The Kingsley Ettienne Trio

Last Sunday of the Month - 3:00pm

Kingsley plays Jazz. Straight-Ahead Jazz. Smooth Jazz infused with blues, R&B, latin, reggae and calypso. For straight-ahead jazz he plays the Hammond B3 organ and sings. For smooth jazz, piano and vocals.

 

Kingsley's primary instrument is the Hammond B3 organ, a love affair that began in 1969 when he first heard Jimmy Smith live at Toronto's Colonial Tavern. In his early career Kingsley toured with the Platters and The Drifters. Later with Nina Simone, Benny King, Nancy Wilson and Etta James. Since then, he has played Organ Summits with such B3 greats as Jack McDuff, Jimmie McGriff, Charles Earland, Joey Defrancesco, Tony Monaco, Dr. Lonnie Smith and, of course, the world renowned Jimmy Smith.

Thursday October 10th - 10:00 pm

Chris Caddell’s raw soulful voice and emotive guitar skills were an instant hit when the then-teen made the big move to Toronto. Within no time, his versatility was sought by various acts. He landed a lengthy gig touring with platinum-selling pop singer Fefe Dobson and also played with more rock-driven artists like Thornley, Colin James and Rex Goudie.

 

See when your favorite band is playing, or drop in to experience something new from our top notch musicians!

 

Jordan John

Mondays October 28th: 9:30pm

To say that vocal sensation Jordan John is a more powerful and polished lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist than many players twice his age would tell just a fraction of the story. He has already compiled a longer list of credits, and displays more assuredness and maturity, than many performers twice his age. Some career highlights include the 2011 Toronto Jazz Festival; performing in front of 20,000 + as a lead singing, guitar wielding frontman, opening for The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin (at her personal request), jamming at age 16 on drums with the artist formally known as Prince, singing the American National Anthem at the 2011 Toronto Honda Indy, performing as interim bassist for famed Canadian rock trio, Wide Mouth Mason and receiving praise and acclaim from legends such as David Foster, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Drake, Keith Richards, Robbie Robertson (to name but a few). For many, these accolades and accomplishments would take a life time to accumulate. For Jordan, it only took ‘till age 25. With a pedigree of that astonishing calibre, you may begin to register the proper amount of astonishment his musicality can command.

Adept on drums, keyboards, guitar and bass, he’s shared the stages with Jeff Healey, Burton Cummings, Wide Mouth Mason, Lucky Peterson including opening for musical legends ranging from Ray Charles, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray and The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Delivering a refined essence of traditional based Blues, Soul & Rhythm ‘n Blues, this musical dynamo adds a breathe of fresh air to the contemporary music landscape...... a groove infected, soul stirring revelation that is none other than the music and sound of Jordan John!

The Sattelites

Tuesdays Nights - 10:00pm

The Sattalites are a very well-rounded musical group instrumentally. There are seven members who are almost all multi-instrumentalists, working together to create the smooth and unique sound for which they are known. There have been a number of different members who have been in and out due to the large range of instruments used. Fergus Hambleton has been the lead vocalist since the band's beginning but is accompanied by Jo Jo Bennett and Bruce Robinson. Hambleton also plays the guitar,alto sax and the keyboard for The Sattalites and has played in a number of other bands including A Passing Fancy and The Ginger Group in four decades of his musical career. Jo Jo Bennett, an equal founder of the group, focuses his talents not only on vocals but on the flugelhorn and percussions. The other five members, David Fowler, Bruce McGillivray, Junior McPherson, Rick Morrison and Bruce Robinson, bring it all together with Fowler on keyboards, McGillivray on bass, McPherson on drums andelectronic percussion, Morrison on saxophone and Robinson on piano and vocals.

LMT Connection

Wednesday Nights: 10:00 pm

Seldom are we in the presence of people that command music. Niagara-based funk and soul trio LMT CONNECTION are true masters of their craft. Dynamic. Electrifying. Inhuman. But looking at their history, even briefly, one might expect that. They've been together for 22 years and recorded four albums. They've played over 4500 shows, and toured Europe eleven times over the past seven years.

