Entertainers at the Bandshell - 2012
Internationally acclaimed children's recording artist/performer RONNO presents an energetic, highly interactive music and movement performance filled with plenty of fast paced action, singing, dancing and positive fun.
Web site: RONNO
The Mark Hanson Band began jamming in the summer of 2010 at Happy Gilmore's in Cobourg after being introduced to one another by a mutual friend who needed us for another project which eventually led to our first gigs in Port Hope and Cobourg known as the Mark Hanson Band.
Our influences include Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, the Allman Brothers, JJ Cale, Freddie King, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and The Tragically Hip!
Web site: Mark Hanson Band
The Greg Hannah Band is a local Cobourg band and has been together for 7 years. With Gus Whibbs playing bass, Greg Hannah on lead guitar and vocals, John Huddleston on drums/percussion/backup singing, Frank Fitzgerald on vocal, and Mike Lamour on fiddle, the band is a perfect combination. Their country music is loved and recognized by all as they have played in many local venues including most legion events.
Web site: Greg Hannah band
To the Traditionally Wound, bluegrass music is not just about the music. Family, friends, good times and bad, wind their way into their music and create an atmosphere that is warm, friendly and real.
They are as comfortable ripping into the hard driving instrumentals, as they are with the vocally rich ballads.
Formed in 2007, Traditionally Wound is comprised of a richly talented group of Canadian veteran bluegrass musicians.
Although fairly new as a band, the members are no strangers to the stage which is apparent the first time you see them. Their comfortable way of expressing their music and the open, obvious fun they experience every time they play is what Traditionally Wound is all about.
Keeping their music rooted in the traditional sound allows a focal point for the band to bring together the individual talents of the group to a common end… Real. Good. Bluegrass.
Web site: Traditionally Wound
Jamie Myles, Russ & Ken Brillinger (brothers) are otherwise known as ‘Blackwater’.
These talented men have been playing in local towns for over 5 years, with a long love and history of playing great rock and roll! Jamie plays bass, keyboards and is lead vocalist. Russ plays drums and percussion and Ken, the guitars. The band performs music from the ‘classic rock’ era and they stay balanced between being ‘technical’ and being ‘danceable’. Their music varies throughout the sixties, seventies, and right up to current tunes. In addition to the old rock and roll, audiences are entertained with the band’s performance of their original written music.
The Blackwater Band is pure entertainment and a great welcome to any party, event, and just about any occasion that needs a musical lift!
This four member band consists of lead singer Ilse Themen, guitarist Lorne Hind, drummer Mike Fernlund and bassist Jim Knight.
Playing an endless mix of classic/modern rock, old school R&B, and top 40 hits, Tamin’ Thunder will keep you ROCKIN!
If you’re not dancing, you will be singing along to your favorites!
Web site: Tamin' Thunder
Formed in late 2007, Western Avenue have been making a splash along the Eastern Ontario corridor ever since. Comprised of Nikki English, Keith Robertson, Matt Williams & Noel Savage, the sky has no limitations on what this foursome is capable of.
They're mix of Rock & Country with an 80's Acoustic Flare have turned Western Avenue into one of the most sought after quartet's around.
Recently, they have hit the studio to record they're first 3-Song Demo of all original material, which has been turning heads with every single play. Expect to leave for home with a smile on your face and jump in your step after experiencing all that is, Western Avenue. My Space
The band CRUISIN is no stranger to the Waterfront Festival.
Their particular blend of 50’s and 60’s Rock & Roll and Country Music has had Cobourg bopping at the event many times. With over 25 years of experience as a musician, Joe Harvey Sr. books the group for gigs in the surrounding areas for dances, wedding receptions, outdoor concerts and anywhere else an energetic and talented band may be required.
- Joe Harvey Sr. - Lead Guitar and Vocals
- Joe Harvey Jr. – Bass Guitar and Vocals
- Mike Harvey – Drums
- David Frazee – Keyboards
The Fabulous Tonemasters are Gerry Archer, guitar and vocals, Vince Ruttan, bass and vocals, and the heartbeat of the band, Albert Dobrini on drums.
There has been a version of The Tonemasters fopr over twelve years now, but this iteration has come into itsa own. Borrowing heavily from gery's early influences, they have moulded a poten gumbo of funk, blues, and R&B that is very infectious. Add to that Gerry's rabid quest for the ultimate guitar tones, you can get an idea of what your in for.
Skin Davey is a Canadian top 40 rock band formed in 2005 in Cobourg Ontario by lead voacalist Kris Kelly with its ever changing line-up featuring some of Northumberland's most talented musicians. The Band's most recent incarnation consists of Kris Kelly (guitar/vocals), Shaun Savoy (lead guitar/vocals), Dave O'Hara (bass/vocals) and Troy Howard (drum/percussion/juice harp). Skin Davey is all about having a good time and sharing that attitude with their audience.
Summerhouse, originally a Cobourg based band, features members Todd Garrison (lead vocals), Thomas Payton (lead guitar), Joe Azzarello (bass guitar), and Rob Lafferty (drums). The band has been playing various Ontario venues, festivals, and parties for the past 11 years.
Their debut CD, 'Outside' (released 2007) showcases the band's unique meld and diverse sounds of pop, classic, and indie rock. Summerhouse is very excited to venture back into the studio early this summer to record their much anticipated new songs which will be released with a video late summer.
The band is once again thrilled to return to this year's Cobourg Waterfront Festival.