Canadian RHYTHM & BLUES band goes to the UK this August 2013 to perform for festivals and venues. We are so honoured to be able to perform our favourite music for a living and want to share it as much as possible!
We are a 6 piece band for this tour! Andre Bisson (Vocals/Guitar), Loretta Hale (Trumpet), Francis Smith (Alto Sax), Kevin Matthews (Tenor Sax), Dan Willer (Bass), Matt Burns (Drums)
Our Tour SO FAR!
Tuesday, August 13 – Leaving Canada
Wednesday, August 14 – Arriving in Birmingham
Thursday, August 15 – Radio Interview with Dave Watkins from Blues Train Radio
Thursday, August 15 – The BeeHive – Swindon, England
Friday, August 16 – CafeJazz Blues Dragon Rhythm & Blues Club – Cardiff, Wales
Saturday, August 17 – TribFest – Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Saturday, August 17 – Equalized Club – Nottingham, England
Sunday, August 18 – Bentworth Blues Festival- 2 performances Bentworth, England
Mon-Tues – Working on another venue date.
Wednesday, August 21 – Leaving Birmingham and back in Canada
Our Campaign is to help us with travel costs to the UK. This 6 piece group will be traveling from August 13 -21, 2013 and flying at the best possible price we could find with a total of $6742.02 with flights with 1 stop each way in Paris and Amsterdam.
- With your help we will be able to afford the rest of our costs that we’ve been saving for from a portion of our gigs.
Accommodations (£150 a day)
UK Work Visa Costs (£200)
Car Rentals ($850)
Instrument Rentals (ie Drums, Bass Amp £300)
Food (£250 per person for the week)
If we raise $7,000 - Fees we will receive $6,510 which would be an amazing help!
What We Need & What You Get
- By helping us with the flights, we are given a great opportunity to make the best of our tour to make efforts to make connections and do interviews. These first few tours we are doing are a great experience and also most importantly a great investment for the future of our band. Expanding our performance areas and getting imbedded in new areas with more and more friends of music/
- PERKS you will get when you help us fly! Liner Notes, CD’s, Advance Copies, iTunes cards, Personal thank you video’s, Music Lesson, Stratocaster Guitar!
- If we don’t reach the entire goal, we will do our best to fundraise after the fact through upcoming concerts.
- Last year the impact was unexpected, we were given many wonderful opportunities including; being followed by many different entertainment, PR, and management companies.
- Expanding to different communities and countries is very important for music as you never know where your music could be popular. It shows a lot of trust and determination to many music business groups and companies that will help us perform as much as possible.
- Andre’s music is just borderline of making big steps forward in many communities. This tour is a very important way to share his music especially at well attended Blues Festivals and Music Festivals around the world and hoping to bringing everyone with us in the future!
OTHER WAYS TO HELP - SPREAD THE WORD!
- You can also help us just by spreading the word to other blues and music lovers around the world on facebook, twitter, Bebo, youtube, linkedin, etc. You never know who might be interested in supporting Canadian Music.
FUNDRAISING CONCERT on SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013 in Hamilton, ON from 4-8pm
at Stonewalls Hamilton www.stonewallshamilton.com Tickets are $10, you can purchase them from members of the band any time even if you can’t make the event. Otherwise it’s going to be a release of new music by Andre Bisson and great classic Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Rock, Swing and Soul Music by all your favourites! Great dance floor and great horn players!
- They have share tools on indiegogo to help promote this campaign! SHARE with everyone!
Where you can watch video logs from last years tours of the UK & Ireland