Past Concerts

Wed. April 24th 2019
Location: The Belleville Club
Show starts: 07:00 pm
Doors open: 06:30 pm
Capacity: 100
Tickets: Starting at $30 pp (HST Included)
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-intimate-evening-with-5-time-bma-nominee-vanessa-collier-tickets-59268870788

Southside Productions is very proud to be bringing this incredibly talented young woman name Vanessa Collier (Maryland, USA) to Belleville for the first time!

BIO

“There’s a young lady [Vanessa Collier] came onstage with me, I forget where I was, but she’s playing an alto saxophone, and man, she was amazing.”

Those are the words of Buddy Guy in a recent issue of American Blues Scene, describing an impromptu performance with Vanessa Collier on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise. If you haven’t been fortunate enough to meet Vanessa and witness one of her head-turning, fiery, and passionate performances, you should definitely make sure you do. As a master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa Collier, weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance and she is downright impressive. With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, racking up an impressive arsenal of honours, and has already singled herself out as an artist of distinction and one we would all do well to watch.

It’s not simply the accolades she has accumulated so far, although they’ve been many -- three Blues Music Award Nominations (BMAs), a Blues Blast Award nomination, the Jammingest Pro Award bestowed by the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, First Place for lyrics in the International Songwriting Competition, Best of 2014 Blues Breaker on Dan Aykroyd’s BluesMobile -- it’s the fact that she has accumulated all these honours even while her career is still in its infancy. A 2013 graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, she’s toured nationally and internationally, released two critically acclaimed albums (2014’s Heart, Soul & Saxophone and 2017’s Meeting My Shadow), and released her highly anticipated third album, Honey Up, in July 2018. Honey Up spent 9 weeks atop the Billboard Blues Album Charts Top 15, 3 months on the Living Blues Charts at #10 and #23, and continues to be spun on Sirius XM’s B.B. King’s Bluesville radio station!

It’s not surprising that the press has been quick to commend her efforts as well. Blues Blast Magazine affirms, “Vanessa Collier is a fresh face on the American blues scene, and in addition to her soulful vocals, she brings a mighty sax to the table...” Blues Music Magazine proclaims, “Collier is a fresh face who comes to the blues stage carrying her reed instruments, a dual degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, a major label debut, almost two years of touring with Joe Louis Walker, and a mature musical vision…Collier commands center stage with her vocals, soloing, and stage presence.” Midwest Record exclaims, “This bluesy singing sax player knows how to bring the slinking funk to her captivating, award winning sound that has echoes in young Bonnie Raitt/Maria Muldaur vocal sounds…Killer stuff on every level, this sounds like one of the reasons you first became a music fan. Killer stuff.” and AXS.Com declares that she “might as well go ahead and add another shelf to her trophy case because clearly, she’s going to need it. With a voice that often recalls that of blues-rock stalwart Bonnie Raitt, Collier turns up the heat...”

Having first picked up the saxophone at the age of nine, Collier embarked on her road to recognition at Berklee, earning dual degrees in Performance and Music Production & Engineering. While still completing her degree, Collier landed a position touring with Joe Louis Walker for a year and a half before Joe encouraged her to strike out on her own. And strike out she did.

These days, Collier spends much of her time on the road, performing at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the world. Her talents have taken her to the Blues Music Awards Show where, in the words of the Blues Foundation, Vanessa “blew the doors off the Blues Music Awards!”; Ottawa Blues Festival, where she earned two front page newspaper photos and rave reviews after her foot stomping debut there; twice on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, where she earned the Jammingest Pro Award and was a featured artist with Tommy Castro’s Blues Review; Briggs Farm Festival, where she was the “most popular Briggs Farm act in 2017” (Elmore Magazine), and the list continues. In 2017, Vanessa was also a featured artist in three major tours across Europe as part of Ruf’s 2017 Blues Caravan.

In early 2018, Vanessa was nominated for TWO 2018 Blues Music Awards, the first one for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year, which puts her in elite company with artists such as Beth Hart, Samantha Fish, and Shemekia Copeland, and a second nomination for Instrumental – Horn Player of the Year, in company with veteran artists like Trombone Shorty, Al Basile, and Jimmy Carpenter.

As for Collier, she says she’s happy performing on stages across the world, hoping that she can make a difference with fans and followers along the way. “I am driven to do this because I find it a total form of expression and connection,” she explains. “I love connecting with an audience and feeling their energy and I hope to inspire people to follow their dreams and passions, to find what brings them joy, and then to pursue it doggedly.” Vanessa also takes that message to young people as she runs clinics across the country and is active with Blues in the Schools programs. At a recent Blues in the School program, Vanessa invited a stage full of elementary and middle school aged kids up to dance around her while she performed a blues shuffle. Watching the joy on the faces of Vanessa, the kids, and everyone in the auditorium, it is no wonder why Vanessa has become awe-inspiring to all who meet her. On top of talent and hard work, Vanessa shares an incredible heart and a strong purpose. To borrow from the words of an article in Blues Blast Magazine, “Vanessa is an important part of the future of the blues, and it would be cool to support her journey.

