Past Concerts

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)

April 6th 2017
Location: The Belleville Club
Show starts: 07:30 pm
Doors open: 06:00 pm
Capacity: 120

GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND from Memphis!

Beale Street comes to Belleville!

SHOW IS SOLD OUT!
Standing room only at the door the night of the show.

Southside Productions is very proud to be bring this award winning Memphis Band to Belleville for the first time ever!

Local Blues/Roots Singer/Songwriter Matt Smith opens the show!

Nov 23rd 2016
Location: The Belleville Club
Show starts: 07:30 pm
Doors open: 06:30 pm
Capacity: 120

Southside Productions is very proud to be bring this award winning Chicago Blues Band to Belleville for the first time ever!

The Chicago Cubs just won the World Series for the first time in over 100 years and we are bringing some of Chicago's best blues musicians to downtown Belleville!

Shawn Holt & The Teardrops are...

Shawn Holt (Guitar/Lead Vocals) Shawn Holt is the son of Chicago Blues Legend Morris "Magic Slim" Holt
Russell Jackson (Bass) Russell played bass with B.B. King
Tom Holland (Guitar/Vocals) Tom was James Cotton's band leader for about a dozen years
Vernal Taylor (Drums) Vernal played drums with Junior Wells & Magic Slim

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