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CHARLIE A’COURT RETURNS TO THE FAT CAT, SATURDAY OCTOBER 13TH

October 9, 2012

Charlie A'Court
Award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist Charlie A’Court will take the stage at the Fat Cat Blues Bar, St. John’s, NL on Saturday, October 13th, at 9:30pm. Presented by Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues, this is A’Court’s final stop on his CD release tour. Charlie is celebrating the release of his latest CD titled Triumph & Disaster and will be joined on stage by Chris Kirby (keyboard), Paul “Boomer” Stamp (drums) and Paddy Byrne (bass).Cover charge is $15 at the door.

A’Court’s first studio recording in six years, Triumph & Disaster is produced by Chris Kirby. The album features 13 brand new original songs from Charlie A’Court and an impressive line up of co-writers including Ron Hynes, Kim Wempe, Jamie Robinson, Jason Mingo, Dave Simpsom and Chris Kirby, along with a brilliant cover of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”.

”The album title is a tip of the hat to the late, British author, Rudyard Kipling and his acclaimed poem, IF, says A’Court, “The excerpt reads – If you can meet with Triumph & Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same – the line refers to a balance between high and low emotions.” A’Court plays with a delicate balance of emotion touching on feelings of jubilation, redemption, isolation and absolute love for another.

Winner of the2007 East Coast Music Award for Pop Recording of the Year and 2007 Music Nova Scotia Blues Recording of the Year for his album Bring On The Storm and 2003 Best Blues Artist for his debut album Color Me Gone, A’Court has walked the line between blues and adult contemporary.

A’Court’s 2009 release, Live At The Marigold, was nominated for Blues Recording of the Year and Male Solo Recording of the Year, while earning him the honour of being named Nova Scotia’s top entertainer at the 2009 Music Nova Scotia Awards.

Fearlessly bridging genres and challenging stylistic conventions, A’Court’s music and passionate voice stir up the listeners’ emotions, touching the very core of audiences around the world. A’Court has toured extensively throughout Canada and abroad with headlining performances at the Stan Rogers’ Folk Fest, Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Kerrville Folk Fest (USA), and Woodford Folk Fest (AUS), and has shared the stage with high profile artists such as James Cotton, Martin Sexton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, George Thorogood, Harry Manx, Procol Harum, Colin James, Dan Aykroyd and Delbert McClinton, among many others.

Music critic, author and CBC radio personality, Bob Mersereau had this to say about Charlie A’Court’s new Triumph & Disaster CD:
The Nova Scotia singer-guitar player gets funky and soulful, with the help of his like-minded producer, Newfoundland’s Chris Kirby. Most strikingly, this means a lot of impassioned vocals from A’Court, who slides into his role as smooth soul man with ease, obviously enjoying the rich sounds behind him. Singing high and mighty, rising into falsetto, getting into the groove, or slaying us with tenderness, it’s a singing tour-de-force….Guitars ring out, the organ pulses, cymbals splash, and somebody borrowed the microphones from Stax Studio for the horns. It’s the kind of disc I never thought I’d hear out of the East Coast, Southern soul instead of Northern blues, and I’m sure glad it came out so well.”
Read the full review here:  http://www.cbc.ca/nb/mt/east-coast-music/2012/10/music-review-charlie-acourt—triumph-disaster.html <http://www.cbc.ca/nb/mt/east-coast-music/2012/10/music-review-charlie-acourt—triumph-disaster.html

Don’t miss Charlie A’Court’s “Triumph & Disaster” CD release, Saturday, October 13th at The Fat Cat, St. John’s, NL. Presented by Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues. Show time is 9:30pm. $15 at the door.

Charlie A’Court “Triumph & Disaster” CD Release Tour:

 

Sept. 28 – Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro, NS
Sept. 29 – The Guild, Charlottetown, PE
Oct. 6 – Glasgow Square Theatre, New Glasgow, NS
Oct. 11 – The Carleton, Halifax, NS
Oct. 13 – The Fat Cat, St. John’s, NL

For music, ticket info and more please visit: http://www.charlieacourt.com

Media Contact:
Lynn Horne
Lynn Marketing & Media Relations
lynnhorne@ns.sympatico.ca
902-465-3763

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The Skylarks to Perform at the Fat Cat Blues Bar December 15th & 22nd

December 14, 2011

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Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Fundraiser Featuring Performances by the Republic of Doyle’s Krystin Pellerin & Lynda Boyd

October 19, 2011

Get your tickets online at You can buy Tickets online at the LSPU Hall box office http://rca.nf.ca/buy-tickets.aspx

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The Ladies of Republic of Doyle. Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Fundraiser

October 11, 2011

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Join Republic of Doyle’s own Krystin Pellerin (Constable Leslie Bennett)and Lynda Boyd (Rose Miller) as they perform your favourite jazz standards and contemporary pieces with accompaniment by Bill Brennan.

The night will also feature an auction, wonderful food provide byBianca’s Restaurant and the choice of the finest local beers, wines and spirits.

Tickets are limited and and priced at $150 (taxes included). For reservations book online at http://www.rca.nf.ca or call the Hall 753-4531

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Call for MusicNL Eligible Releases 2010/2011

August 8, 2011

DEADLINE August 31 2011 @ 4:30 PM

*Submissions must include

• Name of the artist or group

• Name of released album

• The album release date

• The album genre

*All releases submitted by email to gerald@musicnl.ca

*Please include any online profiles the artist or group has such as website, facebook, myspace, sonicbids, etc.

AWARDS NOMINATION CRITERIA 2010/2011

Eligible artists/groups:

• Native of Newfoundland and Labrador or a resident of Newfoundland & Labrador during the eligibility period (June 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011)

• Member(s) – IN GOOD STANDING – of MusicNL

• Released a full-length recording* between JUNE 1, 2010 and AUGUST 31, 2011

*Full length recording:

• Must contain a minimum of six (6) tracks or a minimum length of thirty (30) minutes

• Half (50%) of the tracks must be original (previously unreleased) material

• Must fulfill all legal obligations (i.e. payment of mechanical rights, songwriting credits, etc.)

*Release Date:

• Proof of the date of release may be provided by artist/group through manufacturer’s invoice, retail verification, distributor or record company

Any questions don’t hesitate to contact the MusicNL office below.

Jen Winsor
Communications/Program Officer
MusicNL
186 Duckworth Street
St. John’s, NL
A1C 1G5
Tel: (709) 754-2574
Fax: (709) 754-5758
www.musicnl.ca
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Raoul Bhaneja coming to St. John’s Friday August 12th

August 8, 2011

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Brad Jefford Trio+ at the Rose & Thistle July 24th

July 22, 2011

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