“A young singer with a fierce, compelling voice, she also played a mean saxophone and had the charisma to get the crowd in the palm of her hand for a full hour. ”— Lynn Saxburg, Ottawa Sun (reviewing Vanessa's performance at the 2017 Ottawa Bluesfest)

The Belleville Club in downtown Belleville is the place to be on Wednesday April 24th. Purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. A limited amount of Discounted earlybird tickets are available while quantities last. Tickets are $30 (hst included) for earlybird and $35 (hst included) for advanced up until the night of the show. Tickets at the door will be $40 (hst included) if any are available. Ticket locations at The Belleville Club (210 Pinnacle St Downtown) & The Brake Room (open 7 days a week) at the corner of Dundas and Pinnacle Streets.

Genre: Rock, Blues, Funk, Soul etc.

Be sure to watch the videos below to get an idea of how amazing Vanessa Collier is!

Wed. Feb. 27th 2019
Location: Little Texas Roadhouse
Show starts: 07:30 pm
Doors open: 06:30 pm
Capacity: 150
Tickets: Starting at $30 pp (HST Included)
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2x-grammy-nominee-chicago-blues-legend-john-primer-the-real-deal-tickets-52764391716

Southside Productions (Kingston) presents...

Grammy Nominee & Multiple Blues Music Award Winner

JOHN PRIMER & THE REAL DEAL BLUES BAND!

Southside Productions is excited to be bringing this Chicago Blues Legend to Kingston's west end for the first time!

Two-time Grammy nominated artist and American blues legend John Primer was the bandleader and guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Magic Slim & The Teardrops. Having played or recorded with a who's who of blues greats including Junior Wells, Gary Clark Jr., Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, The Rolling Stones and Buddy Guy to name a few, John Primer's personal accolades, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, reflect his countless contributions to the history of Chicago blues. There are very few fans, critics or musicians who will deny the fact that John Primer is the real deal.

Little Texas Roadhouse is the place to be on Wednesday February 27th, 2019. Discounted early-bird tickets are only available while supplies last. Physical ticket's are available for purchase at Little Texas Roadhouse (corner of Bath Road and Days Road). Doors will be open at 6:30pm for Food and Drinks before the show. Show starts at 7:30pm. Seating is General Admission and first come first serve. This venue has a high 28" raised stage so very good sight lines throughout the venue, so feel free to get up and dance!

Genre: Chicago Blues

For Fans of: Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Magic Slim, The Rolling Stones & More.

A young John Primer playing alongside the legendary Muddy Waters!

Be sure to watch the videos below to get an idea of what John Primer & The Real Deal is all about!





Wed. Oct. 17th 2018
Location: The Belleville Club
Show starts: 07:00 pm
Doors open: 06:30 pm
Capacity: 90
Tickets: Starting at $30 pp (HST Included)
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2018-juno-award-winners-monkeyjunk-back-in-belleville-tickets-50406155167?aff=eac2

MONKEYJUNK! (2X Juno Award Winners & 20+ Maple Blues Awards)

Southside Productions is very proud to be bringing Monkeyjunk back to downtown Belleville by popular demand after in incredible sold out show 2 years ago at San Souci. This time we are bringing them to the Belleville club for a very intimate show on their 10th Anniversary Tour!

“The name MonkeyJunk comes from Son House, who once said ‘I’m talking about the blues, I ain’t talking ’bout no monkeyjunk.’ But I am going to talk about MonkeyJunk – they are brilliant and have produced one of the best albums I have heard in a long time…; Ten tracks that prove that this Canadian band is here to stay. And as Son House would have said if he had seen these boys: ‘I’m talking ’bout the blues, I’m talking about MonkeyJunk!'” – Bob Boncey, Blues Matters (UK)

“The Sultans of Swamp R&B” – William Shatner

“MonkeyJunk are keeping the spirits of Muddy Waters and the other roots giants alive with their own unique brand of music. Check it out – you won’t be disappointed.” – David Wilcox

“Loved your CD, some really cool tunes – It is one I find myself listening to over and over again” – Ritchie Hayward, Little Feat

“Blues, raw and different.” – Star Trek captain/Canadian actor/musician Bruce Greenwood

BIO

For over eight years, the name MonkeyJunk has been synonymous with the emergence of a new kind of blues on the Canadian and international scenes. Continually pushing boundaries and blurring genre lines, the Ottawa Ontario-based trio has added an edge to their music by incorporating swampy blues & rock with thoughtful and intelligent lyrics. Their fifth Stony Plain Records release, Time To Roll is unique in that it incorporates elements of all four of their previous recordings with added maturity in songwriting and instrumentation, cementing MonkeyJunk’s originality and sound as its own.

