FOLKRUM--Ottawa Community Music Venue Presents:
«An Evening of Soul with Rebecca Noelle with special guest: The Commotions»
When: Friday May 19, 8:00pm (dinner seatings as early as 5:00pm)
Where: Greenfield’s Gastro Pub, 900 Greenbank Rd., Barrhaven
Dinner from 5:00pm
Show starts at 8:00pm
Reserved seating for dinner and show
Tickets $10.00 — $25.00 (show only), in advance at: barrhavenspub.com/live-music.html
This show includes two sets. Opening with The Commotions, and headlined by Rebecca Noelle.
«I’m really excited to be performing where I grew up. Many of my songs were born, arranged and rehearsed in Barrhaven, but we’ve never performed there. „A Homecoming“, if you will. It will be a night to remember in an elegant and comfortable setting. I hope you will be part of this rare double-header. This show will be filmed--striving for the “ultimate take,” all stories will be told, all risks will be taken, and all moments will be magical! »
Who are The Commotions?
The Commotions have sidestepped the lightweight pop craze and taken the backroads straight into the hearts of their loyal followers, earning unwavering support from the true lovers of genuine, unsullied soul music. This 12-piece, sharply dressed, original throwback to the days of Motown is an evolved collection of Canada's top funk & jazz players. This band originally united to provide a Canadian contingent to Funk Brother's (Motown Records) lead vocalist Delbert Nelson as «Delbert & The Commotions». The band's Musical Director, Brian Asselin honed his skills playing with acts such as The Four Tops and The Temptations, and his original music has been featured on HBO and ABC in the U.S. The Commotions are currently working with Canadian soul hero Jarvis Church of The Philosopher Kings, Juno Award winner Steve Marriner of Monkey Junk, Steve Berndt of the Jivewires, Juno-Nominated saxophonist Petr Cancura, and jazz hero Mark Ferguson. The band features vocalists Jeff Rogers (Silver Creek and The Cooper Brothers) and Rebecca Noelle (The PepTides, Rumours, and David Gogo.) With a sonically monumental performance and an energizing visual display, The Commotions command every room they play, drawing in audiences with their sizzling brass section, thumping backbeat, and sensitive ballads.