field of true passion - music performance, teaching and band management and is owner and promoter at her OhMG! Music.
Another stellar performer, that rounds out the perfection known as  ATW is non other then
Cindy Richards, who brings energy and that non stop addictive smile, who comes from an entertainer family background with drama and vocal experience and has marked 25 years as  a co-owner of Soundhouse Studio with her keyboard husband 
John Jamieson.

Kevin McCloskey exudes passion as he performs on bass, and brings to ATW his 30 years of professional playing, 25 years of studio sessions and over 10 years of teaching bass and guitar, now thru Ontario College of Music.

Johnny Panchyshyn brings the smooth pop to ATW. Saxaphone has got to be nature's sexiest instrument. Whether it be alto, tenor or baritone sax sounds, Johnny is a Canadian reed master well known around the globe for his professional recordings and performances with The Lincolns and Oakland Stroke, Tower of Power Tribute now Against The Wind. The beginning notes he pumps out in Turn The Page, gave me goose bumps, as he replicated that famous 1973 Bog Seger hit, GAVE ME Seger Fever for sure.

This Peterborough show featured lead vocalist, Steve Dickinson, an acclaimed singer/songwriter and powerful veteran rocker, who sung with Alto Reed a founder of Seger's Silver Bullet Band, nailing the vocals that night.

Against the Wind revisited classic rock of the 60's, 70's, and 80's and had the full house Market Hall Performing Arts Centre music fans to their feet, dancing for 2 hours as they finishing off with encores that knocked the socks off patrons.  Thanks Against The Wind for the sentimental stroll thru time to an original rock n roll era, making lasting impressions. This ATW Production guarantees an exclusive and extraordinary kick ass experience, leaving you inspired and remembering that 
"Rock and Roll Never Forgets."