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Blues Series is BACK!

WHERE: all live music will be on the patio (weather permitting), and it is hosted by The Brant Parker Band

FEATURES: a different special guest each week.

TIME: from 2:30 to 6:00pm.

April 30th – Rick Taylor
May 7th – Josh Miller
May 14th – Leroy Emmanuel
May 21st – Carlos Del Junco
May 28th – Tim Gibbons
June 4th – Little Magic Sam and Maia Reese
June 11th – Spencer MacKenzie

Every other Sunday afternoon it is our pleasure to welcome back some very important members of our musical family.  As we have moved through Covid many things have come back into our lives, some bringing changes.  A new endeavor presented by Brad Krauss is one of those changes, and it’s a great one!  Below is a word from Brad, helping to explain what you’ll be missing if you don’t pop in for a pint and welcome them back personally!

A note from Brad….

For the past 12 years I’ve been playing gigs at Donnelly’s Irish Pub.

I started with my friend Max Hillier, playing the Canal Bank shuffle there in the fall of 2010.  Since then I’ve played a few hundred open mic gigs and a few hundred Saturday blues gigs with Brant Parker.  I’ve played Chuck Jackson duo gigs there.  I’ve played Thomas Nelson band gigs. I’ve played gigs with my own groups, Turnaround (with Ann Singer, Brandon MacPherson and Jeff Luciani), the Brad Krauss Trio/Quartet, and the all star Christmas bands I’ve had the pleasure to work with since we started an annual Christmas gig, at least 7 years ago.

As times change, so does the music (and the personnel, and the budgets) and I am happy to be bringing a new sound to Donnellys this Sunday featuring the following incredible musicians, playing your favourite R&B standards with fresh interpretation:

Sue Thibert:
A classically trained singer with a musical theatre degree who, after finishing as a top 100 finalist on Canadian idol as a teenager, settled in to a long career at the Oh Canada Eh dinner theatre where she remained until their untimely bankruptcy in 2020.

Thomas Nelson:
Prolific musician, adept at both bass guitar and vocals having performed in clubs across Canada, Europe and the US over the past 40 years. 

Niagara Falls NY USA Music Hall of Fame inductee, who currently leads an all-star R&B band in the Niagara Region (Canada) featuring incomparable Niagara legends Randy Stirtzinger and Graham Lear.

Thomas Reid:
A professional drummer, who trained at top schools across Canada and then extensively toured the world playing the drums before settling in Australia where he worked as a professional musician for 8+ years before returning to Canada.