As one of the hardest working bands on the scene today, these Canadian ambassadors of blues/rock are constantly working to up their game in terms of songwriting and musicianship, with the results being evident on Time To Roll. In just over a year since the release of their seminal recording Mood Turn Red, MonkeyJunk has delivered 10 top-notch tracks that are consistent with the quality and passionate delivery they are known for. “We wanted to push ourselves to work hard and to work efficiently and focused – to see what we could come up with in a shorter period of time. The result is a brash, groovy as always collection of songs that show where the band has been and where we have arrived in eight and a half years of writing, recording and touring”, says drummer Matt Sobb.

Time To Roll was recorded at Signal Path Studios in Almonte, Ontario and mixed and mastered in just over two weeks spanning across two months. On the writing and recording process, Steve Marriner comments, “I believe we captured a more raw side of MonkeyJunk. We wrote the tunes pretty quickly and didn’t do a lot of second-guessing.

Heading back to their blues roots and drawing on inspiration the runs from John Lee Hooker and Lightnin’ Hopkins to J.J. Grey & Mofo and The Meters, Time To Roll is heavy on groovy riffs, solid backbeat & topped with Marriner’s soulful and fervent vocals. Time To Roll is also unique and progressive for the band, as they’ve added electric bass on most of the songs. No MonkeyJunk recording to date has included bass, but they felt that it would be a welcome addition to MonkeyJunk’s sound.

From flat-out blues-infused rockers such as “Best Kept Secret”, “The Hunter” (a cover of the classic by Albert King), and “Undertaker Blues”, to the moody and melodic “Blue Lights Go Down” (co-written by Tom Wilson of Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Lee Harvey Osmond) and raucous Southern rock inspired “Time To Roll”, “Can’t Call You Baby” & “Gone” to the funky and soulful “Pray For Rain” & instrumental “Fuzzy Poodle”.

Steve Marriner, the trio’s vocalist, baritone guitarist, harmonica and organ player, was well known as the ‘go-to’ guy as a producer, sideman and session player. He’s also toured the world performing alongside Harry Manx. Steve is also the consummate musical networker and stage guest having been invited to join many artists in concert such as Randy Bachman, Colin James and Big Sugar. At the age of nineteen, lead guitarist Tony D performed for three nights in Buddy Guy’s band. In 1982, he opened for Stevie Ray Vaughn. These events helped propel him into a long-standing career with his own popular project, The Tony D Band. He has also toured with some of this country’s greatest musicians, including the late Dutch Mason. Before MonkeyJunk, drummer and percussionist Matt Sobb was a very busy session drummer around Ottawa and has backed up several regional, national and international artists live on stage, touring and in studio over the last 25 years such as Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Jeff Healey and Tom Wilson (Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Junkhouse, Lee Harvey Osmond), The Tony D Band, his brother’s band Marty Sobb and The Mobb among many others. MonkeyJunk has won a collective 20 Maple Blues Awards, two Canadian Independent Music Awards, a Blues Music Award (USA), and have been nominated twice for a JUNO Award, winning the award for Blues Album of the Year in 2012.

The Belleville Club in downtown Belleville is the place to be on Wednesday Oct 17th. Purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. A limited amount of Discounted earlybird tickets are available while quantities last. Tickets are $30 (hst included) for earlybird and $35 (hst included) for advanced up until the night of the show. Tickets at the door will be $40 (hst included) if any are available. Ticket locations at The Belleville Club (210 Pinnacle St Downtown) & The Brake Room (open 7 days a week) at the corner of Dundas and Pinnacle Streets.

Genre: Rock, Blues, Roots, Funk, etc.

Bands Influences: The Allman Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks (Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks), Albert King, Booker T & The MG's, North Mississippi Allstars, Memphis Slim, T-Bone Walker, Gov't Mule, Jimi Hendrix & many more.

Monkeyjunk is..

Steve Marriner (Guitar/Harmonica/Lead Vocals)
Tony D (Guitar/Vocals)
Matt Sobb (Drums/Vocals)

Thursday June 14th 2018
Location: Signal Brewery
Show starts: 06:30 pm
Doors open: 05:30 pm
Tickets: SOLD OUT!

Southside Productions & Signal Brewery is proud to bring this Chicago Blues Legend to Corbyville for the first time ever!

SOLD OUT SHOW!