The Sisters Euclid

Thursday September 5th - 10:00 pm

You can hear the bar bone-deep in their music and you can see it when they are making music together. They play the instruments that were heard first and mostly in bars: classic bass, Hammond organ, a few guitars. There’s no double kick drums, no Marshall stacks, headset mics, dry ice or lasers. The music’s loud enough but no louder than it needs to be for you to hear what the musicians are really doing-the over, under and inter-tones humans both hear and feel. This regular Monday night house gig, a great way for some musicians playing music together to turn into a band. It can bring the bread to the butter for musicians and it’s a place to take chances, try things out and try them again. It institutionalizes learning new things, because the set can’t be the same every week. Every once in a very blue moon in such a setting, a band finds a new level of connection, and together they enter a musical state of grace. That’s how I hear the Sisters Euclid: their music is part blue sky, part single malt and part junkyard dog, an aural gumbo that’s been simmering on the stove for years. It feels good between your thighs and between your ears. All kinds of musical ideas that slap you up-side the head on first listen. It’s smart and juicy, it’s rough and it’s gorgeous, and when you turn it up, it can sweeten a lot of sour."  Dugg Simpson 

The Dave Murphy Band

Fridays in August - 10:00 pm

Playing an incredible variety of hits and styles, the band specializes in getting audiences of diverse ages and tastes to dance all night long. The Dave Murphy Band's musicianship and energetic performances originally established themselves one of the most popular acts on the Toronto club circuit. At the clubs the guys enjoy playing Funk, Rock, Blues and Soul as well as their own original music.
 

Over the years Dave has often performed with some of world's great musicians including Levon Helm, Jack Bruce, Colin James, Randy Bachman, Ian Gillan, Alex Lifeson, Edgar Winter and many more. Dave recorded and toured worldwide for five years with the late great Jeff Healey before his untimely death. The Dave Murphy Band has also opened for a number of great acts, including the Godfather of Soul himself: James Brown.

Saturday Nights - 10:00pm

Playing all over Toronto and abroad since 2008, Ride The Tiger have been bringing people to the dance-floor (and to their knees) with their incredibly tight, undeniable and energetic live shows where they play the best of 60's and 70's soul, funk and rock & roll!
Once you Ride The Tiger, you'll never look back!

Ride the Tiger

Horshack

Sunday Nights - 10:00pm

If you find yourself in need of some ROCK, then come get a taste of Horshack on Sunday nights at the Orbit Room, Toronto's sweetest live music space! Delivering classic rock songs from such bands as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Boston, Thin Lizzy, Fastball, and the Wallflowers, and with great staff and drink deals, it's like getting a rock show in your living room. Come for the rock and stay for the hang!!

The Kingsley Ettienne Trio

Sunday, August 25th - 3:00pm

Kingsley plays Jazz. Straight-Ahead Jazz. Smooth Jazz infused with blues, R&B, latin, reggae and calypso. For straight-ahead jazz he plays the Hammond B3 organ and sings. For smooth jazz, piano and vocals.

 

Kingsley's primary instrument is the Hammond B3 organ, a love affair that began in 1969 when he first heard Jimmy Smith live at Toronto's Colonial Tavern. In his early career Kingsley toured with the Platters and The Drifters. Later with Nina Simone, Benny King, Nancy Wilson and Etta James. Since then, he has played Organ Summits with such B3 greats as Jack McDuff, Jimmie McGriff, Charles Earland, Joey Defrancesco, Tony Monaco, Dr. Lonnie Smith and, of course, the world renowned Jimmy Smith.

Pretzel Logic

Last Thursday of the Month - 10:00pm

At the nexus of jazz, blues and rock lies Steely Dan, the musicians' band. Pretzel Logic is a ten-piece band dedicated to the exploration and rendition of the music of Steely Dan.

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