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Event type: All Ages / Licensed
GET IN THE VAN: TOUR HACKS FOR TOURING MUSICIANS
Guests: Scott Middleton, Steve Rawles, Emily Fennell
Moderator: Eric Fillion
The Broom Factory
Doors 1:30pm, Event 2-3pm, Free
SCOTT MIDDLETON (Cancer Bats, Southpaw Booking Agency):
Scott Middleton is the former guitarist and co-founder of Punk Metal band Cancer Bats (who have toured most continents, playing with acts like Converge, Alexisonfire, Gallows, Billy Talent). Scott is also a Record Producer/Studio Owner and co-founder and Artist Manager at Southpaw Booking Agency, where he uses his extensive knowledge and experience to help guide and mentor the careers of passionate and like-minded musicians.
EMILY FENNELL (Miss Emily):
In 1993 a then 12 year- old Emily Fennell was winning accolades not by emulating Whitney Houston or Celine Dion like her peers but by channeling Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin; belting out song choices that belied her age. Those traditional influences would be the foundation of a career characterized by fearless honesty and a constant connection to the roots of popular music. Today, in her adopted hometown of Kingston, she holds the record for sell-outs at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts and has gained the respect of Canadian music industry veterans like The Tragically Hip and Downchild Blues Band as well as the recent national recognition by the Maple Blues Awards. Despite two decades of electrifying audiences in ten different countries, Miss Emily is just beginning to flourish.
STEVE RAWLES (Belvedere):
Steve Rawles is the singer and rhythm guitar player as well as the founding member if the band Belvedere. He also runs the booking agency Merit Based Booking. Belvedere began in Calgary, Canadia in 1995 and their style is Melodic Thrash Skate Punk. Ultra fast high energy, and highly technical at breakneck speeds.
ERIC FILLION (moderator):
Eric is adjunct professor and Buchanan postdoctoral fellow in Canadian history at Queen’s University. His ongoing work on the social and symbolic importance of music, within countercultures and in international relations, builds on the experience he has acquired playing drums with various Montreal-based bands. He is the founder of the Tenzier archival record label as well as the author of JAZZ LIBRE et la révolution québécoise: Musique-action, 1967-1975 and Distant Stage: Quebec, Brazil, and the Making of Canada’s Cultural Diplomacy. *Editor's note: Eric is humble so his bio does not include the fact he played drums in one of Montreal's coolest punk bands, Cobra Noir.
Full event details can be found at SPRING REVERB WEBSITE.
Co-presented by Tourism Kingston + Bandwidth: Industry Insights.
Cutoff is Sunday, June 4, 2023 12:29 pm EDT unless it sells out earlier.