Two-time Grammy nominated artist and American blues legend John Primer was the bandleader and guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Magic Slim & The Teardrops. Having played or recorded with a who's who of blues greats including Junior Wells, Gary Clark Jr., Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, The Rolling Stones and Buddy Guy to name a few, John Primer's personal accolades, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, reflect his countless contributions to the history of Chicago blues. There are very few fans, critics or musicians who will deny the fact that John Primer is the real deal.

Signal Brewery is the place to be on Thursday June 14th. T Discounted early-bird tickets are only available until June 1, 2018, or while supplies last. Signal Brewery will be open at 5:30pm for Dinner and Drinks before and during the show. Opening the show will be the very talented and up and coming female guitar slinger Emily Burgess with her band. Be sure to watch her videos below as well!

Genre: Chicago Blues

For Fans of: Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Magic Slim, The Rolling Stones & More.

Sun. Mar. 18th, 2018
Location: Signal Brewery
Show starts: 08:00 pm
Doors open: 04:30 pm
Capacity: 150
Tickets: $20
https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1653548-joey-landreth-johnson-crook-corbyville/

Signal Brewery, Cool 100, and Southside productions are proud to present Juno Award winner Joey Landreth in his return to the Quinte this time @ Signal Brewery in Corbyville with up and coming Toronto based outfit Johnson Crook originally from Manitoba.

About Joey Landreth

Joey Landreth of the Juno award winning band The Bros. Landreth was Born and raised on the Canadian prairies. Joey Landreth has grown up with a guitar in his hands. Working as a side man through his teens and early twenties Joey grew up on the road, playing music across genres from gospel to country. At twenty-five Joey joined forces with his older brother as they worked on their first independent project The Bros. Landreth. The band was immediately successful, winning a Juno with their first album, among other awards across multiple genres. The band rose quickly to success turning the heads of musical heavy-weights such as Bonnie Raitt, John Oates and Jimmie Vaughan. In 2016 Joey is launching his solo career. With the rare ability to be at once vulnerable and open yet seriously blow audiences away with his musical proficiency, Joey’s career as an independent artist is expected to rise to great heights quickly. -

Sat. Feb. 17th, 2018
Location: Signal Brewery
Show starts: 08:00 pm
Doors open: 06:30 pm
Capacity: 150
Tickets: Starting at $25
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/top-ten-billboard-charting-rock-trio-simo-nashville-tn-live-signal-brewery-tickets-39731943312

Southside Productions is bringing Nashville's incredible Rock Trio SIMO back to Canada after their sold out Canadian debut show last year in Belleville!
This is, again, the only Canadian date for the bands Winter 2018 Rise & Shine concert tour featuring songs from their latest critically acclaimed Rise & Shine album. This year we have SIMO playing at the brand new Signal Brewery in Corbyville, ON, just 5 mins north of Belleville, ON. Come and be a part of this Historic concert, as SIMO will be the first American band to ever play Signal Brewery! SIMO is one of the hottest live acts currently.

June 10th 2017
Location: Sans Souci
Show starts: 08:00 pm
Doors open: 06:00 pm
Capacity: 150

Joey Landreth comes to the Quinte region for the first time ever!

Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, Joey Landreth has grown up with a guitar in his hands. Working as a side man through his teens and early twenties Joey grew up on the road, playing music across genres from gospel to country. At twenty-five Joey joined forces with his older brother as they worked on their first independent project The Bros. Landreth. The band was immediately successful, winning a Juno with their first album, among other awards across multiple genres. The band rose quickly to success turning the heads of musical heavy-weights such as Bonnie Raitt, John Oates and Jimmie Vaughan. In 2016 Joey is launching his solo career. With the rare ability to be at once vulnerable and open yet seriously blow audiences away with his musical proficiency, Joey’s career as an independent artist is expected to rise to great heights quickly. -

May 13th 2017
Location: Sans Souci
Show starts: 08:00 pm
Doors open: 07:15 pm
Capacity: 150 seats
Tickets: $ 55 - 80
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/multiple-maple-blues-award-winners-the-paul-deslauriers-band-live-tickets-27153587110

MONKEYJUNK! (Juno Award Winners & 20+ Maple Blues Awards)

Southside Productions is very proud to be bringing Monkeyjunk to downtown Belleville for a headline show!

“The name MonkeyJunk comes from Son House, who once said ‘I’m talking about the blues, I ain’t talking ’bout no monkeyjunk.’ But I am going to talk about MonkeyJunk – they are brilliant and have produced one of the best albums I have heard in a long time…; Ten tracks that prove that this Canadian band is here to stay. And as Son House would have said if he had seen these boys: ‘I’m talking ’bout the blues, I’m talking about MonkeyJunk!'” – Bob Boncey, Blues Matters (UK)

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